Cub Scout Camping - Camp DuPortail
We are currently making plans for the 2015 summer camp season. Cub Scouts and Webelos will have lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.
The home for our Cubs and Webelos is Camp DuPortail. The camp offers a seven-week day camp program. Beginning their day at 8:50 AM the Scouts work on their Wolf, Bear, and Webelos advancements. The day also offers swimming and instruction at North Pool, a round at the archery or BB range, craft instruction at the Hofmann Cub Activity Building. Lunchtime finds the Cubs in their own dining hall where beverages are provided. A full service trading post and health lodge are located in the day camp. Resident Webelos Camp takes place in Camp Meade at the end of the Boy Scout camp season. Two sessions of a four-day, three-night camp give our second-year Webelos an opportunity to experience the Scout camp with a special program designed to meet their activity-pin needs.
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- DuPortail
DuPortail Day Camp 2015 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 have opportunities for advancement. A full service trading post and health lodge are located in the day camp. Lunch is provided daily for Cub Scouts. Leaders, parents, and siblings have the opportunity to purchase lunch. The fee for 2015 is $136.
Cub Scout Day Camp- French Creek
At this satellite camp, Cub Scouts will have fun with various activities and opportunities for advancement. More information will be available at a later time. The fee is $90.
Twilight Camp is a day camp program in the late afternoon/early evening. It is an abbreviated verison of the day camp experience and operates from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm, location is to be determined. The fee for this day camp is $50.
Cub Scout Resident Camp
In 2015 Cub Scouts will be able to attend Cub Scout Resident Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Cubs will sleep in a campsite designed just for them. Packs will sign-up for one of two sessions. The fee for 2015 is $136 for Scouts and $38 for Adults.
WEBELOS Extended Camp
In 2015 WEBELOS Cub Scouts will be able to attend WEBELOS Extended Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. WEBELOS will sleep in Camp Meade campsites. Packs will sign-up for one of two sessions. The fee for 2015 is $168 for Scouts; fees vary for Adults.
Cub Scout Summer Camps for 2015
Camp DuPortail Day Camp
Week 1 – June 22 - June 26, 2015
Week 2 – June 29 - July 3, 2015
Week 3 – July 6 - July 10, 2015
Week 4 – July 13 - July 17, 2015
Day Camp at French Creek
Week 5 July 20 - July 24, 2015
July 27 - July 29, 2015
Cub Resident Camp
Session I -July 31 - August 2, 2015
Session II -August 7 - August 9, 2015
Webelos Extended Camp
Session 1 – August 9 - August 12, 2015
Session 2 – August 12 - August 15, 2015