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Summer Camps

2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19

2019
Camp Emerson

2018
Camp Cherry Valley

2017
Camp Baker

2016
Fiesta Island

2015
Camp Maple Dell

2014
Camp Makualla

2013
Camp Emerald Bay

2012
Circle X, Forest Lawn Scout Reservation – Lake Arrowhead

2011
Camp Whitsett – Sierras

2010
Camp Whitsett – Sierras

2009
Camp Emerald Bay

2008
Camp Emerson
Eagle River, Alaska

2007
Camp Emerald Bay

2006
Camp Whitsett

2005
Camp Emerald Bay

2004
Camp Mataguay

Local Summer Camps (within day’s drive)

Camp Bighorn 
Welcome to beautiful Camp Big Horn located in the Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation. Located 5,300 feet above the San Bernardino Valley floor in the San Bernardino Mountains near Lake Arrowhead, California. Camp Big Horn offers everything a Scout could ever want in a summer camp. About a 40-minute drive from San Bernardino, Camp Big Horn offers more than a traditional Scout camp experience. Under the guidance of an experienced staff you will enjoy an outstanding program, great food, and lots of fun. This will be the summer camp experience to remember for the rest of your life. Once you have had a taste of Big Horn you will want to return year after year. Camping in the outdoors is the highlight of the troop’s annual program as Scouts apply the skills they have learned and practiced all year long. With hour-long Scout meetings each week the average troop spends about fifty-two hours of Scouting in one year. One week at Big Horn can provide seventy or more hours of concentrated BSA program that will not only bring a troop closer together, but improve the life of each Scout who participates. Summer camp is a years’ worth of skill practice and adventure in seven days! It’s no wonder you can’t spell “Scouting” without “outing.”

Camp Chawankee
Welcome to the pride of the Sequoia Council, Camp Chawanakee. This historic camp was founded on Shaver Lake in 1946 by a grant from the federal government, the Civilian Conservation Corps and Southern California Edison Power Company, and opened in 1947. Camp Chawanakee has grown from a capacity of 100 Scouts and no facilities to today’s 4,400 Scouts and Scouters with complete array of permanent, up-to-date facilities.

Camp Chawanakee operates nine one-week sessions during the summer season from June to August, accommodating 500+ Scouts and adults in 23 campsites, along with a family camping area nearby.

Camp Chawanakee offers opportunities for Scouts to develop their unit and personal programs in a concentrated, full-time achievement environment. We offer the Trail to First Class program for new and junior scouts, as well as the opportunity for Scouts to earn their choice of over 40 merit badges.

For the more accomplished Scouts we offer the Trails of Chawanakee, the 52′ climbing tower, rifle and shotgun shooting, sail boating, the C.O.P.E. course and overnight adventure outings.

Camp Cherry Valley
The most popular Boy Scout Summer Camp in the Western United States Located on legendary Santa Catalina Island, it is a ferry ride across the channel to a camp that dates to the 1920s.

Camp Cherry Valley offers opportunities for many water sports including world-class snorkeling, SCUBA diving, canoeing, rowing, sailing and swimming. Because it is located on the leeward side of the island, the cove is calm making it a perfect place for lots of fun in the water. Hikes over mountainous terrain, war canoe races, touring an old silver mine, a sea lab with a touch tank so you can learn about local marine life is available.

Camp Emerald Bay
Camp Emerald Bay, located on scenic Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California, has a program for everybody. We serve over 7,000 people in one year with a variety of opportunities both fun and educational. Our Fall and Spring programs are exceptionally diverse, providing opportunities for YMCA groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, club fundraisers, family get-togethers, and even the occasional wedding!

We are committed to providing experiences that build character, foster citizenship, and provide for personal growth through challenging and stimulating programs.

Our summertime opportunities are centered on programs for the Boy Scouts of America. We recognize the value of summer camp as a catalyst to fulfill the goals and aspirations established by your troop’s leadership. As such, we want to play an active role in fulfilling your troop’s needs. Older scouts can explore the island in new ways within our Rugged Adventurers Program and develop leadership skills in our Senior Patrol Leader Program.

Camp Emerson
Camp Emerson at Boseker Scout Reservation is owned and operated by the California Inland Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Camp Fiesta Island
Spend a week of Scouting adventure on the beach at Camp Fiesta Island! This Aquatic Center facility is located on beautiful Mission Bay. You’ll camp among the sandy dunes and set sail for the Pacific Ocean. Campers at CFI enjoy the ultimate waterfront experience.

