Leader's Guide if you are a new troop coming to camp or if
you want to know what's new for 2013.
To make a reservation
please call the Fresno Office at (559) 320-2100 Ext 107 to find
availability and to make a reservation for a site.
We want you!
As a member of the Camp Chawanakee Team.
Staff Application PDF
CIT Application PDF here
Continuing to improve camp
Welcome to the pride of the Sequoia Council Camp Chawanakee.
The camp was founded on Shaver Lake in 1946 by a grant from the
federal government, the Civilian Conservation Corps and Southern California
Edison Power Company. The first year of operation was 1947. Camp Chawanakee has grown from a capacity of 100 Scouts and
no facilities to today's 4400 Scouts and Scouters with complete group of
The camp operates nine one-week long sessions for the summer season from
June to August, accommodating 500+ Scouts and Adults in 23 campsites at a
time, while simultaneously offering a family camping area nearby.
Camp Chawanakee offers opportunities for Scouts to develop their unit and
personal programs in a concentrated weeklong full-time scouting achievement
environment. There is the Trail to First Class program for new and junior
scouts as well as the opportunity for Scouts to earn their choice of over 40
merit badges. For the more accomplished Scouts there are the Trails of
Chawanakee, The 52' climbing tower, rifle and shotgun shooting, sail
boating, C.O.P.E. Course and overnight adventure
The first step in making a reservation for camp is to contact Joseph at
(559) 320-2100 Ext 107 to find out what is available for camp. After that
you will be required to mail in the reservation paperwork and your initial
deposit. Remember a reservation is not valid without the $100 per patrol site
deposit. Campsite reservations made without deposits will be held for 30 days
after which the reservation is subject to cancellation.