Acquired in 1926, the Meriwether/Clark Reservation located south of Cape Lookout is the earliest camp owned by Cascade Pacific Council, BSA. The 780 acre Meriwether/Clark Scout reservation is on the Oregon coast at the base of Cape Lookout, twenty miles south of Tillamook. It takes approximately 2 hours to drive to Camp Clark from Portland, so please plan accordingly.
Camp Clark is named in honor of the Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Expedition in 1804 and its winter stay at Ft. Clatsop near the Columbia River, north of what is now the Meriwether-Clark Scout reservation.
Camp Clark provides a premier overnight camping opportunity found nowhere else in Cascade Pacific Council for Webelos (boys who will attend the 4th and 5th grade during the fall). Camp Clark is a resident camp. This means that both boys and their scout leaders stay at camp for the entire week. Scouts and leaders stay in campsites, sleeping in separate, framed two-man tents elevated on wooden platforms (provided). A new shower-house was built and opened for summer 2006, and is available for use. This is a great new addition to camp. Everyone eats together in the camp dining hall, cafeteria style, and all participate in a week-long program of Scouting fun and adventure.
Camp Clark has a Native American theme that influences many of its stations and activities. Ceremonies will occur at several points throughout the week that will emphasize the importance of Scouting and instill a sense of duty in each participant that attends.
Program highlights include: BB gun, archery, and slingshot ranges, nature studies, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, campfire programs, woodworking, crafts, and other memorable activities that are sure to leave a lasting positive impact on all youth that attend. In addition to the regular program areas, the Webelos can choose from a variety of different stations within super areas during their rotation times. These stations will help the Webelos make a smooth transition into Boy Scouting by teaching them fun and useful skills that they will be sure to carry with them throughout their Scouting careers and their lives. At the end of the week, each Webelos den attending Camp Clark will be sure to leave a stronger, better team; one step closer to the Arrow of Light and excited about their future as Boy Scouts.
At the end of the week, Webelos also hike to Camp Meriwether which is the Boy Scout camp south of Camp Clark. This trip provides them with an opportunity to see what it will offer them in their future Scout camping experiences.
In addition to taking part in activities within super areas, various activities such as: tide pool hikes, gaga ball tournaments, camp wide tug-of-war, and seeking out bioluminescent plankton during the night hike, and many more are all available for scouts to participate in and have a great time!
Camp Clark also hosts one session of Girls' Camp at the end of the summer. Girls' Camp is for girls ages 8-13 (siblings of Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and friends of Scouts). The program is designed to be almost identical to the Webelos program offered all summer to our Webelos Scouts, as this is what many families have requested. This is an amazing opportunity! Sign up today!
As evidenced by the amazing photos above, Camp Clark is right next to the beach! Webelos and their leaders can take advantage of playing in the sand, examining sea-life in the local marine gardens, and enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean from the dining hall or from campsites along the bluff.
Camp Clark's facilities are available for off season (September through mid-June) Short term camping by reservation. Available facilities include the Dining hall, Staff Cabins, and the various camp sites.
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: $305/scout. $140/adult (1 free adult for every 6 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).
Reservations begin October 29th, 2016 at The University of Scouting!
Non Summer Reservations
Available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations and tour permits are required. Resident Camp Rangers and Campmaster crew are on duty each weekend. The camp consists of several cabins, tent sites (personal tents required), and program shelters.
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 Clark Advancement Opportunities||Guide to possible awards and advancements at Camp Clark.||Download|
|Camp Clark GIRLS CAMP Leader Guide||2016 Program Guide||Download|
|Camp Clark Leader Guide||2016 Program Guide||Download|
|Camp Clark Menu||Menu for 2016 Summer Camp at Camp Clark. Menu includes vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free alternatives for attendees needing those substitutions.||Download|
|Map - Clark Highway||Map and directions to the Meriwether/Clark Reservation.||Download|
|Map - Clark Trail||Map of Camp Clark 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|
|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 dens/packs attending Cub Scout Resident Camp.||Download|