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.
All meals are provided. Each pack will have a campsite and cabins assigned to them. Campers who need to leave each day will still have a cabin to place their gear and are encouraged to ride their bikes, with helmets, in and out of camp. Cabins have bunk beds but do not have pads. Campers need to dress for rain as it is common in Juneau. One of the highlights of camp is Saturday when families are invited to come into camp, spend the morning and leave with their Cub Scouts after lunch.
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. 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.
Staff applications are available online: Click here to apply!
Bear Campsite (each cabin sleeps 8)
- Grizzly Bear Cabin
- Glacier Bear Cabin
- Brown Bear Cabin
- Black Bear Cabin
Beaver Campsite (each cabin sleeps 8)
- Beaver 1 Cabin
- Beaver 2 Cabin
- Beaver 3 Cabin
Eagle Campsite (each cabin sleeps 8 to 10)
- Golden Eagle Cabin
- Bald Eagle Cabin
- Sea Eagle Cabin
Elk Campsite (each cabin sleeps 8 to 10)
- Riddle 1 Cabin
- Riddle 2 Cabin
- Territorial Sportsman Cabin
Raven Campsite (each cabin sleeps 8 to 10)
- Raven 1 Cabin
- Raven 2 Cabin