Sabattis ADVENTURE Camp


ADVENTURE is our Middle Name!

The camp honors Mitchell Sabattis, an Abenaki Indian who was one of the most well-known Adirondack Guides in the mid to late 19th century. Most noteworthy was his boat building ability, and he has been credited by a number of sources as the original designer of the Adirondack Guideboat. This watercraft is uniquely American. It was the “pickup truck" of the Adirondacks 150 years ago, used to support two adults, a dog, camping gear, and a trophy deer or moose carcass. The unique design of this craft is that it is a 16 foot wooden boat, yet it weighs less than 70 pounds to allow for easier transport from one lake to the other.

The property was previously the Great Camp of Charles M. Daniels and his wife. Daniels was an American competition swimmer, eight-time Olympic medalist, and world record-holder in two freestyle swimming events. Daniels was an innovator of the front crawl swimming style, inventing the "American crawl". Daniels and his wife named the property “Sabattis Park” and build an ornate “Big House". The architecture of the house was Elizabethan and it was named “Tarnedge” from the Scottish words meaning “beside the lake”. Those interested in the history of Sabattis Adventure Camp can access The Story of Sabattis at https://ppcbsa.org/wp content/uploads/2015/06/The-Story-of-Sabattis.pdf

Sabattis Adventure Camp offers both an accredited resident camp program where patrols are responsible for their own meals and an accredited high-adventure Adirondack Trek program with guided canoeing, hiking, or fishing trek in Adirondack Park.

For 2019 we are offering 3 optional adventure programs. These include white water rafting, tethered hot air balloon rides, and seaplane rides over Sabattis.

In addition, there are many activities outside of camp including Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, float plane rides, Lake Placid - home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, the Woodsmen Lumberjack Competition in Tupper Lake, and climbing some of the 46 Adirondack high peaks.

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Contact

Sabattis Adventure Camp

1745 Sabattis Road

Long Lake, NY 12847

(518) 554-4030 (in season)

Questions about Sabattis ADVENTURE Camp?

Call or email Van Anderson at 973-765-9322 ext 421 or van.anderson@scouting.org.