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Arrow of Light Camp


Adventure awaits you at Arrow of Light Summer Camp! You can look forward to three full days of activities such as swimming, archery, boating, bb guns, climbing and so much more! Our enthusiastic and well trained staff are excited to provide you a quality program. All you need to do is come ready to have some fun! Come with your den or sign up individually.

Some Activities You'll Do

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.

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.

Fire Building Techniques

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Start and stop a fire the right way.

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.

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!

Rock Throwing Range

After we review the safety rules of Scout Ranges, take aim with a rock

After we review the safety rules of Scout Ranges, take aim with a rock

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

Volleyball

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

Tent Camping

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

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.

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.

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

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

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.

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

Fishing

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

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

Campfires

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

Indoor Housing

Camp facilities include indoor, bunk style housing options. Rooms may vary in size depending on location, but they all include bunk beds with mattresses and electricity. Rooms will be assigned by age and gender.This option is only available at Stearns Scout Camp.

Canvas Wall Tent

Walk right into this spacious tent set up off the ground on wooden platforms. Each tent includes 2 cots. Mosquito netting is available for rental upon request from the camp store. This option is only available at Navajo Program.

Nylon Dome Style Tent

These tents will comfortably sleep 2 people and can be zipped shut. Sleeping mats are provided. This option is available at Stearns Scout Camp.

Bring Your Own Tent

Do you like using your own tent? Go ahead and bring it to camp!

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. If you have specific needs related to work or otherwise, please contact the camp property you are planning on attending to learn more about available access. In the case of an emergency, reliable communication will be made available to you.

Electricity is not available in all campsites and is reserved for those with a medical need such as CPAP machines. Make sure to note such medical needs in your registration to notify the camp.

Electricity is available in most buildings and can be used to charge cell phones.

All campsites include a fire ring, fire wood, picnic table and access to potable water.

Electricity is not available in all campsites and is reserved for those with a medical need such as CPAP machines. Make sure to note such medical needs in your registration to notify the camp.

The camp store is stocked with small convenience items, snacks, apparel, souvenirs and patches. Cash, check and credit cards ($5 minimum) are accepted.

Program Highlights

  • STEM Programs including Ozobots
  • Climbing and Bouldering
  • Boating
  • Campfire Programs
  • Webelos Outpost
  • Bikes
  • Lake Waterfront

Schedule

Note - this schedule may vary slightly depending on which camp property you attend. See property specific pages to find a more detailed schedule.

Day 1

  • 6:30 pm Check In Begins
  • 8:00 pm Camp Orientation and Campfires

Day 2

  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Staff intro
  • 9:30 am Swim Test
  • 11:00 am Activity Rotation 1
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm Activity Rotation 2
  • 3:00 pm Adventure Time Session 1
  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Free Time - all areas open
  • 9:30 pm Return to your campsite

Day 3

  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Activity Rotation 3
  • 10:00 am Activity Rotation 4
  • 11:00 am Activity Rotation 5
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm Activity Rotation 6
  • 3:00 pm Activity Rotation 7
  • 4:00 pm Activity Rotation 8
  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Campwide Campfire & skits
  • 9:30 pm Return to your campsite

Day 4

  • 6:45am Polar Bear Swim
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Adventure Time 2
  • 11:00 am Beach Bash
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm Checkout

Advancement

Scouts will have a chance to complete a wide variety of advancement by participating in all of the activities! While at camp you will be given a list of requirements earned, and it will be the parent or Pack leader's responsibility to sign off on these for the Scout when they return home. See the requirements earned at camp sheet for more detail.

Arrow of Light Outpost

What is Arrow of Light Outpost?

Scouts and their adult partner have the opportunity to stay at camp an extra night! During this time activities will be geared toward introducing Arrow of Light Scouts to what they can expect when they become a Boy Scout. You can look forward to hiking, setting up their own tents, building fires, dutch oven cooking and much more!

When is Arrow of Light Outpost?

Arrow of Light Outpost will begin at 2 pm on day 4 and wrap up around 11:00 am the following day right after lunch.

How much does it cost?

It is an additional $35 per person to attend Arrow of Light Outpost.

