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Massawepie Scout Camps

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 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.

The Massawepie Scout Camps have been operating continuously since 1952. For in depth historical information, please visit the Massawepie Staff Alumni association’s Massawepie History website.

Directions to Camp

Routes to Massawepie Scout Camps

65 Massawepie Rd.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(located off NYS Rt. 3, between Childwold and Piercefield)

From Rochester to Massawepie via Syracuse and Route 81 North

Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) East to Syracuse for about 70 miles.
Take Exit 36, and follow I-81 North toward Watertown for 69 miles.
Just past Watertown take Exit 48, turning right onto Route 342. Follow Route 342 East for 7 miles to Route 3.
Turn left onto Route 3 and go East for 6.5 miles. Turn Left onto Route 3A and go East for 6 miles. When you meet Route 3 again, turn left (The Route 3A “shortcut” avoids the longer route through Carthage).
Continue East on Route 3 for 64 miles. After passing Cranberry Lake and Childwold, the entrance to Massawepie will be on your right, marked by a large camp sign. (If you see Piercefield or Tupper Lake, you went too far!).

NOTE:
For units arriving Sunday (after 1:00 pm please). Continue on the dirt entrance road until you see staff directing traffic. Other days: Check in at the Camp Office on the left. They can tell you where to park and what campsite your unit is using.

From Rochester to Massawepie via Route 104 East, Route 3 and Route 81 North

Take Route 104 heading East and go 57 miles to Route 3 (near Hannibal).
Turn right onto Route 3 and go East for 8 miles to Fulton. As you leave Fulton, there will be a LEFT and then a RIGHT to stay on Route 3. Stay on Route 3 for another 15 miles to Route 104 in Mexico.
Turn right onto Route 104 East and go 6 miles to Route 81 North.
Turn onto I-81 North and go 43 miles. Just past Watertown take Exit 48, turning right onto Route 342. Follow Route 342 East for 7 miles to Route 3.
Turn left onto Route 3 and go East for 6.5 miles. Turn left onto Route 3A and go East for 6 miles. When you meet Route 3 again, turn left (The Route 3A “shortcut” avoids the longer route through Carthage.)
Continue East on Route 3 for 64 more miles. After passing Cranberry Lake and Childwold, the entrance to Massawepie will be on your right, marked by a large camp sign. (If you see Piercefield or Tupper Lake, you went too far!)

NOTE:
For units arriving Sunday (after 1:00 pm please). Continue on the dirt entrance road until you see staff directing traffic. Other days: Check in at the Camp Office on the left. They can tell you where to park and what campsite your unit is using.

From Utica to Massawepie

From Utica, take Routes 12 & 28 North. When they split after about 25 miles, follow Route 28 North and East about 63 miles through Old Forge to Blue Mountain Lake.
Turn left onto Route 30 North, and go 33 miles to Tupper Lake.
Turn left at Route 3, and follow 3 West for 12 miles. The entrance to Massawepie will be on your left, marked by a large sign. (If you see Childwold, you went too far!)

NOTE:
For units arriving Sunday (after 1:00 pm please). Continue on the dirt entrance road until you see staff directing traffic. Other days: Check in at the Camp Office on the left. They can tell you where to park and what campsite your unit is using.

From Albany to Massawepie

Just West of Albany on the Thruway (I-90) take Exit 24 and follow I-87 North for 78 miles.
Take Exit 30, and follow Route 73 North and East through Keene and Lake Placid to Saranac Lake.
Turn left onto Route 3 West, and go 21 miles to Tupper Lake. Then follow Route 3 West for 12 more miles. The entrance to Massawepie will be on your left, marked by a large sign. (If you see Childwold, you went too far!)

65 Massawepie Rd
Tupper Lake, New York 12986

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124Capacity
105Seating
93Sleeping

Day
Check-In
08:00 AM
Check-Out
11:00 PM


Night
Check-In
01:00 PM
Check-Out
12:00 PM


Cabin
Adirondacks
Campsite
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

Please check in with the Ranger on arrival to camp. 

Check Out Procedure Back to Top

Please check out with the Ranger before leaving camp.

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.