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Message from Our Camping Team

May 13, 2020

Dear Scouting Family,

We are deeply saddened to have announced that we will not be opening for the 2020 season at our wonderful camps. The health and safety of our Scouts, Scouters, and staff is our utmost concern. We will continue to monitor the situation and once we feel that an in-person program can be delivered safely at any point this summer, we will re-evaluate and announce what will be available. We strongly recommend that units do not plan overnight camping trips on their own. This type of activity will be non-sanctioned.

With regards to new programming, our camp staff have been developing multiple programs which include a robust online “at home” camp and a full Fall weekend lineup at each camp property. This summer we are excited to announce and welcome CAMP KINDA-LIKE-A to our camp family. In the coming days and weeks you will see more information released on CAMP KINDA-LIKE-A; please stay tuned. This Fall each camp has developed unique programs to fit the needs of individuals, troops, packs, and families. More information will be distributed in early summer. As for summer 2020 payments, we will have several options available to choose (you can choose one or a combination of the options): 1. we can provide a refund as soon as possible; 2. we can roll your payment into one of the upcoming camp programs (Camp Kinda-Like-A or camp Fall programs); 3. We can roll your 2020 payment into 2021 for a site reservation; or 4. you can donate a portion of your fee to help the CT Rivers Council continue its mission. For refunds or roll overs contact Michele Soboslai at

We are excited and hope these new opportunities help fill a need. While we know these new programs in no way replace a summer camp experience, we are excited to be able to offer alternatives to make the best of the situation. In true Scouting Spirit, we will provide what is needed until we can meet again by the camp fire. Thank you for your understanding and Scout On!

Virtual Camping

Introducing Camp Kinda-Like-A

We are excited to announce the opening of our all Virtual Summer Camp!  With summer camp regulations changing daily we are prepared to ensure a summer camp opportunity for all Scouts!  Check out our Camp Kinda-Like-A Headquarters in the button below.   

Camp Kinda-Like-A HQ

Cub Scout Registration
Scout BSA Registration

Camping for the Fall

June Norcross Scout Reservation

Autumn Adventure Camp

Held at J.N. Webster during Columbus Day Weekend 2020. Scouts and Leaders will participate in a three-night long weekend program starting on Friday night and concluding on Monday afternoon with full dining hall service. All Program areas will be open with Merit Badge and activity-based troop/patrol programming for all age groups. This is one of the rare opportunities to participate in the ATV program outside of Summer Camp.

Winter Resident Camp

Held between Christmas and New Year's Day 2020. Winter Camp is a unique experience where a Scout can earn merit badges and participate in activities that are not obtainable at a summer camp along with learning more about the Outdoors. The weather, activities, training, and overall camp atmosphere are vastly unique to any other Scout programs. This is not a Klondike, it is advancement and skills-based program that is fun.

Program Treks

This new initiative includes Staff lead, equipment provided programming, and Treks based out of JNW using the natural resources of Northeastern Connecticut. Canoe or Kayak the Quinebaug River Water Trail, Climb Wolf Rock, Learn to Sail on Goss Pond, or participate in the process of making Maple Syrup. Troops or individuals can sign up for one-day adventure-based events with meal options.

Camp Mattatuck

Fall Camping Experience

The Camp Mattatuck fall Camping Experience is designed to emulate all things we love about camp! The program will run for three sessions. Each session will run for six days, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and span over two separate weekends. The program will feature morning group activities such as: shooting, swimming/boating, dutch oven cooking etc. and Merit Badges in the afternoon. There will be a handful of Merit Badges added to this Fall Experience that are not offered over the regular summer season. This experience can be done as a Scouting Unit or as a provisional. Scouts who sign up for this program as provisionals will be assigned into a group that they will spend the week with and travel with for the morning group programs. This program aims to keep the Scouting Spirit alive in all of us.

Camp Workcoeman

Family Camping, SCUBA and Traditional Unit Camping Experiences

Come out to enjoy a camping experience with the entire family that features exciting programs aimed at both the Cub Scout and Scouts BSA levels. These programs will include special presentations, advancement opportunities, campfires and meals served out of the dining hall. Packs and Troops are also welcome to participate in traditional ‘offseason’ camping where they can reserve a camping area and facilitate their own program over a weekend. The popular SCUBA Certification course and shooting sports opportunities will be available on certain weekends as well.

Summer Camp 2021


Make your job easy; return to a Connecticut Rivers Council Summer Camp in 2021 and receive the benefits of our loyalty program for returning Troops.


    • The $50 Campsite Reservation Fee is waived
    • $100 Trading Post Credit for the Troop if you pay the per Scout deposit by March 15th
    • Preferred discount pricing on Off-Season paid programs. (Certain programs apply)
    • A free weekend tent camping site at ANY of the Connecticut Rivers Council Camps before the 2021 Season. (some blackout dates apply).
    • Exclusive free leader pricing for 2021
    • A personal visit from a Camp Staff Member who will come to your Troop meeting in the 2020-2021 offseason to talk about 2021 Summer Camp.

    Exclusive Free Leader Pricing -

    Bring ten (10) Scouts to summer camp, qualify for two (3) free leaders. For every additional ten (10) Scouts, qualify for an additional one (1) free leader.

    Number of Scouts

    Number of Free Leaders

    10 Scouts

    3 free leaders

    20 Scouts

    4 free leaders

    30 Scouts

    5 free leaders

    40 Scouts

    6 free leaders

    For more information about Camp please go to our website at

    Connecticut Rivers Council

    60 Darlin St, East Hartford
    CT 06108 United States

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