The Arizona Elks Youth Camp is located 40 miles Northeast of Globe, Arizona, on Workman Creek in the Sierra Ancha Mountain Range. Take State Route 188 North from Globe/Miami for 14.5 miles to State Route 288 to Young, Arizona. Take State Route 288 for 25.5 miles to Workman Creek. The mile post at Workman Creek is 284. Take the Workman Creek USFS road 487 for 1 mile to the camp.
The camp is located on 7.83 acres adjacent to Workman Creek. The camp consists of a large main hall with a craft/first aide room and kitchen with facilities. There is separate male/female restrooms and shower facilities. There are 8 cabins at the camp that will sleep 6 to 8 people in each cabin. The camp has a generator room that supplies electricity for the camp. The camp has a potable water well that supplies water to the kitchen and restrooms/shower rooms. The elevation of the camp is 5600’.
The members of the Arizona Elks Association and its member Lodges have spent a vast amount of time, energy and money to refurbish the camp to benefit the youth of Arizona. The maintenance of the camp is never ending so we are requiring the people using the camp to assist in keeping it in good condition.
Youth groups are described as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Explorers, Camp Fire Girls, 4-H, CASA, Church Groups and other Youth Service Organizations. The camp is also available for family reunions.
Every group must bear in mind that the camp is located on Workman Creek in close proximity to the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area. Encounters with wild carnivore’s animals and reptiles are always a distinct possibility. Sightings of wild carnivore’s animals and reptiles should be reported immediately to the Camp Leader or Director.
Each group must bear in mind that the camp is adjacent to Workman Creek which is subject to flash flooding during the rainy season and the area is also subject to lightning during rain storms.
Each group using the camp must present to the camp director proof of liability insurance coverage which includes coverage for sexual abuse/molestation. The liability insurance coverage shall be for not less than $1,000,000 and shall contain an endorsement demonstrating Arizona Elks Major Projects, Inc. as an additional insured party under the policy.
After much red tape on the part of the trust company the sale of camp was finalized. Located at the camp at the time of the sale was a main building that included a kitchen with outdated equipment, 8 usable cabins, an Onan 4 cylinder LP gas generator, 2 propane tanks, a fairly modern restroom/shower room building, a system that used creek water to supply the camp, a 30’ deep surface well, an old cistern, several old outhouses, an old shower room, an old barn, several other old buildings and a lot of trash and unusable material.
The property was overgrown with brush, saplings and blackberry vines. There was also a lot of down and dead wood all of which creates a fire hazard.
The camp was purchased with the intent it would be used for State wide Church Groups, Boy/girl scouts, 4-H, youth corps and other supervised youth service organizations. Free weeks and weekends could be used for family reunions or Lodge outings and picnics.
A committee was formed that included all interested Elks from the 4 Arizona Elks Association Districts. A game plan was laid out to refurbish the camp and bring it back to working order to accommodate the Arizona youth groups. Our goal to have this accomplished by spring of 2005 was successful!
The Elks Youth Camp is located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeast Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee.
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