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Cricket Holler Day Camp

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Your child can participate in many types of activities including, archery, BB-guns, sling shots, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, and a variety of other events. It’s staffed by our paid and trained counselors who will ensure your youth has a safe and fun-filled week of high quality experiences, exciting adventures and new friendships.

Day Camp is open to all youth who will be going into 1st through 5th grades in Fall 2022. Registration can be completed by a family, Den or Pack, and space is limited so register today!

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Camp Flier

Join us for any number of time traveling adventures

Ancient Wonders
Monday, June 20th thru Friday the 24th
Middle Ages
Monday, June 27th thru Friday, July 1st
Wild West
Monday, July 4th thru Friday the 8th
The Future
Monday, July 11th thru Friday the 15th.

Camp Staff

Looking for an amazing summer job? Come spend it with us! If you enjoy working with kids, believe in the Scouting program, and love camp, then Cricket Holler Scout Camp is for you. This life-changing opportunity is a great, fun, and rewarding place to be. You’ll make lots of friends and connections with other staff members and adult leaders. You’ll get some great new experiences too as you challenge yourself.

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Health Forms

Every camper must complete parts A & B of the Annual Health & Medical Record. Parents/Guardians must sign the form and attach a COPY of their insurance card, front and back. The form does not require a Doctor’s signature but does require the Tetanus immunization date.

Health Forms can be submitted to the Miami Valley Council Service Center or brought to Cricket Holler Day Camp on the first day. Scouts without health forms will not be allowed to stay at camp.

Medical Form
Council Service Center

everything you need to know

WHY CRICKET HOLLER DAY CAMP?

1. It is FUN!
2. Develop youths’ interests and skills.
3. Day camp is a themed adventure with a purpose.
4. Nationally certified camp run by a trained staff.
5. Week of adventure in the outdoors!

 

Parent Partners

For youth going into the 1st grade in the fall a parent/guardian is required to attend Cricket Holler Day Camp with their camper at all times.

 

Walking Groups

Walking groups will be composed of 10 campers and will be lead by 2 counselors. Our first priority when creating the groups is to keep campers from the same pack together. Our second priority will be to put campers of the same age together.

 

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in starts at 8:30 am with Opening Ceremony commencing at 9 am.

On Monday, the first day, campers will check-in with our Administration in order to; submit any remaining paperwork, receive their wristband and group number. Check-in can be completed by either a parent or unit leader. Campers will check-in with their Group Leader the rest of the week.

Campers must keep their wristband for the entirety of the week.

Our closing ceremony will conclude at 5 pm with check-out occurring till 5:30 pm. Campers will check-out with their Group Leader. Our counselors will start their staff meeting at 5:35 pm. Any youth not checked-out by 6 pm can  be asked to not return.

 

Visitors

Parents/Guardians are ALWAYS welcome at camp. All visitors must check-in and check-out at the Administrative K-Lodge Office. Visitors will be required to wear a wristband while on camp property. Youth visitors are not permitted to participate in programming.

 

Lunch

There are no dining hall facilities at camp. Campers must bring their own sack lunches each day to camp, including a drink. Please send lunches that are completely disposable. Exercise caution when preparing these lunches as salad dressing, mayonnaise and certain kinds of meat will spoil in warm humid conditions. Each walking group will have a cooler in which to store lunches. It is recommended that campers use ice packs in their lunches to keep their food cold. Water is provided throughout the camp all day long and participants are encouraged to drink lots of water.

 

Trading Post

The camp maintains a trading post to allow Campers to purchase snack and drink items. Scouts may visit it with permission of their Group Leader and in the company of their designated buddy. Parents should decide ahead of time how much money is appropriate to spend each day. The trading post will only accept cash.

