Henderson Scout Reservation Summer Resident Camp

Summer Camp 2022

We have partnered with the Seneca Waterways Council to have Massawepie Camps be Leatherstocking Council's Scouts BSA summer camp provider. Sign up for summer camp and we'll see you and your troop this summer at Massawepie!

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Letter to the Leatherstocking Council:

Henderson Summer Camp



Henderson Scout Reservation combines the excitement and adventure of a traditional Scouting program while providing unique access to our historic surroundings. Younger Scouts will find tons of opportunities to earn merit badges and seek rank advancement while older Scouts will be challenged with the traditional program.

For over 70 years, Henderson Scout Reservation has been a fantastic place for units to spend their summers.  Scouts who come will be able to take advantage of our first class facilities while they spend their days canoeing, kayaking, shooting, climbing, and so much more!  With over 40 merit badge opportunities, Scout will be able to select a program that meets their needs and interests while getting an outstanding outdoor experience.


2021 Merit Badges

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Lifesaving
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Art
  • Basketry
  • Leatherwork
  • Wood Carving
  • Woodworking
  • Fingerprinting
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Science
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Pioneering
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Signs, Signals, Codes
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Cycling
  • Metal Work
  • Welding
  • Archeology
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • First Aid
  • Geocaching
  • Orienteering
  • Digital Tech
  • Robotics
  • Game Design
  • Chess
  • Radio
  • Animation
  • Movie Making


Unique Opportunities

Henderson Scout Reservation is only 20 minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame. Being located in the northern Catskill Mountains and only 15 minutes from historic Cooperstown, a week at Henderson also lends itself to several other exciting opportunities that your troop can try on their way in or out of camp  such as:

  • Canoeing down the Susquehanna River
  • Taking the local railway tour
  • Visiting the historic Farmer’s Museum
  • Visiting the Fenimore Art Museum
  • Exploring Howe Caverns
  • Rock climbing in the Adirondack Park
  • Hiking in the Catskill or Adirondack Mountains

Let your adventure begin at Henderson in the summer of 2021




Position Name Telephone
Assistant Scout Executive Thomas Labayewski (315) 735-4437 x215 Email
HSR Summer Camp Director Paul Van der Kruik Email