Browse Exhibits (12 total)

Burns Cemetery


A 19th century cemetery supposedly on Kia Kima property.

Camp Directors

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A list of the Camp Directors of Kia Kima.

Cherokee Gong

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Any camper who has stayed in Camp Cherokee will remember the ear-piercing sound of the gong.

Early Camper Recognition Fred Carney sash.jpg

In the early years of Kia Kima, there existed several recognition programs for campers. The two main programs were the Kamp Emblem and the Council Scouts.

Kamp Emblem was an award given to Scouts who completed certain requirements while at camp. Recipients of this award were referred to as Emblem Scouts. The Kamp Emblem is the iconic black or red felt sesh worn around the waist of Kia Kima Scouts displaying patches from their years at camp.

Council Scouts was an honor society and a forerunner to the Order of the Arrow. It possessed some similar elements of the Order of the Arrow, and was discontinued when the Order of the Arrow was adopted.

Kia Kima Alma Mater

The Alma Mater is the official camp song or hymn of Kia Kima.

Kia Kima Flag

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The official flag of Kia Kima and its symbolism.

Kia Kima Grace

The official interfaith prayer offered before meals at Kia Kima.

Ma'kya Trail

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The Ma'kya Trail is a longer hiking trail on Kia Kima Scout Reservation. Created in 1971, it has existed in several forms over the years.

Named Donations

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A list of all known named donations at Kia Kima Scout Reservation

Symbols of Kia Kima

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From the iconic thunderbird to the subtle triangle, the symbols of Kia Kima represent the high traditions and heritage of camp.

The Name "Kia Kima"

1918 - Leaders Guide.pdf

The origin and translation of the name Kia Kima.

Thunderbird Lodge


The historic headquarters at Kia Kima.