Hiawatha Council, BSA
113 Twin Oaks Dr
Syracuse, NY 13203
Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, the ASR offers
some of the finest Scout Camp Programs as well as true wilderness adventures. It is
operated as a joint venture between Hiawatha Council in Syracuse, New York, and Otetiana
Council in Rochester, New York. The ASR consists of SABATTIS SCOUT RESERVATION and
MASSAWEPIE SCOUT CAMPS.
Located right off Route 3 between Tupper Lake and Cranberry Lake right on Massawepie
Lake, Massawepie offers easy access, close proximity to the wilderness and offers a
variety of camping, hiking, and boating experiences.
1000 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605
Summit Base at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in the southeast section of Adirondack
State Park has Whitewater rafting, caving, week-long backpacking and canoe treks.
Typically, you arrive on Sunday for medical, swim safety rechecks, orientation, and
outfitting. Then, you are on the trail Monday-Friday and check out on Saturday morning.
The program length can be tailored to your group.
Camp Buckskin Overview: The dining hall camp of Read Scout Reservation is Camp
Buckskin. Surrounded by thirteen campsites, the magnificent dining hall is considered the
finest and most beautiful in the Northeast and is only nine years old. Three solid meals a
day are provided by a
first-rate food service. Scouts can take advantage of all the advancement and activity
opportunities available throughout the reservation.
The Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation has become one of America's premier Scout Camps.
This picturesque 1000 acre property is located 30 minutes north of the village of Lake
George, New York in the six million acre Adirondack Park. This outstanding facility boasts
camps that offer all three styles of Scout camping -- Dining Hall, Patrol Cooking and
Treks. The key to the success of Read is dedication to your boys. Flexibility is our word
to live by as we deliver the finest program available for your youth!
Staffing: One of the many strengths of Read is its outstanding camp staff. Most
of the staff returns each year to serve youth yet again. This makes for an experienced and
driven staff whose only goal is to provide the best experience possible for each boy in
camp. Our staff is mature - each year more than 65% of them are 18 years of age or older.
From merit badges to Project COPE, they deliver, day after day.
We offer your style of Summer Camping ! Our Dining Hall Camp is Camp Buckskin. The
magnificent dining hall is considered the finest and most beautiful in the Northeast and
is only eleven years old. Add this to our lake, program areas and campsites and you have
the camp for a dining hall experience.
Camp Waubeeka is patrol cooking at its best. This is the camp for troops looking
for the traditional Scouting summer camp experience. The rustic setting is well laid out
with an excellent commissary facility. Troops arriving enter fully set up campsites with
tarps and dining areas with sheepherder and half-barrel stoves.
The Summit High Adventure Base provides for those boys and adults wanting to
take on the ultimate Scouting challengea week or two in the six million acre
Adirondack Park. Trained guides, tents, stoves and more are provided for your unit as they
either backpack or canoe for an experience never to be forgotten.
Camp Philosophy The Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation philosophy is very simple
and direct -- the reason the camp operates is for boys. The staff is in camp for one, and
only one reason -- the campers. Flexibility, caring and dedication are the staff motto. We
will do everything possible to ensure your boys have the finest summer camp experience
possible. If we need to cater to a boy at a specific time -- say 10:00 at night or 6:30 in
the morning, we will be there.
We are a large reservation operating small camps -- what an advantage! The Curtis S.
Read Scout Reservation has all of the resources and facilities of a large operation, but
each camp - Buckskin, Waubeeka and Summit - are small enough to provide an unparalleled
level of individual attention to your boys.
We are not operating a camp to make money, but to provide a super experience for your
Scouts. Our fees are competitive among camps and we do not nickel and dime you once you
arrive. The rifle range is free -