Eagle Lodge

The Eagle Lodge is a classic camp building at the foot of the Main Road in East Camp, adjacent to Pine Point and beautiful Browning Pond. Once known as the Commissary, then as a bunkhouse, and more recently as a year-round Trading Post, the Eagle Lodge is once again a fall-winter-spring bunkhouse.

A large main room has nine double bunks for a total youth capacity of 18.  A separate adult bunk room has four single bunks.  Various tables and chairs are also provided.

The Eagle Lodge has electricity, wi-fi, and a wood stove for heating. Though the wood stove does a decent job, in very cold weather please ensure that all participants bring winter sleeping bags and have plenty of warm dry clothes. The building is handicapped accessible; if you require the ramp in times of heavy snow, please be sure to let us know.

The Eagle Lodge does not have bathrooms but the year-round Boonesville Restroom is a short walk away. Likewise, this building does not have a kitchen and cooking is not allowed indoors. Picnic tables are available nearby on Pine Point and units are encouraged to bring whatever shelters and cooking equipment they normally do for camping trips. If you would like half-barrels please let us know. Water is available at the Magee Lodge as is true for all of East Camp in the cold weather months.  In times of heavy snow, parking near the Eagle Lodge may be limited.

 

Magee Village

The Magee Village is a group of four small cabins perfect for your unit campout. Named after George Magee, three of the buildings were constructed to support a growing camp with funding from the George Magee Memorial Trust. One building was constructed with funds from Camp Alumni and is ADA accessible. The group of cabins has a fire pit and picnic tables for gathering together and cooking meals. Each cabin has three bunk beds with mattresses. A nearby composting restroom facility is just a few steps away. Water is available nearby and the camp shower house is just a short walk away. The cabins are NOT heated and can not support space heaters.

Chippewa Campsite

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.

Thunderbird Campsite

One of the largest capacity campsites, Thunderbird is situated toward the northern end of East Camp on Snake River Road. Various trails through the woods offer surprisingly easy access to the Shower House and lower part of camp. This campsite has four patrol sites holding eight Scouts each and one patrol site holding six Scouts. An additional two-person tent is available for junior leaders. The two leader tents are oversized 12 foot by 16 foot tents, leaving plenty of space for leaders and their equipment. Thunderbird’s flush latrine is handicapped accessible. This is a designated troop cooking campsite, and the hard-roofed shelter has a cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems (summer only). This campsite is not available for fall-winter-spring camping when the water is shut down.

Tall Maples Campsite

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.

Sleepy Hollow Campsite

Sleepy Hollow is located toward the foot of the hill on Ridge Road and is closest to the Waterfront, Handicrafts, Sports, Trading Post, Shower House, and East Lodge. Though only a short walk to many sections of camp, please note that topography within the campsite makes handicapped access a challenge. Sleepy Hollow welcomes medium-to-larger-sized units, with four patrol sites holding eight Scouts each. Two additional two-person tents are available for junior leaders, and two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. This campsite has a flush latrine. Sleepy Hollow is not a designated unit cooking site and the centrally located hard-roofed shelter does not have a cooking extension. Both the latrine and hard-roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems (summer only). This campsite is hike-in only in the winter, with parking in Jamboree Field.

Please note: Since this site is a flush toilet latrine, it is not operational once the water to the site is turned off in mid October. The closest latrine to this site is the Boonesville restroom.

Pine Acres Campsite

Situated in one of the flattest sections of East Camp and nestled in a mature mixed pine and hardwood forest, Pine Acres is closest to Ecology Conservation, Magee Lodge (first aid station), Scoutcraft, Brownsea Island Adventure (first year camper program) and East Lodge. Welcoming larger-sized units, this campsite has four well laid out patrol sites holding eight Scouts each and one patrol site holding 10 Scouts. The farthest patrol site (eight Scouts) toward High Mesa is considered a “swing site” that can be used by either Pine Acres or High Mesa as needed. The two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. Pine Acres is a designated unit cooking campsite, and the hard-roofed shelter has a cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. The hard-roofed shelter has a solar powered LED lighting system (summer only), so you can cut back on or eliminate propane lanterns. This campsite is not available for fall-winter-spring camping when the water system is shut down.

Madore Campsite

Caution! If you’re camping in Madore, you might think you are the only unit in camp! Toward the north end of East Camp, set back from Snake River Road, this campsite offers great privacy. An access road and two well-built foot trails (one of which offers a fascinating eco-hike through a bog) connect the site to Snake River Road. Madore is appropriate for medium sized units, with four extremely well defined patrol sites holding eight Scouts each. Two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. Madore is a designated unit cooking campsite, and the hard-roofed shelter has the cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. The campsite includes a pit tank latrine. Both the latrine and hard-roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems (summer only). This campsite is available for fall-winter-spring camping, though the access road is not plowed in winter. Parking is along Snake River Road opposite Thunderbird.

High Mesa Campsite

High Mesa is situated along Snake River Road on one of the flattest sections of East Camp. It is closest to Ecology-Conservation, Magee Lodge (first aid station), Brown Sea Island (first year camper program), and Scoutcraft. Welcoming larger-sized units, High Mesa has tents for 42 Scouts, arranged in a large semi-circle. Two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. Extra-large units may also be able to use an eight-Scout patrol site situated part way between High Mesa and Pine Acres. High Mesa is a designated unit cooking campsite, and the hard-roofed shelter has the cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. The site also includes a pit tank latrine. Both the latrine and hard-roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems (summer only). This campsite is available for fall-winter-spring camping. Though Snake River Road is plowed in winter, the access road to the campsite is not.

Hickory Campsite

Hickory is a centrally located campsite about halfway up the hill on Ridge Road. Connected by a number of trails as well as Ridge Road, it is no more than an 8 or 9 minute walk to most program areas. One nearby trail features a remarkable 60-foot trestle bridge built by one of our troops a number of years ago. Hickory is appropriate for medium-sized troops. It has four well defined patrol sites of eight Scouts each on two-person platforms. The two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. The flush latrine is handicapped accessible. Though not a designated unit cooking site, the hard-roofed shelter has the cooking extension for extra unit equipment storage space. Both the latrine and hard-roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems (summer only). This campsite is not available for fall-winter-spring camping when the water system is shut down.