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Camp Osito Rancho

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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 Osito Rancho Facilities Album


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.

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


  • 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.

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

Register for Camp!

Click here to learn more about summer camp, how to register and to view our Camp Guide! See below for a complete listing of Camp Osito Rancho Summer 2015 Sessions (you will need to be logged into eBiz to view). 

Camp Osito Rancho Session 1, July 7-11
Explore New Adventures
CIT 1 & 2
Saddle Up – SOLD OUT

Camp Osito Rancho Session 2, July 13-18
Let’s Tell Nature’s Story
CIT 1 & 2
Saddle Up – SOLD OUT

Camp Osito Rancho Session 3, July 20-25
Girl Scouts 101
CIT 1 & 2
Saddle Up – SOLD OUT

Camp Osito Rancho Session 4, July 28-Aug. 1
Nature’s Clues
CIT 1 & 2
Saddle Up – SOLD OUT

Camp Osito Rancho Session 5, Aug. 4-8
Artistic Adventurers
CIT 1 & 2
Saddle Up – SOLD OUT

*Please contact Jill Barbee at for information on how to register as a CIT.

P.O. Box 1509, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
P: (626) 677-2367