Summer Camps Explained

Cascade Pacific Council operates three types of summer camping programs: Day Camps, Cub Scout Resident Camps, and Boy Scout Resident Camps.

Day Camps operate during the day only. They serve Dens or Packs of Cub Scouts (members in grades 1-5) that rotate from station to station to participate in BB gun shooting, archery, crafts, games, nature hikes, cooking, and other activities. The Day camp season is usually shorter than resident camp and offers an opportunity to continue Pack evening activities through the summer. Day camp staff go home at night and return each morning. Day Camps that Cascade Pacific Council operates include:

Eastside Metro, 3 4-day sessions located in Eagle Creek, Happy Valley, and Milwaukie

Camp Ireland, 4 5-day sessions at a property in Hillsboro

SW Washington at Camp Lewis, 6 sessions at a property near Battle Ground and Camas

Cub Scout Resident Camps serve scouts ages 8-10 who camp overnight with their local Scouting group and leaders. Resident camps operate from three to five days at a time. Full time camp staff, hired to work all season, provide leadership and support to such activities as nature studies, handicrafts, fishing, horsemanship, stagecraft, campcraft (knots, cooking, etc.) archery and BB guns, field sports, and STEM fields. Staff are also hired in support roles, such as facility maintenance, dishwashers and trading post (camp store) operators. All resident camps have complete food service and maintenance operations, as well as showers and staff laundry facilities; staff live on-site all summer long at these camps. Cub Scout resident camps that Cascade Pacific Council operates include:

Camp Clark, a 6-day, 5-night camp on the Oregon Coast near Tillamook

Butte Creek, a 3-day, 2-night Scout Ranch near Scotts Mills

Boy Scout Resident Camps serve Scouts ages 11-18 who attend resident camp with their local Scouting Troop and leaders. Resident camps operate Sunday through Saturday. Full time camp staff, hired to work all season, provide leadership and support to such activities as nature studies and environmental sciences; handicrafts, such as woodworking and sculpture; aquatics and boating; horsemanship; campcraft, such as knots, lashings, cooking, and survival techniques; shooting sports, including archery, rifle, shotgun, and various others; as well as high adventure opportunities. Staff are also hired to support roles, such as facilities maintenance, dishwashers and trading post (camp store) operators. All resident camps have complete food service and maintenance operations, as well as showers and staff laundry facilities; staff live on-site all summer long at these camps. Boy Scout resident camps that Cascade Pacific Council operates include:

Camp Baldwin, in the Mount Hood National Forest near Dufur

Camp Meriwether (Oregon Coast near Tillamook)

Camp Pioneer (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)

National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Cooper, 4 weeks in the Coast Range

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