At Camp Raven Knob, Wednesday evening is Visitors' Night! Parents and other family members are encouraged to bring a picnic supper to enjoy with their Scout and friends. The highlight of the evening's activities is the campfire program and Order of the Arrow ceremony.
Vehicles are allowed into camp on Wednesday evenings. Visitors should not plan to arrive at Raven Knob before 5:30pm, as Scouts will be involved in sessions for most of the afternoon and will need time to take a shower and change clothes. The campfire begins at 8:15pm in the Order of the Arrow Arena, and lasts until approximately 9:15pm. Visitors should plan to leave shortly after the conclusion of the campfire so that Scouts and leaders can get a good night's sleep! There are no facilities at Raven Knob for visitors to stay overnight.
Parents and family members are encouraged to park in one of our designated parking areas to help ensure the safety of you and your Scouts. Please ensure that all main roads are kept clear to allow for any emergency vehicles to access the camp throughout the night.
Please note that the road in front of the arena will be closed from 7:30 PM until the end of the campfire. If you need to leave before the end of the campfire please park on the aquatics side of the arena.
Visitor Night FAQs
Most units choose to eat/cook their own food on Wednesday nights, or have their visitors/families bring food into camp. Because of this, the dining hall is not open for supper on Wednesday nights. However, units who would like the camp to provide food for them can sign up in advance at leader's meetings. Camp staff will deliver a hot meal to your campsite at no additional cost. The camp can also provide visitors with food for a modest per-person fee (assessed to the troop account).
Yes, both Papa John's and Domino's will deliver to camp. However, they will likely have minimum orders so please call and check their policies about delivering to Raven Knob.
Visitors at any time other than Wednesday evening should make prior arrangements with the Camp Director. There are no facilities at Camp Raven Knob for visitors to stay overnight. Visitors are highly encouraged to only visit on Wednesday night to maintain a safe and orderly camp operation.
Yes. Scoutmasters should contact the program director to reserve a shelter. The program director can be contacted at a daily leader's meeting or at email@example.com.