Theodore Roosevelt Council BSA
Wading River, New York
A Camp for all Scouting Units – Have Your Adventure Here!
Schiff Scout Reservation is a 400 acre camp located in the Long Island Pine Barrens at Wading River, NY. Camp Wauwepex, which means “Place of Good Water,” opened in 1921 in Miller Place, then moved to the present location the next year. It has faithfully served campers from Nassau County ever since. As might be expected of a camp that old, it is steeped in Scouting tradition and history. The camp is open to boy scout troop weekend camping and activities, Order of the Arrow events, youth and adult training programs, but keeps very busy with Cub Scout camp, utilized year-round.
Deep Pond, the camp’s lake, is a glacial kettlehole pond that has excellent fishing for yellow perch and chain pickerel. Trout are stocked by the NYS-DEC in the fall.
Camping facilities include tent sites, lean-tos, and cabins together with facilities for training and a new, state of the art dining hall!
Council has a brand new online reservation service, easy to use, to help you select the facilities to support your unit’s program!
One easy click and you will be able to review the facilities available for your unit.
There are many activities available on weekend visits including:
Pine Tree Training programs offered by the The Sagamore Service Troop
indoor climbing wall
and much more
Nearby area activities that you might go out of camp to visit include:
Splish Splash in season https://www.splishsplash.com/
Peconic Padler for canoeing, paddle boarding, etc http://www.peconicpaddler.com/
Wildlife and Ecology Center in Holtsville
Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead http://www.longislandaquarium.com/
William Floyd Estate (a signer on the Declaration of Independence)
and of course there’s the wide variety of Cub Scout program offered:
Cub O Ree
Cub Scout Day Camp July and August
Webelos Resident Camp August
Halloween Family Camp October
Cub Parent Family Weekends July and August
For more information on events, dates and to register:http://www.trcbsa.org/events