Camp Emerson

Welcome to Camp Emerson!

Located about a mile in elevation, high in the San Jacinto Range, Camp Emerson is the oldest continuously operated Scout camp in the western United States. It is a thrill to be in camp when the last rays of the summer sun cast a pink and purple haze on majestic Tahquitz Peak, and dusk fades into the night sky with stars so big and bright that you can almost reach up and touch them. These sights and experiences create memories that last a lifetime.

If you are interested in a quality program with an enthusiastic staff, then Emerson is your camp. We’re excited to be able to give your Scouts and Scouters a muchneeded opportunity to get outdoors after a challenging year dealing with COVID19. Rest assured, we are taking comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and make sure Scouts and leaders are safe and healthy.

Camp will be different, but it will be as exciting as ever. Our staff will be at the ready to assist you with any of your needs, whether in your campsite or with a merit badge or program event. Just let us know so that we can best serve your unit.

Once again, we’d like to welcome you to this special place and encourage your unit and Scouts to access the full range of opportunities at camp this summer. Summer camp is important to the development of the youth of your unit, giving your Scouts an opportunity to grow in skills, camaraderie, and character. Our staff is here to help and guide you every step of the way.

The camping program of the California Inland Empire Council is proud to be a part of your troop’s service to youth; we look forward to meeting all of you this summer.