Summer Camp at Mataguay Scout Ranch!

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If you would like serve on the summer camp staff at Mataguay Scout Ranch, complete our Camp Staff Interest Form.

Join us for a summer of Scouting fun at the Mataguay Scout Ranch! This beautiful 1000 acre ranch is located in oak and pine forests, 3,200 feet above sea level in the mountains northeast of San Diego. Mataguay is a BSA accredited facility and is known as one of the Western Region's finest Scout camps!

LEADERS GUIDE (rev 2/13/19)

Provisional Summer Camp at Mataguay Scout Ranch

No Troop…no problem!

Scouts who cannot attend camp with their own troop, or wish to attend for additional weeks, may attend as part of our provisional troop. The provisional troop is made up of youth from San Diego-Imperial and other councils. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and experience summer camp in a whole new way.

The troop is supervised by full time staff whose only job is to ensure that the Scouts' week at camp is the best it can be. To join the provisional troop please complete the online registration form. All information must be completed for the registration to be processed. Omitting information will delay the registration process.

  1. Complete Contact Information: This information is used by the Council office staff to contact you in the event that there is a problem with your registration. Complete, accurate information will assist us in serving you better. All information will be used for camp related correspondence only.
    1. When filling in the troop information, enter Provo and your child's troop number.
    2. When choosing how many Scouts to register, choose Provisional (not Scout or Venture).
    3. When inputting the names of attending adults and Scouts, click the down arrow and choose Provisional, and then name your Scout. Then fill out the information form that appears next to the Scout's name (click on the small piece of paper).

Hit button at bottom of page, then go to Check Out. If not making a payment at the time, go all the way to the right of the credit card logo, click the button by the mail box and click the large SAVE button. The system will then email you a copy of your registration.

  1. Your week choice will be printed on your registration.
  2. Complete the Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B & C) and bring it with you when you arrive on the first day of camp. Youth will not be permitted to stay at camp without a completed medical form.
  3. Signing up for Merit Badges will be available early May after you are paid in full.

Arriving at Camp

The check in process for provisional campers is the same as for other Scouts. The camp opens at 2:00 PM each Sunday. Arrival at 6:00 AM Monday morning is also available. Upon your arrival the camp staff will greet parents and Scouts, and assist with unloading gear and transporting it to the campsite. The Provisional Scoutmaster will take charge of the youth and guide them through the check-in process, which will include a medical screening and a swimming test. Camp ends after breakfast Saturday 9:00 AM, or you may come Friday at 5 pm to eat dinner with your Scout and watch the closing campfire. Purchase dinner tickets at the Trading Post, bring your tent and spend Friday night!


Provisional campers are housed in 2-person tents in the camp's provisional campsite. The Provisional Scoutmasters have their own tent and keep a close watch over the youth. Campers will be housed in the standard canvas platform tents with cots.

Provisional Camp Cost

Cost per Scout per week is $410 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Provisional Camp Dates and Reservations

Session 3 ~ July 7 - 13
(Register Online)

Session 4 ~ July 14 - 20
(Register Online)

Session 5 ~ July 21 - 27
(Register Online)

Merit Badges

Merit Badge Signups will begin early May. Email will be sent to all registration owners with date, time and link. Your unit must be paid in full prior to Merit Badge Sign ups.

Why Mataguay Scout Ranch?

A Scoutmasters work is never done. 52 weeks a year the Scoutmaster and other Scouters work to deliver a great program for their Scouts. Summer Camp is only 1 of 52 weeks. But it is perhaps the most important.

If a Scout attends a week long summer camp, he is more likely to be active in your unit for the next year. He will build or rebuild relationships with other Scouts and the leaders. He will be immersed in the fun of Scouting for an entire week. He will earn awards and badges which will help to inspire continues advancement. No matter where the Scout is in Scouting, it will supercharge him/her.

Mataguay Scout Ranch is dedicated to making your Summer Camp week, a special one. We offer a wide range of opportunities to boost any Scout. Activities like glider and horseback rides will put the spark in any Scout, our natural climbing walls and COPE activities provide a new challenge from the normal camp, and what youth doesn't get a kick out of a shotgun? The Track Program, unique to Mataguay Scout Ranch, provides a special learning environment for Scouts to work on a collection of similar merit badges with numerous benefits.

We are committed to all Scouts attending camp which is why Mataguay Scout Ranch works hard to keep the cost of camp as low as possible, without sacrificing quality. Through the generosity of council supporters we also provide over $10,000 in camperships to help Scouts and their families.

It is our promise to you that your Scouts will have a week of camp that they will never forget.

2019 Camp Dates

Week 1 ~ June 23 - 29
(Register Online)

Week 2 ~ June 30 - July 6
(Register Online)

Week 3 ~ July 7 - 13
(Register Online)

Week 4 ~ July 14 - 20
(Register Online)

Week 5 ~ July 21 - 27
(Register Online)

Monday Checkins

Monday check ins (at 6 am) are available.

Camp Prices

Cost: in council Youth $400, out of council Youth $430, Adult $275.


We have a NO REFUND POLICY, each payment is based on the number of campers, not named individuals. If there are any reductions in total numbers (youth or adult) after each payment due date, the unit will be responsible for the money due at the time of the cancellation, even if no payment has been made. Payments for cancelled spots are not credited to the unit balance if unit numbers are reduced. We encourage you to find a replacement if a Scout or leader needs to cancel.

Cancellation must be done in writing, please use the Update My Summer Camp Reservation Link below to add or reduce slots at camp. UPDATE MY RESERVATION

Counselor Training Program

A unique opportunity for Scouts and Venturers 14 & 15 years old to: Learn New Leadership Skills, Enjoy Summer Camp, Make New Friends, Have FUN, Earn Merit Badges or Ranger Requirements!!!

Applicants for the Counselor Training Program must have a recommendation is to be completed by a non-family member Scout Leader registered in the Troop/Crew/Ship.

The Unit Leader completing recommendation should have known the Scout for at least 6 months. The recommendation is in a survey format and takes just few minutes.

Click here to complete survey.

Mataguay Scout Ranch (MSR)

Session: June 30 - July 20, 2019
Fee: Scout $400, out of council Scout $430

Employment Opportunities

If you would like serve on the summer camp staff at Mataguay Scout Ranch, complete our Camp Staff Interest Form.


Partial camperships are available for those families who need financial assistance.

Download a Campership Application.

The Campership form is for both San Diego-Imperial Scouts and Scouts from other councils attending our Summer resident camps ( Mataguay Scout Ranch and Camp Fiesta Island). SDIC Scouts award is up to 50% of the camp fee covered pending approval. Non SDIC Scouts award is up to $100 toward their camp fee pending approval.

*San Diego residents only: Another option is financial assistance through the Boys and Girls Foundation. On their website click 'Camps', then fill out their application and submit it to them. If approved by them you will receive a voucher that you can turn into our office, we will credit this to your account.

A Campership can be used towards Summer Camps, Day Camps, Counselor Training Program (CTP), NYLT, and Spring Camp. Only one Campership per year is awarded to each individual; this includes using a voucher from the Boys & Girls Foundation.

Responisble ATV Usage

Yes, we have ATVs at Mataguay Scout Ranch. We offer instruction to older Scouts on the safe and responsible usage of ATVs along with the promotion of responsible outdoor recrecation. Learn more.

Come and Join Us

We hope that you will come to join us a Mataguay Scout Ranch this summer. Our camping department is available to help you with any questions that you may have.


Contact the Camping Department by phone 619.298.6121 x246, fax 1.844.269.8061, or email.