Winnebago Scout Reservation

About Us

Join us for the Pirates of Winnebago this summer

A Building Come celebrate our 75th year at one of the finest and longest running Scout camps in the USA. Situated in the heart of the Copperas Mountains in Rockaway NJ, Winnebago is a hidden Boy Scout treasure. It is only 40 miles from the hustle of New York City and yet so quiet. The reservation encompasses more than 450 acres of woodland for camping, hiking and outdoor adventure. Durham Pond covers 60 acres for swimming, sailing, boating and amazing bass fishing. Winnebago has large, private campsites for a great summer camp experience. During the summer season, we offer Troop Resident Camping as well as several summer camps for individual Scouts. We also have Webelos Resident Camp for upcoming Webelos. Outside of the summer season, Winnebago's tent sites, wilderness sites, cabins and lean-tos are very popular with Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs. Winnebago is also a great home base for out-of-area units wishing to tour New York City.

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Winnebago’s programs are first rate! Our Dan Beard program for first year campers gets rave reviews. Merit badges have small classes with lots of personal attention. Our experienced dedicated staff is always at your service and ready to assist your troop with any special needs including in-camp and offsite adventures. Our staff prides itself on the many compliments they receive each year from troop leaders, Scouts, and the BSA national accreditation team.

There is so much to do at Winnebago

Here is a sample

  • Fly over Durham Pond on our dual 1000 foot zip lines. You must meet minimum weight requirements to fly!
  • Outpost camp at Farney State Park and Splitrock Reservoir
  • Outpost at our Jim Bowie and Kit Carson wilderness sites
  • Hikes to Indian Cliffs
  • Sunsets on Indian Cliffs and spectacular view of the Splitrock Reservoir
  • Hike or bike one of our four historic trails. They range from 7 to 18 miles. Maps are available.
  • Canoe portages to Splitrock Reservoir
  • Famous mud hike
  • Enjoy great food at our dining hall.
  • Tuesday night cookout in your site.  We supply the steaks, potatoes, and all the trimmings.
  • Enter the dutch oven dessert cooking competition.
  • Paintball Action Adventure
  • Memorable campfires steeped in tradition
  • Excellent Dan Beard program for first year campers
  • Merit Badges
  • Fishing charters on the Miss Winnie pontoon boat.
  • Bass fishing in Durham Pond or the Splitrock Reservoir
  • Play some basketball, volleyball or tetherball with staff or other campers
  • Skateboard half-pipe
  • Star gaze with our ecology staff
  • Mountain biking treks for Scouts and Scouters of all skill levels
  • Take a shower in our shower house with individual stalls.
  • Do some laundry.  We have coin operated facilities.
  • Sharpen your putting skills on our putting green
  • Tomahawk throwing
  • Hydro bikes
  • New bath and shower house
  • Watch a movies under the stars with fresh popcorn
  • Take some swings in our batting cage with pitching machine
  • Open shoot, merit badges and contests at the archery, rifle and shotgun ranges.
  • Make something at the handicraft lodge
  • Take a New York City tour before or after camp
  • Visit our waterfront for swimming, boating, and fun on the water trampoline. 
  • Climb Mager Mountain and ride the aquaslide at the waterfront
  • Play some disc golf
  • Polar bear swim every morning
  • Water carnival and campwide games

All this. . .   and so convenient to New York City!

Remember you're in bear country. "Who forgot to visit the dumpster?"

Summer Camp for Individual Scouts  

  • Boy Scout Day Camp - Come for a day, a week or more.  Work on advancement or just have some fun and return home at night,  Great for new Scouts and Scouts with evening jobs.
  • Provisional Camp Troop - Resident camping for one or more weeks. Great if you can't attend camp with your own troop, or you just want more weeks at camp.
  • Trail to Eagle Camp for Star and Life Scouts at least 13 years old.  Scouts form a special troop and work together to conceptualize their own individual Eagle projects.  Guest speakers and special programs focus on the challenges ahead and strategies for accomplishing goals.


Water Carnival

Bath house

Dan Beard



Dining hall

Flag Retirement



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