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 (during the summer), "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.
Scroll down for information about Scouts BSA Summer Camp and High Adventure programs! Check out Camp Parsons on Facebook to the right too!→
Summer Camp Staff: If you are interested in staffing at Summer Camp, visit the Camp Staff Opportunities page HERE.
SCOUTS BSA SUMMER CAMP
Adventure and unforgettable experiences lie ahead for Scouts and leaders at week-long summer camp at Camp Parsons. Many merit badges can be completed at the archery and rifle ranges, the aquatics area, and the Craft Lodge. Come experience 100 years of exceptional camping at the country's oldest continuous Scouts BSA camp West of the Mississippi!
We welcome new female troops to camp!
For an overhead view of Camp Parsons check out the drone video HERE.
2021 Camp Parsons Summer Camp
Reservations for 2021 Camp Parsons is now open!
Online Account Log In
for existing reservations
Roster & Merit Badge Sign Up Instructions
Annual Health & Medical Record
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
Campership Application For Chief Seattle Council Scouts
*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.
PARSONS HIGH ADVENTURE BASE
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.
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.