Exploring Membership Fair 

Spring — TBA

You’re invited!! Join the SWC Exploring Team and the Post Advisors to learn more about all the hands-on  career-based opportunities in our Council.  The Community Room will be set up so that you can stop by each table to learn from the professionals who lead Exploring programs.  You’ll learn the ins and outs of  their program. If a certain Post or Club seems interesting and you want to join — chances are we can sign you up on the spot! That’s the beauty of having the advisors and the SWC team in the room at the same time.

A list of all the Exploring Posts and Clubs can be found at HERE, contact for more information.

Annual Daryl Pierson Police Games

October 2018

Explorers are invited to attend the second annual police games competition, held in honor of Officer Daryl Pierson. The games will be held at the Public Safety Training Facility. Teams of Explorers will be competing in competitions including the SWAT course, shooting range, building search, traffic stops, observations and memorization exercises. The winning team will be presented with a trophy and have their names engraved on it for years to come.  Registration will be done by each post, by their Advisors, information for the 2018 event can be found here. Contact 

Building Clearing & Tactical Medicine Drills

Spring Event: TBA, (tentative – April 14th)

Winter Event: TBA,  (tentative- November 17th)

SWC’s Exploring Officers Association coordinate these events. The tactical drills are be led by community professionals. Air-soft guns will be used, to bring action and fun to the drills. Eye/face protection is mandatory. Check out SWC Exploring on Facebook for photos from our previous drills. Youth 14+ must be registered with an Exploring Post to participate. Youth may register the day of event. We apologize if this is in an inconvenience, however, our insurance mandates coverage for all participants.

CLICK HERE FOR THE OLD FLIER:  Tactical Flier       Register for the event by clicking here:

Please contact or 585.241.8542 with any questions you may have.


2018 Explorer Banquet

March 2018

Join the Seneca Waterways Exploring team for the 2018 Explorer Banquet.  Come enjoy dinner and recognition at the annual Exploring Banquet. This event is open to all Exploring Posts.  Details are being finalized check back for more information.  **Spring 2018**

Mock Trial

April 28th, 2018 (tentative)

The Annual Mock Trial competition is the premier event for Law Explorers. Find out if you have what it takes to practice law. Court is scheduled for April 2018, at the Hall of Justice. For more information 585-241-8560.  More Information

Criminal Justice Exploring Academy

Summer 2018

The Criminal Justice Explorer Academy (CJEA) is an exciting co-ed day camp for high school students’ ages 15-18.  The academy will provide all of the cadets with an opportunity to experience the many opportunities in the criminal justice field; learn leadership skills, and hand-on law enforcement skills.  CJEA is designed with help from the Rochester Police Department to create a better understanding of the world of work in the criminal justice field.     

Each exciting day will run from 9AM – 3PM. Your typical day will include an assortment of marching, drills, physical ability training, classroom lessons, field trips, and hands-on exercises. Previous years have included: visit with Border Patrol, room clearing techniques, weapons demonstrations by active officers, presentations by the Drug Task Force and Crime Scene Technicians. The camp is constantly being updated year to year to include more exciting interactive activities.

The cost for this week is only $175.00. Space is reserved for the first 50 cadets, so act fast. You need to reserve your spot with a $75 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance ($100) is due by June 17 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Schnettler, Exploring Field Director at or call 585-241-8560.

To register click here or for more information click here or contact Stuart Schnettler @ 585-241-8560

Exploring First Responder Camp

 July 29- August 3, 2018

Exploring First Responder Camp is for Explorers and Posts seeking a focused program in one of three exciting areas. Open CO-ED registration to anyone up to 21 years old, Exploring First Responder Camp is one of Babcock-Hovey’s Expedition Camps which are designed to refine your skills, challenge your limits, and for Explorers – help you develop a deeper understanding of the Emergency Services. Stay tuned on Facebook too!


Law Enforcement Camp is designed by Police Officers specifically for Police Explorers. Practice all the skills you learn in your regular meetings, and add a bunch more. Spend some time on our range with our instructors and practice your sharpshooting skills with rifle, shotgun and pistols; work on your investigating skills; evidence collecting and much more! The last day of camp will include a simulated event that all Explorers will respond to and put your skills to work.


Firefighting Camp is designed to let you work on both skills you normally do and those you don’t normally do at post meetings. Fight live fire at the Fire Training Center, set up portable retaining ponds, rope rescue techniques, hydrant work and much more! Fire Explorers will put all of their newly acquired skills to use in our all Explorer simulated event on the last day of camp.


EMS/ Medical Camp is for all EMS/ Medical and Fire Explorers that want to learn more about their chosen field. Trainings will include scenarios, seminars, demos, certifications and lots of hands-on activities. Check out the mobile hospital room, practice on the sim mannequins, and much more. Medical Explorers will also participate in our camp wide simulation event on Friday, putting all their training to the test.

COST: $450 per Explorer

  • $50 – DISCOUNT for full Payment by April 12
  • Registration Fee for Adults is $200.00
  • FREE Adult Registration With Every 8 Youth Registered From Your Post

Note: This program is not eligible for the Free Week Drawing.

REGISTER NOW with a site deposit of $100 per Post

Note: Units in Seneca Waterways Council have been sent login information for registration website. All others can easily create a log in as an Exploring Post or Individual and complete registration online.

Questions: email or call 585-241-8542

Register by clicking here || Registration Opens January 1st

Annual First Responders Reception

The Exploring Division of the Seneca Waterways Council is pleased to announce the Third Annual Distinguished First Responders Reception. This is an opportunity for our community to recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals in the world of emergency service.  This years event is being planned now, for more information or to RSVP, please contact Stuart Schnettler- 585-241-8560

Nomination form

FLCC Middle School STEaM Camps 

Victor: July 9-13, 2018

Cost: $300 per Explorer

  • $25 – DISCOUNT for full payment by April 11

Join the Exploring experience with this unique 5-day, day camp. FLCC opens their campuses to Middle School students to work on hands-on STEaM activities with their professors. What is STEaM? It’s Science, Technology, Engineering, arts and Math. Students will spend 9-3 digging into activities and learning all that STEaM has to offer, while enjoying some time on FLCC’s campus.

FLCC Victor’s Campus Camp:

  • Learn about building design & architecture using software
  • Have fun solving math puzzles
  • Learn about optics and light
  • Build a mini-catapult
  • Learn how to extract DNA
  • Learn about LabVIEW the software that was used to program Mars rovers
  • Experiment with Computer-Aided-Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Work on a project involving ecology
  • Learn about careers in biotechnology
  • Have fun preparing your lunch and learn about nutrition at the same time

For more information click here or contact Case Hamilton  (585) 241-8542.

To register for the STEaM Camp Click Here  || Registration Opens February 1st for 2018