Boy Scout Resident Camp at Henderson Scout Reservation

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 50 merit badge opportunities, Scout will be able to select a program that meets their needs and interests while getting an outstanding outdoor experience.
Unique Opportunities

Henderson Scout Reservation is only 20 minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Because of how close we are, we work with the Hall of Fame in order to give every Scout the opportunity to visit when they come to camp at a price you can’t beat!  Being located only 15 minutes from historic Cooperstown, NY, a week at Henderson also lends itself to several other exciting opportunities to such as:

  •  Canoeing down the Susquehanna River
  • Taking the local railway tour
  •  Visiting the historic Farmer’s Museum
  • Visiting the Fennimore Art Museum
  • Exploring the local Howe Caverns
  • Climbing on natural rock faces of the Adirondack Park

We think that these opportunities are so important, that we even schedule a whole afternoon for your unit to participate in staff-led adventures for Scouts of all ages.
Let your adventure begin at Henderson this summer

Leaders Guide

2017 Campership Application


This year, registration will be entirely online through our new Tentaroo system.  This system will also allow unit leaders to pay online and keep track of payments, bills, and merit badge registrations—all from the comfort of their homes. All leatherstocking Councils have units created by the Council with all scouts loaded from 2016 Charters. 

Out of Council Units that do not have a Tentaroo account with the Leatherstocking Council will need to create one in order to register.  Please be aware that an account with a different council will not work on our website.


  • Week 4 / OA Trail Crew 2017
    July 23, 2017 to July 29

  • Week 5 2017
    July 30, 2017 to August 05

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