There is something to do for everyone at Camp Wanocksett. Apart from watching out for your boys, Wanocksett provides you with opportunities of your own.
Our area directors are National Camp School Certified in many different areas of the Scouting program, and during the week there are opportunities for them to pass on their knowledge to you. These training sessions can help to enhance your troop program outside camp. The sessions offered are:
- Youth Protection
- Climb On Safely
- Safe Swim Defense
- Safety Afloat
- Trek Safely
- Hazardous Weather
- Paddle Craft Safety
- Swimming & Water Rescue
Wanocksett takes pride in recognizing the hard work and dedication of our adult leaders. For those that go above and beyond, there are two awards you can receive:
The Ranger Jack Scoutmaster Award – This award honors a long time Scouter, Ranger, and friend of Wanocksett, Ranger Jack Kennedy from Boxborough MA. Our amphitheater is named after he and his wife, and the award dedicated to him is for outstanding Scoutmaster service in program.
Adult Service Corps – At the start of every summer, the staff sets up the facilities of Wanocksett. As the program starts, the staff’s attention shifts to the boy. Our facilities upkeep is largely maintained by the Ranger Corps, and adult volunteers who come every week. Any adult who performs 10 or more hours of work will be recognized for the Adult Service Corps, reserved for those who go above and beyond to make our camp a better place.
Scoutmaster Shotgun Shoot
A tradition at Camp Wanocksett is the weekly Scoutmaster vs. Administration shotgun shoot. Adult leaders are invited to the Shotgun range to compete in a competition against the Camp Administration team. Test your stills against this formidable team. Not a frequent shooter?…Never shot before?…Don’t worry! Our shooting sports director offers time to practice earlier in the week and can help you shoot for the first time.
As a staff, our mantra at Camp Wanocksett is “We are here to have the time of our lives”. In that spirit, we provide a number of opportunities for adult leaders to engage in the wide array of recreational pursuits we have available. Adult leaders may participate in everything from free swims and bike rides, to open boating and Project C.O.P.E. The highlights of Club Wanocksett include the Administration vs. Scoutmaster Shotgun Shoot and the Scoutmaster Appreciation Reception on the Waterfront. More details about the potential activities available to you will be found in your Sunday check-in packet.