The Sequoia Council is blessed with 2 camp properties.
Camp Chawanakee 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 a complete group of permanent facilities. The new Lyles Lodge Dining Hall opened in 2017 and plans are underway for a new training center and first aid facility.
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 outings.
Reservations can be made by visiting the Chawanakee section of this website or by calling the Fresno Service Center at (559) 320-2100.
Camp David Wortman is located near the town of Badger at an elevation of 3,500 feet, adjacent to Hartland Christian Camp, 50 miles northeast of Visalia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It encompasses approximately 60 acres of heavily wooded land. There are 17 rustic style campsites along with some very scenic hiking trails and a small lodge. No phones or mail service available. Direct all correspondence to a Council Service Center: To use Camp Wortman for Unit Camping or Activities please contact the Visalia Scout Service Center at (559) 732-3424.
Camp David Wortman Driving Directions
56651 Eshom Valley Road
Badger, CA 93603
N 36° 38.011 W 118° 57.227