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Camp Oljato

Oljato is a magical place! From the moment of arrival to the last day of camp, Scouts are immersed in the outdoor adventure of Scouting.

See for yourself—watch a sneak peek of the new film Celebrating Camp Oljato’s 75 years of Scouting. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see Trailer #2.

Camp Oljato video iconSee the full-length Camp Oljato video hereExternal Link! Includes lots of historical footage. Did you know "Oljato" is Navajo for "moonlight on the water"? Then why do we call it "starlight on the water"? Watch the video to find out!

Video Credits: Many thanks to 2015 Camp Staff, Commissioner Sandy Nall, Skip Nall and Executive Producer David Miura, Troop 57 Palo Alto and all the Scouts. Special thanks to Don Hardy for his generous contribution of full lake photography from 2012. Producer: Rick Bacigalupi, http://www.bacipix.comExternal Link

Camp Oljato offers a truly memorable outdoor experience for every Scout and provides opportunities for Scouts to learn new skills, earn Merit Badges, and just have fun in a safe, Scout-led environment!

Our Programs include extensive aquatics (sailing, motor boating, paddle boards, water trampoline, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rowing, and life saving), rock climbing, handicraft, welding, nature, Scoutcraft, shooting sports, adult leader training, and a high adventure program. New additions as of 2016 are horseback riding, log rolling, and water skiing!

Transition Program for New Scouts:
Get the scoop on how Boy Scouting works and learn basic skills on your Trail to First Class! The transition program is available during all weeks. You will see it as an option as you sign up for merit badges.

Camp Highlights:

- Located at 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the western shore of Huntington Lake
- Holds up to 350 Scouts, adult leaders, and camp staff during each of the six week-long summer sessions.
- 11 hillside troop campsites with platform tents, running water, tables & fire rings
- 3 sets of restrooms & shower buildings located near campsites
- Trading Post, Dining Hall, Health Lodge centrally located
- Newly constructed program structures and areas for Nature, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, and Waterfront
- Separate areas for shooting sports

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We received this letter from a Scoutmaster explaining the amazing time his unit had at summer camp . . .

Glowing thank you letter from Scoutmaster 2016Dear Camp Oljato,

Our experience at Camp Oljato was excellent from start to finish!

Beginning with emails and assistance from Lauren Gallo, at Council headquarters, our registrations and payments were made easy. Merit Badge registrations were also made easy, and Russell Stevens was helpful with last minute adjustments and was part of a terrific program at camp.

Upon arrival at the dock, we were greeted with friendly members of the Camp Oljato staff, and quickly were transported to Camp. Once at Camp, Zak our Camp Friend greeted us and assisted us with the week's activities. Soon we met many other staff members including Wes, Dan, and Ben; all who made this camp fulfill their goals of emphasizing the Scout Oath, Scout Law, patrol method, youth development, and of course good merit badge opportunities and lots of fun for the Scouts and adult Scouters. We especially enjoyed the staff singing, story telling, Scouts Own, Honor Trail, and campfire programs full of Scouting traditions. Our SPL at camp will be a better Scout and individual thanks to this camp and the SPL fellowship program. Our youngest Scout at camp, Trey, will be a braver soul thanks to Mongo at the COPE area, who gave him confidence and security during the flying squirrel activity which we all enjoyed greatly. Rodger and the entire mess hall staff provided the best summer camp food daily! We greatly enjoyed the Scoutmaster BBQ, and all the camp-wide activities.

Thanks to all the staff at Camp Oljato, Troop 208 is a better group of Scouts and Scouters. We had an excellent experience. Thank you.

Yours in Scouting,

John Kakol
Scoutmaster Troop 208
Las Vegas Area Council

2019 Oljato Summer Camp, sign up here.

2019 Cost per week
Early (unit must register by Oct 31, 2018)
  $440 Youth
  $200 Adult
  $35 Adult, partial week

Regular (see blue "Details" button for Regular dates)
  $450 Youth
  $200 Adult
  $35 Adult, partial week

Late (see blue "Details" button for Late dates)
  $500 Youth
  $200 Adult
  $35 Adult, partial week

2018 Dates
Week 1 - June 16-22, Sun-Sat
Week 2 - June 23-29, Sun-Sat
Week 3 - June 30-July 6, Sun-Sat
Week 4 - July 7-13, Sun-Sat
Week 5 - July 14-20, Sun-Sat
Week 6 - July 21-27, Sun-Sat

Transition Program for New Scouts:
Get the scoop on how Boy Scouting works and learn basic skills on your Trail to First Class! The transition program is available during both weeks. You will see it as an option as you register for merit badges.

Going to Camp Without Your Troop?
A Scout going to camp without his troop is called a Provisional Scout. As a provisional Scout you will be assigned to be part of another troop. To sign up as a provisional Scout, just click "Individual" instead of "Contingent," during the signup process; it's that easy. If it's your second week at an accredited BSA Summer Camp, you can save $100!! If it's your second week, use the discount code "Wk2Cmp".

Want to Earn More Merit Badges? Attend a Second Week at Camp, Save $100!
Want to earn more merit badges, do you? Sign up for a subsequent week at Camp Oljato or Cutter using the code "Wk2Cmp" to take $100 off your registration cost.


Questions? Contact the Foster City Service Center (650) 341-5633 for registration/reservation questions.
Emergency? Call the main number at (559) 893.3393. There may not always be someone near the phone, in this case leave a message and they will call you back. Phone number only active during June-July.

Letters to Camp Oljato
can be mailed to:

Scout's Name
Troop #_____
Camp Oljato
P.O. Box 217
Lakeshore, CA 93634

Packages to Camp Oljato can be mailed to:

Camp Oljato
Scout's Name
Troop #_____
c/o Lakeshore Resort
61953 Lakeshore Rd.
Lakeshore, CA 93634

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Camp Oljato is fully accredited by the National Council, BSA and operates under the strict health, safety and management guidelines established by the Boy Scouts of America, the United States Forest Service, the State of California, and the County of Fresno.