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Family Camping Opening Soon

by | Jun 9, 2020 | News | 0 comments

CPC properties to be open to families this summer

Family Camping Summer 2020: Camp Meriwether, Baldwin, Clark, and Pioneer 

The Cascade Pacific Council is excited to offer some of our camps this summer to reduced-capacity, family-only camping! We hope you enjoy your stay as you hike, bike, play games, and explore our camps with members of your household. Our ability to offer camping at all this summer is based on the ability of our members to sustain social distancing and remain strictly with their family during their entire stay at camp. This is NOT unit camping or group camping. This is one-family per campsite, limited ONLY to families who live in the same household, in accordance with county and state direction.

Reservations Open June 15th. Complete the form on this page and you will be contacted in the next few business days to work out the details and collect payment to complete a reservation. Reservations will be completed in the order received and are not complete until payment and confirmation are received. State and local regulations may change.

To “Be Prepared” and avoid surprises, please be sure to read the “Family Adventure Guide” you will receive before camp. Some key highlights:

  • Two-night, three-day sessions run from Friday night – Sunday evening or Tuesday night – Thursday evening at Camps Meriwether, Clark, Baldwin, and Pioneer. Fourth of July (two nights) and Labor Day (three nights) Weekends are a little more expensive.
  • Your Campsite: You will be able to park at or near your campsite, though not at Camp Pioneer or a few sites at Camp Clark.
    • All camps include: water, covered dining shelter with picnic table, nearby private or semi-private showers and outhouses (many are flushing!)
    • Camp Baldwin: Bring your own tent, wooden platforms available, CAMPFIRES NOT ALLOWED
    • Camps Meriwether/Clark: Two person or larger Adirondack shelters available, or bring your own tent.
    • Camp Pioneer: Bring your own tent, wooden platforms available. Fires may be restricted.
  • Food: Camp-provided food service is not allowed. Bring your food and cooking gear.
  • Prohibited items/activities: Pets, swimming, firearms, trailers, RV’s, ATV’s, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, fireworks, chainsaws…to name a few.
  • Each camp offers plenty to do, though program areas and equipment will not be available as we are not allowed to offer camp programs. Minimal staff will be available for check-in, check-out, and cleaning.
    • Camp Meriwether & Camp Clark: bike around camp, discover our tide pools, play on the beach or go hiking. Mini-adirondacks and larger 3-sided adirondacks will be available to reserve.
    • Camp Pioneer: at the edge of the Mount Jefferson wilderness, make your campsite your base camp for hiking excursions, mountain bike around camp, go fishing in mountain lakes, visit the ice caves and other nearby adventures.
    • Camp Baldwin: located just 30 minutes from Government Camp or Hood River, enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fishing and more.
    • Butte Creek Scout Ranch: Stay tuned for day-use activities.

We encourage you to explore all our camps this summer on your family adventure

Frequently Asked Questions

Can family friends or extended family join us? Can my children bring their friends?

No….only those from the same residence may participate together.

Can our pack or troop all go at the same time?

Reservations can be made by families only. Campsites and all activities at camp are limited to a single household. Children must be directly supervised by their parent/guardian at all times.

Can non-Scouting families participate?

Camping is open to Scouting families only. One member of each family must be a registered Scout or registered adult.

What rules apply?

No pets…

No alcohol…

No smoking…

No fireworks…

RV and trailer space is not available.

Some camps may be closed to campfires depending on fire conditions.

One member of each family must be a registered Scout or registered adult.

Youth protection guidelines must be followed. 

Children must remain directly with a parent/guardian at all times.

What facilities will be available?

This will vary some from camp to camp. 

  • All camps feature: Showers, water, outhouse, covered picnic table, washstand at campsite. Face out parking at campsites will be available, except at Camp Pioneer, where all sites are walk-in only. 
  • Baldwin: BYO tent. 
  • Pioneer: BYO tent. Walk-in sites only.
  • Meriwether/Clark: Camp in two person mini-dacks or bring your own family tent.
Why aren't pets allowed?

We understand that pets are very much a part of our guests’ families. However, we do not allow pets from guests on our properties due to a multitude of health and safety concerns for our thousands of visitors (especially children) throughout the year. We also are responsible for the actions of pets on our property, which is why only our full-time staff are allowed to have pets on property. Meanwhile, we have wildlife that are adversely affected by pets and want to keep a safe, natural environment for them as well.


About the CPC

Adventure, grit & growth start here. In the Cascade Pacific Council, we develop the self-starters, goal-getters & leaders of tomorrow, making a positive impact on individuals and communities for generations.

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