is more than having fun and earning merit badges
indicate that summer camp is more than just a place to have fun. It
also offers Scouts the opportunity to participate in physically and
intellectually challenging activities, introduces them to new and
rewarding experiences, and provides them with supportive and caring
Please contact your Scoutmaster for further
information about your troop's plans for summer camp at Camp Somers. If your troop will not be here this summer, you are welcome to come as an individual Scout.
Parents are encouraged to review the Camp Somers Summer Camp Leaders' Guide. It is the bible for troop leaders but it is also packed with lots of useful information for Scouts and their parents.
Scouts like to get mail at camp! It can take several days for the mail to arrive. So
mail early (even before they leave for camp). Here is our address:
Scout Name, troop number and campsite
Camp Somers, MASR
750 Waterloo Road
Stanhope, New Jersey 07874
In case of emergency, the camp phone number is:
973-347-2240. Please be prepared to provide your son's name, troop and
campsite. We will then send a messenger to the adult leader at the
The trading post stock includes handicraft items, snacks, soft drinks, slush puppies, ice cream, popcorn, stamps, merit badge pamphlets and other Scouting literature, T-shirts, uniform parts, various items from the BSA Supply Catalog, and souvenirs.
The weather at Camp Somers can range from clear and
sunny in the 90s to clear and cool at night with lows sometimes in the 60s.
If you have any questions about summer camp with your troop, please review the Camp Somers Summer Camp Leaders' Guide and contact
your Scoutmaster. If you are coming to one of our summer camps for individual Scouts, please review the information below. Each of these camps also has its own guide for parents and Scouts.
Can't go to camp with your troop?
Wants to spend more than one week at camp? Check out our Provisional Camp Troop.
Not quite ready for
overnight camp? Wants to see what camp is like?
Looking to get a taste of the Boy Scout program? Maybe you are an experienced Scout with an evening job. Check
out our Trailblazer Day Camp program. Bus transportation is included.
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? Do you just want to have fun? Then Backwoods Engineering Camp may be for you. This camp is held one week each August.
Please be sure to review the refund policy before registering for camp.
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