Join the Cambodian-American Community of Oregon for a weekend outdoors



After a two-year-long hiatus, CACO is excited to bring back Cambodian Community Camping in 2022! For over 23 years the Cambodian community in Oregon has come together to enjoy the great outdoors! Join us as we celebrate the end of summer at Camp Meriwether in Cloverdale, Oregon from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th, 2022.
Camp Meriwether, Boy Scouts of America
17500 Cape Lookout Rd, Cloverdale, Oregon 97112
August 26-28, 2022

Costs and General Admissions
  • $20 per Person/Weekend (Children Ages 12 and under Free)
  • $10 per Vehicle/Weekend (Parking Fee)
Additional Information:
  • Check-in begins at 12PM Noon (Friday, August 26th)
  • First come, first serve at all camping sites. Please follow all marked signs when at camp and check-in with volunteers beforehand.
  • Please follow LOCAL LAW, REGULATIONS, and SAFETY PRECAUTIONS while at camp
  • Alcohol, non-service animals, camper/trailers/RV's, and ATVs are not allowed on campgrounds per BSA rules. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • NO EARLY ARRIVALS WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION FROM CAMP COORDINATOR OR CACO BOARD MEMBER. EARLY ARRIVALS WILL BE TURNED AWAY UNTIL REGISTRATION OPENS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Call for Camp Volunteers
Each year, we truly rely on our team of dedicated volunteers to make Khmer community camping happen. From gate registration, vehicle unloading/loading, trash pick-up & clean-up, camp monitoring, parking enforcement, grilling and BBQing, and much more, we are looking for a team interested in volunteering their time to make Khmer community camping 2022 as enjoyable as possible!

Perks of being a volunteer:
  • FREE CACO camp t-shirt + traditional Khmer krama scarf
  • FREE weekend camping and vehicle admission
  • Access to volunteer's only camping day on Thursday (6/25)
  • Free snacks, drinks, and food throughout the entire weekend
  • Resume-builder, and community and leadership development experience
Become a volunteer today!
We are looking for volunteers ages 13+ to fill in the following roles:

  • Registration/Greeter (4 official, 2 shifts/day): Responsible for charging proper fees, providing parking passes and wristbands, answering initial questions, taking down LP# and names, handing out any additional forms, and providing general itinerary information. Sum daily revenue.
  • Parking Monitor (2-3): Monitors parking lot and campsite parking to ensure parking passes have been issued (for those who may show up before or after registration shifts), directs new arrivals to proper parking locations and rules. Makes sure roadways are clear and nobody is boxed in. 
  • Site Monitor/Supervisor (1-2): Responsible for cleanliness of campsite. Provides materials for campers at the anointed site (i.e trash bags, firewood, etc). Enforce camp rules and report problems.
  • Chauffeur (2-3): Drives campers and camping material around the campground as needed. 
  • Single activity Coordinator (TBD): May be an individual or a team. Responsible for the organization and execution of the pre-planned activity. This includes activity plan, item acquisition, setup, execution, and cleanup. Open to activity suggestions. Open to anyone who has an idea for an activity and would like to see it happen during camp. 
  • Vendor Coordinator(1-2): Communicates with potential vendors. Determines positional layout.
  • Movers (4+): Aid incoming Campers with unloading, loading, and camp set up to ensure traffic blockages do not occur. This will primarily be needed at and around the main cabin.
 
Become A Vendor

For the first time in CACO Community Camping history, we are excited to announce food and cultural vendors at camp! Due to limited space, and as we test out this new concept, we will only be accepting 5 total vendors at this year's camping weekend.

Vendors will be provided two (2) free admissions to camp along with one (1) vehicle parking pass, and a 10x10 vending space. You must supply your own tables, chairs, and canopies. Power is limited at camp. All Vendors are responsbile for their own power supply, hook up, and safety.

Application deadline is Friday, July 22nd, 2022 at 10:00 PM.

For further questions, please reach out to Socheat Tauch at sotauch@cacoregon.org


Camp Schedule & Activities
We have a weekend full of fun activities planned including a 72' rock-climbing tower, a state-of-the-art archery complex, and private beach access. At Lake Chamberlain, a private late at Camp Meriwether, we also have swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing activities and so much more!

Each night DJ Sambo will be blessing us with Khmer music, karaoke, and romvong in the Discovery Lodge. On Saturday evening, there will be a community potluck and late-night borbor (Khmer rice congee) snack around 11 pm.

There will also be several planned excursions including a nature walk/hike to Cape Lookout, Camp Meriwether Scavenger hunt (with prizes), surf perch fishing and mole crabbing on the beach, nightly bonfires and stargazing outings.

CACO will also be hosting various fundraisers! Be on the lookout for shaved ice, raffle prizes, a CACO fundraising booth, and more! All proceeds go directly to CACO programs like our annual camping weekend and Khmer language school.

For more information, contact our Assistant Camp Director, Visal Baxter at justonbaxtercr80@gmail.com