|Location||Unnamed Road,, Chester, CA 96020|
Camp Fleischmann is the Boy Scout summer camp of the Nevada Area Council, located near Chester, California. The council leases the land from the United States Forest Service - Lassen National Forest. The camp was founded in 1953.
Located at the base of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Lassen Volcanic Park, we offer a full program of scouting, fun, and the outdoors. When Scouts attend Camp Fleischmann, they will be doing a lot more than just camping. While camping is one of the primary reasons someone joins Scouting, it is also an ideal opportunity to develop character, build teamwork skills, and grow as a leader.
Besides swimming in the temperate waters of the thermal spring-fed Lake Fleischmann, the waterfront offers sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and life saving instruction.
Shooting sports, including archery, .22 rifle, shotgun and black powder, always seem to be popular.
There are life sciences to be explored from insects, reptiles, mammal studies, fishing, forestry and geology just to name a few.
Metalworking (blacksmithing), tomahawks and wilderness survival are always high on the list at “The Ridge.”
Astronomy to Weather — A to W — doesn’t really do it justice and when you add in all the special events like Opening Camp Fire, the Seneca Run, Camp-wide Games and the Pow-Wow, the Scouts say it’s hard to pick what they want to do next.
This year also featured the beginning of a new ATV merit badge course that was pretty much maxed out every session.
Camp Fleischmann was established at the current location about 9 miles north of Chester in 1943 due to the generosity of Maximillian (Max) Charles Fleischmann, youngest son of the “Yeast King,” Charles L. Fleischmann, and is celebrating its 65th anniversary this summer.
Known as a multifaceted, multitalented man, Max Fleischmann was a manufacturer, explorer, naturalist, conservationist, capitalist, investor, aviator, yachtsman, hunter, author, banker and consummate outdoorsman along with being devout in his giving to philanthropic endeavors.
It was a legacy that lived on long after his death, and even for 20 years after the death of his wife Sarah in 1960, as the Fleischmann Foundation donated $192 million to charities mostly in Nevada and California.