- When is the 2013 Camp Season?
The 2013 Black Bear Summer Season runs from July 1st to August 23rd, Monday through Friday.
- What are the summer hours?
The BBL Buses arrive to camp no later than 9 AM, and pull out promptly at 4 PM. Before/After camp child care is available upon request. Click here for Extended Hours info.
- What is "Express Central Pickup" and "Parent Drive To/From Camp"?
Receive a $500 discount per 6-8 week camper ($350 discount per 4-5 week camper) by meeting the bus at a local shopping center or school near your home (subject to availability in your area- some areas are strictly Central Pickup due to distance). Provide your own transportation for your child and receive an $850 discount for 6, 7 and 8 week campers ($600 for 4 and 5 week campers).
- How short is the bus ride?
Buses pick up between 8 & 8:30, and drop off between 4:20 and 4:45. The average bus ride to and from camp is 20 to 30 minutes. Many areas have "EXPRESS Central Transportation" pickup and drop-off options.
- Are the camp buses air conditioned?
YES, all BBL buses are fully air conditioned for a cool ride to and from camp. Click here for Transportation Info.
- Do you offer "before & after camp" care?
YES, at BBL you can choose "Before/After Camp Care". The hours are from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. We offer an Early and/or Late Bus option. Click here for Extended Hours info.
- How many campers will be in my child's group?
Approximately 12 to 15 campers (Cubs - 10 campers) of the same gender and grade. Elective activities are broken down into "divisions" of 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, 7-9th grade.
- How many staff are in the group?
One "Group Leader" (College Student); 1 to 2 "Junior Counselors" (HS Jr./Sr.); Cubs have one Group Leader and 2 Junior Counselors per group.
- Who teaches the activities?
Adult school teachers/professionals with teaching experience. Real coaches, real artists.
- What will the Daily Schedule include?
Click Here to see the Daily Schedule.
- Is peanut butter served at your facility?
We are a peanut butter free and peanut-aware camp, and offer soy butter as a substitute.
- What are the ingredients of the various bagels served? (Please note that we do not offer sesame seed bagels as part of the selection).
Click here to view bagel ingredients.
- What are the ingredients in the lunches?
Click here to view lunch ingredients.
- What are the ice cream ingredients?
Click here to view the ice cream ingredients.
- What will my child do on a rainy day at camp?
It never rains at Black Bear Lake! (it’s only liquid sunshine). On rainy days our indoor activities go on as usual. Campers with an outdoor elective will participate in our Indoor Rain Day Program. This includes our giant Indoor Carnival with over 10 fun boardwalk games, and tons of fun prizes, and our five cool inflatable Sport Stations, including Tee-Ball, Skee-Ball and Hooley Ball. In addition, we have 3 covered gaga courts, 4-way ping pong, air hockey, ping pong, and foosball! During a light drizzle or passing shower, campers go under tents with sidewalls and watch movies, play board games and do other camp activities. As the weather gets more inclement ALL campers are moved inside buildings. We have enough indoor buildings to accommodate all campers. All Cubs & Lower Campers ARE ALWAYS inside buildings during rainy days.
- Do we have swim instruction?
YES. Campers entering Pre-Kindergarten to 4th grade are required to have Swim Instruction. Campers entering 5th grade and older may take it as an optional elective.
- What is the lake used for?
The Lake is primarily for our fun Water Park, Boating -- row boats, kayaks, canoes, pedal boats & banana boats, and Fishing -- Bass, Sunnies, Catfish and Carp. There is a lifeguard on the lake in a boat, and several around the lake at all times.
- What ages attend Black Bear?
4 years old (pre-Kindergarten in Sept.) to 15 years old (entering 10th grade in Sept.). Click here for Program details.
- Can I change the weeks my child attends?
Yes, you can change the weeks anytime before or DURING the summer. There are no fees or charges to change the weeks before or during the summer.
- Do the weeks have to be consecutive?
No, you can choose any combination of weeks you’d like and change them anytime before or during the summer.
- What is the tuition?
Check out our Registration Section for full details.
- What is included in tuition?
Tuition includes towel service, horseback riding, lunch, snacks, transportation, all trips, plus a BBL t-shirt and backpack.
- Can we REALLY get a FULL refund at any time?
That's our policy at Black Bear Lake! CLICK HERE for full details!
- What is the BBL Tax ID #?
Our Tax ID# is 26-1090385.
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