Family Fun Camp is a three-day, two-night resident experience that is designed for the whole family! It follows a less-structured schedule with carnival-style programming so that campers can participate in the activities that they enjoy. Many program areas will be Cub Scout-focused; however, siblings and Boy Scouts are also welcome. Boy Scouts and Boy Scout-aged siblings will have the opportunity to participate in some programs just for them, including the chance to earn Eagle-required merit badges. Family Fun Camp gets everyone outdoors together, and provides countless opportunities for youngsters to show their parents what camp is like, and for them to participate together in all that Scouting offers.
Activities will include swimming, nature/ecology, shooting sports, games, arts & crafts, hiking, campfires and more. Families should prepare to meet leadership requirements of two-deep leadership if members outside the immediate family attend.
At Family Fun Camp, campers will camp in their personal tents, or may request a canvas wall tent at the time of their reservation. Cabins are also able to be rented for Family Fun Camp weekends.
WHO IS INVITED?
The WHOLE family! We are excited to open Firelands to the community for families to come to enjoy the great outdoors together! From youngsters to teens, parents to grandparents, all are invited. Even though we are the Boy Scouts of America, Family Fun Camp is a co-ed program. All siblings, boys and girls, are welcome to participate!
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
While at Firelands, your family will tent camp in the campsites, either in your own tents or in canvas tents provided by Firelands. A limited number of cabins will be available for reservation as well!
The first night will feature a Cracker Barrel (evening snack) and welcoming program in the Dining Hall at 9PM. Saturday is all about Open Program when your family will be able to participate in fishing, swimming, boating, shooting, archery, camp crafts, hiking, scouting skills, nature and conservation, and much more -- all done carnival-style at your leisure! Many activities will be designed for younger youth, but older teens will also find activities to fit their level of adventure! One example is the 41-foot tall climbing wall and high ropes course featured on the far side of camp! Boy Scouts can also complete requirements towards several Eagle-required Merit Badges.
Saturday evening will conclude with an action-packed, full-of-fun closing campfire put on by our staff. Their skits, songs, and jokes will keep you laughing, fit to burst! Stop by the Dining Hall on your way back to the campsite for an evening snack or games with the staff before bed.
Sunday morning has options! Following breakfast, families will be welcome to check out to recover before the work week begins again Monday. For those who just could not get enough on Saturday, we will offer Open Program from 9-10:30AM. At the same time, parents who would like to learn more about the Boy Scouts of America and the programs that we offer for youth aged 6 to 21 are invited to attend the Scouting Opportunities Parent Meeting.
TINY TOT BREAK LOT
We know that families include youngsters who may not be old enough to participate in most our pro-grams. Therefore, Family Fun Camp will offer a Tiny Tot Break Lot for parents to drop off their children (must be out of diapers), with a qualified staff member for hour-long breaks. We hope that this will make it easier for families to participate together in the activities around camp!