Camp Wheeler

Webelos Sleepover

Every Wednesday night at Camp Wheeler
For boys entering 4th or 5th grade in September
Parents are welcome too!


All Webelos entering the 4th and 5th grade this Fall are invited to participate in the weekly Webelos sleepover. Instead of going home on Wednesday night, the Webelos take a short hike over to Camp Somers and get a taste of the Boy Scout experience doing such things as:

Swimming in the Camp Somers lake
Climbing the Camp Somers iceberg (blue fish only)
Eating in the Boy Scout dining hall
Learning basic Scouting skills with the Dan Beard staff
Camping in a tent

We supply the tent, food, and supervision.  All your Webelos has to do is bring some basic camping equipment.  See the list below. Be sure to have their names on everything. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to come up and spend the night as well! Parents should meet us at the Camp Somers waterfront behind the dining hall between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Parents need an Annual Health and Medical Form (parts A&B) in order to participate. If any parent would like to swim in the lake, they must contact the Camp Wheeler office and take a swim test prior to Wednesday evening.

Scout SkillsWebelos Sleepover includes

  • Special T-shirt
  • Patch
  • Dinner on Wednesday
  • Breakfast on Thursday morning, and
  • Lunch on Thursday afternoon.

The fee is $30 for Webelos and $5 for parents. If you would like to register for the sleepover, please download the Webelos Sleepover Registration Form and bring it to orientation or the first day of camp. To see what the boys will be doing and when, check out a typical Webelos Sleepover Schedule.

This program runs rain or shine. If there are severe thunderstorms in the area, Scouts will be moved indoors to spend the night for their own safety.

IcebergWhat to Bring

  1. Sleeping bag and pad
  2. Clothes to sleep in and a change of clothes for the next day
  3. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  4. Flashlight
  5. Towel
  6. Bathing suit
  7. Water bottle
  8. Annual Health and Medical Form - All campers, staff, leaders, parents and volunteers attending camp must completely fill out parts A and B. This form must be completed annually and forms for those under 18 need to be signed by a parent/guardian. No doctor visit or signature is necessary. Be sure to keep the original for your records and make a copy for the camp. No one can attend camp without this form. The Cub Scouts already turned in this form to attend day camp, but it is required for any parents attending the sleepover. 
  9. Medications if required - Any medication that needs to be given out at the sleepover must be noted on the Scout's Annual Health and Medical Form. Medications must be in the original container and turned into the health officer. Please call the Camp Wheeler office at 973-347-4877 to let the staff know you are sending medication.
  10. Youth Protection Training is highly recommended for all adults attending the sleepover. If you do not have a current training certificate, you can visit to take a free online class. You do not need to be registered with the BSA to take the training.

Be sure to have names on everything

Lake gamesTent with friendsHike to SomersDining Hall

Page last updated: 03-03-2014 08:21 pm