Provisional Camping

No troop...no problem!

Scouts who cannot attend camp with their own troop, or wish to attend for additional weeks, may attend as part of our provisional troop, Troop 1, Wanocksett. The provisional troop is made up of boys from accross Nashua Valley Council and New England. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and experience summer camp in a whole new way!

The troop is supervised by full time staff whose only job is to ensure that the Scouts' week at camp is the best it can be. To join the provisional troop for a week please complete the online registration form. All information must be completed for the registration to be processed. Make sure you have a copy of your completed medical form and bring it with you when you arrive on the first day of camp. Boys will not be permitted to stay at camp without a completed medical form.

Arriving at Camp

The check in process for provisional campers is the same as for other Scouts. The camp gates open at 2:00PM. Plan on arriving at or shortly after 2:00. The camp staff will greet parents and Scouts at the gate, and assist with unloading gear and transporting it to the campsite. The Provisional Scoutmaster will take charge of the boys and guide them through the check-in process, which will include a medical screening and a swimming test. Later in the afternoon the Provisional staff will assist campers in setting up camp and preparing for the activities of the week.

Accomodations

Most provisional campers are housed in 8-person bunk houses in the camp's provisional campsite. The Provisional Scoutmasters have their own cabin and keep a close watch over the boys. Cabins are equipped with electric lights, bunks and mattresses. On weeks when the number of provisional campers exceeds the available cabin space, campers will be housed in the standard canvas platform tents in an adjacent campsite.  For a complete list of items to bring (or not bring) to camp, check out our suggested packing list.  Make sure to bring your bug net with you at check in and ask if you'll be staying in a cabin or a tent (based on capacity).  Nashua Valley Council Camps comply with the regulations of the State Department of Public Health.  

Dates & Fees

The provisional troop operates each of the seven weeks of summer camp.  If you attend, or are going to be attending, a week of camp with your troop during the same summer, you'll receive an Encore discount.  To see the entire list of camp dates for this year, or to see this year's camp fee, visit our Camp Dates & Fees page.