Camp Cortlandt Dietler
A "Hardcore" Style of Camping
Rugged, lean, and mean; Camp Dietler is Peaceful Valley's “patrol cooking camp.” Here, troops will participate in a back-to-basics style of camping that gives Camp Dietler its bold and exciting character. Scouts will pitch their own tents, cook food as a patrol and learn how to work as a team to make their week successful. Camp Dietler will take your Scouts in, show them the true meaning of "hardcore" camping, and spit them out ready to take on any challenge nature can throw their way.
Not sure your troop has enough experience for something like this? Don’t worry; our staff is here to help! All activities are done under the watchful eye of our trained staff, who will be on hand all week to assist you and your Scouts. We also provide the tents and platforms along with patrol boxes and cooking gear, so minimal equipment is needed on your part to have a great time at camp.
Start the online registration process now by selecting the date your troop would like to attend Cortlandt Dietler. If your Scout wants to participate in Panning Pete's Super Troop, fill out the registration form, mail it to the Council Office or contact Mary Ann Romero, Camping Registrar.
Scouts will start their day preparing breakfast in the campsite and conducting a flag ceremony. From there, its off to merit badge sessions, and with over 20 different ones to pick from, the morning will be packed full of fun! Around midday Scouts take a quick break to prepare lunch, and then it is right back out for more merit badges!
As the afternoon starts winding down, Scouts will spend time as patrols working on pioneering projects or running an orienteering course. Evening is greeted with a wonderful dinner prepared by the Scouts, along with participate in various evening activities, ranging from side-splitting campfires to a camp-wide outpost, during which everyone sleeps out under the stars for a night at one of our themed sites.
See more details on Merit Badge and Program Offerings.
3,316 acres of Colorado forest turns into your personal playground as you climb, shoot, swim, and bike your way through a week of excitement and Adventure. Experience programs and features not available to most campers in one of the most extreme weeks of your life!
Mission Adventure is Camp Dietler's challenging, week-long program for Scouts age 14 and up. Each week will follow the same basic schedule, but some activities can be customized to meet the interests of each group. Participants will also spend one day off ranch, allowing them to explore even more of Colorado. Scouts will eat most breakfasts and dinners with their troop, with outpost and off ranch day being the exception. Lunch will vary depending on the day's schedule. There is an additional fee of $30 to cover transportation and material costs.
For Those Still Young At Heart
Scouts should not be the only ones having fun at camp! Camp Dietler offers a wide variety of activities for adult leaders to participate in. Surf the web on our wireless high speed Internet, relax with a cup of coffee in the leader lounge, and participate in various training programs like Aquatics Supervision and Climb on Safely. You can also work on earning your Scoutmaster Challenge patch by completing a list of fun requirements designed to keep adults active throughout the week. This program is open to all adult leaders.
Camp life is based around the Dietler Commissary. From here, troops pickup meals, gather for merit badges and sign up for outposts. Campsites come equipped with canvas tents and wooden platforms, and under staff supervision, Scouts arrange these into patrol campsites at the start of each week. Each campsite has its own latrine equipped with pit toilets, showers, and hand washing stations. Each patrol in your troop will be issued a patrol box at the start of the week, equipped with everything they will need to cook their meals.
Camp Dietler and Camp Dobbins share a heated pool, man-made lake, brand new shooting facilities, and a horse corral to provide your Scouts with even more opportunities during their week at camp.