Camp Sequassen






“Camp 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.

And Yet!

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

Picnic Table Fabrication
February’s Mini Work Party

 saw to the fabrication of 18 new picnic tables.

Since 2002 the CSMC and Ranger Dave have been working together to improve the quality and quantity of picnic tables in camp. Early on, an inventory was established which is also used to set and record the allocations for the 46 campsites and areas in camp they are used. To date we have fabricated 171 tables, replacing most of the nearly 100 tables we started with, we now have an inventory of about 190 filling allocations for about 183. That’s if the 7 at the maintenance yard can be repaired. All of this was made possible through donation, from the resident camp improvement fee, the CYC Sequassen maintenance budget and all the many friends of Camp Sequassen who helped.

Parts (PT lumber)

6 ea. Tops 2” x 6” x 8’

3 ea. Top Cleats

2 ea. Upper Cross Ties

2 ea. Lower Cross Ties

2 ea. Braces, Top to Leg

4 ea. Legs

2 ea. Seats 2” x 12” x 8’



56 ea. 3-1/8” GRK Screws

28 ea. 3-1/2” GRK Screws

16 ea. 3/8” x 3-1/2” Carriage Bolts

16 ea. 3/8” Flat Washers

16 ea. 3/8” Het Nuts

It is those that gather for Friends of Camp Sequassen Thursday’s that does the majority of setup and prep work for the CSMC scheduled work events. For picnic tables that includes, cutting and staging all of the parts andhardware, arranging the shop, and setting up the stations.

Station 1

Two leg assemblies for each table are built here. This year, a jig was developed (shown in use) to facilitate the work. All in one sequence the assemblies are drilled and fastened before they are removed from the fixture, for a more

The details:

First the two legs nd then the upper and lower cross ties blanks are positioned in the fixture and clamped. Next a drilling template is set on it’s alignment pins, a part of the fixture. After all 8 holes are drilled the drilling template is set aside. Next the 8 bolts are inserted before the jig with parts are tipped up so that then washers and nut can be applied. When they are tight the jig and finished leg assembly are tipped down, the clamps are released and the leg assembly is staged adjacent to Station 3.

Station 2

The Top assemble is built here. First 6 top boards are selected and arranged in the Top fixture, 3 cleats are positioned then screwed to the top boards creating the Top Assembly, after which the free end is square cut.


Station 3

Is where two leg assemblies are attached to the one Top assembly at which point two braces are added, just sceen at left in the below picture.


Station 4

The final station pictured at right in the previous image and in the below image. Some final screwing, cutting off corners, routing of seats and Top, and seat attachment happens here. After this point the table is done and it’s out the door.

“Directional Sign” replacement project

Round two of three for the project being spearheaded by the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee. One of many, not readily noticeable, improvements that are conducted at Sequassen. In this case because we are mainly replacing existing signs with like signs. but fabricated from pressure treated wood. So, it is hoped they will last twice as long, maybe 30 years if we are lucky.

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Last year, 2019, about 149 signs were made and then installed during the Major Work Party, held in May each year. This year about 133 have been fabricated, and soon will be installed.

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At the same time the CSMC will be conducting a physical inventory documented with pictures and a spreadsheet. This will show how many we have to go, maybe 75, to finish the project in 2021.

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We will be benefiting from a new Pond Wall at the Bogan Waterfront starting this summer, 2020, and for scores of years to come. This improvement has been on the Action List for some ten years and was only made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Sequassen Alumni Association, individual donations, and with the hard work of many.

The benefits are a safer transition to the swimming-boating docks, retention of the “beach” sand at the same time protecting the pond from sediment, and finally a fresh new look.

The interlocking engineered blocks used, on average weigh about 2,350 pounds each. That’s about one quarter of a million pounds. Ranger Dave worked together with Dave the contractor  to place each block. Pictured, are members of the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee pitching in with some of the required drainage work.

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.

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

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.


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 or (203) 389-5470

Campaigns +

Sequassen Alumni Association’s

Annual Gala Dinner

The Gala proceeds continue to fund equipment updates for the English Dining Hall Kitchen.

