About Wah Wah Taysee

Wah Wah Taysee is a council camp located in North Haven just 0.3 mile from the 1600-acre Sleeping Giant State Park. The camp was donated to the council for wilderness training. Scouts and Scouters have enjoyed camping at Wah Wah Taysee since 1922. 
Experience Wah Wah Taysee, an ideal training ground for your troop’s camping program. Introduce young scouts to backpacking with the short hike to their campsite. Challenge scouts with a warm-up for a summer backpack trip by hiking from Friday’s Wah Wah Taysee campsite to a Saturday night camp at the wilderness area in the Sleeping Giant State Park. In the winter haul gear to camp on Klondike Derby sleds 
Many activities are available. The woods and meadow are an ideal setting to practice scouting skills, such as orienteering, archery, and nature study or to just have fun. The pond provides opportunities for fishing and seasonal swimming and ice-skating. Canoeists can portage their canoes to the pond, practice skills and then canoe the nearby Quinnipiac River. For hikers there are 32 miles of blazed trails on the Sleeping Giant including a 5 mile section of the blue blazed Quinnipiac Trail. On the Giant there is a Nature Trail and Geology Trail. Bicyclists can explore a 14 mile paved section of the Farmington Canal Greenway (Hillhouse Ave. New Haven to Cornwall Ave. Cheshire) that is 1.6 miles from Wah Wah Taysee.  
Wah Wah Taysee has 5 tent campsite areas each suitable for 10 scouts and leaders and 2 year-round camping shelters. Three tent sites have picnic tables. All tent sites and shelters have campfire rings, dish washing areas and latrines. 
Become a part of the tradition. Come see what’s available in your Council’s own backyard. Use of the camp is free. Each group is expected to complete a service project. For activity ideas, camp information or to register call the ranger, Ross Lanius, at 203-248-5851.

Camp is open

Camp is open but Wah Wah Taysee can use your help!

Like Sleeping Giant State Park, the May 2018 storm severely damaged the camp!  Through lots of hard work by many volunteers, several of our campsites are open but we still need help to clear brush and remove downed trees so we can open up the remaining campsites.

If you or your unit would like to help, please contact our Custodian, Ross at wahwahtaysee@ctyankee.org

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