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 base for our Cub Scouts is Camp DuPortail. 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 trading post and health lodge are located in the camp. The satellite Day Camp location for our Cub Scouts is the Daniel Boone Homestead.
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 2015 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 2016 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 2016 is $155.
Cub Scout Satellite Day Camp - Daniel Boone Homestead
At this five-day satellite Day Camp, Cub Scouts will participate in archery, BB shooting, nature activities, games, crafts, and more! They also have opportunities for advancement. Cubs and Leaders pack their own lunch for the week. The fee is $100.
Cub Scout Resident Camp
In 2016 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. The fee for 2016 is $155 for Scouts and $45 for Adults.
Webelos Resident Camp
In 2016 Webelos will be 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 2016 is $190 for Scouts; fees vary for Adults.
2016 Cub Scout Summer Camps
Camp DuPortail Day Camp
Week 1 – June 20 - June 24, 2016
Week 2 – June 27 - July 1, 2016
Week 3 – July 4 - July 8, 2016
Week 4 – July 11 - July 15, 2016
Daniel Boone Homestead Day Camp
Week 5 July 18 - July 22, 2016Cub Resident Camp
July 29 - July 31, 2016
Webelos Resident Camp
Session I – August 7 - August 10, 2016
Session II – August 10 - August 13, 2016