Welcome Letter From the Camp Director

Dear Scouts and Scouters,

Thank you so much for your investment in Onteora Scout Reservation, 2021. I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your respective unit(s) on behalf of myself, the staff that has and will continue to make this summer possible, and the Theodore Roosevelt Council, as a whole. This summer is sure to be a fun-filled and jam-packed undertaking, overflowing with success stories, new programs, and a completely unique summer camp experience.

Summer camp is the heart of a great troop program. We want scouts to know that Onteora is entirely focused on opportunities for personal growth, adventure, and advancement! It’s important that all Scouts are met with the prospect and ability to have a great summer camp experience.

The mission of OSR and its staff this year is to honor the rich history of the camp, while furthering the aims and methods of scouting, through improved programming and overall development. It’s our goal, and furthermore, our purpose, to improve the ever-evolving Scouting movement. For us at OSR, that daunting yet worthy task begins and ends with a pledge of striving for the best in customer service, program delivery, and overall youth development.

For the reasons above, and more, I highly anticipate your arrival and active participation in this year's summer camp adventure. Thanks for all that you do, and all that is yet to come; I look forward to seeing each and every one of you at Onteora, “The Land in The Sky!”


Yours in Scouting, 


Kevin Shea

Camp Director

Onteora Scout Reservation

(516)797-7600 Ext.120


File Name Description
2021 Program Guide Final Download