CAMP SCATICO | AUGUST 28 - 30, 2020

All the fun and energy of adult summer camp, plus a healthy dose of discussions, connection, and growth.


This program is designed to help you form meaningful connections with passionate and impact-driven peers in a collaborative learning environment.


Close out your summer with clarity and purpose as you transition into the months ahead.

Who will be there:

Startup Island Summer Camp attracts an audience of young professionals who are working on themselves, just as much as any business or side project. 

Expect to be surrounded by entrepreneurial-minded individuals, creatives, techies, remote workers, yogis, wellness-enthusiasts, and out-of-the-box thinkers.

Our philosophy is, if you have a feeling that you're a good fit for camp...then you're likely a great fit for camp!

"Startup Island Summer Camp was the most exciting experience! It was so refreshing to spend a weekend with such driven people, who were so eager and passionate about making the world a better place by changing the way we do business and how we relate to each other."

—  Juanita Rendon Lopez, Startup Island Summer Camp 2016-17

What to expect:

Startup Island programs consist of workshopsfacilitated discussions and mentorship, combined with time to relax, reflect, and refocus. You will foster connections with a community of collaborators, coaches, and resources to help you set action plans moving forward in your career and life.

In addition, there will be plenty of activities that make camp as magical as it is: swimming and paddle boarding in the lake, team sports, singing & dancing, rolling down hills, campfires, s'mores, lakeside BBQ's and more!

Combine all that, and you've got your weekend in a nutshell.

Sound like something you'd be into?

For newcomers, your application will only take 5-10 minutes. For Alum' know what to do.

Our weekend HQ - Camp Scatico:

This will be our fifth year hosting Startup Island Summer Camp at Camp Scatico in Upstate NY.


Located about two hours from NYC and three hours from Boston, Scatico offers a beautiful lake, picturesque rolling hills, and all the summer camp fun you're looking for in one

jam-packed weekend.

Pricing and what's included:

- Two nights lodging in private bunks

- 3 meals per day 

- Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages

- Campfires & s'mores

- Personal & professional development workshops

- Daily guided yoga & meditation

- Activities and team sports

- Assistance with travel to and from camp

- Lake games, paddle-boards, kayaks, and a waterfront cookout

- Bonus materials & SWAG bag

- 24/7 staff and guides on private grounds

- Invitation to Startup Island alumni community, including online forums, meetups, ongoing support & connections

- Access to Startup Island mentor network for life

And upon returning home...

Lifetime membership in alumni community & online channels

Access to the Startup Island mentor network

Curated job opportunities from our aligned partner companies

Alumni meetups: dinners, group workouts, salsa nights, study breaks & #SIFam retreats

Passion & Cause Groups

Creative contribution opportunities (writing, design, co-lead workshops, etc.)

Access to additional online channels including our Community Connector, Gratitude List, #SIfam Slack Channel and more!

Super-Early Bird: $450 for applications submitted before January 1st
Early Bird: $500 for applications submitted after January 1st
Just a Bird: $575 for applications submitted after June 1st

*Must be at least 21 to attend this program*


Other frequently asked questions:

What are some takeaways that will affect my life post-Startup Island?

Summer Camp is just the beginning. Once you travel with us, you become part of our growing alumni network of entrepreneurial minds from all over the world. The community is available as a resource to you for life.

Other takeaways our travelers experience include:

Refined goals that are consistent with your core values, and an action plan to achieve those goals


New business ideas, partnerships, and collaboration opportunities


Leveling up side-projects


Increased self-awareness, confidence, perspective, and empathy


Energy and stress-management techniques


Tools to flex the idea muscle and become a creative machine


A healthier relationship with technology​


Who will be running the workshops?


Workshops will be led by members of the Startup Island team, coaches within the SI network, and select participants with a unique story and area of expertise. If you're interested in leading a workshop of your own, there is space on the application to let us know, and we will consider you for a role.


What time does the experience begin on Friday, and what time does it end on Sunday?

We aim to have everyone arrive at camp by 4pm on Friday, August 28th, and the program ends at 3pm on Sunday, August 30th. You’ll be amazed at what we can accomplish and learn together in less than 48 hours!


How do I get there?

We work with all of our travelers to coordinate carpools from the surrounding areas. If you’re coming from outside of the northeast, we recommend flying into a NYC-area airport, and we will arrange a carpool for you from there. There is also an Amtrak station about 20 minutes from camp (Rhinecliff), where we can pick you up on Friday and drop you off on Sunday.


What should I pack?

We send out a packing list one month before each of our trips, to ensure that you have enough time to prepare. In the meantime, think minimalism.​


Will I have cell phone service?

There is WiFi available in certain buildings at Scatico, so that you can check in with the outside world during free time, if you’d like. The general service at camp is also pretty decent. All that said, we aim to create a space that’s healthily disconnected from technology, where you don't need or want to use your devices.


What's the rooming situation like?

You will be sleeping in big, beautiful cabins with 8 - 14 fellow travelers. Everyone will have their own bed and cubby space for clothing and personal items. All cabins have running, drinkable water, as well as a porch and picnic table for hangin’ during free time.


How's the food?

Honestly, pretty incredible. Food is a top priority on all of our trips. Expect delicious meals served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with vegetarian and vegan options, plus a salad, soup, and pasta bar. If you have any restrictions or allergies, you will have a chance to let us know on your pre-trip questionnaire, which you will receive after you are accepted into the program and your spot is secured.


How do I pay for the trip?

After you apply, we will be in touch with next steps. If accepted into the program, you will receive a credit card form to complete your registration.

We also offer monthly payment plans, for travelers who need more time to submit the full balance.


Okay, I'm ready to sign up. How do I do it?

Awesome! Click here to apply and tell us about yourself. We'll then be in touch with next steps.