About Granite Base Camp

Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, incorporated to serve New Hampshire by providing character-building youth development programs for boys and girls of all ages. As we have adjusted our program delivery model to keep youth engaged during times of social distancing, the following opportunities have emerged.

  • Base Camp at Home – Our Summer Camp Program
  • Outdoor Experiences at Camp Carpenter
  • Outdoor Experiences at Griswold Scout Reservation
  • Mobile Base Camp
  • Granite High Adventure Treks

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About Base Camp at Home

Our summer programming will begin the week of July 12th and will run for the summer. Base Camp at Home adventures will include the following:

Select a topic below to learn more!

Camp Carpenter Adventure Kits

Each kit will consist of 2 days worth of program and it will be open for 7 days during your week of camp. Just like summer camp, there will be a daily opening and closing of flags. Each box will contain 3-4 activities to be completed outdoors with an adult partner and the family and which are not in front of a screen. There will also be 3 to 4 demonstrations, interviews/ conversations, instructions, or activities that can be watched at your leisure during your week. The kit will also contain links to our opening and closing campfires for the week. You will select the kit that is associated with the grade level they are going to be in the fall or their rank.

Each kit will contain 2 days worth of program activities for your child and your family, including step-by-step activity guides, reference sheets, supplies needed for each activity, and instructions for accessing digital streams and meetings. Scouts will have the opportunity to complete each Adventure during the week. Each kit will also have Camp Carpenter swag including patches! A t-shirt will be included, but may be shipped separately or later as they are available.

Each program includes:

  • Adventures- Activities themes around character, citizenship, leadership, personal fitness, and outdoor skills.
  • Campfires- Our silly, funny, goofy talent show with skits and songs from participants and staff
  • Flag Ceremonies starting and ending each program day
  • Presentations and Guest Speakers
  • Crafts and Projects
  • Games  and Challenges
  • Camp Swag and more!

Cost of an Adventure Kit: 

  • $49 – 1 kit (half-week program)
  • $89 – 2 kits (1 week)
  • $149 – 4 kits (2 weeks)

Weekly Program are available for any youth entering grades K-5, and for each Cub Scout Rank: Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light

Sample Schedule

Adventure Kit CS Schedule

Griswold Scout Reservation Adventure Kits

Each kit will consist of the necessary supplies for the programs you choose. There are 18 different merit badge-based programs to choose from and you can choose up to 6 of these programs. Badge resources will become available on the Saturday of your week of camp and will remain accessible after your week. During your week at camp you’ll not only have fun with staff members and your fellow campers, but you’ll also complete challenges, participate in programs, and work toward earning merit badges. Just like summer camp, there will be daily opening and closing flag ceremonies, as well as evening activities. There will also be instructional videos for 3-5 “afternoon” activities that you can choose to complete at your leisure.

Each kit will contain all the program supplies necessary to complete your selected program, including merit badge booklets, and instructions for accessing digital streams and meetings. “Afternoon” activities will use items that you can easily find around the house, or at your local grocery store.  Each kit will also have GSR swag including patches! A T-shirt will be included, but may be shipped later depending on availability.

What’s the price?

Each week allows for participation in up to 6 different merit badge based programs.  For only $49 you will be able to participate in 1 badge of your choosing for that week, along with all the additional camp activities.  For only $89 you will be able to participate in 3 badges, along with all the additional camp activities.  For $149 you will be able to participate in 6 whole badges of your choice and all the additional camp activities.  Payments are due at the time of registration.

$49* – 1 Daytime Program

$69* – 2 Daytime Programs

$89* – 3 Daytime Programs

$109* – 4 Daytime Programs

$129* – 5 Daytime Programs

$149* – 6 Daytime Programs


Every option includes:

  • Your selected Daytime Programs plus…
  • Evening Programs – Explore something new, enjoy a friendly competition, or hang out with the staff and your fellow campers
  • Afternoon activities – instructional videos to walk you through a simple, fun project that you can do at home
  • Virtual Campfires 
  • Flag Ceremonies to start and end each day

Sample Schedule

GSR Base Camp at Home Sample Schedule

 

Daytime Program Examples

GSR Daytime Program Schedule

 

Evening Program Schedule

Choose one program each evening – or spend some time relaxing with your family. Evening programs are open to all participants and there’s no need to pre-select which programs you want to participate in, you can decide at Evening Flags if you want.

