Camp Sequassen Facilities
Located in New Hartford, CT and supports Scouts BSA Resident Camp and Weekend Camping.
There’s a new twenty by thirty foot pavilion in Roger Sherman campsite. It will be a great addition for the “Wilderness Patrol” program during summer camp and will enhance an already popular patrol style campsite, which can be rented during the rest of the year.
Located just off the staff area.
And it’s outfitted with 8 picnic tables.
It Is also the home of 600 acres of forested land with 2,500 feet of shoreline on West Hill Pond, which means enormous tree care needs. Swimming areas and a fleet of boats, canoes and shells and the docks to tie them to. It is also the home of about 23 Program and Activity areas, including about 10 miles of outlying blazed trails. Some 147 structures, well over 500 signs telling you how to get to them and then signs welcoming you when you get there. 14 campsites with tents or lean-to’s, and lodges with berthing for many hundreds. Picnic tables, were talking over 170 for you to sit at. Along with administration, food, health, retail and maintenance facilities. As well as, all of the infrastructure that is needed; numerous in-camp trails, roads and parking for about 250 campers and staff. Water systems, sanitary systems, drainage systems, electrical distribution systems, a camp wide PA system, telephone, internet and lately Wifi. Well you get the point, there is a lot to do and there is much more to the story too.
Way more than any one Ranger can do, even if he is a super Ranger and since the amount of work that is contracted out is next to nil, it is up to you and me, the volunteer, in scouting and in the community, to get the job done.
Camp Masters are registered volunteer Scouters who act as representatives of the camp, the ranger, and the Council. Their main purpose is in serving the campers, our customers. Making sure facilities are open and ready, facilitating activities when asked, at the same time helping to ensure safety and the protection of our property.
The Sequassen Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization comprised of a group of adults devoted to service to Camp Sequassen and the preservation and perpetuation of the camps customs and traditions as they have developed from the camp’s inception in 1927 to the present.
As you might imagine it takes a lot of work to keep Camp Sequassen going, what you may not know is that very little of that work is contracted out, most of the work happens because of the volunteer, volunteers like you lending a hand under the direction of Ranger Dave and the Maintenance Committee. To this end the Maintenance Committee in addition to their own efforts, sponsors a Major Work Party each Spring. These work events play a vital part in making Sequassen the best camp around. So please plan to join us at the next – Major Work Party.
In memory of Michael Leary
The Leary Hammer Award, presented by the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee, each year, is awarded to the hardest working Friend to Camp Sequassen self-evident in their efforts to serve youth in Scouting by maintaining;
The Leary Hammer Award was named in memory of Michael Leary by his friends and fellow Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee members. Mike served on the committee with distinction as the Vice Chairman from 1995 until his death in 2000. Having joined the committee in the early 1990’s, Mike was instrumental throughout by his hard work and personal generosity insuring Camp Sequassen was the best it could be, ready to serve youth in Scouting.
Criteria; awarded to the hardest working Friend to Camp Sequassen for the period leading up to and at the (spring) Major Work Party. And is normally; a volunteer that is not a member of the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee.
Selection; the recipient is selected by consensus of a group of CSMC members which normally would include the; Camp Ranger, the CSMC Chairman and Vice Chairmen.
Presentation; award normally presented at the (spring) Major Work Party.
Working On It!
Is a group of fun loving volunteers working side by side with Ranger Dave dedicated to making Camp Sequassen the best of its kind – unsurpassed in support of Scouting’s Programs. Taking a lead in ensuring Sequassen’s facilities and grounds are safe and in good repair, as well as supporting the many Program needs, is our mission.
Today’s Maintenance Committee is a subcommittee of the Council Camping Committee, with beginnings going back to circa 1965. As then, the committee continues to be a strong force in shaping the Camp Sequassen of today. Working closely with Ranger Dave Boyajian, Sequassen’s Maintenance Committee Chairman Pat Maxim and the committee continue in this tradition.
Sponsored by the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee and Ranger Dave. Sorry you must be 18 years of age or older. See the Major Work Party TAB.
Are by design smaller, primarily attended by CSMC members. Mini work parties are normally held on the second Saturday, in; September, November, January, February, March, April and June for October the weekend is sometimes chosen to avoid the Columbus Day weekend. Check the Calendar for exact dates. We meet at the Shop at 8:00 AM. Sorry you must be 18 years of age or older.
Is a special gathering of volunteers, sponsored by the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee whose primary mission is to lend Ranger Dave a helping hand, on the days preceding CSMC sponsored work parties. We promise that when you leave at the end of the day you will be taking home a good feeling of accomplishment. Sorry you must be 18 years of age or older.
Often facilitated by the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee. The age limitation varies, please inquire.
Working On It!
CSMC Vice Chairman
Camp Sequassen Ranger
Director of Camping