Kia Kima Scout Reservation

Hardy, Arkansas

Kia Kima Scout Reservation has two camps. Camp Osage and Camp Cherokee both offer a variety of programs with traditional areas such as Nature, Scoutcraft, Handicrafts, and Aquatics. Areas such as Climbing, Shooting Sports, COPE, and Ozark Venture Base are used commonly between both camps. Many units enjoy cooking their own meals in Camp Cherokee while those attending Osage eat in the camp dining hall. Each camp has fully operable trading posts and centrally located showering facilities.

Camp Osage

Since 1964, Camp Osage has been welcoming Scouts to the banks of the South Fork River. Camp Osage is the larger of the two camps at Kia Kima Scout Reservation with 14 unique campsites to choose from. At Osage, troops will find traditional camp programs such as Ecology, Scoutcraft, Handicrafts, Shooting Sports, and Aquatics. Troops camping in Osage eat prepared meals in the dining hall.

Camp Cherokee

Camp Cherokee was established in 1965 as an “outpost camp”. Though creature comforts do exist at Cherokee, the troops who visit still enjoy the “rustic” setting and “village-like” atmosphere. Camp Cherokee has 10 campsites with several located along the shores of Lake Cooper. In addition to offering the same traditional programs offered at Camp Osage, Cherokee offers units the opportunity to cook their own meals in their campsites.

Ozark Venture Base

Ozark Venture Base is the ultimate adventure destination for older Scouts and Venturers. The Ozark venture base is broken into two areas; Adventure Quest programs such as COPE, Mountain Man, Climbing, Thunderbird Aquatics and our very popular “O.U.T. Ozark Ultimate Trek” program.

Camp Director:

Jeremy Palazolo

Camp contact information:

629 Kia Kima Trail Hardy, Arkansas 72542 (870) 257-4935, Fax: (870) 257-4714

Camp website:

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