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Scout Programs

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Traditional Summer Camp registration includes the program areas of Ecology and Conservation, Scoutcraft, Field Sports, Aquatics, Handicraft, and Marine Science. Scouts can become certified Lifeguards with Red Cross, Sailors with American Sailing Association, do overnight with our War Canoe Program or Day Trip to the Seaside Village of Avalon.  You can register as a Unit or individual. Geared to youth aged 10 ½ to 17.

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Rugged Adventurers is geared towards those Scouts that want to explore the wider world through programs that can: hike, bike, and canoe to new destination (Rugged E), circumnavigate the island in war canoes (Rugged C), chart new waters through our Tall Ship program (Rugged M), and hike the Trans Catalina Trial (Rugged T).  Geared to youth aged 14 to 21.

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The Scuba vendor offers three PADI certifications, along with the SCUBA Merit Badge and many specialty dives at Camp Emerald Bay. Scuba is geared towards those Scouts that want to explore the wider world through programs that can: certify you as PADI Open Water (Rugged S), Advanced Open Water (Rugged O), Rescue Diver (Rugged R) and other Specialty Dive programs. Geared to youth aged 12 to 21.

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California Excursions is built to give Units the chance to experience all that California has to offer and includes a visit to all three of the Western Los Angeles County Council camps: Emerald Bay, Whitsett, and Josepho over two weeks. Scouts will also have the chance to explore world famous Santa Monica, visit a theme park and generally explore the City of Angels. Geared to youth aged 14 to 21.

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Certifications and Trainings

Numerous courses, trainings and certifications are offered at Emerald Bay for both youth and adults. Please visit our other pages to see what we have in our Adult Leader Corner, American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR, and American Sailing Association Small Boat Certification. Leaders must be registered with the BSA and have completed Youth Protection Training prior to attending camp.

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Summer Adventure gives Cub Scouts a first look at Summer Camp through the eyes of Scouts BSA with a 3-night 4-day experience.  Cubs get to see first hand what Summer Camp looks like giving them a taste of what to expect when matriculating.

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Cub Family Weekends are a way for everyone in the family to experience first hand the magic that is Emerald Bay.  Families arrive in camp on a Friday night enjoying a weekend of fun, skill learning, and family bonding.

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Girl’s Adventure Weekends are geared towards organized non-Scout BSA young women.  These programs focus on skills and rank advancements too!