Camp Squanto Information
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We seek to foster relationships where campers are built up by staff and by each other. All this happens through games, events, and discussions. Some of the activities offered are -
- Target Sports
- Arts & Crafts
- Outdoor Adventure
- Swimming Lessons
- Big Games
- Paddle Boards
- Cabin Devotionals
- Carpet Ball
- Ga-Ga Ball
- Vertical Nine Square
- Tether Ball
- Climbing Tower
- Camp Store
- + More
Registration for incoming campers begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday. (Pathfinders begin at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, and Trailblazer Mini B begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.)
Registration parking will not be available before 1:00 pm.
The Camp Squanto grounds are closed until 2:30pm, but there is plenty to do and see down the road at Mayflower, so come early and enjoy a day on the beach or an ice cream cone at the Snack Shack.
Upon arrival, please park in the Mayflower Chapel parking lot and your camper’s gear will be shuttled up the road to Camp Squanto. During registration, you must check in your camper to get their cabin assignment and then check in with the Camp Nurse.
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If your camper is attending BOTH Trailblazer sessions or BOTH Junior High sessions, then they have the option to stay overnight on Saturday in between sessions. We will provide meals, lodging, laundry service, and fun staff supervision for $50.
Simply choose "Trailblazer Overnight 2017" or "Junior High Overnight 2017".
If you have already registered and need to add the Overnight session, simply log back into your registration account here. Under "Camp Squanto 2017", choose "View registration details". Then choose "Add camper, sessions, options." You will then be able to add another session for your camper.
Campers are limited to $4.00/day for candy and beverages, but other purchases may be made throughout the week (i.e. t-shirts, sweatshirts, frisbees, water bottles, etc.). Spending money is deposited into a Camp Store account and works as a debit account for all purchases. If you deposited money online with your registration, your camper’s account already has money in it! If you didn’t deposit money online with your registration, then come to the Pavilion on check-in day to deposit money into your camper’s account. Please let us know if you’d like your camper’s store change to be refunded or given to the mission project.
If you need to cancel your camper’s registration, please note that NO cancellations will be taken by phone, only through e-mail or written letter.
All paid fees, excluding the $75 registration fee, will be returned if notification is postmarked at least 14 days prior to the first day of camp.
One half of all paid fees, excluding the $75 registration fee, will be returned if notification is postmarked less than 14 days before the start of camp.
There is no refund for cancellations received on the first day of camp, if a camper is a “no-show”, or if a camper leaves during the session.
Campers at least 8 years old may have the opportunity to experience the Climbing Wall. Campers at least 10 years old may have the chance to ride the Zipline.
Participation must be approved by a parent/legal guardian by signing the Liability Waiver as part of the online registration process.
Our campers love getting mail; please consider sending your camper a letter or package to make their day! The mail is dropped off daily at Camp Squanto. Please address camper mail as follows: Camper Name/Camp Squanto/156 West Shore Road/Swanzey, NH 03446.
You can leave packages with the Camp Squanto staff at Check-In at the Pavilion as well. We will make sure they are delivered to your camper during the week. It is helpful if you specify which day you would like your camper to receive them.
You can also send an email to your camper that will be delivered daily. To do this, create an account at www.bunk1.com and use the invitation code: SQ17- click here for more info. New this year - your camper can reply to your Bunk Note. Check out the Bunk Replies!
Please note: Bunk Notes are printed at Noon each day. Campers do not receive Bunk Notes that are sent after 12:00 noon on the last full day of camp.
The telephone at Camp Squanto is for business & emergency use only. Campers are not allowed to use the phone. Camper cell phones are not allowed at Camp Squanto and will be confiscated and held until departure day.
Campers must be checked out at the Camp Pavilion promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday. For our campers’ safety, we will check Photo IDs, so please make sure that whoever is picking up your child is prepared to show their photo ID. There will be a $25/hour charge for any camper who has not been checked out by 10:45 am. Your camper will be released from their cabin only once you’ve checked them out and have verification to give to their counselor. You will be able to pick up your camper’s belongings at their cabin.
Trailblazer Mini A - Check Out is at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 5
LIT 1 - Check Out is at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 13
LIT 2 - Check Out is at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 10
LATE DROP-OFF/EARLY PICK-UP: We highly encourage that campers attend the entire duration of their camp program. The programs are designed to build upon what the campers are learning throughout the week. Arriving late or leaving early may result in them missing out from important events or activities. We do understand that these arrangements may be necessary. If you need to schedule either of these options, please contact the Camp Squanto Director to schedule a time for your request. Camp fees will not be pro-rated.
