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2024 Summer Camp Staff Application

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

Join us in 2025 for our 75th season of Scout Summer Camp around scenic Chubb Lake!


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Marin-Sierra Scouts BSA Summer Resident Camp
      2025 General Information --- our 75th season!

Considering Marin-Sierra in 2025?

Check out our printable tri-fold camp brochure!

Plan ahead now for your Troop to join us in 2025 for these 75th anniversary Summer Camp weeks!

Session #1:  July 6 - 12

        Session #2:  July 13 - 19

                Session #3:  July 20 - 26

                        Session #4:  July 27 - August 2



2024 Summer Camp Leaders Orientation Mtg Recorded May 14

Click to review the online recording (Passcode: 54+^LB6O)


2024 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 traditions 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 Spring.

2024 Parent - Family Information Guide
Along with leader guides for the troop (access below), this important document should be distributed to all your unit families to help them prepare for the Scouts' Summer Camp experience.

2024 Unit Leaders Guide
Includes all information and necessary forms for Scouts and leaders (this is an 8Mb file)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Culled from Unit Leaders and Parents.


2024 Program Descriptions and Schedules


Questions from Scouts, Parents or Leaders?

Send an email or call 415-454-2983


Find us on:

Easy Online Troop Registration for 2025 begins here!

or download the following

2024 Summer Camp Forms

2024 Troop Reservation Form
Use this form to make an initial reservation. Do not use it for making any other payments.

2024 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 or Crew only, not for individuals.

2024 Provisional Scout Application
If a Scout cannot come to camp with his own troop, we will place them with a host Marin Council unit during any session week.

BSA Annual Health & Medical Form A/B/C (2019 is the current edition and the only one accepted)
Completed 3-part form must be submitted by all Scouts and adults spending a
ny time overnight at Camp Marin-Sierra. (Those visiting only during the day must bring at least Parts A & B for check-in).  No other form will be accepted at any time.  Find further details here.

Marin Council Vaccination Policy 2021/22 update

2024 Special Dietary Needs Request Form  Must be emailed or faxed to the Marin Council office at least two (2) weeks prior to your camp session; please bring an additional copy to camp with health forms.

2024 Patrols for Jamboree Meals Form
Bring this form with you to camp check-in to let us know how many people are in each patrol of your unit for jamboree cooking (every Wednesday or all-week).

2024 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 at any time.

CA AB-506 Adult Leader Verification & Council Compliance Form

Must be completed and taken to your Council office for Scout Executive approval as agreed upon by all California Scout Councils.


Troop Packing Details will help you remember everything you need to bring to Camp for a great week!

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 scenic Emigrant Gap, California; please use the map shown above.  Also note, mapping services such as Apple Maps or 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 on-ramp 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

The most fun YOU can have at Summer Camp!

Camp Marin-Sierra on Vimeo

Seasonal Work Party Weekends

Looking for a great opportunity to spend some quality time at Camp Marin-Sierra and help us open up in the Spring to get ready for the Summer or button-up in the Fall to shut down for Winter?  Then join our Camp Staff alumni at any of our four seasonal work party weekends when you can camp for free and provide some real service to maintaining our beautiful property!  See the links below, or contact Camp Director MJ Andrews or Camp Ranger Jake for further details!

Marin-Sierra Camp Opening Work Party --- Memorial Day Wknd

Marin-Sierra Waterfront Renovation Work Party --- mid-August Week

Marin-Sierra Camp Closing Work Party --- Labor Day Wknd

(c) 2024 Marin Council, BSA
225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511