Camp Wachusett occupies 40 acres along the shores of Lake
Hortonia in the town of Hubbardton, Vermont. Hubbardton
lies about an hour south of Burlington and two hours northeast
of Albany, with the Green Mountains just to the east and Lake
Champlain a short distance to the west. Lake Hortonia,
with approximately 450 acres, is a lake that is both clean and
quiet. The camp's property includes about 900 feet of
lakefront and accommodates an enrollment of seventy-five boys,
ages 8 to 14.
The camp's waterfront consists of a large swimming beach, a
main pier, and two rafts -- one with a sliding board and another
for water-skiing. The camp owns a 240 horsepower ski-boat,
five rowboats, six sailboats, sixteen canoes, and seven kayaks.
Additional facilities include two playing fields, two full
basketball courts, four tennis courts, an archery range, a rifle
range, a Council Circle, and a large surfaced area for rainy day
activities, roller-blading, and street hockey.
Each of the twelve sleeping cabins will accommodate six to
eight campers and one or two staff. Every camper is
expected to keep his bed and belongings straight and to help
with some of the collective responsibilities designed to keep
the property attractive. Other buildings include a
spacious dining room and a huge lodge which overlooks the lake
and which features an auditorium and stage. A nurse
oversees the daily health needs of the campers. If the
services of a physician or hospital are needed, they are
available in Rutland, thirty minutes away. The camp's
health and safety records are superb.