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Ropes, Boats & Gunpowder

The Ropes, Boats & Gunpowder Challenge is a

specialized program for older Scouts and Venturers


Thursday, July 26 - Sunday, July 29, 2018

at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford CT


Ropes, Boats, and Gunpowder is a high adventure event for young men and women, 14-20 years old.  It’s a great way to challenge yourself, try new things, meet new friends, and just have fun.  The Aquatics, Climbing, Shooting, and Program Action Centers offer a wide variety of exciting activities and creative challenges.




We’ll eat meals in the dining hall and stay in lean-to buildings at night, but the rest of the time we’ll explore the action centers!  The Aquatics Center offers sailing, SCUBA diving, stand-up boards, snorkeling with Sea Scooters, tubing on the Farmington River and crossing the pond on a multitude of watercraft.  The Climbing Center challenges climbers to “Top-Out” on the climbing tower, master your fears on the high wire course or scale a vertical rock wall like a lizard.  The Shooting Center offers archery, rifle and shotgun challenges that will give you a whole new appreciation of shooting sports.  The Program Center features a large scale backwoods engineering project and teamwork challenges.  Evening activities will keep you awake with games, movies, and socializing with a bunch of new friends.


There are only 150 slots for young men and women, ages 14-20, so don’t wait!  Don’t miss the excitement and hold your spot with a $50 deposit.  Individual and group registrations will be accepted.  The $190 fee includes all meals, staff managed programs, equipment and supplies for scheduled activities, limited edition patch, and a group photo.  Adult leaders may attend for $60.  Participants must be registered and paid in full by July 1, 2018.


The camp program begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, July 26, and ends at noon on Sunday, July 29. Don’t be late! An information packet will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration and deposit. For more information, contact the Camping Registrar, Carolyn Cruson; 203-951-0237, ccruson@bsamail.org




Download 2018 Registration Form here