What should I do in an emergency?
For emergencies, please dial 911. For any suspicious activity, please contact 10th Security Forces at 719-333-2000.
Is there a trash dumpster at the campground?
Yes. There is a dumpster adjacent to the campground restroom to dispose of waste.
Is there a source of drinkable water?
Drinkable water is only available during certain months. Adjacent to the campground bathroom is a spigot that provides running water from late spring until early fall, when there is little risk of frost. We recommend bringing plenty of drinking water in the event that the spigot is unavailable.
Are there bathrooms at the campsite?
Like drinkable water, the Academy only has bathrooms available during certain months, typically between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Youth leaders will need to provide portable toilets when the bathroom is unavailable. There are no restrictions as to which rental company is used.
Are there picnic tables at the campsite?
Yes, there are wooden picnic tables with benches.
Is there a specific time by which civilian visitors need to enter the gate?
The EAL will allow access for non-military or non-DoD ID visitors access to the Academy through either the North or South Gate. Visitors must enter either of the gates by 10 PM.
Entering a military base for the first time might be daunting. See our helpful instructions for getting on base.
Are there wild animals on base and where should food be stored?
There is a variety of wildlife here at the Academy that we protect and manage in collaboration with federal and state officials. We ask you to be good stewards of the environment by disposing of your waste appropriately and storing unused food safely in your vehicle. For wildlife concerns, please contact Natural Resources at 719-333-3308 or reach 10th Security Forces after-hours at 719-333-2000.
Is there cell phone service at the campground?
Yes; however, reception varies based on location and carrier.
Are campfires allowed?
Ground fires are prohibited on base. Groups are allowed to have fires in bowl or barrel and must provide their own. Campers must follow El Paso County Fire restrictions. For the latest restrictions and information, click here. We ask that you burn all fires down to ash before extinguishing the fire. You may use propane camp stoves for cooking.
Are there any opportunities for groups to do conservation, service or scouting projects?
Contact the Natural Resources Office at 719-333-3308 for any possible opportunities.
Can youth organizations tour the Academy?
Yes. Much of the Academy is open to the public and we encourage you to enjoy the views, diversity of plants and wildlife, and rich history of our campus. We invite you to visit the Visitor Center for exhibits, help and information and use this self-guided tour to make the most of your trip.
Does the Academy provide certificates for Boy Scout and Girl Scout achievements?
Yes. We have fillable certificates for both Eagle Scout and Gold Award recipients available that can be filled out and printed for your scout to display.