S.O.A. Camps, Summer 2019

The Troop always attends summer camp together at Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island for a full week of fun and merit badge work.  The Troop tries to get week 2 every year.  In 2019 it will fall on July 7 - July 14.  We encourage all scouts to attend, even new crossovers.  It is a great way for scouts to have fun and enjoy each other while working on and practicing scouting skills.  (Click on Blue links for more information)

During the 2019 year, scouts can attend a variety of vacation camps and attend other summer camps in addition to Yawgoog.  Spirit of Adventure Council has an "adventure card" for yearly purchase that will give you 20% off all S.O.A. camps.  This is a great way to earn merit badges, practice scouting skills and have fun.


Summer Camp (Camps listed are all Spirit of Adventure Camps. Please note if it is a day camp or overnight, as well as the location. Day Camps are Co-ed.

June 30- July 6 Brownsea II: Overnight Camp at T.L. Storer.  Brownsea II is a unique and exciting hands-on approach designed to teach youth leadership skills through the actual practice and use of Scout Skills. Skills most closely concentrated on are camping, hiking, nature study, pioneering, and cooking. This course closely parallels the first Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This program places special emphasis on Scout skills, teaching and practice; the purpose of Scouting; and the role of the patrol method within the troop program. It is not done by classroom lecture, but rather by programs of skill, leadership exercise, and patrol competition. Scouts who complete the program will have a better awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses for their personal leadership styles.

REQUIREMENTS: All Scouts need to be First Class or above and have attended a one-week summer camp experience. Ages should be between 13-16 years old. We are looking for those Scouts that will be the future leaders of their home troops.


July 7th - July 14th - Camp Yawgoog - Troop 13 attends this camp as a Troop every year. Scouts work on Merit Badges, including Eagle Required badges. This promotes working together as a Troop and Patrols. This week is HIGHLY encouraged for all Troop 13 scouts including new crossovers.

July 8th- July 12th - Adventure Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm. - Five days, try five different activities. High Adventure to the extreme! Here is what you are going to get to do: Mountain Biking through the Blue Hills (please bring a bike, if you have one), Canoeing on the Neponset River, Hiking Trek through the Blue Hills, High Ropes Course teamwork at Base Camp, Rock Climbing at the Quincy Quarries (Friday Capstone)

July 14- July 20  Eagle Week: Overnight Camp at T.L. Storer.  Eagle Week is a week-long summer camp adventure designed to focus on a scout’s path to Eagle. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on Merit Badges including an expanded offering of Eagle Required merit badges. This week is perfect for highly motivated scouts who love the camp setting. Throughout the week the Troop will be visited by volunteers and public figures that will inspire and help the scouts along the way to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Requirements: Scouts who attend Eagle Week should be at least 1st Class and have attended at least one week at a week-long summer camp in the past. Scouts who attend should be highly motivated and eager to advance upon the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout. 

July 15th–19th:  Climbing 101 Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm.  Day 1 of camp will be learning safety procedures and basics before lunch, and climbing after lunch! That's right, on your first day you'll be rappelling from Lookout Rock! Campers will spend the week learning how to rock climb starting with the basics and bouldering and even ropes course training. Great for adventurers who are beginners or just starting to work on climbing skills. Campers will be able to learn slacklining, belaying and if they are a scout, they will earn requirements for the merit badge!

July 21- July 27 Scuba: Overnight Camp at T.L. Storer.  Spend the week in the camp ponds learning how to dive with our own certified master instructor, and then finish with an incredible dive day in Lake Winnipesaukee. Scouts, Ventures, and Leaders can earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification, and Scouts also have the opportunity to complete SCUBA Diving Merit Badge, Kayaking Merit Badge, Snorkeling BSA, and the new National Outdoor Aquatics Award. 

July 22nd–26th: Canoe Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm Day 1 of camp will get you ready for a week of water adventures! After swim tests, safety procedures and paddle instruction, campers will test out their canoes in the pond. Tuesday through Friday campers will test their skills on a variety of local bodies of water with one overnight at Base Camp. The canoe trek will involve tenting, cooking and other camp activities! Due to the travel needed for canoeing, we will squeeze in some of the traditional day camp activities where we can!

July 29th–2ndAdvanced Climbing Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm Day 1 of camp will be reviewing safety procedures and basics before lunch and climbing after lunch! That's right, on your first day you'll be repelling from Lookout Rock! The highlight of the week will be spent on some high climbs. Experienced climbers will have an exhilarating week of bouldering and ropes course climbs finishing with some advanced climbing at the Quincy Quarries. Campers will go over slacklining, belaying and if they are a scout, they will earn requirements for the merit badge!

Aug 5th–9thKayak Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm.  Day 1 of camp will get you ready for a week of kayaking adventures! After swim tests, safety procedures and paddle instruction, campers will test out their kayak in the pond. Tuesday through Friday campers will test their skills on a variety of local bodies of water with one overnight at Base Camp. The kayak journey will involve tenting, cooking and other camp activities! Due to the travel needed for kayaking, we will squeeze in some of the traditional day camp activities where we can!

Aug. 11- Aug. 16 Eagle Week: Overnight Camp at NEBCEagle Week is a week-long summer camp adventure designed to focus on a scout’s path to Eagle. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on Merit Badges including an expanded offering of Eagle Required merit badges. This week is perfect for highly motivated scouts who love the camp setting. Throughout the week the Troop will be visited by volunteers and public figures that will inspire and help the scouts along the way to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Requirements: Scouts who attend Eagle Week should be at least 1st Class and have attended at least one week at a week-long summer camp in the past. Scouts who attend should be highly motivated and eager to advance upon the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout. 


Aug 12th–16thAdventure Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm. Five days, try five different activities. High Adventure to the extreme! Here is what you are going to get to do: Mountain Biking through the Blue Hills (please bring a bike, if you have one), Canoeing on the Neponset River, Hiking Trek through the Blue Hills, High Ropes Course teamwork at Base Camp, Rock Climbing at the Quincy Quarries (Friday Capstone). You will also get to have all of the fun of a traditional day camp with bbs, archery, camp-wide games and more!


Aug 19th–23rd:  Space Camp at Base Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm. 3, 2, 1…Blast off! Space Camp at Base Camp is the final day camp week of the summer with a special STEM theme! Come and build rockets, check out a flying drone, meet special guests who work in the science field and explore  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Explore Base Camp's NEW robotics and technology program with an animation lab, robotics programming, iPad-controlled robots, and obstacle course. You will also get to have all of the fun of a traditional day camp with bbs, archery, camp-wide games and more!






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