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Not All Boy Scout Camps Are Created Equal...

That’s why Camp Kern offers a well rounded program with opportunities for adventure! Take a hike with your Troop, go fishing at the waterfront or make reservations for a Troop shoot at the rifle range. You can even set out on a trek on horseback!

2018 Season Calendar - Sign Up Now for the Summer of 2018!

All weeks are currently open for reservations!! 

Webelos Resident Camp: July 5 -  July 8       Week 1: July 8 - July 14 Week 2: July 15 - July 21  Week 3*: July 23 - July 28      Week 4:  July 29 - Aug. 4

**Week 4 starts on Monday

Reservation Form

To reserve your spot, you can do any of the following things:

- Print the reservation form and mail it in with a check or money order deposit

- Call the council office (661-325-9036) to pay the deposit over the phone by credit card and reserve your spot, then print the  reservation form and mail it in 

- Fill out the reservation form and email it to with credit card or Paypal information for the deposit



Enhance your Scouts summer camp experience with the Horsemanship Program. Take a Troop ride or go for the merit badge, this is one adventure your boys won't forget!

           2017 Operations Guide             2017 Program Guide

              Firearm Loan and Release Form             Week at a Glance Short              2017 Week at a Glance 1     Sample Menu

General Information


Directions to Camp             Arrival Checklist             Camper Roster              Camp Kern Map  BSA Medical Form

Camp Youth Protection and Registration Requirement

Southern Sierra Council - Camp Kern Requirements:

  • All individuals over the age of 18 staying overnight at resident camp must be a registered adult with the Boy Scouts of America and have a Youth Protection Training certificate within two years of the end date of the program.(This includes parents attending camp as leaders or visitors staying overnight).
  • All individuals under the age of 18 must be registered as a youth member with the Boy Scouts of America or Learning for Life.

If an individual is not currently registered, all registrations must be processed by June 1 of the participating year to ensure that individuals are registered and background checks have been completed prior to arrival.

Out of Council Unit Requirements:  Individuals attending an applicable Southern Sierra Council summer program should bring to camp a printout of the unit's roster. The roster can be printed from or obtained from your Scout Service Center. All adults attending camp should be on the roster and be marked as Youth Protection trained. Adults not on the roster will not be able to remain on property.

Contact Information

Please note that this contact information is only valid while camp is in session. The phones are shut off at the end of the summer and any mail sent to this address in the off season will be returned to sender.

Camp Kern Shipping Address:  61953 Huntington Lake Road
                                                          Lakeshore, CA 93634

                    Camp Kern Phone:  559-893-3387



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Take a Look at Life at Camp Kern!


Do not follow the detour signage for Lakeshore.

The segment of road that is closed is after Camp Kern's Scout Dock and Parking Lot!

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Current Status Report


There is water in Huntington Lake!!

The latest report is that the Lakeshore docks and Camp Kern barges are all afloat in the lake. We will definitely have a fun summer!

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