Summer Camp FAQ’s

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:  

  • Who do I contact to register for camp?
  • Where is Fire Mountain located?
  • My troop visits Fire Mountain during the year, why would we want to attend summer camp at Fire Mountain too?
  • What options are available to help a Scout pay for summer camp?
  • Does the Mount Baker Council provide any discounts?
  • What programs do you offer for older boys?
  • Our Senior Patrol Leader wasn’t able to spend much time on personal advancement during summer camp, can he attend camp with another troop?
  • Because of family commitments, our son can not attend summer camp with his troop.  Is there still a way he can attend camp?
  • Who can I contact for additional questions about Fire Mountain?

Who do I contact to register for camp?

Stacey Robert at stacey.robert@scouting.org – 425-338-0380

 Where is Fire Mountain located?

Fire Mountain – East of Mount Vernon:
26027 Walker Valley Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98274

My troop visits Fire Mountain during the year, why would we want to attend summer camp at Fire Mountain?

Many troops utilize our camps during the off-season for a variety of programs – from OA events to Camporees to troop camp outs.  These are great uses of our camp and one of the reasons the Mount Baker Council provides and promotes off-season use.

However, off-season events do not compare to the full program offered during the summer camp season.  Fire Mountain comes alive during the summer.  Program, staff, and interaction with scouts from across the country provide your scouts experiences that will last their entire life time.

What options are available to help a Scout pay for summer camp?

The Mount Baker Council believes every boy should have the opportunity to attend a summer camp.  We have money set aside specifically to provide Scouts in need with the funding necessary to attend summer camp.  These camperships, combined with fundraising opportunities, ensures all Scouts can attend our camps.

Camperships are only available for Mount Baker Council units, for use at Fire Mountain.  For more information on how apply for financial help through Opportunity Fund, please contact the Scout office at 425-338-0380 (Everett area) or 360-734-3940 (Bellingham area).

Does the Mount Baker Council provide any discounts?

Yes!  A Friends of Scouting discount of up to 10% can be applied to the remaining fees, depending on the unit FOS designation on April 30.  For detailed discounts and current fees, please see the camp reservation form or contact the Scout Office at 425-338-0380 (Everett area) or 360-734-3940 (Bellingham area).

What programs do you offer for older boys?

Fire Mountain camps offer a wide variety of programs such as climbing, sailing, black powder shooting, mountain biking, BSA Lifeguard, high and low COPE, mountain boarding, motor boating, The Mountain Eagle. For more information refer to the Leader’s Guide which is posted online in the spring under Camp Forms.

Our Senior Patrol Leader wasn’t able to spend much time on personal advancement during summer camp. Can he attend camp with another troop?

Absolutely!  Your Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader can both attend a second week of camp as a provisional camper.  This gives your Scout the time necessary to focus on the needs of the troop during your week of camp, and gives him a week to go back to camp and work on personal advancement.

Because of family commitments, our son can not attend summer camp with his troop.  Is there still a way he can attend camp?

Yes, your Scout may come as a provisional camper. He will be partnered with a troop at camp the week he can attend. He will stay in the host troop’s campsite, eat and participate in activities with that troop but work on his own advancement schedule. Arrangements must be made with the camp director prior to camp.  Other conditions may apply.  Please contact the Council office for additional information. You can access the Provisional Camping Reservation form in Camp Forms.

Who can I contact for additional questions about Fire Mountain?

  • Staff Advisor for Council Camp: Duc Button duc.button@scouting.org; 425-338-0380
  • Fire Mountain Scout Camp Director: Colleen Weeks ccrabfam@yahoo.com; 503-577-7602