Camp Somers

STEM Shirt Backwoods Engineering Camp

One week only - August 14-20, 2016

Do you love to lash?

Do you want to learn how to build challenging towers, bridges, catapults, and more using nothing but sticks, rope, pioneering tools and your own hands?

Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics?

Do you just want to have fun?

Then enroll in Backwoods Engineering Camp at Camp Somers.

Learn how to do things most people will say are impossible!

Backwoods Engineering Camp is a weeklong STEM experience held at Camp Somers for First Class TowerScouts and above who are interested in building and accomplishing tasks beyond the normal Scouting program. This is an individual sign up - so come by yourself or bring a friend.

Over the course of the week, the group will build a trestle bridge, a signal tower, a catapult, a suspension bridge, and a Cartoonraft using spars and ropes.  You will learn the principles of stable structures, stress, and load distribution.  You will also learn about the six simple machines, how to use them, and how they permeate every aspect of our daily lives.

Scouts will form their own in-camp troop for the week and will also participate in other camp wide and fun activities at Camp Somers.

We provide the leadership, campsite, meals, fun and Scouting. You provide the enthusiasm!

EquipmentRegister and Prepare for Backwoods Engineering Camp

  • Register Online Register - Online registration is now available
  • Fees - Includes meals, lodging, materials and adult leadership. Space is limited to 24 participants First Class and above, so sign up early!
  • Scout and Parent Guide - Printable booklet contains information about camp.
  • Confirmation Packet - Information you need to review and forms you need to complete before camp.

For more information call 973-347-3266 or 973-765-9322 x238

Council Refund Policy

Please be sure to review the refund policy before registering for camp.

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