Longs Peak Council
Boy Scouts of America
Camp Patiya is a 30-acre camping and day use facility owned by the Longs Peak
Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The camp is in a beautiful mountain forest
at 7400 ft elevation. Camp Patiya is only about seven miles west of Boulder,
Camp Patiya offers campsites, picnic areas, sheltered cooking sites, two
cabins for sleeping indoors, training and meeting areas with both indoor and
outdoor settings, plenty of room for games and activity, and even flush toilets.
Camp Patiya is an ideal weekend outing choice for Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops
and Venture Crews.
- Cub Pack family campout
- Webelos Den campout
- Troop Court of Honor picnic and campfire
- New Scout instructional campout
- A base camp for numerous activities available in the area: backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing, etc!
- Wilderness Survival outings (about half of the camp is undeveloped)
- Winter camping / OKPIK
- Orienteering or Geocaching events
- Capture the Flag day!
- Cooking demonstrations and instruction
- Training events
- Troop PLC annual planning or Troop Leader Training
- Unit committee retreat
- Blue & Gold Picnic and Webelos Crossover campfire
See also the Map of Camp Patiya or our Photos page.
The camp has 5 established campsites. Each site offers natural shade, level
ground, and plenty of room for your unit to spread out. Each site at least one
picnic table, a fire ring and grill, and a sump (6" PVC pipe) for disposal
of grey water (dishwater).
The three larger sites (Hebner, Arapahoe, and Hess) will accommodate about 30
people each, and the smaller sites (Fisher and Lost Arrow) can hold around 20.
The Hebner campsite includes a covered picnic area with 3 additional fire pits,
making it an excellent location for several patrols to camp together, or for use
as an instruction or training site. Arapahoe features a unique wooden Teepee
shelter, making it quite popular with boys. The teepee shelters a picnic table,
but boys have been known to set up camp in there too!
Nancy Nixon Lodge
The lodge is a great choice for indoor meetings, training, or meals. At 780
sq ft, the one big room can seat about 30 people. Tables, chairs, and benches
are provided. Use the large fireplace or small electric heater to warm you in
the winter, and the ceiling fans to keep cool in the summer. The double doors on
the west end open to a covered porch with several picnic tables and fantastic
A utility room has storage space, counters, and a refrigerator which makes an ideal
indoor food storage and meal preparation area (cooking should be done outside).
Adjacent to the Lodge is a large, sheltered cook area. This shelter has lights,
picnic tables, three fireplaces (for charcoal only) and a gravel floor.
So it is a sheltered, safe, and convenient place to cook and eat.
The lodge can be used as a sleeping cabin for up to 12 people, but it is currently
uninsulated and the concrete floor can get quite chilly in the winter.
The "OA"-Frame is smaller (480 sq ft), and good for meetings of up to about
15 people. It is much better insulated than the lodge, and has carpet over a
wooden floor, so is more appropriate as sleeping quarters (maximum 6 people). A
small utility room with a small refrigerator can be used for food preparation or
storage. The west entrance has a large deck. An electric heater is
Adjacent to the building is a campsite or picnic area (not listed above).
There is a fire pit and tables and a greywater sump, just like all the other sites.
This site could accommodate about 10 people.
The Bath House has flush toilets! sinks! mirrors! There are
two sides (Men's and Women's). It is only available during the warmer months (May through September).
- Campfire Ring - Wooden benches provide seating for a large campfire ring.
- Instruction or Chapel Area - with tables and space for training or chapel.
- Axe Yard - A spacious, fenced, woods tools area
- Pioneering Area - Plenty of space and the camp even supplies poles. Bring your own rope.
- Marked Nature Walk - Native plants and trees are marked with signs
- No-Man's Land - About half of the camp property is undeveloped, perfect for exploring (can you find the spring?)
- Gates through the west and south fences give access to Walker Ranch.
- Games and gear - In the Nixon Lodge are board games, fishing poles, snowshoes, and other donated items for you to borrow while at camp.
- Latrines - Available year-round.
- Drinking Water - Available year-round.
- Emergency Phone - at the lodge
Camp Patiya is at
7022 Flagstaff Road, about 7 miles up Flagstaff Road west of Boulder, CO.
From Boulder, drive west on Baseline Road, past Chautauqua Park, where the road
becomes Flagstaff Road. Go up and over Flagstaff Mountain about 7 miles and the
camp entrance will be on your right (west). As you go along Flagstaff Road, you will see mileage
markers. If you pass the 7 mile marker, you have gone slightly too far.
Chautauqua and Flagstaff are Boulder Mountain Parks, which are popular with
cyclists, runners, hikers, rock climbers and boulderers, picnicers, and
tourists. Please drive especially carefully along this curvy mountain road.
Reservations and Fees
To reserve your spot, read the Registration and Usage Policies
and fill out the Camp Patiya Reservation Form. When you get to camp, use the Procedures Checklist to help you get in and out of camp smoothly.
For information about the camp's history and its logo, see our Camp Patiya History page.
Last Updated Monday, 24-Sep-2012 20:44:29 MDT