Calendar for New England Base Camp

There's a lot going on at New England Base Camp! See a list of upcoming public activities at our Milton, MA and Kingston, NH locations at our calendar listing below.

Saturday 9/23: Open Program & Bees and Boats Day

Join us for our Saturday program featuring a special boating program and the first day of honey harvesting!

In collaboration with Milton's Backyard Bee Project and Fruit Center Marketplace, Base Camp obtained 3 hives of 80,000 bees last year. The time has come to harvest the honey! Come see Beekeeper Seb, founder of the project, work with the bees, learn about the hives and taste one of the first jars of Base Camp honey!

Also, the Coastguard will be bringing kayaks and canoes to provide a clinic on paddle-craft safety. They will also be offering an official inspection with certification sticker to those whom bring in their own paddle craft.

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Saturday 9/30: Open Program & Music Room Launch

Lone Tree Fall Opening Weekend

Join us for our Saturday program featuring the launch of our new and improved Music Room! We have keys, drums, strings, and shakers to get the everyone movin' to the music! We'll have music playing all day, including a live band!

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Saturday 10/7: Open Program & Physical Fitness Week

Join us for our Saturday program featuring a special physical fitness program! We've got lots of games that will get everyone out and active! 

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Saturday 10/14: Pumpkin Fest!

All the greatest Base Camp activities done with pumpkins! And it’s all in one GIANT weekend. Over 2,000 people typically attend this event and Scouts launch pumpkins with trebuchets, spit pumpkin seeds for accuracy, play pumpkin mini golf, pumpkin bowling, make pumpkin pie and pumpkin ice cream as well as the classic activities like archery and Scout Skills!

Saturday 10/21: Open Program & S.A.Y.R.E. Program

Lone Tree Open Program

Join us for our Saturday program & "Scouting Advancement Year-round Requires Engagement"! This special program is designed for scouts to work on specific merit badges.

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Saturday 10/28: Open Program & Fright Fest

Join us for our Saturday program and our special Halloween Fright Fest! Come in costume and join our twilight walk through the woods...

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Saturday 11/4: Open Program & Primitive Skills Week

Join us for our Saturday program featuring a special primitive skills program! All the classics Scouts skills like making fire, shelter-building, knot tying and more!

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Saturday 11/11: Open Program & Veteran's Day/ Citizenship

Lone Tree Open Program

Join us for our Saturday program with a special theme surrounding Veteran's Day and Citizenship! Our camp activities include learning all about folding the flag, citizenship and freedom of speech.

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Saturday 11/18: Open Program & Thanksgiving Dinner

Join us for our Saturday program with a special Thanksgiving Dinner! We'll be using out outdoor cooking area to make turkey and pies!

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.

Friday 11/24: Climbing Weekend

The day after Thanksgiving is an open day of climbing for all!

This Friday will feature a day at Quincy Quarries with professional climbing instructors who have climbs set up for you and your skill level. We will be bringing a grill over and cooking up a hot lunch for all!

Saturday 1/6: Open Program- Winter Opening Weekend

Join us for our Saturday program! This weekend is our Opening for our Winter Season Program! From 10:00am- 5:30pm the campground is open for exploring. Come and give Ice Climbing a try and then head over to the Sledding and Snurfing hill, challenge course and the STEM or Music rooms. Be sure to save some time to go Ice Skating, indoor climbing and test your winter survival skills. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp!

Saturday 1/13: Open Program & Movie Night

Join us for our Saturday program & Movie Night! In honor of MLK Day the following Monday, we'll be celebrating with a black history themed movie!

From 10:00am- 5:30Pm the campground is open for exploring. 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 swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp! Saturday fun begins at Base Camp.