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Twenty minutes north of Willamina, and surrounded by lush Bureau of Land Management forest, Camp Cooper provides remote wilderness experience within an hour of Portland. Camp Cooper, which began as a summer camp in 1955, has served thousands of Scouts over the years in a cozy setting with emphasis on its natural surroundings. Cooper boasts an eighty-five foot waterfall, and an outstanding nature trail. Scouts also benefit from the many trails that weave their way through the surrounding BLM land, offering limitless hiking and exploring opportunities.
Older campers looking for a challenge will be put to the test on Camp Cooper’s Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) course and nearby BLM trails that offer opportunity for outbound activities including mountain biking and extended hiking adventures. Campers enjoy hot and tasty meals at the newly remodeled dining hall featuring cafeteria-style dining. Campsites feature tent platforms with canvas tents, central shelters, running water, and outhouses. Cooper’s program features include the COPE course, lakefront activities such as canoeing, boating, and swimming, rifle shooting, campcraft skills, nature science, and much, much more.
It's easy to make a camp reservation, just visit the Summer Camp Reservations Page.