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2022 Summer Camp Staff Application

. . . Come back up to CMS for great Summer fun in the mountains!

Join us for our 72nd season of Scout Summer Camp among the tall pines and along the quiet shoreline of Chubb Lake!


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Camp Marin Sierra Scouts BSA Resident Summer Camp
      2022 General Information - our 72nd season!

Considering Marin Sierra in 2022?

Check out this brochure!

Join us for any one of our four Summer Camp weeks:


July 3 - 9


            July 10 - 16


                        July 17 - 23


                                    July 24 - 30

2022 Camp Fees and Registration Procedures

Note to Parents:  Before contacting us with questions about our program or your Scout's advancement, please check first with your Scoutmaster.  Often, they are experienced with Camp Marin Sierra and are in charge of guiding your Scout's activities and advancement. They will have copies of our current Leader Guide when published in the late Winter.

2021 Leader Guide (2022 edition will be released by February 1)
Includes all information and necessary forms for Scouts and leaders
(this is a large file (4 Mb) and may take a few moments to download)

2021 Parent Information Guide
Along with leader guides for the troop, this important document should be distributed to all your unit families to help them prepare for the Scouts' Summer Camp experience. (also a large file for downloading)

Frequently Asked Questions  By Unit Leaders and Parents.

Program Descriptions and Schedules


Questions from Scouts, Parents or Leaders?

Send an email or call 415-454-2983


Find us on:

Summer Camp Forms for 2022

Easy Online Troop Registration here!

or download the following:

CMS Troop Reservation Form
Use this form to make an initial reservation. Do not use it for making any other payments.

Troop Payment Form
Use a new copy of this form each time you make a payment (other than your initial reservation deposit). Payment is by troop only, not for individuals.

Provisional Scout Registration
If a Scout cannot come to camp with his own troop, we will place them with another unit during any session week of 2022.

BSA Annual Health & Medical Form A/B/C (2019 edition)
Completed 3-part form must be submitted by all Scouts and adults spending any time overnight at Camp Marin Sierra. (
Those visiting only during the day must bring at least Parts A & B for check-in).  Find further details here.

Marin Council Vaccination Policy - 2021 update

CMS Activity Release Form
This specific Camp Marin Sierra form is required for every Scout under 18 years old who wishes to engage in the restricted activities listed on the form. No other form will be accepted.

Special Dietary Needs Form
Should be faxed to the Marin Council office 2 weeks before your camp session, as well as bringing a copy to camp.

Patrol Numbers for Meals Form
Bring this form with you to camp to let us know how many people in each patrol for jamboree cooking.

Read what our Campers have to say:*


"The staff was excellent.  We were constantly asked if we need anything.  Our expectations were constantly exceeded."

“The staff here is great. I’ve been to other camps, and the staff at those camps treated us like three-year-olds. At Marin Sierra, we’re treated like we’re human beings.”

"We go to different camps every year, and I've been to at least 18 camps. You have the most polite and helpful staff I've ever seen."

"I wanted to compliment you on the quality of the staff and program that is happening at Camp Marin Sierra this year. From the time we pulled up to the time we left, virtually ever staff member I met was friendly, courteous, helpful, and well informed."

"We went to your camp 2 years ago and were very impressed. Last year, we went to another camp, and although it was a great camp, it seemed like the staff were just doing their job. We came to your camp again this year, and we are happy again. Your staff is awesome!

"I wanted to commend you for running a great summer camp. The camp was very well organized, the staff were friendly, and the food was good."



"Best merit badge counselors I've seen in any camp I've been to!"

"The Food ROCKED!"

"Staff was excellent; made camp fun!"

"This is a great camp with great staff and management. Thank you!"

"Excellent leadership team. Many of the staff have exceptional interpersonal skills." 

"There was such a pervasive customer service attitude of "YES" in camp. It was awesome!"

". . . thanks again for a fantastic week. Your staff was exemplary and set a fine example for Scouts and Scouters alike."

*These comments were just a few of many positive comments from both youth and adults given verbally or copied from troop evaluations.

Directions to scenic Camp Marin Sierra:

Our beautiful camp property is located at 40990 State Hwy 20 in Emigrant Gap, California; please use the map shown above.  Also note, mapping services such as MapQuest may misdirect you in route to this destination.

From Interstate 80, take Exit 161 onto State Hwy 20 passing the Cal-Trans maintenance station; CMS is the second driveway on the right.

From Grass Valley/Nevada City heading East on State Hwy 20, it is one of the
last driveways on the left before you arrive at the onramp to Interstate 80.

Download a Map of Camp Marin Sierra

Current Weather Conditions at Camp Marin Sierra in Emigrant Gap, CA.

Wildlife Awareness & Safety

around Camp Marin Sierra & the Tahoe National Forest

Bears     Bobcats     Coyotes     Mountain Lions     Rattlesnakes


Nothing more exhilarating than flying through the air!

Marin Sierra Zip Line on Vimeo


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225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511