BEFORE CAMP  medical record, guides, online roster (troops/crews), Youth Protection Training.

DURING CAMP: directions, camp map, dining hall menu, merit badges.

AFTER CAMP: replacement blue cards, child care camp receipts.

BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER Camp Resources

Long Lake, NY

Sabattis Adventure Camp offers both a resident camp program where patrols are responsible for their own meals and an accredited high-adventure Adirondack Trek program with guided canoeing or hiking treks in Adirondack Park.

Sabattis is located in the heart of Adirondack Park, near Long Lake, N.Y., and covers more than 1,250 acres with a 250-acre lake surrounded by wilderness. The camp is 5 1/2 hours from New Jersey, and 50 miles from Lake Placid. Sabattis has been providing adventures to Boy Scouts and Venturers from all over the Northeast since 1957.

Resident Camp
Our residential camp program offers Scouts a chance to have fun and work on merit badges, personal
advancement and patrol/troop advancement. Our schedule is different from many traditional Boy Scout camps.

  • Morning: Merit badges and advancement
  • Afternoon: Choice of many fun programs

Patrol-Style Cooking
All meals at Sabattis are prepared in traditional patrol style on camp stoves or over open fires. Our camp commissary provides all of the food and meal preparation instructions. “No cook” options are available for breakfast and lunch. At every meal, patrol
leader and senior patrol leader leadership skills are put to the test. Scouts learn so much from meal set-up, preparation, cooking and clean-up that on future adventures, their level of maturity and preparedness is markedly improved.

Large Secluded Campsites
The campsites provide an awe-inspiring location for your unit’s summer camp. Wake to the sounds of loons calling across the lake. Each campsite includes a water spigot, a latrine with a washstand, a flag pole, a bear-proof storage box, trailer parking and a bulletin board.  Patrols are provided with a picnic table, dining fly, patrol box, 3 pans for dish washing and a burn barrel. Patrols provide tents, cooking gear and other desired equipment.

While at Sabattis, take advantage of the many activities we have to offer! Merit badges and open swimming, boating, canoeing, sailing,
kayaks and fun-yaks. 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.

Archery merit badge and open archery, open field archery and Robin Hood award.

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

Climbing merit badge and 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 challenges. 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.

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

Merit badges and 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.

Rent a metal detector from the trading post for a nominal fee and begin your hunt for buried treasure.

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

Available on the camp trails and out of camp to Lake Lila and Sabattis Station.

Brings to life the adventures of the 1800s Mountain Men. You’ll learn how they survived America’s 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.

Merit badges, a wilderness survival overnight, outdoor cooking demonstrations, Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit and wood carving and fire building contests.

Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting merit badges as well as open shooting and black powder muzzle loading.  Participants must be at least 12 years old. We also have .30-06 rifles for Venturers who are at least 14.

Offers snacks, drinks, souvenirs, merit badge pamphlets and basic camping equipment for sale.

The Dan Beard program is a full-day program designed for first year Scouts who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class requirements. It emphasizes outdoor requirements. Dan Beard Scouts have the opportunity to work on two merit badges and participate in activities and contests.

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.

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.

Bob Rivers Fall trips are not available this summer.

Sabattis Adventure Camp
1745 Sabattis Road
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-554-4240 (in season)

Camp Director
Jeff Deisher
973-765-9322 x421

Assistant Scout Executive
Bob Morris
973-765-9322 x223

Camping Services
John Dorn
973-765-9322 x238

Trek Director
Ian Craig

The Warren Wheeler Adventureship is available to help families who need help covering the camp costs.

Check out the Forms & Resources page for links to dates, pricing, forms, directions and other resources.