We have completed a detailed review of conditions at Camp Oljato. Unfortunately, there is significantly more damage than we first thought. While all of our primary buildings survived and much of the camp was undamaged, our electricity and water systems are seriously damaged and now are not functional. There are also a lot of hazard trees throughout camp. Because Camp Oljato gets buried under multiple feet of snow in winter (it has already snowed in camp!), we can’t work through the winter to make repairs. We don’t believe it will be possible to offer a Summer Camp program in 2021. We need to be 100% confident that we can operate to our high standards of health and safety.
We are very disappointed to announce that we will not be able to operate Camp Oljato in the Summer of 2021. We will be reaching out to the units who have already registered with options for the deposits already paid.
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! There will be two week-long sessions July 4 through July 17, 2021. 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.
2022 Camp Oljato Program
On a positive note, we will be able to make 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 this spring. We will also be able to restore the camp property and make significant improvements to the facilities.
Units that register for Camp Oljato 2022 by May 1, 2021 will lock in a 15% discount off the 2022 camp fee for all their Scouts. Registration is open now! Note: Units already registered for Oljato 2021 will have the option to move their registration to 2022 and receive this discount.
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
2021 Oljato Summer Camp
• Early (must register and $300 deposit by Oct 31, 2020)
$TBD Adult, partial week per day (max $225)
• Regular (starts Nov 1, 2019)
$TBD Adult, partial week per day
• Late (starts May 1, 2021)
Add $TBD for youth
2021 Dates: Sun-Sat
Week 1 – June 27 – July 3
Week 2 – July 4-10
Week 3 – July 11-17
Week 4 – July 18-24
Week 5 – July 25-31
Week 6 – Aug 1-7
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:
P.O. Box 217
Lakeshore, CA 93634
PACKAGES to Camp Oljato
can be mailed to:
c/o Lakeshore Resort
61953 Lakeshore Rd.
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