Blue skies and warm winds on the eastern slope of Mt. Hood attract hundreds of Scouts to this pine forested camp each year. The most unique and special feature of Camp Baldwin is the string of horses available for the Horsemanship merit badge and trail rides, The Friday evening barbecue followed by Baldwin's American Heritage campfire, is the highlight of a Scout's summer camp week.

Lake Hanel offers trout fishing as well as a complete aquatics program. The Rock Climbing merit badge program is offered to third year campers. Extensive trail hikes are available to all .

Meals are served "Jamboree" style. The camp provides the food and menus as well as chef tool and cooking kit, dutch oven and griddle for each patrol. The Scouts cook all but three meals in the campsite. Patrols become stronger because of this experience, especially valuable for newer Scouts.

Baldwin emphasizes outdoor activities that are packed, and fun for everyone. During the summer, a large herd of sixty horses fill the corral, and provide daily rides and overnight trips. While our horses are the center of attention at camp, we also provide a daring rock climbing program which will take you from novice to full fledged cliffhanger in a week. We also sport a mountain biking area, which teaches riding skills and bike repair as well as taking day and overnight rides in the forest areas surrounding camp. Baldwin also has a lake for swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing. Some of our other areas include nature, campcraft, handicraft, and the rifle and archery ranges.

Baldwin Raft Trips:
Camp Baldwin campers (age 13+) may choose to take an excursion off property to the Deschutes river for a one-day rafting trip.  Fee includes boat rental, guides, and lunch.  Troops will need to arrange transportation to the river. Fee for this program is $55 per person.

2009 Dates offered:
July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18.

These trips are for campers at Camp Baldwin only. To register for a rafting trip, CLICK HERE.

Please download the information packet for this event by clicking here. The information packet includes trip details, and a parental permission form required of all participants.

Baldwin Windsurfing Trips:
Camp Baldwin campers (age 13+) may choose to take an excursion off property to the Columbia river for a one-day windsurfing lessons trip held at a professional windsurfing school in the nearby town of Hood River.  Troops will need to arrange transportation to the town of Hood River. Fee for this program is $55 per person.

2009 Dates offered:
July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20.

These trips are for campers at Camp Baldwin only. To register for a windsurfing trip, CLICK HERE.

Please download the information packet for this event by clicking here. The information packet includes trip details, and a parental permission form required of all participants.