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
As a special treat our 3 day program, which is only offered the second
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 below
After your fun-filled day in the snow, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by
our chef and relax with a movie in our comfy farmhouse. Ice cream sundaes
mark the end of a perfect winter day.
The maximum number of participants we can transport for each trip is 22
but can accommodate a total of 27 people at our facilities. Many of the
trips tend to fill up quickly, so sign up early.
Contact us via email, SkiCampcampread.net,
to arrange for a reservation. Reservations will not be taken
over the phone.
2014 Program Dates
Those weekends not marked "full", below, can accommodate more skiers. Contact the Camping Office or email for more information.
* January 17-19
January 31-February 2
February 28-March 2
Information last updated: 5/1/2013 9:55:08 PM
Each weekend trip consists of day and a
half of skiing at Gore Mountain. The Yukons leave from the
Council Service Center (Rt. 9A
Hawthorne) at 5:00 p.m. Friday and return by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday night.
*The three day holiday weekend trip, which
is only January 13-16, consists of one and a half days of skiing at Gore
Mountain and one full day of skiing at Whiteface. The Yukons leave from
Council Service Center (Rt. 9A
Hawthorne) at 5:00 p.m. Friday night and return by 8:00 p.m. Monday night.
Adult - Non skiing
Regular 2-Day Weekend
*3-Day Holiday Weekend
Reservations & Payments
• Units will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
• A non-refundable $300.00 deposit is required upon registration.
No units will be registered without this deposit.
• An additional $50 per person payment is due by December 1.
• 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.
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:
Transportation: To and from Council Service Center (Rt 9A, Hawthorne). Special arrangements can be made for pickups north of Westchester County.
Three 8-passenger GMC Yukons are provided for transportation. There are
22 seats available in these vehicles. Please let us
know upon reservation how many of your group will be using the Council
vehicles. You may use your own transportation, if desired. A discount is
offered, providing the Council vehicles are full or not used. Special pick-up
and drop off locations can be arranged, please call ahead.
Lodging: The Buckskin Office is used for lodging. It is fully heated and features housing for 27 including 2 separate rooms and the main room. Dining facilities are located downstairs. There are also 2 full bathrooms downstairs.
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, but we will stop on the way
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
Individuals or small groups are encouraged to attend. Most weekends will have
some available spaces.
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"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.
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.
You may bring your own equipment or rent it from the mountain at a
The following is a suggested equipment list:
- Warm jacket
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Snow pants or other waterproof pants
- Wool hat
- Extra shirts and pants
- Sweater or sweat shirts
- Boots and sneakers
- Toilet Kit
- Extra socks
- Small duffel bag or day pack