Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp



Day camp for girls


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


Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, NJ
6 week sessions July 3, 2017 ~ August 11, 2017

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 3 through August 11, 2017. 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.

Cub Scout Resident Camp for Webelos
Webelos Resident Camp
at Winnebago Scout Reservation


Cub Scout Camps
Boy Scout Camps
CO-ED & Girls Camps
Year-Round Facilities
Send a Kid to Camp
Summer Camp Employment


Camp Director Debra ArdryDebra Ardry
Debra Ardry has her Master’s in Educational Leadership and P-3 Teaching Certificate. She has been teaching in Newark for 12 years and has been active in the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs for 6 years. She is an associate Advisor for Venturing Crew 310 and a committee member for Troop 310. Debra is also active in Girl Scouts and has been a leader for her daughter’s troop.