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Horseback riding at Camp Wabasso

Camp Wabasso

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Summer camp sessions are filling fast. Here's a list of all the camp sessions with openings.

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Summer Phone: July 4–August 13, 603-938-2240
Year-Round Camp Hotline: 617-350-8335

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Address: 166 Route 114, Bradford, NH

Directions

GPS cannot be used to get to camp.

From Boston: Take Route 93 North to Route 89 in New Hampshire (near Concord). Follow Route 89 to Exit 9 (Bradford). Turn right off exit onto Route 103. At the junction of Routes 103 and 114, there will be a set of traffic lights. Turn right at the lights onto Route 114. Camp is approximately 2 miles north on Route 114 on the right. 


Located on 200 acres along Blaisdell Lake in Bradford, NH, Camp Wabasso specializes in horseback riding and theater. Here she’ll take the lead at the fully equipped riding stable and on miles of riding trails, stand front-and-center in the theater program, or up her foodie skills with a cooking class. She’ll enjoy classic camp activities, too—like swimming, boating, archery, and crafts—as well as woodworking classes.

We know this summer will look different, but we are excited for the woods to come alive again with laughter, fun, and friendship. Safety is a cornerstone of Girl Scouting. We will continually update our COVID-19 guidelines and safety procedures to decrease the risk of exposure to COVID-19. We are taking special precautions to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy, including increased cleaning measures, reduced capacities, adjusted program and operational procedures, and detailed training for our summer camp and full-time staff. We are monitoring recommendations from the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, New Hampshire Department of Health, American Camp Association and GSUSA. Camp plans are subject to change based on all of these factors, but our current plan is to operate camp in summer, 2021, based on the schedules described on our website. Any changes to these schedules will be communicated via our website, email, and social media.

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Resident Camp

About

Read about Wabasso Resident Camp in our 2021 Camp Guide. Bus transportation is available and will run to/from Boston, Braintree, Woburn, and camp.

Winner of the Boston Parents Paper 2020 “Sleepaway Camps” and Boston Parents Paper 2019 “Teen Focused Camps” Family Favorite!

For more information, email us or call 617-350-8335. Financial aid is available.

Typical Day

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 your unit.

About the Director

Deb “Brook” O’Shea is the Director of Camp Wabasso. This will be her 18th summer directing Camp Wabasso. Brook has over 40 years of experience working at Girl Scout camp in roles such as Adventure Director, CIT Director and Associate Director. She believes Girl Scout camp provides girls with the chance to develop skills which they will use throughout their lives, such as leadership, negotiation, and the ability to work cooperatively in a group. Her favorite memories of camp are final night campfires at the beach, especially the candle ceremony. Brook thinks the best part of camp is everyone having a fabulous time, trying new things, and taking on new challenges in a supportive environment while making friendships that last a lifetime.

During the school year, Brook is a Special Education Teacher at a high school in Vermont. She spends much of her free time helping her students succeed, and in 2009 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. 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 and Safety

Camp Wabasso is an American Camp Association-accredited camp. This means that every five years, a nationally recognized organization ensures that 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

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!


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