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Wabasso Resident Camp


Summer Phone: June 19 - August 18, 603-938-2240
Year-Round Camp Hotline: 617-350-8335

No two sessions are the same at Camp Wabasso when you take the lead. Aspiring actresses, writers and directors take center stage in our theater programs. Showcase an original production while perfecting your performance, costume creation and writing skills. Or saddle up at our fully equipped stable and explore our horseback riding trails with lessons tailored for beginning to advanced riders. First time at camp? Try a mini or one-week session. Want to explore the world beyond camp? Set a course for adventure on our trip and travel destinations (grades 9-12). And no matter which program you choose, you’ll enjoy traditional camp activities like swimming, boating, woodworking, campfires and more.

For more information, attend an open house, or to schedule a tour, contact us or call 617-350-8335.

Read our 2017 Camp Guide. Bus transportation is available and will run to/from Boston, Braintree, Woburn and camp.

Already registered for camp? Read your 2017 camp confirmation packet to find all the information you need to know, including a suggested packing list.


Typical Day at Camp

At the beginning of the session, you'll work with counselors to plan what the group will do while at camp. With every camper’s input in the program, no two days will be the same. Spend part of each day participating in specialty program activities and fill the rest of the time with many different activities. Get creative in arts and crafts, cool off at swimming, or take aim on our archery range. At least once during the session you will have the chance to cookout with their unit.


About the Director

Deb “Brook” O’Shea is the director of Camp Wabasso. This will be her 14th summer directing Camp Wabasso. Brook has 38 years of experience working at Girl Scout camp in roles such as adventure director, CIT director and associate director. Brook believes Girl Scout camp provides girls with a chance to develop new skills they will use throughout their lives, such as leadership, negotiation and working in a cooperative group. Her favorite memories of camp are final night campfires at the beach, especially the candle ceremony. During the school year, Brook is a special education teacher at a high school in Vermont. Brook is an accomplished teacher and spends much of her free time helping her students excel in life. In 2009, she had the honor of being named one of Vermont’s Outstanding Teachers. Brook holds a BS in Education from Butler University and MS in Special Education from Indiana University.


Sleeping Quarters

Campers who stay at Wabasso will live in cabins or platform tents. There are 4 girls in each tent and 8-16 girls per cabin. Each girl will have a cot with a mattress. A bathroom is located just a few feet from each tent. Hot showers are located in the central shower house. Each unit has a fire pit for cookouts. Counselors stay in quarters with other staff right by the campers' quarters. Each unit has a covered pavilion for rainy day space. Poles for bug netting will be provided. Bug netting can be purchased at the Trading Post.

See pictures of Camp Wabasso sleeping quarters.


Health & Safety

Camp Wabasso is an American Camp Association accredited camp. This means that a nationally recognized organization comes in every 3 years to make sure everything we do (from the meals we serve to the programs we plan) is done in a safe way. By selecting an ACA accredited camp you can be assured your camper is safe.

Our camp is also licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. The Department of Environmental Services is the state regulating body for summer camps in New Hampshire and has separate state standards of health and safety with which we comply.


What to Bring to Camp

Packing for camp can be very hard if you don’t know what to bring for your stay, especially if you are a first time camper. If you're wondering what you can and cannot bring to camp, view our complete packing list. We recommend packing in a camp trunk that can fit under your bed or a soft duffle bag. Please label EVERYTHING with your full name. Visit the Girl Scout Shop for camping essentials!