Summer Camp at Mataguay Scout Ranch!

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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!

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 C.O.P.E activities provide a new challenge from the normal camp, and what youth doesn't get a kick out of a shotgun? Ask us about the Track Program, which is unique to Mataguay Scout Ranch. This 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. It is our promise to you that your Scouts will have a week of camp that they will never forget.

LEADERS GUIDE (rev 2/13/19)

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.

2019 Camp Prices

SDIC Scout Youth/CTP/Venturer   $400
SDIC Provisional   $410
Non-SDIC Scout Youth/Venturer   $430
Non-SDIC Provisional   $440
Adult   $275
1/2 Week Adult   $145

2019 Camp Dates

Week 1 ~ June 23 - 29

Week 2 ~ June 30 - July 6

Week 3 ~ July 7 - 13
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Week 4 ~ July 14 - 20
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Week 5 ~ July 21 - 27
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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. For more information and to register for Provisional Scout click here.

Monday Checkins

Monday check ins (at 6 am) are available.


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

The time frame to submit staff applications is now over.


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 619.369.3600, or email.