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Camp Properties:

All Camps are certified through the National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP). NCAP is rigorous review of camps and properties for continuous improvement, and correction or elimination of substandard practices. Only camps that successfully complete all five aspects of the NCAP are BSA accredited camps. The Camp Health Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day by qualified medical personnel. Arrangements have been made with the local rescue squads and hospitals to handle any medical emergencies.

All adults go through background checks and extensive training prior to camp. All of our Camp staff have been trained in first aid, wilderness first aid and CPR. 

Camp menus are approved by a dietitian, a board-certified food and nutrition expert.

Fish Camp Participants will be housed in twin-sized bunk beds in cabins at R-C Scout Ranch. 


Please email to receive more information on how to register. 

In order to ensure safety in watercraft, all participants must pass a BSA Swimmer Test. Participants can take this test at their local swimming pool. See Swim Test Verification Form

Swimmers Test: Jump feet first into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.

Fish Camp is for youth ages 13-17 years old.

Youth need to be the required age by the start of their chosen adventure.

Check In / Out:

Youth Early Release Policy:

1. Verification must be made to assure that the person requesting release is acting as the legal parent or guardian or under the direction of the legal parent or guardian.

Verification may be done by the following:

Presentation of proper identification matched with the name listed as the legal parent or guardian on the youth’s medical form.

Contact via telephone with the legal parent or guardian. The telephone number used may be supplied by the Scoutmaster or obtained from the medical form.

2. It is understood that any person who requests the early release of a youth will abide by the policy set

forth above and completes the early release form prior to the release of the youth.

3. It is understood that a youth will never be released to another youth under 18 years of age without verified permission from the legal parent or guardian.

Yes, mail is delivered to camp once a day. Please post mail 3-5 days in advance of camp arrival day to ensure a timely delivery. View 2024 Leader’s Guide for details. 

Yes, R-C Scout Ranch (Fish Camp) Emergency Contact Number: (928) 478-4500