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: (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

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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 for all the details.  We look forward to seeing you at camp!

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Summer Camp Dates 2015

The 2014 season was outstanding and we are already looking forward to 2015.  The dates for Summer Camp 2015 have been announced as follows.

Week 1    July 5 - 11, 2015

Week 2    July 12 - 18, 2015

Week 3    July 19 - 25, 2015

Week 4    July 26 - August 1, 2015

Week 5    August 2 - August 8, 2015

Week 6    August 9 - 15, 2015

Register your troop for Summer Camp 2015 today!  Please download the 2015 Summer Camp Reservation Form - RSR.pdf and 2015 Twin Rivers Council Camp Loyalty Program Contract.pdf.  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 eligible units that register for camp by November 1, 2015 are eligible for the TRC Loyalty Program and will receive 2014 camp pricing in 2015!  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 2014.pdf

2015 Campsite Availability

Updated on August 15, 2014

The following chart details campsite availability for the 2015 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

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 Aviation, Radio, Space Exploration, Electricity, Game Design and Chemistry are planned.  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.  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 Rotary Scout Reservation, 279 Davitt Lake Road, Averill Park, NY 12018.

  1. 2014 RSR Provisional Camping Registration Form.pdf

Tentative Merit Badge Schedule for STEM Week: 2014 Merit Badge Schedule and Recommendations-STEM Week.pdf

Merit Badge Completion Day 2014

Did you earn a merit badge partial at summer camp this year, or sometime in the past?  Join us for Merit Badge Completion Day on August 17th for an opportunity to finish off those outstanding requirements.  Counselors will be available to help finish off any merit badge offered as part of the RSR summer program, even if work on the badge was begun somewhere else.

Registration costs $15 and includes lunch.  The program begins at 10:00 am and continues until 4:00 pm.  Participants can stay for as little or as long as they need to complete their work.  All participants must bring a valid BSA Medical Form

To register, please download and complete the following form: Merit Badge Completion Day.pdf.  Registrations may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to camp.