We currently have seven active families as members of Wolf Den #103. You are only asked to have fun, be adventuresome, and somewhat motivated; and, to respect NAFCA’s 7Cs of camping: Care, Caution, Courtesy, Cleanliness, Cooperation, Conservation, and Common Sense.

We’re always looking for new members. If you join our club, you are required to join the North American Family Campers Association (NAFCA). You can check out the NAFCA website at   nafca.org

We camp anywhere they’ll accept us. There are no restrictions to where we travel. We try to camp as often as possible with our sister club, Mattabessett # 86.


There is an annual Spring Safari in May hosted by NAFCA, and a Fall Frolic hosted in the fall by each Chapter.

There are camping meetings a couple of times a year.

We have a Christmas Gathering with a Secret Santa Swap the first Saturday of December.

We journey together for a winter trip to the Newport Winter Festival or Cape Cod every February.


Wolf Den Club #103

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Wolf Den #103 and Mattabessett #86 are the two remaining chapters in Connecticut:  Wolf Den includes members from the Northeast corner of Connecticut, and Mattabessett includes members from the western side of the state.


Wolf Den Chapter currently has seven families, with the longest tenure being since 1980, and the newest member joined in 2017. Our members who live in CT are from the towns of Sterling and Danielson, to the Woodstock and Ashford areas. We generally camp from May to early October. We also get together a few times in the off season: At Christmastime, we have a potluck dinner with games, and have a weekend Winter Getaway either in Newport, RI or Cape Cod, MA.

If you would like to meet everyone, please contact us. Our campouts normally run Friday through Sunday, and members leave at various times during the day Sunday. We encourage theme based campouts on occasion as they are lots of fun.

Being a close knit family oriented group, we really enjoy each other’s company. So, if you prefer to be on your own, we're not the club for you. Breakfast is often cooked together unless you are late sleepers. Lunch typically is on your own, and dinners range from potlucks to a family heading up a Saturday night theme dinner. Friday nights we sometimes try a local restaurant, and we try to have wine tasting. Everyone brings a bottle and we rate the quality around the campfire - with appetizers of course! (Some strive to bring the Best and some strive to bring the Worst. So, you never know what you end up with……!)

We usually schedule at least six campouts a year. In the past, we’ve attended NAFCA’s Spring Safari, gone tubing in Massachusetts, beach camping, Jam-bor-rees, trips to Cape Cod, Fall Frolics, Mohawk Trail, and even Block Island.  We’ve also ventured to the Statue of Liberty, Corn Maze, and too many other places to list.

We are actively trying to grow our club. If you’re interested in some fun in the sun, and occasionally in the rain, please call our Secretary Arlene Goodwin at (860) 429-9879.

Current members (year joined):

Bruce & Cheryl Bressette (2007) Active but not camping at this time.

Jon & Donna Gibbons (1999)

Bruce & Arlene Goodwin (1996)

Pat Henault (1980)

Dave & Carol Taylor (1980)

Suzanne & Vincent Supina (2016)

George & Lisa Lovell (2017)

Club Officers:

Bruce Goodwin– President

Vacant – Vice President

Arlene Goodwin Secretary

Bruce Goodwin – Treasurer

Bruce Goodwin – Board of Director

Carol Taylor – Board of Director

Dave Taylor – Board of Director

Jon Gibbons – Board of Director


Questions and/or Contact Info:​

Arlene Goodwin (860) 429-9879

Page Updated April 1, 2018

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