Sabattis Adventure Camp

Summer Camp Programs

Sabattis Adventure Camp offers both a resident camp program as well as an accredited high-adventure Adirondack Trek program with guided canoeing or hiking treks in the Adirondack Park.  For information on treks, please visit our Adirondack Trek page.

LakeOur in-camp summer program offers merit badges and advancement in the morning and lots of fun open activities in the afternoon. Take a peak at some of our programs::


Offers merit badges plus open swimming, boating, canoeing, sailing, kayaks, and funyaks. Other programs include the morning polar bear swim, BSA Lifeguard, Snorkeling BSA, Mile Swim BSA, Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat training and 29’ War Canoes.


Earn the Archery Merit Badge. We also open archery, open field archery, and the Robin Hood award.

Paul BunyanCampwide Events

Include an entertaining opening campfire, campwide games on Monday and Wednesday evenings, a water carnival or Paul Bunyan field day on Friday afternoon, and a formal closing campfire. Every Friday afternoon we run the Sabattis Iron Man: Swim, Bike, Run and Canoe!


Features Climbing Merit Badge, open climbs on the tower, rappelling, spar pole climbing, and the BSA Climb on Safely course.


Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience consists of group initiative games, a low course (12 feet and under), and high activities (up to 40 feet high). Some of the activities involve a group challenge while others test individual skills and agility. Participants climb, jump, balance, swing, and find many solutions to a variety of activities. Group activities are ideal for emphasizing the patrol method and developing leadership skills. More important goals such as leadership, trust, teamwork, self-esteem, problem solving, communication, and decision making are emphasized.

Disc Golf

Pick up a scorecard and a frisbee at the camp office and play our challenging "9 hole" course.


Offers several merit badges, survival games, conservation projects, Charley’s Mountain day hikes, Charley's Mountain astronomy overnight, fishing, stargazing, a twilight canoe trip, and a nature trail that traverses seven ecosystems.

Treasure Hunting with a metal detector

Who knows what you may find at Sabattis Adventure Camp?  Perhaps some treasures from when Charles Daniels roamed the property?  Perhaps something left behind from a Scout from the 1960's? Maybe something recent from this winter’s Operation Zero?  Rent a metal detector from the trading post for a nominal fee and begin your hunt for buried treasure.


Tetherball is a fun a fun and simple game for two players. It is played with a stationary metal pole,and a volleyball that his attached to the top of the pole with a rope, or tether. Two Scouts stand on opposite sides of the pole. Each Scout tries to hit the ball one way; one clockwise, and one counterclockwise. The game ends when one Scout manages to wind the ball all the way around the pole so that it is stopped by the rope.

Health Lodge

We offer First Aid merit badge and CPR training for aquatics merit badges.

Mountain BoardMountain Biking

Available on the camp trails and out of camp to Lake Lila and Sabattis Station (Long Lake West - burned down in a forest fire in 1932).

Mountain Boarding

A mountain board is similar to a snowboard but with large wheels. Experienced staff conducts daily sessions on the Sabattis hills.

Mountain Man

Brings to life the adventures of the 1800's Mountain Man. You'll learn how they survived Americas most treacherous but beautiful territories. The Mountain Man offers Buckskin Games - tomahawk and knife throwing. The Dan Beard Program for first year Scouts is also headquartered here.


Offers several merit badges, a wilderness survival overnight, outdoor cooking demonstrations, Totin' Chip, Firem'n Chit, and wood carving and fire building contests.

RifleShooting Sports

Includes the Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting Merit Badges, open shooting, muzzle loading (black powder).  New York State requires all participants to be at least 12 years old. We also have .30-06 rifles for Venturers at least 14 years of age.

Trading Post

Features snacks, drinks, souvenirs, merit badge pamphlets and basic camping equipment.

Dan Beard Program for first year Scouts

The Dan Beard program is designed for first year Scouts who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class requirements. Dan Beard is a full day program designed for Scouts to learn and practice the skill requirements for Tenderfoot through First Class. An emphasis is placed on the outdoor requirements. Dan Beard Scouts have the opportunity to work on two merit badges. They also get to participate in a variety of fun activities and contests. Each Scout will enjoy the camaraderie of their home troop during meals and siesta.

Guild of the Barkeater Award

Challenging fun for adult leaders. Requirements for the prestigious neckerchief slide include climbing Charley's Mountain, mountain biking to Lake Lila, climbing the tower or spar pole, a round of disc golf, paddling the war canoes, and locating the Sabattis geocaches.

float planeOut of Camp Activities

Things you may want to try include the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, Lake Placid - home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, the Woodsmen Lumberjack Competition in Tupper Lake (early July), and climbing one of the 46 Adirondack high peaks. Float plane rides from Long Lake, with a fly over Sabattis, is another option subject to availability.

Adventures of a Lifetime

Page last updated: 09-18-2014 11:06 am