Camping: About Camping

The outdoors are 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 coperation, teamwork, and shared responsibilities while camping with their unit or patrol.

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. 

Alpine Scout Camp William H. Pouch Scout Camp Ten Mile River Scout Reservation


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.

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, with standing 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.

File Name Description
Britenstool Scholarship Application Download
Mann Scholarship Application Download
Polar Bear Camper Award.pdf Download
Scholarship Information Download
Weekend Camping Roster Download
Position Name Telephone
Camping Reservation Manager Hedy DeBonet (212) 651-3077 Email
Camping Manager Marcelle Grant (212) 651-3073 Email
Director of Outdoor Programs Chris Guarniere (212) 651-3071 Email