Camp Fleischmann--COVID-19

Summer 2020 didn't look like all the summers that have come before or any of the other summers that will come after. What we do know is that camp plays a vital role in the lives of our Scouts and Scouters. At this time, we are taking steps to determine how we can best serve our Scouting community for summer 2021, following national, state and local guidelines for the ongoing COVID-19 changes.

Because Camp Fleischmann 2020 was not able to operate this summer as normal, so we held CF2U, a week long virtual camp that Scouts could participate in.  Scouts, Scouters and families participated in morning Polar Bear Yoga, flag ceremonies, 15 live Merit Badge classes for Scouts, demonstrations, Scoutmaster trainings, theme days, OA social, Pow Wow, service projects, evening activities and campfires. More than 160 Scouts and Scouters participated from 19 states across the US. We brought camp to you! 

We are currently considering opportunities to serve our Scouting community in ways we have not previously considered. We will anxiously await a vibrant experience at Camp Fleischmann in 2021, when our Camp Fleischmann family will welcome everyone with open arms to experience all of the adventures Camp Fleischmann has to offer!

For the most current information on camping and COVID-19 guidelines, see the Home or Resources and Forms pages.


Camp Fleischmann offers more than camping

You will build character, develop teamwork skills, and grow as a leader.

Located at the base of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Lassen Volcanic Park in Northern California, Camp Fleischmann offers a full scouting program, outdoor adventure, and plenty of fun. It sits on the shore of beautiful Fleischmann Lake, which is fed by a hot spring making water temperatures perfect for summer day swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more.

Experience a variety of activities, from aquatics to shooting sports to environmental studies to climbing. The Scout Handbook comes alive at our commissioner sites where you learn essential camping and everyday life skills. High Adventure additions offer something new and challenging for everyone.
Camp Fleischmann boasts serving up tasty meals provided by a specialized catering company. The company is experienced in camp cooking to create delicious eats that fuel your adventures.
Camp Fleischmann is now open to girl troops and boy troops. Get ready for some serious Fleischmann fun!

Scout Equipment Checklist

Here is a list of personal equipment for an enjoyable experience at Camp Fleischmann. We recommend your name and Troop number be marked on all clothing and equipment. Lost and found is cleaned out each week.

The Scout Uniform is worn for retreat, evening meal and closing ceremony. The rest of the time, you will wear shorts and T-shirt and closed toed shoes. Pack accordingly. Please do not bring t-shirts bearing inappropriate messages.

Check out the full list here.


How to get to Camp Fleischmann

Camp Fleischmann is located eight miles north of Chester, CA. (approximately 2½ hours northwest of Reno, NV, 133 miles)

Take Route 395 North from Reno towards Susanville, CA. Take Highway 36 into Susanville and continue to Chester CA on Highway 36.

On the East side of Chester turn right (NW) onto Feather River Drive. Go .6 miles and turn right at the sign that says Juniper Lake. Follow the paved road 5.4 miles to the end of the pavement. Take the left fork for 1 mile, turn right at the “+” in the road and follow the Boy Scout signs 1 mile to Camp Fleischmann.

GPS Coordinates:
40.23.437 N        
121.17.870 W
How to send mail to your Scout at Camp Fleischmann
Scouts' Name, Troop Number
Camp Fleischmann
General Delivery
Chester, California  96020
Mail is picked up daily from the Post Office in Chester.

Parking at Camp

All vehicles must display a “Camp Fleischmann Parking Permit”, provided by the Commissioner, listing the Troop number and camp site should we need to contact the owner during the week.

All vehicles must park in designated parking lots and be backed in. Vehicles not parked in accordance with Camp Fleischmann and Forest Service regulations are subject to removal from camp. Parking will be in the lots behind Juniper Creek, Thunderbird, and south end of lake. Scouts are not to park in the Service Lot by the camp office area. The service lot is reserved for daily visitors, check-in, emergency and service vehicles, and handicapped parking.


Emergencies and Emergency Procedure

If someone needs to contact a camper in the event of an emergency, contact the Council Service Center at 775-787-1111 and a message will be given to the requested party as soon as possible. Cell phones do work sometimes, depending on where you are standing in camp and your wireless carrier, outgoing emergency calls can be placed from camp without delay.
The camp siren will be sounded, When the siren is sounded, everyone is to proceed immediately to the parade grounds and await further instructions and direction from the camp staff. You will line up with your troop for roll call. When you hear the siren you must go. There are no drills.

Central Kitchen and Special Dietary Needs

Our kitchen serves three meals a day. Scouts will dine under our al fresco dining hall or on our redwood deck and adjacent tables. We serve delicious home cooked meals.

If there are Scouts or leaders that require special dietary needs, please fill out the 2021 Council Events Special Needs Form and send it to the Nevada Area Council office by email to: 2 weeks before attending camp so our kitchen staff can make preparations. Please note on your medical form any allergies.

2021 Council Events Additional Needs Form



Parents and friends are always welcome at camp to look around and see what the Scouts are up to. While visitors are welcome any time, we suggest certain times over others as they coincide with camp activities that would allow visitors to see some special activities.

We require all visitors to check in upon arrival at the camp office and check out before departure.

Visitors are welcome to purchase meal tickets at the camp office.

Breakfast and lunch tickets: $6
Dinner ticket: $8
Full-day ticket: $20

Visitors who wish to participate in camp and overnight visitors of less than 48 hours must have Medical forms parts A and B completed. Participation will be subject to pre-scheduled programs and events.

Please be advised that pets are not permitted in camp.


For help or questions contact: Linda at 775-787-1111 ext 212 or email: