Onteora Scout Reservation


Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, the 1400-acre and 2000-foot altitude, Onteora Scout Reservation (or OSR) is affectionately referred to by those who have experienced the camp as "Land in the Sky."  Upon arrival at OSR, you will be met with a traditional greeting of "Welcome Home." 

Boy Scouts of different rank and age will have a wide variety of programs to choose from.  While OSR is rooted in tradition, its programs are developed with the needs of today's Scouts and leaders in mind.  

The Theodore Roosevelt Council's priority is to provide a top notch resident camping experience at OSR supported by a well trained staff committed to exceptional customer service, great food, a variety of program and well maintained facilities.

ALL SCOUTS MUST READ THIS INFORMATION, OPEN THE LINKS & ATTACHMENTS, AND PRINT WHAT THEY NEED. Excuses at camp like "I didn't know" or "no one told me" will be worthy of latrine-duty!



Cost:  Regular price camp fee is $625 (deposit of $100 and balance due of $525), with a late fee of $30 if payment deadlines are not met.  No sibling discounts.  Additional charges for merit badges depending on classes chosen.

Program: The theme for 2024 is "An Adventure Through Time."  Over 70 merit badges will be offered this summer, including the return of "outside the camp" opportunities, ATVs, COPE, hiking, etc. for older Scouts.

Merit Badges:

Medical Forms:  Scouts and leaders attending camp must supply BSA health/medical forms Parts A, B & C PLUS - if applicable - a letter indicating any prescription medication the Scout will take at camp.
*If you previously provided Forms A & B, only form C will be needed.  MAKE M.D. APPOINTMENTS/GET PART C FORM TO M.D. NOW.  Issues concerning late medical forms may have to be addressed directly with Theodore Roosevelt Council.  

Camp Overview:
Promotional Video
Summer Camp Resources
2024 OSR Program Guide

Meals:  Eat breakfast before arriving and bring a bag lunch for Sunday.  All other meals will be provided at camp.

CampsiteOur campsite is called Flathead (on OSR Map, bottom left under yellow area).   Scouts will tent in pairs.  Adults should bring their own tent just in case we need them or they don't want to tent with another adult. 

Packing List:

Code of Conduct:

All conduct will be governed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  We all know what this means.  No bullying of any kind, no foul, inappropriate or hurtful language, no rough housing, no inappropriate behavior, no touching anyone's personal stuff, no pranks, no secret groups/excluding, etc.  Every Scout will treat every other Scout like their best buddy.  Any violation of this code will be addressed sternly.


Patrol Leaders must know who is in their Patrol, make sure their members cover their duty roster jobs and have their full Patrol assembled before leaving for meals and other events.  

Onteora Scout Reservation
3 Old Hunter Rd
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Contact Information:

How to Mail Items To Camp:

(Package must have return address)

Attn: [Camper's Name], Troop 71
Onteora Scout Reservation
3 Old Hunter Rd
Livingston Manor, NY 12758