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Camp Pioneer Reservations

Outbound Adventure in the Heart of the Cascades

About Camp Pioneer

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.

Cascade Rangers

Cascade Rangers is Pioneer’s signature program designed to give older Scouts (14 – 17 years of age) a more challenging outdoor experience. Scouts have the opportunity to climb Mt. Jefferson (10,495′ elevation) or Three-Fingered Jack (7,844′ elevation), hike to Eight Lakes Basin and spend at least two nights out in the wilderness.

Location: Scenic Mount Jefferson Wilderness
For Ages: 11 – 17
Main Activities: High adventure outbound backpacking, all water and shooting sports. 

Forms & Guides

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Key Contacts

Chris Herold – (503) 225-5755
Camping Director

Camping Services– (503) 225-5701


Property Facts

Mailing Address:
62681 Twin Meadows Road
Idanha, OR 97350

GPS Coordinates: 44. 33.357 N  /  121. 55.924 W

Location: Near Detroit Lake, halfway between Salem and Bend, Oregon along Highway 22; in the southern foothills of Mount Jefferson

Elevation: 4,500 ft.

Size: 48 acres

Date Acquired: 1936

Check Availability and Make a Reservation

2024 Pioneer Summer Camp Reservations

Important notes before making a reservation.
-Registrations must be made as a Troop. No individual reservations will be accepted. If you need assistance accessing your Unit account, please email 492.camping@scouting.org.
-Female and Male troops cannot be on the same reservation but can site and leadership share (let us know in the notes during registration).
-Make sure you have 2 adults on the reservation for youth protection coverage. If you are leadership sharing with another Troop, please indicate this in the notes.
-National Standards state every scout has a buddy at camp. Reservations must have a minimum of 2 youth and 2 adults. If you only have one adult but are leadership sharing with another Troop, please indicate this in the notes during registration.

First adult is free. Additional adults are $288.
Session 2July 7 - July 13$554$574RESERVE
Session 3July 14 - July 20$554$574RESERVE
Session 4July 21 - July 27$554$574RESERVE
Session 5July 28 - August 3$554$574RESERVE
Session 6August 4 - August 10$534$554RESERVE
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