Facilities - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to several common questions about camp facilities:

What type of tents does Raven Knob use?
We use the standard green BSA wide wall canvas tent. Our tents will have either a wooden platform or concrete floor underneath. Each tent is equipped with two beds or cots.

How many people can sleep in an Adirondack?
Each Adirondack has six built in bunks with mattresses. Additional beds may be added on a limited basis. Youth and adults do not share Adirondacks.

Does our campsite have a picnic shelter and tables?
Most campsites have a permanent picnic shelter. The few that do not will have free-standing tarps. Every campsite will have at least one picnic table.

Will my cell phone work in camp?
Coverage varies depending on equipment and wireless network providers.  Carolina West and Verizon have the best performance, Sprint has some coverage, and AT&T and T-Mobile have little, if any, coverage. To compensate for this, each unit is issued an alphanumeric pager for reliable contact from camp throughout the week during the check-in process.

Is there WiFi available for leaders to use?
The camp provides free WiFi for leaders that need to stay connected. Reliable reception can be found in a majority of the common areas throughout camp, including the Administration Building, Dining Hall, Program Center, and Trading Post.

Does the camp supply lanterns?
We do not supply lanterns for troops to use in their campsites, but units often bring their own.  Some campsites have lighting/electricity installed in their permanent shelters.

Does Camp Raven Knob have a mosquito problem?
No, there are very few mosquitoes at Raven Knob. Most of the staff don't even wear insect repellant.

How long does it take to walk to the Dining Hall from my campsite?
Depending on your campsite's location, it can take up to about 15 minutes. Many campsites are significantly closer. There are numerous paths around the camp that reduce the walking time to program areas and the Dining Hall.

Where can I store my valuables?
Valuable items can be checked at the business office and picked up during regular operating hours. Alternatively, your valuables can be stored in your locked personal vehicles. Each campsite also has an ammunition box bolted to either the campsite's sign or the picnic shelter which can be locked with any standard padlock.