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Amahami Adventure Center

Amahami Adventure Center is nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in Deposit, NY. As our largest and most remote camp, Amahami has a lot to offer. Be sure to climb the retired DEC Firetower which offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape.

A variety of facilities are available year round including troop houses, cabins, and Fletcher lodge. Some facilities have flush toilets, but the amenities vary among the facilities so be sure to check the listings below for more information.

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Suggested Activities

  • Camping/Primitive Camping
  • Boating
  • Swimiming
  • Hiking
  • Letterboxing
  • Fishing
  • Pond Ecology
  • Hike to the Fire Tower
  • Snowshoeing/Cross Country Skiing
  • Parachute and field games

Important notes:
Access to some areas may be limited in winter due to weather.
Running water is available May 2–October 15.
The entire camp is closed November 21 through January 1.

Some activities require specialized training. Boating and swimming require a trained lifeguard for every 25 participants, and boating instructor. Archery requires a trained facilitator.

Year-Round Facilities

The Boat House
This is a one-room cabin that sits atop the boat storage area and sleeps four. Access is completely independent of and separate from the storage area.

Explorer Troop House
Explorer is a one-room building with heat and electricity. Sleeping capacity is 15 using mattresses on the floor. Latrines are available.

Fletcher Dining Hall
The dining hall consists of a large main room suitable for indoor troop and group activities. Additional features: commercial kitchen, fireplace, and wrap-around deck with a view. Overnight sleeping not allowed in the Dining Hall. Wheelchair accessible.

Fletcher Troop Wing
The Troop wing of Fletcher Lodge is comprised of several rooms. It includes a family-sized kitchen with a refrigerator, stove and microwave oven; showers, and bathrooms. Sleeping accommodations are 14 bunk beds with a total capacity for 28 people. Flushing toilets on site.

Gladstone Pines
Gladstone Pines is located away from the lake, near the riding ring and stable. The bunkhouse is a winterized building available year-round. It has two bunk rooms, flush toilets, showers, a large multipurpose room and a kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, and microwave oven. Sleeping capacity is 28. Wheelchair accessible.

Outpost Lean-tos
This unit features four Adirondack-style wooden roofed lean-tos each of which will shelter four people. Running water, and a fire pit are also available. There is no heat or electricity.

Pioneer Cabins
This unit has three, twelve person cabins. There is no heat or electricity. There is a pavilion, a fire circles, and latrines.

Robin Hood Cabins
This is a grouping of three, twelve person cabins. There is no heat or electricity. There is a pavilion, a fire circles, and latrines.

Rowe Troop House
Rowe Troop House is a large winterized building that features two large bunk rooms, flush toilets, showers, a large multipurpose room, and a kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, and microwave over. Bunk room sleeping capacity is 38. Wheelchair accessible.

Viking Troop House
This is a one-room building with a wood stove and a handicap-accessible covered outdoor cooking facility. Sleeping capacity: 20 in the form of mattresses on the floor. Latrines.

Available May 13–October 11

Explorer Unit including the Troop House
In addition to the Troop House described above, from May 13–October 11 there are an additional five tents with four cots apiece which increase the unit sleeping capacity to 35. 

Lorelei Tent Unit
Lorelei is located along the lake's edge across from the Waterfront. It features six platform tents that sleep four persons each, a fire circle, and a newly rebuilt outdoor cooking pavilion. Latrines.

Mountaineer Tent Unit
Mountaineer sits atop a hill in a gorgeous setting. Three platform tents, and a pavilion form a ting around a sunny open space with a fire circle in the center. No heat or electricity. Sleeping capacity is 12. Latrines are available.

Pioneer Unit including cabins
In addition to the cabins described above, from May 13 through October 11 there is one platform tent that sleeps four.

Robinhood Unit including cabins
In addition to the cabins described above, from May 13 through October 11 there is one platform tent that sleeps four.

Viking Unit including the Troop House
In addition to the Troop House described above, from May 13 through October 11 there are an additional six platform tents in this unit. Summer sleeping capacity: 44 including cots in the tents.

Other Features

Grounds
The camp grounds – Center Field and trails – are available for use from May 13–October 11.

Fire Tower
Built in 1935–1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Page Pond Fire Tower was operated by New York State through 1988 for the detection of forest and brush fires. Funding reductions have caused New York State to abandon the statewide tower system of fire detection. In 1992, New York State transferred ownership of the Fire Tower and the Observer's Cabin to Girl Scouts–Indian Hills Council. 

Waterfront
Swimming The swimming area is available for use from May 23 to September 20. To use the swimming area, a troop/group must provide a certified lifeguard for every 25 persons in the water.
Boating We have rowboats and canoes. To use any of the boats, a troop/group must provide a person certified in small craft safety for every 25 person involved, and an additional watcher for every ten. Available May 2 to October 15.


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