Camp Ranger is a Volunteer Position at Hoyt

Hoyt Scout Camp &

Hoyt Alumni Association

Hoyt Scout Reservation

Ranger:  Greg Zap

203-544-8856 (H) email

Campmaster: Mike Zap email

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Hoyt Campmasters

Mike Zap (Chair)
Greg Zap (Camp Ranger)
Ken Korin (Member at Large)
Ray Pflomm (Building & Structures Mgr.)
George Boncek (Trails Mgr.)
Ken Blackwell (Member at Large)
Kevin Blackwell (Member at Large)
Brad Kocka (Property Mgr.)
Roger Williams (Land Use Mgr. & HAA Administrator)
John Zap (Leave-No-Trace Coordinator)
Wade Anderson (Member at Large)
Rick Barton (Archery Range Mgr.)
Michael Carpenter (Member at Large)
Neil Doran (Rifle Range Mgr.)
Robert Libby (Memeber at Large)
Erik Zars (Member at Large)
Ed St John (Campmaster Emeritas)
Bill Hall (Council Camping Chair)
Jay Lubin (Council Executive Board)
Dan Cooley (Staff Advisor)

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Hoyt Scout Camp is located in West Redding, Connecticut, bordered by Simpaug Turnpike, Marchant Road, Side Cut Road, and Station Road. The Camp contains approximately 174 wooded acres located in a rural setting. It is bordered by wooded private property (residences) as well as land owned by Aquarion Water. Named after John Sherman Hoyt (born July 29, 1869 in NYC; died March 30, 1954 in Darien, CT), a wealthy industrialist and dedicated Scouter from Norwalk, CT, who was one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. Learn More about John Sherman Hoyt.

The property was donated to the Alfred W. Dater Council in March 1966 by Alice B. Sanford. This is a copy of the deed.

The training cabin was dedicated to "General Carter" in October 1968, at the time the building of the cabin was started. More information on General Arthur Carter, USA, can be found here.

More history and lore can be found here.

The property is easily accessible from Route 7 (2 miles), Route 15 [Merritt Parkway] (10 miles), Interstate 84 (10 miles) and Interstate 95 (15 miles).

The Property is one of five active Camps owned and operated by Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA (including Camp Sequassen, Deer Lake, Camp Pomperaug, and Wah Wah Tay See.) The Hoyt Scout Camp is the only scout camping property located in the western portion of the Council.

The property has a wide range of features that give it numerous options with regards to land usage for Scouting. The “lower” or "south" area of the camp is accessed from 3 Marchant Road. Its primary features includes several expansive fields, three wooden pavilions, latrines, hand operated water pump, a generous parking area, and wetlands.

The “upper” or "north" area is accessed from 288 Simpaug Turnpike. Its primary features includes a heated cabin, with kitchen and bathroom facilities and a rifle range (dedicated in April 2012). The cabin is primarily used for training, and is also available for sleeping (although there are no specific sleeping facilities [i.e. bunks or cots]). The “upper” area of the camp also contains a modest parking area, latrines, and an extensive trail system that leads to primitive camping sites.

Access to an old Garnet Mine is off Simpaug Turnpike.

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Hoyt Camping Reservation Form [PDF]

New   Updated (2010) Camp Map of Hoyt -   JPG (1.5 MB)     PDF (241 KB)   New

Directions to Hoyt Scout Camp

New  Hiking Trail Distances at Hoyt  New

Hoyt Information Brochure [PDF]

Topo Map of Hoyt Scout Camp (Close-up) [jpg]

Topo Map of Hoyt Scout Camp (Less Detail) [jpg]

Topo Map of Hoyt Scout Camp (Entire Area) [1 MB PDF]

Street Map of Hoyt Scout Camp

Historical Map of Redding (Beer's 1867) [jpg]

Historical Map of Danbury (USGS 1892) [jpg]

Historical Map of Bethel (USGS 1951) [jpg]

Historical Map of Bethel (USGS 1951) [jpg]

Historical Map of Bethel (USGS 1951) [jpg]



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Greg Zap


Silver BeaverDistrict Award of MeritWebelos Den Leader Award


Commissioner's Arrowhead (Roundtable)

Assistant District Commissioner

Trained Patch

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