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Family Camping

Family Camping

About

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.

Units are not permitted to camp under these guidelines.

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.

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.

About Our Properties

In 1945, Camp Carpenter became the official Scout camp for the Daniel Webster Council.  Located on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire, Camp Carpenter is a 250-acre wooded property that is the Daniel Webster Council’s Cub Scout Summer Camp.  The rest of the year it is available for use by Scouting Units and non-profit organizations.

The camp consists of nine campsites, 6 Adirondack shelters (lean tos), 8 unheated cabins and program theme areas.  The Dan Beard Trail follows the camp boundary and Long Pond is suitable for water and boating activities.

The camp can be used for day or overnight activities.  Camping, hiking, fishing, orienteering, cooking as well as snowshoeing, sledding  or ice fishing in the winter are some of the many activities that units can take advantage of.  Scouting families can also use the camp facilities.  Consider having a Cub Scout birthday party at Fort Friendship or Pirates Cove.

Camp Carpenter is also home to the Lawrence L. Lee Museum which houses one of the largest collections of Scouting Memorabilia in the world.  The Manchester Scout Shop is also at Camp Carpenter.  BSA uniforms, literature and equipment can be purchased here.

How much does it cost and what are the restrictions?

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.

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

How do I reserve a campsite?

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

I have questions, who can I contact?