Summer Camp at Mataguay Scout Ranch!

Sliding along a zipline Horsemanship merit badge Soaring in a glider Cannonball dive Pistol Shooting Hand paddling a canoe Shooting a rifle Making handicrafts Tug of war

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!



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.


Making Changes to Existing Summer Camp Reservations

Please note that all cancellations and refund requests must be in writing by using this link.

If you wish to ADD participants (youth or adult):
Log into your unit registration and see if space is available. You will be able to add on your own if space available up to 30 days before your camp session.

If you wish to DELETE participants (youth or adult), make name changes, or are unable to add participants on your own:
Please use this link. Be sure to include any pertinent information and name of participants(s).


Summer Camp Leader's Information

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 boys 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. When choosing how many Scouts to register (Button #1), choose Provisional. 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.
  2. Your week choice will be printed on your registration.
  3. 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. Boys will not be permitted to stay at camp without a completed medical form.
  4. 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 boys 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 boys. Campers will be housed in the standard canvas platform tents with cots.

Provisional Camp Dates and Reservations

Session 1 ~ June 26 - July 2 (Register Online)

Session 2 ~ July 3 - 9 (Register Online)

Session 4 ~ July 17 - 23 Please Call

Session 5 ~ July 24 - 30 Please Call

Pre-Camp Information

Thank you for considering Mataguay Scout Ranch. For over 60 years Scouts from San Diego, the southwest, and even across the globe, have come to camp at Mataguay. The beautiful setting, the exciting and unique activities, and our great staff have inspired many Scouts and Scouters.

Merit Badges

Each Scout must be registered for each Merit Badge session in which he wishes to participate.

Online Registration Process

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 non-family member Adult Scout Leader complete recommendation form at least two weeks prior to camp session to participate in the program. Recommendation is in a survey format. Click here to complete survey.

Employment Opportunities

The time frame to submit staff applications is now over.


Partial camperships are available for those families who need financial assistance. The campership application dealine has passed. Contact council for possible consideration.

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.