Scouts BSA Resident Camp

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What is the Camp Gorton Experience?

Camp Gorton is located outside of Dundee New York on beautiful Waneta Lake. During the summer, Camp Gorton offers both Cub Scout Resident (Adventure) camp and Scouts BSA Resident camp programs.  Camp Gorton conducts over 50 merit badges each summer including 9 or more Eagle Required Merit Badges along with an extensive open program that includes the Gorton Trail Hiker Award, Shooting Sports Top Shot Award, Nature Award, Scoutcraft Woodsman Award, Polar Swim and Fish, Mile Swim, and several other programs. Designed to meet the demands of new scouts to the experienced scout at camp.

Quick Links

Summer Camp Information

Using the calendar below, will bring you to the registration and information page for Scouts BSA Resident Camp.

Sessions (Top Right) – Shows each week, click on the register button to start registration process

Pricing – Click on the More Information in the Session box, You will then see a View Pricing link. Click on this link will bring up pricing for all registration types.

Attachments – Right hand side is an attachment box. Here you will find the latest version of all relevant documents and Leader Guides

Campsite Matrix – Bottom of the screen will show you how full camp and each campsite is for each week.

Contacts – Bottom of the screen is a box with contact information for Camp Leaderhsip

Click here for a video on using the Registration Program and it’s updates


Camperships are designed to supplement the Scout and Parent / Guardian, Unit, and Charter Organization’s ability to ensure a Scout can participate in a Five Rivers Council summer experience.

Be advised, Camperships are not automatic. Scouts in need will typically receive 10%-50% of the Early Bird fee from the Council Campership Fund. Campership funding is partially dependent on Friends of Scouting and other fundraising successes.

The 9th point of the Scout Law is “A Scout is Thrifty”.  Scouts are expected to earn some of their summer camp fees by participating in fundraising activities of the unit, like popcorn sales, as well as family support and unit support.

Camperships will be applied for through the registration. A Scout must be registered to be considered for a campership.

Once the Unit names the Scouts that are going they need to turn on Parent Portal

    • Under the Registration Contact, button for Additional Information, Parent Portal
    • Enable and download the Parent Logon Credentials

Parents can then log into their Scouts registration through the Parent Portal and fill in the campership form and even make payments.

Camperships are provided through through donations. If you would like to help support the Campership fund CLICK HERE

Address & Phone

4241 County Rt. 25

Dundee, NY 14837-9518

607-292-3220 (summer only)

GPS Waypoint- N42 26.440 W77 05.705

Questions? Email our Camp Director

Resident Camp Committee

Resident Camp is supported by a year round committee. The committee works on supporting and improving summer camp program for our Scouts, Leaders, and staff. This committee is open to anyone interested in improving the summer camp experience. If you are interested in joining this committee please contact the Summer Camp Committee Chair.


VP for Camping Anne Galvin

Summer Camp Committee Chair Jesse Kernan

Camp Director Ian Walruth

Camp Clerk Crystal VanZile

Staff Advisor Karl Ziegenfus

Camp Staff 

Interested in being staff! Find out more information here and a job application.


Summer Camp Calendar