Fall Camping

Camping – Schiff Scout Reservation

Fall camping with scouts is to learn all the camping basics. Building a fire, cooking off the fire, hiking, identifying wildlife, learning proper campsite safety, pitching tent, and fun campfire songs and skits. This year we will be at the Schiff Scout Reservation a 400 acre camp located in the Long Island Pine Barrens at Wading River. This campground is unique in that it is only for scouts! Click here for flyer.

Logistics

  • Dates: October 8th-10th
  • Where: Schiff Scout Reservation – Akela & Lion Sites
  • Physical Address: 1606 Wading River Manor Rd, Wading River, NY 11792
  • Phone: 516-797-7600
  • Arrival: Friday, October 8th 4-5 pm
  • Departure: Sunday, October 10th 11:00am
  • Menu: Food is included (Bring a bag dinner for the first night)
Pack 177 Camping

Camping Schedule

Friday, October 8th
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Arrive & Set Up Tents
  • 7:00 pm – Campfire & Opening Ceremony
  • 8:00 pm – Hot Dogs by the fire
  • 10:00 pm – Quiet time begins
Saturday, October 9th
  • 8:00 am – Flags Up
  • 8:30 am – Breakfast & Clean Up
  • 10:00 am – Hike with Mr. Joe
  • 11:00 am -12:00 pm – Den Break Out Sessions
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:30 pm – Kickball game in the field
  • 2:30 pm – S’mores
  • 3:00 pm – Scavenger Hunt & Free Time
  • 5:00 pm – Dinner/Dessert & Clean Up
  • 7:00 pm – Campfire- Songs & Skits
  • 9:00 pm – Cracker Barrel Snacks
  • 10:00 pm – Quiet Hours
Sunday, October 10th
  • 8:00 am – Flags Up
  • 8:30 am – Breakfast & Clean Up
  • 9:00 am – Break down & Clean Up
  • 11:00 am – Depart

Camping Menu

Friday, October 8th
  • Bring Your Own Bag Dinner
  • Snack: Hot dogs by the Campfire
Saturday, October 9th
  • Breakfast
    • Pancakes
    • Sausage & Bacon
    • Breakfast Potatoes
    • Fruit
  • Lunch
    • Assorted Cold Cut Sandwiches 
    • Chips and Fruit
  • Snacks
    • S’mores
    • Assorted Cheese/Crackers
    • Tortilla Chips/Spinach Dip
    • Grapes/VegetablePlatter
  • Dinner
    • Choice of Chicken Parm. or Chicken & Veg. Foil Packet
    • Pasta (butter or sauced)
    • Tossed Salad and Dinner Rolls
  • Dessert: Pie in a Tin
Sunday, October 10th
  • Breakfast
    • Mini Bagels w/Cream Cheese
    • Mini Muffins
    • Fruit

Camping Checklist

Camping Equipment
  • ▢ Dinner in a bag for Friday
  • ▢ Tent (stakes and hammer)
  • ▢ Waterproof Ground Cloth or Plastic Sheet
  • ▢ Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Air Mattress or Pad
  • ▢ Mess Kits for Each Family Member (reusable cup/mug, plate & cutlery)
  • ▢ Lanterns and/or Flash Lights
  • ▢ Extra batteries
  • ▢ Folding camp chairs
  • ▢ Hiking Pack w/ mini first aid kit
  • ▢ Reusable water bottle or Canteen
Clothing
  • ▢ Class A Uniform
  • ▢ Class B
  • ▢ Sweatshirt
  • ▢ Hat
  • ▢ Poncho/Raincoat
  • ▢ Pajamas
  • ▢ Change of Clothes
  • ▢ Extra Socks
  • ▢ Well-fitting Sneakers
  • ▢ Towel
Toiletry Kit
  • ▢ Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • ▢ Brush/Comb
  • ▢ Washcloth & Towel
  • ▢ Soap
Personal Extras
  • ▢ Firs aid kit
  • ▢ Insect Repellent
  • ▢ Sunscreen
  • ▢ Sunglasses
  • ▢ Binoculars
  • ▢ Scout handbook
  • ▢ Notebook & Pencil
  • ▢ Outdoor Activities (Frisbee, ball, etc.)
  • ▢ Card games/board games
  • ▢ Wipes
  • ▢ Earplugs
Personal Extras
  • ▢ Kiln dried firewood
  • ▢ Roll of Paper towels
  • ▢ Garbage bags (lawn & kitchen)
Schiff Map