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Camp Oljato - July 6 - 12, 2014

 Camp Oljato
When: July 6 - 12, 2014
Where: Camp Oljato, on Huntington Lake in the Sierras, about 5 hours from home
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts 
Cost: $485 (non refundable deposit of $185 due by Feb 25 to secure spot; balance due by May 1)
SIC: Andrew Aguilar
SMIC: Chris Webb
Activity Coordinator: Deborah Schueren
How: Click here to sign up  As of March 7, sign ups will be on the wait list


Oljato (pronounced ol-JAY-toe) is Pacific Skyline Council’s premier summer camp and a favorite destination of Troop 33. We return every year to this picturesque camp on Huntington Lake, located in the Sierra Mountains south of Yosemite and north of Kings Canyon at 7000-8000 foot elevation, and accessible only by pontoon boat. The camp is about 240 miles away, a 5-6 hour drive by chartered bus. It offers complete aquatics on the beautiful lake, nature, handicrafts, and shooting sports areas. It also has great food! Here’s the link for more information:

Each year, Troop 33 reserves the Navajo Campsite, which houses the roughly 50 members of Troop 33 who attend. Days are spent working on merit badges such as woodcarving, mammal study, rifle shooting, canoeing and swimming, and free time is usually filled with card games, ball games and trips to the Trading Post. Meals are prepared by the amazing staff and served buffet style with plenty of options - no one walks away hungry. Sleeping arrangements include raised floor canvas tents that sleep 2. The boys do not need anything special for Oljato.  For new scouts who don't yet have their scout supplies, a sleeping bag is a must have, and a sleeping pad, backpack and hiking boots are highly recommended.  General scout supplies will be discussed during the first year orientation, and the specific packing list will be reviewed in late May. 

Sounds like fun, right?!? It really is a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in boy scouts for a week. The scouts forge strong connections while enjoying a week full of adventure. They’ll arrive home smelly, dirty and with many stories to share. Please sign up quickly to reserve your spot! This is a popular camp with only a limited number of spots available, and we fill to capacity each year.

Interested adults should sign up as well. While preference is given to uniformed adult leaders, there are always a few additional adult volunteers needed. 

Please feel free to contact Deborah Schueren ( if you have questions, or problems with sign-up.

Merit Badge information

Sign-ups for merit badge choices will be available in March.  Additional information on merit badge choices and prerequisites will be provided then.  The merit badges offered and schedule will most likely be similar to last year, so a copy is attached below for your information.


All payments need to be made by check made out to Troop 33 with Camp Oljato written on the memo line.  

$185 due by Feb 25 to secure spot.

Checks can be handed to Deborah Schueren at the beginning of troop meetings Feb 18 or Feb 25, or mailed to:

Deborah Schueren
1210 Montclaire Way
Los Altos, CA 94024

Medical records

Please keep in mind that Part C of the medical form will be required for all participants.  Part C must be completed and signed by a licensed heath-care provider (your primary physician).  You should plan to have this completed and turned in by mid June.  


Peter Stanley,
Jun 10, 2014, 9:36 PM
Deborah Schueren,
Apr 30, 2014, 6:44 PM
Deborah Schueren,
Apr 21, 2014, 10:19 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
Jan 6, 2015, 5:02 PM
Deborah Schueren,
Jan 25, 2014, 8:40 AM
Deborah Schueren,
Jun 16, 2014, 8:22 AM
Brent Browning,
Jun 12, 2014, 10:42 AM
Chris Webb,
May 22, 2014, 7:08 AM