Edit — Camp Hancock

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General Information
Camp Hancock
4 ha (10 acres)
Gambo, Newfoundland, 40 km east of Gander
2D/16: Gambo
Scouts Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Council
Stephen Lundrigan
+1 709 235 0233
Camp Hancock is on the picturesque Square Pond. The main house has a fully-equipped kitchen, eating area, and bathrooms. The bunkhouse has 32 beds in 4 rooms: 16, 12, 2, and 2. The camp has plenty of open area for playing sports or pitching tents. Canoes are stored on-site with a suitable area for launching them. Opportunities includes summer and winter fishing for trout and smelt. Lean-to construction is permitted. Predominantly onshore winds.

In fall 2023, work was underway to re-open the camp.

Small cove with safe, sandy beach and predominently onshore winds
Newfoundland T'Railway trail 5 km away
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: No
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: No
Mobile phone coverage: Unknown
Electric vehicle charging: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: No
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: Yes
Showers: No
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
Hiking trails: Yes
Formal campfire circle: Yes
Chapel: No
Compass course: No
Obstacle course: No
Pioneering supplies: Yes
Archery: No
Riflery: No
Sledding: No
Snowshoes available: No
Skis available: No
Low ropes course: No
High ropes course: No
Bouldering: No
Rock climbing: No
Rappelling: No
Mountain bike trail: No
Mountain bikes available: No
Skating rink: No
Volleyball: Yes
Sports field: Yes
Fishing: Yes
Snorkeling equipment: No
Sailboats available: No
Lake frontage: Yes
Canoeable water: Yes
Canoes available: Yes
Kayaks available: No
Section summer camp program: No

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