Watchung Day Camp

Watchung Day Camp

Watchung Day Camp

Watchung Day Camp


Come join us for Watchung Day Camp 2018!

Day camp for girls, grades 2-5!

Camp Employment

Join Camp Staff and make summer
memories that will last a lifetime!

Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, NJ
6 week sessions July 2, 2018 ~ August 10, 2018

About Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is one of two Cub Scout day camps for boys entering 2nd through 5th grades. The camp is nestled in the scenic 1,945-acre Watchung Reservation in Mountainside, NJ.  Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp has been providing a high-quality camp program for more than 35 years. The camp offers many fun activities for Cub Scouts including archery, crafts, BB guns, boating, and fishing. The boys also take advantage of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, enjoy our waterslide and get to swim one day at a nearby pool.

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp stresses Scouting values and provides a fun and safe summer program for boys. Our experienced staff is all youth protection trained. We offer a nationally accredited camp staff with a counselor to boy ratio of 1:4 and an EMT and/or RN on site.

Camp operates Monday to Friday from July 2 through August 10, 2018. Programs run daily from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm Come for one or more weeks!  We offer action-packed days with lots of fun and some learning too. Boys can purchase healthy snacks and camp merchandise at our trading post. And everyone gets a camp T-shirt and patch.

Bus transportation is provided from locations throughout Union, Somerset, SE Morris, Essex, and Middlesex counties.

New For 2017

Shiver me timbers! There be pirates at camp this summer!


wildflower-tWildflower Day Camp is a new day camp for girls perfect for siblings of Cub Scouts attending Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp as well as any girls entering grades 2-5 in the fall. Camp is held at the same time and location as Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp in Mountainside, NJ. The girls are divided into groups of 6-10 with no more than 2 groups per session and will participate in summer camp activities customized for the Wildflower camp.

For a nominal fee, campers may be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:00 am and/or picked up between 4:30 and 6:00 pm.

Tiger Rank-tTIGER CUBS entering first grade can now register for Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp. All Tiger Cubs must attend with a legal guardian, with no cost to the guardian.

Lots of Fun Activities

Archery • BB Guns • Boating • Climbing Adventure • Cooking • Crafts • Cubmobiles • First Aid • Nature • Rank Advancement • Scoutcraft • Service Projects • Sports & Games • STEM • Swimming • Trailside Nature & Science Center • Waterfun • Webelos World

Typical Day at Camp

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp Schedule
Daily Opening Ceremony — Scouts participate in raising the American flag and the New Jersey state flag on our camp’s flagpoles.  Scouts recite the Scout oath and law and yell the Cub Scout motto – Do Your Best!!

Morning Program — The day begins with Den time before starting the program. Dens rotate through various program areas until lunch.

Afternoon Program — Program continues until 3:30 pm when the entire camp gathers for the closing ceremony.

Daily Closing Ceremony takes place daily. The Cubs retire the colors, learn to fold the American flag properly, and get ready to go home to rest up for another great day at camp!

Webelos Resident Camp

Cub Scouts entering 4th or 5th grade will automatically be placed in the Webelos program when they register for day camp. Webelos will learn some of the Scout skills needed for their future careers as Boy Scouts. Webelos will also participate in more challenging, age-appropriate activities and have the opportunity to work on Webelos and Arrow of Light advancement. Each week, Webelos get a chance to take a short hike or canoe trip.
Webelos Resident Camp takes place at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Two three-week sessions are offered each summer.

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp & Wildflower Day Camp
BEFORE: medical record, information packet, orientation dates, busing, schedule
DURING: directions, camp map, text alert system, absences, family campfire
AFTER: advancements, lost and found


452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Camp office (during season)


If you have any questions about camp or camp forms, please contact the Outdoor Program Department at 973-765-9322 x222 or [email protected].

The Warren Wheeler Adventureship is available to help families who need help covering the camp costs.