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. 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!

Summer Camp Dates 2018

The dates for Summer Camp 2018 have been announced as follows.

Week 1    July 1 - 7, 2018

Week 2    July 8 - 14, 2018

Week 3    July 15 - 21, 2018

Week 4    July 22 - July 28, 2018

Week 5    July 29 - August 4, 2018

Week 6    August 5 - 11, 2018 (STEM Week)

Select any of the above links to register an individual Scout for provisional camping.  To submit camp payments for a troop, download the easy Step by Step instructions: Summer Camp Online Registration.pdf

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 2018 Merit Badge Prerequisites list may be found here.

Unit leaders are asked to confirm completion of merit badge prerequisites using our Verification Form.

2018 Campsite Availability

Updated on March 15, 2018

The following chart details campsite availability for the 2018 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

Program Schedule 2018

Summer camp at Rotary Scout Reservation offers Scouts a fun and exciting program filled with great adventures and advancement opportunities!  Our trained counselors offer 46 merit badges, several BSA activity awards, and program training courses.

New this year we are excited to offer two new merit badges: Law and Backpacking

The daily program schedule, including merit badge age recommendations, is available here.

In addition, RSR is pleased to once again offer our popular STEM Week program (August 5-11, 2018).  This year’s STEM merit badges are:





Space Exploration


For more information, download the STEM Week Flyer.  The complete STEM Week merit badge schedule is available here.