Facilities at Kettle Run

UPDATE:  As of 1/1/2016, the Kettle Run Dining Hall is no longer available.  It has been converted to our new GS Archives Building.  It will be open for troops to enjoy Spring 2016.

Please note there are different rates. The "Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts" rate applies when all participants are registered Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts. The "Outside Groups" rate applies when no one is a member of a scouting organization.

Each tent/cabin unit contains: A potable (drinkable) (tested 4 times each year) water supply with a hose; fire ring with wooden, fixed, seating around the fire ring; a firewood rack with about a milk crates’ worth of firewood; (3) flush toilets with lighting and (2) large sinks; a roofed charcoal grill; a screened pavilion which has picnic tables, a household refrigerator/freezer, (1) electric receptacle, automatic and on/off controlled overhead lighting; and, storage cabinets with lights. The storage cabinets include SOME pots, pans and cooking utensils, and a rake, shovel, broom(s) and buckets. Plunger and toilet bowl brush. None of the tents/cabins has lights or electricity (only their pavilion and toilet/sink areas have lights and electricity).

Each lodge contains: A potable (drinkable) (tested 4 times each year) water supply with a hose; a kitchen with a household refrigerator/freezer, stove with oven, microwave, coffee maker, SOME pots/pans/cooking utensils. Thermostat controlled heat, mattresses for sleeping on the common room’s floor, metal cots w/mattress for adults (number of cots in each lodge’s description). A fire ring with wooden, fixed, seating around the fire ring and a firewood rack with about a milk crates’ worth of firewood. Tables (folding) and chairs for the lodges’ capacity. Rake, shovel, broom(s) and buckets, plunger and toilet bowl brush, flood lights and porch lights. Some electric receptacles.

Miscellaneous information:

  • The camp provides a milk crates worth of firewood and does not sell firewood. Feel free to scavenge for firewood in the woods (don’t harm anything alive) or bring your own, chemical-free, metal-free, firewood.
  • Flag poles are located at Conte, Stokes, Troop House and Unit 7.
  • Ash cans and water buckets are at your fire ring.
  • Refrigerators/freezers are set to 40/0 degrees. Do not change the settings. Refrigerators only have 1 speed for cooling. They do not get colder faster by lowering the setting.
  • The Shower House is free and is open from April through October. There are 6 common stalls with a changing area and tables, no seating. There is a single small shower room for one person adjacent to the changing area. There is a single sink near the changing room. There are toilets and a sink on the other side of the building. The water is heated; the building is not heated or cooled.  When males are in camp a schedule for men/women will be posted.
  • Window air conditioners are used in the lodges during hotter months for SOME cooling. 
  • Household cleaning supplies are provided. You are responsible for cleaning wherever you have been in camp before leaving. 

Please bring to camp everything you need for cooking and eating (food, pots, pans, utensils, dish soap, wash clothes, towels); toilet paper; paper towels; hand soap; trash bags (small and 22 gallon or larger); a sheet, sleeping bag and pillow; fire starting supplies. 

Units 2 & 6 have sleeping capacities of (24): (6) Tarp covered canvas tents on each tent’s own elevated wooden platform (platform tents).  Each platform tent has (4) non-movable metal beds with mattresses for a unit capacity of (24). 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $70/Weekend, Outside Groups: $140/Weekend

Unit 3 (NEW THIS 2016 Unit 3 was converted to an Acorn site) has a sleeping capacity of (24): (6) Cabins/Acorns with a solid door and screen ventilation, and (4) built-in wooden beds with mattresses for a unit capacity of (24). 

Unit 7 has a sleeping capacity of (24): (6) Cabins/Acorns with a solid door and screen ventilation, and (4) built-in wooden beds with mattresses for a unit capacity of (24). 

