Cub Day Camp 2014
“Knights of the Round Table”
Dear Cub Scout Parent,
Welcome to the 2014 Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Josepho! We are thrilled this year to offer a Cub Scout
program that is bigger and better than ever before. We pride ourselves at Camp Josepho for combining the best of the
outdoor camping experience with new and exciting developments in technology and entertainment. Thanks to a bevy of
camp visitors that will rotate around the camp theme of “Knights of the Round Table” we will bring in professional
actors, stunt performers, and professional fencers to work with Cub Scouts in their own Medieval wonderland. We
believe that summer camp should transport a camper to another world. The world that we will transport you to in this
camp is the world of King Arthur!
In this guide you will find all of the information you need as you prepare to send your Cub Scout to camp.
Remember that Cub Scout Day Camp involves the parents every step of the way. So don’t forget to look at the “Parent
Participation” section of this guide and attend one of our two pre-camp parent meetings on Saturday, June 7th at 10am
or Monday, June 9thth at 6:30pm. Both will take place at the Westside office: 10131 National Blvd. and take
approximately 1 hour. Family night, the night before camp wraps up, is an excellent way to make Cub Day Camp an
event for the whole family. Bring everyone on the second to last evening of camp for a Barbecue and Campfire.
Each week of Camp follows a different theme, meaning that your son can pursue his exact area of interest in one
of our sessions or attend both without getting bored. See what theme your week of camp is and remember that you can
bring costumes or props (no weapons) with your den to add to the festive aura of the whole camp. Remember, nothing
makes a Cub Scout’s day like an adult’s enthusiasm!
Week 1— “Knights of the Round Table”: Cubs will learn about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Scouts
experience the magic of every type of medieval role, from wizards to elves, and the honorable duties of Kings, knights
and squires. They will participate in hands-on arts and crafts for creating their own costume embellishments, learn the
science of medieval sorcery, and revisit camping classics like BB Guns and Archery with a twist.
Week 2—“Defending Camp Josepho, huzzah!”: Everything from defending the innocent to slaying dragons will be
covered in our second week. Scouts will learn from the best; professional fencers, stunt performers, and Medieval
Please note, there is a Talent Release form, which we will need in order for your son to appear in any pictures or video
shots in camp. Thank you for choosing Camp Josepho, we are thrilled to host you and your scouts in what we hope will
be the most exciting roster of programs that this camp has ever seen! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
to call Sara Hagerty at 818-785-8700x181.
Sara Hagerty and Tom Finn
Camp Director and Program Director
Camp Josepho Mission
The Western Los Angeles County Council Camping Department believes creating a world in which people make moral
and ethical decisions. We believe that through outdoor adventure programs that are guided by the aims and methods of
Scouting, we can influence young people over the course of their lifetime. Camp Josepho, which is at the intersection of
technology and arts education in Scouting, addresses the wider goals of Scouting through Cub Scout and Boy Scout
Programs that integrate Scouting values with creative enterprise.
Getting To Camp
Camp Josepho is located at 3000 Rustic Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.
From Sunset Boulevard, turn north on Capri Drive. You will get to a round-about. Take it around until you find Capri
Drive again, it will be a near straight continuation. Stay on Capri Drive until the end and turn left onto Casale Road.
Casale will curve around the hill and turn into a dirt road.
Josepho’s main road into camp is considered a “Fire Road” and is open to hikers and bikers, as well as the normal flow of
traffic. Most areas of the road are one-lane and this makes driving safely extremely important. THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE
ROAD IS 5MPH. Please, be aware of the other traffic on the roads and we suggest carpooling to limit the number of
vehicles coming into camp. When confronting another vehicle going the opposite direction, be advised there are narrow
shoulders to allow the cars to pass but take your time. We will attempt to limit this difficulty by assigning times to enter
and exit camp, so please enter during the assigned enter times and wait to leave until the assigned exit time to reduce
congestion. The enter times for check-in are from 8:00am-8:45am and the exit time is at 9:00am. And enter times for
the afternoon are 4:00pm-4:30pm with a 4:45pm exit time.
The front gate requires a numerical code to allow access. This code will be given at the June pre-camp parent meetings
and another reminder will be sent shortly before arriving to camp. Be sure to give this code to any drivers with your Pack
who will be attending.
There is a shuttle service available to campers for $50/week or $100 for 2 weeks and is strongly recommended to reduce
traffic on the fire road. Shuttles will pick up from four locations on the Westside, you can see the routes and pickup
times here. (Note: Shuttles for the last day depart from camp at 12:00 noon.)
In accordance with BSA policy and safety regulations, PERSONAL VEHICLES ARE NEVER PERMITTED IN CAMP BEYOND
THE DESIGNATED PARKING AREA. However, a handicap accessible pass will be provided upon request at the Admin Area.
The parking lot is clearly marked and just inside the camp entrance. Be sure to always follow the instructions given at
camp while parking and back-in your vehicle to comply with the fire code. Only emergency and maintenance vehicles
will be allowed to park outside of the designated parking area and all others will be immediately towed. These policies
are for the safety of all campers. Please make sure parents who might be visiting camp during the week are aware of
these important policies. We appreciate your cooperation in parking only in designated areas. Upon arrival, the camp
staff will help guide you through the check-in procedure.
Our friendly staff will greet you as you arrive in the parking lot and point you towards the check in area. Camp
begins at 9am on all days of camp though you may arrive earlier as per the drive-in schedule. Please note that the first
day of check-in will require more time if you do not turn in the forms and documents at either of the June parent
meetings. The check-in will only occur on the first day of camp ONLY and check-in on subsequent days will be much
easier and less time intensive. Assemble your Den/Pack at the parade grounds. One adult leader in charge should
proceed to the Admin Area to submit the needed forms and any payments due. Any late arrivals should park in the
parking lot and find a staff member in the lodge for check-in and a camp ID bracelet and/or t-shirt.
When checking in you MUST have the following items (or have already turned them in at meeting or to
Annual Health & Medical Form (parts A, B) For adult volunteers and campers
Food Allergy Survey IF applicable for adult volunteers and campers--submitted electronically
PROOF of Youth Protection For adult volunteers
Family BBQ Meal Reservation Form One per household
Talent Release Form For adult volunteers and campers
Parental Firearms Permission and Release (Parts A, B, C and D) One per camper
Pick-up Authorization Form One per camper (Two if attending both sessions)
PACK LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
In accordance with BSA Youth Protection policies, there must be one adult leader for every five boys, one adult partner
for each Tiger Cub, and a minimum of two leaders for each unit. Please be sure that all visitors and new adults arriving at
camp check in with our camp staff in the Malibu Lodge to receive their ID bracelets. We ask that everyone clean up at
meal times and in program areas. This is a great service to camp.
Each camper will receive a Camper T-Shirt with their registration and will have the option to purchase more. The shirts
serve as a safety measure and allow us to identify campers. Please make sure campers wear their t-shirt every day.
Adults will receive a shirt only if they volunteer for the entire week, otherwise they will receive visitor wristbands to
Smoking and Alcohol
Camp Josepho is a non-smoking facility. Smoking or tobacco use in front of any camper, leader, or staff member is
strictly prohibited. Alcoholic beverages are never permitted on any Boy Scout property. Please help the camp enforce
these rules by m