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Camp Oljato - July 2, 2017

What: Camp Oljato
When: July 2 - 8, 2017
Where: Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA (Fresno County)
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts We have space for 50 Scouts and six adults
Cost: $500 through March 31; $515 April 1 through April 30  
SIC: Peter Arnold
SMIC: Chris Webb
Activity Coordinator: David Louie


Camp Oljato is Pacific Skyline Council’s premier summer camp and a favorite destination of Troop 33. That's 75 + years of Scouts enjoying outdoor fun, earning Merit Badges, learning new skills, and eating good food!

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 an elevation of 7000-8000 ft. Accessible by pontoon boat, the camp is about 240 miles away, a 5-6 hour drive by chartered bus. It offers aquatics on the beautiful lake, nature, handicrafts, and shooting sports areas. New activities this year are horseback riding, log rolling, and water skiing.

Oljato Waterfront Huntington Lake

Watch the Oljato 75 Trailer and find out more at:

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. 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! Scouts sleep in raised-floor 2-person canvas tents.

Camp Oljato 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 may sign up too. While preference is given to uniformed adult leaders, there are always a few additional adult volunteers needed. Oljato also offers a family campsite. Find more information at

Please contact Chris Webb with questions.

Orientation Meeting

There will be an orientation meeting at LAUMC on Friday May 26th at 7:30. You will get information on the packing list items, planned activities and more. If you've never been to Oljato before, please plan on attending.


Departure: Sunday, July 2 

Arrive at LAUMC by 6:00 a.m. Please don't be late! Wear Class 'A' scout uniform

Check in medications. 

Check in money

Equipment check and loading

>Bus will arrive at LAUMC by 6:00 a.m.

Return: Saturday, July 8 Estimate 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ETA will be sent via email on the day. 

Orientation Meeting: Thursday, May 18, 7:30 - 9 pm, Creekside, LAUMC

What Do Campers Need? Campers don't 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 May. (Date to be announced.) See below for last year's packing list. 


Merit Badges - Sign up HERE!

Sign-ups for merit badge choices is open NOW!

Note that many of the merit badges have prerequisites which must be completed outside of camp to complete the merit badge,
and that not all merit badges available are appropriate selections for camp. 
The prerequisites can be viewed 

You will also get an Oljato T-Shirt in the size you want if you fill out this form.  Please do this immediately!  


Any questions, please contact Mr. Pampeyan (


Look below for the Merit Badge Class Schedule and Prerequisites to get an idea of what's available. 

Please complete the Activity Consent Form and Shooting Sports Waiver below, and submit them to David Louie at the next troop meeting. 
All campers must complete the Shooting Waiver, even if they're NOT planning to participate in shooting sports


Payments must be made by these dates to hold your spot. There are no refunds. 

  • January 31, 2017 - deposit $100
  • March 31, 2017 - balance of camp fees $400 (early bird)
  • April 1 – April 30, 2017 - balance of camp fees $415 
Make payment by check please, payable to: BSA Troop 33. Write Camp Oljato and the camper's name on the memo line.

Submit checks to Judy Bergwerk or David Louie at Tuesday troop meetings.


Medical Records

Parts A, B, and C of the BSA Annual Health Medical Record are required for all participants (scout and adult), along with a photocopy of the participant's medical insurance card. Part C must be completed and signed by a licensed health-care provider. Complete your form and turn it in to Stephanie Schachter, the Medical Forms Coordinator, no later than May 1.

Look below for a link to download the Medical Health Record Form if you need one.


Mail for Oljato Campers

Writing to your camper or sending a package?

US Postal Service
Name of Scout, Troop 33
Camp Oljato
Boy Scouts of America
P.O. Box 217
Lakeshore, CA 93634

Camp Oljato Troop 33
Name of Scout
c/o Lakeshore Resort
61953 Lakeshore Road
Lake Shore, CA 93634


Craig Pampeyan,
Mar 28, 2017, 1:56 PM
Chris Webb,
Jan 17, 2017, 9:09 AM
Peter Stanley,
Jun 24, 2017, 5:24 PM
Chris Webb,
Jan 17, 2017, 9:09 AM
Chris Webb,
Jan 17, 2017, 9:10 AM
Judy Bergwerk,
Feb 9, 2018, 10:52 AM
Peter Stanley,
May 25, 2017, 4:31 PM
Chris Webb,
Jan 17, 2017, 9:10 AM
Peter Stanley,
May 27, 2017, 9:45 AM