2022 Camp Oljato Program
We have been busy restoring the camp property after some fire damage and have made significant improvements to the facility. Click here to see the finished projects at all our camps.
Scroll down to learn more about summer employment info.
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 4 – July 23-29
Week 5 – 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
Venturing Week – Dates TBD
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.
- 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
LETTERS to Camp Oljato
can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 217
Lakeshore, CA 93634
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.
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, http://www.bacipix.com