Camping and High Adventure for All Ages

Camping is an important part of the scout program for all ages. In the Longhouse Council, we offer a range of camping opportunities all year long. We have summer programs for both Cub Scout and Boy Scouts, along with year-round camping at Camp Woodland.

The Longhouse Council operates two camps: Sabattis Scout Reservation (home of the James “Marmaduke” Seton Trek Center) in Long Lake, NY and Camp Woodland in Constantia, NY.

We also offer full Cub Scout camping programs at these and other sites around the council service area.

Cub Scout Camping

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We offer a full range of camping programs for Tigers, Cub Scouts, and Webelos. They can choose from day and twilight (evening sessions) camp settings and family weekend overnights. Camp Programs are available for each of the different age groups.

Boy Scout Camping

At Sabattis Scout Reservation we offer a full range of programs with patrol cooking. The Trek Center is run out of Sabattis and offers immediate access to millions of wilderness acres in the Adirondack Park.

2018 Sabattis Scout Reservation Brochure

Boy Scout Day Camp

The Longhouse Council is excited to offer the Boy Scout Day Camp program for the third year in a row. Boy Scout Day Camp, held at Camp Woodland is a camp that helps Scouts earn unique merit badges in a day camp setting. Dining hall lunch will be served this summer. 

August 20 – 24 ($175.00)

Boy Scout Day Camp Schedule

C0-1 Form Release Scout Camp

2018 Boy Scout Day Camp MB Offerings and Pre-Requisites

Boy Scout Day Camp Menu

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Learning for Life Career Camps

We also offer a career-exploration focused Summer Career Camp exploring the field of Engineering. Learn more…

Year Round Camping

In addition to our summer camping opportunities, we offer a range of other camping opportunities for programmed and open weekend camping. Camp Woodland offer year-round camping opportunities.

At Camp Woodland both cabins and tenting sites are available. Cabins come with bunks and mattresses for all, and a wood stove or fireplace insert and wood. All registrations must be accompanied with payment and made with the camping department at the council office. Also required is a complete roster of both the scouts and adults in camp. Please use Camp Woodland Unit Roster for this matter.

Millard Fillmore National Historic Trail

Summer Camp Staff Opportunities

If you are a Merit Badge Counselor or a Unit Commissioner, Sabattis Scout Reservation needs your expertise. 2017 Needs will be posted in the Fall.

High Adventure Base Information

Sea Base:
Sea BaseSince its inception, Scouting has been all about exploring and appreciating the wilderness. The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base offers a year-round opportunity to explore a completely different type of wilderness—the underwater wilderness. The Florida Sea Base provides many vehicles to gain access to this underwater wilderness—large sailing vessels, power boats, kayaks, and scuba equipment. Imagine thousands of square miles of underwater coral formations, peaks, valleys, and literally hundreds of different types of colorful fish. Your mask will become a kaleidoscope of colors as you glide effortlessly among pillars of coral and multihued fish. The warm, clear waters of the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, or St. Thomas give you the sensation of weightlessness in this underwater wilderness.

BSA Seabase Website

Northern Tier:
Northern TierNorthern Tier is the BSA’s oldest national High Adventure program, outfitting scouting groups for canoe trips since the summer of 1923. The Charles L Sommers Base has been home to the program since 1941.

North America’s Canoe Country, a vast series of navigable lakes and rivers spanning thousands of square miles, is one of the last great wildernesses on the continent. This boreal forest of waterfalls and bogs, bears and wolves, granite crags and waist-deep mud remains nearly as much of a wilderness as it was for the first fur traders who explored the area in the 1600s. Two centuries after the fur trade’s peak in the early 1800s, our participants still follow in the footsteps of the French-Canadian voyageurs, paddling the same waters and straining over the same portage trails.

Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. In the Summer, scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. In the winter, Northern Tier is home to the OKPIK Cold-Weather Camping program, the BSA’s premier winter high adventure program. Fall programming is also available.

Whatever your plans, Northern Tier staff will outfit your crew with state-of-the-art camping equipment as well as a highly trained staff member called an “Interpreter.”

Northern Tier Website

Find out more about Northern Tier’s seasonal programs and opportunities:

Philmont Scout Ranch:
Philmont Scout RanchPhilmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

Philmont Scout Ranch Website

Summit Bechtel Reserve:

Summit Bachtel Reserve

Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, the Summit Bechtel Reserve is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America. Summit programs take Scouts and Venturers to the limits of what they think they can do and pushes them further.

It’s home to the National Scout Jamboree, the James C Justice National Scout Camp, the John D. Tickle National Training and Leadership Center, and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base.

The Summit Bechtel Reserve was made possible through the generosity of donors who see the Summit’s adventures, programs, and technological opportunities as vital to addressing the evolving needs of youth.

Summit Bechtel Reserve Website

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