Camp Meriwether

Camp Meriwether is located on the scenic Oregon Coast, one of the only Boy Scout camps to feature an ocean beach.  Tall evergreens and plentiful wildlife abound. Blue skies and warm coastal breezes attract many Scouts to this premier Scouting camp each year.

Camp Meriwether is Cascade Pacific Council's oldest Summer Camp. Purchased in 1926 from the Chamberlain Family, Camp Meriwether replaced Camp Chinidere which burned down in 1925. Meriwether is located on the Oregon coast south of Cape Lookout with beautiful beach and cove.

The mighty Pacific Ocean provides the dramatic backdrop for this full service camp with 2 miles of private beach. The camp includes Lake Chamberlain, a fresh-water lake for swimming and boating, a trading post, a .22 rifle range, a shotgun range, an archery range, a black powder range, scoutcraft, handicraft and an ecology study center. For experienced campers, Meriwether offers high adventure hikes and a rock climbing program on a 44' tower.

 

 

Camp Merwether is truly a destination summer camp for Boy Scouts during summer months. This traditional camp offers a wide variety of merit badges, including Oceanography, Trail to First Class, and other programs.  Older Scouts enjoy climbing and rapelling, along with outbound hikes and beach exploration.


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)

   

CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO EMAIL LIST FOR YOUR WEEK AT CAMP

 
 

2018 Summer Camp

Fees this year will be different depending on the session you attend please see the sessions listed below for the price of camp.  Price for adults will remain: $140/adult (1 free adult for every 8 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).

  • 2018 Meriwether Week 1
    June 24 to June 30
    Price: $325 per youth

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  • 2018 Meriwether Week 2
    July 01 to July 07
    Price: $310 per youth

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  • 2018 Meriwether Week 3
    July 08 to July 14
    Price $340 Per youth

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  • 2018 Meriwether Week 4 (Monday Start)
    July 16 to July 21
    Price $340 per youth

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  • 2018 Meriwether Week 5
    July 22 to July 28
    Price $340 per youth

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  • 2018 Meriwether Week 6
    July 29 to August 04
    Price: $325 per youth

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  • 2018 Meriwether Week 7
    August 05 to August 11
    Price: $325 per youth

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  • 2018 Meriwether Week 8
    August 12 to August 18
    Price: $310 per youth

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Non Summer Reservations

Available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations and tour permits are required. Resident Camp Ranger and Campmaster crew are on duty each weekend. The camp consists of several, adirondack sites, tent sites (personal tents required), and program shelters. Rifle range is open when certified staff are available (inquire at the Portland Service Center).

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 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
2017 Leader Guide / Council Resident Camp Planning Guide 2017 Council Resident Camp Planning Guide. This guide will help your unit plan for a great summer camp experience. Download
2017 Meriwether Merit Badge Schedule 2017 Meriwether merit badge schedule by area. Download
2017 Meriwether Merit Badge Schedule 2017 Meriwether merit badge schedule by time. Download
2017 Meriwether Program Schedule Download
2017 Meriwether Program Schedule - Monday Start Download
Map- Meriwether Highway Map and directions to the Meriwether/Clark Reservation. Download
Map- Meriwether Trail Map of Camp Meriwether 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
Meriwether Menu 2017 Meriwether Menu Download
Meriwether Program Guide 2017 Meriwether Program Guide Download
Opportunity Fund (Campership) Application Form to be completed and returned by those needing financial assistance to attend camp. Download
Outbound Permission Form - Meriwether Parental permission form necessary for the kayaking outbound program at Camp Meriwether. To be completed prior to camp and brought with the kayaking participant. Download
Packing List What to pack for resident 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
Tutorial- How To Set Up Your Online Roster Download
Unit Roster Blank unit roster form to be completed by all troops attending Boy Scout Resident Camp. Download