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Camp Yawgoog

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.

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Hidden Lake at Camp #Yawgoog makes the cut! 5 Rhode Island Hikes Off the Beaten Path. An article by Jen McCaffery posted to Rhode Island Monthly on October 24, 2014.

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Autumn foliage at Deer Cove at Camp #Yawgoog! This rare view was made possible by a very low water level. On the Yellow and Narragansett trails. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

The sparkling water of Yawgoog Pond, Rockville, Rhode Island (RI). A 2013 image by David R. Brierley.

In this view of #Yawgoog Pond from the Deer Cove campsite is a rarely seen line of boulders off the southern tip of Submarine Island. An October 12, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.

Fall foliage at Hidden Lake in Camp #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Trails & Walks in Rhode Island visited Hidden Lake at #Yawgoog on October 4, 2014.

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Elmo the Elk at Camp Medicine Bow's Rathom Lodge at Yawgoog. A 2014 image by avid R. Brierley.

A circa 1939 photo of the East Cabin at #Yawgoog, believed to have been taken by Troop 8 Cranston, Rhode Island (RI). On the Orange Trail.

The Charlie Brown at #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Stacked rocks in Deer Cove on the Yellow and Narragansett trails at #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Waterfront dock and sky reflected in Yawgoog Pond; the image is upside down. At Yawgoog Scout Reservation, Rockville, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

The US flag on the Harold F. Gibling Flagpole at the Camp Medicine Bow Waterfront in #Yawgoog. The flagpole was dedicated to the memory of Harold F. Gibling, Scoutmaster of Troop 2 Pawtucket in 1951 by his troop and Rotary Club. Off the Orange and White trails. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Camp #Yawgoog patch and segments in the Heritage Center on the Orange Trail. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Camp Medicine Bow Waterfront on #Yawgoog Pond on August 24, 2014. Image by David R. Brierley.

The welcome board for the 2014 Week 2 Saturday Night Show (Willy Wonka and the Bakeshop Factory) at the J. Harold Williams Amphitheatre on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog. Image by David R. Brierley.

Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) at Armstrong Point on the Yellow Trail on #Yawgoog Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Camp Sandy Beach Waterfront on The Beachgoer hike at Camp #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Tepee at the H. Cushman Anthony Stockade at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Fox and eagle totems, carved by Alan Fontana, on the T. Dawson Brown Gateway at Camp #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Summer at the Camp Three Point Waterfront at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

The Protestant Cathedral on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Happy diamond jubilee to the Jesse H. Metcalf Lodge! The dining hall was built in 1939 using lumber cut from trees felled by the great hurricane the year before; it was given by Mrs. Metcalf in memory of her husband. This circa 1945 postcard shows the lodge before its later expansion; note the sign mounted on the side. #Yawgoog

Secret garden. Image by David R. Brierley. #Yawgoog

Video of the camp reports at the Sunday Dress Parade at Camp #Yawgoog on August 10, 2014. At Tim O'Neil Field on the Orange Trail. Recorded by David R. Brierley.

Deer Cove on #Yawgoog Pond on the Yellow Trail in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Schooner Island on #Yawgoog Pond, as viewed from Armstrong Point on the Yellow Trail, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Trees reflected in Hidden Lake on the White Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Built in 1929, the John R. Rathom Lodge originally had two staircases on the pond side, as shown in this circa 1932 postcard. At Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI).

The Lane-Bliven Rifle Range was originally given in memory of Eagle Scout Charles Lane (Troop 13 Pawtucket) by his family. The range was later enlarged in 1965 in honor of Raymond Bliven, who was killed in action in France during World War I on June 23, 1918. His remains were not found. Shown is the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France.

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The Lane-Bliven Rifle Range on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

American white/fragrant waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) at Hemlock Ledge on #Yawgoog Pond; on the Yellow Trail in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Knot board at the Campcraft Center and New Frontier Program on the White Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Posted to Instagram by George P. Forte Jr.: "Mazel tov!" The Temple of the Ten Commandments celebrated its 30th anniversary on August 2, 2014, with a rededication ceremony.

