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The Summit Base program is located at  the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, New York.  This 1,200 acre Boy Scout camp is located in the southern Adirondack State Park, about 30 miles north of Lake George Village in northern New York State.

Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation
1377 Palisades Rd
Brant Lake, NY  12815-2314
(518) 623-0747
(518) 494-7099 (FAX)

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By Tom Chlupsa
Read Scout Reservation from Mt. Stevens. Looking WSW, Buckskin Lake is in the foreground, Summit Base is further up (left) the valley. Brant Lake is in the distance.

At the Reservation, Summit Base offers the High Adventure Activities and the base camp for outside adventures.  Camp Buckskin has a traditional dining hall camp environment while Camp Waubeeka provides patrol cooking.  Both camps provide a full scout camp program including waterfronts, rifle ranges, ecology areas and more.

By Tom Chlupsa
Indoor Climbing Wall

Summit Base High Adventure Facilities

  • 40 foot rock face on nearby Little Stevens mountain for climbing and rappelling
  • Indoor climbing with 25 foot vertical, slab and overhanging walls 
  • High COPE course
  • 10 low COPE elements
  • Zip line landing into Lester Pond
  • Extensive gear for treks and activities in camp.  We are able to outfit a number of units with all necessary equipment for backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, snowshoeing and ice climbing.
  • Over one thousand acres of Adirondack wilderness surrounded by six mountains with summits over 1600 feet.


Adirondack Park Opportunities
The Adirondack State Park, encompassing six million acres of northern New York State provides numerous opportunities for the Summit Base program including:

  • Hiking treks in the High Peaks or the numerous Wilderness Areas including the neighboring Pharaoh Wilderness area.
  • Canoeing treks through the historic rivers and lakes of the Park
  • Rock climbing sites throughout the Park, including noted sites in Keene Valley
  • Caving in the largest wild cave in the Adirondacks
  • Kayaking on Lake Champlain


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