Cub Camp

We are excited to offer in-person and online fun camps this summer to meet your family’s needs while ensuring an amazing camp experience.

Cub Camp is Scouting fun in the outdoors! We provide unique Cub Scout camp experiences for everyone with our accredited staff and dedicated volunteers

Weird Science Cub Camp 2021 Offerings

Keeping Us All Safe This Summer
  • We will require parents to fill out a health check form each day confirming their child does not exhibit symptoms of illness before allowing children into program.
  • We will require staff to fill out a health check form each day confirming they do not exhibit symptoms of illness before coming to work.
  • We will take temperatures of all children, staff each day.
  • We will be increasing our hand washing schedule to include 20 second handwashing or sanitizing for all participants and staff before program, between each activity, before lunch and snacks , after lunch and snacks, and before program ends, at minimum.
    • Face coverings will be required of all staff and participants while program hours are running.
  • We will provide signs related to healthy habits throughout camp.
  • We will be sending home guidance regarding safe health procedures to our families during camp.
  • Social distancing will be practiced at all times
    • Outdoor (All camps will be entirely outdoors)
    • Transitions (walking to the bathroom or an new activity space)
    • During games
  • Groups will be limited to 6-12 campers with 2-6 staff assigned to the group
  • Groups will not interact with each other throughout the day
  • Siblings will be grouped together in the same group. 
  •  Camp wide activities will be reduced or eliminated.
  • Staff will be assigned to specific group and will not interact with other groups to the best of our ability.
  • A medical isolation space will be established for any child or staff that is feeling ill and in process to be picked up.  
  • Parents will be required to arrange a pick up within 1 hour of being contacted their child is not feeling well.
  • All activities and games will be individual based or adjusted for safe interactions following social distancing rules.
  • Staff will monitor health by doing visual health checks of children and staff throughout the day.  
  • We have adjusted our Day Camp program activities to adhere to state and local guidelines
    • No travel off sites
    • No carpooling with anyone outside of their cohort
  • Scouts will only be allowed to attend one camp within a 2 week window to minimize risk. 
  • Scouts will bring their own water, lunch, and snacks to minimize common touch points. No water coolers will be provided. 
  • We have increased our cleaning schedule to wipe down surfaces throughout the day and at minimum, all surfaces will be cleaned
    • Before program
    • Between activities
    • Before lunch (for any surfaces used)
    • After lunch (for any surfaces used)
    • After pick up
  • We will be cutting down paper as much as possible during check in/out procedures and throughout the day
  • We will minimize shared equipment as much as possible. When sharing is necessary, equipment will be cleaned between each use
    • Craft items will be assigned to a child and sanitized after use
    • No outdoor shared activities will be allowed until local and federal guidelines expand to allow this
      • No ball catch
      • Games and activities will be adjusted for non-touch
  • Backpacks will be kept with your scout. A separate storage area will be provided with separation from other children’s items. 
  • Bathrooms will be wiped down hourly
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at all time
  • Gloves to be worn during cleaning  and any time transmission is higher than normal
Cohorts

Your scout will be placed in a cohort. Cohorts are structured similar to dens.

A cohort may include a maximum of 16 people total, includes; instructors, den leaders, scouts, parent helpers, youth staff.

  Within each cohort, social distancing and masks must still be maintained as much as possible.

 Cohorts will be arriving/departing camp at different times to keep all cohorts separate. Scouts from the same family will be in the same cohort.

Camp opening and closing ceremonies will be held by cohort only.

Each station will be led by the cohort den leaders, no separate staff will be involved as much as possible.

One cohort does not combine with any other cohort at all per day or at all during the week. Cohorts will remain at least 25 ft apart from each other at all times.

The group stays together for all activities, including meals and recreation. And this group avoids contact with anyone not in their group, except for the Camp Directors and Camp Nurse as needed.

