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Rotary Scout Reservation

279 Davitt Lake Road

Averill Park, NY 12018

Phone: (518) 283-4794

Fax: (518) 286-2374


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Twin Rivers Council, BSA

253 Washington Ave, Ext.

Albany, NY  12205

Phone: (518) 869-6436

Fax: (518) 869-6439

www.trcscouting.org

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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, a one week Cub Scout day camp program, and year round cabin 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. Chillicothe mountain man adventure area

  8. Handicrafts

  9. Archery

  10. Ecology and Conservation


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

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Summer Camp Dates 2014

The 2013 season was outstanding and we are already looking forward to 2014.  The dates for Summer Camp 2014 have been announced as follows.


Week 1    July 6 - 12, 2014

Week 2    July 13 - 19, 2014

Week 3    July 20 - 26, 2014

Week 4    July 27 - August 2, 2014

Week 5    August 3 - August 9, 2014

Week 6    August 10 - 16, 2014


Register your troop for Summer Camp 2014 today!  Please download the 2014 RSR Summer Camp Reservation Form.  Forms and payments should be mailed to the Twin Rivers Council (253 Washington Avenue, Ext., Albany, NY 12205) or call (518) 869-6436.


Remember that units that register for camp by November 1, 2013 are eligible for the TRC Loyalty Program and will receive 2013 camp pricing in 2014!  Register your troop today.

Merit Badge Prerequisites

The merit badge program at RSR is specifically designed to reflect the outdoor experience of camp.  As a result, nearly all merit badges offered may be completed entirely at camp.  In some cases, however, a requirement may be more easily or necessarily completed at home.  In such cases the Scout is asked to bring evidence of completion for review by his merit badge counselor.  The list of merit badges that contain prerequisites may be found here: Merit Badge Prerequisites 2013.pdf

2014 Campsite Availability

Updated on April 8, 2014

The following chart details campsite availability for the 2014 Summer Camp season.  If the campsite you are looking for appears to be taken, 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

Wilderness First Aid Courses Offered At RSR

Are you prepared for your next backcountry adventure?  RSR is pleased to offer the American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid course, following a curriculum developed in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America.

This 16 hour course will teach participants how to assess and treat an ill or injured person in a remote environment where care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.  It is an extremely valuable program for Scouting leaders and older Scouts and Venturers.

Best of all, thanks to the partnership between the American Red Cross and BSA, we are able to offer this course exclusively to Scouts and Scouters for just $99.  Other organizations charge two to three times as much for a similar course.

Two courses will be offered this spring, in April and May.  For all of the details, download the course flyer:

  1. Wilderness First Aid Flyer - April 2014.pdf

  2. Wilderness First Aid Flyer - May 2014.pdf

To register, visit www.trcscouting.org/calendar.

2014 Summer Camp Program Schedule

The 2014 Summer Camp Program Schedule is available now!  Download your copy today:

  1. 2014 Merit Badge Schedule and Recommendations.pdf

STEM Week 2014

This year, RSR will be hosting our first ever STEM Week (August 10-16).  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is one of the fastest growing initiatives in education and in Scouting. 

During STEM Week, we will be offering a collection of unique, science and technology-themed merit badges, in addition to our full traditional summer camp program.  Merit badges such as Surveying, Aviation, Radio, Space Exploration, and Chemistry are planned, with more announcements to follow.  Additional programs featuring guest presenters will also be offered to introduce Scouts to careers in STEM related fields. 

A limited number of provisional camper openings are available on a first come, first served basis.  Provisional Scouts attending without their troop will be assigned to a Provo troop with camp staff leadership, or to an existing unit in camp.  There is no additional cost for the STEM program.  The fee is the same as any other week at RSR this summer and the second week discounted rate of $200 will apply for eligible campers. 

To register as a provisional camper, please complete and submit the following application, with payment, to the Twin Rivers Council Service Center in Albany.

  1. 2014 RSR Provisional Camping Registration Form.pdf

Beaver Day - June 7th

Mark your calendars for the annual RSR Beaver Day on Saturday, June 7th!  Volunteers are needed to help prepare camp for the summer season.  General work projects will include trail work, staining, and campsite improvements.  Additional projects may be available for adult volunteers with trade skills.  If you are able to assist with plumbing, carpentry, or electrical work, please contact Property Manager Joel Uline to discuss available projects. 

Beaver Day begins on June 7th at 9:00 am and lasts until 4:00 pm.  Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a 2014 RSR Beaver Day patch.  Please dress appropriately for outdoor work.  Work gloves are recommended.  Units are encouraged to bring hand tools appropriate for trail work such as rakes, shovels and saws.