Camp Kingsley Cub Scout Summer Camp

CAMP KINGSLEY IS “THE COOLEST CAMP IN THE NORTHEAST” AND THE ULTIMATE CUB SCOUT ADVENTURE DESTINATION THIS SUMMER

Ask any Scout of any age about their fondest memories in Scouting and invariably the first thing mentioned will be Summer Camp.

Summer camp at Camp Kingsley is where Cub Scouts learn self-reliance, build character, and create friendships that last a lifetime. Signing up your child or unit for summer resident camp means that your Scout(s) will not miss out on an amazing experience where they learn crucial skills for a successful life.

Camp Kingsley, a residential summer camp for Scouts, located in the Mohawk Valley of New York, is home to over 150 sleep-away campers and more than 25 staff members from across Leatherstocking Council. Our Camp was founded in 1921 and continues to provide an exciting and enriching summer camp experience for Cub Scouts, ages 7-10.

 

Cub Scouts enjoy a fantastic variety of programs such as...

From sunrise to sunset, Camp Kingsley’s waterfront bubbles with learning and excitement. Every day at camp, the waterfront educates its enthusiastic swimmers on the precautions necessary to safely enjoy a waterfront facility. Kingsley takes pride in selecting waterfront staff who are certified lifeguards or teaching assistants, all experienced in youth and aquatics education. Our aquatics staff has at its disposal a newly-renovated Aquatics Center equipped with eight lockable changing stalls, an indoor classroom, and a large foot-friendly dock system. Kingsley’s Aquatics Center is outfitted with at-the-ready emergency equipment, training floats, and The Blob. Our armada of 25 boats includes funyaks, paddleboats, canoes, single and tandem kayaks, and rowboats. Each day at camp, our imaginative aquatics staff utilizes our vast array of resources to deliver a curriculum that emphasizes modern aquatic safety practices while completing requirements for Cub Scouts’ advancement. The laughter of learning is what you’ll hear as you approach our waterfront because we strive for purposeful games that combine enjoyment and education.
BULLSEYE! Camp Kingsley’s Range hits its target every day for safe education and thrills. The Range educates its excited Scouts on the safeguards necessary to experience a shooting range facility. Kingsley takes pride in selecting shooting range staff who are all experienced in youth education and shooting sports safety. The Range is equipped with two shooting sectors with two large pavilions, archery stands, BB-gun rests and mats, and protective fencing. The range staff is supplied with emergency equipment, archery gear in a variety of sizes, BB-guns, sling shots and a wide array of targets, including action archery. Daily, our resourceful range staff uses our collective resources to deliver a program that emphasizes current shooting sports safety protocols while completing requirements for Cub Scouts’ advancement.
Welcome to the great outdoors! Camp Kingsley’s Nature Program is one with mother nature to show the wonders of the wilderness. Our Nature Program educates its adventurous Scouts on the skills needed while discovering all of Camp Kingsley’s natural marvels. From the lake to the forest, the Nature Program has several nearby ecosystems that provide a great educational environment. Every day is a new adventure as our naturally talented staff venture to bring a curriculum that highlights discovery while completing requirements for Cub Scouts’ advancement. Our outdoorsy staff are supplied with a large pavilion, a collection of natural objects ranging from skulls to nests, and exploration equipment.
Let’s RIDE! From start to finish Camp Kingsley’s Off-Road Center races to finish every day with learning and excitement. The Off-Road Center is more than just dirt paths as it teaches eager Scouts on the precautions needed while enjoying an off-road facility. Camp Kingsley’s off-road staff have been carefully selected for their experience in youth instruction and understanding of biking safety. The Off-Road Center features a BMX course, covered instructional areas and off-road vehicle storage. The off-road staff is equipped with emergency equipment, BMX bikes, peddle dirt buggies and protective gear. Our inventive off-road staff uses our off-roading equipment every day to produce a program that emphasizes off-road safety while completing requirements for Cub Scouts’ advancement.
Here at Camp Kingsley, we make it our priority to be always imagining new ways for our Scouts to educate and enjoy themselves as they prepare for life. We find that there is no greater joy than inspiring Scouts to unlock their potential and discover new interests. This is why our dedicated staff and volunteers continuously strive for advancements in our Scouting programs and camp offerings. So don’t leave Camp Kingsley for too long, because we’re never done improving.

 

“The staff was incredible towards the scouts, and the facilities were great for my Bear Cub! I strongly recommend this camp for any Scout.”
– Jeromy D.

What's new at Camp Kingsley for 2021?!

Program

  • Aquatics

    • Hear the story of Captain Bullhead's treasure and find it during our new boating program
    • Play our game "The unsinkable Pirate" and learn how to properly wear a life vest
  • Mini Golf

    • Play our new mini golf course with your units and new found friends.

Renovations

  • The Aquatics Center renovations

    • New electricity and lighting (interior and exterior)
    • New paint (interior and exterior)
    • New Buddy Boards
  • Dining Hall renovations

    • New central fireplace
    • Newly painted interior kitchen wall
    • New exterior paint
  • New Mini golf course

  • New emergency generator system

  • Crafts building will be... gone!?

    • Yes, GONE! Camp Kingsley will be demolishing the Crafts Building and beginning construction on the new Barnes Welcome Center this summer. 

 

 

 

 

Camp Kingsley Safety

Camp Kingsley is dedicated to the safety of all its Scouts, Scout Leaders/Adults and staff. Our staff is working constantly to keep updated on the latest guidance from the CDC and local health departments to deliver the safest program possible. With multiple events done within this past year such as Fall Family Day and Blizzard Camp, we are confident and thoroughly experienced in successfully making a safe camp experience. 

Some safeguards we plan on taking are...

  • All participants will be health screened and temperature checked on arrival.

  • Scouts and Leaders/Adults will be divided into small cohort groups and stay with that group for the duration of the event.
  • Meals will be provided with socially distanced seating.
  • All campers and staff will socially distance with masks worn throughout the event.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in all areas.
  • Program equipment and bathrooms will be sanitized between uses by staff and adults.

Please note that all the safeguards above are just a few examples of the measures we plan on taking this summer and that they are in constant flux as we stay updated on the latest guidance from the CDC, local health departments and our own health and safety staff. 

Camp programming during a pandemic FAQ doc.

Pandemic Sumer Camp Success Stories

If summer camps do not operate in 2021 full refunds will be made. Units can choose to have funds already paid refunded or rolled over for 2022.

 

2021 Cub Scout Summer Camp Prices*

*Includes five days and four nights of programing and camping, dining hall meals, programing materials and so much more. If summer camps do not operate in 2021 full refunds will be made. Units can choose to have funds already paid refunded or rolled over for 2022.

Cub Scout- $350

Sibling Cub Scout- $325

Youth Den Chief- $125

Adult/Leader- $125

 

Don't wait to sign up, becuase Camp Kingsley's Summer Camp is limited to 375 people. 

 

Camperships

2021 Campership Application

 

Summer Camp Flyer

2021 Camp Kingsley Summer Camp Flyer

 

File Name Description
2021 Camperships This past year has been financially hard for so many, so we have worked hard to acquire funding for Scouts that need financial assistance for summer camp. Every Scout deserves to go to summer camp which is why we have the Campership program. Download
Camp Kingsley Summer Camp Flyer 2021 Hand out, send, and post this flyer for all your unit to see so no one misses Summer Camp at Camp Kingsley! Download
Position Name Telephone
Field Director Thomas Labayewski (315) 735-4437 x215 Email
Camp Director - Kingsley Scout Reservation Rob Mahardy (315) 735-3222 Email