ONTEORA SCOUT RESERVATION
Onteora Scout Reservation, located in the Catskills, offers 2400 acres of
unexcelled natural beauty. Rolling hills, a beautiful lake, woodland
streams and miles of trails winding through hardwood forests, invite the
Scout to participate in the ultimate in Scout Camping.
is located in Sullivan County, eight miles north of Livingston Manor. It
may be reached by car using the New York State Thruway to Harriman, Exit
16 to route 17 to Livingston Manor. Turn left after exit and follow sign
addition to its superb natural beauty, Onteora provides many physical
features to aid and strengthen the patrols and troops.
include central kitchen and dining halls, Heater Stack food service to
campsites, and four "Country Stores," providing a wide variety
of foods for meals prepared by the Unit.
Camp provides 48 campsites, comprised of tents and platforms or leantos.
Each site is divided into patrol areas, each with its own cooking and
dining shelter. In addition the camp provides three chapels, canoeing and
boating facilities, three swimming areas, Conservation and field sports
areas and excellent
camp trading post is available to supply all of the various camper needs
such as post cards, writing paper, and flashlight batteries, as well as
candy, ice cream and handicraft items.
fees at Onteora are based upon the food service plan desired by
Plan 1-$17.00 per Scout per period.
furnishes and prepares all meals.
Plan 2-$35.00 per Scout per period.
furnishes one meal per day.
Plan 3-$45.00 per Scout per
period. Camp furnishes two meals each day. Unit supplies food
and prepares one meal each day (usually breakfast).
All Troop reservations must be verified as to the
number of campers by an individual application and a $5.00
reservation fee from each Scout on or before April 15, 1968. This
fee is applicable toward the total camping fee. Registration fee
is not refundable in the event of cancellation. Total camp fees
must be paid at the Council office at least two weeks before the
opening of the camp period.
1968 Camp Periods
First Period - June 29-July 13
Second Period - July 13-July 27
Third Period - July 27-August 10
Fourth Period - August 10-August 24
The camp period opens with the evening meal
and furnishes a "take out" lunch on the closing day of the
program at Onteora is planned and administered by the Troop and its
patrols, assisted by Program Commissioners and the Camp Staff. The Unit
planned program, together with the natural wilderness surroundings,
stimulates a real Scout Camping experience, and its resultant Scout
advancement. Highlight program opportunities include: Unit Canoe trips on
the Delaware River, Trips to Balsam Roundtop Mountain, Horseback Riding,
all phases of Aquatics, Hiking and Outpost Camp at many excellent sites
including Alder Lake. Sprague Brook and Alder Lake provide the finest in
Trout fishing. Seven Field Sport areas make archery and MoSkeet available
for inclusion in the Troop program. In addition to the Troop planned
programs, nearly all units participate in two camp-wide programs
scheduled for the middle Saturday of each period. The camp-wide programs
consist of a Retreat Ceremony, featuring over 1000 Scouts participating,
and the Council Fire Ceremony. Visitors are invited to participate in the
to Onteora is available from several convenient locations in Nassau
County. This service is available to individual Scouts and Explorers
attending the special programs at Onteora as well as to Troops.
bus arrangements should be made with the Schenck Transportation Company,
372 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park. Tel. FL 4-1600.
Click here for Page 3 of the
1968 Camping Flyer.