The first campsite on the right-hand side of Snake River Road, Arrow is the summertime home of Treasure Valley’s CIT (Counselor in Training) program and is also available for fall-winter-spring camping. The campsite has two patrol sites with three two-man platforms each, one two-man staff platform (for a platform capacity of 14 people), a completely enclosed hard-roofed shelter, and a year-round vault latrine. The access road is currently very rough and is not plowed in winter. Care must be taken driving in and out and there is very limited parking in the campsite. Guests are strongly encouraged to park at the nearby Magee Lodge, where water is available year-round through an exterior spigot. The heated Central Restroom is across the street from the Magee Lodge.
Arrow is also the site of our two newest Adirondack Shelters, currently referred to as Adirondack A and Adirondack B. The first structure was funded by a legacy gift from Pachachaug Lodge 525, Order of the Arrow; the second by the Chuck and Monica McQuaid Family Foundation. Both Adirondacks were built by our volunteer Friends of Treasure Valley with the support of our Ranger, Matt McLaughlin. These Adirondacks each feature four built-in wooden double bunks for a capacity of eight people each (for a combined Adirondack capacity of 16 people). Guests may wish to bring a foam pad or air mattress. A privacy panel and bench allow for changing. There are no fireplaces in front of these structures, and units should carefully consider whether they are appropriate for very cold-weather camping. The campsite has a fire ring with benches along with picnic tables. Half-barrels and stands can be provided for cooking on request.
Tenting Area 2 (near the Magee Cabin on the Map) – there are no tent platforms but room for approximately 20 tents. A fire pit is available for those late night campfires. The camp composting restroom facility is a short walk, as is year-round water at the Ranger’s House.
Tenting Area 1 (near Tom’s cabin on Map) – consists of 24 large wooden tent platforms and is perfect for a medium to large unit. A fire pit is available for those late night campfires. The camp composting restroom facility is a short walk, as is year-round water at the Ranger’s House.
The Chippewa campsite is located on the western side of camp between the Apache and Sioux campsites. One of the smaller campsites in camp, the site is perfect for one patrol. The campsite has a fire pit for those endless evening campfires. Outfitted with tent platforms, the campsite also has a picnic table to gather around. Water is available at the nearby Apache and Sioux latrines while the centrally located shower house is only a few minutes away (Seasonal Water Availability). The campsite is also fortunate to have a compositing bathroom facility that is shared with other nearby campsites. Parking for units is in the nearby western parking lot.
Located more than halfway up the hill, to the south of Ridge Road, Tall Maples offers a great deal of privacy. It is closest to Shooting Sports, through various trails as well as Ridge Road offer access to other parts of camp. Tall Maples is appropriate for small-to-medium-sized units, with two patrol sites holding eight Scouts each. One leader tent holds a maximum of three adults. Extra adults can always be housed in unused camper tents. The site includes a handicapped-accessible pit tank latrine. Tall Maples is not a designated unit cooking site and the hard-roofed shelter does not have a cooking extension. This campsite is available for fall and spring camping; it is NOT available for winter camping when there is snow on the ground.