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Experience the Gem of the Adirondacks in 2020

I am in!!! - 2020 RESERVATION FORM

What will my Scout do in camp?

Your Scout will have an active, challenging and educational week or more at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. All Scouts live in a two-person canvas tent erected on a wooden platform. Cots and mattresses are provided. They are in a campsite with the rest of their troop and will dine with them as well.

In addition to the over 50 merit badges that we offer at Camp Read, we also have many great activities!  In camp activities available include caving, rock climbing, a zip line into water, horseback riding and our low and/or high ropes challenge courses. In addition, Scouts attending the Read Scout Reservation for the first time often enroll in our First Year Camper program. This program is designed to help new scouts learn and improve on basic scouting skills, while getting to know our camp, and still allows time for merit badges in the afternoon.

I am in!!! - 2020 RESERVATION FORM


The Three Camps Within Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation

Camp Buckskin is the finest dining hall camp in the Northeast. Offering a wide variety of traditional advancement programs and the benefits of the Summit high adventure activities, a week at Buckskin is a true adventure for your Scouts. Our pledge to you is to do everything in our power to ensure that your Scouts have a camp experience they will always treasure.


Camp Waubeeka features a traditional patrol cooking experience with seven campsites. While staying in Waubeeka enjoying all of the programs offered throughout the Reservation, stop by the waterfront. Camp Waubeeka is home to one of the most beautiful picturesque Adirondack waterfronts in the area. Learn to sail in one of Read's new sail boats and enjoy a beautiful view of the Adirondack Mountains.


Summit Base (High Adventure) A unique collection of challenging high adventure outdoor activities. Surrounded by the tremendous opportunities of the Adirondack Park, our program creates a full experience for any skill level. In camp, you can rock climb, participate in Project COPE, mountain bike, and take advantage of our guide services within our local mountain ranges. 



You can email or call with any questions: or 914-449-2612.



Worried about safety?

BSA Summer Camps have some of the highest standards!  Annual camp visits by trained volunteers and professionals ensure that Camps are checked thoroughly; health and safety standards are met through a rigorous annual BSA accreditation process.  Every staff member and adult leader on property has taken Youth Protection Training. We have multiple EMT’s on staff, in addition to 50% of our staff being trained in First Aid and CPR.

Our Staff is quite exceptional in training as well:

Camps show that important program elements required for Scouts to have meaningful learning experiences are in place. Highly skilled youth and adult members are recruited and trained. Key camp staff members are required to be certified through national training events. Because these individuals are not responsible for taking a troop leadership role, they can utilize their unique skills and teaching abilities for mentoring purposes. 



Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation, BSA

1377 Palisades Rd, Brant Lake, NY 12815


 Directions From Albany, NYExternal Link

1hr 29min (87 miles)


Directions From Burlington, VTExternal Link

1hr 43min (72.3 miles)


Curious about the Adirondack Mountain Region?

Just a few hours' drive from most major East Coast cities, the six-million-acre Adirondack Park is the largest natural wilderness area in the eastern US. With 46 High Peaks, over 3,000 lakes and ponds, and thousands of miles of hiking trails and canoe routes, the region is a haven for hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and swimming in cool mountain lakes. 

The diverse climate of the Adirondacks has four distinct seasons. Summers are comfortable and warm, with daytime temperatures averaging in the mid 70s to mid 80s (degrees F) and cooler evenings. The weather is moderately cool and sunny in springtime and autumn, when spectacular fall foliage attracts thousands of visitors. Cold, snowy winters create a wonderland of magnificent scenery in villages, resorts and ski centers.

To learn more visit HEREExternal Link





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