Camps FAQ

 

Introduction

  1. How many Scout Camps are there across Canada?
  2. How do I find a camp that fits my needs?
  3. What does camp cost?
  4. Are there subsidies available for camp fees, equipment and gear?Can families utilize Scout Camps for family camping trips?
  5. How often do youth enrolled in Scouting go camping?
  6. Can my child try Scouting by attending camp this summer?
  7. How can I contribute to sending kids to camp?
  8. Can I work for a camp this summer?
  9. Can I Volunteer at a camp this summer?

 

Introduction

Outdoor adventure is a fundamental element of Scouting. We love Camping!

In 2018 our youth spent 591,500 nights away and sang by the light of 680,000 campfires.

This article answers general questions about Scouts Canada camps. For answers about a specific camp please check out the campsite’s website, if you are unable to find what you are seeking please reach out to the Help Centre.

 

How many Scout Camps are there across Canada?

There are over 125 camps across the country.

 

How do I find a camp that fits my needs?

Our camps fit the needs of diverse Scouting Groups across Canada. Scouts Canada camps offer a wide range of accommodation, from train cabooses and cabins with appliances to tent sites. Every camp is unique and some specialize in certain types of activities.

Use the Find a Scouts Camp locator feature.

 

What does camp cost?

The cost of camp varies depending on the camp, the activities taking place and how long the camping trip is for. Please reach out to the camp to find out the fees. If you are unable to find the fees please reach out to the Help Centre. On Average camping for 1 week costs $400-$500.

 

Are there subsidies available for camp fees, equipment and gear?

Yes! The No One Left Behind Participation Subsidy is available for fees, equipment and gear. Simply ask with your Group Commissioner to apply for the participation subsidy on your behalf. You are able to receive up to $200 per child.

 

Can families utilize Scout Camps for family camping trips?

Yes! When Scouting isn’t happening at Scout Camps families are able to rent a Scouts campsite to have safe, fun, family adventures!

Find a local camp that fits your family’s needs using the Find a Camp locator.

 

How often do youth enrolled in Scouting go camping?

Every Scouting Group is different, we do not have a mandatory number of days each Group must camp during the year. Groups are encouraged to plan camping every season.

See Managing Program Quality for more information

 

Can my child try Scouting by attending camp this summer? 

Yes! A great introduction to Scouting is going to Camp. For the first time Scouts Canada is offering the No One Left Behind Participation subsidy for youth who are not already Scouters with the opportunity to attend a Scouting Camp.

 

How can I contribute to sending kids to camp?

Contribute to No One Left Behind

 

Can I work at a camp this summer?

Yes! Camps post their job advertisements on their websites as well as other frequently used job positing websites such as Indeed.

Scouts Canada does not post job advertisements for Camp positions on our website because Camps function independently.

 

Can I Volunteer at a camp this summer?

Yes! Scout Camp Volunteer opportunities are available for many of our camps. As our Camps are spread across the country the postings for Volunteer opportunities are listed on our Councils websites. Councils are designated by area, if you are seeking to Volunteer for example Camp Adventureland you will find the information on the Greater Toronto Council’s website.

Camp Adventureland Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre:

 

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