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.
The camp dining hall is located in the center of camp and is perfect for a large gathering. This building features ample seating for even the largest events. The fully stocked kitchen, complete with ovens, sinks, and refrigeration, can be used for your group’s family outing or fundraising bake sale. Hot and cold water is available between May and October, and cold water can be located at the Ranger’s house year round. (Use of the kitchen may be limited based on the operation of the water system.) A total of 120 people can gather in the building. The building is handicapped accessible and has heat available as well as a fire place.
Season Rates: March-October $200
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.
The Bedard Cabin is a large bunkhouse style cabin with bunkbeds and a wood stove. A composting restroom facility is a few minutes away. Water is available nearby seasonally, while year-round water can be located 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.