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"Family Camp is the premier location for
scouting and non scouting families to have a fun and relaxing vacation."

Be sure to call the Fresno office to check availability before mailing this in.

2014 Reservation Form

2014 Guidelines
2014 Map

Please note we can no longer allow pets at Family Camp except seeing eye dogs

Family camp runs from June 8th 2014 and ends August 23rd 2014. If you'd like to make a reservation we will start accepting reservations January 2nd 2014. To make a reservation call the Fresno Office at (559) 320-2100 Ext 107. Spaces are available on a first come first serve basis so don't wait too long. We offer the following types of camping spots:

Regular Weeks
Tent Spot Pitch your own tent. Hold up to six people per site. $28 / night*
RV Bring your own RV into camp. $35 / night*
Platform Cabin An enclosed wood cabin with screen windows and tarp roof. Offers two metal frame beds with mattresses. You can also pitch an extra tent outside your cabin for an additional $20. $42 / night*
June 29th - July 5th Holiday Week
Tent Spot Pitch your own tent. Hold up to six people per site. $45 / night*
RV Site Bring your own RV into camp. $50 / night*
Platform Cabin An enclosed wood cabin with screen windows and tarp roof. Offers two metal frame beds with a mattresses. You can also pitch an extra tent outside your cabin for an additional $20. $60 / night
Extra
You are allowed to bring two cars per campsite. If you bring more then that there is a $5 per car fee for the extra vehicles.
*Campsites 4, 6, 9 and 11 have electrical outlets in the sites so there is an extra fee of $3 per night.

 

Campsites Available to Rent

1 Tent 2 Tent 3 Platform Cabin
4 Platform Cabin* 5 Tent 6 Platform Cabin*
7 Platform Cabin 8 RV / Tent 9 RV / Tent*
10 RV / Tent 11 Host 12 RV / Tent
13 Tent 14 Tent 15 Tent
16 Tent 17 Tent 18 Tent
19 Tent 20 Tent 21 Tent
22 Platform Cabin 23 Tent 24 Platform Cabin
25 Tent 26 Tent 27 Tent
28 Tent        

In order for Family Camp to be enjoyed by all a few guidelines have been set by camp management.

Camp Uses: The use of the basic Camp Chawanakee program areas in the scout portion of camp, the observation of special events, campfires and programs are not available to Family Camp participants unless prior arrangements are made with the Camp Chawanakee Camp Director at least 24 hours in advance.

Reservations: Reservations for family camp must be made through the Fresno Service Center at least ten days before arrival at camp. The Fresno Scout Service Center phone number is (559) 320-2100. All fees are due with your reservation form.

Fees: Family Camp fees include the use of the reserved camp site, a private shower, and restroom facility. Water is available for cooking and drinking. Limited electricity is available.

Refund Policy: Request for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Fresno Service Center a minimum of two weeks prior to your arrival at Family Camp. All Fees are non-refundable.

Occupancy: Occupancy is limited to one week during camp operation. Check out time is 11:00 A.M. on the last day of stay, and arrival is permitted anytime after 12:00 noon. Limit per site is 6 persons per night. A charge of $10 per day will be made for each person over the six-person limit. A maximum of two vehicles per site is permitted. Additional vehicles will be charge $5. Please note the road into camp is a dirt road.

Meals: Meals may be prepared in the campsite. Purchased meals are not available.

Vehicles: BSA and Camp Chawanakee policy forbid passengers from riding in the back of trucks or trailers. Use of motorcycles in the camp area is not permitted. Motorcycles may be quietly driven out of the camp to the main road. ATV use is strictly prohibited in any area of Camp Chawanakee.

Bathrooms & Showers: Shower time is limited to five minutes in order to meet the needs of all family campers and allow the water heaters to maintain water temperature.

Equipment: One table is set aside for each campsite. Campers in Wall Tents are also provided with cots and mattresses. Do not remove any equipment from your campsite without the permission of the Family Camp host.

Beach Use:

  1. Motorboats are to be beached in the grass area only
  2. Family Camp Cove is reserved for swimming, fishing (must have fishing license) and canoeing.
  3. Boats traversing the area must obey the posted 5-mile an hour speed limit. The Fresno County Sheriff�s Department enforces this.
  4. Water Skiing can be done beyond the posted No Wake Zone.
  5. No lifeguards are on duty-Use of the water is at your own risk.

**Please Note No alcoholic beverages and, or non-prescription drugs.

  • No firearms and, or fireworks.
  • No pets (guide dogs excepted).
  • All reservations are on a first come-first serve basis.

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