About

Camp Long is one of Seattle's best kept secrets. Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history. Rental facilities include a lodge with one meeting room, kitchen space, 10 cabins, two covered picnic areas, group fire ring, and climbing rock. A talented staff of naturalists lead group environmental education and rock climbing classes. Programs at Camp Long are fun, interactive experiences for all ages.

Challenge Course Training

Love to work with people? Then this may be the training for you. In this series of training, you will work on group management skills, leadership and effective communication. These skills are transferable to many fields and areas of employment. Contact Matt Kostle at matt.kostle@seattle.gov or call 206-684-7434 for details! Download the poster.

Intro to Facilitation
($160)
October 15th & 16th: 8am-6pm

Low Course
($160)
October 22nd & 23rd: 8am-6pm

History

Camp Long was once a little used, 68 acre corner of the West Seattle Golf Course. In 1937 Seattle Park Board member, Archie Phelps, Judge William Long, Ben Evans of the Seattle Park Department and Clark Schurman, well known Scout leader, expert mountaineer and wilderness camp developer, embarked on a mission. They wanted to acquire and develop this land to make it into a place for organized scouting groups to learn camping skills. They were joined by a committee of representatives of youth groups, City Council members, other concerned citizens and supportive agencies and councils. Together they worked hard to create Camp Long and protect its natural beauty.