Camp Wabasso offers girls the opportunity to learn about themselves and grow in a natural environment where girls come first. The staff comes from all over the world and is committed to working with girls to create fun, creative and safe programs that challenge each girl in a supportive environment. Whether she is building her first fire, trotting on a horse for the first time, or whitewater rafting, a girl can increase her leadership skills and have a voice in program content, so that no two sessions are alike. While Camp Wabasso specializes in riding, theatre and travel programs, it provides programs for every girl. The camp offers a fully equipped riding stable that includes horses, tack and expert instructors. Because girls can enjoy a complete riding program without leaving camp, they have time for swimming, boating, crafts and other camp fun. Our 200-acre site provides miles of trails for horseback riding while girls remain safe on our property. Girls who elect to participate in the theatre program prepare an original production while improving their performance, costume creation and writing skills. Girls can learn woodworking in our studio. No matter which program a girl pursues, she can participate in swimming, boating, campfires, games and crafts, and develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. For additional information: email or call (617) 350-8335.
Typical Day at Camp
At the beginning of the session, counselors work with girls to plan what the group will do while at camp. With every camper’s input in the program, no two days at camp will be the same. Each day girls spend part of the day participating in specialty program activities. The rest of girls’ time at camp will be filled with many different activities. Girls might get creative in arts & crafts, cool off at swimming, or take aim on our archery range. At least once during the session girls will have the chance to cookout with their unit.
About the Director
Deb “Brook” O’Shea is the Director of Camp Wabasso. This will be her 10th summer directing Camp Wabasso. Brook has 37 years of experience working at Girl Scout camp. Brook believes Girl Scout camp provides girls with a chance to develop new skills which they will use throughout their lives such as leadership, negotiation and working in a cooperative group. Her favorite memories of camp are final night campfires at the beach, especially the candle ceremony. During the school year, Brook is a Special Education Teacher at a high school in Vermont.
More about the director (PDF)
Campers who stay at Wabasso will live in cabins or platform tents. There are 4 girls in each tent and 8-16 girls per cabin. Each girl will have a cot with a mattress. A bathroom is located just a few feet from each tent. Hot showers are located in the central shower house. Each unit has a fire pit for cookouts. Counselors stay in quarters with other staff right by the campers' quarters. Each unit has a covered pavilion for rainy day space. Poles for bug netting will be provided. Bug netting can be purchased at the Trading Post.
Health & Safety
Camp Wabasso is an American Camp Association accredited camp. This means that a nationally recognized organization comes in every 3 years to make sure everything we do (from the meals we serve to the programs we plan) is done in a safe way. By selecting an ACA accredited camp you can be assured your camper is safe.
Our camp is also licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. The Department of Environmental Services is the state regulating body for summer camps in New Hampshire and separate state standards of health and safety with which we comply.
What to Bring to Camp
Packing for camp can be very hard if you don’t know what to bring for your stay, especially if you are a first time camper. If you're wondering what you can and can not bring to camp, view a complete packing list (PDF) that will work for all our camp programs. We recommend packing in a camp trunk that can fit under your bed or a soft duffle bag. Please label EVERYTHING with your full name. Visit the Girl Scout Shop for camping essentials!