Camp Patiya is a 30-acre camping and day use facility owned by the Longs Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The camp is in a beautiful mountain forest at 7400 ft elevation. Camp Patiya is only about seven miles west of Boulder, Colorado.
Camp Patiya offers campsites, picnic areas, sheltered cooking sites, two cabins for sleeping indoors, training and meeting areas with both indoor and outdoor settings, plenty of room for games and activity, and even flush toilets.
Camp Patiya is an ideal weekend outing choice for Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews.
Fire Ban at Camp Patiya effective 3/18/17
The Boulder County Sherrif has enacted a fire ban in western Boulder county. This area includes Camp Patiya
There is an exception to allow use in Fire pits on private land and for portable stoves. All other fires are prohibited
- The fire ban ALLOWS:
- Building, maintain, attending or using a fire in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates, within developed recreation sites, and on private lands;
- The use of portable stoves; lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel; or a fully enclosed (sheepherder-type) stove with a 1/4″ spark arrester-type screen.
Camp Patiya was originally a camp for the Camp Fire Girls. The Camp Fire Council purchased the original twenty acres for the camp in 1960 and began holding group and family camps shortly thereafter. All the buildings on site were constructed between 1963 and 1981. In 1977, an additional ten acres of land was donated, bringing the camp to its present size.
Camp Fire continued to hold group camping year round and Day Camps in the summers. In the 1980′s, membership in Camp Fire declined. In 1987, it was determined that the goals for operating the camp could best be met by transferring the ownership to Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America. This happened in April, 1987.
Since the property was acquired by the Boy Scouts, the land has continued to be used in the same general way that the earlier owners had envisioned. It is used mainly for short-term camping, servicing primarily the youth of Longs Peak Council. Other Scouting groups also use the facility, and several times a year it is used for training the adults who work with the Scouts.
The name Patiya means At Home in the Hills, and was given by the Camp Fire Council in December, 1967.
The old Camp Patiya Logo is taken directly from the emblem designed by Camp Fire, with the addition of Scouting’s traditional trefoil. The symbolism in the logo is represented by 4 natural elements:
- Mountains – meaning high ideals and striving
- Sun – standing for health and happiness
- Stream – symbolizing purpose and helpfulness
- Birds – meaning joy in the out-of-doors