Scouts can kayak the bay, test their skills in the famous Flying Hull and Nautical Survival programs, or spend the day learning to surf. Meals are prepared by one of San Diego’s finest caterers. Camp Fiesta Island is Southern California at its best!

Along with our very popular merit badge and first year “Mariner” programs, the CFI summer camp experience will feature exciting activities for Scouts of all ages. Pack your trunks and sun screen for a great summer camp!

Camp Geronimo
Camp Geronimo is located north of Payson in the shadows of the magnificent Mogollon Rim on nearly 200 acres of forest and meadows.

 

Surrounded by over 5,000 acres of ponderosa pine forest, trails lead from camp to the top of the rim where Scouts can stand at the very edge of the Colorado Plateau.

Camp Hi-Sierra
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and surrounded on all sides by stunning National Forest, it is easy to see why so many consider Camp Hi-Sierra their home away from home. It is no surprise that Hi-Sierra has been providing life changing experiences for 70 years, because of our friendly and knowledgeable staff and unique program offerings.

Camp Hi-Sierra is a Boy Scout summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a short distance off Highway 108 near the town of Long Barn, California.  Set in a historical logging camp, Hi-Sierra embraces this living history opportunity by immersing Scouts in a fully themed mountain man town.

Camp Kern
Not All Scout Camps Are Created Equal…That’s why Camp Kern offers a well rounded program with opportunities for adventure! Take a hike with your Troop, go fishing at the waterfront or make reservations for a Troop shoot at the rifle range. You can even set out on a trek on horseback!

Camp Lawton
Every Scout dreams of fun and adventure at summer camp. Since 1921 Camp Lawton has been bringing these dreams to life.

The mighty views of Tucson provide the dramatic backdrop for this full service camp. The camp includes a trading post, a .22 rifle range (where we use air rifles per Forest Service Regulations), an archery range, photography, scoutcraft, handicraft and an ecology study center.

Far more important to a Scout than these wonderful facilities are the outstanding young men and women of the Lawton staff. The staff is the kind of older Scout that each camper will look up to and want to be like. They are trained at National Camp School to make every Scout feel special and give them a great camping experience.

Lost Valley
Lose yourself in the adventure of Lost Valley

You’ll never forget your summer at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. With programs designed for maximum fun and achievement, this camp offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures for a pure Scouting experience.

Tackle some Merit Badge requirements at the nature/STEM center, field sports, handicraft or shooting sports ranges. Take on adventure challenges like ATV riding, climbing & rappelling, mountain biking, zip lining, and horseback riding. Campfires, movie nights, Vespers, and camp-wide games are all a part of the experience at Lost Valley. Getting Lost has never been so much fun!

Camp Marin Sierra
The 320 acres of Camp Marin Sierra is part of the Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of approximately 5,500 feet. Chubb Lake provides the camp with virtually all the aquatic programs Scouting has to offer except motor boating and waterskiing. A notable point about Chubb Lake is that it is approximately 30 feet deep in the middle and therefore one of the warmest lakes in the Sierras. The camp has 14 troop campsites of various sizes with tent platforms and centrally located outhouses, running water, and wood-burning/boiler showers.

Camp Mataguay
Join us for a summer of Scouting fun at the Mataguay Scout Ranch! This beautiful 1000 acre ranch is located in oak and pine forests, 3,200 feet above sea level in the mountains northeast of San Diego. Mataguay is a BSA accredited facility and is known as one of the Western Region’s finest Scout camps!

We offer a wide range of opportunities to boost any Scout. Activities like glider and horseback rides will put the spark in any Scout, our natural climbing walls and C.O.P.E activities provide a new challenge from the normal camp, and what youth doesn’t get a kick out of a shotgun? Ask us about the Track Program, which is unique to Mataguay Scout Ranch. This provides a special learning environment for Scouts to work on a collection of similar merit badges with numerous benefits.

We are committed to all Scouts attending camp which is why Mataguay Scout Ranch works hard to keep the cost of camp as low as possible, without sacrificing quality. It is our promise to you that your Scouts will have a week of camp that they will never forget.

Camp John Mensinger
Camp John Mensinger (CJM) is located in the Stanislaus National Forest at an elevation of approximately 4,800 feet. Take Highway 108 through Sonora and Strawberry; turn left at the Beardsley Lake exit. After crossing Beardsley Dam, travel another 7 miles to camp. Follow our BSA signs.

The 168 acre camp was deeded to the Yosemite Area Council (now Greater Yosemite Council) in 1969 by the Pickering Lumber Corporation and included the facilities of its Soap Creek Logging Camp. In 1976, Camp Mensinger opened for Scout camping with new and modern facilities. The camp is rich in logging history. The Camp is in an ideal location for high adventure.

