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Adirondack Trek Overview
Canoeing, Hiking, Fishing and Combination Treks
Full for 2014 - Waiting list applications only
Paddle across small ponds and large lakes connected by beautiful winding streams. Climb to the peak of a challenging mountain. Smell the fresh mountain air. Set up camp on a remote island. Enjoy wildlife in a natural setting. Fish for trout, bass or northern pike. Wake to the sounds of a loon calling across the lake. All this and more awaits you on a weeklong high-adventure Adirondack Trek at Sabattis Adventure Camp.
Sabattis 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. Sabattis Adventure Camp provides your group 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! Even with optional bus transportation from northern New Jersey, a Sabattis trek is less than quarter of the cost of a Philmont or Northern Tier trek.
Scouts, Venturers and adult advisors love Adirondack Treks
The memories will last a lifetime
Why Sabattis Adventure Camp for your Trek?
Forms and Resources
Troops usually participate in the trekking program in one of several ways
Group Size / Leadership
State regulations limit the group size. Regulations vary depending on where you will be camping during your trek. Check the trek guide for details. You must provide at least one adult 21 years of age or older. A trained Adirondack Voyageur accompanies all treks. The Voyageur can serve as a second adult to meet BSA's two deep leadership requirements.
Here are New York's Backcountry Hiking & Camping Rules.
Treks fees are for an entire crew of eleven or seven participants. To calculate your cost per person, divide the total fee by the number of participants. If you need more youth or adults to fill your trek crew, contact Camping Services. They will try to pair you with another unit.
All trek participants must be 13 years of age or older.
All Scouts and adults participating in treks that include canoes, must pass the BSA swimmer test given at camp. There are no exceptions to this rule.
We supply Kevlar canoes, PFDs, paddles, food, cooking stoves, maps, first aid kit, cooking gear, bear bags and lines, water jugs, dining fly and other reasonable group equipment.
Crews must supply their own personal gear including tents, sleeping bags and packs. See the Trek Guide for more details.
Units arrange their own transportation to Sabattis Adventure Camp. Please arrive on Saturday afternoon and plan to leave the Saturday after your trek. Late arrivals and early departures are possible, but require advance planning. Motor coach service is available from Northern NJ. Please contact the council camping office for more information. We also provide transportation between base camp and the drop-off and pick-up sites.
The weather at Sabattis Adventure camp can range to clear and sunny in the 80s to clear and cool at night with lows sometimes in the 40s. Please check the weather prior to coming to camp. The Long Lake, NY zip code is 12847.
Training and Preparation
It is strongly recommended that all scouts going on a canoe trek have the Canoeing merit badge or equivalent canoe experience. Trekkers (Scouts and adults) planning to head into the High Peaks should be in excellent physical condition. Even carrying just your day pack, climbing any one of the top ten High Peaks can be trying. Attempting to do several in a few days can be a strenuous experience.
Check out Fundamentals of Trek Preparation which includes some great tips.
If you have any questions, please e-mail the Sabattis Trek Director.
Page last updated: 11-20-2013 12:31 pm