Tuscarora Summer Camp

Tuscarora Scout Reservation

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 2024:

  • Scouts BSA Week 1  July 7 – July 13, 2024
  • Scouts BSA Week 2  July 14 – July 20, 2024
  • Scouts BSA Week 3  July 21 – July 27, 2024
  • Scouts BSA Week 4  July 28 – August 3, 2024
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!

Climbing Tower

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.

Eagle’s Nest

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 crafts and trade skills. The area lets Scouts build skills in basket making, leatherworking, wood carving, and more.

Music & Arts

This NEW program area lets Scouts showcase their creative sides with a wide range of merit badges and programs that allow them to create, perform and express themselves.


Our Nature area lets Scouts investigate the natural world. The area offers a variety of ecology and conservation based merit badge and programs.


Scoutcraft is the place to develop and showcase your outdoor skills – including camping, cooking, pioneering, orienteering, wilderness survival and overall outdoor living.

Shooting Sports

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.

Trailblazer Program

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 features a modern individual-room shower house, a central dining hall that provides three delicious meals each day, and an enthusiastic and experienced camp staff that will make your unit feel at home. Each summer is filled with new programs and activities designed to peak the interests of every Scout – from the newest campers to the seasoned veterans.

Summer Camp Forms

Contact Us

Baden-Powell Council, BSA
2150 NYS Route 12
Binghamton, NY 13901

Phone: 607-648-7888

Tuscarora Scout Reservation, BSA
205 Summit Lake Road
Windsor, NY 13865

Phone: 607-648-2721