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Discovery Day Camp

Full week of Day Camp offered at 3 different locations!


Discovery Day Camp is an opportunity for girls and boys grades K through 8 to join in on 5 full days of fun and learning. Each day campers will explore exciting activities including swimming, hiking, rock climbing, archery and much more - all guided by our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Who can go?

All boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. 6-8th graders will have an opportunity to spend the night at camp (Thursday-Friday)!

Some Activities You'll Do

Maps and Compass

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Animals

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

Pedal Carts

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

Bounce Pillow

It's like a giant bouncy house that's built into the ground.

It's like a giant bouncy house that's built into the ground.

Nature Trail

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Archery

Take up a bow and arrow and fire a few toward the bullseye

Take up a bow and arrow and fire a few toward the bullseye

Boating

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

BB Gun Shooting

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Knots and Lashings

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Climbing

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to Scouts of all ages

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to Scouts of all ages

STEM

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

Tomahawk Throwing

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

Fire Building Techniques

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Swimming

Swimming is one of the staples of camp, a fun outdoor activity promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and self reliance.

Swimming is one of the staples of camp, a fun outdoor activity promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and self reliance.

Bouldering

Bouldering provides challenging horizontal routes for climbers that like the unique challenge of going sideways instead of up and down.

Bouldering provides challenging horizontal routes for climbers that like the unique challenge of going sideways instead of up and down.

Camp Store

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

GaGa Ball

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Hiking

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Indoor Restrooms

Restroom facilities include a flush toilet and a sink.

Indoor Showers

Shower buildings can be either locker room style with individual shower stalls or single room showers with a locking door.

Outdoor Latrines

You can expect to see latrines near every campsite and program area. Latrines are stocked with toilet paper and a hand washing stations (either hand sanitizer or a sink with soap).

Internet accessibility and cell phone coverage is limited at all of our camp properties. Participants will be asked to keep cell phones and other electronic devices in their backpacks during the day.

The camp store is stocked with small convenience items, snacks, apparel, souvenirs and patches. Cash, check and credit cards ($5 minimum) are accepted. The store will be open during the lunch hour each day. Pocket knives will not be sold to anyone under the age of 18 without permission from their parent or legal guardian.

Program Highlights

  • STEM activities
  • Swimming
  • Climbing
  • Crafts
  • Outdoor Skills

Schedule

8:30 am Drop Off
9:00 am Morning gathering - all camp game
9:30 am Small group activity rotations
12:00 pm Lunch
Camp store open
1:00 pm Small group activity rotations
3:30 pm Afternoon gathering - all camp game
4:00 pm Pick Up (4:30 camp closes)

During the day, participants will be in divided into small groups by grade level. This allows us to provide age appropriate activities for all of our campers.

6th - 8th Grade Overnight

On Thursday night, 6-8th grade participants will have an opportunity to stay overnight at camp! Staff will stay with them the whole night and provide extra activities. Dinner on Thursday night and breakfast Friday morning will be provided.

Campers will stay in tents provided by camp. All they need to pack is a sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes and toiletries. In the case of bad weather they will be moved indoors for the night.

Location Specific Program Information

2018 Discovery Day Camp at Stearns

Stearns: 320-236-7879
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699

2018 Discovery Day Camp at Rum River

Rum River: 763-427-8340
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699

2018 Discovery Day Camp at Kiwanis

Kiwanis: 651-433-2801
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699

2018 Discovery Day Camp at Phillippo

Phillippo: 507-263-4324
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699

Who can attend?

Discovery Day Camp is open to all youth (boys and girls) entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Do parents have to attend?

No, this program does not require parents to attend. Trained staff will provide leadership and supervision for the participants. Parents are welcome to come and observe the program if they wish, please contact the camp directly to let them know when you would like to come.

How much does it cost?

$185 Kindergarten - 5th grade

$205 6th - 8th grade (includes overnight fee)

$35 Transportation Fee

When is Discovery Day Camp?