Sequassen Alumni Association’s

“Dave Farley” Waterfront Project Fund

Arrowhead Recognition

A Tradition At Camp Sequassen

to recognize key individuals who have contributed to the success the camp enjoys today. A tradition that is thought to go back two score years and more, currently it takes the form of a display of Arrowheads that adorn the front of the Trading Post. These arrow heads are for the individuals which currently hold key positions. There is also an effort to list all current and past recipients as is displayed on this page and eventually will be framed on a wall in a prominent location at camp. The list on this page currently a tool in this effort.

Name Position Start End
Robert Pratt Council Camping Chairman
Winthrop Smith Council Camping Chairman
Irving H. Schlesinger Council Camping Chairman
Leo Silverstein Jr. Council Camping Chairman
Robert Haversat Council Camping Chairman
Dave Hungerford Council Camping Chairman
Karl Rosenbaum Council Camping Chairman
John McKechnie Council Camping Chairman 1994 1997
Steve Grove Council Camping Chairman 1997 1999
John Farley Council Camping Chairman 2001 2003
Douglas Machin Council Camping Chairman 2004 2005
William R. Hall Council Camping Chairman 2005 Present
Edward Tamasi Camp Director
Robert Towne Camp Director
Alfred Morin Camp Director
Stanley A. Sherwood Camp Director 1972 1973
Edward R. Ostrosky Camp Director
Robert A. Lewis Camp Director
Tom McMahon Camp Director
Steve Grove Camp Director
K. Zane Camp Director
Tom Dolan Camp Director
David Maher Camp Director 1991 1993
Daniel B. Cooley Camp Director 2000 Present
Daniel M. Groth^ Camp Director 1993 1997
Carl Flodquist Camp Maintenance Chairman 1965 1992
John Burke Camp Maintenance Chairman 1992 1999
Thomas J. Young Camp Maintenance Chairman 1999 2014
Patrick H. Maxim Camp Maintenance Chairman 2014 Present
Lawton Sargent Council President
Richard H. Bowerman Council President
Alfred Sanford Council President
Leo Silverstein Jr. Council President
Lawrence Iannotti Council President
Charles J. Anderson Council President
Richard D. Knott Council President
A. Alderman Council President
D. Hungerford Council President
P. Durosko Council President
R.M. Augur Council President
Bruce L. Morris Council President
William Colwell Council President 1993 1995
William B.Laudano Jr. Council President 1997 1998
Ronald T. Urquhart Council President 1999 1999
Robert A. Payne Council President 2000 2002
Robert T. Sadock, MD Council President 2003 2004
John C. Andres, Esq. Council President 2005 2006
Steven L. Crews Council President 2007 2008
Christopher L. Caruso Council President 2009 2010
Douglas Machin Council President 2011 2012
Michael Abrahamson Council President 2013 2014
Christopher McLeod Council President 2015 2016
Christopher Luise Council President 2017 2018
David B. Sippin Council President 2019 Present
Daniel B. Cooley Council Program Director 1998 2015
Michael Morrell Council Program Director 2015 Present
Ernest Wheat Camp Ranger 1954 1981
Al Linnell Camp Ranger 1981 1983
Daniel M. Groth^ Camp Ranger 1993 1997
Brian Boyajian Camp Ranger 1997 1999
David Boyajian Camp Ranger 1999 Present
Robert C. Birkemeier Council Scout Executive 1972
Kenneth W. Prowse Council Scout Executive 1972 1990
John Hunt Council Scout Executive
Robert Mersereau Council Scout Executive 1994 1998
Douglas Krofina Council Scout Executive 1998 2003
Louis Salute Council Scout Executive 2004 2012
Charles Flowers Council Scout Executive 2013 2020
Christopher Guarniere Camp Program Director 2002 2003
Andrea R. Ulery Camp Program Director 2004 2006
Kevin Sylvester Camp Program Director 2007 2008
Charles A. Johnson Camp Program Director 2009 2010
Alex Cantor Camp Program Director 2011 2012
Lucas Blinn Camp Program Director 2013 2014
Mike Migliore Camp Program Director 2015 Present

*Initial Arrowheads were not dated, but are in the order that they were mounted the in Dining Hall.
^ Daniel M. Groth held two positions while he was employed at Camp Sequassen; Camp Director and Ranger.

