Camp Babcock-Hovey - Boy Scout Resident Camp

About Babcock-Hovey

Camp Babcock-Hovey sits on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in western New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes Region, and spans 282 acres of woodlands and fields. Each year Camp Babcock-Hovey hosts Boy Scout Summer Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Eagle Flight, and a variety of specialty camps. There are also a variety year-round facilities available to rent for your next weekend campout.

In 1937 Harry E. Hovey and Birton Babcock purchased and donated the land that makes up the present day site of Camp Babcock-Hovey. Two years later, after construction of the initial camp facilities, the camp was formally dedicated and opened. For more infomation on the history you can visit the Babcock-Hovey Alumni Association website.

Babcock-Hovey is administered by a Camp Director and Ranger, trained and certified by The National Camping School of the Boy Scouts of America. The Council Executive Board through the Council Camping Committee supervises the camp. The camp is inspected and licensed by the Seneca County Department of Health.

Each year, the Council Camping Committee and a Regional Camp Visitation Team inspect the camp. It is consistently rated as a Nationally Accredited Camp. Copies of reports are available from the Seneca Waterways Council Service Center.

Boy Scout Summer Camping

Traditional Summer Camping
Campers are housed in two-man canvas tents on wooden platforms or four-man wooden lean-tos. All are furnished with a bed and mattress for each camper and leader. All meals are prepared by the food service staff and are served in the camp dining hall. Latrines are provided in each site, and centralized hot shower facilities are available for campers and leaders.

Provisional Camping
For Scouts who cannot attend with their troop or are just looking for another week at camp. Campers are encouraged to make arrangements to stay with another unit or come to camp under the leadership of our Provisional Scoutmaster. There are cost incentives for scouts going to an additional week of summer camp.

Specialty Camping

Scouts looking for extra fun can enjoy a week designed around a special program. Additional fees may apply: