Camp Pioneer

Established in 1936 by the Cascade Area Council on Pine Ridge Lake overlooking Mt. Jefferson, Camp Pioneer is a beautiful location with the national wilderness area almost encircling the camp.

Camp Pioneer offers outstanding opportunities to make your summer camp experiences unforgettable. Whether you decide to splash (or float!) in the pristine glacier-fed waters of Pine Ridge Lake, go on one of many outbound hikes through the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area which cradles the property to the east, or just view the inspiring Cascade mountains your experience will be one unique to Pioneer. Along the way we’ll help you hone your scout skills and talents in the Scoutcraft, Handicraft, and Trail to First Class programs to work your way up to Eagle rank, archery and riflery are available too.

And if you’re looking for something a little different than our typical residential camp experience we’ve also got you covered: Become a Cascade Ranger to take part in nearby hikes, climbs, spelunking, and overnighters under the stars. For those seeking higher adventure join the Trek Program and set off on a 9-day backpacking trip, exploring the Cascade wilderness gaining backpacking experience, Wilderness First-Aid, Leave-No-Trace certification, The 50 Miler award, and wilderness leadership training.

Camp Pioneer’s remote and sub-alpine location only allows the camp’s to be accessed and available to summer and early fall seasons. Winter snow blocks road access and covers the camp into June, returning in mid-October. Troops that wish to weekend camp at Pioneer are able to do so during the month of September.


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

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON MT. JEFFERSON AREA FIRE

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 Pioneer Week 1
    June 24 to June 30
    Price: $325 per youth

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

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  • 2018 Pioneer Week 3 (Monday Start)
    July 09 to July 14
    Price $340 per youth

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  • 2018 Pioneer Week 4
    July 15 to July 21
    Price: $340 per youth

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

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  • 2018 Pioneer Week 6 (Monday Start)
    July 30 to August 04
    Price $325 per youth

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

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Non Summer Reservations

Available for weekend camping September through mid-June weather permitting due to road access. Reservations 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 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 Leader Guide. Council Resident Camp Planning Guide. This guide will help your unit plan for a great summer camp experience. Download
2017 Opportunity Fund Form Form to be completed and returned by those needing financial assistance to attend camp. Download
Eclipse Camp Program Guide This is the program guide for the 2017 Eclipse Camp at Pioneer. Download
Information on the Fires in the Mt. Jefferson Area This is a letter written by Matt Silvers, the Pioneer Camp Director, about the fires burning in the Mt Jefferson Area. This letter was written on 8/3/2017 at 3:40 PM. 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
Packing List What to pack for resident camp. Download
Pioneer HWY Map Map and directions to Camp Pioneer. Download
Pioneer Menu 2017 Pioneer Menu Download
Pioneer Program Guide 2017 Pioneer Program Guide Download
Pioneer Trail Map Map of Camp Pioneer including important property features. 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
Troop Roster Each unit needs to to have a Troop roster filled out for camp. If you did not use the online reservation system to fill out a roster please fill out this roster and take it to camp with you. Download
Tutorial- How To Set Up Your Online Roster Download
Tutorial-How to use the event registration system Download