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.
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.
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.
The Magee Cabin (also known as the Waterfront Cabin) is located near the lake and dam. The building consists of one bunk room with space for 20 using a mix of bunk beds and folding cots. The building is insulated and has modern windows. A wood stove provides an ample heat source for the building while a nearby fire pit is great for campfires at night. A compositing restroom facility is located about 500′ away. Seasonal water is available less than 20′ away while year-round water can be found at the Ranger’s House.
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.
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.