Frequently Asked Questions
November 30, 2017
When does camp start?
Camp will run Monday, June 25 through Saturday, June 30, 2018. Please report to the dining hall
promptly at your assigned time
on Monday morning.
How can I get important news and event updates?
Subscribe to the mailing list here.
What are the 2018 camp fees?
- Scout — $260.00 [$280.00 after Apr 29]
- Eagle Corps — $160.00 [$180.00 after Apr 29]
- Adults — not teaching MB — $140.00
- Adult Daily Rate — $35.00
- Staff, Scoutmasters and MB Counselors — $50.00
- Early registration discounts apply to individuals registered online by 11:59 pm Apr 29, 2018 along with fees postmarked by May 1, 2018. All registrations after Apr 29 will pay the regular rate.
Can I get a refund if my boys do not show up to camp?
Your troop will receive a refund if a boy cannot come to camp. Refunds cannot be given if a boy leaves camp early.
Where do I send my registration check?
Checks for registration fees should be mailed to the Camp Director. Registration fee payments must be postmarked by May 1, 2018
to qualify for the early registration discount. Make checks payable to Short Hills 1st Ward
. Send payment to:
LDS Regional Scout Camp
35 Old Oak Road
Summit, NJ 07901
Are troops required to fill out a Tour and Activity Plan?
No. In 2017, the BSA has discontinued use of the Tour and Activity Plan, shifting the focus away from paperwork and toward creating a safe space for Scouts to enjoy the program as designed. More information
What do I need to bring to camp?
Start by reviewing the Individual Equipment List
. Remember to put your name on all belongings. Radios, MP3 players, CD players, fireworks, aerosol cans, large knives, and electronic devices are NOT allowed. Each troop should also make sure to bring the items on the Troop Equipment List
Is there internet/cell phone coverage at camp?
Yes; however, access to Wi-Fi will be restricted and Scouts are strongly discouraged from bringing cell phones to camp. See the Leader's Guide
for more info.
Can an 11-year old Scout attend the LDS Regional Scout Camp?
Prior to 2017, the camp policy was that 11-year old Scouts could not attend camp. After discussion with leadership at all needed levels, it has been determined that 11-year old Scouts that fall into the criteria below will be allowed to attend the LDS Regional Scout Encampment:
- The Scout must turn 12 years old by Labor Day (September 3rd, 2018)
- The Scout must be accompanied by his parent or a specific guardian.
- The Scout must be approved and registered online by the Camp Director.
The main purpose for this change is to keep boys that are in the same school grade level together so that they can progress on the same schedule as their peers. We hope that this helps strengthen your Scouting units and quorums.
Do parents need to be registered with the Boy Scouts of America?
All adults accompanying a Boy Scout troop to camp, who are present for three or more nights, must be registered with the BSA as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and youth protection training
, even if they are the parent of a youth.
Do I need a physical for camp?
Yes. All youth, and adults staying 72 hours or more, must have received a physical on or after July 1, 2017. All campers, regardless of age or length of stay, must complete the BSA Medical Form. Please closely follow the instructions for completing the medical form.
How do I complete the BSA Youth Protection Training?
Go to the MyScouting
website. Log in with your existing MyScouting account or create a new account, if you don't have one. Enter your BSA Membership ID, if you know it.
How do I register for camp?
When can I register my troop for camp?
Personnel registration is now open.
My troop/ward/stake would like to attend your camp.
There are a lot of Scouts in my troop. Do I have to re-enter all of their registration information each year?
Scouts must be re-registered each year, but there is no need to re-enter all of the information. To save time, you can import registrations from past years. From the Troop page
, select "Add Personnel", then "Yes, this is a RETURNING camper". Select the name of the returning camper from the list. Review, and update if necessary, the camper's information, then click "Register".
One or more Scouts in my troop attended camp in the past, but with a different troop. Can I still import their registrations?
Yes. From the Troop page, select "Add Personnel", then "Yes, this is a RETURNING camper", then "Import a camper from a different unit". You will need to provide the camper's full name and date of birth.
My stake or troop unit number recently changed. Can I still import my Scouts?
Yes. It is possible to link your account to both your new and old unit numbers. Please contact the website administrator for assistance.
When can I register my Scouts for merit badge classes?
Merit badge registration will begin Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 6:30PM EDT. Popular classes fill fast. Scoutmasters should be prepared to register their Scouts the moment registration opens. Read and follow the Merit Badge Registration Instructions
What merit badges are offered at camp?
See the list of offered merit badges here.
Can multiple people from the same unit register Scouts for merit badges at the same time?
No. Each unit may sign in from only one device at a time. Scoutmasters should not give their username and password to anyone else.
Merit Badge Counselors
What are blue cards?
A Blue Card recognizes a Scout's completion or partial completion of a merit badge. At LDS Camp, blue cards are available immediately online when a merit badge counselor fills in the electronic yellow card at ldscamp.org.
What are yellow cards?
A Yellow Card is a record of all the Scouts registered for a particular class and the requirements they have completed so far. The merit badge counselor who teaches the class is responsible for filling in the yellow card and submitting it to the camp office. The yellow cards may be filled out by hand or online by the merit badge counselor using a computer or mobile device. If merit badge counselors elect to use the online format, there is no need to submit a hard copy at the end of the week. They may still use a hard copy for their own records if desired. Blue cards will be available the moment the counselor inputs the information.
How do I fill in yellow cards on my computer or mobile device?
When you are accepted to be a counselor, you will receive an email inviting you to create an account on ldscamp.org. After activating your account, sign in and under the "Counselor" menu, select "View/edit Yellow cards" to show your teaching assignments. Select a session then follow the instructions on that page.
How do I register for camp?
How do I register for merit badges and classes?
I am a parent. Where do I go to view my son's class schedule?
You can view your son's schedule and all past merit badges by visiting the registration
How can I see a list of merit badges my Scouts completed at camp?
Parents, scoutmasters, and stake coordinators can view a list of badges their Scouts completed under Merit Badges, Advancement, View Advancement Report
. Depending on your leadership position, up to four different reports will be available. Use the drop down menus to filter each report. Each Scout's history is also displayed on their registration
Can I export a list of merit badges to Internet Advancement, or another software tool such as Troopmaster or Scoutbook?
On the View Advancement Report
page, the Merit Badge Report and Scoutbook CSV report allow you to export data from ldscamp.org as a CSV file. The Scoutbook CSV file can be uploaded to Scoutbook.com to import all the merit badges that your Scouts completed at camp. We are not able to export directly to any other systems at this time, although Scoutbook does have the ability to do this.