Early Bird - Pay entire camp fee by March 1, 2017 (postmarked) and receive $25 off.
(Pathfinders and Mini Weeks will receive $15 off.)
Bring a Friend - Mail in your registration with a new camper who will attend the same session and receive $50 off.
(Pathfinders and Mini Weeks will receive $25 off.)
New Camper - If this is your first time attending Squanto, you will receive $50 off.
(Pathfinders and Mini Weeks will receive $25 off.)
Family Pack - Families with 2 or more children attending camp can save! First child pays full price and any additional child will receive a $50 discount.
(Pathfinders & Mini Weeks will receive $25 off.)
You will fill out the Camper Health and Release form when you register online. In addition to the form submitted online, Camp Squanto requires a physical form signed by their doctor and a copy of their immunization records. If your camper is exempt from receiving immunizations, please contact Camp Squanto and provide us with a copy of the immunization exemption form provided by the state of residence. Campers are required to have a complete physical every 2 years, but a physician’s signature is required each year. A standard school/sports/camp form from your child’s physician is acceptable. If your doctor doesn't have a standard camp form, please use this form. Any changes to the camper’s health between the date the health forms are submitted and the date of attendance must be communicated to Camp Squanto. No camper will be allowed to stay at camp without a complete, updated health form with a physician’s signature (nurse practitioner or physician assistant signatures are acceptable).
Send in your Doctor's Health Form & Immunizations by one of the following methods:
- Mail to Camp Squanto Nurse at 220 West Shore Road, Swanzey, NH 03446
- Fax to Camp Squanto Nurse at 603.357.7660
- Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- New this year - Upload your completed forms by logging back into your account and using the new "Upload Documents" section. We will only accept copies that have been scanned in.
MEDICATIONS: All medications must be turned in to the Camp Nurse at check-in for the protection of your child and all other campers. All medications must be in original containers labeled with camper’s name, medication name, dosage, and frequency. Please be aware that we cannot accept medications with someone else’s name. All vitamins for your camper, unless they are prescribed by a physician, should be left at home. Camp Squanto has a supply of over the counter medicines, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Pepto Bismol, etc. which the nurse has standing orders to dispense as needed, so please do not send these along with your camper.
If your camper has their own car and needs to drive themselves to camp, they will be provided a parking pass for their stay. The camper must provide their keys to the parking attendant and place their parking pass on their dashboard. The keys collected by the parking attendant will be provided to the Camp Squanto Director and returned to the camper at check-out.
LIT Application Process
- Register online.
- Complete the LIT application form (part of the online registration process.)
- We require that you submit three (3) reference forms to be considered into the program. Download reference form here.
- Once all materials are received, you will hear from camp regarding admission in the program as space is limited.
Mission projects are a big part of Camp Squanto. Campers are given opportunities throughout the week to learn about the summer’s mission project and are invited to share in the project through a missions offering. Campers may choose to donate from their store accounts. Please help your camper to understand that all mission offerings are donated and not required. You have the option to have your camper’s store account’s remaining balance donated to the mission fund.
To help ensure the safety of everyone at camp, and allow for a healthy camp experience we ask that the items listed below under "What to Leave" be left at home. If any of these items are discovered during the week they will be taken and secured by staff and can be picked up in the office at the end of the week. If alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, knives or firearms are found campers will immediately be sent home, and proper legal action may be taken.
What to Bring
Camp Squanto provides a safe place for kids and youth from all walks of life. It is our desire to maintain a modest, friendly camp environment where clothes are not a distraction. With this in mind, please assist your camper in packing. Be sure that everything is marked with your camper’s name – and always check the lost & found on Saturday before you leave!
- sleeping bag or sheets and blanket & pillow
- personal items (toiletries)
- long sleeved shirts and pants
- socks and underwear
- sneakers and beach sandals
- jacket or hooded sweatshirt
- rain gear (a poncho works great)
- bug repellent
- letter writing materials
- water bottle (refillable)
- bandana or long sock to use as a "flag" for big games
- bathing suits*
* Bathing suits along with all clothing are expected to be modest. If girls bring two-piece suits, counselors may ask them to wear a tank top or other shirt to cover up. If campers are wearing clothing that is inappropriate they will be asked by their counselor to change or cover-up.