Come join us for
Camp Wheeler 2018!
For all youth age 6+ with a parent.
WILDFLOWER DAY CAMP
Day camp for girls, grades 2-5!
Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Stanhope, NJ
6 week sessions July 2, 2018 ~ August 10, 2018
About Camp Wheeler
Camp Wheeler is one of two Cub Scout day camps for boys entering 1st (Tiger with adult partner) through 5th grades. Located on the 1,000-acre Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope, N.J., Camp Wheeler has been providing a high-quality Cub Scout Day Camp program for more than 40 years. Bus transportation is provided from more than 45 locations throughout Morris, Sussex and northwest Somerset counties.
Camp operates for 6 weeks in July and August, Mondays to Fridays, from 8:45 A.M. – 4:15 P.M. Come for one or more weeks! We offer an action-packed day with lots of fun — and some learning too. Camp Wheeler stresses Scouting values and provides a fun and safe summer program for boys. Our experienced staff are all youth protection trained and includes many teachers and college students majoring in education. We maintain a staff to boy ratio of 1:5 or better.
New For 2017
Shiver me timbers! There be pirates at camp this summer!
TIGER CUBS entering first grade can now register for Camp Wheeler. All Tiger Cubs must attend with a legal guardian, with no cost to the guardian.
Wildflower Day Camp is a new day camp for girls perfect for siblings of Cub Scouts attending Camp Wheeler Cub Scout Day Camp or any girls entering grades 2-5 in the fall. Camp is held at the same time and location as Camp Wheeler Cub Scout Day Camp in Stanhope, 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.
Lots of Fun Activities
Archaeology • Archery • BB Guns • Boating • Climbing • Crafts • Cub Scout Advancement • Family Campfire • Fishing • Funyaks • Games • Hiking • Mountain Bikes • Nature • Nerf Action Adventure • On-Site Swimming Pool • Rafting • RC Vehicles • Science • Scoutcraft • Slingshots • Zip Line
August 6 -10, 2018 at Camp Wheeler focuses on STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. All of Camp Wheeler’s great programs will incorporate STEM activities in a fun and interactive way. We will even have a few special programs too!
- Robotics – Create your own working robot.
- Model Rockets – Forces, aerodynamics, propulsion, and physics.
- Radio Controlled Vehicles – Mechanics and electronics.
- Crafts – Mathematics behind bubble blowing.
- Science – Make a motor and a circuit to illuminate a light bulb.
- Pool – Chemistry – how water is so fascinating.
- Archeology – Learning about volcanoes and the Earth.
- BB Guns/Archery – Physics of projectiles; probability of hitting target areas.
- Boating – Including trebuchets and catapults.
- Mountain Bikes – Playing around with simple machines.
- Scoutcraft – Engineering of structures.
- Nova Awards – Work on the four Cub Scout Nova awards.
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.
FORMS & RESOURCES Camp Wheeler
BEFORE CAMP: medical record, information packet, orientation dates, busing, schedule
DURING CAMP: directions, map, text alert system, absences, family campfire, zero landfill camp
AFTER CAMP: advancements, lost and found
CAMPING QUICK LINKS
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Send a Kid to Camp
Program Director Dan Grzywacz & Camp Director Sarah Ledwith.
Camp Director Sarah Ledwith
Sarah is a second grade teacher with Taylor Street Elementary School in Washington, NJ. She has five years teaching experience, and ten on Camp Wheeler staff.
Program Director Dan Grzywacz
Dan is an Eagle Scout from Troop 151 in Byram, NJ. A high school teacher in Mount Olive, Dan has an extensive background in education and Camp Wheeler staff. He is responsible for developing and overseeing the camp program, and does many of our camp promotions.