The Museum has a variety of outdoor programs that your Unit can participate in, depending on your interests and available time. You can do one or more programs during the same visit. Ask your camp’s Program Director to call the Museum to reserve time for your group and let us know which program(s) you want to do. You can also schedule a visit for your Unit by calling us directly.
KERNOCHAN BLOCKHOUSE (10-15 min.)
Visit a two-level pioneer-era (1750s) reproduction miniature blockhouse. See copies of common items that were typically used during the pioneering era. Find out how blockhouses were used and what pioneer life was like in the Upper Delaware River Valley.
CAYUGA/KOTOHKE CABIN (20-25 min.)
A recreation of life in an actual Brooklyn Scout Camps open-air cabin from the 1930s and 1940s, complete with bunks and straw ticks. Oversized photos depict cabins and tents from this era. A nine-minute video depicts camp life in the Brooklyn Scout Camps. Visit a minimuseum with camping equipment and other artifacts from typical 1940s Brooklyn Scout Camp life. See old Scout uniforms on mannequins.
GEOCACHING (2 hrs. or less)
Geocaches are treasure boxes hidden in the woods, some in plain sight and some very hard to find. Receive a brief introduction at the Museum on how to use a handheld GPS unit and geocaching. Following the list of coordinates, use the GPS units to find geocaches around Turnpike Lake. At each geocache, the group is encouraged to take a trinket out but you must put something in.
C.C.C. CAMP TEN MILE RIVER WALKING TOUR (60+ min.)
See a short video on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a depression-era public relief program that made major improvements at T.M.R. during the 1930s. Visit the sites of key buildings of the C.C.C. Camp Ten Mile River, which operated from 1933-1936. The sites are marked and lead you on a short walk around the back of Headquarters Camp, ending at the Museum. The tour guidebook shows you the tour route and includes history and photos for each stop.
ARCHAEOLOGY MERIT BADGE (1+ Sessions)
Time permitting; your Scouts can complete all of the requirements for Archaeology Merit Badge. Probably more than one visit to the Museum will be necessary. Your Scouts should bring written requirements to the first meeting, if already completed.
T.M.R. WALL OF FAME
The Wall of Fame consists of a standing memorial to the Ten Mile River Scout Camps and personalized tiles on the external wall of the Museum.
PICNIC AREA & CAMP KUNATAH FLAGPOLE
Our large picnic area is suitable for large groups and outdoor programs. The Camp Kunatah flagpole has been moved to the Picnic Area.