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Camp Kaibab FAQs
What is Camp Kaibab?
This Family Camp is a weekend outdoor experience for all levels of Cub Scouts, from Tigers through Webelos, and their families. This is an opportunity to keep the Outing in Scouting.
How is this different from regular day camp events?
This event is a cross between a daycamp and a resident camp. You have the option of NOT camping overnight, but still, get the same program as the overnight campers. Or you have the option of getting the whole overnight camping experience.
Why are adult partners required at Cub Scout Camps?
Cub Scouts must have an adult/leader/parent ratio of one adult for every four Cub Scouts or a fraction thereof. Lions and Tigers are an exception and require a 1:1 ratio with the Lion/Tiger Partner.
This is to ensure the emotional and physical well-being of the Cub Scouts who may not yet be emotionally or physically mature enough to attend camp.
What about the weather?
Camp Kaibab is held regardless of weather conditions. As it’s held at the tail-end of the monsoon season, campers should be prepared for rainy weather. Overnight temperatures at Camp Kaibab (Camp Raymond) have been known to dip as low as the high 30’s, but are typically in the high-40s. Highs during the day are typically in the low to mid 70s. There are no refunds due to weather conditions, Camp Kaibab will be held rain or shine.
How will the Camp be organized and scheduled?
We will have an opening ceremony on Saturday morning. Unlike many other camps, we do not use a structured format for our program areas. Families are allowed to visit multiple stations at each family’s convenience from 9 AM until 4 PM. This allows each family the flexibility to take breaks as needed but still be able to visit all of the stations.
Where is the family camp being held?
The campout is being held at Camp Raymond Scout Camp, a Council camp near Williams, AZ.
Who can come to the family camp?
The Cub Scout program is all about family involvement, so all Cub Scouts and any members of their family (moms, dads, siblings, grandmas, grandpas) can attend the Campout. Activities will be based around the Cub Scouts, but siblings can participate if they can do so safely and if it is appropriate for them to participate. Non-participant campers and other family members will need to be kept entertained outside of the Cub Scout activities. Parents/Guardians are responsible for all family members attending camp.
Do we need to bring medical forms?
Yes. Everyone that will be at camp, including adults and siblings, all are required to have parts A and B completed from the official BSA medical form. Please bring copies, not originals, as they will be returned or destroyed at the close of camp. Click here for a link to the BSA Medical Form
What is the cost to attend the family camp?
Each den or family pays a $30 registration fee, plus an additional $25 for each youth ‘participant’ attending the camp. A participant is either a Cub/Webelos or a sibling that wants to take part in the activities. These fees are required regardless of day camping or overnighting. There is also a $3.00 per person fee for use of Camp Raymond.
Can we register as a den?
Yes. Lions and Tigers are required to be accompanied by their Adult Partner. Wolves and Bears are allowed to register as a den, but cannot camp overnight as a den. Webelos are allowed to register as a den, and day camp or overnight. All dens are required to have two-deep leadership, a 1 leader to 5 youth ratio and Youth Protect Training is required.
Can we register as a Pack?
The registration process is built around a family or den unit. If multiple dens/families are coming, please submit separate registrations for each family/den. Your camping area will be assigned with your unit camping together if possible. If your pack is attending and paying for Camp Kaibab, your leaders can contact the Camp Directors to find out how to manage that process.
Do I have to camp overnight?
No. Feel free to come out for the day and experience all the activities, plus the campfire ceremony and all the fun.
What do I need to bring?
You need to bring your standard camping gear. Tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear, lanterns, etc. Here is a packing list.
Will food be available at camp?
There is a meal purchase plan available. Three meals on Saturday and one on Sunday are available for purchase. Choose and pay for your meals when you register.
Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are not allowed at Camp Kaibab due to safety concerns.
Can I have my own campfire?
Each campsite has a campfire ring, if campfires are allowed by the Forest Service you can have a campfire.
Are restroom facilities available?
Water, vault toilets, and trash cans are all available in each campsite. There are flush toilets in the dining hall.
Can the Cub Scouts bring pocket knives?
Pocket knives are restricted to those Cub Scouts that have earned (and are carrying) their Whittling Chip. We plan to have an opportunity for Bears and Webelos to earn their Whittling Chip during Family Time. Carrying a pocketknife is a privilege, not a right, and that can be taken away if a Cub Scout is found using their knife improperly or unsafely.
Can adults carry/possess firearms?
No. BSA regulations state that firearms are forbidden in BSA activities.
I have a Scouts BSA child that is older in the family that will be attending. Can they help?
Absolutely. We will have an opportunity for older siblings to become Jr. Staff members. Since this is a Council-led event, they will be required to attend a 2-3 hour training session before Camp so that we can comply with BSA Standards. Check out the Volunteer/Staff page for more information.
Do you need help?
Do I need help? Absolutely. Please volunteer to help run a station, serve on the committee in charge of setting this up, or just get a case of helium hand and offer to help where you can. Lots of hands make light work!