Summer Camp is fast approaching and our council is prepared to make this summer unforgettable. We also continue to make safety our top priority and continue to review our safety protocols in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. 

Updated May 19, 2021: Per new CDC summer camp guidelines, the 7-day temperature check will no longer be required for campers and visitors at our summer camps in 2021. 


Updated June 7, 2021:
 After consultation with our council physician, council risk management committee, and county health officials, our camps have now been cleared to operate dining halls at normal capacity at our summer camps in 2021.

For those that are uncomfortable in a dining hall setting, we will also be offering increased outdoor seating options at all meals. This will allow for additional spacing for those individuals who would like to spread out further.

To request outdoor seating for meals, please complete our Special Needs Request Form below. (Bartle Only)
*All Cub Scout Camps at Naish continue to operate below capacity

Special Needs Request Form


Reason for the change:

  • Camp Dining Halls are operating in accordance with health department recommendations including increased sanitation procedures, open-air ventilation and increased signage.  
  • Increased vaccination ability for all camp participants (12 and older)
  • On-site rapid response testing kits  

Updated June 8, 2021: New this summer, we have been issued rapid testing kits from our county and state health departments as part of our rapid response plan.  

We continue to review all of our safety protocols when it comes to our summer camping operations and continue to implement guidelines from federal, state, and local health officials, as well as the National BSA accreditation program.

2021 Summer Camp Health and Safety Plan

Required Camper Documents: 

BSA Medical Form

Prepared for Summer

As Scouts, being prepared is part of our DNA. As a council, we've been preparing for everything over the past few months, including summer camp. We know you have many choices when it comes to your family and we truly appreciate your partnership and commitment to a safe Scouting experience. Review our 2021 Health and Safety Plan today.  

2021 Summer Camp Health and Safety Plan

Camp is Your Choice

As a parent, the choice for your child to attend summer camp is a personal decision. If you are uncomfortable with the risks of COVID-19 in a summer camp setting, we will gladly provide a full refund or hold your deposit for next summer.

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Partnering With Parents

We know that you want the best for your child, and we want them to have the best summer camp experience possible. That’s why we're requiring all campers and staff to complete our Pre-Camp Safety documents :

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Travel Safeguards

Even before your arrive at camp, safeguards are in place to protect Scouts. Enhanced travel protocols include temperature checks upon arrival, the recommended use of facemasks in transit, mandatory hand sanitation during travel, and limited or no stops along travel route.

We’ve also revamped our camp check-in procedure to help prevent any unnecessary exposure.

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Trained Medical Staff

Our camps are blessed to parter with a world class team of physicians and nurses each and every summer. Our trained medical staff works tirelessly to monitor and support campers in our health centers staffed 24 hours a day. 

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Trained Camp Staff

We're fortunate to employ one of the best summer camp staffs in the entire nation. Prior to the start of camp, our staff will undergo additional training on the new policies and standards implemented to keep our campers safe in regards to updated hygiene and cleaning policies. 

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Daily Checks

Our staff and volunteers will keep camp safe and clean by adhering to new protocols including enhanced sanitation of program areas, daily temperature checks, and more.

Each camp will utilize infrared thermometers to scan campers and staff daily.

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Rapid Response

In the event that an illness – including COVID-19 – occurs at camp, our protocol is structured to Isolate, Confirm, Respond, and Remove the impacted individual.

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Limiting Exposure

All participants and staff will monitor their temperature and complete a series of pre-camp checks prior to their arrival at camp. Limiting exposure also means minimizing risk and we will be restricting visitors from accessing camp to limit any unnecessary exposure.

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Spread Out

Throughout all of our summer programs, we’re encouraging our campers, leaders and staff to spread out and follow spacing guidelines. This includes spaced seating during all class sessions, new tenting requirements and more.

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Enhanced Sanitation

It's everyone's job to make sure camp is clean. All program areas will be rigorously cleaned daily in accordance with our new disinfecting protocol. From restroom sanitization to surface disinfecting, a Scout is Clean and we're committed to a cleanly camp experience.

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Heightened Security

Camp Commissioners and Camp Staff have been charged with added responsibility to keep a vigilant eye throughout all sessions. New check-in and check-out procedures have been established and only those that are registered to attend camp with proper wristbands and credentials will be allowed on camp property.

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Increased Signage

From the moment you step foot on one of our camp properties, you're sure to notice a number of changes. A major upgrade includes the increase of safety signage throughout camp. From spacing reminders to directions to hand sanitation stations, we've got you covered to help make safe choices easier at camp. 

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Get Outside

The outdoor experience is one of the most important aspects of Scouting and we have fresh air, sunshine and humidity in abundance! Studies show that spending time in the outdoors leads to healthy and happier lives!

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