Cub Scout Camping
The Grand Canyon Council is dedicated to providing opportunities for fun, educational outdoor programs for our Cub Scouts and their families to enjoy year round!
Day Camps are single or multi-day programs allow Cub Scouts to participate in activities and learn without having to acquire camping equipment or commit to overnight stays! These programs are ideal for Cubs who are still too young to feel comfortable sleeping outdoors or families who do not have camping equipment or available time to commit to multi-day excursions.
District Day Camps are organized throughout the year.
Resident Camp programs are overnight programs which allow the Cub Scouts and their families the ability to fully embrace their camp experience by spending the night at camp and immersing themselves in everything our programs have to offer. They also traditionally feature songs, skits, and night time camp fire programs!
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.
Packs can reserve camp sites on off-use dates for Pack functions and camping by contacting Grand Canyon Council. Additional information on Pack camping for Cub scout programs and guidelines can be found through our Grand Canyon Council Cub Scout Camping Guide.
Camp R-C (Pronounced R bar C) is our residential Cub Scout camp that welcomes the entire family! While our program is developed for Cub Scouts and their parents to have a great time in scouting together, we do welcome grandparents and siblings, although we ask that the kiddos under 5 be left at home!
This 72 hour, overnight camp includes Archery, BB Guns, camping and compass skills, horseback riding, fishing, crafts, nature, and more!
Location: Camp R-C, Christopher Creek, AZ
Camp Type: family resident camp
2020 Theme: Super Heroes
Session #1: May 29 - June 1 (F-M)
Session #2: June 4-7 (Th-Sn)
Equestrian Session: June 7-10 (Sn-W)
Session #3: June 12-15 (F-M)
Webelos/AOL Session: June 15 - 18 (M-Th)
Session #4: June 19-22 (F-M)
Session #5: June 25-28 (Th-Sn)
Cub Scout Day Camp is a three-day fun filled adventure located at the Heard Scout Pueblo in Phoenix, AZ. Our motto is, Fun with a Purpose! Our activities include archery, aquatics, BB’s, crafts, games, adventures and all themed around water activities to keep everyone cool in June. Cubs and their families will meet new friends and learn new skills through all the adventures at camp.
We have 5 Twilight Sessions from 3:00pm to 8:30pm. All cubs ages 5-10 are welcome to join in on the fun!
Location: Heard Scout Pueblo, South Mtn, Phoenix, AZ
Camp Type: Day Camp
2020 Theme: To be announced
TBA: Traditionally begins the Friday after Memorial Day
Camp Kaibab is a unique scouting experience that runs the third weekend in September, annually at Camp Raymond, from Friday until Sunday morning. We also offer day camp options. For many Cub Scout families it is their first time camping at Scout Camp. All camping is done as individual families. We encourage everyone in the family to come and non-scout, siblings are always welcome. Each year we pick a central theme for the camp. The stations and activities are run all day on Saturday. What is unique is that there is no schedule for activities; we have a start time, a lunch time, and an end time with a campfire in the evening. Kids are encouraged to play and enjoy the stations at will, spending time enjoying the activities they love, and skipping those that don't catch their interest. Kids and families are also encouraged to take breaks and enjoy the beautiful forest setting. The camp can provide food for the weekend, or families can bring their own.
Location: Camp Raymond, Parks, AZ
Camp Type: Resident Camp, Day Camp option
2019 Theme: Wizards Academy
* Families can register to camp overnight Friday and/or Saturday, or just attend Saturday.
Braves Pow Wow
The Grand Canyon Braves Pow Wow is a day full of Fun, Fellowship and Learning that your Cub Scouts can enjoy at their pace and come away with the understanding that Scouting can be tons of fun while learning new skills!
In 2018 there were over 80 events the Cub Scouts could take part in and enjoy. Events that Cubs and families can enjoy are the displays from our communities First Responders, K9 Patrol, Swat Team and Firemen! Hands-on displays feature Native American Beading, Flute Making, Ham Radio, Fingerprinting, Flag Display and Retirement, all types of camping areas and games! Two of the areas that leaders must register their Cub Scouts for are the BB Gun shooting and Archery; these areas fill up quickly so register your Pack or Den as quickly as you can and get the best time slots.
Location: Heard Scout Pueblo, Phoenix, AZ
Camp Type: Day Camp
Winter Day Camp
Cub Scout Winter Day Camp is a fun and exciting way to end your child's winter break! Our campers have the opportunity to earn badges in a variety of different areas including slingshots, Games, STEAM and Outdoors activities. We help your child get up and moving in nature while having a blast doing it. Located at The Heard Pueblo Campus in Phoenix, AZ in the northern shadow of South Mountain, Winter Day Camp is centrally located and a convenient trip off of I-10. Opening Ceremony is at 9:00AM and camp ends at 2:30PM, with non-stop fun each minute in between.
Many of our campers come to us with little or no outdoor experiences, but have vowed to come back year after year. The campers get the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and be technology free for 3 days.
Location: The Heard Scout Pueblo, South Mtn, Phoenix
Camp Type: Day Camp
2019-20 Theme: Cub Scouts to the Rescue!
Dec. 27-29, 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Jan 3-5, 2020 (Fri-Sun)