Aquatics Camp 2022: Choice of 2 Sessions

Aquatics Camp is a 7-Day/6-Night Sleep Away Camp for Scouts BSA and Venturers.
Choose Week 1 or Week 2!

Aquatics Camp is a week-long overnight camping experience where Scouts can focus on earning three aquatic-based merit badges (Canoeing, Kayaking and Small-Boat Sailing) and the BSA Stand Up Paddleboarding Award!

Overnight camping takes place at Camp Verdugo Oaks with on-water and classroom instruction taking place at the beautiful CSUN Aquatics Center located on nearby Castaic Lake. Scouts will shuttle from CVO to the CSUN Aquatics Center on each day of this specialty camp.

Overnight camping takes place at Camp Verdugo Oaks. Choose the week of Aquatics Camp to attend:

  • July 10th to July 16th
  • or July 17th to July 23rd

Each week of camp runs Sunday through Saturday, with a closing campfire on Friday open to all family members.

In order to participate in this program, participants must pass a standard BSA swim test as a SWIMMER. Because of the strenuous nature of this program, these standards MUST be met in order to attend the camp. There are no exceptions.



  • Aquatics activities, campfires, camp-wide games and general Scout camp fun!
  • Earn three aquatic-based merit badges: Canoeing, Kayaking and Small-boat Sailing.
  • Earn the BSA Stand Up Paddle Boarding Award.
Participants must pass a standard BSA swim test as a SWIMMER. Because of the strenuous nature of this program, these standards MUST be met in order to attend the camp. There are no exceptions. Swim Tests will be administered on these dates:
       1. Saturday June 18th at Camp Verdugo Oaks, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
       2. Saturday June 25th at Camp Verdugo Oaks, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Swim tests will also be administered at the session's Sunday camp check in. If you are unsure about your swimming ability, do not leave this to that Sunday to see if you will pass the swim test. There will be NO refunds if you do not pass the swim test at Sunday check-in.


Camp Fees

  •  Early Bird Fee is $350, includes camp t-shirt and patch.
  •  The Registration Fee is $375 after June 27th for Week 1 or after July 4th for Week 2.

Space is limited to 28 campers per week.This is a provisional Scouts BSA/Venturing Camp


Forms and Welcome Packet

  • All participants (youth and adults) must provide BSA Health and Medical Records forms, portions A, B, and C.
  • Download the Aquatics Camp Welcome Packet and other required forms below. We recommend you review the information before the May 18th Parent Orientation meeting.


VHC Electronics Policy

Electronic devices such as phones, tablets, walkie-talkies, handheld gaming devices, and other electronic media are NOT allowed at camp. Camp Staff are provided your contact information as well as emergency contact information in case you must be alerted for any reason.


For questions, email



Parent Orientation Night for ALL Summer Camps, 7:00 PM. Click this button for more information.


Our Commitment to Health and Safety
VHC COVID-19 In-Person Activities and Meetings

As we all know, living with COVID-19 has become a reality. To that end, the common sense and best practices that have become a staple of these times will continue during our summer camp operations, such as wearing masks properly, washing hands, minimizing indoor activities, etc.

Please know that our Verdugo Hills Council Camp Staff is committed to a safe and fulfilling summer of camping. Your Scout’s safety is our number one concern! As LA County Protocols change, our safe camping practices will change as well.

See the Camp Verdugo Oaks COVID-19 Policy at and the VHC 2022 Summer Camps COVID-19 Protocols.


Registration closes at midnight, July 4th for Week 1 and July 11th for Week 2, or when capacity is reached.

  • Aquatics Camp, Week 1: 7/10-7/16
    July 10, 2022 to July 16

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  • Aquatics Camp, Week 2: 7/17-7/23
    July 17, 2022 to July 23

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File Name Description
3/7/22 UPDATE: VHC Protocols for In-Person Outdoor Scout Meetings and Activities Updated VHC protocols based on the CDC, State of California, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Download
Aquatics Camp 2022 Flyer Share with your troop and crew! Download
BSA Health and Medical Record Form, A, B1, B2, C Fillable form required for some programs. Check respective program webpages to see if this form is required. Download
COVID-19 Screening Form for CVO - Unit Required form for all programs that meet at Camp Verdugo Oaks. Download
Outdoor Adventure Awaits! VHC Summer Camps 2022 Brochure MORE VHC Summer Adventure offerings for Cubs, Scouts BSA and Venturers. Download
Summer Camp 2022 Covid-19 Protocols Please review in addition to the VHC COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Activities and Meetings. Download
Welcome Packet! Summer Aquatics/Film & Art/Shooting Sports Camps 2022 Mandatory reading for all Aquatics Camp, Film & Art Camp, and Shooting Sports Camp registrants! This welcome packet includes pertinent information and REQUIRED FORMS. We recommend reviewing before the May 18th Parent Orientation meeting. Download