Unit 4 has a sleeping capacity of (27): formerly 28 but that leaves no room for luggage or to move, it needs to be 27 (5) Cabins with screen “windows” and doors.  (4) Cabins have 3 bunk beds with mattresses sleeping (6) per cabin totaling (24). Another cabin has (3) metal cots with mattresses sleeping (3) making a unit capacity of (27). 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $90/Weekend, Outside Groups: $180/Weekend

Stokes Lodge has a sleeping capacity of 28: (2) bedrooms, each with its own bathroom (toilet and sink), (1) shower (for adults), (4) bunks in one bedroom sleeps (8) (and has an entrance/exit door), the other bedroom has (3) bunks and (2) metal beds sleeping (8). The remainder of guests can sleep on mattresses on the common room’s floor or the enclosed porch overlooking the lake. Gas stove. Roofed double BBQ grille.  Woodstove. Single story building with stairs up to entrances. 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $105/Weekend, Outside Groups: $210/Weekend

Conte A & B each have a sleeping capacity of 28 (mattresses): (1) bedroom with (2) metal beds for adults; the remainder of guests can sleep on mattresses on the common room’s floor. Conte is a single story building with (2) sides.  It is connected in the middle with (2) locking doors for privacy or doors can be opened (by the Ranger) to create a single large lodge (sleeping capacity 56). Each side has an entrance ramp and steps; bathroom (3 toilets and 4 sinks); kitchen (electric range/stove); fire ring area; thermostat.  No shower or woodstove/fireplace. Conte B has a grille and stadium seating. 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $105/Weekend, Outside Groups: $210/Weekend

Troop House has a sleeping capacity of 32 (mattresses): (2) small bedrooms upstairs, each with (2) metal beds; the remainder of guests sleep on mattresses on the common room’s floor. Troop House is a (2) story building (no children permitted upstairs) with an entrance ramp and stairs. Shower for adults only upstairs.  Downstairs bathroom has (3) toilets and (4) sinks. Wood stove. 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $160/Weekend, Outside Groups: $320/Weekend

Common Areas of camp: Amphitheater, Sports Field, Shower House (April-October). All Common Areas are open to all guests. If you plan an activity in a Common Area you are responsible for coordinating your schedule with all other groups in camp.

Activities at Kettle Run

Please note that with any activity requested, payment is required prior to participation. Activities must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

As of October 1st 2014, Groups may provide their own instructor to teach activities as long as they were certified by council. You will need to submit a copy of your certification to Debbie Test at dtest@gscsnj.org.

If you are interested in becoming a hired instructor for GSCSNJ, please contact H.L Ransom at hlransom@gscsnj.org.  We care currently looking to hire archery instructors, canoe instructors and lifeguards.

Canoeing: 24 people at a time. Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies can be a passenger as long as they are with older girls / adults. Certified instructor included. Life jackets are provided and must be worn. Available April, May, June, September and October weather permitting. 

For canoeing please wear boat shoes, closed-toe and nonslip hiking/sport sandals with heel strap, or water socks or shoes (no flip-flops)

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $50/Hour, Outside Groups: $100/Hour

Lake Swimming: Requires Lifeguard with waterfront module certification. Available dependent on staffing. Available May & June, weather permitting. 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $50/Hour, Outside Groups: $100/Hour

Archery: Archery is for Girl Scout Brownies and older. Each session can accommodate up to 20 people/instructor and last for approximately one hour. Instructor included. Available April, May, June, September and October. 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $30/Session, Outside Groups: $60/Session

Rock Tower: Rock tower is for Girl Scout Brownies and older. Maximum of 25 people / session. The rock tower must be scheduled in advance as it is shared between other camps. Large groups, Service Units and Council program will have priority when reservations are made. Available May, June, September and October weather permitting.  Weight limit 40-220 lbs. Safety harness must properly fit participant.

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $40/Hour, Outside Groups: $80/Hour

Geocaching: GPS units are available for rental or you may bring your own. There are 3 caches on the camp and the coordinates are in the kit. The GPS units in the kit are not pre-programmed. An instruction book is in the kit, but a basic understanding of GPS is helpful when planning this activity for a troop. Reservations should be made and paid for 2 weeks in advance. There is one kit per camp.  Available all year. 

There are Girl Scout caches located on the site. GPS units are available for rental. $25.00 rental fee. Please contact Debbie Test at 856-795-1560 ext. 300 or dtest@gscsnj.org to reserve. 

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: $25 Outside Groups: $50