We have a lot of great council-owned camps here in Section W-1S. From large summer camps packed with a multitude of program opportunities to smaller, more secluded camp properties for weekend getaways, the opportunities are endless for all Scouting units.
Cascade Pacific Council
‘”The Pride of CPC.”
Renowned as a high-adventure Scout camp, Baldwin delivers extreme outdoor programs to Scouts in the scenic Mt. Hood National Forest. Hidden among tall evergreen trees and surrounded by wildlife, Camp Baldwin offers horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, mountain boarding among other outdoor experiences.
Camp Baldwin is the ideal destination for a snow adventure for winter campers. Snow camping and cross-country skiing are popular activities among troops as they enjoy thousands of acres of surrounding forest and nearby cross-country trail systems throughout the winter months.
“Flagship of CPC”
Camp Meriwether is located on the scenic Oregon Coast, one of the only Scout camps to feature an ocean beach. The beach-front property’s warm coastal breeze and high-adventure activities attract thousands of Scouts to this premier camp each year. The camp includes Lake Chamberlain, a fresh-water lake for swimming and kayaking, a trading post, and a state-of-the-art shooting range featuring shotgun, archery, rifle and black-powder shooting sports. Scouts seeking high-adventure can sea-kayak, rock-climb and challenge themselves at sandboarding. Stagecraft, handicraft and an ecology center are also featured on the property.
“Jewel of the Cascades”
For a small camp, Pioneer has great outdoor adventure to offer. Located in the scenic Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, this camp is a full-service, true “mountain camp.” Established in 1936 on Pine Lake in the shadow of Mt. Jefferson, the camp features rowing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, kayaking as well as Scoutcraft skills like cooking and pioneering.
Camp Clark, located on the same reservation as Camp Meriwether, features week-long camping adventures geared specifically toward Webelos as well as 3-day adventures for all Cub Scouts.
Butte Creek is the only Cub Scout horse camp on the West coast. This camp has all the traditional Scouting activities like archery and BB guns, but it also provides a unique wild west experience with a western town, horseback riding, gold panning, and so much more.
Butte Creek is also open for family camping opportunities.
Crater Lake Council
‘”The Time and Place of Testing”
Camp Makualla has a long Scouting tradition; founded in 1938, the camp is located in the Deschutes National Forest on beautiful Crescent Lake.
Camp Makualla features one of the largest BSA waterfronts in the Pacific Northwest. Our camp offers a variety of fun Scouting experiences, merit badges and outdoor programs. But for many older Scouts, the highlight is our High Adventure program, one of the best programs west of the Rocky Mountains!
Travel to Camp Makualla by Amtrak, visit Crater Lake National Park, enjoy one of the best waterfronts of any Scout camp, and more.
Located on the beautiful Lake of the Woods in the southern Oregon Cascades, Camp McLoughlin serves as a mountain top experience for Cub Scouts attending resident camp.
Located along the Illinois River near Selma, OR, this 106-acre camp offers rustic camping with access to the Illinois River and a short distance to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
Formerly the Elk River Scout Camp, Camp Riggs Johnston is located on the North Fork Elk River in Northern California near Eureka. It was originally a logging camp and many of the original structures remain today including the dining hall and kitchen.
Oregon Trail Council
The flagship camp of the Oregon Trail Council located just outside Florence on the Oregon coast.
Camp Baker has been serving Scouting and western Oregon for 50 years with a high-caliber open program. Troops come from as far away as eastern Oregon, Montana, Washington, Idaho and California. Come experience sand-boarding on the famous Oregon dunes. Camp Baker is a popular destination for outdoor schools, church groups and family reunions. Wheelchair-accessible campsites and cabins are available.
Located at the crest of the cascades near the Three Sister Wilderness, Camp Melakwa offers a rugged and fun adventure for your troop or crew’s summer.
Melakwa features all the traditional Scouting programs such as Scoutcraft, shooting sports, and nature as well as climbing and rappelling (on real rock), day hikes to one of many surrounding lakes, climb the Middle Sister or descend into a lava tube, or swim in the warm, crystal clear Melakwa Lake.
Located outside Oakridge, OR, this 160-acre camp features 10 Adirondacks and a program shelter. It is prefect for weekend camping.
Marion Mooney Scout Ranch
Located about 10 miles west of Winston, OR, this 580-acre camp features rolling hills, beautiful meadows, hiking trails and a myriad of other facilities. With a total of 12 Adirondacks spread over three sites, several primitive tent sites, a program shelter, flush toilets, campfire bowl, electricity and potable water, among other amenities, Camp Mooney is a popular destination for packs, troops and crews for year-round weekend camping.
Camp Mooney features the only ADA accessible Adirondack in the council.
Located 15 miles west of Eugene, Camp Murnane features a large program shelter making it perfect for weekend camping, skill development and more.
Located east of Jasper, OR, this small campsite is in partnership with Weyerhauser. The campsite features a kybo, fire ring and a few a picnic tables. It is a great destination for short weekend camping trips.
Located on Tenmile Lake on the Oregon Coast, Camp Sal-Holm is accessible by a short hike or by boat launched from a nearby marina. This is a lesser know spot and great for units wanting something a little different.