Do you long for that carefree summer camp feeling? Do you miss the smell of pine cabins, and falling asleep to the sound of crickets after sunny days of adventures? Well, Camp Chawanakee is a Boy Scout Camp in the Sierra Foothills that knows how you feel. This 100-acre camp is located on Shaver Lake, 5,300 feet above sea level. Although it’s only a four hour drive from the Bay Area, it feels like another world.
Camp Chawanakee is a great destination for camping, an economical place for ski lodging, or for a corporate retreat. Chawanakee is open year-round accommodating most lodging and adventure needs you could imagine with 11 new cabins and dining hall.
Activities at Camp Chawanakee include rock climbing, zip lining, riflery, archery, and boating on the lake. One can also simply enjoy the peaceful nature of the grounds and make sweet memories around a campfire.
Although Camp Chawanakee hosts Boy Scout campers during the summer there are still ways to enjoy the land. If you are not part of the Boy Scout program and wish to still visit Camp Chawanakee over the summer, they have Family Camp, which is a public campground that has access to the lake as well as 3 showers and 2 toilets. Additionally, Club Chawanakee is open the weekend before and the weekend of Labor Day. Club Chawanakee is a way for families to enjoy their weekends with less stress on the logistics. They set up tents with bedding, and meals are provided so you can truly have that easy living, summer camp feeling.
To learn more about Camp Chawanakee visit their website http://www.seqbsa.org/.