Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Camp Tuscarora encompasses 1200 acres of forested land on the New York/Pennsylvania border. Program areas and campsites speckle the hillsides surrounding 14-acre Summit Lake, which offers some great fishing for boys and leaders during the summer. Tuscarora also has 15 miles of hiking trails to explore, many of which are handicapped accessible. Favorite trails include a mile loop around the lake for secluded fishing spots, a trip to the bear caves for some light spelunking, or a day hike to the beaver pond for the truly adventurous.
For those scouts interested in earning merit badges, Camp Tuscarora has seven program areas and offers 36 merit badges. Popular with the scouts are the newly renovated Rifle and Shotgun ranges, and the camps 40-foot, three-sided climbing and repelling tower. Camp Tuscarora also offers Waterfront, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, and Nature merit badges along with a first year scout Trailblazer program that focuses on Tenderfoot and Second Class Scout requirements.
Camp Tuscarora offers a variety of camping sites for both summer and winter camping. Camp Tuscarora's ten summer units are equipped with two-man canvas scout tents on raised platforms, and each unit has ample room for campfires and troop events. The five separate winter units offer a 2-4 eight-person lean-tos surrounding a center lodge with electricity and wood stove. A handicapped site with electricity is also available and is located near the health lodge.
Looks good doesn't it? Want more information? Click here for the 2015 Tuscarora Scout Reservation Summer Camping Brochure!
Your Adventure Begins Now...Tuscarora 2015!
Get Your Badge On!
We offer over 40 Merit Badges with Plumbing and Architecture new this year... and when you have free time...
Our SUP Program (Stand Up Paddleboards) is second to none- take the challenge, master the board.
Tuscarora Rocks It on the Rock-It
Stop by our swimming area and spend a morning or afternoon on this great activity.
Do You GAGA? We Do!
A Variation of Dodge Ball that is played in an octagonal pit, GAGA Ball is fun for EVERYONE!! Our Scouts just can't get enough!
Click here to download the GAGA Ball rules so that you are ready to play on arrival at camp!!
And new for 2015! Exciting Offsite Adventures!
Experience the best the Southern Tier has to offer in and out of camp!! In addition to our quality traditional camp programs, the Baden-Powell Council will work with your unit to set up custom day trips for you during your camp visit! Some choices include:
Howe Caverns Experience– Spend two awesome days exploring underground caverns and working on a great ropes course.
Skinner’s Falls Tubing– an exciting day tubing on the the Delaware River.
Herkimer Diamond Mines– prospect for “Diamonds” and experience Geology Merit Badge first hand.
Catskill Peaks Day Hikes– explore the secret trails, waterfalls, and beautiful vistas that the Catskills offer.
Finger Lakes Trail Hikes– explore the dramatic gorges, plunging waterfalls, and rolling hills as you hike.
Lackawanna Coal Mines– travel 300 feet down in total darkness to experience the life of a coal miner.
Greek Peak Water Park – With more than 150,000 gallons of water, over 500 feet of water slides, and lots of splashes and sprays, staying indoors has never been this much fun. Head outside to the Adventure Center and enjoy a Zip-Line ride and aerial tour.
It's all here and more! Your Adventure Begins Now... Tuscarora 2015!