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What is day camp...exactly? It's FIRST....FUN!! It's jammed packed with 'stations' that help your child achieve rank and advancement for their upcoming rank.
This year, for the FIRST time young ladies will be able to participate and earn all the rank and achievements as cubs in years before. We are so excited to expand the program to allow girls to join in the fun of scouting!
Boys and girls currently in Kindergarten (incoming Tiger Scouts through the 4th grade (incoming Webelos II) are eligible to attend camp. We do require Tiger Scouts to have an adult volunteer with them at camp all week.
Camp hours are 8:30 - 4:30 Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday; and 8:30 - 3:30 on Friday. We start and end each day with a short ceremony led by our Day Camp Directors.
Some highlights of camp are: sports, arts & crafts, leather working, BB & archery ranges, woodworking, citizenship activities, and camp songs, just to name a few. In addition to meeting requirements, each station rewards the boy's effort by presenting them with a bead or other small award to add to their collection. Some activities may earn them a belt loop or special patch as well!
The boys and girls are grouped together in dens for the week within the same rank led by a Den Leader and an Assistant Den Leader, and possibly a Den Chief or a parent volunteer as well.
Harford District offers a five day camp program with over 700 scouts, 100 youth helpers, over 400 adult volunteers, and approximately 100 siblings in a "Tag-A-Long" program. The Tag-A-Long program is a service provided for our adult volunteers who have children who are not cub scouts (ages 4 - 10, siblings 11 and older can register to be a youth volunteer). They can attend camp in their own program allowing the parents to volunteer for the day or the week.
We are proud of our camp and even more proud of the wonderful volunteers that run it! Plan on joining us this summer and see what the fun is all about!
Josie W. Stec
Camp Muddy River Director
Memories from Day Camp