Camp Cooper

Camp Cooper is located in the coast range where logging was a major economy -- our old-growth timber preserve, with its nature trail and waterfall, reminds us of the pristine forests of the great northwest.  Camp Cooper has been designated the council's training camp, and is home to the outstanding National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) programs.

NYLT is a premier youth leadership training course based on the syllabus of the National youth training program.  This training course closely mirrors the same training that adult leaders recieve during Wood Badge, so a troop that has adults and youth who have completed Wood Badge and NYLT will be a troop that is stronger, better organized, and provides outstanding Scouting for boys.  Please visit the NYLT page for more details and to place a reservation.

Cooper also hosts Wood Badge courses, and is a popular destination for guest group rentals during summer months, especially organizations wishing to hold week-long summer camps.

Located near Willamina, Oregon, and 90 minutes southwest of Portland, Camp Cooper is open for weekend camping September through June depending on current snow level. Reservations and tour permits are required. Camp boasts a delightful self-guided nature trail, waterfall, wild berries, and fishing on Lake Hurl. Camp Cooper is an ideal camp for troops wishing to enjoy the back country. A resident camp ranger and campmaster crew are on site each weekend. Drinking water is available from one central location, October 1 to June 1. Chains are required on your vehicle from November 15 to April 1.


Non Summer Reservations

Available for weekend camping September through mid-June weather permitting due to road access. Reservations and tour permits are required. Resident Camp Ranger is on duty each weekend. The camp consists of 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 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 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 juliana.helwig@scouting.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.


Camp Downloads

File Name Description  
Map - Cooper Highway Map and directions to Camp Cooper. Download
Map - Cooper Trail Map of Camp Cooper 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