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    Camp Melakwa Oregon Boy Scouts Camp Melakwa Oregon Trail Council

    Located at the crest of the Cascade mountains near McKenzie Bridge. Camp Melawka offers a rugged and fun High Adventure for your Troop's Summer.

    Oregon Trail Council's Camp Melakwa on the west edge of the Three Sisters Wilderness, with easy access to Middle Sister and Belknap Crater [rappel down, crawl out a tube, not for the large or claustrophobic]. There is harder access to South Sister, and easy drives to all the other stuff I mentioned. It's right near McKenzie Pass on Highway 242, just east of Sisters. You might encounter snow or "big melakwas" in June/July.

    Get your campsite reservation in now for Camp Melakwa because itís going to be a summer of adventure. After last winterís record snow fall, camp staff and Camp Melakwa committee members are gearing up.

    Melakwa Boy Scout Camp Forest

    Oregon Trail Council, BSA offers a tremendous high adventure sytle camp in the Sister's Wilderness of the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon.

    Hiking, camping, cooking, swimming, you name it, Camp Melakwa has it! 1st year campers will be attended to while experienced Scouts summit the Middle Sister or repel into lava tubes!

    Full merit badge program and so much more!

    Camp Melakwa is located in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. It is situation between Highways 126 and 242. There is a trail around Lake Melakwa, and from Council Bluffs you can see the Three Sisters Mountains.

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    Camping Merit Badge BSA Merit Badge Program

    This facility features resources for a great number of Boy Scout Merit Badge outdoor activity programs and high adventure campouts. A quality merit badge program is important for building character and valuable life skills.

    Off-Season Availability: - Families, scout troops and other youth groups may inquire about openings to camp during the off-season and use these facilities.

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    Camp Fee Waiver / Credits

    Many BSA Camp Facilities will waiver the camping fee for each participant in the group that completes a four-hour service project for the camp. [Need Ideas: Trail Repair / Camp Signage / Info Kiosk / Tent Repair / Painting and Maintenance / Weed Control / Road Repair / Donate Supplies]

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