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Tree House & Yurt

Please remember that progression in the outdoors is an important part of the Girl Scout Program. Use of the Treehouse for overnights will be limited to Cadette age girls and older. Please keep in mind that all camping/use of these two areas or camping in the Dogwood Forest area requires the ability to pack in all needed equipment. All vehicles must stop at the lower gravel lot.

Treehouse Safety Rules

  • Use at your own risk. Please use common sense!

  • Only on person on the ladder at a time.

  • No climbing over railing to enter or exit treehouse.

  • No climbing or sitting on the limbs of the trees.

  • No peeling bark off of the tree – it kills our tree!



Yurt Use Procedures

A yurt is a BIG tent so use the same care.

  • Leave the Yurt BETTER than you found it.

  • Do NOT lean against the walls or hang things on the walls.

  • ONLY ADULTS are to raise and lower the dome with the hand crank. Close it before you leave.

  • Cover the floor if you are going to do crafts/activities that use: glue, glitter, paint, etc.

  • NEVER have a flame of any kind inside the yurt (candles, lanterns, buddy-burners, stoves, etc.).

  • NEVER use aerosol sprays inside the yurt.

  • Eat inside the yurt only if weather prohibits dining outside (remember! we don’t eat in our tents either).

  • NO sweet drinks. ONLY water.

  • Sweep the yurt and clean up anything that may have fallen on the floor. We do not want to attract animals or insects.

  • Leave NOTHING in the yurt when you leave.

  • Close and zip down the windows and wall.

  • Close doors tightly to insure they latch (lock it if it was locked).


Ar-ca-loo-ka Cabin

  • No electricity (one solar powered outlet available to keep a cell phone charged.)

  • Stocked kitchen (equipment for indoor use ONLY!)

  • Craft Supplies

  • Solar lights and fans (for overnights be sure to bring battery operated lanterns)

  • Great for meetings, badge work and sleepovers

  • During storms, cabin is a designated shelter and may be used by all persons at camp to the capacity of the cabin.


Outdoor Shelters:

  • Benches

  • On concrete pad

  • Great for meetings!

Southern Shade

  • Outdoor fireplace for cooking.

  • Benches

  • Concrete pad

  • Adjacent to Arkalooka Cabin


The Gathering Place

  • Fire ring

  • 3 Permanent picnic tables (1 with wheelchair accessibility)

  • Closer to lower parking lot (limited parking)

Pinwheel Grove

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