Cub Scout Day Camp
Cub Scout Day Camps are facilitated by local councils and individuals who serve as camp director, program director or staff adviser must be nationally certified by taking the National Camping School Day Camp Administration section.
To be nationally certified as a day camp director, program director or staff adviser, individuals must complete a three-part training curriculum. This includes an online course, a council-led in person training session and then a day and a half at a National Camping School. This three-part curriculum, combined with the required pre-requisites listed below, will enable individuals to serve in a leadership role at their day camp.
Local Council Day Camp Training Materials
As part of the multi-step approach for day camp director and program certification for “Day Camp Administration”, council day camp leadership will instruct the following course to individuals in their council attending a National Camp School Session. This training should take place before they attend National Camp School. As a reminder, participants should take the online training prior to participating in this local council facilitated training. The online training link will be sent to individuals registered for a National Camp School Day Camp Administration section.
Please ensure that you update each person’s ScoutNet training profile with “CS63” and remind participants to bring a copy of their updated training record with them to their National Camp School course.
- NCS Day Camp Administration Local Council Facilitator Guide #420-914
- NCS Day Camp Administration Local Council Student workbook #430-955
Click HERE to register for National Camping School.
Click HERE to download the National Camping School brochure.
Resources for Day Camps
We encourage local councils to use the national Cub Scout Day Camp theme where possible!
2020 Theme ideas and resources are below.
2020 Cub Scout Day Camp Theme Booklet – Down on the Farm
2020 Cub Scout Day Camp Down on the Farm Trading Cards
2020 Cub Scout Day Camp Down on the Farm Clip Art
Future Cub Scout Day Camp Themes
- 2021 – Weird Science
- 2022 – Wild West
- 2023 – Off to the Races
Past Day Camp information:
- 2019 Cub Scout Day Camp Theme Booklet – Beneath the Sea
- 2019 Cub Scout Day Camp Beneath the Sea Trading Cards
- 2019 Cub Scout Day Camp Beneath the Sea Clip Art
- 2016-2018 Past Day Camp Theme Resources
- 2012-2015 Past Day Camp Theme Resources