Park next to maddox bldg
When you come into camp, you will pass the gate, the ranger's station, the lake, and a few buildings. The Maddox Office building is a large building with a porch across from the parking lot.
Staff will help you get parked. All vehicles and large trailers must stay in the parking lot, backed in.
As you are waiting for our ranger staff to get your items up the hill, send an adult leader into the Maddox building with the following:
- BSA Health Forms (youth and adults)
- Any remaining account balance
- Names and payment for anyone visiting Friday
- Schedule Order of the Arrow Call out if needed
- Any class changes
Since the roads to our campsites are too rocky and narrow for people to drive up to their campsites, our ranger staff will be on hand to transport all equipment up to your campsite. While we do allow some single-axle trailers in certain campsites, we can not guarantee there will be room for yours. Please plan on keeping everything in the parking lot.
camp tour and leaders meeting
Once you are settled in your campsite, our staff will be on hand to give you a tour of camp. That way, you will be prepared for the rest of the week.
At 4:30 PM we will be holding our Leaders Meeting. All leaders, including SPLs are welcome to join us. We will be going over the general schedule and will give tips for a successful week.
meals at the dining hall
We will be holding flag ceremonies each morning and night right in front of the dining hall. If you would like to have your troop participate, you can sign up during the leaders meeting on Monday. There will be a sign on the ground with your troop number on for you to line up behind.
We will be dismissing for meals by troop. Once dismissed, your troop will go through the doors on either end of the building to be served. We do our best to make sure that no one is always last in line. We will be asking for volunteers to do grace as well.
We ask that each troop provide 2 Scouts per table to serve as "hoppers" for each meal. They will set up the table 15 minutes before meals and will help clean up afterwards. We suggest that you rotate this position each meal.
Once you enter the dining hall, follow the arrows on the floor to get your food. After that, you can sit down at the table labeled with your troop number and get to eating. Seconds are generally called for each meal. We ask that Scouts refrain from running in the dining hall.
If you have any special food needs or allergies, please contact the camp director at least two weeks prior to arriving at camp. If parents wish to send specially prepared meals with Scouts for safety reasons, we do have a refrigerator with some limited space available. (We also have an additional fridge in the Maddox for Scoutmasters)
things to do on the way to camp
Need a place to stay on the way?
Dowling Aquatics Base, located in Carlsbad, NM, is a convenient place for your troop to stop on the way to camp. It is located 20 minutes away from Carlsbad Caverns and only 2 hours away from Wehinahpay. To reserve a spot, contact our Council office at 575-622-3461 at least 45 days before your estimated arrival.