Here you will find everything you need to prepare for a memorable camp experience! From packing lists to permission forms – we’ve got you covered! This is your one-stop-shop for information and resources you need to plan for camp and prepare your Scouts to make the most of this outdoor experience.
General Camp Resources
Proper planning makes memorable camp adventures possible! That’s why we’ve assembled these camp resources, where you’ll find useful planning templates, packing lists, medical forms and more.
Camp Specific Resources
With travel logistics to consider, endless activities to choose from, and new and exciting destinations to explore at Cascade Pacific Council’s nationally-renowned Scout camps, you’re bound to have some questions. Discover what other Scouts and Scouters are wondering and find answers to frequently asked questions.
Policies allow The Boy Scouts of America’s Cascade Pacific Council to host thousands of Scouts and their families at camp properties each year. Whether you have a questions about your reservation, or you wish to learn more about the summer camp policies, you can find answers here.
If you missed the pre-camp leader meeting for your upcoming session – not to worry! Recordings of each camp’s meeting will be shared online to watch at your leisure.
Traveling from Outside the Cascade Pacific Council?
Getting to our Council
The closest airport to our camps is the Portland International Airport (PDX).
Amtrak has routes from the north, south, and east of Portland coming into the main Portland stop (Union Station).
Here are maps to our major camps:
- Butte Creek Ranch
- Camp Baldwin
- Camp Clark
- Camp Meriwether
- Camp Pioneer
Getting out to our Camps
Our camps are accessible by car, van or bus. If you’re flying in with your pack or troop, you’ll need to rent cars or charter a bus. If you need recommendations on vendors for these options, please contact our CPCBSA staff at email@example.com.
Where to Stay Before or After Camp
Are you coming in a day or a few days early prior to your CPCBSA camp dates? Or, did you tack on a few days after camp to explore our region? We have a few lodging recommendations to help you make appropriate plans.
Two CPCBSA lodges in Government Camp, Oregon
If you’re coming to Camp Baldwin (near Dufur, Oregon) or want to explore the beauty of Mt. Hood, we recommend our two lodges at Government Camp as possible lodging options before or after your camp adventure. View information about the lodges under our “camp rental properties” section.
For our coastal camps (Camp Clark, Camp Meriwether), we recommend hotels or Airbnb in the cities of Tillamook, Pacific City, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi or if you want a little more of a drive – Astoria or Lincoln City.
For our central Oregon camps (Camp Baldwin or Camp Pioneer), we recommend lodging in The Dalles (for Camp Baldwin) or Sisters (Camp Pioneer). There are also cabin rental options near Camp Pioneer in the city of Camp Sherman.
If you need further planning help, visit Travel Oregon. It’s a great resource with lots of information around planning your stay in the NW.
Awesome Things to Do in our Area
If this is your first time to Oregon, we’d love to recommend some great points of interest to add to your trip.
Oregon Zoo and OMSI
Evergreen Air and Space Museum