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.

(The 2019 Leader's Guide is provided as a reference. The 2020 version will be posted as soon as it becomes available.)

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.

2020 Camp Prices

LVAC & SDIC Youth   $410
Other Council Youth   $440
All Adults   $285
All ½ Week Adults   $145

2020 Camp Dates

Week 1 ~ June 21 - 27
Info & Registration

Week 2 ~ June 28 - July 4
Info & Registration

Week 3 ~ July 5 - 11
Info & Registration

Week 4 ~ July 12 - 18
Info & Registration

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!!!

(Counselor Training Program application coming soon)


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

(Council campership application coming soon)

You can apply for a voucher thru the Boys & Girls Foundation voucher program. They pay for a large portion of camp fee and we are on their list of approved camps. You will need to scroll down to the bottom of their page to find their Campership Application.

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.

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.