This will be my last summer camp related post. By next week I’ll probably be at camp setting up for our two week stay. Please remember that August 1 is the deadline to get me your medicals or if you owe me anything. You will have to bring it to camp, when you come, after August 1.
Please arrive by 11:00. When you arrive at camp, please park near site 3A. This is where the boys will be staying, it will make it easier to unload and you wont be blocking the road. Below is a map of Camp Aquehonga and directions the camp has provided.
At one of our last troop meetings, we went over everyone’s meritbadge schedules. The boys were told to keep a copy of their schedules. Please bring them with you to camp. I do not have their meritbadge schedules.
When you enter the camp from Crystal Lake Road, follow camp road to stop sign. You will be directed to where you should park. If for some reason you must drive to the campsite, even though this is discouraged, as you drive up Gordon Bennett Way, please park at Camp Site 3A, which is right on Gordon Bennett Way. Do not drive to Camp Site 3B as that road in narrow and other Camp Sites are along that road. Your vehicle will be blocking the road. If you need directions, look in this folder for additional information. Do not call the leaders at camp. Cellphone service is spotty at best and we most likely will not receive your call for days. Call: 845-252-2023. This is the camp office number which is monitored 24/7. They can give you directions and/or contact use and we can reach you with a hard line from the office.
Coming from New York City Via the Palisades Interstate Parkway: Travel to and take the Upper level of the George Washington Bridge (I-95 west). On the New Jersey side take the first exit on your right onto the Palisades Parkway going North. Go North for 35 miles to exit 18, Route 6. Bear left onto Route 6 at the fork. Travel half way around the traffic circle and continue on Route 6 West for 6 miles to Route 17 West. Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” below.
Via the New York State Thruway: Take the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87 North). This becomes the New York State Thruway and crosses the Tappan Zee Bridge to Suffern. The Thruway continues north as I-87. Get off the Thruway at Exit #16 (Route 17). Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” below.
Directions from Monticello: Get off Route 17 West at exit 104 (Monticello Raceway/17B). Follow the signs on the exit ramp for Route 17B West. Take 17B West for 6.7 miles to the traffic light at White Lake. Continue past the traffic light 0.7 miles and make a left turn onto Route 55 West. Follow Route 55 West for 4.2 miles to the Ten Mile River Camp cut off road on your right; this is County Route 26 (Crystal Lake Road). It is marked Ten Mile River Scout camps and Camp Sternberg. Turn right and follow the Ten Mile River signs to your camp. Note: Route 17B is the last time you can get gas before camp!
Coming from New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania: If you are near either I-287 or the Garden State Parkway, take it North to I-87, the New York State Thruway. Get off the Thruway at Exit #16 (Route 17). Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” above. If you are near either Routes 206 or 23, travel North to Port Jervis. At Port Jervis, take Route 97 going Northwest. Travel on 97 to Route 21, just past Barryville. Take 21 to Yulan and pick up Route 22, which runs into Route 23. Travel on 23 to Route 26; you will see a large Ten Mile River Scout Reservation sign. Turn right on 26 and go about 0.5 miles to TMR Headquarters.
Via GPS-based Navigation System: TMR Headquarters is at 1481 Crystal Lake Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. When you get near TMR, look for signs for your camp (Aquehonga, Keowa, Ranachqua or Lakeside at Family Camp).