Summer Camp at Camp Meriwether

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Since 1926 Camp Meriwether has provided life-changing opportunities for scouts to experience fun and adventure within 780 acres of pristine costal rainforest.

A full service camp that offers 2 miles of private beach available to troops for structured programs and general recreation, Camp Meriwether serves over 2,700 boys and 700 leaders each summer.  Despite its large capacity troops enjoy secluded campsites with either the dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean or the peaceful serenity of and old growth forest.

Platform tents and adirondack campsites are available throughout the summer.  Freshly prepared meals provided three times a day in a state-of-the-art dining hall, and the majestic views from its chapel facilities can be described as nothing less than breathtaking.

The camp staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and committed to providing the best customer service available.  Trained and certified by National Camping School, they are steadfast in their dedication to the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and the Cascade Pacific Council to mentor and support the positive development of young men.

Program facilities include waterfront training and aquatics on the beatiful freshwater Lake Chamberlain, .22 rifle range, archery range, shotgun range, black powder range, scoutcraft, hanicraft, and ecology study center.

For experienced campers, Meriwether further provides high adventure outings, metal working, and a brand new 44 foot climbing tower.

 

Fort Clatsop

In addition to its many amenities, Camp Meriwether is proud to include a full-scale replica of Fort Clatsop, the historic stockade built by the Corps of Discovery at the mouth of the Columbia River.  The staff at Fort Clatsop offers daily reenactments of life on the frontier in 1805.  Scouts are encouraged to join in and participate in candle making, muzzleloader rifle shooting, tomahawk throwing, and experience firsthand this exciting moment in American history.

Campers who spend the entire week involved in the program are encouraged to earn a Frontiersman Award.  The special program offers participants a chance to experience a greater sense of historical emersion by learning blacksmithing and spending a special Rendezvous evening Thursday night with the mountain men down at the fort.

 

Sandboarding

Camp Meriwether is very excited to offer an opportunity for scouts to enjoy sandboarding.  Participants will hike out to Sand Lake and enjoy an afternoon surfing the massive sand dunes of the Oregon coast.  No fee is required for this activity.

 

Obie Ranger Program

The Obie Ranger program is available to first year campers or any scout that hasn't achieved First Class rank.  During this week long program, campers will be introduced to and participate in activities around camp, complete the Trail to First Class, and earn Woodcarving and First Aid merit badges.

Meriwether Kayak Trips:

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.

 

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

 

July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19

 

These trips are for campers at Camp Meriwether 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. Meriwether Outbound Information Packet.

 

Reservations

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