Camp Reiter ~ Obsidian
Summer Camp 2020
2020 is cancelled because of COVID-19 concerns.
Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho ~ Chemeketan Campground
Friday August 7 - Friday August 14
Looking across Sawtooth Lake at Mt. Regan
Heading into the Sawtooths at the 2000 Obsidian Summer Camp
We are going back to the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho for Obsidian Summer Camp for the 6th
time. Rick Ahrens’ summer
camp history shows five previous Summer Camps in the Sawtooths - Camp Chase in
1961 at Redfish Lake, Camp Lowry in 1983 up the Yankee Fork of the Salmon at the
Bonanza Campground, Camp Montgomery in 1994 at the Chemeketan Campground, the
Three Sages Camp in 2000 (Chemeketan CG) and Camp Hamilton in 2008 (Bonanza CG).
I have attended the last four of those camps and look forward to
returning to one of my favorite Summer Camp locations at the Chemeketan CG.
The Chemeketan Campground, between Stanley and Ketchum, Idaho, is at the
headwaters of the Salmon River. There is something for everybody in the
Sawtooths! Hiking, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, soaking in hot springs,
climbing Mt. Borah (Idaho’s highest peak) , viewing wildlife, visiting the
Yankee Fork dredge and Custer ghost town, taking the boat across Redfish Lake to
hike or rock climb and possibly visiting the White Clouds Mountains.
Summer Camp will begin Friday, August 7. Please do not
arrive at camp before 1:00PM. Friday dinner will be the first meal served.
A continental breakfast, fixings to pack your own lunch and a catered
dinner will provided each day. Camp will end Friday August 14
Where is the Chemeketan Campground exactly?
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How far is the Chemeketan CG from Eugene and how do you get
there? Most directly it is about 580 miles.
Here is a
map of that route.
Watch the Obsidian Bulletin and this page for more information
about Camp Reiter. A registration
form for Camp Reiter will be included with the April Obsidian Bulletin
and will be available here too.
Online signup for members will be Sunday April 12 starting at 7:00AM and
for nonmembers 3 days later. The Camp
Reiter Rally is scheduled for Friday, May 1st at 7:00PM at the
Adventure Maps, Inc.
Sawtooth & White Cloud Mountains Trail Map,
This is a very good map of the area trails. Available online:
Trails of the Sawtooth and Boulder-White
Cloud Mountains, 6th Edition, 2017 by Margaret Fuller
Stanley Trailhead to Idaho Adventure - Lot of commercials from the
Stanley Chamber of Commerce
Stanley Ranger Station - Ranger station in the area
John Jacobsen, Summer Camp Boss
As additional information becomes available, we will post
Oh, the Places We Have Been
Link to some past Summer Camps