Camp MeriwetherCloverdale, Oregon
Camp Meriwether is a 790-acre scout camp operated by the Cascade Pacific Council, BSA and sited along the Oregon coast just south Cape Lookout. The camp property rises from two miles of broad, sandy beach, over sea cliffs, sand dunes, a freshwater lake and sprawling coastal forests. The camp, established in 1927, has traditionally welcomed scout troops for week-long summer excursions that reinforce the core scouting values of preparedness and strength of character through a wide array of educational and recreational activities.
Over time, the camp has grown from its historic lodge to include cabins, campsites, shooting ranges, a waterfront and Discovery Lodge, a modern, multi-purpose dining facility. The camp also features a faithful reconstruction of Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark’s encampment for the winter of 1805-06.
In an effort to increase utilization of the camp, and to adapt to the needs of today’s youth, Camp Meriwether is expanding its offerings to serve as a site for Oregon’s Outdoor School: a state sponsored outdoor enrichment program that takes fifth and six grade students into nature for a multi-day, immersive experience. GBD is assisting Camp Meriwether strengthen its ability to host Outdoor School by expanding its educational and lodging facilities. An existing boat storage facility will transform into a lakeside ecology center, anchoring a new elevated boardwalk that will highlight various aspects of the coastal habitat. Closer to Discovery Lodge, new dormitory cabins will provide year-round accommodations for Outdoor School students and their instructors.
Through our work at Camp Meriwether, GBD is proud to support the Cascade Pacific Council in their ongoing efforts to provide Oregon’s youth with a vital connection to nature.
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