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2021 Summer Camps:

Regional Day Camps

Summer Camp represents the pinnacle of a Cub Scout’s year in Scouting and Regional Day Camps are offered throughout Central Indiana for Scouts who cannot easily travel to Camp Belzer. At Day Camp, your Scout will experience outdoor adventure, make new friends, and challenge themselves with new skills. Each Regional Day Camp is unique and hosted at a local camp or park. Day Camps generally run 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Fayette County, Connersville – June 7-11, 2021

Washington Township Community Park – June 7-11, 2021

435 Whipple Ln. Avon, Indiana 46123

Camp Wildwood June 14-18, 2021

5103 E Old Maple Ave. Terre Haute, Indiana 47803

FFA Leadership Center – June 14-18, 2021

6595 S County Rd 125 W. Trafalgar, Indiana 46181

Delaware County, Muncie – June 21-25,  2021

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

Tiger & Wolf Camp Track:

This track is for rising Tiger and Wolf Cub Scouts. Traditionally these Cub Scouts will be entering the first and second grades next school year and this may be their first day camp. While this track is designed for Cub Scouts and campers will work on cub scouts adventures, it is open to youth who are not members of the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts are encouraged to invite a friend. 

Belzer Day Camp Track:

3rd through 5th grades: This track is fun, educational and open to all youth entering the third through fifth grades. Activities and programs vary from week to week based on rotating themes*. Each week Will focus on getting out of the classroom and learning by doing activities and programs that have been specially designed to be fun and interesting to this age group. 

6th through 8th grades: This track is fun, educational and open to all youth entering the sixth through eighth grades. Activities and programs vary from week to week based on rotating themes*. Each week Will focus on getting out of the classroom and learning by doing activities and programs that have been specially designed to be fun and interesting to this age group. Campers that are members of Scouts BSA will be able to earn merit badges. 

*Wilderness Week – June 7-11
*STEM Week – June 14-18
*Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Week – June 21-25
*Shooting Sports Week – June 28 – July 2nd
*Aquatics Week – July 5-9
*Arts & Crafts Week – July 12-16

For daily schedule, check in/out times and more details please read the Parent Guide

Extended Care: Precare and Aftercare are available for an additional charge.
      – 7:30 a.m. Early drop off
      – 4:00 p.m. Aftercare
      – 6:00 p.m. Last pickup

2021 Camp Theme – Weird Science 


Family
Camp

Sessions 1 – 2 – 3 at Camp Kikthawenund, 7651 W 500 N, Frankton, IN 46044
Sessions 4 – 5 at Camp Krietenstein, 6445 E County Road 575 N, Center Point, Indiana 47840

Family camp is for rising Bear and Webelos Scouts and their entire family. Traditionally these Scouts will be entering the third or fourth grade next school year. These Scouts often have been to day camp and are ready for their first overnight summer camp experience but may not be comfortable being away from a parent. Family camp is the next step in preparing Cub Scouts for longer overnight camping.

The family camp style allows us to conduct an open or limited schedule program. This means that rather than having to adhere to a strict schedule of activities you may or may not be interested in, you can do what you want, when you want too with few exceptions. Most activities have no start or end time. Some activities such as BB guns and archery we ask that you arrive on the hour or half hour for a safety briefing. Other activities will have specific times such as 7:30 PM on Saturdays for the rocket launch. There will also be special adult only programs.

For daily schedule, check in/out times and more details please read the Parent Guide

2021 Camp Theme – Weird Science 

Arrow Of Light Camp

Sessions 1 – 2 – 3 at Camp Kikthawenund, 7651 W 500 N, Frankton, IN 46044
Sessions 4 – 5 at Camp Krietenstein, 6445 E County Road 575 N, Center Point, Indiana 47840

AOL camp is for Scouts who have just completed the Webelos rank. Traditionally these Scouts will be entering the fifth-grade next school year. These Scouts are now ready for their first overnight summer camp experience without a parent but with their den and den leader. Dedicated to preparing AOL Scouts to join a Scouts BSA troop, at AOL Camp you can expect an exciting program that introduces your Scouts to what Scouts BSA is all about.

At camp your den of AOL Scouts will experience what is like to attend a Scouts BSA summer camp such as Ransburg Scout Reservation but is a smaller setting designed for Cub Scouts. This will include a Scouts BSA outpost experience where your den will become a patrol, elect a patrol leader, make a patrol flag, patrol yell, and use the patrol method. Your den will also experience all the fun activities expected at any summer camp, including air rifles, archery, handicrafts, waterfront, and Scoutcraft.

For daily schedule and check in/out times and more details please read the parent guide

2021 Camp Theme – Weird Science 

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.

Click here to request a camp promotion presentation at a pack or troop meeting.

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.

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.

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!  

Cub Scout Fun Days are a one-day camp experience with an optional overnight for the whole family. These exciting events occur over three different weekends in September and October.  Attendance is limited and reservation in advance is required. No walk-ins allowed

Here are some things to know before your visit:

  • Everyone in the group, will need register.  No walk-ins.
  • All participants must have a mask with them upon entering camp. Visitors are required to wear a face covering to enter all buildings including restrooms. Masks are required to be worn in outdoor areas where social distancing of 6ft is not possible.
  • Participants are urged to take their temperatures and perform health checks on their entire party before arrival. If a participant exhibits any flu/cold-like symptoms or has a temperature of 100.4 or above, we request they remain at home.
  • Water fountains are turned off and camp will have water bottle filling stations available throughout the property.  Please bring your own water bottle.  

 

 
Are you ready to build an adventure in Cub Scouting?