Sessions will be offered starting mid June and running until mid August. See the Register tab for this years dates and locations!

Is there transportation provided?

Transportation is available from certain locations for an additional fee. Please see the registration tab for details.

What should I bring?

We recommend that each youth participant brings a back pack each day with the following items:
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray
  • Hat or sunglasses
  • Snack
  • Any medications that they might need (tell staff about these at check in)
  • Rain jacket
Every day, participants should have closed toed shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. They will be spending a majority of the day outdoors so it is important that they are dressed properly.

What forms do I need to bring?

Each participant must have parts A and B completed of the Health Form. Additionally each youth participant who would like to participate in shooting sports activities must have a completed Shooting Sports Waiver. Both of these forms can be found under related content on the right hand side of this screen.

Forms will be turned into the staff at check in on Monday morning. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive.

If you are attending multiple sessions of Discovery Day Camp, you may use the same forms each time.

Food Service Provided

Lunch will be provided each day, meals will be served cafeteria style in a dining hall building. Milk, juice and water will be available at each meal.

Special Dietary Requests

We want to make sure that every camper gets a healthy and safe meal. At camp, we are prepared to accommodate for the following restrictions:

  • Lactose Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Peanut/Nut Free

If you have needs above and beyond those listed above, or if you would prefer to bring your own food, cooler space and a microwave will be made available to you.

How do I inform the camp of my dietary needs?

Please note any dietary needs in your online registration information. This will give the camp staff a summary of all of the needs for a given week. Please also inform staff of any dietary restrictions at check in to make sure that they have accurate information. If you have questions regarding food service, please contact the camp directly.

What to expect at Check In

Check in will begin at 8:30 am each day. On the first day (Monday) please be prepared to turn in a completed Health Form and Shooting Sports Waiver. Make sure you have an emergency contact listed on the Health Form and if anyone else plans to drop off or pick up your child during the week, their names and phone numbers need to be listed as authorized persons.

If your child needs to take any medications during the day please inform the staff.

If you are using bus transportation, staff will be at the pick up locations to collect forms and check participants in each day.

Is there early drop off / late pick up options?

No, we do not provide early drop off or late pick up options at any of our locations. In the case of an emergency that might delay a pick up, please contact the camp directly.

Swimming Qualifications

Our swimming areas are supervised by staff who are certified lifeguards and trained in CPR and First Aid. All participants will be required to stay in the shallow (learner) section unless they are able to pass a swimming test. Those that can pass with lifeguard approval will be allowed to move into the deep end.

Life jackets and flotation toys will be provided upon request. If may also send personal life jackets or flotation devices for you child to use if you wish.

First Aid & Onsite Medical Staff

Each camp property has at least 50% of their staff trained in First Aid and CPR. In addition to that, they have a designated staff member to respond to any injuries or other medical situations that might happen while at camp. If something happens that will require a trip to a clinic or hospital, emergency contacts will be called immediately.

Ready to register? Select the register button for the property you would like to attend and you will be redirected to our online registration site! If you would like assistance or are experiencing problems with the registration process, please contact Customer Service 651-287-3699.

2018 Discovery Day Camp at Stearns

Stearns: 320-236-7879
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota

Opens 3/1/2018

This Year's Dates

7/23 - 27/2018


2018 Discovery Day Camp at Rum River

Rum River: 763-427-8340
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


 Rum River Scout Camp
Anoka, Minnesota

Opens 3/1/2018

This Year's Dates

6/25-29/2018
8/20-24-2018


2018 Discovery Day Camp at Kiwanis

Kiwanis: 651-433-2801
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


 Kiwanis Scout Camp
Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

Opens 3/1/2018

This Year's Dates

8/6-10/2018


2018 Discovery Day Camp at Phillippo

Phillippo: 507-263-4324
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699
 Phillippo Scout Reservation
Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Opens 3/1/2018

This Year's Dates

7/9 - 13/2018
7/30 - 8/3/2018



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