Learn from Fishing Anglers

The Arizona mountains are well regarded for their bountiful lakes, and streams, for freshwater and fly fishing. Camp Geronimo is in the center of it all, which makes our Fish Camp such a great opportunity for youth and parents looking for a new advanced summer camping experience. This is not your grandfather’s cane pole fishing experience!

Fish Camp is a hands-on, immersive adventure offered in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the Grand Canyon Council, BSA. Participants will learn the ecology necessary to select proper fly or bait, understand where to cast, and master the art provoking fish to attack your fly or lure.

Who is Fish Camp for?

Any youth who is at least 13 years old and those who attend must be able to pass the BSA Swimmer’s Test

Fish Camp: 

  • Meals and Lodging at R-C Scout Ranch
  • Transportation
  • Supplies
  • A tour of the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery
  • AZ State Hunting and Fishing License.

Fish Camp will run during these sessions:

  • June 2 – June 8
  • June 9 – June 15 
  • June 16 – June 22

What You Will Experience in a Week at Fish Camp

The week will start with foundational experiences ranging from classroom time to experiential opportunities like seining for insects in Christopher Creek. As the week advances, the group will venture daily to new and exciting fishing locations where participants will learn how to cast into creeks, wade in streams, and fish from canoes in lakes. Additionally, we will have expert lectures and an opportunity to visit the State Fish Hatchery. The week will conclude on Friday afternoon with a short graduation ceremony.

Participants will be housed in twin-sized bunk beds in cabins at R-C Scout Ranch and will eat most meals in the camp dining hall.

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.

Learn More About Fish Camp

Interested in learning more about Fish Camp? We encourage you to read our 2024 Camp Geronimo Leader’s Guide. Please keep in mind that while this document is written primarily for our Scout campers, the Fish Camp information on pages 34-39 apply to all of our Fish Camp participants. 

How To Register

Please email gcc.program@scouting.org to register!