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El Ranchito Day Camp

El Ranchito Camp Page Photo

MISSION OF CAMP
At Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, our goal is to provide an enriching atmosphere that fosters growth and development in our campers as they participate in carefully designed, dynamic activities.

Our day camps encourage and support girls in:

  • Developing a strong sense of self
  • Nurturing positive values
  • Building practical life skills
  • Cultivating healthy relationships
  • Promoting cooperation and team building
  • Appreciating diversity in a multicultural world
  • Becoming resourceful problem solvers

CAMP PHILOSOPHY

GSGLA camps focus on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a model that engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place.

This model is more inclusive and empowering of girls because the experiences are girl-led. Activities encourage experiential and cooperative learning. Each week is a new adventure as girls explore interactive themes that keep them engaged and learning.

SUMMER DAY CAMP OVERVIEW

El Ranchito is a charming, tree-filled setting tucked away in a suburban area in Long Beach. This park-like atmosphere offers plenty of space for girls to enjoy the outdoors. Camp activities include a climbing tower, low ropes elements, archery, gaga court, arts & crafts, and singing camp songs.

  • Open to all girls in grades K–6
  • Program Aide (PA) Summer Leadership Experience for grades 7–12
  • Camp runs June–August, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Morning and evening extended care available at an additional cost
  • Five days of programming per session
  • First Aid/CPR certified camp staff
  • Safe, all-girl environment

WHAT’S INCLUDED AT DAY CAMP

  • Fun new themes each week
  • Two daily snacks
  • Special commemorative item such as a T-shirt, water bottle, bag, or hat
  • Camp group photo
  • Badges earned during the week
  • Camp patch

Day camp sessions average about $30-40 per day. Financial aid is available.

For a full listing of camp programs and their costs, view the GSGLA Summer Camp Guide on our Summer Camp page, available starting in February of each year.

SPECIALTY CAMPS & RENTALS
In addition to hosting summer day camp, El Ranchito offers year-round, staff-hosted weekend specialty camps for troops and families. Visit our Program Calendar for our specialty weekends.

Girl Scouts and the public may also rent the property for events and programs. Facility accommodations include:

  • Three campsites with campfire ring
  • Troop house with meeting space and central fireplace
  • Gaga court

For information on renting properties and pricing, please contact us at propertyreservations@girlscoutsla.org.

Camp Volunteers Needed!

Check back in February 2015 for all the amazing opportunities to volunteer at camp!

Register for Camp!

Check back in February 2015 for a list of all the great camps we have to offer!

EL RANCHITO DAY CAMP
4040 N. Bellflower, Long Beach, CA 90808
E: elranchitocamp@girlscoutsla.org
P: (626) 677-2300