COVID-19 GUIDELINES (updated 1/1/21): We are open for OUTDOOR programs and are following recommended health and safety guidelines at all programs and events.

Masks MUST be worn at all programs and when using the indoor restrooms; social distancing will be maintained to the greatest extent possible.

We also welcome and provide programs for Homeschool and BPSA scouting groups!

​Contact us to schedule a private class for your troop. Note: there is a 10 Scout minimum to schedule a private badge class; if you don't have enough Scouts you can partner with another troop(s) or let us know and we'll open registration to fill the program.

​​​We LOVE welcoming ALL types and levels of Scouts to The New Weis Center!

Here are some of the program and activity options we offer for the Scouting community:

  • ​Overnight tent camping, with outdoor privy and access to indoor restrooms. Includes firecircle; wood supplied onsite.
  • Firecircle with rustic seating for campfire ceremonies and special occasions.
  • Facility rentals: covered pavilion, picnic grove, recreation field, indoor classrooms, and large multi-purpose room for troop meetings and events.*
  • ​Additional recreation options include gaga ball, volleyball and ping pong.*
  • Year-round scout programs and badge classes (virtual and in-person).
  • Guided nature observation hikes - daytime and night hikes are available!
  • We also have projects - large and small - perfect for your troop's service projects (including Eagle).

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor facility rentals and some outdoor recreation facilities may be restricted.

​​​​Tent Camping & Campfires

  • DO NOT bring any outside firewood, as this may contribute to the spread of destructive invasive insects. Several recently introduced insects - including the Spotted Lanternfly, Emerald ash borer, Asian long-horned beetle, and Sirex woodwasp – can be transported long distances in/on firewood. Once transported into new areas they can become established and kill local trees.
  • There will be an ample supply of firewood and kindling onsite in our covered woodshed.
  • Please review our Camping & Campfire Policies and Ground Rules before reserving, and be sure to follow them once onsite.​

​​Guided Hikes
Our staff is first aid/CPR certified and knowledgeable about the local ecology and history of the area, and ready to lead your troop on a forest exploration. Our beautiful 152-acre property in the Highlands Region of northern New Jersey features a mountain stream, rugged terrain, diverse forest, ruins, and some nice viewpoints. Pricing:
​1 hour - up to 12 scouts: $50; 13-25 scouts: $75. Please call for larger groups.
1-2 hours - up to 12 scouts: $75; 13-25 scouts: $100. Please call for larger groups.​​

Facility Rentals

Our outdoor facilities are the perfect spot to hold your troop meetings and other events. We also offer a discount off the regular, single day rental fee for troops wishing to reserve multiple dates for their ongoing activities. Learn more about our facilities and see pricing.

​​​​​​​Boy Scouts of America

Badge Classes

(In Person & Virtual)

Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts can sign-up for our scheduled badge classes individually or with other troop members.

We also encourage Scoutmasters to schedule a private class just for your troop (min 10 scouts).

​Service Hours and Projects
Scouts have completed many service hours working on much needed garden and grounds work, including seasonal cleanups and clean-out of outbuildings. We are grateful to have been chosen as the site for many larger projects as well, including Life and Eagle Scout. ​​There are still many projects just waiting for the right Scouts to lend a hand!


Girl Scouts

Badge Classes
(In Person & Virtual)

We offer several badge classes for Dais​ies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes, which can b​​​​e scheduled for your troop (min 10 scouts).

In addition to the badge classes you may schedule directly with The New Weis Center, we also have several exclusive programs listed in the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey "LINK" program and activities listing. Registration for those classes opens 45 days prior to class.


Service Hours and Projects

​Whether your troop wants to complete meaningful service hours or has a scout ​looking to complete a service project, we have plenty of opportunities of all sizes just waiting for Girl Scouts to lend a hand!