Q: Is there cell service at CBB?
A: Sorry but there is no cell service at CBB. The world won’t fall apart in a week. Give your thumbs a break. If you really need it, there is a spot 1/4 mile south of camp (and 1200′ up) at the top of the mountain where you’ll get full bars If you aren’t up for the trek, a short 20 mile drive down canyon to Wapiti will also work. We do provide a courtesy phone that takes calling cards (available at the trading post) for campers so you can tell your mom how much fun you are having.
Q: Is there internet at CBB?
A: Not really. We have satellite based internet with a low daily bandwidth cap. We use it for administrative use only.
Q: What about the bears?
A: Yes, there are bears at/near CBB, both black and grizzly. We see them, or signs of them, every year. We also take significant measures to avoid a negative human-bear interaction.
- Our Leader’s guide has a special section on how to safely camp in bear country.
- We review this information with each troop when they check in.
- Each campsite is equipped with a bear box (a large locking steel box) for scouts to safely store their smellable items.
- We don’t allow food anywhere but the dining hall or trading post.
- We have a bear team specialist from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department come to do a safety lecture every Monday night.
- Each of our program areas is issued a can of bear spray.
Q: How much money should I bring (or send with my son) for the trading post?
A: Each scout’s spending habits are different but the average scout seems to spend $40 or more at the trading post over the course of a week. We offer a full snack selection as well as handicraft kits, a selection of camping equipment, toiletries, BSA literature, and CBB gifts and apparel.
Q: Our troop wants to tour Yellowstone on Wednesday, do you provide lunch?
A: Yes, we provide a box lunch (some assembly required) for your unit. We ask for a head count for lunch by Monday dinner so we can prepare them accordingly.
Q: Our troop wants to tour Yellowstone before/after our week at camp. Can we come early/stay late?
A: Yes, we have units who spend a few extra days at camp to maximize their time to tour Yellowstone. Our rental/basecamp rates apply for those days spent only camping. On weekends, units are responsible for their own food between Saturday breakfast and Sunday dinner.
Q: What is provided at each campsite?
A: Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, bulletin board, shovel, rake, and two #10 cans.
Q: Are there mosquitos/bugs at camp?
A: There are a few bugs at CBB. However, the quantity is highly dependent on precipitation and temperature. For the most part, a little bug spray and long pants are enough to keep the bugs at bay in the evenings.
Q: What medical forms do I need for my son?
A: For our traditional week long summer camp program, each participant will need parts A, B, and C of the BSA health form including an exam from a medical practitioner. High adventure participants should also review part D of the form with their provider. These forms are linked from the downloads page of this site.
Q: What else should I bring as a leader?
A: Leaders should also be sure to print out merit badge rosters for each boy from the online merit badge system.
Q: Are there fishing/ fly fishing rods to borrow at camp?
A: We have a few fishing rods to loan to scouts in the fishing program who do not have their own. We also offer a selection of entry level spinning, spin casting, and fly fishing setups at the trading post in the $35-40 price range.
Q: Do I need a fishing license to fish at camp?
A: Yes. All fishermen and fisherwomen need to purchase a Wyoming fishing license. Youth under the age of 14 do not need a Wyoming license as long as they are fishing with a licensed adult. All Wyoming fishing licenses also require the purchase of a conservation stamp. Wyoming fishing licenses can be purchased online at wgfd.wyo.gov
Those who wish to fish in Yellowstone will need to purchase a Yellowstone fishing license through a vendor in the park.