Sabattis Treks: 5 One-Week Treks for Troops & Individuals
Sabattis Adventure Camp also offers a full-service trek program. All of our treks are approved under the strict regulations of the New York State Health Department, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Boy Scouts of America. We follow the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace to ensure a trek that will be both educational and fun.
Your group is provided with food, permits, transportation from starting and finishing points, Kevlar canoes, paddles, most group equipment, and a hot shower at the end of your trek! A Sabattis trek is less than a quarter of the cost of a Philmont or Northern Tier trek.
Trekkers are welcome to take part in Sunday and Friday camp activities at Sabattis Adventure Camp including opening and closing campfires, Sunday barbecue, Friday afternoon field day or water carnival, and shooting programs when you return from your trek (14+). (Programs are not available during week 5 treks when summer camp is closed. Instead, enjoy the quiet solitude of the Adirondacks.)
Base camp includes patrol box, wall tents with platforms, dining fly, cots and cooking gear. Let us know in advance if you need base camp cooking gear. Shower house is available.
Best of the Adirondacks Trek for Individual Campers
Come join us for this special canoe trek for individual campers to experience the best the Adirondacks has to offer!
- COPE session at Sabattis Adventure Camp.
- Canoe trek from Blue Mountain Lake on Monday and returning to Long Lake on Wednesday.
- Free time at the public beach.
- Dinner at an Adirondack hotel.
- Paddle past Raquette Falls up to Axton Landing for your takeout on Friday.
Sabattis 2x4 Challenge
We are the only camp in the Northeast to offer this opportunity!
The Sabattis 2×4 Challenge is designed to put your teamwork to the test. Your crew (7 people) will be joined by a trained BSA Voyageur for the trek. Complete a 50-mile trek in our Ultralight Kevlar 4 seat 24-foot canoes! At the end of the week we will award you with our unique trek program patch. Additionally, we will add your unit number and year of completion on our wall of fame as a mini 2×4 under the 2×4 Challenge board in our trek center!
Guarantee Your Spot at Philmont: Watchu Sabattis Adirondack Trek
The Watchu Sabattis Adirondack Trek provides excellent crew preparation for Philmont team building and leadership development.
We offer treks for crews of all abilities with a choice of canoeing, hiking, fishing or combination treks
Types of Treks
TRAILBLAZER TREK – CANOEING – for younger first-timers
COMBINATION TREKS – CANOEING & HIKING
- Paul Smith: [Map] Lake Kushaqua to Follensby Clear Pond – easy to moderate
- Clarence Petty: [Map] Hoel Pond to Tupper Lakes- easy to moderate
- John Tirrell: [Map] Wakely Pond to Stony Creek Ponds – moderate to difficult
- Mitchell Sabattis: [Map] Long Lake to Bog River Falls – easy to moderate
- Adirondack Murray: [Map] Blue Mountain Lake to Stony Creek Ponds – moderate to difficult
- Alvah Dunning: [Map] Old Forge to Tupper Lake – difficult
- WW Durant: [Map] Long Lake to Paul Smith’s – difficult
- Nessmuk: [Map] Old Forge to Paul Smith’s – difficult to strenuous
- ADK 90 Miler Classic: [Map] Old Forge to Saranac Lake – difficult to strenuous (3 adult minimum; requires campsite reservations in Lower Saranac Lake; 6 people per site)
WILDERNESS TREKS – CANOEING if not specified (7 person max)
- Augustus Low: [Map] Hitchins Lower Dam to Lows Lake/Bog Lake – moderate (canoeing and hiking)
- Henry Rushton: [Map]Little Clear Pond to Paul Smith’s College – strenuous
- Nehasane: [Map] Lake Lila to Hitchens Lower Dam – strenuous
- Bob Marshall: [Map] Little Clear Pond to Long Pond – strenuous
- William C Whitney: [Map] Little Tupper Lake to Bog River Flow – strenuous
FISHING TREKS (7 person max)
- Dan Emmett: [Map] Little Clear Pond to Follensby Clear Pond – easy
- Edward L Trudeau: [Map] Hoel Pond to Follensby Clear Pond – easy to moderate (options to climb mountain peaks or add more canoeing or fishing)
BACKPACKING/HIKING TREKS (10 person max - group size will dictate route options)
- Noah John Rondeau: Northville-Placid Trail from Long Lake to Averyville – moderate (7 person max)
- Verplanck Colvin: Long Lake to ADK LOJ – moderate (7 person max)
- Seneca Ray Stoddard: Skirt the High Peaks – moderate (7 person max)
- Theodore Roosevelt High Peaks and Passes – strenuous (7 person max)
- Orson Schofield Phelps: High Peaks and a Ridge Walk – extreme (7 person max)
- George D Pratt Backpacking Trek: [Map]- Northville Placid Trail via French Louis Trail to Blue Mountain - moderate (10 person max)
- The Cranberry 50 Trek: [Map]- Circumnavigate Cranberry Lake - moderate to strenuous (8 person max)
- Questions about Sabattis Treks? Contact Van Anderson • (973)765-9322 x421
- Reservation/Payment/Paperwork questions? Contact Richard Hawkins • (973)765-9322 x225
- BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Meningitis, and Sunscreen/Insect Repellent Waiver forms
- Immunization Exempt Request Form
- Offsite Consent Form
- The Warren Wheeler Adventureship is available to help families who need help covering the camp costs.