Henderson Scout Reservation Summer Resident Camp

 

 

Important Hendersom Summer Camp Update

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

Summer Camp in a Pandemic Resources

Camp programming during a pandemic FAQ doc.

Pandemic Summer Camp Success Stories

If summer camps do not operate in 2021, full refunds will be made. Units can choose to have funds already paid refunded or rolled over for 2022.

 

2021 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Prices*

*Includes five days and four nights of programing and camping, dining hall meals, programing materials and so much more.

Scout (youth)- $480

Sibling Scout (youth)- $455

Week Encore (youth)- $380

Adult/Leader- $125

2021 Campership Application

 

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