Eagle River Scout Camp
The walk into camp is worth the trip. Troops arrive Sunday afternoon and take the 1.3 mile walk with their personal gear into camp. Scouts and Leaders stay in one of the camp's cabins spread through out camp and enjoy eating all of their meals in the dining hall that overlooks Favorite Channel. Camp activities are scheduled around the tide so merit badge and activity times are scheduled to maximize both high and low tides. The camp is in a rain forest so be prepared with proper boots and rain gear to have the most positive experience while enjoying seeing the eagles, whales, sea lions and other animals that call this area home. Friday night campfires are always a big hit! The camp is far enough South in Alaska that there is dusk and night. It is not uncommon to see a cruise ship lit up at night making its way up the channel after campfire. Camp wraps up Saturday morning. The camp is very grateful to the local volunteers and organizations who come in and help make camp successful. Getting there is half the fun. For those traveling to camp from outside Juneau, the camp will make arrangements to pick you up from the airport or ferry and bring you to and from camp. The Council Office can also help with travel from Anchorage or the lower 48 to camp.
Apply to be on Camp Staff!
Does your child enjoy spending the summer outdoors? Do they enjoy working as part of a team? Do they need to earn some money this summer? Then they should apply to work at one of the Great Alaska Council's summer camps! We are looking for outstanding young men and women to join our team in 2017. Working on camp staff is a great summer job and provides valuable work experience. Camp teaches teamwork, problem-solving, personal responsibility, and many other valuable skills. Paid positions are available for staff age 15 and up.
Open positions at Eagle River Scout Camp:
- shooting sports director
- aquatics director
- youth staff and counselors-in-training