Summer Camp

Camp Geronimo is currently being updated with 2021 information!

Please bear with us as some information may reflect the 2020 program at this time. 

Steps for Summer Camp

1
Leader Guide: Read the 2020 Leader Guide, click here to view the PDF.
The 2021 Leaders Guide is coming soon! Please refer to the 2020 version for general questions. 
2
Programs: To familiarize yourself with our programs, look at the program options on the menu under “Summer Camp”! Click here for the list of Camp Geronimo programs!
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Merit Badge Schedule: If one of your Scouts is going to be in the Merit Badge program, then click here for the merit badge schedule
4
Register: If you are ready to register, click here to pick a session, then click on the Register button, select the number of participants in the desired program (Merit Badges, Brownsea Island, Fish Camp, Spade Ranch Adventure 14+, etc) then click Register. Insert information as instructed.
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Documents: If you need documents, forms, or maps, click here to see the list
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FAQs: If you have a question, it might already be answered in our list of frequently asked questions, click here to see the FAQs

Select a Program

For: Younger Scouts

Typically, first year campers — 10 and 11 years olds, or those who are still early on their trail to First Class. This program is designed to provide a positive first Scouting experience, help youth learn the basic skills of scouting, and pass off several rank advancement requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. If they have already earned First Class Rank, then signing up for merit badge classes would be a much better fit.

Costs —

Youth Plan A: $350 with meals provided
Youth Plan B: $250 with no meals provided
Adult Plan A: $125 with meals provided
Adult Plan B: $50 with no meals provided

For: All Scouts

This program is the main Scout Camp experience for any Scout who needs a merit badge. Scouts can select several merit badges to earn while at camp. A typical schedule puts them in merit badge classes that require attendance every day of the week, some classes take up two hours instead of one.

Cost –

Youth Plan A: $350 with meals provided
Youth Plan B: $250 with no meals provided
Adult Plan A: $125 with meals provided
Adult Plan B: $50 with no meals provided
Adult – Part-time, Sun.-Wed.: $75
Adult – Part-time, Wed.-Sat.: $75

For: Scouts aged 14-15 years old

The CIT Program at Camp Geronimo is a three-week long, demanding staff training program designed for Scouts who have achieved the rank of 1st Class or above who are between the ages of 14 and 15. It offers Scouts a chance to see behind-the-scenes and to learn just what it takes to provide quality program summer after summer. You will put into practice the fundamental skills and methods of the Boy Scouting program as you discover if you have what it takes to be a Camp Parsons Staff Member.

Cost –

Youth: $375 with meals, leadership training, and staff t-shirt provided

Developing Industrious Youth (DIY) – NEW PROGRAM!

For: Scouts aged 14+ years old

The DIY Program at Camp Geronimo is a week long program with a focus on industrial trades and associated merit badges, such as plumbing, welding, wood working, electricity, and more! This program is a great opportunity for Scouts who may be interested in joining professional trades, attending trade school, or even any youth who would like to be self sufficient in home repairs. More information will be coming soon!

Cost –

Youth: $375 with meals

For: Scouts and non-Scouts attending without their Troop.

The Fast Track program is what some folks call “provisional scouting” meaning that you can attend any week at summer camp (based on availability) on your own. This is ideal for a scout who doesn’t have a troop going to camp, or is planning to be at camp with his or her own troop for a week, but wants to add more weeks of scouting camp. It’s a great way to enjoy all of the camp activities, fulfill your rank requirements, and complete merit badges – for multiple weeks!

Cost –

Youth: $400 with meals. Camp provides Leadership for the week.
Adults: $150

For: Older Scouts 13+ and Adults

Fish Camp is a high-end angling program offered by Trout Unlimited and the Grand Canyon Council, BSA. Scouts will earn and learn both Fishing and Fly-Fishing Merit badges as they become proficient in technical skills like casting and fly tying.

Cost —

Youth: $400

For: Older Scouts 14+

An a la carte program designed for scouts 14 and older that requires scouting skills, physical fitness, and a spirit of adventure.

Cost —

Youth: $500

Price Information

Click here to review program total fees, payment schedule, and individual payment deadlines.

Select Merit Badge Classes

Download / Print: 2020 Merit Badge Schedule (PDF)

Select a Session

Session 1

  • STARTS: Sunday May 30
  • ENDS: Saturday June 5

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Session 2

  • STARTS: Sunday, June 6
  • ENDS: Saturday June 12

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Session 3

  • STARTS: Sunday June 13
  • ENDS: Saturday June 19

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Session 4

  • STARTS: Sunday June 20
  • ENDS: Saturday June 26

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Session 5

  • STARTS: Sunday June 27
  • ENDS: Saturday July 3

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Session 6

  • STARTS: Sunday July 4
  • ENDS: Saturday July 10

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Session 7

  • STARTS: Sunday July 11
  • ENDS: Saturday July 17

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Session 8

  • STARTS: Sunday July 18
  • ENDS: Saturday July 24

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2599 W. Webber Creek Rd., Payson, AZ 85541
Ranger: 928-474-4688

Staff

Would you like to be on staff in 2021?

Fill out our online application: CLICK HERE

Sean McComb
Camp Director
Shea Delano
Assistant Camp Director
Steve Munoz
Assistant Camp Director
Alan Chambers
Assistant Camp Director
Gerry Hahn
Camp Commissioner
Chris Grosjean
Camp Commissioner
Ranger Larry
Camp Ranger

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Camp is technically closed Saturday at 10am to Sunday at 10am, Swimchecks will begin at 1pm on Sunday. Commissioners will assign times to those that arrive Saturday.

First Meal for Camp Participants will be Sunday Dinner. If you arrive on Saturday you are on your own for meals until then. Camp Staff are off until Sunday Afternoon. Commissioners are available on a limited basis on Saturday.

No, intent of requirement is to try and get troop out on a trail during camp. SPL can discuss with the commissioner if you have a well planned week it may count.

No commissioners will connect on Saturday and assign Swim Check time, leader should checkin at Dining hall at 1pm Sunday.

Yes we need to know who is arriving Saturday, so we know to expect you

Yes – Our Commissioners will be at the Gate to welcome Saturday arrivals and give them an abbreviated check-in talk, and let them proceed to their assigned campsite.  Remember that Saturday Check-in Units must still check-in officially at the dining hall on Sunday, 1PM-3PM.

Yes, there will be daily camp site inspections

This is dependent on the number of participants and if we hold this many sessions. We may not know until a few days before camp. Sorry for the inconvenience of your troop weekly planning.

Yes, but is shifted to Friday after the closing campfire.

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