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Camp Long – West Seattle’s Premier Mountaineering Experience

Camp Long

Settled in West Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood, Camp Long’s 68-acre park offers a plethora of woodsy opportunities, including nature trails, overnight camping in rustic cabins, a rock-climbing feature, and education center.

The Camp Long 4H Challenge Course

Through a series of mental and physical activities, challengers of the 4H course at Camp Long will benefit from skill development through challenges involving logs, platforms, posts, rope, and wires attached to various trees and other structures.

Seattle Parks and Recreation partnered at Washington State University Extension 4H to create this comprehensive endurance test used for team building exercises and personal development.

Are you an individual or group seeking to try it out?

Schurman Rock at Camp Long

Schurman Rock at Camp Long is a great way to dive into rock-climbing – especially if you’re queasy about just hitting the mountain without much experience.

They offer climbing classes through their school and group program. These classes are led by safety-conscious specialists who enable all groups to use the “wonderfully restored structure.”

It’s open during regular business hours – Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm. Though they are closed when reserved and rented by a group.

A little bit of Schurman Rock history…

Designed by Clark Schurman, the attraction was originally named Monitor Rock. After Clark Schurman’s passing in 1955, the rock was renamed to Schurman Rock to commemorate its creator and their contribution to Camp Long and mountaineering.

More Rental Options at Camp Long

But probably the coolest thing about Camp Long is the rental facilities, which include The Lodge, their 10 rustic cabins, two separate picnic shelters, a large fire ring, parade grounds, and more! It’s truly a nature getaway – but it’s only a short drive from home!

The Lodge is definitely the most expansive rental option, which includes:

  • The Main Hall – a large, indoor facility with extra-tall ceilings and a maximum capacity of 72 people. The hall also features a cozy, brick fireplace and French Doors along the north and east walls.
  • The Wonder Lab – a basement-turned-activity room meant for smaller groups and a total capacity of 35 people. This room features tables, chairs, 2 sinks, and a whiteboard, making it perfect for education-based gatherings.
  • The Kitchen – a full kitchen available to rent, though you’ll have to bring your own supplies.

If you’re looking for a cozy getaway, try one of the 10 rustic cabins, each named after local mountain peaks! These cabins include:

  • 6 full-sized bed (in 3 sets of double bunks)
  • Outdoor entertaining area, with faucet, sink and fireplace

There are also two comfort stations on the premises, which offer bathrooms facilities. Many cabins also have a nearby BBQ and/or fire ring.

If you’re looking for something smaller, the covered picnic areas are another great option, as are the large fire ring and parade grounds, which can be rented for ceremonies and events.

Regardless of your mountaineering experience, you’ll find a home at Camp Long. And if you’re new, it’s a great place to learn the necessary basics to stay safe and get started on your next adventure!


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