Welcome to Camp Meriwether
Scouts BSA camp (for boys and girls ages 11 – 17) | Cloverdale, Oregon (near Tillamook)
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 track. Water rockets, shooting sports, clamming and crabbing are also featured on the property.
Land sailing – new to Meriwether in 2019.
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.
Black powder rifle shooting at Camp Meriwether.
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!
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 [...]
A new way to feel the beaches of the Oregon Coast has hit Camp Meriwether: Land Sailing. Part sailboat, part cart, and all speed, land sailing is an incredibly fun, thrilling way to enjoy [...]
“All staff was friendly, said hello to our Scouts and were approachable. The mealtime announcer was awesome, and so helpful when we needed something.”
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
Camp Meriwether Activities
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!
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.
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!
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.
Planning for Camp
2019 Camp Meriwether Sessions
Session 1 (Boys & Girls): June 23 – June 29
Session 2 (Boys & Girls): June 30 – July 6
Session 3 (Boys only): July 07 – July 13
Session 4 (Boys & Girls): July 14 – July 20
Session 5 (Boys only): July 22- July 27
Session 6 (Boys & Girls): July 28 – Aug. 03
Session 7 (Boys & Girls): Aug. 04 – Aug. 10
Session 8 (Boys & Girls): Aug. 11 – Aug. 17
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: $375 | $355 for in Council troops
Sessions 2, 7, 8: $360 | $340 for in Council troops
Session 3, 4, 5: $390 | $370 for in Council troops
Price for adults: $155/adult (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.
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.
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.