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Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
Inspiring the leaders of tomorrow since 1925

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2017 Summer Programs

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Get ready for Passport to Adventure! This ‘around the world’ theme for Summer Camp 2017 is going to be a blast! Check here for program information both for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

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Staff & CIT Opportunities

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Working at camp isn’t just a job, it’s a life-style. It’s an experience. It’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself, and help inspire the future generation of leaders.

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Using Tentaroo

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Tentaroo is Mohegan Council’s new registration system! Check here for frequently asked questions and helpful instructions on how to register for camp.

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Treasure Valley Experience

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TVEX is the year-round program at TVSR, bringing new, exciting adventures to the camp you know and love! Check here for up-coming events!

Upcoming Events


 

Founded in 1925, Treasure Valley Scout Reservation (TVSR) is a beautiful 1,600 acre woodland camp that offers over 70 miles of hiking/biking trails, a variety of eco-systems and wildlife habitats, and a nocturnal view of the solar system that will inspire the imagination. The entrance to the reservation is at 394 Pleasantdale Road in Rutland MA. The reservation itself spans the towns of Rutland, Paxton, and Oakham, and Spencer, fully encompassing Browning Pond as well as two other bodies of water, Heron Marsh, and Seven Mile River.

“Treasure Valley East”, on the eastern side of Browning Pond, is home to our Boy Scout Resident Camp. There are many campsites complete with solar powered lighting systems courtesy of Worcester Polytechnical Institute, several shooting sports ranges, the Carr Waterfront, and many other program areas.

“Treasure Valley West”, on the western side of the pond, caters primarily to Cub Scouts. Cub Scout Adventure Camp is setup on this side with a complete waterfront area, shooting sports ranges, and the new Adventure Area which includes our very popular Ga-Ga Pit! The West Side is our larger side complete with miles of trails including the Mid-State trail and Sampson’s Pebble, a popular landmark along the Mid-State, located at the junction of several trails.

TVSR offers exciting summer camp programs developmentally appropriate to youth ages 7 – 17 years. For more information on summer camp programs please visit the page linked to above.

In addition, TVSR is open year round for Council and District events as well as rentals Scouting Units and other non-profits. We offer several buildings as rental opportunities for units looking for an outdoor location with ample space and resources. Based on availability we also offer many of our summer campsites for rent as well. In addition to summer camp and Scouting activities throughout the year, TVSR provides the venue for a variety of events and activities for non-Scouting groups and is available for rental.

Treasure Valley Scout Reservation is accredited by the National Camp Accreditation Program of the Boy Scouts of America. TVSR is licensed with health and safety permits from the towns of Spencer, Oakham, and Rutland and from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Download the Treasure Valley Map PDF, or click the image here to view it online.

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Facilities & Rental Information

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To make a reservation, please contact Dave Hardies at Council Service Center at 508-752-3769 for availability. All reservation forms or payments should be delivered to or sent to the Service Center at 19 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA.

For images of buildings and facilities, check out the Virtual Tour!

View descriptions of camp facilities and campsites below.

