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The Beaver campsite is a terrific site if you want to be someplace a bit more separated from other sites but nearby the center of the camp. Located just below and to the west of the Administration Building, Beaver overlooks the Pond with a mix of open areas and lightly wooded terrain. The 18 platforms are arranged in small clusters that can work well for organizing your unit into small groups, yet the site is compact enough to maintain the all-together feeling.

Site capacity: For medium to larger sized units
Special Features: Lightly wooded with some clearing in the centers
Latrine type: Classic-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Beaver in the Summer features:

  • 18 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal frame cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Open center area yielding a fair amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Campsite Layout

Wide open spaces, lots of room, and its own entrance make this site a real favorite for off-season and summer resident campers alike. Niagara sits on a bluff overlooking the causeway end of Goose Pond and has a newly refurbished pathway that connects it to the rest of the camp. If you have a really big unit or have one or two other units you like to camp with, Niagara is the ideal site for you.

Site capacity: For large sized units or several smaller units camping together
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Classic-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Niagara in the Summer features:

  • 27 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal framed cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 1 Picnic Table
  • Large, open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Niagara Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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Few areas or campsites at Goose Pond have the view and the setting that the Scoutcraft area has. Sitting on the far side of the Pond, the site overlooks the waters from below the bows of the fir trees that shade the side so well. If you are looking for a peaceful place to camp, this is it! No platforms, no driving into the site. Just hike in with your pack, set up camp, and enjoy camping the way it was meant to be.

Site Capacity: For small to medium sized units
Special Features: Pine grove on the Pond across from the Waterfront
Latrine type: Latrine at the Shotgun and Archery Ranges

Site Specifics

Scoutcraft in the Summer is used the Scoutcraft Area, teaching Scouts outdoor skills of all kinds.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Usually accessible during the off-season

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Scoutcraft Area in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite layout not available at this time

If you have a younger, smaller-sized unit, Lenape is the ideal campsite for you. Located just off Applegate Lane and across from the Helcoski / Handicraft Lodge, the site is centrally located and within easy walking distance of just about everything in camp. The site even boasts flush toilets in its latrine.

Site capacity: For smaller sized units
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Modern-style flush toilet latrine when water system is on in warmer weather. Helcoski's Classic-style pit latrine is used in the off-season when the water system is off.

Site Status

Lenape in the Summer features:

  • 8 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal framed cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 1 Picnic Table
  • Wooded open center area yielding a good amount of shade from the sunshine during the day.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand with flush toilets.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Lenape Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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Capouse is one of the old-time favorite sites at the Pond. Newly renovated in 2006, the site now has an improved drainage system, a refurbished campfire circle and a shelter with a wood floor. With 13 platforms, the site is ideal for medium sized units and joins to the Delaware Site with a short trail. Just a short walk from the Nature Lodge or the shore of the Pond.

Site capacity: For medium sized units
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Classic-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Capouse in the Summer features:

  • 13 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal framed cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp or Dining Fly
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Large, open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Capouse Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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Iroquois is a site that has it all! Loads of shade where the tents are located and a roomy new shelter provide plenty of cover from the sun or elements. Two distinct camping areas also allow a unit to split up between patrols, age groups, or even allow two smaller units to share the site yet camp with a fair amount of autonomy. In the off-season, Iroquois offers more shelter from chilly winds off of the Pond than most of our other sites because of its location.

Site capacity: For small or medium sized units, especially those needing to split their contingent
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods all around
Latrine type: Classic-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Iroquois in the Summer features:

  • 13 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Has two distinct camping areas
  • Open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Iroquois Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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Shawnee is a great medium to large-sized unit site set back in a wooded grove above the Youth Showers. The site offers a bit more protection from the wind and sun than other sites and is great for when the weather is hot or rainy. Your group will like the proximity to the center of camp and being able to retreat into a shady shelter of the site.

Site Capacity: For medium to larger sized units
Special Features: Wooded grove on the hill above the Youth Showers
Latrine type: Classic pit-style latrine

Site Specifics

Shawnee in the Summer features:

  • 16 or 17 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal framed cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Large, open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Adirondack-style shelter
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late October.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Shawnee Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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If you are looking for an opportunity to do Outpost -style camping for your summer resident camp experience, we have just the thing for you with this beautiful site. Wide open spaces, lots of room, and its own entrance make this site a real favorite for off-season and summer resident campers alike. Pioneer sits on a bluff across the road from the main camp and is definitely off on it's own. Yet it isn't so far from the main camp that you can't be part of all the great things that make Goose Pond what it's famous for. You get the best of both worlds at Pioneer - on your own and able to participate in all the programs the Pond offers when you want them.

Site capacity: For large sized units or several smaller units camping together
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Classic-style pit latrines

Site Specifics

Pioneer in the Summer features:

  • Outpost-style open camping - you provide your own tents, tarps, and cots
  • Food is provided by the camp for you daily to prepare in your site
  • Water supplied at 2 washstands
  • 5 Picnic Tables
  • Large, open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has 2 latrines and washstands.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Usually accessible during the off-season

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Pioneer Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite Layout

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Seneca is a nice, airy site with a large clearing at the center. The site faces the Pond and is backed by a rock ridge at the rear of the site and is surrounded by woods which offer some shade during the daylight hours. Ease of access with a trailer and the proximity to COPE make this site ideal for older Troops and Venture Crews.

Site capacity: For medium to larger sized units
Special Features: Grassy center with nicely shaded woods on edges
Latrine type: Modern-style pit latrine

Site Specifics

Seneca in the Summer features:

  • 14 to 15 2-man platforms with tents
  • 2 metal frame cots with mattresses in each tent.
  • Program tarp & Dining Fly
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Large, open center area yielding a good amount of sunshine during the day.
  • Has it's own latrine and washstand.

Fall, Winter, and Spring features:

  • Platforms remain in place and may be used with your own tents.
  • Water generally at site from mid-May to late September.
  • Usually accessible during the winter

Location of Campsite in Camp

Location of Seneca Campsite in camp.

Campsite Layout

Campsite layout not available at this time

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