Camp John Mensinger is the perfect setting for your Boy Scouts to have a great Scouting experience. Camp Mensinger offers a diverse range of camp programs.

Camp Oljato
Camp Oljato is a premier Boy Scout summer camp in the High Sierra. Pacific Skyline Council‘s programs, which run from mid June through late July, immerses Scouts in the outdoor adventure of Scouting.

The name Oljato (ol-JAY-toe) is from Navajo meaning “Starlight on the Waters.” Your adventure starts with a one-mile boat trip across picturesque Huntington Lake, which is a key aspect of Camp Oljato. Nearly all Scouts participate in several waterfront activities.

Cam Royaneh
Camp Royaneh is a Nationally-Accredited Boy Scout camp property located in the beautiful, coastal redwoods resort area near Cazadero, in Sonoma County. The weather at Royaneh is moderately warm in the afternoons and cool in the evenings. Royaneh has a large dining hall, campsites that offer open cabin and tent camping, shooting ranges, and much more. During Boy Scout Summer Camp weeks, activities include a COPE course (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) set high amid the redwood forest, outdoor swimming in our Olympic-size swimming pool, Shooting Sports including archery, rifle, shotgun and black powder in the Mountain Man area. Evening campfires and other programs are held at the lighted amphitheater and the Diamond R Corral offers an outstanding horsemanship program and trail rides.

Tahquitz Summer Camp
Camp Tahquitz lies on Highway 38 just 26 miles beyond Redlands, about a two-hour drive from
Long Beach. The camp road is paved from the highway to the central camp (a short distance).
At 6,500 feet elevation, the camp offers clean air and an agreeable climate amid thick forests of
giant ponderosas and rolling, green meadows. Its location offers many spectacular views of the
mountains above and the valley below as well as an abundant variety of birds and other wildlife.
The program is varied, offering a wide range of outdoor activities – archery, rifles, shotgun,
horsemanship, craft lodge, outdoor skills, rappelling, hiking and nature studies, to name a few of
the exciting opportunities during your week at camp. Our location on the edge of the San
Gorgonio Wilderness Area also offers many opportunities for challenging hikes through the
magnificent backcountry.

Camp Three Falls
Our campers tell us that our staff, food, and program make us
their “standard of comparison” among Boy Scout Summer Camps,
and the assessment teams from the BSA’s National Camp
Accreditation Program consistently praise our extensive staff
development program, friendly atmosphere, and efficient camp
organization.
Three Falls offers the advantages of a smaller camp – easy travel
between campsites and program areas, small class sizes, and an
excellent staff-to-camper ratio – along with a large selection of
merit badges and a rich program of extracurricular activities that
rivals the biggest camps.
Make this the year that YOUR unit becomes part of the Three Falls
family.

Camp Whitsett
Camp Whitsett offers over twenty traditional merit badges, a COPE course, mountain biking, hiking, and white-water rafting in an idyllic mountain setting. Older scouts can look to Sierra Expeditions for additional challenge and adventure.

Camp Whitsett also offers BSA training classes for youth and adults to strengthen troop leadership and cohesion for the rest of the year.

The Beaver Program is our week long SPL or senior leader training.  It helps build your scouts leadership skills through resolving conflicts, ethical choices, the patrol method, and being a positive role model for the scouts in your troop.  Participants will arrive in the week before their troop arrives so that when the entire unit arrives they will be prepared to get the most from their experience at Camp Whitsett.

Adults can attend trainings  like Scout Master and Assistant Scout Master Specific Training, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, Climb On Training, Trek Safely, Safe Swim Defense,  Safety Afloat, and others.

Camp Winton
The traditions of Camp Winton date back for decades. Situated on the Bear River Reservoir, Winton is home to every aquatic activity you can imagine: water skiing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, swimming and a whole lot more. Winton is secluded and only accessible by foot or the camp boat which transports your gear. Each unit has its own campsite, but must provide their own tents and camping gear. Scouts eat cafeteria style on picnic tables under whispering pines near the lake. Winton is known for its spectacular evening campfires and wonderful camp entertainment. For the high adventurers, overnight canoe treks are available.

Camp Wolfeboro 
Camp Wolfeboro is located in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains on the shores of the Stanislaus River. We have an enthusiastic and interactive staff that will help you achieve your summer camp goals and provide you with an unbeatable Scouting experience.  Your troop campsite is the heart of your program for advancement, high adventure, developing better leaders, breathing pristine mountain air and FUN ! ! !

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