Scouts (Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts) make up the majority of the campers and participants at all Base Camp locations. Scouts also receive discounts, benefits and additional program opportunities to support their local program and enhance the outdoor experience.
The Saturday Scout Open Program is the cornerstone of all programing at Base camp. Scout groups can add onto their program experience by adding some more challenging aspects like river canoeing, Ice Climbing or COPE (see below). All Saturday programs provide advancement opportunities for Scouts at all levels. Additionally, all Base Camps Support Scout Book, making the record keeping for all advancement instantaneous.
Additionally, Scouts have access to a wide range of lodging opportunities, from cabin camping, to lean to shelters and tent camping. Scouts often take advantage of the year round dining hall (Milton Location), and the Scout Book app to keep track of their achievements. These options make the Base Camp the perfect place to add to your annual Scouting calendar.
Join us for our Saturday program! Come and give archery a try and then head over to the Axe Yard to learn to chop/split and plain a log. Be sure to save some time to go rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Saturday fun begins at Basecamp.
Base Camp hosts many different camps and camping programs throughout the year. Scouts can participate in week-long camps or individual day-camp activities. Cub Scouts are invited to our Satellite Locations for specific day camps. Check out all of our Camp Programs at our different locations to find out how you want to start your camping adventure!
We have two main locations in Kingston, NH & Milton, MA and seven satellite locations in Massachusetts: Andover, Boxford, Chelmsford, Gloucester, Needham, Saugus and Wakefield.
Scout Programs are open to Girl Scouts of all ages and support all Girl Scout outdoor recognitions! At NE BaseCamp it's not uncommon to see Brownie Girl Scouts competing with Cub Scouts in the swimming pool or learning outdoor skills from Eagle Scouts. Older Girl Scouts, and Gold Award recipients serve on our staff, and from time to time the Girl Scouts take over Base Camp, teaching Boy Scouts new skills and activities. Overnight facilities, restrooms, showers and other amenities are individualized and top quality, providing a great experience for all campers. (Some cabins and restroom facilities are in process of being renovated to make separate accommodations. Be sure to register early to get the best space for your group.)
Are you ready for a thrilling Ropes Course adventure? Once you’re 30 feet up in the air, you will need your team to make it across the Burma bridge and over to the end of the course.
Our guided trek will lead you into Boston Harbor where you will learn about oceanography, local wildlife and plant life, and of course, how to canoe. We will provide transportation to and from Basecamp.
Welcome to the highlight event of the winter program at Basecamp. Use crampons, special “plastic” boots and ice axes to work your way straight up a 30 ft piece of ice.