Rotary Scout Reservation

Twin Rivers Council, BSA



Where Summer Adventures Begin!

Rotary Scout Reservation

279 Davitt Lake Road

Averill Park, NY 12018

Phone: (518) 283-4794

Fax: (866) 766-9378

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Twin Rivers Council, BSA

253 Washington Ave, Ext.

Albany, NY  12205

Phone: (518) 869-6436

Fax: (518) 869-6439

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Welcome to Rotary Scout Reservation, a 1,300 acre wilderness adventure area in Upstate New York.  RSR is owned and operated by the Twin Rivers Council, BSA, and offers six weeks of Boy Scout summer camp programs and year round cabin and campsite rentals.

The experienced staff members at Rotary Scout Reservation are trained to provide the most exciting, high quality outdoor program for Scouts.  Highlights include:

  1. Climbing and Rappelling

  2. Sailing and Canoeing

  3. Kayaking

  4. Shotgun and Rifle Shooting

  5. Project COPE high ropes course

  6. Wilderness Survival, Geocaching and Scoutcraft skills

  7. Handicrafts

  8. Archery

  9. Ecology and Conservation

Are you ready for the adventure?  Take a look around for all the details.  We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Summer Camp Dates 2019

The dates for Summer Camp 2019 have been announced as follows.

Week 1    June 30-July 6, 2019

Week 2    July 7-13, 2019

Week 3    July 14-20, 2019

Week 4    July 21-27, 2019

Week 5    July 28-August 3, 2019

Week 6    August 4-10, 2019 (STEM Week)

To register your troop or crew for Summer Camp 2019, please download and submit the 2019 Summer Camp Reservation Form.  A non-refundable site deposit of $250 is required to secure your campsite. 

2019 Campsite Availability

Updated on February 13, 2019

The following chart details campsite availability for the 2019 Summer Camp season.  If the campsite you are looking for appears to be occupied, please contact us, as many of our sites are large enough to comfortably accommodate two small to medium size troops.  If the site you are looking for is unavailable, we will work with you to identify another site to meet your needs.

Download the full color camp map here: Rotary Camp Map

Council Camperships Available

Camperships to attend Summer Camp at RSR are available to Scouts who have demonstrated financial need.  Camperships may be used to cover a portion of the Scout’s fee to attend camp, frequently in conjunction with other fundraising opportunities.  To apply for a Twin Rivers Council Campership, please submit the following application to the Council Service Center by April 1st.

Download the Council Campership form here: 2019 Campership Application.pdf

Program Schedule 2019

Summer camp at Rotary Scout Reservation offers Scouts a fun and exciting program filled with great adventures and advancement opportunities!  Our trained counselors offer 45 merit badges, several BSA activity awards, and program training courses.

Get your copy of the RSR Summer Camp Planning Guide 2019.pdf.

The daily program schedule, including merit badge age recommendations, is available 2019 Daily Program Schedule.pdf.

In addition, RSR is pleased to once again offer our popular STEM Week program (August 4-10, 2019).  Information regarding this year’s STEM merit badges will be released soon!


STEM Week 2019

Be inspired at RSR STEM Week 2019!  This year we will be offering four great merit badges as well as two of the BSA’s STEM Nova Awards:

Entrepreneurship Merit Badge

Inventing Merit Badge

Robotics Merit Badge

Scholarship Merit Badge

Nova: Whoosh!

Nova: Designed to Crunch

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from professionals in STEM careers fields, learn about college and career opportunities in STEM, and earn merit badges and awards!  Provisional troops will be available for any Scouts who wish to participate without their home troop, including a provisional troop for girls.

Download STEM Week resources below:

STEM Week Flyer 2019

2019 Daily Program Schedule STEM Week

STEM Week Pre-requisites 2019

Register to be a provisional Scout for STEM Week today.