High Adventure Programs

Helmsman Program @ Camp Barton

This is an advanced sailing and waterfront-based program for older scouts that share both experience and or a strong interest towards sailing. It is recommended although not required that participants earn the Small Boat Sailing merit badge prior to taking on this challenge. This is the ultimate sailing experience whereby scouts will be exposed to a variety of sailing conditions, various types of sail boats (i.e.: hobie-cat), learn about the history of sailing and the true art of Seamanship. Scouts will have the unique opportunity to sail on a 25' sailboat around Cayuga Lake. During the week there will be workshops in racing, navigation, and boat maintenance. 

Woodsman Award Program @ Camp Barton

The Woodsman Award is a program designed to challenge scouts through higher level "scouting skills" ranging from "backwoods engineering" and lumberjack competitions, to high adventure team oriented problem solving. Some topics include applied pioneering (Thai fishing net, sailboat, bridges etc...), innovative lashing techniques, and fire by friction. This program is open for those scouts 14 years of age and older, being at least First Class rank, and having earned their Totin' Chip. The scout must also have a working knowledge of knots and lashings (Pioneering Merit Badge is suggested). The Woodsman Program will run from 9:00am - 12:00 noon Monday - Friday

Intro to SCUBA

For scouts 14 and above, Camp Barton has made arrangements with a diving service to provide instruction with a PADI certified instructor. Scouts will be provided with necessary equipment etc. Registration forms & further pre-camp preparatory information will be available from the council office.

Endeavor Nature Program

The Endeavor Nature Program is an Advanced Ecology Program. The Program visits the Museum of the Earth, the Cornell Particle Accelerator, the Cayuga Nature COPE Course and Treman State Park. An additional fee is required and space for participation is limited.

For more information about the Endeavor Nature Program, CLICK HERE!

Baden-Powell Council - Camp Barton, BSA

  • By mail: 
    • Council Office: Baden-Powell Council, BSA - 2150 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13901
    • During the camp season: Camp Barton, BSA - 9640 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886
  • By phone: 
    • Council Office:  - (607) 648-7888 - 877-674-8876 (toll free) 
    • Fax: (607) 648-7895
    • Camp phone: (607) 387-9250
  • By E-mail: 


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