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Cub Scout Camping - Camp DuPortail

2016 Nationally Accredited Boy Scouts of America Camp


We are currently preparing for the 2017 summer camp season. Cub Scouts and Webelos will have lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.  Siblings are welcome to attend age-appropriate trails.

Camp DuPortail

The home base for our Cub Scouts is Camp DuPortail. The theme is "Knights of the Periodic Table". The camp offers four weeks of a five-day camp program at HMSR. Beginning their day at 8:50 AM, the Scouts work on their Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear advancements. The day also offers swimming at the Marlin Miller Jr. Swimming Pool, a round at the archery or BB range, craft instruction at the Hofmann Cub Activity Building, and more! A full service Hawk Mountain Outfitters (trading post) and health lodge are located in the camp. Camp DuPortail will also be hosting four-day Twilight Camp and a three-day, two-night Cub Resident Camp this year! Dates and information below!

Webelos Resident Camp takes place in Camp Meade after the close of the Boy Scout camp season. Two sessions of a four-day, three-night camp give our Webelos an opportunity to experience the Scout camp with a special program designed to provide them with adventurous opportunities. Refer to details below and the 2017 Cub Camping Leader Guide for information regarding all of our programs.

A bit of history on the naming of Camp DuPortail

Born in France where he was trained as an engineer in 1776, Louis Lebreque DuPortail (1743-1802) was hired by Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane and commissioned to serve as a Colonel of Engineers in the Continental Army. In November of 1777 he was promoted to Brigadier General. In December of 1777 he helped to select the Valley Forge winter encampment site and was responsible for its fortification.

He returned to France in 1782. He resigned his commission in 1792. As the associates of Lafayette fell out of favor with the French Government, he returned to America in self-exile in 1794. Seriously ill he departed for his homeland in 1802, but died at sea.  

   Cub Scout Day Camp -  Camp DuPortail

DuPortail Day Camp 2017 is a five-day program designed for Cub Scouts and will be offered for four weeks. Cubs participate in archery, BB shooting, swimming, nature activities, games, crafts, and more! They also have opportunities for advancement.  A full service trading post and health lodge are located in the camp.  Lunch is provided daily for Cub Scouts.  Leaders, parents, and siblings have the opportunity to purchase lunch.  The fee for 2017 is $155 if paid by May 31, 2017 or $165 if paid on or after June 1, 2017. 

Cub Scout Twilight Camp - Camp DuPortail

Twilight Camp is a new program for Cub Scouts! This program is from 6-9pm Monday - Thursday. Unlike Day Camp, Scouts are able to navigate through their schedule by pack, rather than den. Scouts will participate in BB, Archery, Swimming, STEM activities, and more!

 Two sessions are offered; July 10-13 and July 17-20, 2017. The fee for 2017 is $80 if paid by May 31, 2017 or $90 if paid on or after June 1, 2017.


Cub Scout Resident Camp - Camp DuPortail

In 2017 Cub Scouts will be able to attend Cub Scout Resident Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Cubs will sleep in a campsite and participate in both day and nighttime activities such as night hikes, swimming, shooting sports, STEM activities, and more!  The fee for 2017 is $155, if paid by May 31, 2017 or $165, if paid on or after June 1, 2017 for Scouts and $45 for Adults.


Webelos Resident Camp - Camp Meade

Webelos are able to attend Webelos Resident Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, Camp Meade. Webelos will sleep in  campsites for three nights.  

Two sessions are offered; Sunday - Wednesday and Wednesday - Saturday.   The fee for 2017 is $190, if paid by May 31, 2017 or $200, if paid on or after June 1, 2017 for Scouts and $90 for Adults and Den Chiefs.

2017 Cub Scout Summer Camps

Day Camp

Week 1 – June 26 - June 30, 2017

Week 2 – July 3 - July 7, 2017

Week 3 – July 10 - July 14, 2017

Week 4 – July 17 - July 21, 2017

Twilight Camp

Session 1 - July 10 - July 13, 2017

Session 2 - July 17 - July 20, 2017

Cub Resident Camp

July 28-30, 2017

Webelos Resident Camp

Session 1 – August 6 - August 9, 2017

Session 2 – August 9 - August 12, 2017

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