Resident Camp

Sabattis ADVENTURE Camp: 4 One-Week Resident Camp Sessions for Troops & Individuals

Sabattis Adventure Camp is a 1,250 acre Scout camp with a 250-acre crystal clear lake located in the heart of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park. Our skilled and enthusiastic camp staff provide a high quality outdoor program, not only on our property but we also make use of the Adirondack Park—the largest public park in the contiguous 48 states. Sabattis Adventure Camp has hosted Boy Scout summer camping for over 60 years. Our program design includes offering about forty merit badge opportunities in the morning, and the afternoon is open to new adventure through a variety of activities both in camp and out of camp. Our main goal is to have our campers return home to remember the FUN that new adventure provided.

Camping as Baden Powell Intended

  • In site meals with your troop equipment gives campers the opportunity to work together and polish their cooking, camping, and leadership skills. At each meal campers pick up their meal ingredients from the commissary. Preparation directions are included.

  • Each large, private campsite includes running water, latrine with a washstand, flag pole, bear proof storage box, and a bulletin board. Patrols are provided with a picnic table, dining fly, patrol box, 3 tubs for dishwashing, and a burn barrel. You provide your own tents, cooking gear and other desired unit and patrol equipment.

  • Aquatics offers merit badges and open swimming, boating, canoeing, sailing, kayaks, and funyaks. We also offer a morning polar bear swim, 30’ war canoes and snorkeling.

  • The archery range has Archery merit badge, open archery, open field archery, and the Robin Hood award.

  • Camp wide events include an opening campfire, evening camp wide games, Friday afternoon water carnival or Paul Bunyan field day, and a closing campfire.

  • The climbing area features Climbing merit badge, open climbs on the tower, rappelling, spar pole climbing, and the BSA Climb on Safely course.

  • COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experi­ence) has low and high course elements that foster team building and test individual skills and agility.

  • Ecology/conservation includes merit badges, survival games, conservation projects, day and overnight hikes, fishing, stargazing, twilight canoe trip, overnight mini canoe trek, and a nature trail that traverses multiple ecosystems.

  • Shooting sports include Rifle and Shotgun Shoot­ing merit badges, open shooting, .30-06 rifles, and muzzle loading.

  • First year Scouts BSA have fun working on advance­ment including several merit badges in our Dan Beard program.

  • Learn how the 1800’s Mountain Man survived some of America’s most treacherous and beautiful territories. Try our Buckskin Games including tomahawk and knife throwing.

  • Mountain biking is available on the camp trails and out of camp to Lake Lila, and Sabattis Station.

  • Scoutcraft offers several merit badges, wilderness survival overnight, outdoor cooking demonstrations, wood carving and fire building contests.

  • The Health Lodge provides First Aid merit badge classes, CPR training and a resident health officer. Our Trading Post features snacks, drinks, souvenirs, merit badge pamphlets, and basic camping equipment.

Attending as an Individual?

Our in camp troop program is perfect for campers who can’t go to camp with their troop, or just want more camp time. These campers can work on more merit badges or simply enjoy our programs. The camp provides adult leaders with many years of troop experience.