Household Camping at Fire Mountain

Even as summer comes to an end, we know that camping season is continuing strong!

While we were unable to operate our traditional resident camp, we can still welcome limited camping at Fire Mountain under state and county guidelines.

With Skagit County currently in Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan, Fire Mountain can offer campsite rentals to household groups OR groups of up to 5 individuals. While sites vary, the average cost of a weekend at camp is only $65. This fee includes access to bathrooms and showers, firewood, and one of the premier Scout camping facilities in the country.

To make a reservation at camp, visit: https://www.mountbakerbsa.org/camping/fire-mountain-scout-camp/

When visiting this summer, please remember:

  • Your household/group at camp is your cohort during your visit. When exploring camp, you should always travel and play within your cohort.
  • Please respect other guests by always maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet.
  • In accordance with the Governor’s order, please wear a mask or face covering at all times.
  • Make use of our many facilities to frequently wash your hands during your stay.

There have been several work projects completed at camp over the past year, and also one or two that has been stalled by restrictions during the pandemic. When visiting camp, you can expect:

  • The new Ranger Shop/Storage building in the parking lot is completed. Take a moment to admire it when you arrive! This is also where you can pick up a ROLLING CART to carry gear into your campsite. Please plan for your vehicle to remain in the parking lot, and to hike in with your camping gear. If you have extraordinary circumstances that may require you to drive into camp, contact the Scout office to work out details of your visit.
  • The water system at camp has been completely re-built. While its mostly underground, the water you’ll enjoy during your stay is now a lot easier for us to manage. You may notice that some of our roads are still recovering from this work – please travel around camp with care!
  • A major project in the center of camp involved lowering and grading the main parade field and the construction of the new Turner Family General Store and Janicki Shelter. These projects have been slowed/stalled and are remain active work sites. Feel free to take a look at what’s been going on, but please avoid directly entering the site or buildings.

We have been working closely with the Skagit County Public Health Department to understand what the timeline may be to allow larger groups to use facilities at Fire Mountain. Unfortunately, until the County reaches Phase 3, we will continue to operate under these restrictions.

For more information, or to make a reservation, visit: https://www.mountbakerbsa.org/camping/fire-mountain-scout-camp/ or email us directly at council606@scouting.org.

Continue to stay safe and healthy this summer, and we hope to see you at camp. Scout On!