About

Camp Long is one of Seattle's best kept secrets. In addition to being a park and an event space, Camp Long has a multitude of activities: it's a lovely place to rent a cabin, learn and teach about the environment, take a 4H Challenge Ropes Course, or learn climbing techniques at Schurman Rock. It also home to two great summer day camps for kids. Entrance at SW Dawson & 35th SW. Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park also has rental facilities include a lodge with one meeting room, kitchen space, 10 cabins, two covered picnic areas, and a group fire ring. A talented staff of naturalists lead group environmental education and rock climbing classes. Programs at Camp Long are fun, interactive experiences for all ages.

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.