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Camp Meriwether2019-10-24T12:33:31-08:00

Welcome to Camp Meriwether

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Scouts BSA camp (for boys and girls ages 11 – 17) | Cloverdale, Oregon (near Tillamook)

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Sandboarding dunes at Camp Meriwether.

High Adventure Camp

One of the only Scout camps to feature an ocean beach, Camp Meriwether’s ocean-front property, warm coastal breeze and high-adventure activities attract thousands of Scouts to this premier camp each year. The camp includes Lake Chamberlain, a fresh water lake for swimming and kayaking, high adventure sports including sea kayaking, rock climbing, sandboarding and a BMX pump trackWater rockets, shooting sports, clamming and crabbing are also featured on the property.

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Land sailing – new to Meriwether in 2019.

Oceanfront Discovery

Just 20 minutes west of Tillamook, Oregon, Camp Meriwether offers Scouts a beach front camping experience with unobstructed views of the Pacific ocean. Camp Meriwether sits on 720 acres of Scout property with 2 miles of beachfront property where Scouts can whale watch, wave jump, land sail, launch water rockets, build sand forts and castles, and spend the day on the beach with close friends.

Camp Meriwether - Blackpowder shooting.
Black powder rifle shooting at Camp Meriwether.

Frontiersman Program

With a full replica of Lewis & Clark’s winter camp in 1805 – Fort Clatsop – Scouts are immersed into old-time skills like blacksmithing, candle-making, and black-powder rifle marksmanship.

Staff even wear historic regalia to add to the experience.

What’s New in 2019!

  • Camp Meriwether - Blacksmith Forge Area

    Forge Area Enhanced at Camp Meriwether

    Ever wanted to try your skills at blacksmithing? Now you can at our enhanced and much larger propane-based forges at Camp Meriwether. This enlarged forge area will offer age-appropriate, safe craftsmanship in the art of [...]

  • BMX Pump Track & Mountain Biking Trails Added to Camp Meriwether

    Don't miss Camp Meriwether's new, state-of-the-art BMX pump track this summer! Scouts (and adults too) will enjoy the chance to master new tricks on the pump track, or explore Camp Meriwether's terrain by bike [...]

  • Land Sails - Camp Meriwether, Cascade Pacific Council, BSA

    Land Sails Arrive at Camp Meriwether

    The newest adventure activity has arrived at Camp Meriwether. The Land Sails were assembled and prepped for use this past weekend. They will be ready for Scouts to use this summer and maybe even sooner [...]

“All staff was friendly, said hello to our Scouts and were approachable. The mealtime announcer was awesome, and so helpful when we needed something.”

Sara Ainsworth, Troop 7350 - Cascade Pacific Council, BSA

This is the second time our troop has chosen Meriwether and both have been highlight trips! Our Eagle Scouts who just graduated said Camp Meriwether was their favorite camp of all the properties we visited. — Troop 745

Elliott Brown, Troop 300, Cascade Pacific Council - Oregon

Camp Meriwether Activities

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Try Sandboarding

Put your snowboarding skills to test on the sand dunes of the Oregon coast. Blaze downhill on a sandboard as your friends cheer you on from the top, or challenge your Scoutmaster to a race. Sandboarding will test your balance and endurance as you’re sure to enjoy this adrenaline rush! Try sandboarding for yourself – register now for Camp Meriwether!

Camp Meriwether. Beach digging. Tillamook, Oregon.

Test your Strength at New Heights

See the coast from a new perspective as you climb the 72′ climbing tower in the center of camp. Meriwether’s state-of-the-art climbing tower is open to Scouts of all ages throughout your week at camp. If you’re interested in earning your Climbing Merit Badge, time is reserved for you to practice and master your climbing skills.

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BMX Pump Track

In response to popular demand, Camp Meriwether now includes a state-of-the-art BMX pump track and over 2 miles of forested mountain biking trails. Scouts who have enjoyed the BMX pump track at neighboring Cub Scout Camp Clark, will appreciate the chance to continue to develop their biking skills at Scouts BSA Camp Meriwether.

Grab a bike and we’ll see you on the track this summer!

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Improve your Marksmanship

With safety a priority, Camp Meriwether’s state-of-the-art shooting sports complex, provides the space and instruction needed to safe shooting skills and techniques. Whether you’re interested in archery, rifle or shotgun shooting, you’ll receive training from our professional experts and earn merit badges during your stay at Camp Meriwether.

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Planning for Camp

2020 Camp Meriwether Sessions

Session 1: June 21 – June 27

Session 2: June 28 – July 4

Session 3: July 05 – July 11

Session 4: July 12 – July 18

Session 5: July 19- July 25

Session 6: July 26 – Aug. 01

Session 7: Aug. 02 – Aug. 08

Session 8: Aug. 09 – Aug. 15

Did you know about Rover Camp?

Rover Camp at Meriwether is for Scouts BSA youth who cannot attend camp with their troop or who want to attend an extra week of camp.  They can sign up to be a Rover at Camp Meriwether.   In the Rover program, individual Scouts form a troop for a week under adult leadership provided by the camp. To learn more about Rover Camp, please contact Jeanette Leach.

Register Today

2020 Prices

Fees for 2020 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: $410 | $391 for in Council troops

Sessions 2, 7, 8: $393 | $374 for in Council troops

Session 3, 4, 5: $427 | $407 for in Council troops

Price for adults: $179 | $171 for in Council troops (1 free adult for every 8 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).

2020 Session Dates and Pricing

Reserve your camp now for the summer of 2020! Camp prices, session dates and registration are now available for Camp Meriwether. Early bird pricing is available between now and Aug. 31. Camp sessions fill up quickly so plan ahead and reserve your spot.

Did you know about Rover Camp?

Rover Camp at Meriwether is for Scouts BSA youth who cannot attend camp with their troop or who want to attend an extra week of camp.  They can sign up to be a Rover at Camp Meriwether.   In the Rover program, individual Scouts form a troop for a week under adult leadership provided by the camp. To learn more about Rover Camp, please contact Jeanette Leach.

Register Today

Accommodations

Camp Meriwether features three different types of campsites: Adirondacks, Tents and Mini-dacs.

An Adirondack is a wooden structure with three walls, bunks and an open front. Tent sites are a wooden platform with a canvas Scout tent. Mini-dacs are the same size as tents, but have four wooden walls, a metal roof and an open doorway.

Meals are served family style in Camp Meriwether’s warm and expansive dining hall – large enough to host every Scout and adult on the property.

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.

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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.

Property Rental Information

Camp Meriwether

17500 Cape Lookout Road
Cloverdale, OR 97112

To send mail to a Scout at camp:
{Scouts first and last name} {Troop #}
Camp Meriwether, (session dates)
17500 Cape Lookout Road
Cloverdale, OR 97112

Nationally Accredited Camp

This camp is nationally accredited by the Boy Scouts of America through its National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP). This program helps councils elevate camps to new levels of excellence. Each camp is reviewed based on rigorous standards. The goal is to 1) ensure that each camper and leader has a fun, high-quality program consistent with BSA brand; and 2) ensure the health, safety and well-being of every camper, leader, visitor and staff member while participating in a BSA accredited camp.