Camp Baldwin is located in the scenic Mount Hood National Forest near Dufur, Oregon. Tall evergreens and plentiful wildlife abound. Blue skies and warm winds on the eastern slope of Mount Hood attract many Scouts to this pine forested camp each year. Snow camping and cross-country skiing are popular activities during the winter months. Lake Hanel offers catch-and-release fishing.
Baldwin is a premier summer camp for Boy Scouts during summer months. The camp offers a number of high-adventure activities, including horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing and rapelling, mountainboarding, white water rafting, and windsurfing.
During the summer, Baldwin operates as a Jamboree style cooking camp, with Scouts cooking most meals in their campsite. The camp commissary prepares raw food product and delivers throughout camp twice each day to ensure plenty of quality food is provided to all campers. This patrol-style cooking lends itself well to troops wishing to strengthen their patrols and young leaders, as cooking together is a time proven way for boys to gain teamwork and leadership skills.
Camp Baldwin is a popular weekend camping destination for Boy Scouts. Winter months usually find the camp covered with snow, but still accessible, making Baldwin an ideal snow adventure destination for winter campers. Many troops take along snowshoes or cross-country skiis, and enjoy the camp and thousands of acres of surrounding forest and nearby cross-country ski trail systems.
During winter months, most troops stay inside the heated program center or the fire-heated dining hall. Tent camping is also available, and a few shelters are available under which tents can be pitched for additional shelter.
Summer Camp Reservations
Beginning with the 2016 summer camp season, all summer camp reservations will be managed using the new Tentaroo reservation system. When making a reservation, it is important that you use your unit's Tentaroo account and not a personal one. If you are a unit from the Cascade Pacific Council, you already have an account that was created for you. If you do not know your login credentials, please CLICK HERE to request them be sent to you. For step-by-step directions on using the Tentaroo system to make your units summer camp reservation, please click on the video on the right. (Double Click for Full Screen)
2017 Summer Camp
Fees: $300/scout. $140/adult (1 free adult for every 8 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).
2017 Baldwin Week 1 (Monday Start)Register Today
July 03 to July 08
2017 Baldwin Week 2
July 09 to July 15
2017 Baldwin Week 3 (Monday Start)
July 17 to July 22
2017 Baldwin Week 4
July 23 to August 29
2017 Baldwin Week 5
July 30 to August 05
2017 Baldwin Week 6 (Monday Start)
August 07 to August 12
2018 Summer Camp
Non Summer Reservations
Available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations and tour permits are required. Resident Camp Ranger is on duty each weekend. The camp consists of several cabins, tent sites (personal tents required), and program shelters and buildings.
Beginning in the Fall of 2015, all non-Summer reservations will be managed using the new Tentaroo reservation system. If you are making a reservation as part of a Scouting unit, it is important that you use your unit's Tentaroo account and not a personal one. If you are a unit from the Cascade Pacific Council, you already have an account that was created for you. If you do not know you login credentials, please CLICK HERE to request them be sent to you. For step-by-step directions on using the Tentaroo system to make your group's reservation, please click on the video on the right. (Double Click for Full Screen)
For any use by a group other than a Scout-chartered pack, troop, team, crew, ship, or post: Please begin by contacting Juliana Helwig (503.226.3423 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about open dates, facilities, and fees. All facilities carry a rental charge.
Guest groups are required to provide a deposit, certificate of insurance, hold-harmless agreement and rental contract. Details about these forms will be provided by Juliana as part of the reservation process.
Note: Summer camp leader guides for 2017 will become available in spring 2017. Within the list of download items (below), you'll find the 2016 guides for a general overview of what to expect at camp.
|Camp Baldwin Leader Guide||Program guide for 2016 Summer Camp at Camp Baldwin.||Download|
|Camp Baldwin Menu||Menu for 2016 Summer Camp at Camp Baldwin. Menu includes vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free alternatives for attendees needing those substitutions. Please complete and return a Special Needs Form if you have someone in your unit needing to take advantage of one of the alternative menus.||Download|
|Camp Baldwin Cooking Instructions||Menu packet with cooking instructions for cooking commissary-provided ingredients in Baldwin campsites during summer camp. Also download the Camp Baldwin Menu for the weekly summary of meals planned.||Download|
|Map - Baldwin Highway||Map and directions to Camp Baldwin.||Download|
|Map - Baldwin Trail||Map of Camp Baldwin including important property features.||Download|
|Medical Form||Medical Form - Medical Form to be completed for all outings. Form good for one year. Sections A & B required for all outings. Section C required for outings over 72 hours. Section D required for National High Adventure Bases (sec. D not used by the Cascade Pacific Council at this time).||Download|
|Opportunity Fund (Campership) Application||Form to be completed and returned by those needing financial assistance to attend camp.||Download|
|Outbound Permission Form - Baldwin||Parental permission form necessary for both rafting and windsurfing outbound programs at Camp Baldwin. To be completed prior to camp and be accompanied with the appropriate release form for the activity.||Download|
|Release Form - Big Winds||Form completion necessary for windsurfing outbound program at Camp Baldwin. To be completed prior to camp and be accompanied with the Baldwin Outbound Permission Form.||Download|
|Release Form - Deschutes U-Boat||Form completion necessary for rafting outbound program at Camp Baldwin. To be completed prior to camp and be accompanied with the Baldwin Outbound Permission Form.||Download|
|Special Needs Form||Form used to communcate special accomodations needed at camp. These may include dietary and mobility restrictions, severe allergies and medical conditions, CPAP accomodations, etc.||Download|
|Unit Roster||Blank unit roster form to be completed by all troops attending Boy Scout Resident Camp.||Download|