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Cub Scouting Camping

Cub Scout camping

Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surrounding to contribute to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth. 

Crossroads of America Council offers a variety of year-round camping opportunities for Scouts from day camps and week-long resident camp to leadership-based training camp and camp staff. For more information on the council camping operations, please contact the Program Department by email or phone at (317) 813-7125.

Cub Scout Camping

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, including Cub Scout Fun Days.

Summer Camp

Belzer Day Camp
Camp Belzer, 6102 Boy Scout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226

Belzer Day Camp is specifically designed for the boundless energy of our youngest Cub Scouts!. Activities include Swimming, STEM, Archery, BB Guns, Bounce Houses, Obstacle Courses, and lots of active time in a beautiful, wooded setting along Fall Creek in Indianapolis. Belzer Cub Scout Day Camp serves as the primary camp for our scouts who just completed Lions and Tigers (K & 1st grade).

Camp Belzer is a day camp that will offer your child the perfect “first taste” of summer camp. Camp runs Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00p.m., with before and after care available. 

Themed Weeks at Camp Belzer
Camp Belzer, 6102 Boy Scout Road,
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Camp Belzer is excited to announce this new program being offered at Camp Belzer.  The theme weeks will be an opportunity for a child to learn and have fun in a very specific topic of his or her choice. The themes change each week offering the opportunity to come again and again if the child so chooses.

2ND THROUGH 4TH GRADES – All are invited to attend these educational and fun weeks. Activities and lessons will vary from week to week based on the theme. Each week will focus on getting out of the classroom and learning by doing. For Cub Scouts, if possible, we recommend still attending the camp of his or her rank to complete adventures. Theme weeks will be fun and educational but will not focus on Cub Scout Adventures.

Family Camp at Kikthawenund 
Camp Kikthawenund, 7651 W 500 N, Frankton, IN 46044

Family Camp at Kikthawenund is an overnight Family Camp, three days and two nights of unforgettable family adventure, conveniently located about 40 minutes north of Indianapolis. Activities for you and your child to enjoy together include archery, BB guns, fishing, swimming, canoeing, challenge courses, and campfire shows. The program at Camp Kikthawenund serves Scouts who just completed the Wolf or Bear rank (grade 2 & 3) and their family. 

First time camper? We’ve got you covered in our redesigned campsites featuring large brand new canvas tents, new latrines, and convenient showers. Camp Kikthawenund costs includes all meals, camping, and program. Camp is designed for you to enjoy with your Cub Scout and siblings are welcome to tag-a-long. While Camp Kikthawenund is designed for the family Cub Scouts may also attend without their parents with appropriate pack leadership and maintaining at least one adult for every four youth.

In June Family Camp sessions run from Sunday through Tuesday or Thursday through Saturday. In July Family Camp sessions fun from Friday to Sunday.  Check-in begins at 9 AM on your first day in camp. Check-out begins AT 6 PM on your last day in camp. Every Scout and leader in camp will need to complete a health form found here.

Krietenstein Summer Camp
Camp Krietenstein, 6443 E County Road 575 N, Center Point, IN 47840

Camp Krietenstein is an overnight camp that serves as a bridge between the family camping of Cub Scouts, and the long-term summer resident camp of the Scouts BSA program.  This camp lasts five days, four nights, and is nestled in “covered bridge country” an hour west of Indianapolis.  Our experience is specifically designed for Scouts who just completed the Webelos rank and are now working towards their Arrow of Light in the summer of 2020 (4th grade). These Scouts want to be more independent and to challenge themselves with new adventures, and we are here to work with dens and families to do just that! 

Registration fees includes camping in our beautiful wooded campsites, delicious meals in our spacious dining hall, and a program experience that Scouts in this age group can’t find anywhere else.  Rising Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts should attend with their den or a parent.

Krietenstein camp sessions run from Monday through Friday.  Check is from 9:00 AM – Noon on your first day of camp.  Check-out on Friday will be 8:00 – 10:00 AM.

District Day Camps

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; however, they are available to packs from any district.

Bear Creek District Day Camp – June 8-12, 2020 
Camp Bear Creek
7417 S Scout Rd. Connersville, Indiana 47331

Hou Koda District Day Camp – June 8-12, 2020 
Washington Township Community Park
435 Whipple Ln. Avon, Indiana 46123

Sakima District Day Camp – June 15-19, 2020
Fortville Community American Legion Park
10609 S, IN-13, Fortville, Indiana 46040

Wabash Valley District Day Camp – June 15-19, 2020
Camp Wildwood 
5103 E Old Maple Ave. Terre Haute, Indiana 47803

Golden Eagle District Day Camp – June 22-26, 2020
Camp Red Wing
5757 E Inlow Springs Rd. Muncie, Indiana 47301

Pathfinder District Day Camp – June 22-26, 2020
FFA Leadership Center
6595 S County Rd 125 W. Trafalgar, Indiana 46181

Sugar Creek District Day Camp – June 22-26, 2020
Camp Cullom
6815 W County Rd 200 N. Frankfort, Indiana 46041

Promotions

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.

Forms & Resources

Camperships

Finances should never be a reason for a Scout not to attend camp. Crossroads of America Council offers a Campership program where recipients can be awarded up to 50% of the early summer camp fee in exchange for performing an age-appropriate service project.

Cub Scout Fun Day

You’ve registered for Scouting, you’ve attended your first pack meeting. Now it’s time to join us at Cub Scout Fun Day for a day of adventure to see what being a Cub Scout is all about at camp! Activities include Archery, BB Guns, Outdoor Skills, STEM, Sports and much more!  

Be sure to check back for 2020 dates.

Are you ready to build an adventure in Cub Scouting?