The Probus Building is a small cozy building that can sleep 10 people. It is one room, has electricity and also contains an indoor wood burning stove, and an outdoor fire pit. It is not much bigger than Thoreau’s Cabin on Walden Pond but it offers a similar location for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. It is located very close to the Magee Visitor Center. There are nearby pit latrines and running water is available near the Magee Visitor Center.
The East Lodge is a building that contains a large hall capable of holding 200 people. In years past it served as our dining hall currently it is one of our largest gathering spaces. It’s walls are adorned with flags from units from the past, present, and future. Depending on the time of year, it also has a kitchen, running water, and bathrooms available.
The Eagle Lodge is a rustic building that can sleep 26 people. It has two rooms, electricity and also contains an indoor wood burning stove. There are nearby pit latrines and running water is available near the Magee Visitor Center. For those of you visit us in the summer you may recognize this building as our Trading Post. It is located only a few steps away from Pine Point and Browning Pond.
The Benedict Lodge is a fully heated building with running water and full kitchen. It has two private bedrooms with connected living room and bathroom. It has an additional private bedroom with it's own private bathroom. Another large room serves as a bunk room that can sleep up to 16 with additional multi-person bathroom and single shower room. The building also has a dining room and small office.
The West Lodge is a fully heated building with running water and a full kitchen. Upstairs contains a large hall, two bathrooms, and a small office with two bunks. The downstairs has bunks and can sleep up to 22 people. It is located right up the road from the Venture Lodge and offers views of Browning Pond from its perch. It is also located nearby to the trail head and only a short walk from the pond.
The Venture Lodge is a fully heated building with running water and a small kitchen. It has bunks and can sleep up to 28 people. It has several rooms in it for sleeping. These rooms hold between 4 and 8 people each. In addition it contains two bathrooms equipped with showers, and two conference rooms. The Venture Lodge is located on the West Side of camp in one of our more “removed” locations. It is conveniently located at the trail head for many of our West Side trails.
Adirondack Shelters are three-sided buildings with a roof. We currently have six Adirondack shelters available for rental. They sleep 6-8 people, and have a fireplace right outside the building. They are located just over the bridge on the West Side of camp, nestled into the hillside. They offer a great opportunity for adventurous winter/fall campers. Our shelters provide actual warmth in all weather if an appropriate fire is kept going, unlike many who have their fire pits too far away and without any steel reflectors. (Porto-Potty included in weekend rentals)
Located on the West Side of camp on the ridge of Thorn Apple Summit. This campsite offers a more remote campsite with no latrine or water, bring your hiking boots! It is a short walk from the west side parking lot but well worth the walk for a peaceful wooded setting. (Porto-Potty included in weekend rentals)
The North Field is a clearing on the West Side of camp situated on the West side of the Snake River. It is a large space for tent camping. Similar to Katahdin it does not have a latrine or running water. (Porto-Potty included in weekend rentals)
Nestled in a majestic pine forest (likely planted by Scouts as part of the reforestation efforts of the 1920s and 30s), Baden-Powell is located toward the top of the hill in close proximity to Shooting Sports, COPE, the Magee Building (Program Planning Center), Ecology-Conservation, and Brown Sea Island (first year camper program). An attractive site for small-to-medium-sized troops, it has three very well defined patrol sites, with capacities of eight, eight, and six Scouts. There is one leader tent for a maximum of three adults. Extra adults can always be housed in un-used camper tents. All Baden-Powell tent platforms were stabilized, leveled, and lowered as close as possible to the ground as part of a major project in 2013. One of the camper platforms is fully handicapped accessible. The latrine is of the older pit variety; note that is also serves as the mandated latrine for the nearby Shooting Sports area. Though not a designated troop cooking site, the hard-roofed shelter has the cooking extension for extra troop equipment storage space.
Chippewa is one of the most centrally-located campsites in Treasure Valley, with no more than a 7- to 8-minute walk to most program areas. Appropriate for medium-sized troops, Chippewa has four well-defined patrol sites holding eight Scouts each. An additional two-man tent is available for junior leaders. The single leader tent is one of the few oversized 12 foot by 16 foot tents in camp, leaving plenty of space for troop leaders and their equipment. The pit latrine will be completely rebuilt for the 2016 camp season, will be handicapped accessible, and will continue to have a solar-powered LED lighting system. The hard roofed shelter also features a solar-powered LED lighting system, so you can cut back on or eliminate entirely propane lanterns. Chippewa is not a designated troop cooking site, but the hard roofed shelter has the cooking extension for extra troop equipment storage space.
Evergreen offers almost too many advantages to list! It is centrally located in one of the flattest sections of camp, with no more than a 7-to-8-minute walk to most program areas. Its sole disadvantage (being right next to the East Lodge parking lot) is more than compensated for by the 1-minute walk to the dining tent! Evergreen welcomes medium-to-large-sized troops, with four well-defined patrol sites holding eight Scouts each. One of the camper platforms is handicapped accessible. Two additional two-man tents are available for junior leaders, and two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. The flush latrine is handicapped accessible. Evergreen is a designated troop cooking campsite, and the hard roofed shelter has a cooking extension complete with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems.
