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 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.

Camp Contact Information

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

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


Adventure and unforgettable experiences lie ahead for 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. Come celebrate 100 years of exceptional camping at the country's oldest continuous Boy Scout camp West of the Mississippi! 
We welcome new female troops to camp!

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

Registration for 2019 Camp Parsons is now open!

2019 Camp Parsons Online Registration
2019 Camp Parsons 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 Map
Camp Parsons Campsites
Directions to Camp

Refund Policy
Special Needs Form

*Important*New BSA Rule Requirements For Troop Leaders At Camp

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

Testimonials from Camp Parsons attendees

If you have questions about the online registration process, here is a good place to start: Registration FAQs


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.  

2019 Camp Parsons Online Registration


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. 

2019 Parsons High Adventure registration is now open!  

2019 Parsons Kayaking High Adventure
2019 Parsons Canoeing High Adventure

Annual Health & Medical Record
(available online)

Part D To be reviewed with medical professional during physical exam


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.