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2022 Major Work Party

Saturday May 21st.

For More Information & The Latest Updates

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The 4th Annual

SEQUASSEN GALA

This year Celibrating Camp Sequassen’s 95th Year on West Hill Pond

Save the Date – Saturday, July 16th (or 23rd), 2022

A  Fun Filled Event in Direct Support of Improvements at Camp Sequassen

Hosted by the Sequassen Alumni Association

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About Maintaining SEQ

“Camp Facility Maintenance”

At Camp Sequassen,

the title hardly describes what it really encompasses.

Yes, it includes all forms of Maintenance, Conservation, Forestry, Wildlife, and Property Management.

But also, the continuous improvement which means projects from small to capital constructions.

Then the annual task of transforming Sequassen for Summer “Resident” Camp.

And then back again to year-round operations, supporting; unit, district and council program.

All under the responsibility of Ranger Dave and the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee.

It is not one person, nor one group that can be credited for the continuous improvement at Camp Sequassen. It is everyone working together with a common goal, to make:

 

Camp Sequassen the Best!

It Can Be!

 

for the Scouts, the Movement, our Nation,

and our World.

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What’s New At SEQ

Sequassen’s Mobile Fire Ring
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While Campfires are far from unusual at Camp Sequassen this is the first fire ever in Sequassen’s newly fabricated “Mobile Fire Ring”.  A fire ring made possible with the help of some of the many Friends of Camp Sequassen.

Its need had been discussed over recent years, which put it on the “Wish List”. Intended for year-round program use, mainly by those using Loomis Hall or the planned Farley Pavilion area.

Coincidently just in time to make Campfires possible during the first Summer Camp 2021 held, since… COVID-19. Campfires which were held on Clark Field to provide plenty of room allowing each unit/cohort to keep separate in compliance with COVID-19 precautions.

Latest Addition to “Turf Maintenance” Equipment
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You may have noticed a Zero-Turn mower in camp, acquired through donation in March of 2021. It’s a great addition to the equipment used to maintain the growing amount of turf in camp. A real time saver!

Leaf clearing is the next issue we need to solve!

North Loop Gate

Access to North Sequassen Campsites has been controlled by a new gate since early Spring of 2020. The area was developed for the Frontier camping program circa 1965, a separate more rustic program no longer offered. Meals provided through the English Dining Hall were either fully prepared and provided in heater stacks or prepared by Troops or Patrols right in their sites. Its separate Frontier Waterfront was located where Pisani Beach is now. Also gone are two of the campsites’ 3 Judges now the North Parking area and added later the Simon Lake Campsite, now the Low COPE area.

It wasn’t until the COVID 19 Pandemic hit, that the gate was added to help secure the area from the local public that suddenly had too much time on their hands and didn’t know what to do with it.

Also Check Out the Camp Sequassen Facebook Page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know

Camp Sequassen
Is Not Just

The Home Of The Hermit?

It Is also the home of 600 acres of mostly forested land with 2,500 feet of shoreline on West Hill Pond. Which means continuous tree issues. Swimming areas and a fleet of boats, canoes 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, and, were talking over 170 for you to sit at. Along with administration, food service, health concerns, retail and maintenance facilities and equipment.  As well as, all of the infrastructure that is needed; numerous in-camp trails, roads and parking for about 250 vehicles. Water systems, sanitary systems, drainage systems, electrical distribution systems, a camp wide PA system, telephone, internet and lately Wifi. Well you get the picture

– 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 we didn’t even mention the continuous improvements happening at Sequassen. And since the amount of work that is contracted out is next to nil, it is up to you and me, the volunteers, in scouting and in the community, to get the job done.

What Can I Do

You Ask!

Decide to do your part, each and every year!

Join with us at

The Annual Major Work Party

Held in May each year – Start by adding your name to the e-mail List Today.

Take On

A Project or Task from our list

or contact Pat Maxim with your own idea.

Do Your Wood Badge ticket/s

in support of Camp Sequassen

Wood Badge Training

Join The

Owaneco Lodge

A service organization that supports Council Camps

Join The

Trail Master

By adding your name to the Trail Masters email list by contacting Pat Maxim

Join The

Campmaster Corp

(there is a waiting list)

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.

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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.

Have A Question?  Email “Sequassen Facilities Maintenance” directly

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It’s all about Continuous Improvement at Camp Sequassen!
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SEQUASSEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL GALA DINNER
Sequassen Alumni Association’s

Annual Gala Dinner

The Gala proceeds are in support of Continuous Improvements at Camp Sequassen

Currently they continue to fund kitchen equipment updates for the English Dining .

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CSMC covering recently cut Lean-to Kit.

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Example of a Lean-to being erected.

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A completed lean-to, now roofed and stained.

Sequassen’s Lean-to Campaign

The Goal is Updated Lean-to’s in every Campsite.

For Scouts to Use and Enjoy

for many years to come!

 

Some Particulars

  • An Individual, a Family, a unit, or a business decides that they want to sponsor a Lean-to. Sometimes it’s a few Troops that camp in a site, working together…
  • A spokesperson contacts the CSMC Chairman Pat Maxim or Ranger Dave to get things rolling.
  • The amount of hands-on involvement by sponsoring group/s is open for discussion!
  • Required Funds, currently about $4,500, are raised and made available.
  • The schedule is decided, and Ranger Dave procures the materials.
  • Next the Camp Sequassen Maintenance committee pre-fabricates a kit for the structure.
  • Site work is then done and footing blocks are set.
  • The pavilion is then erected often by the sponsoring group (optional) under the direction of Ranger Dave or a member of the CSMC. This takes a day with enough help, that is.
  • Exterior stain and the metal roof system are usually taken care of later.
  • A dedication plaque can be added – consult the policies of the Council Camping committee.

 

CSMC Chairman Pat Maxim <> phm@snet.net <> (203) 389–5470

Ranger Dave Boyajian <> dvbyjn@bsaranger.com <> (860) 379-2009

 

Campsite Lean-To # Status
Aquila 2 Open
Hillside 2 Open
Hillside 3 Open
Hillside 4 Open
Hillside 5 Open
Hillside 6 Open
Hillside 7 Open
Jerome 1 Open
Jerome 2 Open
Jerome 3 Open
Jerome 4 Open
Jerome 5 Open
Jerome 6 Open
Ledge 1 Open
Ledge 2 Open
Ledge 3 Open
Ledge 5 Open
Ledge 6 Open
Ledge 7 Open
Northrup 2 Open
Roger Sherman 1 Under Review
Trail 1 Open
Trail 2 Open

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