Welcome to Camp Meriwether

Camp Meriwether is located on the scenic Oregon Coast, one of the only Boy Scout camps to feature an ocean beach.  Tall evergreens and plentiful wildlife abound. Blue skies and warm coastal breezes attract many Scouts to this premier Scouting camp each year.

Camp Meriwether is Cascade Pacific Council's oldest Summer Camp. Purchased in 1926 from the Chamberlain Family, Camp Meriwether replaced Camp Chinidere which burned down in 1925. Meriwether is located on the Oregon coast south of Cape Lookout with beautiful beach and cove.

The mighty Pacific Ocean provides the dramatic backdrop for this full service camp with 2 miles of private beach. The camp includes Lake Chamberlain, a fresh-water lake for swimming and boating, a trading post, a .22 rifle range, a shotgun range, an archery range, a black powder range, scoutcraft, handicraft and an ecology study center. For experienced campers, Meriwether offers high adventure hikes and a rock climbing program on a 44' tower.

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Camp Merwether is truly a destination summer camp for Boy Scouts during summer months. This traditional camp offers a wide variety of merit badges, including Oceanography, Trail to First Class, and other programs.  Older Scouts enjoy climbing and rapelling, along with outbound hikes and beach exploration. 

Available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations and tour permits are required. Resident Camp Ranger and Campmaster crew are on duty each weekend. The camp consists of several, adirondack sites, tent sites, and program shelters. Rifle range is open when certified staff are available (inquire at the Portland Service Center).


Camp Meriwether Contacts

Camping Registrar: 
Jeanette Leach - jeanette.leach@scouting.org

Summer Camp Director / Weekend Program Coordinator:
Anne Rayhawk - anne.rayhawk@scouting.org

Camp Rangers:
Steve Parks - steve.parks@scouting.org
Gary Cuppy - gary.cuppy@scouting.org

Summer Kayaking Outbounds

Camp Meriwether campers (age 13+) may choose to take an excursion off property to Tillamook Bay for a one-day kayaking trip. Fee includes boat rental, guides, and lunch. Troops will need to arrange transportation to the bay.

2015 Kayaking Dates: Kayaking will occur on Tuesdays during camp.  Click on a date below to sign up.

June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28
Aug 4
Aug 11
Aug 18

An information packet is available for download including a parental permission form. The packet includes trip details, and a parental permission form required of all participants. Meriwether Outbound Information Packet.

Camp Calendar

Feb 13-15: NRA Pistol Instructor Training
Feb 27-Mar 1: Super Weekend
Mar 6-8: Rendezvous Of The Order
Apr 10-12: Super Weekend
Apr 17-19: Volunteer Work Weekend
May 8-10: Super Weekend
May 15-17: Order Of The Arrow Ordeal
Jun 28: Summer Camp Begins

Property Facts

Highway Map: Click here to download a map to camp 

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Trail Map: Click here to download a map of camp

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Mailing Address:
17500 Cape Lookout Road
Cloverdale, OR 97112
GPS Coordinates:
45. 19.036 N  /  123. 57.712 W
Location: 30 minutes east of Tillamook, Oregon, just south of Cape Lookout State Park and Cape Lookout
Elevation: 30ft
Size: 790 acres
Date Acquired: 1926

Support Your Camp

Work Weekend: Each camp holds a work weekend during which volunteers get together to complete needed projects over one day or one weekend.  A list of weekends and contact information for other properties can be found on the Work Weekend page. 

Adopt-A-Project: Camp rangers keep lists of projects that a group, from Cub Scout packs to Boy Scout troops, or even families, Rotary or other service clubs, can 'adopt' based on their skill level and resources.  A sample list of projects can be found on the Adopt-A-Project page, along with contact information for camp rangers so you can find a project suitable for your group.

Camp Host Program: Many camps have Camp Hosts most weekends to help visiting campers maximize their camping experience.  Become a Camp Host to help packs and troops have great weekend camping trips.

Make A Donation Of Equipment: Visit our Equipment Donations page to see a list of items that our camps need.  To make a donation, please send an email to info@cpcbsa.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

. If at all possible, include photos of the items. Please provide a detailed description of the equipment so that we may determine if it can be utilized and if so, the best use for it. Either an office staff member or a camp ranger will contact you about your donation offer. Thank you for your thoughtful contribution!

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