Pohick Bay Regional Park

THE WILSON SCOUT RESERVATION

OPEN FOR SEVEN ONE WEEK PERIODS DURING SUMMER

FROM JULY 3 TO AUGUST 20 UNITS MAY SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE PERIOD

Located on 23 miles from downtown Washington near historic Gunston Hall, Virginia. Camp Wilson has facilities for 300 boys per week. Its beautifully wooded acres offer the finest setting for real camping activities. Lebanon Estate, a well known bird sanctuary, is right next to camp and makes an interesting nature trip for campers.

A fine boating and canoeing area is available on Pohick Bay, just off the Potomac River. A beautiful swimming pool offers in finest in swimming instruction and fun. A trained central staff will assist Units in the fields of aquatics, nature and conservation, fieldsports, Scoutcraft and handicraft.

Meals are served in the Central Dining Hall. Camp is operated on a Unit camping basis, however there are limited facilities for provisional campers.

Camps at Wilson with the minimum and maximum number of campers per period are as follows:

Camp Sites Campers
   Min.Max.
Camp No. 1  814
Camp Sargent  814
Camp No. 3  2632
Camp Kass  2632
Camp No. 5  1824
Camp Ballston  2632
Camp Myer  1824
 
Camp Sites Campers
   Min.Max.
Camp Rotary  2632
Camp No. 9  814
Camp No. 10  2632
Camp No. 11  1824
Camp No. 12  814
Camp No. 13  1824
Camp Merriweather Post  4048
Camp No. 15  814

--- SHORT TERM COUNCIL FACILITIES ---

While the council is not able to provide for the full camping needs of all Units it does offer short term camping facilities at Camp Roosevelt and the Wilson Socut Reservation except during the summer camping season. Camp Tapawingo is available the year round, To use any Council camp it is necessary to make a reservation and fill out an application. A reservation must be made two weeks prior to going to camp. A sample application is enclosed in this kit. The permit will be filled out at the Scout Service Center and returned to the Leader who will present it to the Camp Caretaker upon arrival.

If it is desirable to check on the available sites and make a telephone reservation, the written application should follow within seventy-two (72) hours.

The following sites are available:

       Wilson Scout Revervation
From downtown Washington - over 14th St. Bridge to Shirley Highway, then turn right at Lorton turnoff, then left on Route #642 to Route #1; then turn right to Gunston Hall Road, Route #242. Turn left at Wilson Reservation Sign. 21.4 miles from Jefferson Memorial to Wilson Reservation.

12 - Unequipped basic tent sites       32 Campers - $2.00 per night
2 - Unequipped basic tent sites       16 Campers - $1.00 per night

* Thanks to Ken Finch for information and pictures


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