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Please Note: This is an archived copy of the web site campwolverton.com.  That site was allowed to expire in March 2019. Prior to campwolverton.com, there was a site called wolvertonstaff.org.Neither of those sites were affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America or the Western Los Angeles County Council. These web sites were intended solely for the enjoyment of former members of the Camp Wolverton staff. Historical information regarding Camp Wolverton can be found on crescentbaycouncil.org




About Camp Wolverton

Camp Wolverton was a Boy Scout camp located in Sequoia National Park, California, at an elevation of 7,200 feet. The Camp opened in 1939 and was about one mile from the General Sherman Tree, and three miles from the Lodgepole Campground and Visitor's Center.  It was reportedly the only BSA camp in a National Park.

After retiring it's full summer camp program after the 1975 season, Camp Wolverton became a base camp in the shadows of beautiful red fir trees, some of which are probably 250 to 300 years old. The older and larger Sequoia trees are in the nearby Giant Forest. There was no electricity in the main Camp area after 1975; the only luxury being hot showers.

Each campsite used by Scouts, Scouters, and their families contained a picnic table, water, fire barrel, trash can, and a latrine. In the camp's later years, most troops used Wolverton as a base camp prior to leaving on a long-term hike into the High Sierra. These troops usually spent only a night or two in Camp. Other troops spent an entire week at Camp and set up their own summer camp program.

Even without a summer camp program from 1976 through 2011, there were many in-Camp opportunities, short day hikes, and Park Service activities available.

More information is available on this archived web site, and on crescentbaycouncil.org There is a Camp Wolverton history wall in the Wolverton-Robbins Nature Education Center at Camp Whitsett.

Despite the Camp being closed, Wolverton staff and friends continue to meet for yearly reunions.

The site of Camp Wolverton is now used on an occasional basis by the administration of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks for Park guests and researchers.