Summer Camp

Oljato waterfront with canoers

Update on Camp Oljato Summer Camp

May 20, 2020

As always, the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is the Pacific Skyline Council’s top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating the operation of our camping programs this year. Since the spread of this pandemic, we have been continually monitoring the situation, and consulting with health experts, government officials, and other camp professionals.

Camp Oljato

It is with a heavy heart that we announce, after a thorough review, the Pacific Skyline Council has decided to suspend operations at Camp Oljato for 2020. We know camp is an important part of every Scout’s summer, and these decisions were not made lightly.

In an effort to provide outdoor programs for our Scouts, we are making plans now for Scouts BSA Day Camp programs, to be held in July and/or August on the San Francisco Peninsula. We aim to release details of these programs in early June.

Virtual Programming Continues

Finally, we will be continuing our efforts in virtual programming. Be sure to keep an eye on our virtual events page.

Program Cancellation Communication

Registrants for cancelled programs are being contacted directly regarding fees paid to the council.

This is an extraordinarily challenging time; unlike anything we have experienced. Our hope is we all emerge from this challenging moment stronger than before.

Most importantly, we look forward to providing the full range of Scouting programs, including outdoor adventures, as soon as we can and as the situation allows.

We hope all our Scouting families stay healthy and positive in our current environment and join us in preparing for excellent future outdoor programs.

Camp Oljato (pronounced ole-JAY-toe) is a premier Scouts BSA summer camp in the High Sierras. Our program, which runs from mid-June through late July, immerses Scouts in the outdoor adventures of Scouting.

All Sessions Cancelled
Week 1 – Sun-Sat, June 21-27, 2020
Week 2 – Sun-Sat, June 28 – July 4, 2020
Week 3 – Sun-Sat, July 5-11, 2020
Week 4 – Sun-Sat, July 12-18, 2020
Week 5 – Sun-Sat, July 19-25, 2020
Week 6 – Sun-Sat, July 26 – Aug 1, 2020
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. Recent additions are horseback riding, log rolling, waterskiing and wakeboarding!

Transition Program for New Scouts:
Get the scoop on how 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.

Provisional Scouts
Want to go to Camp Oljato but your troop isn’t going this year? Or they aren’t going the week you want to attend? You may go on your own! This is called provisional Scouting. Register and we will place you with an existing troop and leaders. You can attend an extra week this way and earn more merit badges!

Discounted Second Week of Camp!
Want to spend a second week at Camp? Earn more merit badges? A second week of Camp is discounted by $100! To get your discount, use the code Wk2Cmp when registering.

Questions?
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to   Nicole Ruggiero or Davey Warner. Directions to Camp Oljato (pdf). Learn more about Camp Oljato here.

Want to work at Summer Camp?
Click here for info and to apply.