 

What to Bring

Camp Uniform (see below)
Hat/Cap-for protection from the sun
Water bottle-you will be able to refill
Sack lunch with a drink (see above)
Sunscreen
Small bag/backpack to carry their items
Poncho/rain coat, in case of rain
*Cricket Holler Day Camp will not be held responsible for any damages or loss of personal equipment brought to camp.*

 

Prohibited Items and Activities

Campers are not allowed to wander on their own…always stay with a buddy!
To leave, Campers must check-out with their parent/guardian.
Vehicles may only park in the designated parking areas.
No sandals, flip-flops, “Crocs”, or open toe footwear allowed
No throwing of objects except as apart of a program activity station
The use of foul, profane, or abusive language will not be tolerated
No electronics allowed (e.g., handheld games, PSP, DS, iPods, mp3 players, etc.)
Drugs, Alcohol, and firearms are not permitted at camp
Use of tobacco products is prohibited in front of youth AT ANY TIME and is prohibited in program areas. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems that simulate tobacco smoking.
No knives, axes, or hatchets should be brought camp (even if the scout has the Whittling
Chip)
No open flames, matches, or fireworks are permitted except as part of a station’s program
No glass containers, aerosol cans or pocket lasers
No Pets—with exception to service animals

 

Uniform

The official day camp uniform consists of the camp T-shirt, shorts, colored wristband (given out at the beginning of camp) hat or visor, socks, and closed-toe shoes (no sandals or “Crocs”)…sneakers are preferred. Additional camp T-shirts can be purchased during registration.

Please remember to label all belongings brought to camp with first and last name to assist us in returning any lost items.

 

Camp Operations

Buddy System

Day Camp runs on the buddy system. At the beginning of each day, before groups move to their first program station, the group leaders will ensure that every camper is paired with a buddy. Where it is necessary, three campers may be grouped together as buddies. Each camper should know where their buddy is at all times and should not leave their buddy for any reason. This includes traveling to the restrooms, trading post, lunchtime and program activities.

 

Parking

All vehicles must park in the designated parking lots.

 

Lost and Found Items

A “Lost and Found” box will be kept in the Administration K-Lodge Office for items that are discovered at program stations or elsewhere on the camp grounds. Administration staff will make every effort to return items to the proper Scout. Labeling items with the camper’s full name will assist in the rapid return of missing items. Unlabeled or unidentifiable items will be kept in Administration and Campers or their parents may go through it at any time. Items not retrieved at the end of the week will be kept and made available at the Miami Valley Service Center till July 31st after which they will be donated.

 

Emergency Procedures

Injury and Illness

The first aid station for the camp is  located in the Administration K-Lodge Office. Our  Camp Staff will be trained with the skills required by the BSA National Standards. In the event of an injury or illness group leaders will immediately notify the Camp Medic or Camp Director.

ALL INJURIES MUST BE REPORTED REGARDLESS OF THE SEVERITY! THERE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE.

In the event a Camper must be transported to a hospital or other facility, camp personnel will notify the parents/guardians. Camp will have a vehicle in Camp at all times for Emergency Transportation, as required by BSA National Standards.

 

Heavy Rain or Electrical Storm

Camp activities will continue to take place even in light or moderate rain. In case of heavy rain or electrical storms the groups will move to shelters based on the emergency plan.

 

Fire in Camp

Fire is a real possibility during this time of the summer. All permitted fires will be in designated areas only, and all usual and customary fire safety precautions and rules will be followed. In the event of an uncontrolled fire, campers will be evacuated to a safe location and the emergency plan procedures will be followed.

 

Lost Camper

While every precaution is made and many procedures are put in place, it remains a possibility that campers will get lost or separated from their group. Cricket Holler Day Camp has a plan designed to quickly locates the missing camper and return them to their proper group. It also includes escalation steps to follow if a camper continues to remain lost.

 

Evacuation Procedures

In the event an evacuation is required, the Camp Director will make the decision to evacuate and will contact the campers’ parents/guardians and emergency contacts. Campers will remain with their group until checked-out.

The on-site evacuation plan routes everyone to the Parking Lot. In the event of an
emergency, dismissal from camp will occur from the parking lot. The Camp Director, or their designee, will make any appropriate phone calls and may regulate the use of cellphones during an emergency for the safety of all involved.

Camperships

Every Scout deserves a week at summer camp.  Financial assistance is available from the Miami Valley Council by completing the online campership application.  If a partial campership is approved, a notification will be made as soon as possible.  Full payment is due by two weeks prior to the start of the camp week.

Campership Application