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Camp Oljato - July 7 - 13, 2019

What: Camp Oljato
When: July 7 - 13, 2019
Where: Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA (Fresno County)
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Cost: $525 ($325 balance or full amount of $525 due now)
SMIC: Tom Poppitz
Activity Coordinator: Kim Carahasen

Packing List: Packing List


Camp Oljato is Pacific Skyline Council’s premier summer camp and a favorite destination of Troop 33. That's 77+ 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)

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Sun 7/7/19  6:15am -- Arrive at LAUMC to organize forms, meds, payments, equipment, patrols, etc.
                   7:00am -- Bus leaves with or without you
Sat 7/13/19 ~2:00pm to 3:00pm -- Return to LAUMC (will send emails with ETA estimates)

Pay By Check

Checks should be made out to "BSA Troop 33." The $325 balance or full amount of $525 due April 2nd.

Please give your check AND Activity Consent Form to the Activity Coordinator, Kim Carahasen, on Tuesday evenings at the start of the Scout meeting.


Mail to:

Kim Carahasen
P.O. Box 424
Los Altos, CA  94023-0424

Pay Online

Scout Payment for folks who paid $200 deposit ($325 + $10.02 payment fee)

Scout Payment ($525 + $15.99 payment fee)

Required Forms: (scroll to the bottom of the page)
  • Activity Consent Form
  • Medical Forms:  
    • Parts A and B - Scouts should already have up to date forms on file 
    • Part C (Pre-Participation Physical) - Physical performed within 12 months, form needs to be reviewed and signed by a healthcare professional
  • Shooting sports waiver - Required for any shooting including BB guns, Rifles, or Shotguns
  • Dietary Restriction Notification FormExternal Link- Do you require special diet accommodations? (food allergy, vegetarian, etc.) Communicate your needs directly to the Camp Olajto staff through this Google form.  Please complete by June 1st.

Merit Badge Signups

Please use this link to signup for your merit badges:  Oljato Activity Sign Up Sheet 2019

For more information, please contact Shreeni Venkataramaiah, T33 merit badge coordinator.

For more about merit badges, please go to  BSA Overview on the Merit Badge Program

This section provides more information about all merit badges offered through BSA and the merit badge requirements.
Many merit badge pamphlets are available through the Troop 33 library, please see our Troop Librarian.
Merit Badge pamphlets are also available for purchase at physical Scout shops or Scoutshop.


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