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Camp Mustelid is located in the heart of Cassan National Park at the base of the Troutwhisker mountains. The property spans across approximately 25+ acres and is quickly expanding from its humble beginnings! Please be sure to check our map again for any updates as we continue to build!

1.) MAIN OFFICE

The Main Office is located at the front entrance of the camp, coming from the Cassan Train Station. This is where guests and visitors can check-in and sign up for events that are happening on or off the grounds. Campers can also purchase firewood, supplies, basic groceries, and merchandise here! Directors Mel and Bird are most easily found in the main office since they live on the second floor with their cat Poppy. 

2.) THE STOATUAM [SToh-CHoo-uhm] From Latin word for "statue"

Just outside the main office is our mascot, Willow the Stoatuam. This eleven-foot-tall statue was carved out of a fallen willow tree trunk, hence its name. Willow has been around since the camp was first founded, and the tree used to make the carving is believed to have been hundreds of years old. The Stoatuam is the center of many celebrations including initiation, solstices/equinoxes, and holidays!

3.) NUTHATCH CAMPSITE

This is where Directors Bird and Mel kept their tent while the Main Office was being built. One morning, Bird woke up to a stoat fiddling with their side of the tent, trying to break in and grab a marshmallow it smelled inside. That day, it was decided what the camp would be called and what its mascot should be.

4.) SUGAR HOUSE

It wouldn't be camping without some fireside pancakes in the morning! And no pancake is complete without Camp Mustelid's homemade maple syrup! Director Mel built this Sugar House after finding a lot of Red Maple trees during hikes into the Troutwhisker Mountain range. Camp Mustelid has been making its own maple syrup here ever since! "It's sweet but also a bit spicy! Just like Bird." -Director Mel.

5.) TITMOUSE CAMPSITE

This was the first campsite location made at Camp Mustelid. Before it was redone, almost every tree in this area was either dead or diseased. Now, after a lot of TLC, it's just as lush as the remainder of the grounds!

6.) OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Some people say that outdoor kitchens attract pests. Those people suck. Sure, the occasional mink or raccoon peeks through the elevated floorboards, but who's complaining about that? The outdoor kitchen can be used by any camper, and is even equipped with iron and cobblestone ovens/stoves!

7.) POPPY'S POND

This pond is the center point of the entire camp. It was named after Poppy, Directors Bird and Mel's cat. Poppy can often be seen lounging on the windowsill of the circular window of the Main Office, watching the pond. Occasionally, a Loon will land in the pond and fish for food, causing Poppy to meow aggressively.

8.) MINK WILLOW

This weeping willow tree, as you may have guessed, is a favorite place for the population of minks of the nearby woods. During breeding season, a family of minks commonly makes a den in the roots of the willow, and mink parents have even been seen teaching their kits to fish in Poppy's Pond.

9.) WOOD DITCH

Large tree trunks are kept in this spot. These trunks are typically chopped here to make for firewood, but can also be used for whittling, furniture-making, repairs, or even for making birdhouses!

10.) COMMUNAL CAMPFIRE

Campers flock to this spot all the time to set bonfires, roast some marshmallows, and tell scary stories! The communal campfire is what brings everyone together, and a lot of meetings and parties are hosted around it. Both Camp Mustelid Directors will usually spend time here starting the fire around sunset, and stick around to point out bats and owls to campers sitting with them.

11.) A-FRAME COTTAGE (FOR SALE)

If you're interested in having a little home away from home here at Camp Mustelid, consider purchasing one of our cottages! Cottages come with special perks, including the ability to name your cottage on the map, have yourself listed as a resident on the Staff page, exclusive art and more! More information on our listings soon!

12.) OAK COTTAGE (FOR SALE)

If you're interested in having a little home away from home here at Camp Mustelid, consider purchasing one of our cottages! Cottages come with special perks, including the ability to name your cottage on the map, have yourself listed as a resident on the Staff page, exclusive art and more! More information on our listings soon!

13.) PONDSIDE COTTAGE (FOR SALE)

If you're interested in having a little home away from home here at Camp Mustelid, consider purchasing one of our cottages! Cottages come with special perks, including the ability to name your cottage on the map, have yourself listed as a resident on the Staff page, exclusive art and more! More information on our listings soon!

14.) FELLER'S BIRDSACRE After Mike Feller, Marc and Kaelin's Zoology Professor at SVA

Camp Mustelid wouldn't be the same without the opera of bird songs we wake up to every morning, and you can rest assured that those birds always have a place to call home here at our bird sanctuary garden! This patch of land is equipped with everything to make birds happy: feeders of all kinds, baths, berry bushes, flowers, ponds, and houses.

15.) BIRDING SOCIETY HOUSE

This is the home base of the C.M. Birding Society! This society has made it their mission to provide for all birds that may choose to visit or make a home of Camp Mustelid. It is in charge of keeping everything bird-friendly; from managing feeders to painting anti-bird-collision artwork on windows. This building comes equipped with a front-row view of Feller's Birdsacre, and all manner of supplies like scopes, binoculars, records, cameras, books, feed, and much more!

16.) BIRD WATCHING TOWER

This 30ft-tall tower is one of the Birding Society's greatest achievements! It has one of the most amazing views of Camp Mustelid and is excellent for bird watching. Birds apparently love it too, as multiple hawks and osprey have nested in its crow's nest. Which isn't always a fun thing to accidentally stumble upon.

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