Camping

The Outdoors are calling. What are you waiting for?

For more than 100 years, camping has been at the forefront of the Scouting program. It’s an invaluable part of what we do.  Whether it’s roasting marshmallows over a campfire, facing your fears from the top of the climbing tower or even splashing in a lake on a hot summer day, the fun and adventure of summer camp stays with us for a lifetime.

But the lessons learned in the outdoors do a lot more than just conjure up positive memories…summer camp helps
kids become better adults. A  study by Harris Interactive found that summer camp not only provided a summer escape, but it also helped young people develop strong personal values and character, a positive sense of self-worth and usefulness, a desire to learn, and even social adeptness.

The outdoor experience is one of the most important aspects of Scouting we can provide for our kids. Even Scouting’s founder Baden-Powell once said, “A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”

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Close to home and just as fun! Day Camp is the one of the first steps in the Scouting Outdoor Program. It’s a week of fun, advancement, and adventure all with a theme.

This action packed resident camp is designed just for your scouts. The staff will have prepared a variety of activities for your scout to enjoy. They include: swimming, fishing, boating, campfires, shooting sports and more!

Family Camp

Family Camp Weekends are for the whole family and everyone gets to get in on the fun and excitement.

A 1,300 acre wilderness adventure area offering six weeks of Boy Scout summer camp programs and year round cabin and campsite rentals.

Located on over 1,000 acres in the Adirondack Park offering summer resident camp and also serves as a high adventure base for Treks for those who want to explore the Adirondacks.

Nature is special and Trekking allows you to truly experience the Adirondacks and see what life was like 200 years ago.

We completely understand that it is in the camps that Scouting comes alive, and we take very seriously our obligation to provide a one of a kind experience to all who walk our trails.   

Camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth.

  • Camping contributes to good health.
  • Camping helps campers develop self-reliance and resourcefulness.
  • Camping enhances spiritual growth.
  • Camping contributes to social development.
  • Camping is an experience in citizenship training.
  • Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces boys to the knowledge and skills that they will learn and apply more thoroughly as a Boy Scout.

All of our Council programs undergo Health Department safety inspections prior to and during operation.  Copies of health inspection reports can be requested by calling our Albany Service Center.

For more information on the rights and responsibilities of the Council, as well as our campers, please click here.

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