Camp Parsons


Camp Parsons is situated on the Olympic Peninsula "where the mountains meet the sea". This remarkable setting offers the rare experience of canoeing on glassy salt water, while gazing along a densely forested shoreline. Camp Parsons is one of the oldest Scout camps in America, providing wilderness adventure to Scouts and Scouters since 1919. Special features include the climbing tower, 16-position rifle and archery ranges, and the Fort Dukabush museum. Swimming, canoeing, and sailing in the saltwater aquatics area are other popular activities available to visitors.

Campsites feature either canvas tents with platforms, "stents" (wooden tent structures) or Adirondack shelters with bunks, as well as showers and flush toilets. 

Camp Parsons is accredited through the BSA National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP).

For rental information, click HERE.

Scroll down for information about Boy Scout Summer Camp and High Adventure programs! Check out Camp Parsons on Facebook and Twitter to the right too!→

If you are interested in staffing at Boy Scout Summer Camp, visit the Camp Staff Opportunities page HERE.


Adventure and unforgettable experiences lie ahead for Boy Scouts and leaders at week-long summer camp. Many merit badges can be completed at the archery and rifle ranges, the aquatics area, and the Craft Lodge.

For an overhead view of Camp Parsons check out the video HERE.



2017 Camp Parsons Reservation Flyer   Complete fillable form and print out
Camp Parson Leaders Guide
Annual Health & Medical Record Available online only
We accept all BSA medical forms completed by a physician or licensed practitioner within 12 months of the end of the month Scout or adult is attending camp. National Jamboree and national high adventure health forms are also accepted.
Camp Parsons Advancement Schedule
Camp Parsons Daily Schedule

Camp Parsons Map
Directions to Camp
Refund Policy
Special Needs Form

Online Summer Camp Payments (credit card only; 2% service charge)

Check out a troop video on YouTube HERE (Footage by Scouts!)

Testimonials from 2016 Camp Parsons attendees


Scouts who are unable to attend summer camp with their troop or want to go alone, they can attend camp as part of the Provisional Troop at either Camp Pigott or Camp Parsons. Scouts sign up individually for this program and are grouped together with other single scouts or assigned to a troop at camp.  Adult leaders are assigned.  
2017 Provisional Troop reservations are open!

2017 Provisional Troop Reservation Flyer
Complete fillable form and print out


Camp Parsons high adventure treks will challenge older Scouts who are looking for an excellent outdoor experience.Canoe/Kayaking Trek: Scouts will canoe along the shores of the Hood Canal, viewing unmatched scenery and wildlife while meeting the challenges of navigation and planning. 

Registration for 2017 High Adventure is now open!

2017 Parsons High Adventure Registration Flyer Complete fillable form and print out
Annual Health & Medical Record (available online)
Part D To be reviewed with medical professional during physical exam
Parsons High Adventure Information

Online Parsons High Adventure Payments (credit card only; 2% service charge)


For those wishing to stay at a nearby campground and visit their troop during the day, the nearest recommended campgrounds are Olympic National Forest Seal Rock Campground and Dosewallips State Park. For information on Seal Rock, click HERE. For information on Dosewallips, click HERE.