Winter Camp 2020
February Vacation (Week Long) at New England Base Camp
Younger campers, boys and girls in the 1st through 5th grade, will have a blast. They will ice skate, go sledding, snurfing, snowshoeing, fort-building, explore indoor camp activities and games and get a special visit from the Yeti! All of our outdoor and indoor winter camp activities are available. Fun for all with advancement opportunities for scouts too!
Older Campers, boys and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a program themed around winter activities including some with overnights, day trips, certifications and merit badge earnings for scouts. Program choices are: Pathway choices range from
- Winter Survival: Program involves Wilderness Survival Merit Badge, Cooking Merit Badge, CPR Certification, Includes one overnight
- Find Your Way: Program involves Orienteering Merit Badge, Geocache Merit Badge, CPR Certification
- Snow Sports: Program involves Snow Sports Merit Badge, Physical Fitness Merit Badge, Includes one day of skiing
- First Aid: Program involves First Aid Merit Badge, Fire Safety Merit Badge, CPR Certification, Basic First Aid
BSA Lifeguard Training 2020
February Vacation (Week Long) at New England Base Camp
The primary purpose of the BSA Lifeguard training program is to provide professional lifeguards for BSA operated facilities, council aquatics committees, and year-round aquatics programming. In addition, this training is intended to meet the requirements of government agencies for operations at a regulated swimming venue. The program is open to all registered adults and youth, age 15 and older. BSA Lifeguard is recommended for aquatics staff lifeguard training and for those who wish to work as lifeguards for BSA year-round aquatics programs. For those supporting council aquatics committees, this training is the next step beyond the Aquatics Supervision program for unit leaders.
Certification is good for 2 years. Cross over programs are available to become RED CROSS Lifeguards as well. Monday, February 17th will be swim tests and safe swim defense training. American Red Cross CPR/AED or equivalent training required BEFORE Monday.(Courses offered on the third Saturdays of every month at Base Camp.)
STEM Camp 2020
April Vacation (Week Long) at New England Base Camp
Younger scientists, boys and girls in the 1st through 5th grade, will enjoy a week full of STEM activities. From cool science experiments to nature walks, from drones to dino digs, from weather to space exploration, from art/design to animals! All scouts will work towards earning their NOVA Award!
Those in 5th grade, crossing over into troops soon, can choose to take the General Science Pathway designed as a transition. It includes a general introduction to science experiments: Biology, Chemistry, Sustainability and a field trip to a local Science Museum.
Older scientists, boys and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a pathway themed around STEM activities including field trips, visits from scientists and engineers and hands-on projects. Scouts will earn the corresponding merit badges. Pathway choices range from
- Robotics: Program includes introduction to robotics using lego Mindstorm kits, a field trip to iRobot, and a chance to earn the Robotics Merit Badge
- Engineering: Program includes working with engineers from all throughout Boston, a field trip, access to a 3D printer at New England Base Camp, and a chance to earn the Engineering and Inventing Merit Badges
- Energy/Electricity: Program includes learning about electromagnetic energy, fusion, playing with a Geiger Counter, field trip to MIT Fusion Lab, instruction by MIT Researchers, and a chance to earn the Electricity, Energy, and Nuclear Science Merit Badges
- Game Design/Animation: Program includes making art with science, making your own digital cartoons, a field trip to FableVision, working with Animators at FableVision, and a chance to earn the Animation, Game Design, and Chess Merit Badges
- Architecture/Design: Program includes design layout landscaping, a field trip and a chance to earn the Architecture, Drafting, and Landscape Architecture Badges
STEM Camp 2020
April Vacation (Week Long) at Base Camp Express
Boys and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, are invited to participate in a week STEM activities and merit badges for Scouts. Campers will choose a STEM-themed program. Program choices are:
Energy: Program includes working to earn Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Science Merit Badges, participating in a field trip to MIT Plasma Physics Department and working towards the Nova Award
Communications: Program includes working to earn Radio, Communications, and Signs Signals and Codes Merit Badges, participating in a Field trip to a local radio station and working towards the Nova Award
Nature: Program includes working to earn Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge, Forestry Merit Badge, Plant Science Merit Badges, participating in a Field trip to a managed forest and working towards the Nova Award
Summer Camp 2020
The Spirit of Adventure Council hosts NINE weeks of Outdoor Skills Day Camp at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA and SEVEN weeks at 7 other satellite locations! All camps are open to Boys and Girls within each age group, so friends and siblings are welcome!
Each week, there are multiple camps offered at the Cub Scout level. Each week, New England Base Camp in Milton also runs Scout/Grades 6-12 level Day Camp.
Cub Scout & Grades 1-5 at New England Base Camp, Milton
July 6th- 10th: Milton Day Camp Week 1
July 13th- 17th: Milton Day Camp Week 2
July 20th- 24th: Milton Day CampWeek 3
July 27th- 31st: Milton Day Camp Week 4
August 3rd- 7th: Milton Day Camp Week 5
August 10th- 14th: Milton Day Camp Week 6
August 17th- 21st: Milton Day Camp Week 7
August 24th- 28th: Milton Day Camp Week 8
August 31st- Sept. 4th: Milton Day Camp Week 9 “Space Camp at Base Camp”
Scouts & Grades 6-12 at New England Base Camp, Milton
July 6th- 10th: Adventure Camp
July 13th- 17th: Canoe Camp
July 20th- 24th: Kayak Camp
July 27th- 31st: Climbing Camp
August 3rd- 7th: Adventure Camp
August 10th- 14th: Trades Camp New
August 17th- 21st: Wildlife Management Camp New
August 24th- 28th: Climbing Camp
August 31st- Sept. 4th: Space Camp
Cub Scout & Grades 1-5 at Satellite Locations
July 6th- 10th: North Andover Day Camp New
July 6th-10th: Cambridge STEM Camp
July 13th-17th: Topsfield Day Camp
July 13th-17th: Lawrence STEM Camp New
July 20th-24th: Lexington Day Camp
July 27th-31st: Haverhill Day Camp
August 3rd-7th: Wakefield Day Camp
August 10th-14th: Wakefield STEM Camp
August 17th- 21st: Chelmsford Day Camp
Join Day Camp Summer Staff!
Please fill out this form if you are interested in applying for a staff position at one of our summer day camps.
New England Base Camp in Milton has many paid positions available. Our Satellite Camp locations have many volunteer positions available for both youth and adult.
The Campership program seeks to increase the number of Scouts enjoying outdoor experiences at Spirit of Adventure Council camps. This is done by providing financial assistance to our Scouts who wish to attend one of our programs.
Please fill out the Campership form to apply for financial assistance. If you have any questions while completing the form, do not hesitate to contact Robyn Mellish.
All campers are required to fill out the BSA Health Form Parts AB & C
Once completed, please send or hand-deliver a copy (with immunization records attached) to the Council office.
2 Tower Office Park
Woburn, MA 01801
All Spirit of Adventure Camps are Nationally Accredited Camps
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.