Base Camp at Home Evening Program

Registration opens the evening of June 15th

www.granitebasecamp.org

Family Camping Program

The Family Camping Program will only be available to Daniel Webster Council registered members who are currently registered with the BSA. The Daniel Webster Council wants to encourage registered members to bring along a non-registered family for the purpose of recruiting new members to join Scouting.  With the intent to join, a non-member is permitted to camp only with a registered BSA member. At least one registered BSA member must be present for the entire length of stay.

Daniel Webster Council camps are operated for the benefit of all registered Scouts and Scouters in accordance with standards of the council and the Boy Scouts of America. Rules for acceptance and participation in camp programs are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, creed, or national origin. Towards that end, policies and procedures have been established that pertain to everyone in camp.

These guidelines are meant to help all of us preserve the camping facilities for the future use of the Scouts and Scouters of the Daniel Webster Council and its guests.  The rules of Scout camps everywhere are based on the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and common sense.

Every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of all campers and every effort is made to make their camp stay a pleasant and memorable experience. Please ensure units follow these basic guidelines to help them enjoy their stay in our camps.

Available Dates

  • June 19th to 21st
  • June 26th to 28th
  • July 10th to 12th
  • July 17th to 19th
  • July 24th to 26th
  • July 31st to August 2nd
  • August 7th to 9th
  • August 14th to 16th
  • August 21st to 23rd
  • August 28th to 30th

Additional dates may be added if conditions change.

ONLY TENT CAMPING IS PERMITTED. RV OR POPUP CAMPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

How to reserve a site:

Use the following link to reserve a campsite at either Hidden Valley or Camp Carpenter.  Be sure to note first choice, second choice and third choice.  Sites will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis, meaning we will look at the date/time stamp for your reservation. In the event your preferred sites are not available, we will assign one to you.

To reserve a campsite at Hidden Valley:

https://nhscouting.doubleknot.com/event/2020-summer-family-camping-gsr/2691276

To reserve a campsite at Camp Carpenter:

https://nhscouting.doubleknot.com/event/2020-summer-family-camping-ccarpenter/2691316

Tent Camping

  • $25.00 per night
  • An additional $12.50 per night to include firewood.
  • Payment must be made via credit card in advance. A 3% convenience fee will be applied.
  • Premium campsites such SnoMo and Round Pond have an upcharge at GSR and Lion’s Den at Camp Carpenter
  • 1 Family per assigned Campsite
  • 8 person maximum per site
  • Family provides their own camping and cooking equipment
  • All cooking must be in the campsite, no cooking at the designated swimming areas
  • All trash must be placed in a trash bag and secured nightly to avoid inviting wildlife.
  • No outside firewood may be brought onto the property
  • An additional Kubota load of firewood may be purchased for $25.
  • Must follow all rules and regulations contained in this guideline
  • Families are responsible for the general cleaning of the site during and at the conclusion of their stay.
  • All reservations must be made no less than 48 hours prior to arrival
  • A cancellation fee of $15 will be imposed if within 5 days or less of reservation date. Reservations made within 48 hours and then cancelled will lose payment.

Camp Carpenter Lean-to Camping

  • $35.00 per night
  • An additional $12.50 per night to include firewood.
  • Payment must be made via credit card in advance. A 3% convenience fee will be applied.
  • 1 Family per assigned Campsite
  • 8 person maximum per site
  • Family provides their own camping and cooking equipment
  • All cooking must be in the campsite
  • All trash must be placed in a trash bag and secured nightly to avoid inviting wildlife.
  • No outside firewood may be brought onto the property
  • An additional Kubota load of firewood may be purchased for $25.
  • Must follow all rules and regulations contained in this guideline
  • Families are responsible for the general cleaning of the site during and at the conclusion of their stay.
  • All reservations must be made no less than 48 hours prior to arrival
  • A cancellation fee of $15 will be imposed if within 5 days or less of reservation date. Reservations made within 48 hours and then cancelled will lose payment.

Weekend Camping:

  • Weekend Sessions:
    • Friday Check in 12:00 – 19:00 through Sunday check-out by 11:00. (71 hours total duration)
    • Saturday Check in 12:00 – 19:00 through Sunday check-out by 11:00. 35 hours total duration)
  • Families will be assigned a check in time by the Camp Admin Staff
  • In the event that any camper reports symptoms of COVID-19 anytime during their session, the family will be required to leave the facility immediately and their site will remain unoccupied for a minimum of 7 days.