Oljato barge transporting Scouts to campArrival at Camp

Please do not show up before the scheduled arrival time on the first day of camp.

Once there, a staff member will be waiting to assist you with equipment, the trip into camp, camp orientation, and getting settled into your troop site.

Boat service across the lake on Sunday will begin at 3:00pm. You will be assigned a time about ten days before your arrival. As you arrive at the Scout dock, you will be guided to camp and helped by your Troop Friend while you settle into your home for a week.

Lunch is not served in camp on Sunday, please plan accordingly.

Camp Oljato Boat Schedule

ON ARRIVAL DAY, SUNDAY, please arrive at your appointed time.

Boats start at 3:00pm and continue until all troops have been shuttled into camp, the final boat leaving for camp at 7:00pm.

Scheduled boat runs Monday through Friday times are “CAMP TIME” leaving Oljato (meaning, approximate).
- 1:00pm mail pick up at public dock.
- 7:30pm trash run at Scout dock.
- If requested, a morning run will take place at 8:30am.
- Weekday boat times are subject to change and may vary due to camp needs.
- Call the camp for current times before arrival. (559) 893-3393.

ON DEPARTURE DAY, SATURDAY, Troop departures are scheduled during the week, but generally run from 6:00am - 9:00am

Early/Late Arrivals and Departures

Troops Who Want to Arrive SATURDAY - If your troop needs to arrive on Saturday, you are encouraged to camp at the various campgrounds that are in and around Huntington Lake. The phone number for the National Campground Service is (877) 444-6777 or visit the website: www.recreation.govExternal Link. Ask for the College or Rancheria Campground at Huntington Lake. Troops wishing to camp at Oljato on Saturday must make prior arrangements through the council office. A flat fee of $100.00 will be charged for expenses related to the early arrival. In addition, all troops planning to arrive on Saturday must call the camp office no later than Tuesday prior to arrival to arrange a boat pickup time at the boat dock. Saturday’s scheduled morning runs are between 6:00-8:30am, and an evening run at 7:30pm. Troops arriving on Saturday must remain in their own assigned campsites, bring their own food and cooking supplies, and wait for an assigned staff host to come to the campsite Sunday (around 3pm) for orientation. Saturday is staff’s day off and all program areas are closed. Also, there is no Health Officer on duty. Come prepared!

Any Scout arriving late to camp must report directly to the program office.

IF DEPARTING EARLY FROM CAMP, SCOUTS MUST SIGN OUT AT THE PROGRAM OFFICE AND MUST HAVE AN EARLY RELEASE FORM ON FILE. THE ADULT INDICATED ON THE EARLY RELEASE MUST HAVE THEIR PHOTO ID AT THE TIME OF PICK UP.

Troops Who Want to Arrive MONDAY - We are happy and ready to accommodate troops arriving on Monday, please let the council office know upon registration that you are planning on arriving on Monday. Monday arrivals should be to camp no later than noon in order to be able to participate in merit badge activities.

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