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Camp Boddie and Pamlico Sea Base

Location: 419 Boy Scout Rd, Blounts Creek, NC 27814

Telephone: (252) 975-6060


Camp Boddie (formerly Camp Bonner) is located along the banks of the Pamlico River as part of the East Carolina Scout Reservation. The East Carolina Scout Reservation is situated on 880 acres and is available for year-round use.  Amenities include: 8 traditional campsites and 1 with Adirondacks; running water, campfire circles, pavilions, three bath houses, dining hall, health lodge, trading post, reception center, and eco lodge.

Activity areas include: Shooting Sports; a C.O.P.E. course; climbing tower, Sports and Activities Field; Nature Area; Outdoor Skills area; and a handicraft area.  The aquatics area includes a 25yd swimming pool and waterfront area for boating. Boating activities available include canoeing, small boat sailing, rowing, kayaking, motor boating, and water sports. The pool is available from mid - April through the end of October.

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Pamlico Sea Base

Location: 419 Boy Scout Rd, Blounts Creek, NC 27814


The Pamlico Sea Base offers a wide range of summer programs for Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scouts, and other interested organizations. These programs operate on the same schedule as a traditional summer camp, with check-in beginning on Sunday and the week concluding on Saturday morning. This allows units to travel together to one convenient location for their summer adventure.  Younger Scouts can participate in merit badge programs at Camp Boddie while older Scouts can explore the waters of not only the historic Pamlico River but also North Carolina's world-renowned coast.  The Sea Base has cabins, a lodge, and restroom facilities.



Camp Sam Hatcher

Location: Sam Hatcher Rd, Newport, NC 28570


 Camp Sam Hatcher is a 35 acre property near Newport, North Carolina and is used for weekend outings by Packs, Troops and Crews and non-Scouting groups.  It is located between Morehead City and Emerald Isle, and provides a great and affordable campsite for units looking to visit the beach.  Sam Hatcher is a primitive camping site there is water access at most campsites,  a small latrine facility, cold showers, a large program pavilion, and a lodge with a meeting area.

Camp Charles

Location: 10689 Camp Charles Rd, Bailey, NC 27807


Camp Charles is a weekend camping facility for Packs, Troops and Crews and non-Scouting groups on 150 acres near Bailey, North Carolina about 10 miles west of Wilson, North Carolina.

This was the Council’s summer camp facility prior to the opening of Camp Bonner in 1969.  There is a large lake where you can rent canoes and kayaks; 7 camp sites with drinking water; program shelters; and a central parking area.  The Hawley Center includes indoor meeting space with a fireplace, an open area with picnic tables and two large bathrooms. There is a small fishing lake and walking trails abound.

Herbert C. Bonner Scout Reservation

(including Hannah Bonner and Camp Bonner)

 Location: Harvey Rd, Washington, NC 27889


 Camp Bonner provides one of the best primitive camping locations in the region. Host to the annual East Carolina Camporee the site has seen up to 4,000 campers at once. Camp Bonner & Hannah Bonner is on the north shore of the Pamlico River 10 miles east of Washington, North Carolina. This 360 acre facility is a perpetual use for Scouting as designated in the estate of the late Herbert C. Bonner.  The camp is used annually for a council-wide Camporee for Scout Troops and is used for weekend outings for Packs, Troops, Crews, training courses and non-Scout groups and has several permanent shelters and water access in most campsites. Adjacent to, and surrounded by Camp Bonner, is a 5.3 acre Salvation Army facility known as Camp Hannah Bonner, whose facilities include a small dining hall, two bathrooms, health lodge, staff cabins.

ECC PropertyUsage Permit

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The Battling Beaver’s

Guide to Camping

Details all BSA Council Properties in NC, SC, VA, with portions of DE, GA, MD, OH, TN, WV, and the U. S. Virgin Islands

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