Camp Wanocksett

For nearly a century Scouts have been camping on the shores of Thorndike Pond in the shadow of Mount Monadnock in southwestern New Hampshire. The Wanocksett Experience offers outdoor adventure for Scouts of all ages. Spend time enjoying the property, photographing nature, skiing nearby, or enjoying the most hiked mountain in America.

Campsites: 15

Cabins: 4

Acres: 335

Mountain: 1

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Rental Policies

COVID Rental Guidelines
Payment and Booking Terms

All reservations made online must be paid for at time of booking using a credit/debit card. Units looking to pay for a reservation using a check or funds on a Unit Account must contact the council service center to make a reservation. 

Reservations can only be made by choosing Friday through Sunday date options. If you plan to arrive on Saturday or for day usage, you will still need to make the Friday through Sunday reservation and add your day and arrival time in the note section when checking out. 

Check-In / Check-Out

All reservations are Friday evening through Sunday morning even if your unit is arriving late or departing early. Early-Arrival or Late-Departure must be coordinated 1 week before arrival with the service center.

Weekend Check-In begins at 6:00PM. Units must check-in at the King Cottage (Treasure Valley) or the Ranger's House (Camp Wanocksett) where we collect rosters and show you to your campsite or facility.

Weekend rentals conclude by 11AM on Sunday. Units must schedule a departure time with the Campmaster and must have their facility ready for inspection prior to departure.

Camp Usage
  1. Renters understand that rentals are not guaranteed until payment is received, and may be canceled at any time. Renters and their groups agree to abide by the policies of the Boy Scouts of America, the Heart of New England Council, the camps own policies, and to all local, state, and federal regulations that may apply. They understand that the Camp Ranger and/or their designee has the authority to remove groups or individuals from camp property.
  2. Units must check-in and check-out with the Ranger or Campmaster before entering, using, or leaving camp or any facility.
  3. Domesticated Animals, alcohol, illegal drugs, fireworks, or firearms of any kind are not allowed on camp property.
  4. Open fires require permission of the Ranger or Campmaster.
  5. All areas must be kept clean and in good condition. Trash must be disposed in the dumpster upon departure.
  6. Renters assume all responsibility for the group’s behavior and any cost associated with cleaning and damage attributed to the group during the rental.
  7. All cabins are equipped with smoke detectors as required by State Law. Tampering with, damaging or disabling smoke detectors in cabins may lead to dangerous conditions and is strictly prohibited.
  8. Flames of any type are not allowed in tents or shelters.
  9. Cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers for emergency use only. A fee will be charged for the replacement or recharging of expended fire extinguishers.
  10. Wood should be left in the campsite/cabin for the next group. Please ask the Campmaster or Ranger before taking cut cord wood. Please no cutting or damaging live trees.
  11. Use of any program area (including, but not limited to, the waterfront, shooting ranges, climbing tower, COPE, etc.) require trained staff and can not be used by a unit.
  12. Choices of service projects are subject to the discretion of the Camp Ranger. Only the main roads will be plowed in the winter. Units will be expected to hike into campsites where necessary.
Firewood Policy

One of the things that makes our camps magnificent is the abundance of mature tree growth on the properties. No living or dead trees are to be cut without specific permission of the Ranger. A $15 per inch diameter or $100 penalty, whichever is greater, will be enforced. Importation of firewood from outside of the camp is prohibited per the Heart of New England Council Board of Directors. This assists in the prevention of invasive species, including the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer, from destroying our mature trees. Ample firewood can be found around your campsite in the form of fallen dead wood, and a limited supply of split cordwood is available at the maintenance shop.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations/modifications must be made through the Heart of New England Council Service Center.

  • Cancellations prior to 30 days will receive a full refund to the original payment method used.
  • Cancellations within 14 days will have a 50% fee withheld or are fully transferable to a future reservation.
  • Cancellations within 7 days are non-refundable but may be fully transferable to a future reservation.
  • Cancellations made due to altered or canceled programs at camp, due to extreme weather, or due to extreme circumstances will receive full refunds.

