Weekend Camping Reservations




Camp Nooteeming

Please click here to download the Camp Nooteeming COVID-19 Rules and Check-in Procedure

Please note:  Payment is required at time of booking reservation.  A convenience fee applies.

Severe Tick Warning:  Due to the very mild winter this year, there will be an abundance of ticks and more of them will be carrying Lyme Disease.  Please remember if you are hiking the trails of camp to make sure you wear long pants and long sleeves and check yourself all over when you get back.  

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Camp Nooteeming Outdoor Program Facilities and Rental Fees

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Camp Nooteeming, situated in the heart of Dutchess County, is the Hudson Valley Council’s northern camp.  Nooteeming is translated as “Men of the Woods”, and from its tenure as a Boy Scout summer camp to its current incarnation as the site for Cub Parent Weekends, Cub Scout Day Camp, and the council’s overnight Cub Scout Adventure Camps, it has been helping boys grow into men for over eight decades.  For the past several years, it has also been the home of the council’s annual October Haunted Harvest Fest, where thousands of Cub Scouts and their parents come participate in activities such as archery, BB guns, nature, crafts, and sports.  The Ranger welcomes all campers to become “Men of the Woods”!

For Contact questions regarding Camp Nooteeming, please email or call David Horton at david.horton@scouting.org 

Rifle Range Useage Guidelines:
All rifle shooting activities must be supervised by a currently NRA -certified Rifle Instructor and when on the range, must be supervised by a currently NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.

Any person reserving the rifle range must provide the name and phone number of a person(s) currently certified as a NRA Certified Range Safety Officer and NRA Certified Rifle Instructor who will be responsible for running the range.  It should also be noted that arrangements can be made to provide a unit with a Certified RSO's and Rifle Instructor by contacting Tony Raco at  argsp@aol.com or David Horton at David.Horton@scouting.org 
at least 1 month in advance of the proposed date.

To view the Range SOPs that must be followed for every Range Reservation, click below for the documents:
Nooteeming SOP
 - Nooteeming Rifle Range Inspection Checklist
 - Safety Briefing Roster
  - RSO Log
  - Nooteeming Emergency Plan


Cleaning Surcharge:
There will be a $25.00 cleaning charge assessed (at the Ranger's discretion) when necessary.







Please note:  Payment is required at time of booking reservation.  A convenience fee applies.

Work Projects:
Do you have a special skill such as carpentry, electrical, welding, or just plain ‘ole elbow grease?  We are always in need of volunteer who can help us maintain the camps year round.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Camp Ranger Bob Steuerman: robert.steuerman@scouting.org 

If you are a unit in camp looking for a service project, please notify the ranger when you check in he will be glad to put you to work!

Camp Closure during Holidays
The Hudson Valley Council believes that an active outdoor component is a valuable tool for the aims and methods of the Scouting program.  To that end, Camp Bullowa and Nooteeming are available year-round for use by scout units and outside groups for their programs.  This includes three-day holiday weekends, even if the Council Service Center is closed.  If no reservations are received two weeks before the holiday, the Hudson Valley Council will close the camps for the three-day weekend.

However, the camps will be closed on the following dates:
 - Christmas Eve and Day
 - New Years Eve and January 1st
 - Thanksgiving Weekend
 - Easter Weekend
 - Memorial Day Weekend
 - Summer Camp season (June 30th to close of summer camp sessions)


Directions to Camp

From the East: Take I-84 to Taconic Parkway North to Exit for Rte 44. Make a Left (West towards Poughkeepsie) approximately 3 miles to Creek Road. Turn Right onto Creek Road go about 3 miles, proceed through the intersection. The road is now Scout Road. Continue to the camp entrance which will be on the Right.


(Commercial vehicles, trucks and trailers are not allowed on the Taconic Parkway. Please call for alternate directions.)


From the West: Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to I-84 and follow instructions above. OR Route 9W North to the Mid-Hudson Bridge, to Poughkeepsie and Route 44 East.


Continue on Rte 44 to Pleasant Valley; approximately 1 mile past the village center, turn Left onto Creek Road. Go about 3 miles, proceed through the intersection. The road is now Scout Road. Continue to the camp entrance which will be on the Right.