How do I register for Arrow of Light Outpost?

You must first register for your weekend of Arrow of Light Summer camp, and then you will see an option to select "Arrow of Light plus Outpost" or "Adult plus Outpost". By selecting this, you will automatically be charged the additional fee and be registered for the program!

Location Specific Program Information

2018 Arrow of Light Camp at Stearns

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

2018 Arrow of Light Camp at Tomahawk

Tomahawk: 715-354-3841
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699

Who can attend?

Cub Arrow of Light Summer Camp is open to youth entering 5th grade in the fall (Webelos rank). Siblings of the same age group are welcome to attend this program and participate alongside the Cub Scouts.

Do parents have to attend?

We highly encourage that an adult attend with every Scout, not only does this help the Scout but it is a great experience for the adult as well. This adult can be a parent, guardian or other family member over the age of 18. A den needs one adult for every four youth at camp with a minimum of two adults per group.

How much does it cost?

$150 Youth

$100 Adult

What is included in the fee?

The fee includes all of your meals, a patch for every participant, housing (tent or indoor), program supplies, and staffing costs.

Is there financial aid available?

Yes! We think that every Scout should have an opportunity to attend Summer Camp and we do not want cost to hold anyone back from this experience. If you are in need, please complete the Campership Form to receive up to 50% of the youth cost covered.

When is Cub Scout Summer Camp?

Our sessions will typically run from the middle of June to the middle of August. See the Register tab for this years dates!

What should I bring?

When packing for Summer Camp, make sure to bring what you need to be comfortable for 2 nights away from home. See a full packing list in the Parent Guide Book, but below are some helpful reminders!

  • Swim suit and towel
  • Rain jacket - always be prepared!
  • Sun screen and bug repellent
  • Shower shoes (flip flops)
  • Flashlight
  • Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket - it can get cold when the sun goes down!

It may be helpful to pack your gear in a plastic tote instead of a suitcase because it is easy to carry and it will keep your things dry in the case of rain!

What forms do I need to bring?

Each participant (youth and adult) 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 (Minnesota only). Both of these forms can be found under Resources on the right hand side of this screen.

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

Food Service Provided

You will be served 8 meals while at camp. All meals are served in a dining hall building.

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 weekend. 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

Gates will open at 6 pm on Friday.

A staff member will greet you at the entrance to camp and give you directions on where to park and how to get to your campsite. You will not be able to park your car directly next to your campsite or building so be prepared to walk your gear a short distance to unload.

Once you are in camp, you will be given a detailed schedule for the weekend and a camp tour. Be prepared to turn in your completed health forms and shooting sports waivers for all participants.

There will be no meal served on the first night so please eat dinner before coming to camp. Snacks are available for purchase in the camp store, but not a full meal.

Swim Qualifications

Each participant, youth and adult, will be asked to complete a swim qualification test. You will not be allowed to participate in any aquatic activities (swimming or boating) until this is complete. There are 3 different levels that participants can check at to fit their comfort and ability level:

  • Learner (Non-Swimmer)
  • Beginner
  • Swimmer

You may have an opportunity to complete the swim check on Friday evening, or you will have a chance to do it at your first aquatic activity on Saturday! Lifeguards will be available on Friday night to answer any questions that you have regarding the swim check.

This might sound scary, but you have no need to worry! Swimmers of all levels will be able to have a safe and fun experience at our aquatic activities! No one will be asked to do anything that they are not comfortable with.

Swim checks can be completed prior to coming to camp under the supervision of a registered lifeguard, see Swim Qualification Record sheet in the Parent Guide book.

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! You can register for yourself or for your whole Pack. If you would like assistance or are experiencing problems with the registration process, please contact Customer Service 651-287-3699.

2018 Arrow of Light 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

7/12 - 15/2018
7/19 - 22/2018


2018 Arrow of Light Camp at Tomahawk

Tomahawk: 715-354-3841
Registration Questions: 651-287-3699


 Tomahawk Scout Reservation
Long Lake, Wisconsin

Opens 3/1/2018

This Year's Dates

7/12 - 15/2018
7/19 - 22/2018



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