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Camp Oljato - July 8, 2018

What: Camp Oljato
When: July 8 - 14, 2018
Where: Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA (Fresno County)
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Cost: $500 full payment by March 31st (Early Bird discount)

$525 if paid after March 31st

Deposit of $100 is due immediately upon signup to hold your spot             (Pay Online below, or write checks to "BSA Troop 33" with the scout’s name and “Oljato” in memo)
SMIC: Tom Poppitz
Activity Coordinator: Kimberly Carahasen
How:  Signups are closed (FULL)


Camp Oljato is Pacific Skyline Council’s premier summer camp and a favorite destination of Troop 33. That's 76+ years of outdoor scouting 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, shooting sports, horseback riding, log rolling, and water skiing.

An absolute MUST for First Year scouts as we integrate our FY skills / rank advancement with their Oljato program.  All Troop scouts, and even a few adult helpers welcomed.

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 Nature, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, and Waterfront

- Separated areas for shooting sports

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 wood carving, mammal study, rifle shooting, canoeing and swimming. Free time is usually filled with boating, sailing, 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 generally fill up each year.

Interested adults may sign up too. While preference is given to uniformed adult leaders, there are commonly a few additional adult volunteers needed. Oljato also offers a family campsite. Find more information at (Note: Do not sign up on this PacSky site. The Troop has reserved space for T33 scouts already)

Please contact Tom Poppitz <> for further questions.

You also need to sign up for your Merit Badges and pick a T-Shirt size!
Please review the attached Merit Badge documents, and click this link to get started:

Required Forms: (see attached)
  • Med Forms: All scouts should have already filed their Part A and B forms with the Troop. Part C is also required for attending Oljato.
  • Oljato Activity Consent Form
  • Shooting sports waiver is required for any shooting including BB guns, Rifles, or Shotguns

Pay Online

Scout Deposit Payment ($100 + $3.30 payment fee)

Checks made out to "BSA Troop 33" can also be given to the Activity Coordinator (no payment fee needed).


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