Laurel Highlands Council

Camp Independence

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Camp Independence

Camp Independence is all about every Cub Scout having the best summer camp experience possible!

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2020 Dates, Costs, Discounts, and Incentives

Blast off from the Independence Space Port for our 2020 Space Race!

At Camp Independence, Cub Scouts and their parents will stay in canvas wall tents on platforms with cots and eat in our full-service dining hall.  Camp Independence provides a safe and fun way to experience the great outdoors, even if your son - or you - have never gone camping before.  Create memories that will last a lifetime!

Multiple camp sessions are offered throughout the summer. We're sure to have an opportunity that fits your family's schedule perfectly. Even if your den or pack is not coming to camp or you can't come at the same time, you are still welcome to join us at Camp Independence. Join us for your own Independence adventure!

Get the 2019 Heritage Reservation Guidebook (2020 Guidebook expected by January 2020) and other camp forms and resources by going to the Summer Camp Resources page.

Rookie Camp

Rookie Camp is a one-night Camp Independence experience which is perfect for younger Scouts and others who have never been to summer camp before.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour Camp Independence, meet the camp staff, participate in a few favorite camp activities like BB shooting and archery, have a meal in the camp dining hall, and enjoy a classic Camp Independence campfire!

2020 Rookie Camp Dates

Session Dates Days of the Week
Rookie Camp June 20-21, 2020 Saturday - Sunday

2020 Rookie Camp Fees

Pay in Full by 4-1-2020 Pay in Full by 6-1-2020 Pay in Full 6-2-2020 or after
Scout/Adult Scout/Adult Scout/Adult
$57/$26 $67/$36 $77/$46

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Cub Scout Resident Camp

Aimed at Wolves and Bears, Cub Scout Resident Camp is a three-night camp focused on Wolf and Bear advancement along with fun, age-appropriate activities. During their time in camp, Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to shoot BB guns and archery, go swimming and boating. learn about nature and our country, go fishing, and do much, much more! 

As Scouts participate in camp programs, they will work on various Wolf and Bear Adventure loop requirements.

2020 Cub Scout Resident Camp Dates

Session Dates Days of the Week
Cub Scout Resident Camp  June 21-24, 2020 Sunday - Wednesday

 

 

2020 Cub Scout Resident Camp Fees

Pay in Full by 4-1-2020 Pay in Full by 6-1-2020 Pay in Full 6-2-2020 or after
Scout/Adult Scout/Adult Scout/Adult
$191/$98 $201/$108 $211/$118

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Webelos Resident Camp

These three or four-night camping experiences are geared toward Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. The program takes a step up from the Cub Scout Resident Camp program. Webelos Scouts will have the opportunity to kayak, shoot pellet guns, ride BMX bikes, and climb Camp Independence's verticle wall.  

Four-night Webelos Resident Camp is a great program to help get Webelos ready for Scouts BSA resident camp in a few years.

As Scouts participate in camp programs, they will work on various Webelos and Arrow of Light Adventure pin requirements.

2020 Webelos Resident Camp Dates

Session Dates Days of the Week
Webelos Resident Camp 1 (3-Night) June 26-29, 2020 Friday - Monday
Webelos Resident Camp 2 (4-Night) July 5-9, 2020 Sunday - Thursday

2020 Webelos Resident Camp Fees

# of Nights Pay in Full by 4-1-2020 Pay in Full by 6-1-2020 Pay in Full 6-2-2020 or after
  Scout/Adult Scout/Adult Scout/Adult
3-Night Camp $191/$98 $201/$108 $211/$118
4-Night Camp $259/$133 $269/$143 $279/$153

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Pack Camp

Perfect for families with multiple Scouts, Pack Camp provides a program for all age groups in the pack at the same time. Age groups will be divided up to receive age-specific programs and activities while at camp. All sessions include an option for Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts to come a day early for extra Webelos specific programs such as a hike to one of Heritage Reservation's two Scouts BSA resident camps - Camp Liberty or Camp Freedom.

