This camp, named for its donor,
was first opened in 1945. This 800 + acre property is located in
the west section of the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle just
10 miles south of Amarillo on south Washington Street (FM 1541). It
is on the Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River.
The camp has 12 campsites.
The camp is open year-round for weekend camping. Other camp features include
a full dining hall and kitchen, large heated swimming pool, archery
and rifle ranges, and all the Scouting skills in nature, Scoutcraft,
and handicrafts. The large lake offers canoeing, rowing, and excellent
Another exciting feature is the Ropes challenge course including
low and high elements. A popular attraction is the "swinging bridge"
over the lake.
A four element Cub world was recently added to the camp
including a tepee, a fort, a castle, and pirate ship. Map of Camp Don Harrington. Map to Camp Don.
For more information contact
the Camp Don Harrington Camp Ranger at (806) 679-9617.
This camp meets all BSA
national camp facility standards.
Each Boy Scout and leader attending Camp Don Harrington must have an up-to-date health exam conducted
by a physician within twelve (12) months prior to camp. Your inoculation
record is needed, as is the parent's and Scout's signature. Please make
a copy because the physical form will not be returned.
The name of the camper's parents'
insurance carrier and their insurance policy identification number must
be listed on the camper's medical application. If they (parents) do
not have medical insurance, other arrangements must be made by the unit
with which the Scout is attending camp.Health forms are available
at the Scout office or on the FORMS
It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that at least two adults,
one of whom must be 21 years or older, are required for all trips or
outings. Camp leaders must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of
America and at least 21 years of age. Assistant camp leaders must be
at least 18 years of age. The chartered institution must approve all
camp leadership, male or female.
Consistent with the policy of
the BSA, separate housing must be provided for all female leadership.
While facilities in camp remain the same, scheduling is designed to
assure the privacy of both male and female leadership. Special consideration
is given to the maturity of leadership. Prudent judgment must be exercised
to assure that proper role models are provided for our young people.If you would like more information
about our Camp please contact our Camping Department at Golden Spread Council Office