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New for summer 2021! Weekend rentals for families and troops!

Camp Osito Rancho

Camp Osito Rancho serves as one of the council’s premiere overnight camps and a wonderful escape from city life. Osito is a spectacular 160-acre property located on a private access road in the San Bernardino Mountains right above Big Bear Lake and is perfect for troop camping, stargazing, outdoor adventures, and large service unit events. During the summer months, Camp Osito Rancho operates as an overnight high adventure camp.

Address & Phone:
Camp Osito Rancho
Osita Camp Rd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Type of Use: Day use, indoor & outdoor overnight use
Availability: Open for troop/group rental June 2021 to May 2022
Camp Ranger: On site

Camp Osito Rancho Map


Camp Osito Rancho Amenities Chart



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*Camp Osito Rancho may accommodate more than one group at a time. 

*During the winter months (December through March) Osito Rancho can become inaccessible due to heavy snowfall. Bookings may be canceled due to road conditions and snow accumulation.

Rental Period

Overnight: *3 p.m.–1 p.m., Monday through Sunday, October through May

*Please note: Your arrival window must be between 3pm and 8pm

Facilities Overview

Main Buildings

Eil’s Lodge—Indoor Space

  • Large dining/meeting space with couches and large fireplace. (Indoor overnight capacity-34)
  • Large kitchen facilities
    - Four burner stove, oven
    - Refrigerator
    - Microwave
    - Coffeemaker
    - Sink/dish drainer
    - Limited kitchen supplies
  • 4 restrooms, 4 showers
  • Main room sleeps 30 and has a fireplace
  • Separate “leaders” sleeping area within Lodge (sleeps 4-5)

Health Center Cabin—Indoor space

  • 3 private rooms with bunk beds (Indoor overnight capacity-15)
  • 4 bathrooms, all with showers
  • Kitchen
    - Refrigerator
    - Oven
    - Stove
    - Sink
    - Limited kitchen supplies
    - Coffee machine
  • Dining/meeting area accommodates 20 people
  • Forced air heating and air conditioning

Manzanita Cabins—Indoor/Outdoor space

  • 4 winterized cabins (with sleeping accommodations only) accommodate 8 people each with bunkbeds. (Indoor and outdoor overnight capacity-32)
  • Outdoor access to enclosed restrooms with toilets, sinks, showers (hot water)
  • Outdoor cooking only
  • Picnic tables
  • Large shared deck space between cabins with a propane grill and sink

Big Tree Cabins

*This site does not have heat or electricity. Due to inclement seasonal weather we recommend only renting Big Tree Cabins between March and November. 

  • Campsite with 7 screened cabins
  • 4 beds in each cabin
  • Running water, multishower facility
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic tables


*Campsites do not have heat or electricity. Due to inclement seasonal weather we recommend only renting Campsites between April and October.

Each camp site is on a raised platform and can accommodate 24-48 people for tent camping or sleeping under the stars. All sites have access to running water and a multi-shower and toilet facility. Other site amentities include a fire ring and picnic table. 

  • Chinquapins campsite
  • Pines campsite
  • Silver Tips campsite
  • Adventurers campsite
  • Pioneer campsite

Parking: Large parking areas hold up to 80 cars (servicing guests at the entire camp.) All cars must be parked in camp parking.

On-site Resources & Amenities


  • Private road into camp (only access road) During winter, Osito Rancho           could become inaccessible due to snow, rendering the road impassible.
  • Picnic tables at every unit
  • Campfire rings at every unit
  • Central outdoor meeting place with 2 propane fire rings and a stage
  • Yurt
  • Low ropes challenge course
  • Hiking
  • Download the Osito Rancho Property Guide for more details.

    Price & Capacity Information

    Rates for Girl Scout members:

    Name of Rental Unit Capacity (Night only) Girl Scout Overnight Rate
    Entire Facility   $1650
    Eil’s Lodge 30 $300
    Health Center Cabin 15 $150
    Manzanita Campsite 32 $240
    Big Tree Campsite 28 $140
    Chinquapins Campsite 24 $140
    Pines Campsite 24 $140
    Silver Tips Campsite 24 $140
    Adventurers Campsite 24 $140
    Pioneer Campsite 24 $140
    Things to Do

    Trainings required for use: First Aid/CPR for any event. Indoor overnight for any overnight event using Eli’s Lodge and Health Center. Camping Skills required for any overnight camping event outdoors.

    • Indoor & outdoor cooking
    • Camping skills
    • Seasonal snow play
    • Campfire & songs
    • Low ropes challenge course
    • Hiking local trails
    • Astronomy and stargazing
    • Ideas for badges and journeys:
      - Daisy: Daisy Flower Garden Journey, Outdoor Journey, Buddy Camper
      - Brownie: Outdoor Journey, Wow! Wonders of Water Brownie Journey, Senses, Bugs, Snacks, Painting, Making Games, Making Friends, Cabin Camper, Art Creator, Outdoor Adventurer
      - Junior: Get Moving! Journey, aMuse Journey, Outdoor Journey, Detective badge, Drawing badge, Simple Meals, Junior First Aid, Flowers, Eco Camper, Art Explorer, Horseback Riding
      - Cadette: Breathe Journey, Outdoor Journey, Finding Common Ground badge, Cadette First Aid badge, Night Owl badge, Primitive Camper, Art Apprentice, Archery
      - Senior: Outdoor Journey, Mission: Sisterhood Journey, Adventure Camper, Art Expert, Paddling
      - Ambassador: Outdoor Journey, Outdoor Art Master, Coaching, Photographer, First Aid, Survival Camper, Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges
    • Download the Osito Rancho Resource Guide to discover some great ways to enjoy Osito Rancho. The guide includes some of our favorite outdoor cooking recipes, crafts, and how to facilitate our low ropes challenge course or our favorite games!
    Additional Information
    • Osito Rancho is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Every 3-5 years, the camp goes through an accreditation process with onsite visits to evaluate and verify compliance with a set of national standards established by professionals in the camping industry. This is an action we take voluntarily. The standards establish guidelines for needed policies, procedures, and practices in the administration of key aspects for camp safety management.
    • Osito Rancho serves as the council's premier overnight camp during the summer months (June through August).
    • Pre and post summer weekend events hosted at Osito include Adventure Camps, She & Me, Work Party Volunteer Weekends and Family Camps (In May, June, August, and September).
    • Camp Osito Rancho is only a couple miles from the town of Big Bear Lake where outdoor adventure awaits! The nearby village has several charming shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. The Big Bear Discovery Center is a great resource for troops and groups interested in hiking trails and nature programs. Additionally, Big Bear Lake is home to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Ski Resorts, along with numerous other outdoor adventure attractions.
    • Camp elevation is 7,500 feet.