Fire Mountain Scout Camp has been a premier destination for Scouting activities since 1972 and our facilities and experiences have only gotten better. During the time of COVID-19 our Council began looking at ways to operate camp that would provide an exciting and memorable experience while focusing on the health and safety of our staff, leaders, and Scouts.
Will camp look different this year?
Yes - and that's okay. We have a dedicated group of people looking at all areas of camp including program and health and safety. We are in regular and frequent contact with the Skagit County Public Health Department. Our Council team includes respected Doctors and Nurses who are providing us with the most up-to-date and comprehensive safety and health protocols to implement in camp. Our program team is developing innovate programming that will excite and challenge our Scouts.
What can you expect at camp?
A fantastic program that will challenge the Scout and their unit. Our Scouts are ready to get outside and put the "out" in ScOUTing! At camp they'll have the opportunity to do canoeing, shooting sports, paddleboarding, mountain biking, hiking, fire safety, swimming, rockets, fishing - and new this year - Super Pioneering. All while having fun with the Scouts they know best - the Scouts in their Troop.
Why is Fire Mountain open when other camps have closed?
The COVID-19 situation is complex and ever changing. A key factor in being able to hold camp is that Skagit County be in Phase 3 by the opening day of camp. As of this time, they are on schedule to be in Phase 3 on or before the opening day of camp. Other Councils face challenges with camps in multiple counties, some of which are not moving into new phases as quickly as others. Our staff also began addressing early on what camp should look like given the concerns and restrictions that needed to be addressed to keep those in camp safe, active, and having fun. These factors are driving our ability to plan an unparalleled camp experience during this time.