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Camp Osito Rancho

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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 resident camp encourages 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.

RESIDENT (SLEEP AWAY) CAMP OVERVIEW
Osito Rancho, located in the San Bernardino Mountains, 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. A summer at resident camp is the quintessential, high adventure experience that generations of Girl Scouts have cherished and enjoyed.

  • Open to all girls in grades 2–8
  • Counselors-in-Training (CIT) Summer Leadership Experience for grades 9–12
  • Camp runs July–August
  • Five or six days of programming per session
  • First Aid/CPR certified camp staff
  • Bus transportation provided from Arcadia, Long Beach, and Woodland Hills
  • Full or partial financial aid available

WHAT’S INCLUDED AT RESIDENT CAMP

  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Campfires and s’mores
  • Canoeing
  • Crafts
  • Environmental science/nature studies
  • Heated swimming pool
  • High and low challenge courses
  • Hiking and backpacking
  • Horseback riding
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Sleeping in platform tents
  • Zip line (8th-12th grade; 80-250 lbs.)

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, Camp Osito Rancho 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:

  • Two cabins
  • Full kitchen, bathrooms, and showers
  • Hiking and archery
  • Campfire ring

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

Camp Volunteers Needed!

 If you are interested in volunteering for any of our camps, please click here and then click on 2014 Programs.

Register for Camp!

To register for camps, click the session of your choice below:

Session 1: July 7–12
Follow the Trails - Grades 3-8
Saddle Up (horse program) Session I - Grades 4-8 (sold out)
CIT 1 - Grades 9-12, Session I*
CIT 2 - Grades 10-12, Session I*

Session 2: July 15–19
Camp Ways - Grades 2-8
Saddle Up (horse program) Session II - Grades 4-8 (sold out)
CIT 1 - Grades 9-12, Session II*
CIT 2 - Grades 10-12, Session II*

Session 3: July 21–26
Girl Scouts 101 - Grades 3-8 
Saddle Up (horse program) Session III - Grades 4-8 (sold out)
CIT 1 - Grades 9-12, Session III*
CIT 2 - Grades 10-12, Session III*

Session 4: July 29–August 2
Blazing Forward into the Great Outdoors - Grades 3-8 (sold out)
Saddle Up (horse program) Session IV - Grades 4-8 (sold out)
CIT 1 - Grades 9-12, Session IV*
CIT 2 - Grades 10-12, Session IV*

Session 5: August 5–9
Footprints on the Land - Grades 2-8
Saddle Up (horse program) Session V - Grades 4-8 (sold out)
CIT 1 - Grades 9-12, Session V*
CIT 2 - Grades 10-12, Session V*

*Please contact Carolyn Goss at cgoss@girlscoutsla.org for information on how to register as a CIT.

CAMP OSITO RANCHO
P.O. Box 1509, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
E: ositocamp@girlscoutsla.org
P: (626) 677-2302