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Outdoor adventure is a cornerstone to the Girl Scout experience.
We provide amazing opportunities for girls to develop and grow a love for the great outdoors. Our summer camps, open to all girls, provide an enriching atmosphere where our happy campers participate in carefully designed, dynamic activities.
Overnight camp, also known as resident or sleep-away camp, is the quintessential, high-adventure experience that generations of Girl Scouts have cherished and enjoyed.
Our resident camp encourages and supports girls in developing a strong sense of self, building practical life skills, cultivating healthy relationships, promoting cooperation and team building, appreciating diversity in a multicultural world, and becoming resourceful problem solvers.
Our camp experience is open to all girls in a safe, all-girl environment. Resident camp five- or six-day sessions run from July to August (see Greater: 2017 Camp Guide or our Events pages for specifics of each camp). We provide bus transportation from Arcadia, Long Beach, and Woodland Hills service centers.
Camp Osito Rancho
Camp Osito Rancho, located in Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains consists of 160 acres of grounds at an elevation of 7,500 feet. Camp Osito Rancho is GSGLA’s premier summer resident (overnight) camp. Girls get a taste of independence in a safe and fun environment while making new friends, learning new skills, and exploring the great outdoors.
Resident campers: girls in grades 2–8.
Counselors-in-Training, (CIT) Summer Leadership Experience: Girls in grades 9–12. Please note that all applications must be received and approved, and the camper registered, two weeks prior to the start of the camp session. Contact Osito Camp Director Alicia Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for a CIT application or for more information.
Summer accommodations at Camp Osito Rancho include a mix of platform tents and cabins. Six units are used for housing campers in summer, each with its own multi-shower, multi-flush toilet restrooms.
Camp Osito Rancho has been operating since 1955. Activities include horseback riding, archery, a high adventure course (high and low ropes course, rock climbing and zip line), canoeing on a private lake, hiking, arts and crafts and learning about nature. The camp has multiple indoor fireplaces along with an outdoor fire ring for evening campfires, songs and skits.