FAQ

Camp Kiwanilong is a rustic camp – not a resort, so knowing what to expect and planning accordingly will ensure a positive experience.

  • What do I need to bring to camp?
    For most of the year, bring clothes that you can wear on warm days and cool nights. Be prepared for rain. Cabin bunks are wood surfaces, so bring a sleeping pad and a sleeping bag. Bring towels, toiletries, flashlight, swimsuits and sandals or flip-flops as it is not recommended you go barefoot outside the cabins. We suggest you bring bug repellent, preferably not in an aerosol can.
  • How rustic is rustic?
    Four cabins have electricity, and two of those have heat and a ¾ bath. The remaining thirteen overnight cabins have no electricity or water. Campers share the “castle,” a large modern restroom and shower house. Boyington Lodge, which houses the kitchen and dining hall, has electricity, water, heat, a fireplace, and two ADA accessible bathrooms. There is a large covered outdoor shelter that includes a stage, electrical outlets and a fire pit.
  • Do you provide a cook?
    Meals are provided for the camp’s own summer youth resident programs, but visiting groups must provide their own kitchen staff and food supplies. Small groups often bring prepared food for minimal preparation and clean up. The kitchen has a large commercial-grade stove, mixer and dishwasher. Plates, silverware and glasses for 100, plus serving platters, pots, pans and cooking utensils are available for use, as well as a walk-in cooler and multiple freezers.
  • Do you provide a lifeguard on the waterfront?
    A lifeguard is on duty at Long Lake during the camp’s own programs, but visiting groups must supply their own lifeguard when using the swimming area or canoes.
  • Do visiting groups need their own insurance?
    Yes. Visiting groups need their own insurance to cover their program and participants while at Camp Kiwanilong.
  • What kinds of activities can be accommodated at camp?
    Swimming, boating, campfires, outdoor cooking and hiking are all readily accessible at Camp Kiwanilong. There are numerous open fields, a forest, a lake, wetland areas, an arboretum and nature trails within and near the camp. There is an archery range, nature barn and craft house (visiting groups must furnish their own supplies). Boyington Lodge has a fireplace and tables and benches that can be arranged to make a large open area. Shrager Shelter has a stage, electrical outlets, movable benches and a fire pit. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are available for your use.
  • What attractions are nearby?
    Fort Clatsop, Fort Stevens State Park, the Pacific Ocean, the Peter Iredale shipwreck, historic Native American sites, and the cities of Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach are within just a few miles.
  • How far away is the nearest town?
    Warrenton is less than three miles from camp. It offers several grocery stores, a post office, gas stations and numerous restaurants. Astoria and Seaside have additional shops and restaurants.
  • Are animals allowed at camp?
    We ask that you not bring pets to camp, but instead enjoy the critters who call Camp Kiwanilong home.
  • Does Camp Kiwanilong have sweatshirts and t-shirts available for sale?
    Yes, please contact the ranger onsite.
  • Is smoking allowed on site?
    The camp is a smoke free, drug free area.