If you want both privacy and scenery, Hemlocks is the campsite for you! Situated at the southern-most section of camp, on a shelf overlooking beautiful Browning Pond, it is closest to the Waterfront, Handicrafts, Sports, and Trading Post. Hemlocks is being expanded for large troops for the 2016 season. It will feature three patrols sites holding eight Scouts each and two patrol sites holding 10 Scouts each, for a total of 44 boys. There are two leader tents holding three adults each. The latrine is of the pit/tank variety with an updated hand washing sink. Hemlocks is a designated troop cooking campsite; adjoining the hard roofed shelter is a cook shack complete with a food storage cabinet, propane stove, and hot water heater. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter now have solar powered LED lighting systems.
Hickory is a centrally located campsite about halfway up the hill on Ridge Road. Connected by a number of trails as well as Ridge Road, it is no more than an 8 or 9 minute walk to most program areas. One nearby trail features a remarkable 60-foot trestle bridge built by one of our troops a number of years ago. Hickory is appropriate for medium-sized troops. It has three well defined patrol sites of eight Scouts each and one patrol site holding 10 Scouts. The two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. The flush latrine is handicapped accessible. Though not a designated troop cooking site, the hard roofed shelter has the cooking extension for extra troop equipment storage space. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter now have solar powered LED lighting systems.
High Mesa is situated along Snake River Road on one of the flattest sections of East Camp. It is closest to Ecology-Conservation, the Magee Visitors’ Center (camp office), Brown Sea Island (first year camper program), and Scoutcraft. Welcoming larger-sized troops, High Mesa has tents for 42 Scouts, arranged in a large semi-circle. Two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. Extra-large troops may also be able to use an eight-Scout patrol site situated part way between High Mesa and Pine Acres. The pit latrine was completely rebuilt in 2015. High Mesa is a designated troop cooking campsite, and the hard roofed shelter (which got a new steel roof in 2014) has the cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems.
Caution! If camping in Madore, you might think you are the only troop in camp! Toward the north end of East Camp, set back from Snake River Road, this campsite offers great privacy. An access road and two well-built foot trails (one of which offers a fascinating eco-hike through a bog) connect the site to Snake River Road. Madore is appropriate for medium sized troops, with four extremely well defined patrol sites holding eight Scouts each. Two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. The pit latrine was completely rebuilt in 2015 and is handicapped accessible. Madore is a designated troop cooking campsite, and the hard roofed shelter (which got a new steel roof in 2014) has the cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter have solar powered LED lighting systems.
Situated in one of the flattest sections of East Camp, and nestled in a mature mixed pine and hardwood forest, Pine Acres is closest to Ecology Conservation, Magee Visitor’s Center (camp office), Scoutcraft, and East Lodge. Welcoming larger-sized troops, this campsite has four well laid out patrol sites holding eight Scouts each and one patrol site holding 10 Scouts. The two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. The flush latrine has a solar powered LED lighting system and updated hand washing sinks. Pine Acres is a designated troop cooking campsite, and the hard roofed shelter has a cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. The hard roofed shelter also has a solar powered LED lighting system, so you can cut back on or eliminate propane lanterns.
Sleepy Hollow is located toward the foot of the hill on Ridge Road and is closest to the Waterfront, Handicrafts, Sports, Trading Post, Shower House, and East Lodge. Though only a short walk to many sections of camp, please note that topography within the campsite makes handicapped access a challenge. Sleepy Hollow welcomes medium-to-larger-sized troops, with four patrol sites holding eight Scouts each. Two additional two-man tents are available for junior leaders, and two leader tents hold a maximum of three adults each. This campsite has a flush latrine. Sleepy Hollow is not a designated troop cooking site and the centrally located hard roofed shelter does not have a cooking extension. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter now have solar powered LED lighting systems.
Located more than half-way up the hill, to the south of Ridge Road, Tall Maples offers a great deal of privacy. It is closest to Shooting Sports, though various trails as well as Ridge Road offer access to other parts of camp. Tall Maples is appropriate for small-to-medium-sized troops. It has three well defined patrol sites holding eight Scouts each and one leader tent for a maximum of three adults. Extra adults can always be housed in un-used camper tents. This campsite has a flush latrine. Tall Maples is not a designated troop cooking site and the hard roofed shelter does not have a cooking extension. Several improvement projects were completed in late summer 2015, including road repair, relocation of the fire ring, and brushing out of tent platforms.
One of the largest capacity campsites, Thunderbird is situated toward the northern end of East Camp on Snake River Road. Various trails through the woods offer surprisingly easy access to the Shower House and lower part of camp. This campsite has four patrol sites holding eight Scouts each and one patrol site holding six Scouts. An additional two-man tent is available for junior leaders. The two leader tents are oversized 12 foot by 16 foot tents, leaving plenty of space for leaders and their equipment. Thunderbird’s flush latrine is handicapped accessible. This is a designated troop cooking campsite, and the hard roofed shelter has a cooking extension with a food storage cabinet and a propane stove, griddle, and hot water heater. Both the latrine and hard roofed shelter now have solar powered LED lighting systems.

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