Boy Scout Programs

Sitting just off of Sunset Boulevard, less than thirty minutes from the heart of Hollywood, Camp Josepho is as close as camping gets to the world of movies. We have pulled some of the enormous talent in the film industry to lend some of their expertise to our camps teaching unusual merit badges such as Moviemaking, Programming, Robotics, Game Design, Pioneering, Exploration, as well as special offerings for First Year Scouts. Camp Josepho is offering all of our Boy Scout Programs during three sessions this summer.



Session 1: July 21-27

Session 2: July 28-August 3

Session 3: August 4-10

Register before May 1st, 2019 to receive a $15 discount on all Scout registrations!

First Year Resident Camp

For newly-bridged Boy Scouts or beginners to Scouting we have First Year Summer Camp, which provides an easy transition into leaving home for Boy Scout Summer Camp without the long distance and preparation that may be too much for a newly bridged Boy Scout. This camp focuses on Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Advancement requirements that would be difficult to get in another setting. Scouts will also work the Swimming Merit Badge, an important prerequisite for other Aquatics awards. Use this as a primary camp or as a supplemental camp to prepare your First Year Scouts for Summer Camp later in the year. Cost: $275/scout, $90/adult.

Moviemaking Experience

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be behind the camera for a feature film or television show? Do you think about the camera angles and pans, pacing and sutures that build tension and excitement in a scene?

If yes, join us for the six-day Moviemaking experience at Camp Josepho this summer. This overnight resident camp links Boy Scouts with local film industry professionals to make a short film and earn three merit badges not typically offered at other summer camps: Moviemaking, Theater and Communications (an Eagle-Required Merit Badge!). Cost: $275/scout, $90/adult.

Innovation Cluster

Camp Josepho will offer some of the newest merit badges this summer in a six-day camp cluster. Join us to earn the Robotics, Programming and the Game Design Merit Badges in an intensive course that teaching robotics design, video game creation, and programming at the same time!  This themed resident camp is a great way to earn some additional merit badges, like the Programming Merit Badge, while pursuing a hobby or skill that could turn into a life-long passion or career! This cluster is an overnight resident camp. Cost $275/scout, $90/adult.


Master the wild while working on the Exploration, Pioneering, Soil and Water Conservation and Wilderness Survival Merit Badges! Prepare for your venture into the wilderness of Camp Josepho, use your skills in lashing to create structures and brave the night under the stars in our outpost site all while demonstrating your commitment to protecting the great outdoors. This program is intended for Scouts who have already achieved the rank of First Class. Cost $275/scout, $90/adult.

Shooting Sports Camp

This program provides intensive training with rifle, pistol, archery and more in a small group environment that allows to the Scout to spend more time on the ranges, unlike a traditional summer camp. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the respective shooting related merit badges or NRA Marksman Qualification. Along with spending time on the ranges, scouts will get to enjoy the pool, hikes in the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, campfires, and camp-wide games. Spaces are limited, so don’t let this great opportunity slip away. Scouts must be at least 14. Cost: $275/scout, $90/adult.


Financial Assistance

We believe that every scout should have the opportunity to go to camp, which is why we offer camperships that will partially cover the expense of coming to camp for those boys who qualify. You can apply (even after the deadline posted) with this application.

  • Rules of the Road

    Check out our Rules of the Road before coming to camp


    Important Forms

    Financial assistance is available for qualified campers that can partially cover the fee for attending camp. Fill out the application here and submit it even if you are after the stated deadline.


    Shooting Sports permission slip, this will allow your scout to participate in Rifle or BB shooting. Fill out the Permission Slip and bring it with you to camp.


    Medical Forms, these are the standard forms you and your scout will need to attend camp. Fill out the Medical Form and bring it with you to camp. For a weekend camp, Parts A & B, for a resident camp Parts A, B, & C are required.

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