Year Round Camping

Did you know your Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, School Student Council, or Outing Club can rent campsites and cabin at Camp Wanocksett?  Outside of the summer months (July & August) groups from across New England visit Camp Wanocksett for weekend outings.  The facilities at camp, and the proximity to Mount Monadnock make a great opportunity to help support your unit's year round camping program.  Reservations are available on a first-come/first-serve basis and must be made through the council service center.  To make a reservation, please call (978) 534-3532.  

Activities to Enjoy

Hiking Mount Monadnock - Minutes from the Monadnock State Park, Camp Wanocksett is a great place to make your base camp as your Scouts prepare the hike the most climbed mountain in the world!  Mount Monadnock stands at an elevation of 3,165 ft. and has dozens of hiking trails for all abilities year-round.  

Fall Foliage - Are members of your group photographers?  Spend a weekend at camp enjoying the fall foliage and taking pictures.  

Snow Shoeing and Cross-Country Skiing - Bring your own snow shoes, or rent ours!  Camp Wanocksett has hundreds of acres where you can enjoy a winter snow shoe hike.  Visitors can also travel to the Monadnock State Park to enjoy over 8 miles of cross-country ski and show shoe trails.  Nearby Windblown Ski Area offers almost 25 miles of trails to enjoy, and Granite Gorge offers just over 7.5 miles of trails.  Both offers cross country and show shoe rentals. 

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding - Camp Wanocksett is fortunate to have a number of ski areas within a short driving distance.  All offer rentals and lessons, and many offer group rates as well as tubing parks.  Enjoy a day of skiing or riding and return to a warm cabin for some fellowship and good food that evening. Scouts can work on their Snow Sports Merit Badge or Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop

Water Activities - Camp Wanocksett offers a limited number of canoes and kayaks for rent during the spring and fall.  Groups can enjoy the tranquility of Thorndike Pond and paddle to Sagi Island for a quick hike.  All groups must comply with Safety Afloat and/or Safe Swim Defense regulations. 

Advancement Hike - Work on rank advancement identifying plants and trees while taking a short hike.  A 5 mile loop is available by traveling around Thorndike Pond on low traveled public roads, and a shorter loop is available at the Gilson Pond area of Monadnock State Park.  

Accommodations

Calendars below show the current availability, as well as a description of the facility and what it offers for amenities.  

Campsites

Amenities - Each site includes toilet facilities, tent platforms, and picnic tables.  Water is available in campsites between May and October, and at the Ranger's house year round.  

Cost - $25 per weekend per campsite for Boy & Girl Scout Groups; $30 for outside groups

Availability - A total of 15 campsites are available for rental at Camp Wanocksett.  Campsites are typically available year-round (except during the summer program season), though Council events may reserve the entire camp.  Please consult NVC Service Center prior to planning your outing.  

Memorial Lodge

Amenities - Memorial Lodge is located in the parking lot of Camp Wanocksett.  This cabin features electricity, a wood stove and two picnic tables.  A restroom facility is located nearby. Water is available in the parking lot between May and October, and across the street at the Ranger's house year round.  

Capacity - Bunk beds with camp mattresses sleep a total of 28 people.  A partition wall separates the cabin into two rooms for Adult and Youth sleeping arrangements.  

Cost - $140 per weekend for Boy & Girl Scout Groups; $280 for outside groups

Green Cabin

Amenities - The Green Cabin is located in the main field of Camp Wanocksett.  This cabin features electricity, a wood stove and two picnic tables.  A restroom facility is located nearby. Water is available in the parking lot between May and October, and across the street at the Ranger's house year round.   

Capacity - Bunk beds with camp mattresses sleep a total of 24 people.    

Cost - $120 per weekend for Boy & Girl Scout Groups; $240 for outside groups

 

Waterfront Cabin

Amenities - The Waterfront Cabin is located in the main field of Camp Wanocksett.  This cabin features electricity, a wood stove and two picnic tables.  A restroom facility is located nearby. Water is available in the parking lot between May and October, and across the street at the Ranger's house year round.   

Capacity - Bunk beds with camp mattresses sleep a total of 30 people.  A partition wall separates the cabin into two rooms for Adult and Youth sleeping arrangements.  

