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Camp Kaibab

Camp Kaibab is held at Camp Raymond Scout Camp, a Grand Canyon Council camp near Williams, AZ. Your family is able to attend Camp Kaibab either as a day camp or camp Friday and/or Saturday night. Camp Kaibab is open to all Cub Scouts and their families. Brothers and sisters can join in the fun if they can do so safely (recommended 5+ years old). This camp is a great opportunity for Den Leaders because we plan all the activities for you. You get to come up and join your children in all the fun.

“Honeycomb” Activities

If you have been to other camps where activities are scheduled and you rotate from one to the next, Camp Kaibab is not like that. We use the “Honeycomb” method where each activity is at a station and Cub Scouts “buzz” around from station to station. Families are allowed to visit multiple stations at each family’s convenience from 9am to 4pm (closed for lunch). This allows each family the flexibility to take breaks as needed but still be able to visit all of the stations. You can take advantage of these activities, or just take a break and hang out in camp. Program areas are open until 4PM to allow children free time to play and experience camp in an unstructured way.

Overnight or Day Camp?

Camp Kaibab is a cross between a day camp and a resident camp. You have the option of NOT camping overnight and still get the same program as the overnight campers. Or you have the option of getting the whole overnight camping experience. Unlike day camps, this event has a full-day schedule.

Please be sure to register! This camp reaches capacity weeks in advance every year, and as much as we would love to include everyone, we do have a limit. Once we hit capacity, we cannot add additional campers.

This is not a drop-off camp. Cub Camping programs do require parent or guardian oversight, or den/pack leader support as Cub Scouts are still too young to attend programs on their own. These requirements vary by program, the details of which are on the respective registration pages. Following the Guide to Safe Scouting, Cub Scouts require one adult for every four Cubs, and Lions and Tigers require a 1:1 Cub to adult partner ratio.



Who can volunteer to help at Camp Kaibab?

We are looking for adults and youth that are enthusiastic, like to have fun, like to help younger Scouts learn, or just like to help out. As Camp Kaibab is a Family Camp experience, we’d like to try and draw volunteers from outside of the families attending Camp Kaibab, with one exception: If you are attending Camp Kaibab with your Cub Scout and you have an older child (male or female, 11 years+) that is coming along and interested in helping, we encourage them to sign up as Jr Staff and they can help out. Our goal is to have youth teaching youth, with adult supervision (following the Boy Scout model). We especially encourage members of the Order of the Arrow to provide service at this event, as well as troops who are looking for a fun opportunity to earn service hours. It also makes a GREAT Diversity ticket for Woodbadgers working their Ticket!

What sort of help is needed?

There are a number of positions at Camp that fall into two main categories. One is program staff, who are responsible for developing and manning the stations. The second is admin staff, which provides support and the framework for the program.

Program Staff

There are multiple stations for youth participants providing various activities. The theme for 2020 is Space and Star Wars, and those stations should be developed with that theme in mind. Camp Director Matt will be looking for ideas on station content, and can provide ideas as well if you are interested in running a station.

Expectations for staff

Because this is a Council led activity, we will be following the official BSA standards for Family Camping. This requires that everyone (including Jr Staff) attend a training session prior to camp. There is also a Code-of-Conduct which is more or less just common sense rules on being in camp.


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