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