Watchung Day Camp

About Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is nestled in the scenic 1,945 acre Watchung Reservation, a unit of the Union County Park System.  All boys who going into 2nd through 5th grade in September are welcome. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm. Bus transportation is provided from locations in Union, Somerset, Essex, SE Morris and Middlesex counties.

Camp map

Day camp offers many fun activities for Cub Scouts.  The camp sits on Lake Surprise which Cubs normally use for boating and fishing. The boys also take advantage of the Trailside Nature and Science Center.  This is a wonderful interactive and fun learning experience about the world around them. Cubs have fun on our waterslide daily and also get the opportunity to swim once each week at a nearby swimming pool.

For more details on our varied programs at Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp, visit the programs page.

Waterslide  Boating  Den

Camp Theme

CowboyGet ready for a Wild West Adventure in 2014. Go back with us to the wild west of the 1800's for a great adventure this summer. 


Although having fun is a big part of the week, Watchung Day Camp is also a place where Scouts can work on hundreds of  Cub Scout advancement requirements.  A Scout who attends Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp will be able to advance in rank much more easily and quickly than a Scout who does not attend.  Each Scout will take hope an personal advancement booklet which identifies requirements he completed during the week.

Webelos Buckskin Program

Watchung Day Camp is happy to extend its successful Webelos Buckskin Program to all Webelos. Buckskin is a specific program for the Cub Scouts entering 4th or 5th grade. These Scouts will be placed in this program automatically when they register for camp. This program is designed to teach Scout skills needed for their future career as Boy Scouts. It includes a weekly hike or trip on the Watchung Reservation. See the programs page for more details on the Buckskin program.

What is provided at camp?

  • Bus transportation from locations in Union, Somerset, Essex, SE Morris and northern Middlesex counties - see the bus schedule for locations and times
  • A nationally accredited camp staff with a counselor to boy ratio of 1:4
  • A quality program with all necessary program supplies
  • A state certified EMT and/or RN and first aid supplies
  • A camp T-shirt and patch (one per summer)
  • The ability to purchase snacks each day at our trading post.

Trading Post  Boating Safety  Flags

Page last updated: 06-30-2014 06:54 am