Camp Tri-Mount Specialty Camps (Scouts BSA)

Camp Tri-Mount Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps are a series of weekend programs intended to provide program opportunities for Scouts and families in the Rip Van Winkle Council. Four of the weekends are merit badge academies hosted by the Rip Van Winkle Council. Each are intended to supplement existing summer long term resident camping to enable Scouts to have an opportunity to participate in additional advancement programming that they did not have time or the opportunity to yet complete. It is a program consisting of past camp staffing, local registered Merit Badge Counselors, and many community supporters.

Each weekend has an established specific program or theme of merit badge(s) that are not traditionally offered at a resident summer camp. Over the course of each weekend session there are up to 12 hours of badge instruction and participation available.

Troops are to attend and camp as a unit. Those Scouts participating in the weekend's program will be given a schedule by their Specialty Camp Counselor. All other Scouts and leaders are welcome to run their own unit campout program.Registration for the program and for campsites can be reserved through the links below, or through the council office (845) 339-0846. Please note that meals will be the responsibility of the individual troops.

Troops may stay for the entire weekend session (Friday 6:30pm – Sunday 11:00am)

August 4-6:

Trades: Automotive Maintenance MB

Visual Arts: Photography MB, Graphic Arts MB, and Animation MB


August 11-13:

Public Services: First Aid MB, Search and Rescue MB, and Emergency Preparedness MB

Business Skills: Entrepreneurship MB and Salesmanship MB


August 18-20:

Trades: Painting MB and Electricity MB


September 15-17:

Outdoor Skills: Wilderness Survival MB


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Camp Tri-Mount Map Download