Camp Robert Cole

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Camp Robert Cole
Location Sterling Lake Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

Camp Robert Cole is nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains, near Truckee CA. Here the scouter and leader alike gain an unparalleled scouting experience. Granite canyons and tree-lined trails offer great day hikes or mountain biking opportunities. Fishing, swimming, sailing, rock climbing and all kinds of shooting sports fill out the scout experience. Block merit badge schedules mean more completed merit badges and give leaders time to relax and enjoy the beauty that Camp Robert Cole is famous for.



You’ll experience a 7,200’ elevation in the High Sierra. Cool and dark nights and bright stars. Scouts camp in tents, cooking their meals by patrols or eating at our new dining facility. The Camp Cole program includes opportunities for advancement for scouts seeking First Class, as well as intensive work on merit badges you might not find at other camps.

There’s a spiritual side to the Camp Cole experience with a foundation on Duty to God and the last point of the Scout Law… Scout is Reverent. Plus, scouts can take advantage of Sterling Lake and local streams filled with trout.

GEC Council

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Golden Empire Council (GEC) (local council #047) of the Boy Scouts of America operates this scout camp. It serves a large section of Northern California, primarily the Sacramento Valley and the northern Sierra Nevada mountains. As of 2017 they serve over 15,000 youth members.

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