Chimney Park Scout Camp

Chimney Park Scout Camp is available to Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, and Venture Crews for weekend camping, day events, and week long adventures. In recent years the camp has been used for district day camps, klondike derbies, camporees, Order of the Arrow fellowships, Wood Badge training, and Scouter outdoor skills training courses. A klondike derby held by the Weld District in 2000 was featured in a Boys Life Magazine article the following year.

History

Chimney Park Scout Camp began in 1950 at a time when the U.S. Forest Service exhibited a tremendous feeling of magnanimity towards America’s youth, especially to those in Boy Scouting. This historic fifty year plus cooperative effort between the Longs Peak Council, BSA, and the Forest Service, USDA, annually provides camping and outdoor adventure activity opportunities to hundreds of Scouts and adult leaders.

The site was well over one hundred acres at the time it was leased to the Longs Peak Council for use as a Boy Scout Camp. With this lease came a year round facility for troop camping and a staffed summer camp operation. Over the years the size of the lease was reduced to 25.7 acres, and a lake was added. In the mid 1970s the council ceased operating summer camp, and since that time the camp has been managed by a volunteer Chimney Park Scout Camp Committee. This committee sees to maintenance, improvements, general use guidelines, and it invites additional adult Scouter participation. The committee is responsible to the Council Camping Committee.

Today the camp is available to Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, and Venture Crews for weekend camping, day events, and week long adventures. In recent years the camp has been used for district day camps, klondike derbies, camporees, Order of the Arrow fellowships, Wood Badge training, and Scouter outdoor skills training courses. A klondike derby held by the Weld District in 2000 was featured in a Boys Life Magazine article the following year.

Chimney Park Work Day

There is a work day scheduled at Chimney Park this spring – June 10, 2017.   Troops/Teams/Crews are welcome to camp that weekend if they are helping with the work day.  (No other reservations will be accepted for that weekend.)  The camping fees are waived for this weekend, but you do still need to send a reservation form if you want to camp – Chimney-Park-Reservation-Form.  Also, please register the number you will have attending via our Tentaroo registration site – Longs Peak Council-Tentaroo Registration

Facilities

The property surrounds a lake which is open to public access fishing. Wyoming fishing regulations apply and fishing licenses are required!

Baldwin Lodge is situated overlooking the lake, and it is a structure that can house up to 24 campers on mattress covered bunk beds. The cabin is heated by wood fire. A “white room” is available for food operations. A water well next to Baldwin Lodge provides a twelve month water supply.

Tent sites exist on the north side of the lodge and south side of the lake, and these sites have fire rings. Latrines are conveniently located on each side of the lake.

Near the water’s edge is a campfire circle that can be used for Order of the Arrow, advancement, and special ceremonies. Please Check with the Forest Service on fire ban status!