Camp Oljato

2022 Camp Oljato Program

We are making some great enhancements to our summer camp program at Oljato for 2022 and beyond. Camp and council staff are already working on these plans and we will be making announcements at a later date. We will also be restoring the camp property after some wildfire damage, and make significant improvements to the facilities. Scroll down to learn more about summer camp.

Scroll down for more summer camp info and summer employment info.

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.

2022 Oljato Summer Camp


Early (must register and $300 deposit by Feb 11, 2022)
  $555 Youth
  $275 Adult
  $50 Adult, partial week per day (max $275)

Regular (starts Feb 12, 2022)
  $565 Youth
  $275 Adult
  $50 Adult, partial week per day (max $275)

Late (starts May 28, 2022)
  $595 Youth
  $275 Adult
  $50 Adult, partial week per day (max $275)

2022 Dates: Sun-Sat

Week 1 – July 10-16 Sold Out
Week 2 – July 17-23
Week 3 – July 24-30
Week 4 – July 31-Aug 6

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.

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

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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