Cub Camp Program

Mountain Camp Woodside offers a special Cub Camp program for campers ages 5 to 6 years and up to incoming 1st graders. They are split into four groups (Bear, Cheetah, Lion, and Tiger) with a maximum of a 12-campers to 2-counselors ratio.

Activities

The Cubs participate in most of the same activities that older campers do such as, fencing and archery but all activities are structured to be age appropriate and to accommodate the learning styles of our younger campers. For instance, during their swimming periods, our Cubs wear life vests so they can safely explore our pool and they do not participate in mountain biking.  Cub activities are scheduled and they do most activities twice.

Schedule

Cubs stay together with their group throughout the entire day and are under constant supervision by our Cub counselors. Cub Camp gives children a chance to try all that camp has to offer in a supportive and structured environment. This is an ideal program for a child to have their first camp experience. To accommodate the younger ages, the Cub Campers’ day ends at 3:30pm. If your Cub Camper needs to stay until 4:45pm, “Extended Cub Care” options are available.

Pickup Info

The normal cub pickup time is between 3:20 and 3:40pm at the main field.  You can park in the main parking lot and walk onto the field to pick-up your camper. If you sign up for Extended Cub Care, you can pick up your camper in our no-park pickup system on the field between 4:45 and 5pm. Please bring your Pick-Up Placard with you for pickup for us to verify that you are authorized to pick-up your Cub.  On Friday, we invite Cubs to stay for our Parent’s Program that starts at 4pm and ends at 5pm.  Pickup for Friday will be in the PAC.  Parents picking up at the normal time on Friday will pick up at the field.

Drop-Off Info

Drop-off is from 8:45-9am each morning.  Going to camp is an excellent time for campers to grow, gain confidence and independence and make lasting friendships. Drop-off can be one of the hardest times a day for some of our younger campers.  We encourage you to use our drive-through system to help with an easier drop-off.  In our experience, campers rebound quickly and end up having a great day after they leave their parent or guardian.  Sometimes parents staying around can cause the home-sickness to drag on.  We take pride in our counselors and their ability to help your child gain independence and learn how to adjust by keeping them involved at camp.

Additional activities

Horseback Riding

Campers signed up for horseback riding will be transported in camp vans to Spring down Equestrian Center each day from 2pm-3pm. Our campers will receive a 1/2 hour of horsemanship lessons and 1/2 hours of riding lessons each day.  Please visit www.springdown.com for more information. Horseback riding is offered for an additional $395 per week. Campers will need to bring socks and a long pair of pants, while Spring Down will provide boots and helmets and any other equipment.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons will be offered Monday-Thursday from 3:45-4:15pm.  Lessons are semi-private, up to 3 campers per 1 instructor. Lessons are geared more towards new or beginner swimmers. Space is limited, so sign up if you are interested.  While Cubs wear life-vests during their swim time, they will not wear life-vests during swim lessons. Swim lessons are offered for an additional $200 per week.

Example Cub Schedule

Here is an example activity schedule.  We change it from week to week, so that we bring in new activities. However, it will give you a good idea of the weekly activities the cubs do.

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