Base Camp at Nihan

ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH THE SPRING SEASON. CHECK OUR ONLINE PROGRAM PAGE FOR ONLINE CLASSES AND DIGITAL RESOURCES.

In our continued efforts to offer more program opportunities north of Boston, Base Camp is bringing our Open Saturday Programs, Merit Badge Classes, and Overnight Camping to Camp Nihan in Saugus!

We will be utilizing Camp Nihan's Education Center and surrounding campgrounds including a couple cabins.

131 Walnut St, Saugus, MA 01906

Open Program

Open Program activities include fishing, ecology, pioneering, outdoor cooking and other Scout Skills! Explore the campgrounds and activities unique to this location.

We'll be offering a 5-mile hike around the campgrounds, which will include plant and animal identification, that will fulfill Second or First Class rank requirements.

Merit Badge Programs

Any Scout can come to Base Camp at Camp Nihan and work on merit badges, including Eagle-required badges!

 

 

 

 

Overnight Lodging

Overnight camping will be available.

  • Book a Cabin (capacity 15) for $100
  • Book a Tent Site (capacity 20) for $35

There is no room outside the cabins to pitch tents, so you must book both if you'd like to. Cabins are equipped with electricity, a fridge, pellet stove, living room areas and kitchen areas, and a closeby outside faucet for running water. Showers and flush toilets are available at the campground.