What if I need to get a message to my son?
Phone: (508) 224-2010
Fax: (508) 224-9444
How do I send my son mail at camp?
Name of Scout
Troop # & Campsite
Camp Squanto, BSA
PO Box 931
S. Carver, MA 02366
Can I visit?
Parents and friends are welcome during check-in on Sundays from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. You may tour camp and take
advantage of our Trading Post and family picnic area.
Parents are welcome to visit on Wednesday evening for family night. Dinner is not available that
night, but picnic areas will be made available.
All visitors are required to sign in at the Camp Office. Visitors over 21 receive a wrist bracelet that
must be worn
while in camp.
Can my son bring his cell phone? What about checking email?
Your son should be ready for a technology-free week! Cell phones are not allowed to be in the possession of campers while at Squanto.
The Office business phones may be used in emergencies to contact parents with the permission of the
The camp office is not equipped to allow for personal internet use by scouts or scouters.
What if my son needs to leave camp during the week?
If your son needs to leave camp at any time before Saturday check-out, even if he is returning shortly,
there must be a written note from the parent attached to his
at check-in. If it was not
a planned removal, as in an emergency during the week, you must notify the Camp Director and complete a
Camp Squanto Release of Scout Form>>
before your son will be allowed to leave camp.
What does my son do with his prescription medications?
Upon arrival at camp, your son will have a short physical during which he will give the Medical Officer
any prescription medications. These MUST be kept at the Health Lodge for the entirety of the week to be
administered by the Medical staff.
All medication is administered by the Camp Health Officer.
Absolutely no medicine of any type is to be kept in the site without prior knowledge and approval of the
Camp Health Officer.
Should my son bring money?
Our community store, the Trading Post, is open most of the day except meals. You will find a wide
variety of items including T-shirts, patches, mugs, merit badge pamphlets, craft kits, candy, snacks
and soda. Please be sure your son has appropriate spending money as to not feel left out.
What will my son be eating?
Everyone at camp is served three wholesome, well-balanced family/cafeteria-style meals in the Dining
Hall each day, all approved by qualified dietitians. If your son has special dietary needs, please
advise the Camp Director prior to arrival so as to give the kitchen staff proper time to prepare.
What if it rains during the week?
Make sure that your son has adequate rain gear and warm clothes, and encourage him to bring cards,
checkers and other small games in case of rain. Campwide activities will proceed as normal and the
staff will make appropriate changes if necessary.
What does my son need for uniforms?
Each Scout should plan to have at least one complete summer uniform in camp. Uniforms are
encouraged to be worn for the morning and evening meals. Comfortable clothes and a bathing suit
should also be available for daily use during activities.
When can my son shower?
The Camper shower house (for under 18 years old only) and Adult shower house (with separate male
and female units as well as handicapped access units) is available each day from 6:00 AM to 10:00
PM. Troop leaders provide supervision for their campers when they are utilizing the shower house.
Can my son do laundry during the week?
There is no on-site laundry service available. Laundry services are available at laundromats outside of camp.
For more information, visit General Information & Camp Policy>>