Health Check Expectations before arriving to program:
  • Staff will not work in program if they have a fever or are feeling ill.
  • If staff has a medical condition that does not allow for them to wear a face covering, they will not be working at camp.
  • Staff and campers are required to wear appropriate face covering during camp
  • The camp will supply a face covering for those that have forgotten their face coverage.
  • Staff and parents must wash the face coverage each night or have multiple face coverage to ensure we can control spread of viruses and germs. Scouts will be asked to bring a back-up face covering in case one is soiled.
  • Face coverings will  be used during moderate to vigorous physical activities
  • If any staff or children have a baseline or pre-existing condition that results in symptoms, a doctor’s note is required to participate in programming.
Health Check Protocol upon arrival at program
  • A health check will be performed with every staff member and student before entering the program.
  • Staff and students with one or more COVID symptoms will not be allowed into program and will be required to get tested.
  • Staff and Caregivers are required to inform the camp if someone if their house old or a close contact test positive for COVID19
  • You can expect the following questions to be asked:
    • Temperature of individual is taken (must be below 100.4 for access).
    • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days
    • Have you come into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
    • Do you feel or recently felt feverish;
    • Have or recently had any other COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, chills, headaches, muscle/body aches, confusion, or loss of taste/smell.
    • 24 hours after fever is gone without the use of medication
  • Parent guardian agrees to pick up their child if any symptoms are exhibited during program hours.
    • Children will be placed in an identified isolation area away from others until they are picked up from their caregiver.
  • Staff will continually monitor students throughout the day to identify if any symptoms occur while the student is in a day camp program.
  • If a camper exhibits symptoms on site, the camper will be isolated in a defined area and parents called to pick up.
  • Every site will provide education on the signs and symptoms of this virus including handouts and signage.

The following handwashing/sanitizer protocols will remain in place:

  • Before program
  • Before meals
  • After meals
  • Between program activities
  • Right before going home

Sanitizing and cleaning

  • All hard surfaces will be cleaned multiple times per day.
  • Tables will be wiped down before and after use.
  • All bathrooms are cleaned, at minimum every hour.

One of our key strategies for reducing COVID transmission risk is monitoring COVID diagnoses, symptoms, and exposure, and having the impacted people stay home until they are “cleared” to return. However, we cannot completely eliminate the risk of someone unknowingly bringing COVID-19 into our camps, so have a robust protocol for what to do if there is a positive case at camp.

This protocol includes:

  • Immediately require any campers or staff exhibiting symptoms to wear a face covering and wait in an isolation area until they can be transported home or to a healthcare facility, as soon as practicable.
  • Immediate contract tracing to determine who has been in close contact with the infected individual. 
  • Alerting all staff and/or campers who may have been in close contact with the infected individual. 
  • Infected individual will quarantine at home for at least 10 days. Per public health guidelines, the individual cannot return to camp until at least 10 days have passed, their symptoms have improved, and they are fever-free for at least 72 hours. We will also ask them to submit evidence of a negative COVID test. 
  • Fully cleaning all places the infected person has been with additional layers of sanitization.

All positive cases will be reported to local county health departments. 

If you have more questions, please reach out to use at cubcamp@svmbc.org.

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About Cub Camp

If you have questions regarding Cub Scout Day, please contact cubcamp@svmbc.org or 408.638.8300

At CUB CAMP, we create adventures for Cub Scouts and their families. Cub Camp is an opportunity for your Cub Scout to enjoy Cub Scout activities in a day camp style setting.

  • Cub Scouts earn requirements for rank advancement, special awards and gain recognition
  • Participants learn new skills and build confidence
  • Families make life long memories and new scouting friends

Any scout from any district who is entering the 1st – 5th grade in the Fall as
Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light (AOL). Not all programs offered for Tigers. 

  • Earn requirements for rank advancement, special awards, and gain recognition
  • Participants learn new skills and build confidence
  • Families make lifelong memories and new Scouting friends
  • It’s FUN for all ages

In-person Cub Camps offer a variety of fun activities typically with 4-6 different stations per day ranging from Archery to STEM to Scout Skills to Nature. Each Camp is special with unique offerings so click the camp name to learn more about a specific camp.

Forms Needed for Camp:

COVID-19 Assumption of Risk

AB Medical Form

Part A needs 2 Parent Signature if Applicable, Part B needs immunization records & copy of medical card if applicable.

BB Permission Form (optional) (required if your camp offers BB and you want your child to participate)

Forms can be dropped at the office or mailed to:

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

Attn: Cub Camp Registration

970 W Julian Street

San Jose, CA 95126

Make sure to label everything with your Scout’s Name and Camp they are attending. 

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