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Experience your own private island while attending Camp Melita Island. Melita Island, located on Flathead Lake – the largest natural freshwater lake in the western  US – inspires adventure through unique opportunities like sailing, scuba diving, all forms of paddle sports, nature, hiking Wild Horse Island and emergency preparation programs. Melita hosts programs for adult leaders too – including boat rides and pie-making class – and an A.C.E. program, designed to challenge older Scouts.

2023 registration is open to ONLY Montana Council units until May 14, 2022. Beginning May 15, registration is open for all.

Camp Resources

camp Highlights

Scuba Diving
Advanced camper experience
water sports
swim + recreation area

Best for age groups

Scouts BSA
Adult Leaders 

2023 fees

Deposit $200 per unit
Youth $475
(Fee will increase to $500 if not paid in full by May 15, 2023.) 
Adult $275

2023 Camp Dates

Week 1    July 9 – 15
Week 2    July 16 – 22
Week 3    July 23 – 29
Week 4    July 30 – Aug. 5
Week 5    Aug. 6 – Aug. 12

2023 registration Opens April 8, 2022

2023 registration is open to ONLY Montana Council units until May 14, 2022. Beginning May 15, registration is open for all.

2022 fees

In Council
$445 ($395*) 
Adult $300 ($250*) 

Out of Council
$525 ($475*)
Adult $325 (275*) 


Due with camp reservation $200 Due by January 15 $100/scout Due by February 15 $100/scout Remainder balance due May 15

* Early Bird discount for registrations received and paid before march 1, 2022 with $100 due by jan. 15, 2022. Another $100 and final numbers are due by Feb. 15, 2022. The Balance is due by may 15, 2022.

2022 Camp Dates

Week 1    July 10 – 16
Week 2    July 17 – 23
Week 3    July 24 – 30
Week 4    July 31 – Aug. 6
Week 5    Aug. 7 – Aug. 13

Training Dates

Lifeguard Week    June 26 – July 2
Staff Week    July 3 – 9

Other camp programs at Melita Island

Advanced Camper Experience (ACE)

Advanced campers will have an opportunity to participate in the Advanced Camper Experience (ACE). This program exists to give older scouts an opportunity to use their skills in a high-adventure setting, such as whitewater rafting, hiking, water skiing, snor- keling, sailing, and more.


In Council

Out of Council

Health & Medical form

All campers are required to submit completed Health & Medical Form.

LEadership Discounts

Questions about Melita Island? Contact


For more information on this camp as well as our other Montana Council camp opportunities, view the 2021 Camping Guide

Cancellations & refunds

Any unit or individual Scout canceling prior to June 1 may be able to receive a refund of fees less the $200 deposit and $75 camp readiness fee for each Scout and/or adult cancellation.

After June 1, no refunds will be issued until after the end of the camping season. Refunds will be determined by the Camp Director. Valid reasons include death, illness or military orders such as TDA or PCS. Scouts and adults will receive on-half of fees charged and/or paid for each camp.

All fees must be paid on time in order to hold your campsite, the unit may lose its place if fees are not on time.

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