Uninhabited, undeveloped, and completely surrounded by water, Melita Island is just as it was in the late 1940’s when the Scouts first began participating in summer camps there. Its wooded acres are home to mule deer, a nesting pair of eagles, osprey, Canadian geese, pine squirrels, pine martins, robins, swallows, flickers, woodpeckers, ravens, juncos, grouse, chickadees, gulls, mergansers, mallards, and loons. Melita’s terrain is mostly flat, and is forested with old growth Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Juniper, cottonwoods and elders, hawthorn, arnica, Indian Pipe, Oregon Grape, arrow leaf, balsam root, and native grasses.
Melita Island is a 64-acre island with two and a half miles of shoreline on Flathead Lake. Camp Melita Island is 80 feet above water level at its highest point. Our scout camp makes use of powerboats, sailboats, rowboats, canoes, surf boards and stand-up paddleboards for waterfront programs and activities.