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. Our cubs are split into multiple groups – Bear, Cheetah, Lion, and Tiger…oh my!, with a maximum of a 12-campers to 2-counselors ratio.


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 accommodate the learning styles of our youngest campers. For instance, during 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.


Our Cubs stay 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 – ideal program for a child’s first camp experience. To accommodate the younger ages, the Cub Campers’ day ends at 3pm. If your Cub Camper needs to stay later, “Extended Cub Care” options are available.

Drop-Off Info

Drop-off is from 8:50am each morning. Drop-off can be one of the hardest times a day for some of our younger campers, however going to camp is an excellent time for campers to grow, gain confidence and independence and to make lasting friendships! In our experience, campers rebound quickly and end up having a great day after they leave their parent or guardian. We have set up a curb-side drop-off process as 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.

Pickup Info

The normal cub pickup time starts at 3:00pm at the main field.  If you sign up for Extended Cub Care, you can pick up your camper in our no-park pickup system on the field starting at 4:15pm to 4:35pm. Please bring your Day Camp Placard with you for pickup for us to verify that you are authorized to pick-up your Cub.

Pre-Cub Camp

New this summer, we are offering a “Pre-Cub” camp program for campers who are at least 4 years old by the start of their camp session.  They will be organized into small Pre-Cub groups like our other Cubs and will be able to do all of the same activities as the bigger kids.  Because of the increased camper-to-counselor ratios, we are only able to offer our Pre-Cub camp program for a selected number of sessions.  Please check our Dates & Rates page for the sessions that this special program is offered.

Additional activities

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons are offered Monday-Friday from 3:45-4:15pm.  Lessons are semi-private, with up to 3 campers per 1 instructor. Lessons are geared more towards new or beginner swimmers. Space is limited, so we recommend signing up fast to register your interest. 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 $325 per week.

Example Cub Schedule

Here is an example activity schedule. We change it each week and introduce new activities, however, it gives you a good idea of the weekly activities the cubs do.


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This was a great first camp for my nervous 7 year old boy. Thank you! - Sara M.