The Memorial Bell Tower at Camp #Yawgoog. Video of the bell is at youtu.be/5T1lmwDmrL4 A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Devil's Slide on the Aline Buxton branch of the Yellow Trail at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Watercraft at Camp #Yawgoog, as viewed from Armstrong Point on the Yellow Trail. Recorded July 26, 2014, by David R. Brierley.

Sign for the Temple of the Ten Commandments at Camp #Yawgoog. The current temple was built in 1984, replacing an outdoor venue near Lattner Cabin; it is dedicated to the memory of Abraham I. Aron.

The Sandy Beach Waterfront at Camp #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

A Scout is Trustworthy. A blockhouse sign at the H. Cushman Anthony Stockade on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

A morning view from Blueberry Swamp on the Yellow Trail, complete with dragonfly. At Camp Yawgoog, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A July 26, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.

Three Point Waterfront at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Kiel James Patrick tweeted on July 22, 2014: "I can canoe. Canoe canoe?" He is at the Camp Medicine Bow Waterfront at #Yawgoog.

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View of Phillips Island from the Camp Sandy Beach Waterfront. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley. #Yawgoog

Magnified view of sailboats on Yawgoog Pond on July 19, 2014. The view is from Armstrong Point on the Narragansett and Yellow trails. Image by David R. Brierley.

Week 2 Dress Parade at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A July 13, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.

Flagpole at #Yawgoog's John R. Rathom Lodge. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

The towers have eyes! View of the tip of Phillips Island through the binoculars at the Medicine Bow Waterfront tower. Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Camp Three Point Waterfront at Camp #Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

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.

The Medicine Bow waterfront on July 6, 2014, at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Image by David R. Brierley.

The boys at the Big Swim Meet had no idea how fleeting boyhood is. Once gone, you will long for it forever. A July 10, 2014, post to the Grin and Bare It blog by Matthew Dicks.

Week 1 Dress Parade at Tim O'Neil Field on the Orange Trail. A July 7, 2014, image by David R. Brierley. #Yawgoog

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.

The sun rises on Camp Yawgoog's 99th season. The T. Dawson Brown Gateway in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A June 29, 2014, image by David R. Brierley. #Yawgoog

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.

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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.

View of #Yawgoog Pond from Hemlock Ledge on the Yellow and Narragansett Trails. Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A June 21, 2014, image by Frieda Squires of the Rhode Island Hiking Club.

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) at the Davis Campsite at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). On the Narragansett and Yellow trails. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Watercraft on #Yawgoog Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

The rooster design at Rathom Lodge on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

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.

The Scout Sign at the Camp Three Point Waterfront on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

A red McCormick Farmall tractor on the grounds of the Bucklin! Donated by the friends of Troop 4 Barrington, Rhode Island. At Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Camp Three Point Waterfront at #Yawgoog Scout Reservation, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Rhododendron on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley

Eagle, beaver and owl totems at the T. Dawson Brown Gateway; carved by Alan Fontana. At Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Part of the T. Dawson Brown Gateway on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

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.

Oxeye daisies (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) at the dam on #Yawgoog Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A June 7, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.

The Bucklin Memorial Building and rhododendron on the Orange Trail at Camp Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). 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

The T. Dawson Brown Gate at #Yawgoog on the way to the Tippecansett Trail hike by the Rhode Island Hiking Club on May 17, 2014. Image by Leanne A.

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.

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.

Camp #Yawgoog on May 3, 2014. Azaleas near the Yawgoog Pond dam. Image by David R. Brierley.

Sun halo over #Yawgoog Pond in Rockville, Rhode Island (RI), on May 18, 2013. 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

Summer reflected in the windows of the Kelley Nature Center on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog. Image by David R. Brierley.

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.

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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).

The Sandy Beach Waterfront on March 16, 2014, at Camp #Yawgoog! Image by David R. Brierley.