On the athletic fields, campers learn the positive values of sports competition while developing new skills and confidence. We mix instruction with play, stressing sportsmanship and an ethic that only asks that individuals try their best. Many of our program heads coach children’s teams year-round and many of our counselors have competed interscholastically in high school or college.
We participate in a range of intercamp games and tournaments against nearby camps and all boy campers also participate in intramural sports leagues. Because of Scatico’s intimate size (130 boys), all campers have opportunities to play on intercamp and/or tournament teams.
Boys facilities include:
- 5 baseball diamonds (3 with lights)
- 5 basketball courts (2 indoors, 1 outdoors with lights)
- 6 tennis courts (all with lights)
- Hockey rink (with lights)
- 2 soccer fields (also used for flag football, ultimate Frisbee, and lacrosse)
- 300-yard driving range
- Gaga Court
- Archery range
- Weight-training center
Year-round teachers and professionals head many of Scatico’s programs. There is plenty to do, whether a camper wants to cook a dinner from scratch, play guitar in a mid-summer concert, build an Adirondack chair in woodshop, or help edit a camper-created movie.
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Cooking center
- Media: photography, videography, and film-making
- Music studio
Appreciating the outdoors and unplugging for the summer are core values at Scatico. Camp is a time and place to learn how to cook outdoors and to gaze at a star-filled night-sky. There are many full-camp and divisional campfires and all campers hike on trails throughout the Catskill and Berkshire Mountains, Hudson Valley, and the Shawangunks.
- Nature cabin
- Campfire site
- On-site overnight camping area
- Climbing tower
- Traverse wall
- 5-element team challenge course
- Fishing dock
- Mountain boarding
- Horseback riding
Scatico has two waterfronts, located on opposite ends of a ¾-mile-long spring-fed lake. Both waterfronts are fully equipped with sailboats, canoes, kayaks, windsurfers, paddleboards, and rowboats as well as just-for-fun “inflatables” like the Rave, Iceberg, and Magic Carpet.
Swim instruction programs are part of the schedule for all campers through the age of 12. Campers of all ages have opportunities to compete in swim meets at nearby camps and intramurally, and participate in long-distance Scatico “swim clubs.”
Many special events throughout the summer happen at the waterfronts, including Polar Bear (pre-breakfast) swims and evening divisional cookouts.