Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth.

  • Camping contributes to good health.
  • Camping helps campers develop self-reliance and resourcefulness.
  • Camping enhances spiritual growth.
  • Camping contributes to social development.
  • Camping is an experience in citizenship training.

The Daniel Webster Council offers world-class facilities for Scouts, families and outside groups to enjoy. Have your Scout unit join us for one of our summer programs as your Scouts work on advancement, try new things, challenges themselves, and discover the world to its greatest extent.

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Summer Camp Directors Chat

Join us to hear from our Camp Leadership Team about our 2023 camp programs. There will be a general session and then breakouts for the more detailed questions for each camp. Please pre-register to get the Zoom meeting access! Please pass this along to others who should hear about summer camp!

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2023 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Carpenter

  • Full Fee = $600
  • Full Fee with an Early Bird Discount (paid by 4/1/23) = $580
  • Fee with an Adventure Card Discount = $550
  • Fee with an Adventure Card Discount and Early Bird Registration (paid by 4/1/23) = $530

Griswold Scout Reservation – Hidden Valley & Camp Bell

  • Full Fee = $620
  • Full Fee with an Early Bird Discount (paid by 4/1/23) = $600
  • Full Fee with an Adventure Card Discount = $570
  • Full Fee with an Adventure Card Discount and Early Bird Registration (paid by 4/1/23) = $550

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

  • Full Fee = $520
  • Full Fee with an Early Bird Discount (paid by 4/1/23) = $500
  • Full Fee with an Adventure Card Discount = $470
  • Full Fee with an Adventure Card Discount and Early Bird Discount (paid by 4/1/23) = $450

We are expecting summer camp registrations to open in mid-January.

  • Week #1 – July 9 – 14, 2023
  • Week #2 – July 16 – 21, 2023
  • Week #3 – July 23 – 28, 2023
  • Week #4 – July 30 – August 4, 2023
  • Week #5 – August 6 – 11, 2023
  • Week #1 – June 25 – July 1, 2023
  • Week #2 – July 2 – July 8, 2023
  • Week #3 – July 9 – 15, 2023
  • Week #4 – July 16 – 22, 2023
  • Week #5 – July 23 – 29, 2023
  • Week #6 – July 30 – August 5, 2023
  • Week #7 – August 6 – 11, 2023
  • Week #8 – August 12 – 18, 2023
  • Week #1 – July 3 – 7, 2023
    *We will not have camp on July 4th. 
  • Week #2 – July 10 – 14, 2023
  • Week #3 – July 17 – 21, 2023
  • Week #4 – July 24 – 28, 2023
  • Week #5 – July 31 – August 4, 2023
  • Week #6 – August 7 – 11, 2023
  • Week #7 – August 14 – 18, 2023

In 2023, NYLT will take place at Camp Bell on Griswold Scout Reservation the week of June 25, 2023 to July 1, 2023.

  • Full Fee = $520
  • Full Fee with an Early Bird Discount (paid by 4/1/23) = $500
  • Full Fee with an Adventure Card Discount = $470
  • Full Fee with an Adventure Card Discount and Early Bird Discount (paid by 4/1/23) = $450

DID YOU KNOW

In the Outdoors we strive to meet the Aims of Scouting.

Character Development:

In the outdoors, Scouts have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of them as they learn to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances.

Citizenship:

Good youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves, their patrol, and their troop. This working together through the patrol and troop teaches active citizenship. 

Personal Fitness:

Scouts are challenged in the outdoor adventure and high adventure and are pushed physically and mentally to accomplish tasks of the outdoors. 

Leadership:

Scouts plan and carry out activities from start to finish. With thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders scouts make a plan and carry out this plan. Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education. A youth or adult leader may describe and demonstrate a Scouting skill at a weekly meeting, but the way Scouts truly learn outdoor skills is to do it themselves on a troop outing.