Camp John Mensinger


Camp John Mensinger (CJM) is located in the Stanislaus National Forest at an elevation of approximately 4,800 feet. Take Highway 108 through Sonora and Strawberry; turn left at the Beardsley Lake exit. After crossing Beardsley Dam, travel another 7 miles to camp. Follow our BSA signs.

The 168 acre camp was deeded to the Yosemite Area Council (now Greater Yosemite Council) in 1969 by the Pickering Lumber Corporation and included the facilities of its Soap Creek Logging Camp. In 1976, Camp Mensinger opened for Scout camping with new and modern facilities. The camp is rich in logging history. The Camp is in an ideal location for high adventure.

Camp John Mensinger is the perfect setting for your Boy Scouts to have a great Scouting experience. Camp Mensinger offers a diverse range of camp programs.

Leader's Guide 2019

Merit Badge Schedule 2019

Daily Schedule 2019

LDS week 4 Merit Badge Schedule 2019

LDS week 4 Daily Schedule 2019

Camp John Mensinger Reservation


Contact the Camping department Assistant, Melissa Yarns at or 209-566-7712 for a stake a claim and registration questions. 


2019 Camp John Mensinger Schedule:

Week 2

June 23 - 29


Week 3

June 30 - 6

Week 4

July 8 - 13

LDS Only

Week 5

July 15 - 20


Week 6

July 21 - 27


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Firearms Permission Slip

Provisional Camping


Interested in becoming part of our Awesome Summer Camp Staff?!?!?!

You are cordially invited to interview for a position on the 2019 Council Summer Camp Staff!  There are 200+ full-time positions available this year. If you would like to be considered, please sign up online to attend an interview slot on one of the following dates:

Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2019, 9 AM - 4 PM

Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2019, 9 AM - 4 PM

Held at 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577


Saturday, Feb 23rd  2019, 9 AM -4 PM

Held at 4031 Technology Drive, Modesto, CA.  94536


If you will be 14 or 15 years old next summer and still would like the opportunity to work at camp, there are more than 70 three-week Counselor-in-Training (CIT) positions available. The CIT Interview date is:

Saturday, Feb 23rd  2019, 9 AM -4 PM

Sunday, March 3rd 2019, 9 AM – 4 PM

4031 Technology Dr, Modesto, CA 94536


Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 9 AM – 4 PM

1001 Davis St. San Leandro, CA 94577


*Applicants should attend the interview in a Scout field uniform (Class A).

To sign up for an interview slot please do so at ( - online sign up)

To apply for a position please do so at ( - online application)