Located in Newport, North Carolina, Camp Sam Hatcher offers great and affordable campsites for units looking to visit the Crystal Coast. Sitting on 35 acres, Camp Sam Hatcher is used for weekend outings by Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, and other non-Scouting groups. It also hosts an annual Croatan Trails Cub Scout Day Camp in addition to a variety of District events. Although most campsites do have potable water, they are still considered primative. A small restroom and cold shower facility, large program pavilion, and lodge are available upon request.
How to Get There:Camp Sam Hatcher, Sam Hatcher Rd., Newport, NC (get directions)
Perhaps the best ammenity is the opportunity to listen to the wind blowing through the longleaf pines, but if you need more than that here's what you'll find:
- A New Pirate Ship! It took a Big Rock Sports and East Carolina Council partnership to get her built, but she's now available to those who may not want to be on the water, but really like pretending to be a pirate!
- Potable water near most campsites
- A small restroom and shower facility (upon request)
- Howard Lodge
- Large pavilion
- Fire-rings at campsites
- Activity Field
Cub Scout Summer Day Camp:
Registration opens each spring for Cub Scout Day Camp. This is a great opportunity for Cubs to work on rank advancement, earn Adventure Loops, fine-tune your BB-gun shooting and bow/arrow skills, while learning how to be safe and have lots of fun outdoors. This is not an overnight camp, so parents drop off (8:30am) and pick up (3:00pm) each day. Your son might even take a little Sam Hatcher dirt home at the end of each day.
Coree Chapter Order of the Arrow:
In addition to the adventures each month, Troop 12345 plans a High Adventure trip each summer. Each 4 years, the troop traditionally goes to one of the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Bases such as the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.