Please note: All costs cited are for purposes of estimating only - actual charges may and probably will vary. These prices were based on information obtained in 1995 and 1996.

New Jersey

Coast Guard Training Center: Scout Troops in the Mid-atlantic region looking for a neat place to camp should consider the Scout Camping facilities offered by the United States Coast Guard, Training Center at Cape May, New Jersey. This base is the basic training center for the Coast Guard for the entire country as well as the home port for several cutters and a small boat section.

There is a scout camping area on a grassy bluff overloooking the ocean with fire rings, porta-pots, picnic tables, running water and a screened in pavilion. However you cannot use this beach to swim because it is a endangered bird habitat. All this was available to us for a very reasonable fee($25.00 for weekend). By prior arrangement we were also given a tour of a Coast Guard Cutter and the base fire station. Also by prior arrangement we were allowed to dine in the enlisted galley. Food was very good and very reasonably priced(cheap).

We spent Saturday afternoon on the beach at Wildwood, one of the few free beaches left in Southern New Jersey. and the evening on the Wildwood Boardwalk, always a popular choice with Scouts. Contact the Coast guard, Public Affairs, at 609-898-6969 for more information.

Dan Moser
Scoutmaster Troop 377
Stony Creek Mills, PA
Hawk Mountain Council- Kittatinny Lodge #5
I used to be a RAVEN.... NE-IV-92

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