Summer Camp 2023

J N Webster SR patch

Sunday, July 9 -
Saturday, July 15, 2023
J N Webster Scout Reservation
Ashford, Connecticut

Event Description

This year, Troop 54 will attend summer camp at June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, our second time at their summer camp. This camp is out-of-council for us as it is in Connecticut Rivers Council. July 9-15 is their Week 3. Our Scouts will stay in two-person canvas wall tents on wooden platforms. Each Scout will have a cot. Meals will be prepared by the camp and served in their dining hall; breakfast and lunch will be served buffet style with dinner being sit-down (family style). Our site will be determined later.

To get a picture of camp life, you can look at the Camp Video.



Activities at camp include merit badge sessions, patrol activities and troop activities (such as camp fires). The following documents/pages from 2021 provide examples; the corresponding 2023 documents will be posted when they are available:

Badges earned during Summer Camp will be presented at a Court of Honor in September.

What to Pack

See our summer camp Packing List. To emphasize a few items to bring:

Friday BBQ

The camp invites family members to join campers for the Friday Evening BBQ and Campfire. This is the regular meal for camp participants. Visitors need to pay via the Troop by noon on Sunday, July 9. Times and links for these payments will be posted later.


The camp requires that trailers be brought to the sites in the morning (earlier than participant arrival), so we will not meet at the church the morning of departure.

Each Scout and his stuff must be at the camp close to but not earlier than 1:00 PM on Sunday. Parents can transport their Scouts and their Scouts' stuff to the camp. They can alternately send most of the gear in advance. To do this, you can leave your tubs and other gear (e.g., sleeping bag, pillow, poles, fishing rod) at the Scoutmaster's house to load into the trailer at one of the following times:

The drive to the camp takes about 55 minutes. Have lunch before arriving at the camp or bring a bag lunch to eat at the camp (nothing that requires cooking). Our first camp meal will be dinner on Sunday. Everyone should drive to the main parking lot. The camp staff can move your stuff (if you brought it yourself) to the camp site.

Scouts can carpool to get to the camp. 2 pickup trucks should be sufficient, especially if you send your gear in the trailer.

Each Scout should have his swimsuit and towel in his day pack, with a water bottle and any prescription medications, to be ready for med check and swim check before we complete unpacking and camp setup.

We won't be able to gauge how many bicycles will fit into the trailer, especially for the drive back. As a result, it is likely that anyone bringing a bicycle will need a family member to pick up his bicycle at the end of camp.

Late arrivals at camp - Advise the Scoutmaster in advance. The troop is expected to arrive together.

Return - Our estimated return to Epworth is 11:00 AM on Saturday. Bear in mind that Nouvelle Arche services likely will be in progress when we arrive at the church.


Page updated 6/26/23
J. Froimson

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