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Hidden Valley Year-Round Camping Opportunities

Thunderbird Lodge

Situated on 830+ acres in Perry County, Hidden Valley Scout Reservation has been in operation since 1927 and offers a premier year-round cabin camping facilities for the use of Scout Troop and Packs, as well as church groups, corporate retreats and other organizations in south-central Pennsylvania.

Hidden Valley has eight winter lodges, each heated by a propane furnace and a wood stove. Each lodge has tables, cooking facilities and running water, and has bunks and mattresses for between 10 and 65 occupants, depending on the individual lodge. All lodges, with the exception of Olewine Village (shower facilities are located nearby), have indoor restroom facilities. Additionally, year-round hot shower facilities are available to all campers.

In addition to the residence lodges, the camp also has a heated year-round dining hall, with a capacity of 300 with full commercial kitchen.

A full-time Camp Ranger lives at the camp and, on weekends, are assisted by several trained members of the Council’s Campmaster Corps, whose primary responsibilities are to assist campers with programs, to ensure that the facilities are functioning as intended, and to handle any emergencies which might arise.

Additional Amenities

  • Fully stocked trading post
  • Chapel
  • Adirondack shelters
  • Tent sites
  • Orienteering Course
  • Hiking Trails
  • Service Projects
  • Saturday evening vespers
  • Sherman’s Creek
  • Trout fishing
  • Basketball and Volleyball courts
  • Sledding Hill
  • Sports Fields in both East and West camp

For more information or assistance in making a reservation, contact Camping Services by e-mail or by calling (717) 432-5232.

Reservation Forms & Information

2015-2016 Season

  • 2015-2016 Season Hidden Valley Year-Round Reservation Form – coming soon
  • Hidden Valley Year-Round Reservations Availability Chart – coming soon
  • 2015-2016 Shooting Sports Range Request Application – coming soon

Reservations for the 2015-2016 Season (Mid-August 2015 thru June 2016) will be available for booking starting on June 3rd, 2015 at Program Launch for In Council Units & on July 1st, 2015 for Out of Council Units.

2014-2015 Season

 

Weekend Rates for the 2014-2015 Season

Facility Name Capacity In-Council
Pricing
Out-of-Council
Pricing
Amenities
West Perry Lodge 10 $85 $130 IR,WS,S (Gas Heat avail. for $50)
AMP Lodge 24 $170 $190 IR,WS,S,R (Gas Heat avail. for $60)
Herbert Lodge 24 $170 $190 IR,WS,S,R (Gas Heat avail. for $60)
Ritter Lodge 24 $170 $190 IR,WS,S,R (Gas Heat avail. for $100)
Thunderbird Lodge 24 $170 $190 IR,WS,S,R (Gas Heat avail. for $60)
Whitaker Lodge 32 $170 $190 IR,WS,S,R (Gas Heat avail. for $100)
Labor Lodge 50 $190 $210 IR,WS,S,R (Gas Heat avail. for $110)
Rotary Lodge 64 $430 $450 IR,WS,S,R (Gas Heat avail. for $110)
Olewine Cabins (7 avail.) 8 $50 $100 IR,IS,SP (Heat avail. for $50)
Kiwanis 1 24 $60 $100 OR,SP
Kiwanis 2 24 $60 $100 OR,SP
Stockade Cabins 24 $60 $100 OR,SP
Campsite (10 avail.) 24-50 FREE $35 OR,SP

 

Day Rates for the 2014-2015 Season

Facility Name Capacity In-Council
Pricing
Out-of-Council
Pricing
Amenities
Wagner Training Center 40 $85 $125 IR,IS,S,R
East Camp Pavilion 100 $35 $45 Electric Lights, Seasonal Water
West Camp Pavilion 100 $35 $45 Electric Lights
Dining Hall Only 270 $110 $160 IR,F (AC/Gas Heat avail. for $125)
Dining Hall with Kitchen 270 $160 $200 IR,F (AC/Gas Heat avail. for $125)

 

*rates are subject to change

 

Amenity Codes

F – Fireplace SP – Small Pavilion
IR – Indoor Restroom & Water OR – Outdoor Restroom
IS – Indoor Showers OW – Outdoor Water
R – Refrigerator WS – Wood Stove Fireplace
S – Stove

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
If a written cancellation is received 90 – 60 days prior to your arrival date, all fees will be fully refundable.
If a written cancellation is received 59 – 31 days prior to your arrival date, 50% of the full fee will be refundable or transferable.
If a written cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless lodge is rented by another unit for the weekend.

During heavy snow, the camp roads are plowed and the camp remains open.

Only if the local highways are closed by the State Police and your unit cannot attend camp will your unit will be given a credit for another weekend session.

 

New Birth of Freedom Council Camp Rules

Winter Camp Safety Rules