NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The week of July 13 to 20 saw New Providence Scout Troops 1 and 63 attend Sabattis Adventure Camp in Long Lake, New York. This 1300 acre campground offered such activities as climbing, swimming, boat plane rides, hot air balloon rides, whitewater rafting, shooting, archery and boating, among many others. Scouts spent the morning hours working on merit badges and the afternoons participating in various campwide activities. The camp is named after Mitchell Sabattis, an Abenaki Indian who was one of the most well known Adirondack guies in the mid to late 19th century.
Scout Master Mark Petersen led Troop 63 for the week and Scout Master John Sponauer led Troop 1. Sabattis Adventure Camp runs the entire month of July. Located approximately 5 1/2 hours from New Providence, Sabattis Adventure Camp provided the Scouts with a week of tent camping in a natural and picturesque setting.