In this episode, we talk summer camping with Stephen Hoitt, the Scout Executive with the Seneca Waterways Council, and Aaron Vikemyr, Director at Camp Cutler outside Naples.
There are three camp facilities available to Scouts in the Seneca Waterways Council:
Camp Babcock-Hovey in Seneca County. Located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake Camp Babcock-Hovey spans 283 acres of beautiful woodlands, pristine streams and open fields. With its half-mile lakeside waterfront, extensive hiking trails, top-grade shooting ranges, and 100,000-gallon pool, the camp, and first-rate staff are always ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Camp Cutler near Naples. Set into the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes Region, the J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation – commonly known as Camp Cutler – stretches across more than 1400 acres of peaceful woods, lush meadows, and sparkling streams. Camp Cutler hosts a variety of Scouting programs, including the premier Cub Scout Camping destination in upstate New York, Cub Scout Adventure Camp. This 3-day, 2-night program fully immerses Cubs in a program built just for them. Youth can camp in one of our themed buildings – High Seas ships, an old West Fort, a medieval Castle, a Mountain Man encampment, and a Native American Village – partake in numerous one-in-a-kind activities provided by our staff, and explore a beautiful landscape as they begin a lifetime journey of wonder and discovery. We have a range of facilities available year-round – from campsites with lean-tos, to lodges with wood-burning stoves, to training centers with all necessary amenities, to pirate ships. The adventure never ends at Camp Cutler!
Camp Massawepi in the Adirondacks. Located on a 3,769-acre parcel in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State, Massawepie Scout Camps combine unique wilderness programs with a traditional Boy Scout summer camp. Canoe, kayak, or sail on our gorgeous mile-long private lake, hike over 20 miles of well-kept trails, and camp along eight ecologically diverse ponds — all without ever leaving the camp property. Massawepie’s location is perfect for programs like mountain biking, outpost camping, and high-adventure experiences for older scouts and Venture Crews. Our highly trained Voyager guides can lead your unit on a 3- or 6-day trek through the Adirondack wilderness — by foot, canoe, or bike — as either an independent trip or an extension of your week of Camp.