Alpine Scout Camp

Alpine Scout Camp is located in the heart of Alpine, New Jersey and is only 10 miles north of the George Washington Bridge. It offers short term camping to Scouts and has a large selection of facilities to suit a group's needs -- everything from small tenting sites to a large conference center which can sleep over 40.

Every weekend from September to June the Alpine Scout Camp hosts a large number of events: District Camporees, Wintorees, Klondike Derbies, and Regional and National Conferences. Also, Alpine offers a large range of weekend activities like Archery, compass courses, and various in/out of camp hiking trails. The Gary I. Laermer Activity Center includes a 24' indoor and 32' outdoor Climbing Wall and a brand new Low Cope Course.

Alpine is appropriate for all Scouts and usually new Scouts' first camping trip with the Troop where they will earn their Totin' Chip and Firem'n Chit. There is a short hike from the parking lot to the campsite, potable water and picnic tables are onsite and bathrooms/showers are a short distance from the campsite.


Troop 71 Left A Trace (but, with permission)

During a visit in April 2013, Troop 71 created a permanent one-mile compass/orienteering course at the Camp by installing markers (photos below) throughout the camp and calculating compass angles and distances as a reference for future visitors to the course.

Troop 71 camped at Alpine March 26-27, 2022.


Our first-year Scouts will be trained on how to safely build a campfire, use a pocketknife and work in an ax yard.  We may also shoot BB guns at the range and go on a hike.  There also will be free time, campfire skits and a flag retirement ceremony.



$TBA (check payable "BSA Troop 71" or venmo @Troop71plandome) and Permission Slip for Scouts AND adults.

What to Bring:

Treat this as a regular camping trip, but cars will be a 10-min walk away. The weather may vary so check before you leave and pack accordingly.  Here's what you need:




We will meet at our usual LIRR parking lot across from the Plandome Country Club at 7:30 am on Saturday morning.  Please be prompt.  We will depart Alpine late Sunday morning so should arrive back in Manhasset by midday.  We should all leave the site together on Sunday.  Please no leaving early without prior approval.  

Address & Directions:

441 US Highway 9W

Alpine, NJ 07620

Leader: SM Tim Katsoulis - 917-679-7282

NOTE: Only adults registered with the troop as committee members or assistant scoutmasters are permitted to camp with the troop.