Schiff Scout Reservation - Camp Wauwepex
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N 40° 56.176 W 072° 50.335
18T E 681931 N 4533930
Quick Description: Schiff Scout Reservation - Camp Wauwepex - Wading River, NY - Theodore Roosevelt Council, BSA
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2012 8:59:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMFAR9
Schiff Scout Reservation is a magnificent 400 acre camp that welcomes thousands of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and their leaders to a variety of year-round activities and also leader training programs. It's home to Camp Wauwepex, our Cub Scout Summer Camp. It's also used for Boy Scout weekend campouts in tents, lean-to's or cabins.
Camp Wauwepex, which means "Place of Good Water," opened in 1921 in Miller Place, then moved to the present location the next year. It has faithfully served campers from Nassau County ever since. As might be expected of a camp that old, it is steeped in Scouting tradition and history. There were once three separate camps operating at Wauwepex, named Pioneer Division, Frontier Division and Indian Division. Since 1976, it's no longer used for summer troop camping, but keeps busy with Cub Scout camp and other activities year-round. To honor the generosity of the Schiff family, it took their name in the late 70's when a camp of the same name in NJ closed up. I've camped here since 2003 with my sons & our Cub Scout Pack & Boy Scout Troop from Long Island.
More camp history here: http://www.billcotter.com/onteora/wauwepex.htm
Deep Pond, the camp's lake, is a glacial kettlehole pond that has excellent fishing for yellow perch and chain pickerel. Trout are stocked by the NYS-DEC in the fall. Public fishing is permitted during the period of September 15th to June 15th from sunrise to sunset Monday through Thursday and sunrise to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Entry to Deep Pond is for fishing only with a permit.
PLEASE DON'T ENTER THE PRIVATE PROPERTY OF THE CAMP! (Unless you're attending a program here, or are a permitted angler in season.)