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 camp and Boy Scout Resident camp programs.  Camp Gorton overs 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.

2024 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Fees

  • TBA by May 1, 2024
  • TBA by June 1, 2024
  • TBA after June 1, 2024

Provisional Scouting without a Unit

  • Additional Week of Camp – TBA
  • 3 Weeks of Camp – TBA

New Scout or Crossover

  • TBA- by June 1, 2024
  • TBA – after June 1, 2024

Adult Leaders

  • TBA Fee for Session
  • TBA   Fee per Day

2024 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Session Dates

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


Similar to 2023, in 2024 all Camperships will be applied for through the registration.

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


2023 Campsite Reservation form for Summer Camp – paper version for Unit deposit/reservation for Summer Camp

2023 Camp Gorton Staff Application – Email all completed applications to Karl Ziegenfus or drop them off at the Council Office with Karl’s name on the envelope

Campership Online Submission – Please use Scouts registered name.  *Due March 15, 2023*

2024 ScoutsBSA Leaders Guide – September 2023 Release Date!

2024 Program Guide – Will Release in the Fall of 2023


More Information

Please select the below links for further information.

Summer Camp Needs – it takes a lot of material to help provide quality program. Please look here for items that we are looking to be donated to Summer Camp.

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

  • Camp Staff Manual – COMING SOON!