The Camp Read Association celebrates the many years of friendships gained as staff, campers and
volunteers at Camp Read. The legacy continues as the Camp Read Association;
an independent organization, supports the activities of the Westchester-Putnam Council, B.S.A.
and, specifically, the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation.
Next Event: 2014 Pot Luck Dinner
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
St. Joseph of Arimathea Church
2172 Saw Mill River Rd, White Plains, NY
Gathering at 5pm, dinner at 5:30pm
Click here for the flyer!
Get Ready for the
2014 Camp Read Reunion!!
Dates: June 20 - 22, 2014.
More information to follow soon!
And don't forget the
Eager Beaver / Worker's Weekend
June 6 - 8, 2014
Please see our new tribute & memorial page. If you wish to donate to a memorial, please visit our Tribute page.
Our newsletter will be updated shortly! Check below for our past issues!
Check out the photo gallery!
Please email me your pictures, or, click here to see what's been posted.
Steve Sudack has provided me with hundreds of archive photos,
I will ask for your help in identifying the people, places & era. Thanks!
1965 Blackfoot - Provisional Troop. Picture courtesy of Russ Padden.
Much higher quality image here.
Click on the thumbnail for a high quality version of this great staff picture. We've identified many of the people in the photo, I'll be publishing the names we've assembled soon!
THE PHOTO GALLERY IS UP & RUNNING! Sorry that it has taken so long, but, finally, I have created, tested and gotten the photo galleries up & running! Please email me your photos, I'll be creating various albums etc for all the Camp Read Photos, past & present. Thanks to all for your help, I just need lots of pictures. We have Terabytes of storage, let's use some of it!
John Farley, Richard Ford, Chris Fearon & a host of contributors have gotten together and written a wonderful book about Camp Read & the stories, memories, tales and fun from yesteryear through today. Please click here to buy the book & read more about it!
For Joys We'll Ne'er Forget
Every Boy Scout camp has its unique history, and this is the story of one of them—the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation, located since 1948 in upstate New York’s beautiful and historic Adirondack Mountains.
Spearheaded by senior writer John R. Farley, For Joys We’ll Ne’er Forget is an amusingly collaborated memory book written by happy campers who, as staff members, lived parts of the history at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation.
NEXT EVENT: 2014 Potluck Dinner
We're working out the location, time will be 5pm gathering, 5.30pm for dinner.
The Bulletin Board is up & password protected. The login / password are both the same, they are the name of the camp with the dining hall. (It's simply easier to spell!)
The Bulletin Board is back up & running! Click here or use the above link on the Navigation Bar. It is a totally new & more functional board, I will be posting detailed instructions, but, please take a look, browse, reply, and catch up with your friends! You'll have to register for a username / password, email me if you have any questions / comments.
A quick note: I downloaded 9 satellite images of Camp Read and stitched them together, creating a single picture of basically the whole camp. If you go to the Camp Read link above, you'll see the images, one with no labels, the other with major landmarks labeled. I thought it was pretty cool...
Mark, the webmaster
EMAIL ME HERE
Click here to download & view the Fall 2011 Newsletter.
If you'd like older newsletters in PDF format, you can find them here!
Fall 2003 ~ Spring 2004 ~ Fall 2004 ~ Spring 2005 (?) ~ Fall 2005 ~ Spring 2006 ~ Fall 2006
~ Spring 2007 ~ Fall 2007 ~ Spring 2008 ~ Fall 2008 ~ Fall 2009 ~ Spring 2010 ~ Fall 2010
Spring 2011 ~ Fall 2011 ~ Winter 2012
You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the newsletter. Follow this link to download Acrobat Reader for free!
The 2009 Edition Camp Read Guidebook is available for purchase! The new edition of the guidebook has been printed and is terrific! You can order copies for from Ed D'Apice for a low price, just enough to cover printing an shipping. Please visit the Memorial Guidebook page for more information.
The Russ & Lanie Turner Flag Pole
Please read the letter from Russ & Lanie
Please email me your photos, I'm working on getting several photo pages up and running. I do ask for your patience, I need to set aside several hours to sit and really get the photos, a video that was sent in by a former staff member from the 1950's. I am working on some new photo pages, where you can post pictures into the albums directly. I have to mull over how this would work, it may not happen, but, it just might. All photos will be accessibly through the new photo pages once I get them set up & running. Thanks for your patience!
The website is under continuous construction. Please email the webmaster any ideas, suggestions, photos, or anything else you'd like to see up on these pages.
Westchester Putnam BSA Website
Read Memorabilia: check out the 1940 Camp Application
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Page last updated:02/25/14