Camp Patiya Program and Activities

Campsites

The camp has 5 established campsites. Each site offers natural shade, level ground, and plenty of room for your unit to spread out. Each site at least one picnic table, a fire ring and grill, and a sump (6″ PVC pipe) for disposal of grey water (dishwater).

The three larger sites (Hebner, Arapahoe, and Hess) will accommodate about 30 people each, and the smaller sites (Fisher and Lost Arrow) can hold around 20. The Hebner campsite includes a covered picnic area with 3 additional fire pits, making it an excellent location for several patrols to camp together, or for use as an instruction or training site. Arapahoe features a unique wooden Teepee shelter, making it quite popular with boys. The teepee shelters a picnic table, but boys have been known to set up camp in there too!

Nancy Nixon Lodge

Inside the Nixon LodgeThe lodge is a great choice for indoor meetings, training, or meals. At 780 sq ft, the one big room can seat about 30 people. Tables, chairs, and benches are provided. Use the large fireplace or small electric heater to warm you in the winter, and the ceiling fans to keep cool in the summer. The double doors on the west end open to a covered porch with several picnic tables and fantastic views.

A utility room has storage space, counters, and a refrigerator which makes an ideal indoor food storage and meal preparation area (cooking should be done outside). Adjacent to the Lodge is a large, sheltered cook area. This shelter has lights, picnic tables, three fireplaces (for charcoal only) and a gravel floor. So it is a sheltered, safe, and convenient place to cook and eat. The lodge can be used as a sleeping cabin for up to 12 people, but it is currently uninsulated and the concrete floor can get quite chilly in the winter.

The OA FrameThe “OA”-Frame

The “OA”-Frame is smaller (480 sq ft), and good for meetings of up to about 15 people. It is much better insulated than the lodge, and has carpet over a wooden floor, so is more appropriate as sleeping quarters (maximum 6 people). A small utility room with a small refrigerator can be used for food preparation or storage. The west entrance has a large deck. An electric heater is provided.

Adjacent to the building is a campsite or picnic area (not listed above). There is a fire pit and tables and a greywater sump, just like all the other sites. This site could accommodate about 10 people.

Additional Facilities

  • Campfire Ring – Wooden benches provide seating for a large campfire ring.
  • Instruction or Chapel Area – with tables and space for training or chapel.
  • Axe Yard –A spacious, fenced, woods tools area
  • Pioneering Area – Plenty of space and the camp even supplies poles. Bring your own rope.
  • Marked Nature Walk – Native plants and trees are marked with signs
  • No-Man’s Land – About half of the camp property is undeveloped, perfect for exploring (can you find the spring?)
  • Gates through the west and south fences give access to Walker Ranch.
  • Games and gear – In the Nixon Lodge are board games, fishing poles, snowshoes, and other donated items for you to borrow while at camp.
  • Latrines – Available year-round.
  • Drinking Water – Available year-round.
  • Emergency Phone – at the lodge

Nearby

Activities

Camp Patiya is an ideal weekend outing choice for Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews.

  • Cub Pack family campout
  • Webelos Den campout
  • Troop Court of Honor picnic and campfire
  • New Scout instructional campout
  • A base camp for numerous activities available in the area: backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing, etc!
  • Wilderness Survival outings (about half of the camp is undeveloped)
  • Winter camping / OKPIK
  • Orienteering or Geocaching events
  • Capture the Flag day!
  • Cooking demonstrations and instruction
  • Training events
  • Troop PLC annual planning or Troop Leader Training
  • Unit committee retreat
  • Blue & Gold Picnic and Webelos Crossover campfire