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Deer Lake Summer Resident Camp

posted May 7, 2013, 7:35 AM by Admin User   [ updated May 7, 2013, 7:59 AM ]
Killingworth, CT (~1 hours drive from Wilton)
Sat, Jul 27 -> Tues, Jul 30 (3 nights stay)

Pack 22 encourage all to attend the Cub Scout Summer Resident Camp at Deer Lake in Killingworth, CT.  There are several sessions available at the camp (from late July through mid August) but we have a critical mass of pack families interested in the July 27 - 30 session and so that is the one that we are going to officially support as a pack.

Those of you who attended the April pack meeting will have seen a presentation about Deer Lake.  For those who missed it I can say that it is a beautiful, farm-like facility about an hour's drive from Wilton specifically designed with the young camper in mind.  You will camp in comfortable open-sided lean-tos in private camping areas and enjoy shower blocks and a central dining hall.  So it's certainly not bare-bones camping by any means!  Quite comfortable actually, the perfect place for an introduction to the great outdoors for cub scouts.

Deer Lake isn't just about camping though, it's about doing things.  It's an especially great camp for rising Webelos (current Bears) and Webelos 1s since it offers the chance to complete several of the core Webelos requirements including Engineer and Outdoorsman.  Attending the camp will give your Webelos scout a real head start on their way to earning the Arrow of Light.  The camp isn't just for Webelos though, any cub scout can attend and enjoy the activities.  Last year we had Tigers and Wolves in attendance and they had a great time.

Activities include:
  • Archery, BB Gun shooting
  • Sports
  • Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking (day/night)
  • Arts & crafts
  • Earning activity badges & belt loops
  • Campfires, skits, songs, fun & games
Every year there is an overarching theme for the camp and this time it's all about pirates.  So expect lots of costumes and swashbuckling!

Cost:  $315 for one cub scout and one adult partner.  Other family members can attend too.  See the attached brochure for further details on the cost.

Be sure to check out the attached brochures and also this video that presents the camp:

If you are interested in attending, or just learning more, then contact Alan Davies via e-mail at

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Admin User,
May 7, 2013, 7:35 AM
Admin User,
May 7, 2013, 7:35 AM