Boulder Creek Scout Reservation offers a convenient year-round location (1-hour drive from the mid-peninsula) for outdoor activities in the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation (BCSR) covers over 300 acres of varied terrain (three ecological zones) and borders the lush Bear Creek where salmon and steelhead spawn. BCSR also offers a 2.5 mile nature trail and a 3.5 mile historical trail describing the history of early California logging. The camp, which can accommodate up to 200 campers in 23 camping areas, offers a quiet and serene camping atmosphere, a pavilion for crafts and presentations, campfire circle, outdoor chapel, archery and rifle range, family camp with tents and tent platforms, kitchen, swimming pool, picnic tables, and shower and restroom facilities. The camp has a full-time resident ranger who can assist you with all your needs.
The camp entrance sign is located at 250 Scout Ranch Rd., a little over 1 mile from the town of Boulder Creek on Bear Creek Rd. If coming from Highway 17 it is 12 miles to the entrance sign on the left. Coming from Boulder Creek or Highway 9 the entrance is located on the right. Follow Scout Ranch Rd. across the bridge and into the parking lot. Allow 1-1.5 hours driving time from most areas on the Peninsula.
For more information or reservations
Call the Foster City Service Center (650) 341-5633.
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
250 Scout Ranch Road
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 (Google map)
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Volunteer to Help with Fire Recovery & Maintenance
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation incurred very little damage from the CZU Fire. We are working on necessary repairs and improvements to bring the camp up to speed for all the upcoming programs.
We welcome volunteers to camp to help with projects. Watch for announcements in the weekly News You Can Use email newsletter.
If you or your unit are interested in volunteering at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation or have an interest in volunteering at Cutter Scout Reservation and/or Camp Oljato in the future, please be sure to sign up on our Volunteer-at-a-Camp form.
Santa Cruz Mountains Fire Update
2021 Summer Program at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Even though Camp Oljato will not be available next summer, the Pacific Skyline Council is still planning the 2021 summer camp experience your troop needs! We are putting together a summer camp program at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation! We will be having many of the amazing activities you have grown to love at Camp Oljato as well as some new exciting adventures. However, space will be very limited so be sure to register soon! Note: Units already registered for Oljato 2021 will have the option to move their registration to the BCSR program.
Two week-long sessions:
- July 4-10, 2021
- July 11-17, 2021
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