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Camp Babcock-Hovey - Dining Hall - Kitchen

The Dining Hall can seat and feed up to 300 people. The Dining Hall is available to rent with or without the kitchen. Reserving the Kitchen Area does not include the Dining Hall Seating Area. Please reserve Dining Hall - Seating Area to have access to that area.

Note - This is a commercial kitchen and should only be operated by those that have adequate knowledge of a commercial kitchen operation. It is highly recommend that any rental of the kitchen employ the aid of a person that is very familiar with the Kitchen at Camp Babcock-Hovey (A short list of individuals can be provided). If this is not possible at the very least a sufficient training session can be offered beforehand. Please contact the Camp Ranger well in advance to coordinate.

Water: Water Available inside kitchen only from May 15 through October 15, check with Camp Ranger prior to arrival to confirm availability.

Kitchen: 2 wooden prep counters, 10 burner stove, tilt skillet, 10 tray convection oven, industrial mixer, warmer unit, prep sink, dishwashing machine and 3 bay sink, reach-in refrigerator, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, plus enough pots and pans to cook for and feed 300 people and serving dishes to serve up tp 40 tables.

Heat: Not Heated

Outdoor Fires: BBQ pit is available.

Bathrooms: 2 flush toilets available year round. Latrine located nearby Penn Yan Lodge.

Tables Chairs: Enough tables and chairs to seat 300 people.

Parking: Parking available in main parking lot. Be prepared to hike in. Unloading available near Dining Hall.

Telephone: Cell service is available throughout camp. Wifi is available for unit leaders. Please contact the Campmaster in case of emergencies.

Clean-up: Garbage and Recycling to dumpsters. Sweep clean, mop kitchen. No cooked food can be left in kitchen.

Garbage & Recyclables: Trash bags available only for Kitchen Rental.

Location: 42°39'59.46"N 76°52'15.98"W

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.