The Boy Scout Outdoor Program
|is an integral Method of Scouting, the program is at its best when young people are given opportunities to experience nature. In this setting techniques learned at meetings come alive with purpose. Scouts learn the value of cooperation, teamwork, and shared responsibilities while camping with their unit or patrol.
Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education. Unit meetings offer information and knowledge used on outdoor adventures each month throughout the year. A leader may describe and demonstrate a Scouting skill at a meeting, but the way Scouts truly learn outdoor skills is to do them themselves on a troop outing.
Exercise and fitness are part of the outdoor experience. As Scouts hike, paddle, climb, bike, or ride, their muscles become toned and their aerobic capacity increases. When they work as a patrol to plan menus for their outings, they learn to purchase cost-effective ingredients to prepare flavorful and nutritious meals.
Whether you’re looking for short term weekend camping, long term summer camp, or summer day camps; Greater New York Councils offers all of these with opportunities at three diverse properties.
Scouting – A Program for Everyone:
The programs offered by the Greater New York Councils and our camps are open to all registered Tigers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Explorers. Rules for acceptance and participation in our programs are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion or national origin. Our council camps are approved by the Boy Scouts of America and the states of New York and New Jersey.
Summer Camp Employment
Looking for something to do this summer? Are your parents nagging you to find a summer job? Why not consider a job with the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America? We operate three major camp grounds that span over 12,000 acres. If you are interested in adventure and helping others click here for the Summer Camp Staff Form.
Health & Safety:
Alpine Scout Camp, Ten Mile River Scout Camps and Camp Pouch are owned and operated by the Greater New York Councils. They are administered by full-time Directors and Rangers trained and certified through the National Camping School of the BSA and adhere to all state and local health codes. The camps are supervised by the Council Executive Board through the professional staff and volunteers from the New York City area.
Our Camps are inspected twice yearly by the Department of Health in both the states of New Jersey (N.J. Dept. of Health, Consumer Health Service, CN 369, Trenton, N.J. 08625-0369) and New York (N.Y. Dept. of Health, Monticello District Office, 6 Prince Street, Monticello, NY 12701). We are certified to operate long term youth camp programs.
Concern for the health and safety of our campers is of paramount importance. Physical property and facilities are maintained in top condition with inspections held regularly. Rangers are trained to deal with First Aid situations, withstanding arrangements for emergency services with each of the nearby communities. During summer camp, our health lodge is staffed by a nurse on duty 24 hours a day and a doctor on call from a nearby town. The camp is also served by the town’s ambulance/hospital and fire department. Each camper (youth and adult) attending summer camp must have a current health exam conducted and signed off on by a physician. Parents’ authorization is required on the medical form, as well as complete information regarding the camper’s most recent inoculation records.