Camp Oljato

2023 Oljato Summer Camp for Scouts BSA

2023 Oljato Summer Camp for Venturers

2023 Dates: Sun-Sat

Week 1 – June 25-July 1

Week 2 – July 2-8

Week 3 – July 9-15

Week 4 – July 16-22

Week 5 – July 23-29

Week 6 – July 30-August 5

Reserve your spot with just a $300 deposit!

Youth $775 / $795 beginning March 1
Adults $425 / $450 beginning March 1


2023 Dates: Sun-Sat

July 30-August 5


Youth $775 / $795 beginning March 1
Adults $425 / $450 beginning March 1

Note: Additional costs may apply depending on what selections are made for program.

The Pacific Skyline Council invites all Venturers to join us for our VENTURING CAMP WEEK

At Camp Oljato we have an excellent Summer Camp with amazing programs geared for all Scouts but this Summer we are doing a special invite to all Venturers! So come join us and other Venturers this Summer at Camp Oljato!

Camp Oljato Venturing Week 2023 — “Choose your own Venture!”

Venturing Week 2023 will be a truly unique program…because YOU will create it!

Over the months before Camp Oljato Venturing Week 2023, Venturers will meet and work together to design their own program for the week at Camp Oljato, guided by our experienced Adventure Staff.

Possible activities include*:

  • Shooting Sports (Rifle, Shotgun, Archery)
  • Rock climbing!
  • Horsemanship
  • Kodiak Challenge
  • Waterfront (Water sports, motor boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, all on beautiful Huntington Lake!)
  • Wilderness First Aid or Leave No Trace Trainer course
  • Cooking competitions
  • Overnight camping and hikes in the Sierra National Forest!

No crew? No problem! Camp Oljato Venturing Week is designed for individual Venturers. We will provide adequate leadership (although any advisors who want to come are welcomed!).

*Because of the nature of the program, we can’t guarantee any of the activities on this list. The final list of activities will depend on what is selected by the crew. If you would like to sign up with a guarantee of a particular activity, we recommend the Rugged O program during weeks 1-5, which you can attend as a troop, crew, or provisional camper.


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.

Want to Earn More Merit Badges?

Attend a Second Week at Camp, Save $100! Sign up for a subsequent week at Camp Oljato using the code “Wk2Cmp” to take $100 off your registration cost.

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.

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, log rolling, water skiing & wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rowing, and life saving), rock climbing, handicraft, welding, nature, Scoutcraft, shooting sports, horsemanship, adult leader training, and more.

Transition Program for New Scouts:

Get the scoop on how Scouts BSA 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 Shooting Sports, Welding, Nature, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, and Waterfront
  • Separate areas for shooting sports
Helpful Documents
Make a Summer Camp Reservation
Other Types of Reservations

  Currently, we do not take other types of Camp Oljato reservations online.
  To make reservations for other than Summer Camp call us at (650) 341.5633 or click here.

LETTERS to Camp Oljato

can be mailed to:
Scout’s Name
Troop #_____
Camp Oljato
P.O. Box 217
Lakeshore, CA 93634

Contact the Foster City Service Center (650) 341-5633 for registration/reservation questions.


Call Oljato’s 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.

Looking for Summer Employment?

Click here for Summer Camp employment info.


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.

Two trailers for the 75th anniversary video in 2016.

Full-length Camp Oljato video

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,

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