Summer Programs

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The San Diego-Imperial Council offers a wide variety of summer programs. There are opportunities for all Scouts, from resident camping to day camps, and from sea level to 3,200 feet elevation.

All camps require particpants to have a completed Annual Health and Medical Record.

Camp Balboa
(Cub - Webelos Resident Camp)

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Join us for a summer of Scouting fun at Camp Balboa! This 5 1/2 acre facility is nestled in the northwest corner of beautiful Balboa Park. Camp Balboa is a BSA accredited facility.

The camp offers an exciting program for you and your scouts with numerous program areas ranging from: handy craft areas, short wave radio hut, athletic field, and horseshoe pits, plus lots of area for just plain, good old fashioned fun.

For additional information and reservations, visit Cub - Webelos Resident Camp at Camp Balboa.

Mataguay Scout Ranch
(Boy Scout Resident Camp)

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Join us for a summer of Scouting fun at the Mataguay Scout Ranch! This beautiful 840 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!

The camp offers an exciting program for you and your scouts. MSR offers a traditional Boy Scout resident camp program with an emphasis on Lord Baden Powell's saying "game with a purpose." It is our hope that you, both scouts and leaders, leave Mataguay with memories to last a lifetime.

For additional information and reservations, visit Boy Scout Resident Camp at MSR!


  • Session 1   ~   June 28 - July 4 (Register)
  • Session 2   ~   July 5 - 11 (Register)
  • Session 3   ~   July 12 - 18 (Register)
  • Session 4   ~   July 19 - 25 (Register)
  • Session 5   ~   July 26 - August 1 (Register)

Camp Fiesta Island
Mission Bay, San Diego
(Boy Scout Resident Camp)

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Spend a week of Scouting adventure on the beach at Camp Fiesta Island! This Aquatic Center facility is located on beautiful Mission Bay. You'll camp among the sandy dunes and set sail for the Pacific Ocean. Campers at CFI enjoy the ultimate waterfront experience.

For additional information and reservations, visit Boy Scout Resident Camp at CFI. Make your reservations EARLY! Most weeks will sell out quickly.


  • Session 0   ~   June 14 - 20 (Register)
  • Session 1   ~   June 21 - 27 Wait Listed
  • Session 2   ~   June 28 - July 4 (Register)
  • Session 3   ~   July 5 - 12 (Register)
  • Session 4   ~   July 12 - 18 Wait Listed
  • Session 5   ~   July 19 - 25 (Register)
  • Session 6   ~   July 26 - August 1 (Register)
  • Session 7   ~   August 2 - 8 (Register)

Trailblazer Day Camp
Camp Fiesta Island and Camp Balboa
(New Boy Scouts and 11 year old LDS Scouts)

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Trailblazer Summer Day Camp at Camp Balboa and Fiesta Island is an exciting week of games and advancement! This camp has been specifically designed to meet the needs of new Boy Scouts. The focus of the week is the "Trail to First Class".

For additional information and reservations, visit Trailblazer Day Camp!

Cub Scout Day Camps
(Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts)

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Cub Scout Day Camps are held in many locations in the council every summer. Activities vary by location but one thing is for sure . . . . .Day Camps are full of fun and adventure. Typical activities include:

  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Nature
  • Swimming
  • BB guns
  • Archery
  • and more

The purpose is to have FUN in the outdoors while working on achievements and electives, guided by experienced staff.

Registration: See individual camp page for registration forms.