Camp Information

Adirondacks & Campsites

Abnaki Campsite

Abnaki campsite is centrally located to camp across from the Climbing Tower.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Apache Campsite

Located on the western side of camp, this is the largest campsite in camp. The site is very open and has plenty of space for your unit to spread out for the weekend.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Arrowhead Campsite

The Arrowhead campsite is located on the eastern side of camp and is accessible by a road with some parking nearby.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Blackfoot Campsite

Located at the northern end of camp, the Blackfoot campsite has plenty of space for your unit to spread out and be secluded from other units in camp.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Chippewa Campsite

A small campsite that is perfect for a patrol looking for a basecamp while they hike Mt. Monadnock.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Crow Campsite

The only campsite in camp with a private entrance, the site is open and has plenty of space for your unit to spread out for the weekend.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Iroquois Campsite

A campsite great for a larger unit with multiple patrols who want to spread out, Iroquois is centrally located on Ranger Jack Way.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

King Philip Campsite

King Philip is the northernmost campsite along Ranger Jack Way and has a private amphitheater for those weekend campfires.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Kiowa Campsite

Kiowa is the the easternmost campsite in camp and has privacy to other campsites in camp.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Merrimac Campsite

The Merrimac campsite is centrally located on Ranger Jack Way and is the camp’s most accessible campsite.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Monadnock Campsite

Monadnock campsite is a medium sized campsite for two small patrols. It is named after the OA lodge who helped construct the site.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Nipmuc Campsite

The Nipmuc campsite is located on a ridge on the western side of camp. The site has access to a composting restroom facility and nearby parking lot.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Outpost

The Outpost campsite is located at the extreme northern end of camp and is perfect for the unit that wants to have a more primitive camping experience.

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Prices start at: $75 for 2 nights

Rotary Campsite

The Rotary campsite is located on the western side of camp and has access to a nearby parking lot and composting restroom facility.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Sioux Campsite

The only campsite in camp with a direct view of Mt. Monadnock, the Sioux campsite is large and perfect for those units who want space for patrols to camp.

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Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Cabins

Grand Monadnock Lodge

The Grand Monadnock Lodge (formally the Green Cabin) is located in the Main Field of the camp and is the perfect cabin for a co-ed unit or multiple units camping together.

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Prices start at: $250 for 2 nights

Magee Village

The Magee Village is a group of four small cabins and an outdoor gathering area perfect for your unit campout.

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Prices start at: $250 for 2 nights

Memorial Lodge

Initially constructed to house the camp museum, the cabin is a traditional bunkhouse with seperate rooms for youth and adults.

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Prices start at: $200 for 2 nights

Waterfront Cabin

The Waterfront Cabin is located in the main field of the camp and has a private firepit and outdoor grill.

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Prices start at: $200 for 2 nights

Other

Canoe Trailer

A canoe trailer is available for rent along with 6 canoes, paddles, and PFDs.

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  • Guests: 18
  • Bed Type: No Sleeping Accommodations
  • Categories: Trailer Rental

Prices start at: $50 for 2 nights

Central Lodge

Central Lodge (also known as the Dining Hall) is located in the center of camp and is perfect for your group’s family outing or fundraising bake sale.

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Prices start at: $300 for 2 nights

CW Day Usage

Does your unit want to use the camp property for the day to hike and explore? Units can use the camp as a basecamp for their day activity. 

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Smith Craft Pavilion

The Smith Family Pavilion is a large open air pavilion that can be used for gatherings, trainings, or whatever your unit can think of.

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Prices start at: $150 for 2 nights

Activities

Fall Foliage Photo Hikes

Are members of your group photographers? Spend a weekend at camp enjoying the fall foliage and taking pictures.

Hike Mount Monadnock

Price: $15 / vehicle of 6 occupants

Within walking distance of Monadnock State Park, Camp Wanocksett is a great place to make your base camp as your Scouts prepare the hike the most climbed mountain in the world! Mount Monadnock stands at an elevation of 3,165 ft. and has dozens of hiking trails for all abilities, year-round. Advanced reservations are required to hike trails from the three NH State Park entrances during this time of social distancing. Visit https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/monadnock-state-park for more information.