Camp Ireland is located about two miles north of downtown Hillsboro, Oregon, nearly surrounded by McKay Creek. The camp is part of a wetland/nature preserve area that offers a close to town experience of the out of doors or a great jumping off point for youth who haven’t had the chance to get out and explore the “woods”. The majority of camp is accessible only in the summer by crossing a bridge to the meadow.
Our summer day camp program is geared to be the first step into the summer camp adventure for Tigers and Wolves but has stations that appeal to the Bears and Webelos as well. We offer 22 stations that include two BB gun shooting ranges and two archery ranges, a STEM related station, a Nature Trail to explore and an OA built obstacle course. With 22 summer camp stations spread over 12 acres, there is plenty to keep the scouts active and learning while having fun in the great outdoors.
Each day begins with an opening flag ceremony before the station rotations begin for the day. Each den site has a covered area to call home for the day and enjoy lunch at with your Cubs before heading off to the daily special presented at the lunch time stage show and the afternoon station rotations. On Fridays we start with the regular station schedule and then switch it up so we can offer multiple activities during our “open Range” session in the afternoon. The weekends with a closing “campfire” offering skits performed by your favorite staffers as well as recognition of some of the achievements by attending youth and adults who have attended the week long session.
Camp amenities include den site shelters, kybos/portable bathrooms, an open field for field game activities, BB and archery ranges, an obstacle course and nature trail to explore. There is a small camp trading post for summer camp necessities and summertime delights as well. Our staff of 30 plus Boy Scout, Venture Crew and Sea Scouts eagerly await the opportunity to share their love of the scouting experience with the Cub Scouts and help build great memories to last a lifetime.
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)
2016 Summer Camp
Non Summer Reservations
Available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations and tour permits are required. There is no personnel onsite for weekend use. The camp consists of several 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.