Welcome to Camp Baldwin
Scouts BSA camp for boys and girls ages 11 – 17 | Dufur, Oregon
Kayaking at Camp Baldwin.
High Adventure Camp
Horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, windsurfing and mountain boarding make up some of the outdoor experiences for Scouts at Camp Baldwin. Located just east of the Cascade mountain range in Oregon, this premier wilderness camp is your spot for high adventure.
Older Scouts wanting variety from traditional camp schedules will enjoy Camp Baldwin’s day-trip excursions that seek out high adventure in the area.
Horseback Riding at Camp Baldwin.
Spend quality time with horses as you venture into the Mt. Hood National Forest. Older scouts can participate in the “Wrangler-in-Training” program called CL Advanced Wrangler to learn in-depth horse topics and skills. From 3- 5 PM each day, Scouts work alongside the Wranglers to care for and prepare the horses for rides.
Aside from Philmont Scout Ranch in Texas, Camp Baldwin offers the largest herd in the country, where Scouts of all ages have the chance to spend quality time with the horses.
Whitewater rafting the Deschutes River at Camp Baldwin.
Outbound Adventure Trips
Camp Baldwin has incredible outbound trip opportunities for Scouts, including whitewater rafting down the Deschutes River. This four-hour trip down the river is one of our most popular adventures. Scouts enjoy fun out on the river bouncing through water and get a thrill ride down incredible rapids (including a few Class IV rapids) in scenic central Oregon. The Deschutes River is a beautiful canyon-like nature area so while floating down the river, Scouts can also enjoy the natural environment around them.
What’s New at Camp Baldwin!
Explore trade careers while enjoying your time at Camp Baldwin. Welding has been added to the variety of trade-skills focused programs at camp. Scouts get to melt metal together while learning safety and proper [...]
Jamboree-style cooking at Camp Baldwin got a little bit easier. The Cascade Pacific Council is providing all new cooking equipment. This equipment is replacing the existing items and we're also adding new items. This [...]
Patrol cooking at the campsite was great! We ate better than if we had all eaten mass-produced meals in a dining hall. We would give Camp Baldwin an A++ for value! – Eric. A., Troop 443
The atmosphere at Camp Baldwin was by-far the best I’ve experienced. Our week was packed with fun activities like rock climbing, whitewater rafting and fishing, but we always felt relaxed and we were never rushed to do anything. – Bryan O., Troop 56
Camp Baldwin Activities
Hit the trail
Whether on horse or on foot you’ll connect with the wilderness of Oregon through day trips out of Camp Baldwin. Mt. Hood National Forest is a scenic environment like no other that’s perfect for exploration. Scouts can earn their Horsemanship or Animal Science merit badges, or simply choose to enjoy an evening ride. A longer ride is available for those who wish to travel by horse to camp overnight under the stars.
High adventure IN camp
Try rock climbing on crags 100 feet tall; mountain biking along ridges and hilltops and mountain boarding (like snowboarding but with wheels). Camp Baldwin features a beautiful lake that’s ideal to explore by kayak, stand-up paddleboard or by canoe. Swimming is always an option on hot summer days.
Learn new skills
Baldwin features trade skills stations, like welding (Scouts get to melt metal), automotive maintenance, farm mechanics and electricity. Exposure to these different skills helps Scouts explore potential careers.
High adventure OUT of camp
Camp Baldwin features several outbound trips, including whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River featuring class IV rapids; windsurfing on the Columbia River, which is a world-recognized windsurfing location; an overnight climbing trip to Calypso Canyon where Scouts can climb and rappel into the sunset; trip out to the Alpine Slide at Ski Bowl on Mt. Hood that includes a tour of Timberline Lodge.
Planning for Camp
2019 Camp Baldwin Sessions
Session 1 (boys & girls): June 30 – July 6
Session 2 (boys & girls): July 7 – 13
Session 3 (boys & girls): July 14 – 20
Session 4 (boys & girls): July 21 – 27
Session 5 (boys only): July 28 – Aug. 3
Session 6 (boys only): Aug. 5 – 10
Session 7 (boys & girls): Aug. 5 – 10
Fees for 2019 will vary depending on the session you attend and whether you are attending from in or out of Council. Prices are per person.
Sessions 1, 6, 7: $340 | $320 for in Council troops
Sessions 2, 3, 4: $370 | $350 for in Council troops
Session 5: $355 | $335 for in Council troops
Price for adults: $155/adult (1 free adult for every 8 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).
2020 Camp Baldwin Sessions and Prices
Reserve your camp now for the summer of 2020! Camp prices, session dates and registration are now available for Camp Baldwin. Early bird pricing is available between now and Aug. 31. Camp sessions fill up quickly so plan ahead and reserve your spot.
Meals are cooked and served individually by each unit within their own campsite – giving Scouts the opportunity to develop critical teamwork and leadership skills. Ingredients and equipment necessary to cook balanced meals are delivered to each campsite daily.
Tools and equipment are provided in your campsite for your use during your stay. You can expect stoves and cooking equipment, hoses, shovels, rakes, an outhouse cleaning kit, and an American Flag. Axes are available upon request. If any items are missing when you arrive in your site, let us know and we’ll track it down for you.
Bathroom and shower facilities include flush toilets and a shower house. Throughout the rest of the camp, we use outhouses with pit toilets.
Summer campsites feature new canvas tents on wooden platforms.
Already Registered for Camp?
Now that you’re registered for camp and looking forward to your summer scouting adventure, we’ve put together helpful resources to make planning for camp a lot smoother. Check out the Camp Resources section for maps, planning guides, meal plans, forms as well as camp policies and frequently asked questions.
Want to Reserve this Camp for a Weekend?
You totally can. Our camps are available for reservation by groups between September and May (weather/staff dependent). Learn more about renting our properties for your Scouting unit or private group.