Rotary Scout Reservation

Twin Rivers Council, BSA



Do you want to spend a second (or third) week at camp?  Do you want to go to camp but can’t do it the week your troop is attending?  Join us for provisional camping! 

All provisional Scouts will camp with existing units selected by the camp administration.  Bring a friend or friends and you will be placed together.

If you have already registered for a week of summer camp at Rotary Scout Reservation or Camp Wakpominee this summer and are coming back for more fun, you are eligible for the discounted Second Week Rate of just $240.  Best of all, registration is now available online.  Just follow the links below to sign up today!

Online Provisional Registration

Week 1    July 3 - 9, 2016

Week 2    July 10 - 16, 2016

Week 3    July 17 - 23, 2016 

Week 4    July 24 - July 30, 2016

Week 5    July 31 - August 6, 2016

Week 6    August 7 - 13, 2016 (STEM Week)

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 2016

The dates for Summer Camp 2016 have been announced as follows.

Week 1    July 3 - 9, 2016

Week 2    July 10 - 16, 2016

Week 3    July 17 - 23, 2016

Week 4    July 24 - July 30, 2016

Week 5    July 31 - August 6, 2016

Week 6    August 7 - 13, 2016 (STEM Week)

Register your troop for Summer Camp 2016 today!  Please download the 2016 Summer Camp Reservation Form - RSR.pdf.  Until August 15, 2015 reservation forms and payments will only be accepted at camp.  After August 15th, all reservations should be mailed to the Twin Rivers Council (253 Washington Avenue, Ext., Albany, NY 12205) or call (518) 869-6436.

Remember that returning units that register for camp by November 1, 2016 are eligible for the TRC Loyalty Program and will receive 2015 camp pricing in 2016!  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 2016 Merit Badge Prerequisites list may be found here.

Please note, for participants attending STEM Week, that there is a pre-requisite to Energy Merit Badge.  Requirement #4 requires the Scout to conduct a 14 day energy audit of his home.  Full details of the requirement are available here.  This requirement must be completed prior to camp or the Scout will not be able to complete the badge while in camp.

2016 Campsite Availability

Updated on April 25, 2016

The following chart details campsite availability for the 2016 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

STEM Week 2016 Schedule!

RSR will once again be offering our popular STEM Week merit badge program in 2016!  STEM Week will be held August 6-13, 2016.  Two provisional troops with adult leadership will be provided for interested Scouts who would like to attend without their home troops.

In addition to our full traditional summer camp program we will be offering five merit badges never offered before at RSR.  Those badges are:

  1. Automotive Maintenance

  2. Energy

  3. Entrepreneurship

  4. Nuclear Science

  5. Public Health

For more information, download the STEM Week Flyer.pdf and 2016 Daily Program Schedule STEM.pdf.  STEM Week registration is now available online.

Provisional Registration Available Online Now!

2016 Summer Camp Daily Program Schedule

The 2016 summer camp daily program schedule is now available, featuring 45 merit badges and several outstanding specialty programs for youth (and adults)!  New to RSR this year will be Photography Merit Badge, which has recently been updated by the BSA to reflect the latest trends in digital photography and editing. 

Download your copy of the 2016 Daily Program Schedule today!