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2012 Bear Camp Registration begins Monday, February 13, 2012.
Online registration only.
(Scroll down for sessions and availability)
Register online (http://BearCamp2012.kintera.org/) beginning 9:00am, February 13, 2012 until all sessions reach capacity. You will be able to see the number of slots remaining per session by using the registration link, clicking on "register now..." at the top of the page then scrolling to the bottom of the page.
- Have the names of the scouts and parents ready. You will be able to enter the names following the payment screen. Have the names, addresses, email addresses, phone and cell phone for your primary and secondary contacts ready. All this information MUST be given at the time of registration.
- Be prepared to make full payment at the time of registration. Credit Cards, Checks, or PayPal will be accepted. 2012 camp fees are $60.00 for each Bear and $60.00 for each Leader, if paid before March 5, 2012. $75.00 each if paid on or after March 6, 2012. There are no part time campers or leaders nor can a slot be shared by more than one person.
To adjust your existing registration or for any questions or concerns: Contact Cheri Williams, Program and Camping Department 816-569-4930 , Cheri.Williams@scouting.org
It is designed especially for Boys going into 3rd grade and their parents. Each Scout spends 2 full days and 1 night of fun in the wilderness of Cub World. Boys and their adult partner will participate in many exciting activities listed below.
- Water Park- Swimming
- Theme Related Activities - Crafts, Games
- Outdoor Cooking
- Special Events
- Exciting Campfire with Staff and Cub Scout Participation
- Field Sports - BB Guns, Action Archery
- Nature and Conservation
- Campsite Living
- Central Camp Trading Post
- Parents MUST BE WITH Scout at all times.
Note: Bear Resident Camp is a one-on-one camping experience. Therefore every youth attending camp must have an adult partner. Special circumstances require the approval of a Heart of America Council Representative.
June 10 – 11, 2012
July 8 – 9, 2012
June 15 – 16, 2012
July 13 – 14, 2012
June 17 – 18, 2012
July 15 – 16, 2012
June 24 – 25, 2012
July 20 – 21, 2012
June 29 – 30, 2012
July 22 -- 23, 2012
July 1 – 2, 2012
July 27 – 28, 2012
July 6 – 7, 2012
July 29 – 30, 2012
Bear Camp Leader's Orientation for the 2012 Camping Season will be Sunday, May 20, 2012 and Monday, May 21, 2012. Both will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Cub World Pavilion, Theodore Naish Scout Reservation Cub World, 1100 Martinek Lane, Kansas City, KS 66111. It is highly recommended at least one (1) representative from your pack attend one of the meetings. At the meeting, leaders will be given a Bear Camp Leader Guide 2012 and there will be time for a Q&A session as well as a tour of the camp. Leaders need only attend one of the meetings.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bear Camp
Q. How are refunds handled?
A. Refunds are given after the camp session has completed and is reconciled with the Council Office. The monies (minus the non-refundable of $20) will AUTOMATICALLY be put into the unit account.
Q. Where is Bear Camp?
A. Bear Camp is at the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs, Kansas. (map)
Q. What kinds of things will I be doing at Bear Camp?
A. There are lots of exciting things to do at Bear Camp. You can do things like shooting BB Guns, swimming, making rope, making wood projects, participating in campfires, and meetings lots of other Bear Cubs just like you.
Q. Where do I sleep?
A. You will be sleeping in a 2 person canvas wall tent that includes a cot and floor boards, electricity is not available.
Q. What should I take to Bear Camp?
A. Your leader can help you decide what to take and what not to take to camp. Your leader has a list in their Bear Camp Leader's Guide, but generally, you should take basically the same things that you would take to spend the night at a friends house plus your Scout uniform, your Bear book, bug repellant, and a few other things.
Q. Bear Camp sounds awesome, can I go?
A. If you are a Bear Cub you can go. All you need to do is check with your leader to find out how to sign up.
Q. What if there are twins or triplets in my Pack?
A. If there are multiple children from the same family, only one parent is required to go. Please contact the Camping office for further questions or concerns regarding this issue.
Q. What if I'm the only one in my unit that wants to attend Bear Camp?
A. Great! We encourage units to sign up together, but if you're the only one that wants to attend Bear Camp, we will find a unit for you to camp with. Contact the Council office and we will get you camping!
Q. What if both parents want to attend with their Scout to Bear Camp?
A. It is not required for both parents to attend, but if both want to attend, that is acceptable. Just reserve slots for both people.
Q. What Health Forms do I need to attent Bear Camp?
A. The Annual Health and Medical Record with parts A and B completed is the appropriate form. It can be found here: Annual Health and Medical Record A&B. Bring the completed and signed health form with you when you check into Bear Camp.
Q. Is there a list of advancements the Scout could have earned attending Bear Camp?
A. Yes, in the Bear Camp Leader's Guide Appendix, there is a list of advancements that could have been earned.
For further information, please read the Bear Camp Leader Guide 2012 (coming soon). It's a great resource for information