Schiff Scout Reservation New Dining + Multi-purpose Center

Established in the 1920’s and previously known as Camp Wauwepex, the Schiff Scout Reservation is a 400-acre wooded camp located in the Long Island Pine Barrens region of Wading River, NY. Following the 2011 fire at the original Hickox Dining Hall building, BBS was retained by the Council to design a brand new dining facility and activities/gathering center along with a commercial kitchen and storage areas at the location of the original dining hall.

The 7,100 square foot dining hall features the same dimensions as the previously structure. A tapered-shaped, rubble stone chimney of the fireplace serves as the focal point of the building’s exterior faade. A 10-foot-wide, three-and-a half-foot high fireplace pit is open to both the interior and the exterior for year-round use. The interiors house a 3,500-SF dining room, an 1,800-SF commercial kitchen with a walk-in freezer and refrigerator, handicapped restrooms and a back storage room. The dining room features an 18-foot-high by 15-foot-wide paneled climbing wall.

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