Labor Day Camping, Hiking & Whitewater rafting

Labor Day Weekend Camping (2 nights), Hiking and Whitewater Rafting

1st Year Scout parents are welcome!!

  • Meet at CVS parking lot: 6am. Saturday, Sept. 1st and depart around 6:30am (eat or back breakfast before leaving)
  • Drive to Mt Greylock to Jones Nose Trailhead for a 7.5 mile hike to the summit, have lunch and back
  • Sunday, Sept. 2nd , 11 am: Rafting on whitewater rapids, on the Deerfield River system.
  • Return home: ETA 1 pm, Monday, Sept. 3rd 2018

Cost: $128 per scout

Where: Mohawk Trail State Forest, Cold River Road, Charlemont, MA 01339

What: Camping at Mohawk Trail State Forest, Whitewater Rafting on Deerfield River, cook-off, campfire

Earn: Climb Mt Greylock and earn one of six highest peaks of New England patch

Required: Waivers for trip must be signed by Parent / Guardian. Please also sign the online waver sent in the email.

Gear: See Scout Handbook, pack for overnight stay in tents ie sleeping bag and mat.

  • Clothing and change (zero cotton!!!!! No jeans, no cotton shirts etc)
  • Hiking boots for the hike( or suitable footwear)
  • Swim gear and toe covered water shoes or camp shoes for rafting
  • Towel or camp towel
  • Second pair of shoe’s just in case it’s wet
  • toiletries (normal hygiene stuff)
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow if you want (inflatable or since we are car camping regular also works)
  • Mess kit - plate, spork, mug ( mug can act as bowl or bring bowl)
  • Head lamp
  • Pocket knife (every Scout needs a pocket knife
  • For day hike
    • Day pack for hike, water bottles (2x nalgene) or camel pack for at least 2 liters of water
    • Rain coat
    • Personal 1st aid kit
    • Hat, sunscreen, bug spray
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hiking poles (optional)

Note: We have walk-in campsites (320 ft) from parking area

Berkshire Rafting Waiver

Berkshire Rafting Waiver.pdf

Trip Flier

Labor Day Weekend Camping (2nights), Hiking and Whitewater Rafting .pdf