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Super Troopers at Camp Read!

What is a Super Trooper?

These are our Scouts who have chosen to attend Read without their troop. They may be going to Read for a week with their troop and then staying for an extra week.  Or they may be attending Read a different week from their troop due to a scheduling conflict.

Because these Scouts are coming to camp without an adult leader, we provide two leaders. Each week we take all of our Super Trooper campers and place them together forming a new troop, or tuck them in to one of the fantastic troops (that we know well and trust) already coming to Camp Buckskin. This camp is where Scouts eat their meals in our outstanding dining hall.

The camp provides two experienced, trained adults to serve as the basis for an amazing camp experience. These adults work with the Scouts just like your troop leadership would to ensure that they get the most out of their stay in camp.

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.


How do I sign up for Activities & Classes?

One of the many strengths of the Read Scout Reservation are the number and variety of additional activities we offer Scouts. Some of the activities involve fees that are not included in the camp fee.

Even if your Scout’s adopted troop is not signed up for an activity he/she is interested in, please know that this opportunity may still be available! He/she can inform the Scoutmaster on Sunday about which activities they would like to do with the troop or in addition to what the troop is doing. We will make every effort to ensure that that your Scout can experience all those that they planned on doing, including the opportunity of white-water rafting out of camp, if they would like to do that.

The Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation operates merit badge instruction utilizing a class schedule system. This system minimizes conflicts with the scheduling of activities. In many cases badges will be offered both in the morning and the afternoon. Evening activity times will include badge make‐up instruction, called “open program”. Flexibility of the staff and the campers make this system work!

Schedules can be created (after April 1st) utilizing our online registration system, or you may contact our Camping Department, who will act as your “Scoutmaster” until your camp arrival.  All forms necessary for camp will be directed here as well.  To find these forms, as well as the Parent Guide and other great details, please visit

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. 

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