Gateway Area Council and Camp Decorah take great pride in providing quality campsites to our guests. Each of our 13 campsites contain at least one 20×20 shelter, a clean well ventilated latrine, tool rack, and information kiosk. Running water is available seasonally at each latrine, or from distributed year-round hydrants. All the campsites are arranged in patrol pods of 3-4 tent platforms each, with leaders tent platforms nearby.
During summer camp, Decorah utilizes canvas Wide-Walled tents from National Supply, which are kept in excellent shape. These tents rest on permanent platforms and frames ensuring the most space inside the tent. Tents all contain 2 cots with mattresses and 2 sets of bug-netting.
The following list lays out campsite information at Camp Decorah.
|Arapaho||30||Tentless Campsite. Very Close to Dining Hall.|
|Apache (Upper)||12||On a ridge with a nice breeze. Connected with Lower Apache.|
|Apache (Lower)||12||Quiet site off the primary road. Connected with Upper Apache.|
|Blackfoot||24||Nice shaded campsite near dining hall and pool. No elevation.|
|Cherokee||20||In the red pines right off main camp road.|
|Chippewa||20||In the red pines right off main camp road.|
|Comanche (Upper)||12||High on the ridge with a nice breeze. Connected with Lower Comanche.|
|Comanche (Lower)||12||Most secluded campsite. Connected with Upper Comanche.|
|Iroquois||40||ADA campsite with concrete walkways and electricity.|
|Lenape||52||Large, shaded site in Red Pines. Can be subdivided.|
|Mohawk||40||Large open site in Red Pines. Can be subdivided.|
|Sioux||40||Large, shaded site in Red Pines. Can be subdivided. Very central.|
|Winnebago||20||Open campsite, fairly central. Very nice campsite.|
Council Facility Reservations
Camp Decorah facilities are available for non-Summer use by Scouting and other groups (These forms are NOT to be used for Summer Camp)
- Unit Guide – Requests for Camping/Activity Facilities.(27k)
- Unit Short Term Camping/Activity Request Form(7k)
- Camping/Activity Roster (5k)
- Campsite Availability
Other forms and Tour Plans are available at the Resources page.