Bruins Campout

Appropriately planned overnight campouts are a wonderful way to extend the summer camp experience, bond with friends in meaningful ways, and create lasting memories. Bruins Campout 2019 is scheduled for Friday, July 5.

We recognize that sleeping away from home is easier for some children than others at this age. Please discuss the idea individually with your child. Bear in mind that campus will be accessible 24 hours. So, should someone start the night with us but decide to head home, there is always the option to leave early.

Our very own nurse Jan will be on campus to assist with health-related issues, as will our Den Leaders, Park Security, the Challenge Course staff, and Assistant Camp Director Will Weiskopf. Dinner and breakfast the next day will be provided. Dietary needs will be met. Access to bathrooms and showers will be available 24 hours.

If you have not done so already, please complete this form to say if your child will, or will not attend. This night is a big hit with our campers and knowing the number of attendees allows us to plan accordingly! Click HERE to sign up.

The Details


Bruins Campers, Den leaders, Challenge staff, on-campus security guard, and Nurse Jan (staff to camper ratio 1:4).


Campout with activities, stargazing, and camp games. Meals and tents provided.


Park Campus, Meadow behind the Kindergarten Building (on left as you drive down the hill)


Friday, July 5 starting at 4 p.m. Pick up 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Kindergarten building.


Enrich the camp experience, sleep out and hear creatures, have fun, bond with Den mates, and roast s’mores!


  • Set up tents, and sleeping bags.
  • Hit the pool.
  • Prepare and share dinner together.
  • Field games and nighttime stream/star walks.
  • Lights out at 10 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Water Bottle.
  • Any medications to Nurse Jan.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Change of clothes for next day.
  • Toiletries.
  • Comfort items.
  • Positive attitude!

What NOT to Bring:

  • Items you would not bring to camp.
  • Knife/weapons (leave the awesome nun-chucks at home).
  • Fireworks.
  • Laser pointer.

Please email Will Weiskopf to let us know if your child will, or will not, attend.