2020 Pack Camp Dates

Session Dates Days of the Week
Pack Camp 1* July 10-13, 2020 Friday - Monday
Pack Camp 2* July 17-20, 2020 Friday - Monday
Pack Camp 3* July 24-27, 2020 Friday - Monday
Pack Camp 4* July 31-August 3, 2020 Friday - Monday

* Session includes the option for Webelos to arrive on Thursday for an extra day of Webelos specific programs. Adults attending for the extra day will have to fully register with the BSA because the session is longer than 72-hours.

2020 Pack Camp Fees

# of Nights Pay in Full by 4-1-2020 Pay in Full by 6-1-2020 Pay in Full 6-2-2020 or after
  Scout/Adult Scout/Adult Scout/Adult

3-Night Camp

$191/$98 $201/$108 $211/$118

4-Night Camp 

(Webelos/AOL Only)

$259/$133 $269/$143 $279/$153

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Registration Timeline

Now until February 29, 2020 Unit “Save a Space” Deposit - $100 per Pack
  • Non-refundable unit deposit to hold space.
  • Deposit will be applied to overall fees due and cannot be “rolled” to future years.
March 1, 2020 Full fees become due and attendee information needs to be entered.
By April 1, 2020 Pay in full by April 1 to receive lowest (Early Bird) camp price.
April 2 to June 1, 2020 Pay in full by June 1 to receive regular camp price.
After June 1, 2020 Pay in full after June 1 and receive the third (Late) camp price

Discounts and Incentives

  • New - New Unit Discount - Units who have not attended Heritage Reservation for at least five years will receive a 10% discount.
  • Sibling Discount - 15% off second and subsequent youth Scout camp fees. (Applies across different LHC resident camps - Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Webelos sessions. Discount applied to second/later session)
  • Low Rate Lock-In - Scouts joining after March 1 and campership recipients are locked into the lowest rate for camp.
  • Free Adults - Earn free adult attendees based on the number of Scouts who attend the same camp session:
    • 6-11 Scouts = 1 Free Adult
    • 12-17 Scouts = 2 Free Adults
    • 18-23 Scouts = 3 Free Adults
    • 24-29 Scouts = 4 Free Adults
    • 30-35 Scouts = 5 Free Adults
    • Additional free adult at 36, 42, 48,54 Scouts etc.
  • Second Session Discount - 25% discount off camp fees for a second session. Applies to youth or adult camp fees at a Laurel Highlands Council resident Camp. (Day Camp, NYLT, and National High Adventure Base participation does not quality).
  • Camp Staff Referral - Refer a new camp staff member who gets hired and works all summer to receive $100 in Camp Trading Post credit.
  • Free Week for CITs - Counselors in Training (CITs) will receive a free week of summer camp for completing the full CIT program (4-week minimum). Fees must be paid in advance and will be refunded upon completion. CITs are new staff members with a minimum age of 14.  Learn more at https://www.lhcscouting.org/campstaff
  • Camperships - Financial assistance is available for Laurel Highlands Council Scouts with financial need to attend an LHC summer resident camp program. Applications due March 1.
  • Camp Keepsake - All campers will receive a camp specific keepsake.

Highlights for 2020

  • No one does theme quite like Camp Independence. Join us for our Space Race!
  • New program areas including Scoutcraft, Packtivities, and Outdoor Adventure offer exciting and engaging ways to get your Cub Scouts involved and excited about being at camp.
  • Every Scout and adult who attend camp will receive a commemorative Camp Independence gift.
  • Camp Independence Courage Conquest "Pebble Patch" program

Recognition Necklaces

Every Cub Scout coming through our gate receives a Camp Independence recognition lanyard. As they prepare for their Space Race, they'll receive color-coded beads for their achievements. From passing a swimmer’s test to catching a fish, Cubs can earn beads for LOTS of things - providing immediate recognition for doing their best.

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Questions? Contact the Camp Director at Camp Independence.