Camp Gorton 100th Anniversary Celebration

For 100 years, Camp Gorton has promoted education, conservation, and leadership values to hundreds of thousands of campers, staff, and future leaders in our community and around the world. Be a part of this incredible centennial celebration to honor the history, legacy, and traditions of the last active Scout Camp in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

We welcome everyone who loves Camp Gorton: current and past campers, former staff, supporters, friends, and our local community.

✩ Date: July 13, 2024
✩ Location: Camp Gorton- 4241 County Road 25, Dundee, NY 14837

We will celebrate 100 years of wilderness camping, Scouting fun, and personal growth as we re-introduce Camp Gorton to our community. There will be multiple special guests, and fun events to help us celebrate.

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Adult registration fee is $50, youth 11-18 are $15, and kids 10 and under attend free! Your registration fee covers a delicious lunch, a souvenir patch, and all the programs and activities for the day, plus a donation to support summer camp activities and ongoing facility maintenance and improvements. 

6 Cub Scout boy and girl members with maps in front of the sign for Camp Gorton

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Time Activities
10:00 – 12:00

Registration, Headquarters

Visit camp activity areas such as the Waterfront, Shooting Sports area, Nature Lodge, Handicraft Lodge

10:30 – 12:00  Softball Game, Upper Parade Field
12:15-1:00 Lunch in the Rust Potter Dining Hall
1:00 – 3:00

Main Program in the Rust Potter Dining Hall

Guest Speaker – Dr. Ted White, former Waterfront Director, Camp Gorton and Division Director, Cell Biology and Biophysics, University of Missouri-Kansas City

3:00 – 4:00 Visit camp activity areas such as the Waterfront, Shooting Sports area, Nature Lodge, Handicraft Lodge
4:00 – 5:00 Skits and songs at the Fire Ring
5:00 Closing Ceremonies, Parade Field


We Want Your Photos!

If you have photos from your time at Camp Gorton that you can share, please post them to the Camp Gorton Facebook Page! We will create a slide show of the best ones to share at the event. We’d also love to hear your stories of camp that go with the photos! For more information, email Kurt Groeger

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Once you register, you will receive email updates with more details about the event. 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Theodore (Ted) White

Dr. White is the Director of the Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics and the Marion Merrell Dow Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. White’s publications repeatedly move the field of drug response and drug resistance in pathogenic fungi into new and exciting fields. For those of us who are not cell biologists, he helps make more effective treatments for nasty ailments!

Dr. White is an Eagle Scout from Troop 63 (Corning, NY) and served as the Waterfront Director at Camp Gorton.

Dr. White is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorary association of the American Microbiology Society. His career includes posts at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, the University of California San Francisco, and the Netherlands Cancer Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from Cornell University.