Cost - $150 per weekend for Boy & Girl Scout Groups; $300 for outside groups

 

Outpost Campsite

Amenities - The Outpost campsite is located at the extreme northern end of Camp Wanocksett.  This campsite features a fire pit and outhouse style latrine.  Limited off-street parking is available at the site.  Water is available in the parking lot between May and October, and across the street at the Ranger's house year round.   

Capacity - Bunk beds sleep a total of 20 people in a total of 5 3-sided buildings.   

Cost - $60 per weekend for Boy & Girl Scout Groups; $100 for outside groups

 

Cook's Cabin

Amenities - The Cook's Cabin is located in the center of camp just north of our Dining Hall.  This cabin features a small fireplace, and a sink and shower.  Limited off-street parking is available at the site.  Hot and cold water is available in the cabin between May and October, and cold water can be located at the Ranger's house year round.   

Capacity - A total of 6 beds with camp mattresses are in the cabin, and a small living room with a chair and couch can be used for relaxing after a long day of hiking the mountain.  

Cost - $60 per weekend for Boy & Girl Scout Groups; $90 for outside groups

 

Dining Hall

Amenities - The Camp Wanocksett Dining Hall is located in the center of camp.  This building features ample seating for even the largest events.  The fully stocked kitchen, complete with ovens, mixers, dishwashing, and refrigeration, can be used for your group's family outing or fundraising bake sale.  Hot and cold water is available between May and October, and cold water can be located at the Ranger's house year round. (Use of the kitchen may be limited based on the operation of the water system.)

Capacity - A total of 32 ten-person tables can be set up in the dining hall area.  The building is handicapped accessible. 

Cost - $240 per weekend for Boy & Girl Scout Groups; $272 for outside groups

 

Cancelation Policy

  • Reservations canceled at least 7 – 10 business days prior to scheduled arrival date:
    • Service Center must be notified and fee is transferable but not refundable.
  • Reservations canceled at least 2 – 6 days prior:
    • Service Center must be notified and fee is neither transferable nor refundable (unless cabin is rented by another unit).
  • Reservations canceled with 0 – 1 day notice:
    • Camp Ranger must be notified using the camp phone number (603-563-8550) and fee is neither transferable nor refundable.
  • Cancellations due to extreme weather: Fee refundable – With notification
  • Any refunds exclude a $10.00 Service charge. (pertains to cabins – campsites excluded)

Facility Use Policy

  1. Units must check-in and check-out with the Ranger or CampMaster before entering, using, or leaving camp or any facility.
  2. Prior permission, obtained from the Service Center, is required to use any facility.
  3. Tour permits are required from out-of-council units only. Units are responsible for insurance.
  4. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, fireworks or firearms of any kind are not allowed on council property or at any BSA camp facility (BSA Nat’l Policy)
  5. Open fires require the permission of the Ranger or CampMaster. Suitable fire-fighting equipment must be on hand at all times.
  6. All areas must be kept clean and in good condition Trash is the unit’s responsibility. A fee of $2.00/bag will be assessed for the use of the camp dumpster and is to be paid to the Ranger or CampMaster.
  7. Units are responsible for and will be billed for all damages to equipment, facilities, trees, etc., including carving on tables and buildings.
  8. All cabins are equipped with smoke detectors as required by State Law and BSA Policy. Tampering with, damaging or disabling smoke detectors in cabins may lead to dangerous conditions and is strictly prohibited.
  9. Flames of any type are not allowed in tents or shelters. All flammables shall be checked in with Ranger or CampMaster (BSA National Policy)
  10. Cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers for emergency use only. A fee will be charged for the replacement or recharging of expended fire extinguishers.
  11. Wood should be left for next group. Cut wood only with prior approval of Ranger or CampMaster. Please, no cutting or damaging live trees.  Do not bring firewood into camp to help prevent the spread of invasive species. 
  12. Use of the Waterfront or any of its facilities (swimming, rowboats, canoes, etc) requires prior approval from the Service Center. Use requires an adult trained in BSA’s Safe Swim Defense Plan or equivalent and that this certification be available at all times and shown to Ranger or CampMaster prior to using any of the facilities. (BSA National Policy)