Massawepie Directions & Contacts

65 Massawepie Rd.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(located off NYS Rt. 3, between Childwold and Piercefield)
518-359-2281

Routes to Massawepie Scout Camps
Massawepie Scout Camp Contacts

Routes to Massawepie Scout Camps

From Rochester to Massawepie via Syracuse and Route 81 North

  • Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) East to Syracuse for about 70 miles.
  • Take Exit 36, and follow I-81 North toward Watertown for 69 miles.
  • Just past Watertown take Exit 48, turning right onto Route 342. Follow Route 342 East for 7 miles to Route 3.
  • Turn left onto Route 3 and go East for 6.5 miles. Turn Left onto Route 3A and go East for 6 miles. When you meet Route 3 again, turn left (The Route 3A “shortcut” avoids the longer route through Carthage).
  • Continue East on Route 3 for 64 miles. After passing Cranberry Lake and Childwold, the entrance to Massawepie will be on your right, marked by a large camp sign. (If you see Piercefield or Tupper Lake, you went too far!).

NOTE:
For units arriving Sunday (after 1:00 pm please). Continue on the dirt entrance road until you see staff directing traffic. Other days: Check in at the Camp Office on the left. They can tell you where to park and what campsite your unit is using.

From Rochester to Massawepie via Route 104 East, Route 3 and Route 81 North

  • Take Route 104 heading East and go 57 miles to Route 3 (near Hannibal).
  • Turn right onto Route 3 and go East for 8 miles to Fulton. As you leave Fulton, there will be a LEFT and then a RIGHT to stay on Route 3. Stay on Route 3 for another 15 miles to Route 104 in Mexico.
  • Turn right onto Route 104 East and go 6 miles to Route 81 North.
  • Turn onto I-81 North and go 43 miles. Just past Watertown take Exit 48, turning right onto Route 342. Follow Route 342 East for 7 miles to Route 3.
  • Turn left onto Route 3 and go East for 6.5 miles. Turn left onto Route 3A and go East for 6 miles. When you meet Route 3 again, turn left (The Route 3A “shortcut” avoids the longer route through Carthage.)
  • Continue East on Route 3 for 64 more miles. After passing Cranberry Lake and Childwold, the entrance to Massawepie will be on your right, marked by a large camp sign. (If you see Piercefield or Tupper Lake, you went too far!)

NOTE:
For units arriving Sunday (after 1:00 pm please). Continue on the dirt entrance road until you see staff directing traffic. Other days: Check in at the Camp Office on the left. They can tell you where to park and what campsite your unit is using.

From Utica to Massawepie

  • From Utica, take Routes 12 & 28 North. When they split after about 25 miles, follow Route 28 North and East about 63 miles through Old Forge to Blue Mountain Lake.
  • Turn left onto Route 30 North, and go 33 miles to Tupper Lake.
  • Turn left at Route 3, and follow 3 West for 12 miles. The entrance to Massawepie will be on your left, marked by a large sign. (If you see Childwold, you went too far!)

NOTE:
For units arriving Sunday (after 1:00 pm please). Continue on the dirt entrance road until you see staff directing traffic. Other days: Check in at the Camp Office on the left. They can tell you where to park and what campsite your unit is using.

From Albany to Massawepie

  • Just West of Albany on the Thruway (I-90) take Exit 24 and follow I-87 North for 78 miles.
  • Take Exit 30, and follow Route 73 North and East through Keene and Lake Placid to Saranac Lake.
  • Turn left onto Route 3 West, and go 21 miles to Tupper Lake. Then follow Route 3 West for 12 more miles. The entrance to Massawepie will be on your left, marked by a large sign. (If you see Childwold, you went too far!)

NOTE:
For units arriving Sunday (after 1:00 pm please). Continue on the dirt entrance road until you see staff directing traffic. Other days: Check in at the Camp Office on the left. They can tell you where to park and what campsite your unit is using.

Massawepie Scout Camps Contacts

For Camp Registration, Forms, Facilities Rental,
and General Camping Information:

Administrative Assistant for Support Services
(585) 241-8545

For detailed Summer Camp Program Questions:
(September 1 – June 10 contacts only)
Summer Camp Director
(585) 241-8522

Specific Trek Information:
(September – June)
Trek Director
(607) 637-2434

Summer Camp Contact:
(late June through mid-August)
Office and Emergency Phone: (518) 359-2281
Fax: (518) 359-2007
Trek Office Phone: (518) 359-9550

Pioneer Camper Mail:
Camper’s Name, Troop # OR Crew #
Camp Pioneer
Massawepie Scout Camps
65 Massawepie Road
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Trek Group Mail:
Camper’s Name, Troop # OR Crew #
Trek Program
Massawepie Scout Camps
65 Massawepie Road
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Camp Staff Mail:
Staff Member’s Name
Camp Staff
Massawepie Scout Camps
65 Massawepie Road
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Massawepie Ranger:
(518) 359-3900

   Note: Contact the Ranger only regarding camp maintenance and property management matters. All other calls should be    directed to one of the above listed numbers.

Position Name Telephone
Camping & Program Support / Assistant to the Director of Support Services Deborah Swift (585) 241-8545 Email
Camping Operations Director Don DeClerck (585) 374-5770 Email
Council Program Director (acting) Chris Guarniere (585) 241-8570 Email
Director of Support Services / Chief Program Officer Christopher Guarniere (585) 241-8570 Email
Ranger - Massawepie Scout Camps Benjamin Geiger (518) 359-3900 Email