Camp Pioneer Reservations

Outbound Adventure in the Heart of the Cascades

2021 Camp Pioneer Schedule & Prices

Fees for 2021 will be different depending on the session you attend and if you are in or out of Council please see the sessions listed below for the price of camp.  Price for adults: $189/adult or $181 for in Council troops (1 free adult for every 8 scouts with a maximum of 3 free adults).

If your session is marked as Full or Near Full, please contact the council office at (503)226-3423 to get on the waiting list or inquire about adding members to your reservation.   “Full Sessions” are close to capacity.  “Near Full” sessions have room but are typically reserved for units to add to their existing reservations.

All prices shown are per Scout.

SessionDatesBase PriceIn-Council PriceStatusRegister
Week 01June 27-July 3$418 (Earlybird $398)$398 (Earlybird $378)OpenRESERVE
Week 02July 4-10$399 (Earlybird $380)$380 (Earlybird $361)OpenRESERVE
Week 03Jul 11-17$436 (Earlybird $416)$416 (Earlybird $395)OpenRESERVE
Week 04July 18-24$436 (Earlybird $416)$416 (Earlybird $395)Near FullRESERVE
Week 05July 25-31$436 (Earlybird $416)$416 (Earlybird $395)OpenRESERVE
Week 06August 1-7$418 (Earlybird $398)$398 (Earlybird $378)Near FullRESERVE
Week 07August 8-14$399 (Earlybird $380)$380 (Earlybird $361)OpenRESERVE

About Camp Pioneer

For a small camp, Pioneer has great outdoor adventure to offer. Located in the scenic Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, this camp is a full-service, true “mountain camp.” Established in 1936 on Pine Lake in the shadow of Mt. Jefferson, the camp features rowing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, kayaking as well as Scoutcraft skills like cooking and pioneering.

Cascade Rangers

Cascade Rangers is Pioneer’s signature program designed to give older Scouts (14 – 17 years of age) a more challenging outdoor experience. Scouts have the opportunity to climb Mt. Jefferson (10,495′ elevation) or Three-Fingered Jack (7,844′ elevation), hike to Eight Lakes Basin and spend at least two nights out in the wilderness.

Location: Scenic Mount Jefferson Wilderness
For Ages: 11 – 17
Main Activities: High adventure outbound backpacking, all water and shooting sports. 

Forms & Guides

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Key Contacts

Chris Herold – (503) 225-5755
Camping Director

Gary Cuppy – (503) 965-6541
Ranger, Camp Meriwether / Clark

Jeanette Leach – (503) 225-5706
Camping Assistant

Steve Parks – (503) 965-6541
Ranger, Camp Meriwether / Clark

Property Facts

Mailing Address:
62681 Twin Meadows Road
Idanha, OR 97350

GPS Coordinates: 44. 33.357 N  /  121. 55.924 W

Location: Near Detroit Lake, halfway between Salem and Bend, Oregon along Highway 22; in the southern foothills of Mount Jefferson

Elevation: 4,500 ft.

Size: 48 acres

Date Acquired: 1936