Now year-round camping is available at Camp Chawanakee with the addition of 11 new log cabins. Your Scout unit can spend a weekend or more on beautiful Shaver Lake located at the 5,200 ft elevation level in the central Sierra. Camp is about 1 hour north east of Fresno, CA following Route 168 to Shaver Lake Village. Once at Shaver Lake Village, turn right onto Dinkey Creek Road and proceed about 1.5 miles to the Camp entrance road on your left. Take this road 2 miles to Camp Chawanakee. Winter conditions do vary. Some weekends the road will be passable with SUVs, cars, etc. Other weekends will require snow machines, cross country skies, snowshoes or hiking. Refunds are available for those who cannot make it into Camp due to weather conditions.
All Fees are non-refundable with the exception of weather conditions preventing you from getting into camp. Request for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Fresno Service Center or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Host/Camp Master Program
The camp office will be used as camp host/camp master housing during most weekends outside of the summer camp season. The camp host will be there to welcome your group and help you with locating your cabin and giving you support and instructions. Camp hosts are trained and experienced Scouting volunteers. During your stay at camp, some camp hosts may offer program opportunities for your group – if you wish. Some camp hosts may have special skills and hobbies to share with your youth. Program opportunities such as shooting sports, cooking, outdoor education, climbing, COPE, fishing, crafts, Scout skills and various merit badges may be available. In all cases, the current Guide to Safe Scouting will be followed to determine activity guidelines and participation.
Located in and around the parking lot area. One is ADA compliant. The cabins are 17′ by 31′ and each contains a flush toilet, vanity, shower and kitchenette. Cabins have lights and heat. Beds have mattresses. Each cabin can sleep 7 people. There is a sitting area and a front porch.
Located just south of the parking lot. These are 14′ by 20′ and can sleep 6 people in three bunk beds. These cabins have lights and heat. Beds have mattresses. Each cabin has a front porch.
Description of Cabins:
-We have 4 Cub Cabins located just south of the parking lot. These are 14′ by 20′ and can sleep 6 people in three bunk beds. These cabins have lights and heat. Beds have mattresses. Each cabin has a front porch. All 10 cabins as a group can sleep a total of 66 people.
-There are 6 Elkhorn Cabins located in and around the parking lot area. One is ADA compliant. The cabins are 17′ by 31′ and each contain a flush toilet, vanity, shower and kitchenette. Cabins have lights and heat. Beds have mattresses. Each cabin can sleep 7 people. There is a sitting area and a front porch.
-We have one camp office/camp host cabin which is 20′ by 42′. This cabin contains a flush toilet, vanity, shower and kitchenette. Cabins have lights and heat. Beds have mattresses. This cabin can sleep 7 people. There is a sitting area and a front porch. This cabin is ADA compliant and has a restroom which can be used by the public as well as the cabin occupants. (Outdoor access as well as ADA access via the front porch and front door.) This cabin is generally not for rent but will house our Camp Master/Camp Host.
We have 12 tent cabins that have wooden sides and a tent roof. Each cabin can sleep up to 4 people. Tent cabins have cots and mattresses. The tent cabins have lights but no heat.
Weekend check in is late Friday afternoon and Sunday check out is by noon.
- Rental Fees:
- Cub Cabins we have 4 cabins
- 14′ by 20′ sleeps up to 6 per cabin.
- $60 per night per cabin for Scout groups
- Elkhorn Cabins we have 6 cabins
- 17′ by 31′ sleeps 7 per cabin with flush toilet, vanity, shower, kitchenette, sitting room
- $125 per night per cabin for Scout Groups
- Tent Cabins we have 12 tent cabins*
- 12′ by 12′ sleeps up to 4 per cabin
- $25 per night per cabin for Scout Groups
- *Tent Cabins are in use from May through October. They are not used in the winter months.
- Bathrooms & Showers:
- Elkhorn cabins have a built in shower and bathroom as part of the rental. Cub cabins can make use of the shower building on the hill provided it has not been winterized. In winter the shower and latrine behind the dining hall will be available.
How to Reserve Cabins:
Check online at www.seqbsa.org/cabins and check date availability. You reserve and pay online. Call the Fresno Scout Service Center with questions at 559-320-2100 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Prices subject to possible changes each year. During the Boy Scout summer camp season and Club Chawanakee weekends, some cabins will be available for rent to Scout related families.