Welcome to Tuscarora Scout Reservation, the perfect destination for Scouts looking for a memorable summer camp experience. Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on the New York/Pennsylvania border, our 1,200-acre camp features everything from thrilling aquatic activities on the 35-acre Summit Lake to hands-on learning opportunities in Nature, Handicraft, and Scoutcraft. With top-notch amenities including a 40-foot climbing tower, shooting sports programs, and quality campsites, you’ll find everything you need for a great week of summer adventures and Scouting fun.
Summer Camp 2023:
- Cub Scout Week – July 1-8, 2023 (more information)
- Scouts BSA Week 1 – July 9-15, 2023
- Scouts BSA Week 2 – July 16-22, 2023
- Scouts BSA Week 3 – July 23-July 29, 2023
- Scouts BSA Week 4 – July 30- August 5, 2023
A Camp at the Foothills of the Catskills
Located in Windsor, NY at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Tuscarora Scout Reservation encompasses 1,200 acres of beautifully forested land on the New York/Pennsylvania border.
Waterfront on Summit Lake
The 35-acre Summit Lake at the heart of camp provides great boating opportunities for Scouts – including sailing, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, and stand-up paddleboarding! The Waterfront is also home to exciting aquatic activities – including swimming, a waterslide, key-log rolling, giant inflatables for climbing, and more!
Tuscarora Scout Reservation features a 40-foot, three-sided climbing and rappelling tower. Scouts can come for afternoon open climbs or earn Climbing merit badge in special evening sessions.
This program area helps Scouts on the trail to Eagle develop life skills with several Eagle-required merit badges – including communications, first aid, and the citizenships.
Handicraft focuses on a wide-range of arts, crafts, and trade skills. This area allows Scouts to build skills in basket making, leatherworking, wood carving, game design, painting, and more.
At our Nature area Scouts get investigate the natural world. The area offers a variety of merit badges along with nature hikes, conservation projects, astronomy observations, and STEM presentations.
Scoutcraft is the place to develop and showcase your outdoor skills – including camping, cooking, pioneering, orienteering, wilderness survival and overall outdoor living.
Tuscarora’s shooting sports programs provide opportunities in archery, rifle, and shotgun shooting. In addition to merit badge instruction, the area offers daily open shoots for Scouts and leaders.
Sports & Games
Camp is full of fun recreation activities – including gaga ball, mountain biking, a basketball court, a kickball field, fun-filled game nights, and ample fishing on Summit Lake.
Trailblazers is Tuscarora’s first-year camper program. Throughout the week, Scouts will build skills while completing requirements for the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.
Your Camp Home
We offer 12 “summer” sites with two-person canvas wall tents on platforms and 3 “winter” sites with eight-person lean-tos. Campsites also include communal areas with carports, picnic tables, and fire circles. Tuscarora also includes a newly-constructed shower house, a central dining hall that provides three delicious meals each day, and an enthusiastic and experienced camp staff that will make you feel at home.
Summer Camp Forms
Baden-Powell Council, BSA
2150 NYS Route 12
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: 607-648-7888 (ext 107)
Tuscarora Scout Reservation, BSA
205 Summit Lake Road
Windsor, NY 13865