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The fun at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation continues throughout the winter. A group or individuals may reserve any of the ten weekends from January through March for exciting winter adventure. Ages 9 and above may attend.

The Activities are centered around Gore Mountain in North Creek, a short ride from Camp Read. The mountain offers alpine skiing and riding for all ability levels, cross country skiing or snow shoeing in their extensive back country. Arrangement can be made for your group to participate in any of these activities.

As a special treat our 3 day program, which is only offered during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, includes a day of skiing and riding at one of Northeast’s premier resorts: Whiteface Mountain. With its long, steep trails the “Olympic Mountain” is a challenge for any expert yet has many excellent runs for the beginner and intermediate.  (The pricing for this weekend differs slightly from the regular weekends. Please see rates below.)

After your fun-filled day in the snow, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our chef and relax with a movie. Ice cream sundaes mark the end of a perfect winter day.

The maximum number of participants we can accommodate is 27 people at our facilities. Many of the trips tend to fill up quickly, so sign up early. Contact us via email, SkiCampcampread.net, for questions on our programs. Use the online reservation link, below, to make a reservation and submit payments.  Reservations will not be taken over the phone. 

This winter program is open to all Scouting groups, regardless of affiliation with Westchester-Putnam Council.

If your group is visiting Gore Mountain during our program weekends please contact us to arrange for discounted lift tickets.

 


 

2014 Program Dates

Those weekends not marked "full", below, can accommodate more skiers. Contact us for more information. 

Weekend Dates

Status

Registration

January 3-5

27 spaces available

January 10-12

0 spaces available

January 17-19 (3 day)

10 spaces available

January 24-26

15 spaces available

January 31-February 2

7 spaces available

February 7-9

7 spaces available

February 21-23

0 spaces available

February 28-March 2

12 spaces available

March 7-9

7 spaces available

March 14-16

7 spaces available

Information last updated: 3/19/2014 8:15:19 PM

Update an Existing Registration

 

Programs
Each weekend trip consists of day and a half of skiing at Gore Mountain. If used, the Yukons leave from the Council Service Center (Rt. 9A Hawthorne) at 5:00 p.m. Friday and return by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday night.

The three day holiday weekend trip consists of one and a half days of skiing at Gore Mountain and one full day of skiing at Whiteface. If used, the Yukons leave from Council Service Center (Rt. 9A Hawthorne) at 5:00 p.m. Friday night and return by 5:00 p.m. Monday night.


 


2014 Rates
Note the new rate plans!

Two Day Trips

Basic Fees

Youth (9-17 )

Includes lodging, meals and 2-day lift ticket

$190

Adult (18+)

Includes lodging, meals and 2-day lift ticket

$210

Discount packages (add to the basic fee)*

Equipment Rental

Ski & poles or snowboard, boots and helmet for 2 days

$40

Group Lesson

One 90 minute group lesson for all abilities

$25

Transportation Fees

Use of vehicle

Use of 8 person GMC Yukon; fuel and tolls included

$250

Use of trailer

Use of equipment trailer with Yukon

$50

Staff Driver

Council provides driver, passengers limited to 7 per vehicle

$100



Three Day Trips

Basic Fees 

Youth (9-17 )

Includes lodging, meals and 3-day lift ticket

$240

Adult (18+)

Includes lodging, meals and 3-day lift ticket

$270

Discount packages (add to the basic fee)*

Equipment Rental

Ski & poles or snowboard, boots and helmet for 3 days

$60

Group Lesson

One 90 minute group lesson for all abilities

$25

Transportation Fees

Use of vehicle

Use of 8 person GMC Yukon; fuel and tolls included

$300

Use of trailer

Use of equipment trailer with Yukon

$75

Staff Driver

Council provides driver, passengers limited to 7 per vehicle

$125

* These discounted prices are valid only when purchased as a package deal. The full ticket price will apply for any purchases made after final payment has been submitted.

 

Reservations & Payments
• Units will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
• A non-refundable $50 per person deposit is required upon registration. No units will be registered without this deposit.
• Payment for package deals (see fee rate plan above) must be included in final payment (by due date) in order to receive discount.
• Final Payment is due than later than 30 days prior to departure.

Fees subject to change depending on fuel costs and/or lift fee increases.

New this year! Online registration and payments! The registration links above can be used to make your initial reservation. Save the reservation email and this can be used to access your reservation to make additional payments.

 

Payments by Mail: payments should be made payable to and sent to:

Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA
41 Saw Mill River Rd
Hawthorne, NY  10532-1519

Note "Ski Camp" on the payment.

 

 

 


All Trips Include
Lodging: The Buckskin Office is used for lodging. It is fully heated and features housing for 27 in a large room and two separate rooms and the main room. Dining facilities are located downstairs. There are also two full bathrooms downstairs including showers. Clothes dryers are available.

Meals: All meals are provided including a bag lunch each day and evening snacks.
Meals are wholesome and plentiful and are prepared by a professional chef. Dinner on Friday is on your own. A rest stop will be made during the trip where food will be available for purchase. Please notify us at least 1 week in advance of any special dietary needs.

Ski Staff: A mature and experienced staff is provided for each trip. All groups must have sufficient adult leadership. The staff can provide leadership for individual campers. A safety orientation is provided to all upon arrival at Camp.

Ski Orientation: A get-acquainted ski orientation session will be given to all new skiers who desire it. Professional ski classes are available at an extra charge from the ski area.

Lift Tickets: Full mountain, all day lift tickets are included in the registration fee.

Trip Options (additional fees apply, see fee schedule for details)
Transportation: Two 8-passenger GMC Yukons and an equipment trailer are available for transportation. Council can also provide drivers, if desired. There are 8 seats available in each of these vehicles, including the driver.

Equipment Rental: Ski/Ride equipment rental is available at discount rate from Gore Mountain. A package deal may be purchased ahead of time for even more discounts.

Group Lessons: 90 minute ski/ride professional group lessons available at discount rate from Gore Mountain. A package deal may be purchased ahead of time for even more discounts.

 

Individuals or small groups are encouraged to attend. Most weekends will have some available spaces.

 


View Larger Map
"A" indicates Read Scout Reservation farmhouse. Gore Mountain is located on the left side of the map.

 

Gore Mountain Ski Center
Gore Mountain Ski Center is just 40 minutes from camp. Beginners and intermediate skiers are in their glory with over 65% of the terrain designated as Easiest or More Difficult. Experts are also challenged on new runs: The Rumor, Lie, Fairview, and the wooded Glades besides Hawkeye, Upper Darby, and the infamous Hullabaloo. Gore's facilities are hard to beat, with an expanded base lodge, gondola and eight other lifts.


Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain at Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympics. Intermediate and expert skiers will find challenges on the many steep and smooth runs. Beginners will find plenty of skiing to fit their ability. The drive to Whiteface is about one and half hours from camp.

 


Rental Equipment
It is suggested to rent your equipment at Gore Mountain due to convenience and discounted rental packages available.

 


Equipment List
The following is a suggested equipment list:

  • Warm jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Skis/board/boots/poles
  • Pajamas
  • Snow pants or other waterproof pants
  • Underwear
  • Wool hat
  • Towels
  • Extra shirts and pants
  • Sweater or sweat shirts
  • Longjohns
  • Boots and sneakers
  • Toilet Kit
  • Extra socks
  • Small duffel bag or day pack


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