A new adventure park that recently opened in Calverton is a family’s dream realized.
Spanning nearly 50 acres, the recently opened adventure park Scott’s Pointe (5835 Middle Country Road) offers activities like laser tag, rock climbing, and an immersive Formula One simulator.
This sports and adventure complex was the 25-year vision of the Scott family of Port Jefferson Station. The idea first began in 1999 when patriarch Eric Scott purchased the old Grumman military property to establish a modest waterski facility. Over the ensuing decades, Eric’s sons, Cody and Jake Scott, began to take charge and infused their own creative ideas into the project, transforming the property into a massive sports and adventure complex.
“It started as a hole in the ground to waterski, and it snowballed from there,” Cody explained. “One thing led to another, and this is where it ended up. ”
Scott’s Pointe officially opened its doors in October and is home to multiple major achievements, one of which is the gigantic 100,000-gallon wave pool which welcomes both seasoned surfers and beginners to catch a wave and learn the art of surfing, regardless of the temperature outside.
“This is the second-largest sheet wave in the world — the only one that’s bigger is in France,” said Cody. “It’s the main attraction here.”
The aqua-colored sheet wave pool is located inside the 80,000-square-foot indoor facility and sits adjacent to four rock climbing walls, three racing simulators, axe throwing cages, mini golf, arcade games and more. A concession stand and bar are also located in the complex.
Behind the sprawling main activities complex is another area that features VR games, a ninja warrior course, a warp wall to attempt to run up (think American Ninja Warrior) and a soft play area for children under the age of 3.
Scott’s Pointe’s state-of-the-art, high-tech laser tag arena is a unique highlight. The neon-colored room is themed to look like an apocalyptic East End and features twisted takes on regional icons such as a recreation of the Sag Harbor Windmill and Montauk lighthouse and a portrait of the Big Duck, made to look like it’s on fire.
“Laser tag might just be the most fun thing we have here,” said Cody. “Every day come closing time we host an employee game and you come out sweating. It’s intense but the most fun.”
The brothers are constantly evolving what the indoor facility offers and plan to add more games and activities as the weather warms up. Currently, guests can glimpse the 20-acre lake outside and see another record holder: one of North America’s largest aqua parks. Come summertime, the aqua park, bumper boats and a man-made beach will open for guests to enjoy. Further back on the property is an in-development go-kart track that the brothers hope to have open within the next two months.
Scott’s Pointe is also home to the Lake View Grill, an eclectic full-service restaurant and sports bar serving up burgers, salads, pasta and steaks. The restaurant is open every weekday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on weekends from noon until 9 p.m. Once the weather warms, Cody and Jake plan to open the building’s 15,000-square-foot balconies to offer outdoor seating with sweeping views of the lake and beachfront.
Scott’s Pointe is currently open Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with different hours for holidays and warmer months.
“Everybody leaves here smiling and it’s so great to see how much fun the parents have,” said Cody. “They come in thinking they’re going to like a children-centered run-of-the-mill play place and they all end up having more fun than the kids do.”
General admission is $37.50 for adults and $27.50 for children 46 inches and under. A spectator band can be purchased for $10 and children under 3 years of age are free. Sheet wave tickets are sold separately for an additional $30 for 30 minutes. All tickets purchased online more than 24 hours in advance will receive 20% off.