Staff at Camp Royaneh stay in a decentralized camping area. Not all staff quarters are in the same area (like Wente Scout Reservation). In the early years most of the senior staff was housed in Staff Village comprised of three four-room cabins located across the creek from the administration area. A fourth smaller building housed toilet facilities and a shower. One of the buildings also included a Chaplain’s office. Bob Anino commissioned improvements on his favorite cabin in the village which included the addition of a porch and the removal of partitions to create the meeting area. These luxuries quickly earned the building the name “Royaneh Sheraton.” To provide competition, the neighboring staffers dubbed their place the “Royaneh Hilton”, but it was like comparing a motel 6 to the Palace Hotel. The third cabin was named “Sleepy Hollow.” The facility building was the first to fall to time and disrepair. Two other cabins were destroyed in the late 1980’s. Bob’s beloved Sheraton -rebuilt by the Royaneh Stock holders during the spring of 2007 - is now a 3 room cabin where the Nature Glen Staff calls it home for the summer. *Pneumonia Gulch* Before the cook’s cabin was built near the parade grounds, the commissary and aquatics staffs shared three screened cabins situated in the gulch between the mess hall and Frontiersman Village. The area was so shaded that it was named “Pneumonia Gulch.” It was destroyed in the late 1960’s and the staff area above the pool (called Vahalla) opened at that time. *Mocking Bird Hill* Mocking bird hill, the staff area located below the chalet was constructed to accommodate the Scoutcraft Staff who, during the 1950’s, lived in a demonstration campsite on Buffrey Flat. This was later expanded to incorporate the Handicraft, C.O.P.E., and Mountain Man staffs.

Staff Village

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