Serving the Scouts and Scouters since 1947.
Celebrating 73 Years of Service in 2020
Welcome to the pride of the Sequoia Council, Camp Chawanakee. This historic 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, and opened in 1947. Camp Chawanakee has grown from a capacity of 100 Scouts and no facilities to today’s 4,400 Scouts and Scouters with complete array of permanent, up-to-date facilities.
Camp Chawanakee operates eight one-week sessions during the summer season from June to August, accommodating 500+ Scouts and adults in 23 campsites, along with a family camping area nearby.
Camp Chawanakee offers opportunities for Scouts to develop their unit and personal programs in a concentrated, full-time achievement environment. We offer the 1st Year Camper Program 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 we offer the Trails of Chawanakee, the 52′ climbing tower, rifle and shotgun shooting, sail boating, and C.O.P.E.
The first step in making a reservation for camp is to contact Daphne at (559) 320-2100 to determine camp availability. After that, you’ll need to mail in the reservation paperwork along with your initial deposit. Remember, a reservation is not valid without the $10 per person. Campsite reservations made without deposits will be held for 14 days, after which the site is available for others to reserve. For more information on camping and programs at Camp Chawanakee, call 559-320-2100.
See you at camp!