Yawgoog Scout Reservation is a residential summer camp in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Its trail network connects with networks in the Pachaug State Forest in Connecticut and the Arcadia and Rockville Wildlife Management Areas in Rhode Island.
A native rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) greets visitors at #Yawgoog's T. Dawson Brown Gateway. Many more can be found in and near the Protestant Cathedral and on the Swamp Trail boardwalk, all on the Orange Trail. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.
Sign for the Camp Sandy Beach Quartermaster Shed, painted by C. McPhee. On the Orange Trail at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.
J. Harold Williams Amphitheatre
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) exiting backstage right at the J. Harold Williams Amphitheatre -- no zoom lens. On the Orange Trail in Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A July 6, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.
Host Dan Yorke describes #Yawgoog: "this facility is like paradise." John Mosby, the Scout Executive, Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, joined Dan Yorke State of Mind on Friday, June 27, 2014 (WPRI). The Yawgoog segment begins at 12:53 in the video.
6/27: John Mosby on State of Mind
Tim O'Neil Field
The first eight Sundays in July and August are public visitor days at Camp #Yawgoog! Tour camp on the Orange Trail, enjoy a chicken barbecue lunch, then watch the Dress Parade! A 2013 image by David R. Brierley. Click through for more information.
LiDAR image of Denison Hill in CT; Yawgoog Pond is just beyond the upper right corner. The image, from the University of Rhode Island Environmental Data Center, shows the stone walls and foundation holes of the old farmsteads beneath the tree cover. In the early 1990s the hill was briefly considered as a possible storage site for low-level radioactive waste; the hill is the western border of the Yawgoog Pond watershed. Denison Hill is mentioned in the Connecticut Countryside hike.
American white waterlilies/fragrant waterlilies (Nymphaea odorata) at Thrush Cove on Wincheck Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI) on June 7, 2014. The flowers are only open in the morning. Near the Protestant Cathedral on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog. Image by David R. Brierley.
The Memorial Bell is rung daily during the summer camp season and campers pause to remember Scouts who died for God and country. On the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Recorded on July 27, 2013, by David R. Brierley. #MemorialDay
Jesse H. Metcalf Lodge
Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) behind the backstop on the Sandy Beach field at #Yawgoog. Visible during the footchase sequence, the trees were an anachronism in Moonrise Kingdom; the trees were in bloom when the movie was filmed in May, but the story is set in September. On the Orange Trail. Image by David R. Brierley.
Yawgoog Pond Dam
Download a free Facebook cover photo! The "high quality" option was used to upload these covers. The "Download" feature under "Options" can be used. Shown is the dam on Yawgoog Pond in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Image by David R. Brierley.
There appear to be at least two printings of the original Story of the Yawgoog Trails. Shown is what seems to be the first printing in the late 1970s. The pamphlet features content written by J. Harold Williams and Philip E. Tracy; it is dated 1976. The first printing is entirely of blue paper with a fold-out copy of the Phil Booth map of 1975. The pamphlets are folded and stapled, measuring 3.7 inches (9.5 cm) wide by 8.5 inches (21.7 cm) tall. #Yawgoog
Filming at Yawgoog. Location scouting in southern New England? Consider Camp Yawgoog! Even if a camp is not in the script or storyboard, Yawgoog (pronounced "yah-goo") offers many beautiful outdoor locations in a quiet and secluded setting. Founded in 1916, #Yawgoog is a residential camp in rural Rhode Island on the Connecticut border, less than 15 minutes away from Interstate 95. Shown is the Bucklin Memorial Building, the administrative center of camp.
Filming at Yawgoog - Yawgoog Trails
Remembering the era of Tim O’Neil, ‘King of the Sandlots’ A commentary by Patrick T. Conley, president of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, posted to The Providence Journal on April 2, 2014. Tim O'Neil is the namesake of the field at #Yawgoog. In the photo O'Neil is between Lou Gehrig (left) and Babe Ruth (right).
"A hike becomes more than a walk in the woods on a trail with colored markers. It is a place to experience the wonders of Creation, and to feel the presence of the Creator of All Things. A night under the stars opens the heart to the awe and majesty of the universe, and the One Whose Word brought it into being." We Are All Campers. An article by #Yawgoog Rabbi Sol Goodman posted to The Jewish Voice on February 27, 2014.
A portion of an 1855 map by Henry F. Walling showing #Yawgoog Pond and Phillips Island in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). The map also shows the homestead of the Palmer family, where the Bucklin area is today, and the Maxon homestead, now a foundation hole behind Metcalf Lodge near the Curtis Tract sign.
Services at the original location of the Protestant Cathedral at #Yawgoog sometime before the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. This image appeared on page 34 of the 1940 book "Nature Recreation" by William G. Vinal; the caption reads, "Fig. 10 -- A boy scout is reverent. A scene in the Outdoor Cathedral, Camp Yawgoog, Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. (Photograph courtesy of J. Harold Williams, Chief Scout Executive, Narragansett Council.)" On the Orange Trail.
Although nothing happens on video, the sound is probably from air escaping from bubbles frozen in the ice and passing through the film of water on top. At Deer Point, off the Yellow and Narragansett trails, at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island. Recorded on December 21, 2013, by David R. Brierley.
Campsite Donald C. Dewing
Video of the brook at Campsite Donald C. Dewing in Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). The bridge was a filming location for the 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom. Recorded on December 21, 2013, by David R. Brierley.
This 1939 photo of the mess tent in Campsite Kit Carson shows what dining in Camp Sandy Beach at #Yawgoog was like before the dining hall was built. In the first volume of The Yawgoog Story (p. 32), J. Harold Williams writes: "First, we tried getting Troops to do their own cooking, but then we switched to feeding these pioneer camps from heater-stacks [insulated canisters or boxes] loaded in Medicine Bow kitchen." The image is believed to be from Boy Scout Troop 8 Cranston, Rhode Island (RI).
What would #Yawgoog be without its eclectic mix of signs? The image of Charlie Thomas' Factors Club sign is courtesy of the Temple of the Ten Commandments. Most of these signs can be seen on or near the Orange Trail. A 2013 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.
Jesse H. Metcalf Lodge
The Jesse H. Metcalf Lodge nearing completion in 1939; the lodge was a memorial gift to #Yawgoog from Mrs. Metcalf and it was built with lumber from trees that fell during the hurricane the previous year. The photograph is believed to have been taken by Boy Scout Troop 8 Cranston, Rhode Island (RI). (Please click through for more.)