Keowa: Area- C.O.P.E. & Climbing

Camp Keowa is now boasting a brand new C.O.P.E. Course with both high and low elements. C.O.P.E. stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience and is a program that helps scouts achieve the following goals; Teamwork, Communication, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Self Esteem, Trust, and Leadership. We are installing a total of 13 Low COPE elements and 14 High COPE elements, including a 350-foot “Slide-For-Life” Zip-line!

This gives us the fantastic opportunity to offer your troop a private program session to take advantage of our elements. Low-COPE (1.5 hours) is perfect for strengthening your patrols, and high COPE (3 hours) will keep your older scouts coming back year after year.

Additionally, we will run a Progressive COPE program for scouts 13 years and older, where they will join other scouts their age in a daily, week-long challenging COPE experience! Scouts who are 13 may enjoy Progressive COPE Mon-Fri at 3:30.

Scoutmasters may schedule their troop for a High or Low COPE slot with the Program Director upon arrival on Sunday. Scouts must be 13 years old to participate in high-course elements, and Scout Age for low-course elements. Long pants must be worn.



The Thomas I. Bardong Alliance Climbing and Rappelling Tower continues to amaze new and old campers. Standing 35 feet high on the banks of Crystal Lake, this tower is a site to behold. The tower allows Scouts to take Climbing Merit Badge as well as the opportunity for scouts to climb three different faces of the tower and to rappel back down a fourth side. Our experienced and certified staff will work closely with your boys to teach them the sport and develop a passion for climbing.

For any interested adults we also offer the Climb On! Safety award.

Troop Climbs by request through the Program Director - schedule Sunday upon arrival.