Cub Scout Camp
Camping is what many youth enjoy most about Scouting. Camp programs use natural surroundings to provide Scouts with numerous opportunities to experience physical, mental, spiritual and social growth. When they think about Cub Scout camping, most leaders think of Summer Camp. However, Crossroads of America Council strives to provide other camping opportunities for Cub Scouts throughout the year, as well. Opportunities are listed on this page as well as our year-round camping page.
Crossroads of America Council offers many exciting Cub Scout summer camping programs including Belzer Day Camp, the premiere Day Camp experience for Cubs in the greater Indianapolis metro area with a full time camp staff delivering an exciting program in a world class camping facility. District Day Camps are offered in their area for those Scouts who can't easily travel to Camp Belzer. District Day Camps are planned and coordinated by a team of volunteers from packs in the area. District Day Camps are available to packs from any district. Adventure Camp is a great first overnight camping experience for Wolves, Bears, Webelos and their leaders held at Camp Kikthawenund in Frankton, Indiana.
For more information about Cub Scout Summer Camp, a promotional flyer is available which highlight all of the fun activities of camp. You can also watch this video showing the excitement of attending any of our Cub Scout camps and one that highlights Adventure Camp at Camp Kikthawenund.
Community (day) Camp welcomes Scouts and non-Scouts alike to visit Camp Belzer. This camp is led by camp staff and does not require parental/volunteer leadership. If your unit or family has a Scout who cannot attend Belzer Day Camp with their pack, or who wish to attend for a second week, this camp provides those opportunities. It also invites non-Scouting boys and girls from within the community to have a great summer camp experience alongside Scouts. Any youth ages 6 - 11 years old may participate in this program. This includes Scouts, siblings, community members, boys and girls alike.
Continue reading to learn more about Community Camp for non-Scouting families.
Pack Camp Resources
If you would like assistance promoting summer camp to your families, we are here to help. The council offers tools that can assist you in preparing your Cubs and parents for summer camp including the following. If you would like to request assistance in promoting summer camp to your pack, please email the camping department.
Finances should never be a reason for a Scout not to attend camp. Crossroads of America Council offers a camp scholarship program where recipients can be awarded up to 50% of the early summer camp fee in exchange for performing an age-appropriate service project.
Camp scholarship applications can be submitted online beginning January 3, 2017 and must be submitted by March 1, 2017 to be considered for the full value of the award. Requests submitted after March 1st will still be eligible to receive a reduced level of support. Contact the council camping office by phone at (317) 813-7067 or by email for more information.