Garden State Council - Trek Camp 2023

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Trek Camp 2023

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Kuweike Trek Camp at Garden State Council 

Our new program returns for a second year for Scouts BSA Scouts ages 14+.

Come seek Adventure Among the Pines!
Kuweike means “among the pines” in the Lenne Lenape language. Kuweike Trek Camp is a specialty program that opens up the unique Pine Barrens habitat in South Jersey to Scouting!
The Pine Barrens is a special ecosystem in our back yard. There are things that grow and live only here. Explore New Jersey’s Pine Barrens while on a high adventure trek and participate in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Forestry, and Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badges.
Test your Scout skills while Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing through one of the country’s most unique habitats -- and earn your 50 Miler Program Award!

Two sessions to choose from; attend provisionally or with your Troop. Registration each week is limited to 32 participants.
July 30 – August 5, 2023 REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

August 6 – August 12, 2023 REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 30


We offer 3 different guided Treks:

Hike-Bike-Canoe Trek
The trifecta of our Trek Program. Hike, Bike, and Canoe through the New Jersey Pine Barrens of Wharton State Forest. Two days on the “trail” includes biking in and out of base camp at Pine Tree EEC, connecting with sections of the Batona Trail, locally knows as the “Back to Nature Trail”. Canoeing from Quaker Bridge to Batsto Lake. Overnight camping at Lower Forge and Buttonwood Hill. Points of interest along the trail include Apple Pie Hill, Batsto Village, Atsion Lake. 50+ miles in total.

Canoe-Bike Trek
 Two days on the trail Canoeing from Camp to the Sea. Canoe from launch points near Pine Tree EEC along eastern-flowing rivers and end up in The Great Bay. Overnight camping at Buttonwood Hill and Bass River State Park. 50+ miles in total

Hiking Trek
Four Days on the trail hiking through the northern section of the Wharton State Forest. Local points of interest include the Carranza Memorial, Batona Trail, High Crossing, Apple Pie Hill, and Pine Crest. 50+ miles in total.

All treks are part of a week-long resident camp experience.
Merit Badges earned:  Forestry, Soil and Water Conservation and Environmental Science.

Cost: $425 per Scout participant / $100 per adult leader
Gear We Provide:

  • Bikes and Helmets
  • Canoes, Paddles, and PFDs
  • Guides and Maps
  • Food
  • Conservation Project Tools/Supplies
  • Merit Badge Counselors

Gear Scouts Provide:

  • ALL personal camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags and pads, and backpacking stoves with fuel. NOTE: Be sure you can carry your gear yourself while out on the treks!
  • Clothes for the weather
  • Closed-toed shoes are REQUIRED.

Location: Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center, Tabernacle, N.J.

When & Where
Session 1
Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center
Sunday 07-30-2023 1:00 PM ET to
Saturday 08-05-2023 12:00 PM ET Past
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Session 2
Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center
Sunday 08-06-2023 1:00 PM ET to
Saturday 08-12-2023 12:00 PM ET Past
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