Camp Chawanakee

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Camp Chawanakee
Camp Chawanakee
Location 43485 Dinkey Creek Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93664

Camp Chawanakee is a BSA Summer Camp located on the shore of Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest, California. It is owned and operated by Sequoia Council (SC).


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.

Sequoia Council

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This district is part of The Sequoia Council (SC), headquartered in Fresno, California, and serves youth members and volunteer leaders through Scout units covers Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties. It is a local council (#027) of the Boy Scouts of America. All youth are invited to join scouting.

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