Hidden Valley Scout Camp
Hidden Valley offers a traditional Scout camping atmosphere with merit badge opportunities, First Year Camper Program, Troop activities, camp wide competitions, dining hall and much more. Hidden Valley is the place Scouts think of when they think summer camp! A quick glance through the Valley and you will see beautiful lakes, several mountain tops for great day hikes, hundreds of Scouts involved in dozens of activities, top notch facilities, an enthusiastic staff of over eighty scouts and scouters, and finally… great food in a majestic dining hall. Hidden Valley is the land made for Scouting!
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2014 Leaders' Guide is available online. Click here to view or print.
2014 Parent Guidebook is also available. Click here to view or print.
2014 Pre-Requisite Guidebook now available!
This is the resource to help you maximize your advancement opportunities at camp. It highlights requirements for merit badges and other awards that should be completed in advance, and lists materials campers may need to bring in order to complete requirements.
Aquatics: 3 waterfronts, sailing, swimming, water games, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, snorkeling
C.O.P.E.: our ropes course includes low element team hurdles, hi-ropes personal challenges, climbing and rappelling tower
Shooting Sports: 3 ranges: shotgun, target archery, .22 rifle, competitions
Handicraft / Communications: leatherwork, woodcarving, basketry, art, communication and improvisational skills. New for 2014: Pottery!
First Year Camper: introduction to basic outdoor skills, troop & patrol method, rank advancement, teamwork, games
Scout craft: advanced camp craft skills of pioneering, wilderness survival, orienteering, Dutch oven cooking, backcountry skills, and geocaching
Ecology: animals, forestry, plants, weather and our ecosystem
Valley Voyageur: five days in the backcountry, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and low impact camping
White Mountain Voyageur: five days backpacking in the White Mountain National Forest
Camp-wide: ultimate Frisbee, patrol games, water carnival, Frisbee golf, campfires
Our camp staff is some of the finest Scouts and Scouters around. More than 65% are Eagle Scouts. Over 85% are returning staff. All participate in intensive training prior to camp. The BSA National Camp School certifies all key staff.
A wide selection of T-shirts, souvenirs, candy, snacks, soda, camping equipment, souvenirs, and merit badge pamphlets are available.
The Valley is equipped with a health lodge staffed by a resident nurse, and an EMT. They provide competent care for injuries and illness. A nonresident physician is on call at all times and local hospitals are available for campers needing additional attention.
Campers sleep in wall tents placed on wooden platforms. Cots are provided. Latrine facilities are within the campsite. Showers are nearby.
The Valley features family style meals in its modern dining hall. Food service professionals serve quality meals and ample amounts.