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 2017

The dates for Summer Camp 2017 have been announced as follows.

Week 1    July 2 - 8, 2017

Week 2    July 9 - 15, 2017

Week 3    July 16 - 22, 2017

Week 4    July 23 - July 29, 2017

Week 5    July 30 - August 5, 2017 (Venturing Week - open to Boy Scouts and Venturers)

Week 6    August 6 - 12, 2017 (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 2017 Merit Badge Prerequisites list may be found here.

2017 Campsite Availability

Updated on June 21, 2017

The following chart details campsite availability for the 2017 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

Summer Camp Program 2017

The 2017 Summer Camp Daily Program is available now!  Download your copy here!

In addition RSR is proud to offer two exciting specialty week programs for summer camp 2017!  These programs are open to all Boy Scouts and Venturers.

VENTURING WEEK (July 30 - August 5)

We’ll be highlighting program and training activities from BSA’s Venturing program, in addition to the full high quality Boy Scout resident camp program offered the rest of the summer.  The Venturing activities will be open to all Venturers and older Boy Scouts!

STEM WEEK  (August 6 - 12)

RSR’s highly popular and successful STEM Week program returns in 2017, offering Scouts the opportunity to experience merit badge programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  The STEM program will include Chemistry, Digital Technology, Game Design, Stamp Collecting, and Veterinary Medicine merit badges.  Full STEM Week program schedule is available here.

All summer camp programs at RSR are open to Boy Scouts and Venturers.  Provisional camping is available each week for Scouts and Venturers who would like to experience summer camp at RSR without their troop or crew.