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 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

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 eligible 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 2015 Merit Badge Prerequisites list may be found here.

2015 Campsite Availability

Updated on June 30, 2015

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

Summer Camp Program Schedule is Here!

The 2015 Summer Camp Program Schedule is here!  Highlights include:

  1. BSA Stand Up Paddleboarding Award: RSR is excited to be able to offer this great new program opportunity for older Scouts, age 13 and above.  Cruise the lake in style aboard a new stand up paddleboard and earn the BSA SUP Award!

  2. Outdoor Cooking: Last year’s national revision to the Cooking Merit Badge included many new changes that are not possible to complete in a summer camp environment.  After experimenting with the changes last year, we have decided to remove Cooking Merit Badge from the schedule, but replaced it with Outdoor Cooking, a hands-on (& tasty) introduction into a variety of camp cooking methods.

  3. Extended classes for First Aid and Fishing merit badges to allow for more hands-on practice. 

  4. A second session of BSA Snorkeling Award.

Download your copy of the 2015 Summer Camp Program Schedule today.  Registration for sessions will take place upon arrival in camp on Sunday afternoon.  Please remember that we do not close program sessions except in rare cases when dictated by equipment limitations or safety guidelines. 

Multi-Week Discount Available for 2015

Have you already had a great time at camp and don’t want to wait until next year to experience the fun and excitement again?  Why wait?  Grab a friend and come see us again this year! 

RSR offers six weeks of summer camp program.  Provisional camping is available for Scouts who would like to attend camp without their troop.  Provisional Scouts will be adopted by a host troop for the week.

Best of all there is a multi-week discount available to any Scout who has already paid for one week of summer camp at Rotary Scout Reservation or Camp Wakpominee this year.  The discounted multi-week fee is just $225.

Download the 2015 Provisional Camping Registration Form.

STEM Week 2015 Schedule - August 9-15

Join us August 9th-15th for the second annual STEM Week!  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and we will be offering five unique STEM merit badges never before offered at Rotary.

For this one week only, these STEM merit badges will be offered in addition to the same outstanding program offered all summer long!  This year’s STEM merit badges are Chess, Electronics, Engineering, Programming, and Surveying.

Provisional camping is available for Scouts who would like to attend without their troop and the Twin Rivers Council Second Week Discount applies for any Scouts who have already spent a week at camp at Rotary or Wakpominee. 

To register as a Provisional Scout, please download and submit the 2015 Provisional Camping Registration Form.pdf.

Download the STEM Week Program Schedule.

Merit Badge Completion Day - August 16th

RSR is pleased to once again offer Merit Badge Completion Day, which will be held on August 16th.  Merit Badge Completion Day is a great opportunity to work on finishing up ay merit badges that we offer at RSR (excluding STEM Week specialty badges).  All Scouts are welcome, whether your partial was begun at RSR, another camp, or with a merit badge counselor in your community. 

Registration for Merit Badge Completion Day is just $15, and includes lunch.  The program begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.  Participants may stay for as little or as long as needed to complete the badge.  Pre-registration is requested. 

All participants are required to bring a valid BSA Health Form and don’t forget your partial blue cards. 

For more information and to register, please download the Merit Badge Completion Day registration form.