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It’s time once again to start thinking about summer camp! As we embark on the 92nd camping season at Camp Wanocksett, we are pleased to invite you to our annual kick-off event.

This year, three meetings are taking place around New England; one in North Central MA, one on Cape Cod, and one in Western MA. Your unit may choose to attend a meeting at any of the locations. Light snacks & refreshments will be provided at the meetings. The cost for this event is free to your unit. Each troop may bring three people. We strongly suggest the Scoutmaster, an Assistant Scoutmaster, and the Senior Patrol Leader. Please make every effort to carpool.

Please RSVP online to help us plan for refreshments.

  1.  Central MA Event (This has been postponed to February 22 due to weather)
    1. Sunday, February 8 6-7:30PM at the Nashua Valley Council Service Center (1980 Lunenburg Rd. Lancaster, MA)
      This event will also be live streamed online.
  2. Western MA Event
    1. Sunday, March 1 6-7:30PM at the South Amherst Congregational Church (1066 S East St, Amherst, MA)
  3. Eastern MA Event
    1. Sunday, March 15 6-7:30PM at the On the Water Magazine Headquarters (707 Teaticket Highway East Falmouth, MA *New Address for 2015)

Nashua Valley Council takes pride in providing boys with an outstanding summer camping experience. The Counselor In Training (CIT) program builds upon the leadership skills learned elsewhere in the Scouting program. Through the CIT program, Scouts will be prepared to take on leadership roles as part of the summer camp staff and within their troop or crew.

Scouts will participate in the program for 4 weeks:

  • All Scouts will participate at Camp Wanocksett during training & camp set-up from June 20-26. (School Snow days can be worked around)
  • Scout will then participate in one week of the Boy Scout program, one week in the Cub Scout program, and one final week of their choosing.

The total cost of the program for 2014 is $255. This includes all room & board. This amount is not due until acceptance to the program has been confirmed. Fees will be collected at the CIT orientation meeting on May 18th at 6:30PM.

The requirements are stiff; the job demanding; the experience exhilarating!

We need your help! We all know that Camp Wanocksett is one of the premier Scout camps in the Northeast. Camp Split Rock hosts our Cub Scout Day Camp and many of our off-season training programs. What many of our visitors may not realize is that it takes a huge effort on the part of our volunteers, between September and June, to keep up with the routine maintenance and new projects that help keep these camps in the front of the pack.

Thanks to grants from the Magee Foundation, financial support from our communities, and the success of our summer camp program, we have had major building projects at both Camp Wanocksett and Camp Split Rock every year for the last decade. We’ve built three new composting restrooms, a new shower house, a climbing tower, new staff housing, rebuilt the high ropes course, replaced roofs, doors, and windows, and completed major structural repairs on several aging buildings. We’ve done all of this, almost entirely, with volunteer labor.

We’re not done yet!

Effective March 1, 2014 the BSA has released an updated medical form. If you have not yet completed your medical form for the 2014 camp season, please use the updated form available for download on the left side of your screen under "Camp Forms". If you have already had your physical and completed your medical form, the old form will be accepted for the 2014 season. Please address questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Did you forget to pick up a camp shirt from the trading post this past summer? That old shirt not the right size any more? Now you can order one online from http://shop.nashuavalleybsa.org. Shipping is always free!

Head over to our new online store to purchase your favorite camp shirt, misc apparel, and more. More items, including patches, will be added in the coming weeks. Don't delay; quantities of some items & sizes are limited.

Visitors to Camp Wanocksett are reminded that, in accordance with state regulations, to help prevent the spread of invasive species, outside firewood is not permitted at Camp Wanocksett. Visitors are requested to leave firewood at home.