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Camp Babcock-Hovey

Sitting on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in western New York’s stunning Finger Lakes Region, Camp Babcock-Hovey spans 283 acres of beautiful woodlands, pristine streams, and golden fields. With its half-mile lakeside waterfront, extensive hiking trails, top-grade shooting ranges and 100,000 gallon pool, the Camp and her first-rate staff are always ready to provide an incredible and unforgettable time. With 10 campsites fully equipped with tent platforms and lean-tos,  Babcock-Hovey accommodates and engages every type of camper and meets all ability levels, whether a first-time camper or a seasoned veteran. The camp is fully handicap accessible.

Each year Camp Babcock-Hovey hosts a variety of programs, including traditional Boy Scout Summer Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Eagle Flight, and a host of specialty camps. Year-round facilities are also available to rent for your next weekend adventure, including the state-of-the-art Eagle Lodge.

Directions to Camp

Address - Camp Babcock-Hovey Seneca Waterways Co. 7294 County Rd. 132 Ovid, NY 14521 607-869-3841

From the Southwest • Take Route 14, or 414 into Watkins Glen and then take Route 414 North to Ovid. (see insert)

From the Northwest

• Take Route 5 & 20 through Geneva and then turn on Route 96a (toward Ovid (see insert), or...

• Take NYS Thruway to exit 42, then Route 14 South until it intersects with Route 5 & 20 on the South side of Geneva. Take Route 5 & 20 East to Route 96a to Ovid. (see insert)

From the Northeast • Take Route 5 & 20 West and Route 414 South to Ovid (see insert), or...

• Take NYS Thruway to Exit 41, then Route 414 South to Ovid. (see insert)

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7294 County Rd 132
Ovid, New York 14521

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Adirondacks/Lean To's
Training Center
Dining Hall
RV Site
First-Aid Lodge
Program Area
Program Area Multi-Use

Camp Use Policy Back to Top

The Scout oath and law should be followed when staying on Seneca Waterways Council camp properties.

Check In Procedure Back to Top

Must check in at the Campmaster's billet which is located in the Annex area of the Dining Hall in Main Camp. Directional signs will direct you to check in at the camp office once you enter camp. If Campmaster is not available you can also check in with the Camp Ranger.

Check Out Procedure Back to Top

Must check out with Campmaster. If Campmaster is not available you can also check out with the Camp Ranger.

Cancellation Policy Back to Top

Off Season Camp Reservation Refund Procedure

With a recognition that sometimes even the best-laid plans need to be adjusted and that financial resources for our units are precious, the following camp reservation refund procedure is in place for all non-summer camp facility reservations.Each reservation fee includes a 50% non-refundable deposit which will be forfeit upon cancelation. 

  • More than 60 Days until Reservation: A refund of 50% of fees paid will be issued.
  • Less than 60 Days until Reservation:  No refund will be provided unless the facility is booked by another group on the date of your reservation.

If the camp closes because of weather, units will be contacted by the camping team. If the camp closes a full refund or a full credit for a future reservation within the same calendar year will be made. 

The future reservation must be booked within two weeks of the time of cancellation.

All cancellations and rebooking must be done by speaking with our Camping and Program support staff by calling 585-241-8545. 

Cleaning Policy Back to Top

If excessive cleaning is required, the campmaster or ranger will communicate to your party prior to your departure. The group can remain on site and return the facility to a clean condition or the cleaning fee will be applied. If your group leaves prior to being checked out by the ranger or campmaster, a cleaning fee may be added if excessive cleaning is required. In Scouting, be sure to always leave your campround cleaner than how you found it.