Summer Camp at Camp Baldwin

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Baldwin is known for its string of horses. Horsemanship Merit Badge is popular, as are afternoon horse rides and overnight horse rides.Windsurfing is a fun activity that Scouts attending Baldwin can participate in. A local windsurf school in Hood River provides instructors and a quiet sheltered cove on the Columbia River in which to learn the basics.Rockclimbing and rapelling is a popluar older-Scout activity. Scouts practice first on a short in-camp wall, then head out for climbs on natural rocks.Flag ceremony at the parade grounds in front of Lake HanelA typical campsite. Each has canvas tents on wooden platforms, dining shelters with picnic tables, washstand with running water, outhouse, and fire rings.

 

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Blue skies and warm winds on the eastern slope of Mt. Hood attract thousands of Scouts to this pine forested camp each year. The most unique and special feature of Camp Baldwin is the string of horses available for the Horsemanship merit badge and trail rides. The Friday evening barbecue followed by Baldwin's American Heritage campfire, is the highlight of a Scout's summer camp week.

 

Lake Hanel offers trout fishing as well as a complete aquatics program. The Rock Climbing merit badge program is offered to third year campers.

Meals are served "Jamboree" style. The camp provides the food and menus as well as chef tool and cooking kit, dutch oven and griddle for each patrol. The Scouts cook all but three meals in the campsite. Patrols become stronger because of this experience, especially valuable for newer Scouts.

 

Baldwin emphasizes outdoor activities that are packed, and fun for everyone. During the summer, a large herd of sixty horses fill the corral, and provide daily rides and overnight trips. While our horses are the center of attention at camp, we also provide a daring rock climbing program which will take you from novice to full fledged cliffhanger in a week. We also sport a mountain biking area, which offers day and overnight rides in the forest areas surrounding camp. The area also features the new mountain boarding program.  Baldwin also has a lake for swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing. Some of our other areas include nature, campcraft, handicraft, and the rifle and archery ranges.

 

 

Baldwin Raft Trips:

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

 

2014 Rafting Dates:
Rafting will occur on Tuesdays during camp.  The exact dates are as follows:

 

July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 5, Aug 12

 

These trips are for campers at Camp Baldwin only. Click Here for online signups.

 

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.  Baldwin Outbound Information Packet.

 

In addition the rafting outfitter required parental completion of their release form.  Deschutes U-Boat Release Form.

 

Baldwin Windsurfing Trips:

Camp Baldwin campers (age 13+) may choose to take an excursion off property to the Columbia river for a one-day windsurfing lessons trip held at a professional windsurfing school in the nearby town of Hood River. Troops will need to arrange transportation to the town of Hood River.

 

2014 Windsurfing Dates:
Windsurfing will occur on Fridays during camp.  The exact dates are as follows:

 

July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15


 

These trips are for campers at Camp Baldwin only. Click Here for online signups.

 

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.  Baldwin Outbound Information Packet.

 

In addition the windsurfing outfitter required parental completion of their release form.  Big Winds Release Form.

 

Reservations

Its easy to make a camp reservation, just visit the Summer Camp Reservations Page.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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