The grounds of the Camp include thirty-three buildings which occupy about 30 cleared acres of the 165 acre campsite. Camp Buckskin has sixteen individual camper cabins, each sleeping 7-10 campers and two counselors. The cabins are grouped in clusters of four, each of which serves campers of similar ages and the same gender. Campers and staff share the use of community bathrooms with sinks, showers, and toilets.
Our cabins are paneled and insulated, with combination windows and screens for excellent ventilation. The campers sleep on bunks and have their own set of shelves for clothing and personal belongings. The camp provides all bedding, and both personal gear and linens are laundered once a week.
All activities have a building in which to operate in case of inclement weather, but as you might imagine we prefer to have everyone active and outdoors as much as possible. The Arts and Crafts Center has five big tables so campers have plenty of space to work on a variety of projects, including painting their own full sized canoe paddle. The library serves as the headquarters for the Reading activity. It contains an ample supply of both text and recreational materials for camper and staff use. Each reading class has its own room, to minimize distractions and maximize learning.
Camp Buckskin maintains a swimming beach and designated swim area on the lake. At about 275 acres, the lake is an excellent size for canoeing, as its large enough for everyone to have plenty of space, but the waves aren’t too big. The Archery and Riflery activities each have their own range that of course emphasizes safety, and can accommodate the needs of both beginners and more advanced skill levels.
In addition, the camp has a baseball field, volleyball courts, soccer fields, a basketball court, and tetherball poles for evening and weekend use. There are also several miles of nature and hiking trails. Camp also maintains an area across the river, but not far from the main camp, for Nature Studies to use for various lessons, camp-wide evening activities, and awards ceremonies.