Summer Camp

Welcome to Camp Geronimo! This page is your crash course to Camp Geronimo. Following the steps below, any parent or leader can review our Leaders’ Guide, discover our diverse range of programs, and take their first steps towards a summer of fun!

Steps for Summer Camp


Choose your adventure:
Brownsea Island – For brand new Scouts who are on the trail to First Class Rank.
Geronimo Base Camp – The traditional summer camp experience, with a variety of merit badge options!
Fish Camp – Scouts aged 13+ spend a week with Certified Anglers and Trout Unlimited experts mastering the art of fishing.
Spade Ranch High Adventure – Scouts 13.5+ spend a week on high adventure activites like caving, ATV, canyoneering, mountain biking, and rock climbing.


Register: Click this link to reach our Black Pug Registration page.


Documents: If you need documents, forms, or maps, click here to see the list


FAQs: Updated FAQs coming soon.

Select a Program

Brownsea Island

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.

Base Camp – Merit Badge Classes

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.

Counselors In Training

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 Geronimo Staff Member.

Drone Flight School

For: Individual Scouts and non-Scouts, aged 13+

Flight School participants will learn about the physics of aviation while building and flying his or her own custom Modit Drone System. This full-week, action packed overnight camp will encourage critical thinking and creativity as participants collaborate to solve challenges and role-playing missions. Drone Flight School provides a unique opportunity for your child to unplug in Arizona’s tall pines while staying connected with emerging STEM-related technology.

Fish Camp

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.

Geronimo DIY

For: Older Scouts 14+

Geronimo DIY is a vocational-focused program where Scouts will learn valuable life skills through fun and engaging hands-on activities led by our staff and assisted by our camp rangers. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Welding, Plumbing, and Home Repair badges, and work on requirements from a multitude of other badges, based on the needs of the camp at the time of their session. That’s right, participants in this program will have a real positive effect on this camp’s facilities, every week.

Spade Ranch High Adventure

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.

Select a Session

Session 1

  • STARTS: Sunday June 5
  • ENDS: Saturday June 11

Session 2

  • STARTS: Sunday June 12
  • ENDS: Saturday June 18

Session 3

  • STARTS: Sunday June 19
  • ENDS: Saturday June 25

Session 4

  • STARTS: Sunday June 26
  • ENDS: Saturday July 2

Session 5

  • STARTS: Sunday July 3
  • ENDS: Saturday July 9

Session 6

  • STARTS: Sunday July 10
  • ENDS: Saturday July 16

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


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Fill out our online application: CLICK HERE

Webinar Recording

Want to learn more about Camp Geronimo 2022?

Watch the recording of our November 2021 Webinar: CLICK HERE