Currently Arrowheads are displayed at the Trading Post which is now operating from the old Cook’s Shack.

The Arrow Head Project

Can you help us, we are looking for information.

While the camp has changed significantly, especially in the last 21 years we want to continue many of the traditions which were adopted in the past. One of those is to recognize those who have held key positions important to the welfare and success of Camp Sequassen. In doing this a policy was established where an arrowhead is displayed, in camp, for those currently in these positions. Additionally to create framed lists of those having held a position in the past. To this end we are asking for as much information as we can get. Do contact contact us if you can help, we would like to have as complete and accurate a record as is possible.
Mainly we are looking for missing; dates, completeness of names, the correct spelling and the like. In addition anyone able to verify what has been gathered already would also be appreciated. Verification can be in the form of pictures, documents and the like, but they can also be recollections, though please let us know how sure you are.

List reflects what we have as of; 2/25/2020

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Scheduled Events

Sponsored By The CSMC
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Major Work Party

Sponsored By

The Camp Sequassen

Maintenance Committee

And Ranger Dave


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 and I 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 Camp Sequassen the best camp around!


2021 Major Work Party

Saturday May 22




Join the Major Work Party Email List

Enjoy videos of past Major Work Parties

Enjoy the
Camp Sequassen
Major Work Party Song
Check-Out the
Camp Sequassen
Leary Hammer Award

Leary Hammer Award


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;

“Camp Sequassen as the Best Camp Around”

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.


2001   Mike Devlin

2002   Roger Poggio

2003   Doris Ieva

2004   Mark Clark

2005  Tony LaRussa

2006   Bob Conniff

2007   John Burke

2008   Dan Cooley

2009   Mike Kennedy

2010   Bob Cairns

2011   Carl Flodquist

2012   Joe Woyciesjes

2013   Tom Gordon

2014   Karl Helff

2020 Not Awarded due to COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions

CSMC & Events


The Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee

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.


Major Work Parties

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 Portal.

Mini Work Parties

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 CSMC Calendar for exact dates. We meet at the Shop at 8:00 AM. Sorry you must be 18 years of age or older.

Friends of Camp Sequassen Thursday’s

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. Contact the CSMC Chairman.

Special Work Events

Often facilitated by the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee. The age limitation varies, please inquire. Contact the CSMC Chairman.

Scheduled Events


Mini Work Party

September 2020

12th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

October 2020

17th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

November 2020

14th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

January 2021

9th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

February 2021

13th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

March 2021

13th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

April 2021

10th. – 2nd. Sat

Major Work Party

May 2021

22nd. – 4th. Sat

Mini Work Party

June 2021

12th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

September 2021

11th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

October 2021

16th. – 3rd. Sat

Mini Work Party

November 2021

13th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

January 2022

8th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

February 2022

12th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

March 2022

12th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

April 2022

9th. – 2nd. Sat

Major Work Party

May 2022

21st. – 3rd. Sat

Mini Work Party

June 2022

11th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

September 2022

10th. – 2nd. Sat

Mini Work Party

October 2022

15th. – 3rd. Sat

Mini Work Party

November 2022

12th. – 2nd. Sat


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 moment, our nation and the world.

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Contact SEQ Facilities

CSMC Chairman

Pat Maxim

(203) 389-5470

CSMC Vice Chairman

Matt Balls


CSMC Vice Chairman

Joe Woyciesjes


VP Camping

Bill Hall


Camp Sequassen Ranger

Dave Boyajian

(860) 379-2009

Director of Development / CFO

Joseph Andreo

(203) 951-0518

Camp Sequassen ◊ 791 West Hill Road, New Hartford, CT 06057 ◊ (860) 379-2009

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