FSR Summer Camp

Countdown to Summer Camp

Forestburg Scout Reservation is located in New York State between Port Jervis and Monticello.  It offers over 1200 acres of woodlands, streams, trails, and a lake for swimming and boating.  Try the zip line or the monkey bridge to get across the lake.  Visit our tech center to get your new neckerchief slide from the 3D printer or put the finishing touches on your robot.  Enjoy your meals at our dining hall or have your patrol cook your meals at our Dan Beard camp. And don't forget to visit our 90-foot cascading waterfall, Darlington Falls. 

Start planning your troop's summer camp program. Whether it's the buckskin camper program for first-year scouts, the traditional merit badge program, or a week of high adventure in our Darlington Adventure program, FSR can meet the needs of Scouts of all ages. Our extensive Merit Badge offerings, activities, and opportunities are designed to support the scout's growth as well as to help in building a troop's enthusiasm. Forestburg is a BSA NCAP-accredited camp and is certified by New York State. It is one of the top 3 BSA camps in the Catskill Region.

Summer Camp Programs

Our Summer Camp Programs have been carefully developed to enhance your units’ year-round program. Our summer camp program provides valuable opportunities for skill instruction, advancement, and most of all FUN for everyone.

First Year Camper Program

Our First Year Camper Program is the Buckskin Camper Program. It is an all-day program that combines the swimming merit badge, one merit badge of their choice and sessions for rank advancement requirements into a one-of-a-kind experience that will set up your new scouts for a successful scouting career.

Traditional Merit Badge Program

Our Merit Badges Program operates out of our 6 program areas: Waterfront, Environmental Conservation, Handicraft, Scoutcraft, Shooting Sports, and the Tech Center. In these program areas you will see merit badges ranging from the traditional summer camp waterfront and environmental badges to newer STEM badges like robotics, programming, and chemistry at our tech center.

High Adventure Program

For more experienced Scouts we offer our Darlington Adventure Program. It includes a canoe trip on the Rio Reservoir, over nights at our outpost, rock climbing, and rappelling off Tecumseh Rock.

Ways to Attend Summer Camp

Our Favorite way is you to come with your troop!

Our other options are as a Provisional Camper or if you are 14 and up have you considered join our amazing staff.

A Provisional Scout will become part of a troop that is in camp. They will be provided with the Scoutmaster's contact information before camp. Use the link on this page to sign up. 

We look forward to seeing you on the trail this summer.
 

Adult Program

Adults can join the Scouts in using the waterfront and shooting ranges during adult-only times. They also can sign up for multiple training classes including Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills and BSA Lifeguard. Signups are done using Tentaroo as is done for merit badges. WiFi is available in all camp buildings for adults.

Full details on all of our programs can be found in the Summer Camp Leader's Guide.

If your troop has a special program in mind please contact us. Activities such as overnights at our outposts, canoe trips, backpacking trips, and special meals are all possible.

Summer Camp 2024 Dates

 

 

FSR Summer Camp Unit Sign-Up & Unit Payment FAQ

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  • FSR week 1
    July 06, 2025 to July 12

  • FSR - Week 2
    July 13, 2025 to July 19

  • FSR Week 3
    July 20, 2025 to July 26

  • FSR Week 4
    July 27, 2025 to August 02

  • FSR Week 5
    August 03, 2025 to August 09