As you may have heard, there was a recent severe storm that included tornados and a macroburst (sustained tornado force straight line winds) in the Sullivan County area of New York. Ten Mile River was in the path of this devastating storm and we received damage to our camps. All personnel at camp including the Rangers and their families were thankfully unharmed! We did suffer severe damage at our three main camps and Lakeside at Family Camp. Most of the damage was to campsites and some minor facilities. We lost power for 4 days and sustained damage to the dam at Camp Aquehonga.
We are very grateful that our volunteers are eager to help in the cleanup efforts. We ask for your patience as we work through the plan with the insurance company and the cleanup crews. This cleanup will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and most of the work will be contracted to professionals. We will move as quickly as possible to restore camp and anticipate no issues in camp being ready to open on time for our scouts.
As we know you want to help, we ask that you plan to come to Ten Mile River Scout Camps Hammer and Saw Day on June 2 to do the work in Camp Keowa and Camp Ranachqua to help move program materials, clean up campsites, and lessen the load for the camp Rangers. Here is the registration link to Hammer and Saw Day https://www.bsa-gnyc.org/hammerandsaw . The work at Camp Aquehonga will be ongoing and we ask that you stay away from this area at this point. We also encourage all Order of the Arrow brothers to participate in the Inductions weekend at Camp Keowa on June 22-24. We will let you know of additional opportunities to come to camp and assist in the cleanup efforts as we have a plan in place. Please stay tuned to the council Facebook page and your email for updates.
We thank you very much all for your support of Ten Mile River Scout Camps and we look forward to the opportunity to serve Scouts at one of the nation’s premiere camps this summer!
Scout Executive & CEO
Boy Scouts of America
Greater New York Councils