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 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 Boy Scout Summer Camp, visit the Camp Staff Opportunities page HERE.


*It's Camp Parsons' Centennial Year!*

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. Come celebrate 100 years of exceptional camping at the country's oldest continuous Boy Scout camp West of the Mississippi!

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


This is Camp Parsons Centennial Year!  All camp sessions are currently full.  For updated information on availability, contact the Camping Department at 206-725-0361 or

2018 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
Directions to Camp

Refund Policy
Special Needs Form

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

Online Summer Camp Payments (credit card only; 3% service charge)
For existing reservations

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

Testimonials from Camp Parsons attendees

2019 Camp Parsons
We're going online!  Reservations for 2019 Camp Parsons Summer Camp will be open late spring or early summer.  Stay tuned!


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.  

All Camp Parsons sessions are currently full.  For updated information on additions to existing reservations, contact the Camping Department at 206-725-0361 or

There is still space available at Camp Pigott.  Click HERE for information.


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 is open for 2018!

2018 Parsons High Adventure Registration Flyer Complete fillable form and print out

Parsons High Adventure Information

Annual Health & Medical Record (available online)
Part D To be reviewed with medical professional during physical exam

Online Parsons High Adventure Payments (credit card only; 3% service charge)
For existing reservations


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.