Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

Deer Lake

Deer Lake Scout CampDeer Lake is a fully developed camp with many features to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Your first impression will be that of visiting a typical, beautiful New England farm, but your experience will include memories of great lodges, challenging COPE and rock climbing, exploring amazing geological features, waterfront activities and much more.

Deer Lake covers 253 acres and every square inch is groomed to add to your enjoyment and outdoor adventure. Weekend camping is the major use of the camp but its programs include an active and robust summer day camp for youths 5-17 years old and wilderness training sessions for adventurers of all ages and the Council's Cub Scout Resident Camp program.


To check availability and/or make reservations for most camp facilities online, go to:

With questions about facilities, contact Camping Registrar Carolyn Cruson at 203-951-0237 or e-mail  To book a program (COPE, Climbing. boating) or request a lifeguard for swimming activities, call the Camp Ranger, Mark Clifton at 203-421-4040.


Facility Use Information




Cub Scout Resident Camps


Resource Guide for Unit Program

For assistance in planning your stay at Deer Lake, onsite program and activity options, as well as a list of local attractions within an hour's drive of Deer Lake, are included in the Resource Guide.



Camp Map

Click on map for larger PDF version.


Topographical map of Deer Lake 



Camping Usage Fees 


Site / Facility

Scout Rate

Scout Rate


Tent Sites

$15.00 plus
$3.00 per person

$30.00 plus
$3.00 per person

Picnic Tables In Most Sites

Log Shelter

$25.00 plus
$3.00 per person

$35.00 plus
$3.00 per person

Sleeps 12, Patrol Box for Food Storage




$40.00 plus
$3.00 per person

$50.00 plus
$3.00 per person

Picnic Tables

Lean-to Sites

       (Plateau Area)

   Sites #1-#6

$60.00 plus
$3.00 per person

$75.00 plus
$3.00 per person

Sleeps 36 (6 lean-tos per site)



Lean-to Sites



$50.00 plus
$3.00 per person

$65.00 plus
$3.00 per person

Sleeps 20, 4 lean-tos per site

4-5 adults/7-8 youth per lean-to

Point Cabin*



Sleeps 17

Electricity / Water Outside / Gas Range / Wood Stove

DaRos Cabin*



Sleeps 36

Electricity / Water Outside / Gas Range / Wood Stove

Leary Hall*



Sleeps 26

Electricity / Water Outside / Gas Range / Wood Stove

Dining Hall

   with Kitchen

 One Day Use

   with Kitchen

w/o Kitchen $300.00
w/ Kitchen $450.00

w/o Kitchen $180.00

w/ Kitchen $280.00

w/o Kitchen $375.00
w/ Kitchen N/A

w/o Kitchen $250.00

w/ Kitchen N/A

Capacity 288
Full Kitchen / Indoor Bathrooms



(reservation required)


 Exclusive Use

Halliwell Training Center

   One Day Use


   Partial Day **












Gas Heat/Kitchenette

/Bathrooms/Multimedia projector & screen


 **8am-noon,1pm-5pm or


*  There is a $3 per person additional charge for each person over the capacity of a lodge.

Important Notes: