Baiting Hollow Scout Camp

Check-In Procedures

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Check in with the Campmaster or Camp Ranger on arrival at the Campmasters Headquarters at the top of the parking lot. Plan to arrival between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Friday, and depart by 2:00 pm on Sunday. You must bring the following paperwork:

  • A roster of all those in camp
  • An approved local tour permit (For out of council units)
  • A copy of your program for the weekend
  • A copy of the Unit's insurance Certificate (For out of council units)

Two registered adults are required to be in attendance during your entire stay in camp and they must be present at check in. If there is any change in your arrival plans, please call the Council Service Center or Camp after 5:00 PM on Friday. The camp number is (631) 727-1614. This number should be given to parents for emergency use only. Pay phones are available for scouts and leaders. During your entire stay at camp or on hikes, boys must be under the supervision of Two Adult Leaders, one must be 21 years of age or older. Assistant leaders must be at least 18 years old. Explorer Posts that have young women with them, you must have at least one female leader.

Refund Policy

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There will be no refunds for cancellation or transfers within 2 weeks of camp date. Arrangements may be made to transfer the fees to another weekend only if the camping service is notified 30 days prior to the camp date. If it is necessary to close camp, you will be notified and you may choose to reschedule or receive a refund. If there is any questions whether or not camp is open call the Council Service Center.

Vehicles Policy

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Because of the road conditions and insurance liabilities, only authorized vehicles identified with magnetic signs-work crews, handicap and emergency vehicles - will be allowed in camp. As a courtesy, when possible, the Campmaster or range will take heavy Unit gear, not personal gear, to and from campsites. In the case of bad weather, the discretion of vehicles used is up to the Campmaster and/or Ranger. All vehicles used at camp must have safety belts and other safety equipment must be in place. No one may ride in a vehicle that does not include a seatbelt installed by the manufacturer.

Emergency

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Should professional emergency care be required, notify the Campmaster or Ranger and they will call for emergency transportation. 911 cannot be used. Notify the camp office of all injuries.

Out Of Council Units

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Suffolk County Council does not provide insurance. It is the unit's responsibility to process insurance claims either through the unit's accident insurance, the family's personal insurance or by sending bills to the family. Do not send bills to the Council or the Camp. They cannot be paid or processed. Be sure to bring a copy of you unit accident insurance and a claim form to camp with you.

Building Capacities

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Building capacities are set by the local Board of Health and are not to be exceeded. Units with campers exceeding the listed building capacity must rent additional facilities or bring tents and tent the overflow outside. there is ample room outside each building for tents.

Camper Restrictions

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No children younger that Boy Scout age are to attend with a troop except for Webelos attending parent/son overnight. Webelos should have an adult for each scout. Cub Camping is allowed as parent/son programs.

Standards For Privacy

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Male and Female participants are required to have separate sleeping facilities i.e. a separate room or tent. A blanket or any other room divider is not acceptable. When staying in tents, no youth may stay in a tent with an adult other than his parent or guardian. In housing other that tents, separate facilities must be provided. Married couples may share the same facilities provided appropriate facilities are available. Adults need to respect the privacy of youth members in situations such as changing cloths and taking showers, and intrude only to the extent of the health and safety requires. Use buddy system for latrine and shower use, or have a person wait outside the entrance.

Prohibited

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The following are prohibited in camp. Violators will be asked to leave.

  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Electric or kerosene heaters
  • Sheath Knives
  • Illegal drugs
  • Pets Other than service dogs
  • Alcohol
  • Swimming & access to bulkhead & swimming area

Smoking is not permitted in any building in camp, or by youth, or in the presence of youth.

Trading Post

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The trading post will be open on a limited schedule. Times will be announced.

Church Services

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Schedules for churches are posted in the camp office. The camp chapels are available.

Fishing

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Fishing is allowed from the shore of the lake and in the sound. Swimming area of the lake is not available for fishing.

Program

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PROGRAM IN CAMP IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIT. Each Saturday, the Campmasters will run a program demonstrating different Scout skills or interests such as knots, Dutch oven cooking or winter camping tips. No pre-registration required. The time for this program and more information will be announced when you arrive.

Canoes and PFD's may be available to Troops during the Spring and Fall depending on the weather. A canoe rental form (available at the council office) and all fees must be filed at least 2 seeks in advance of the rental date. Due to the lack of powered rescue craft, no other watercraft will be available. Troops must provide the Campmasters with current certification for Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat (one for each ten people) and CPR (one per group). Campmaster must be present whenever canoes are in use at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp to insure that the Troop is running a safe program, does not abuse the equipment, and follows the Safety Afloat Plan. PFD's must be worn at all times.

Camp Facilities

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Cabin Sleeps Stove Electricity Refrigerator
Adirondack & Lean-to's 44 Wood for Heat Only Yes Yes
Penataquit 20 Heat & Cooking Yes Yes
Greenwood - Not Available        
Tuocs/Boat House 20 Heat & Cooking Yes Yes
Shinnecock 10 Wood for Heat Only Yes Yes

The Campmaster is authorized to deal with any rules infractions. If immediate safety or comfort is in jeopardy, the Unit or individual may be expelled. You are responsible for all camp property that you use. Be prepared to pay for any breakage due to carelessness or willful vandalism. Willful vandalism on the part of any of your members may lose your future use of cabins. Your registration covers the proper Scouting use of Baiting Hollow Scout Camp and hiking within its boundaries. Units, or individual scouts, may not hike on private property adjacent to camp. DUNES ARE OFF LIMITS. Electric blankets, heaters, stove, and other appliances are restricted from use due to the limited capacity of the service line.

Climbing Tower

Arrowhead Pond

Aerial ViewAerial photo by Art Noble

Aerial ViewAerial photo by Art Noble