California BSA
Summer Camps

Chawanakee
(Western Sierras at Shaver Lake)

Cherry Valley
(Santa Catalina Island)

Emerald Bay
(Santa Catalina Island)

Hi-Sierra
(Northern Sierras near Long Barn)

Kern and Mirimichi
(Western Sierras at Huntington Lake)

Lost Valley (and Camp Grace)
(San Diego)

Oljato
(Western Sierras at Huntington Lake)

Pico Blanco
(Pacific Coast near Big Sur)

Rancho Alegre
(Coast Ranges near Santa Barbara)

Three Falls
(Transverse Ranges near Mt. Pinos)

Verdugo Oaks
(Transverse Ranges near Pyramid Lake)

Whitsett
(Southern Sierras above Kernville)

 

 


Chawanake - www.sequoiacouncilbsa.org/camps/campchaw.htm

Administered by the Sequoia Council, Chawanake is a summer camp located at xxx feet elevation in the western Sierra Nevadas at Shaver lake, west of Fresno. The terrain is a fir-covered glen with granite boulders on the shore of Shaver Lake.

  • Facilities include boating and swimming in Shaver Lake, as well as rifle and archery ranges, horseback riding, and windsurfing. The campsites have tents on platforms with cots. Some campsites with tepees are available as well. There are showers, and meals are served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is only open during the summer.

    Contact:
    Sequoia Council
      Camping Department
    Boy Scouts of America
    4539 N. Brawley, Suite 102
    Fresno, CA 93722
    (559) 320-2100 ext. 102
    Address:
    Camp Chawanake

  • To get there: follow Highway 168 from Fresno to Dinkey Creek Road at Shaver Lake. Another 1.8 miles to the east on Dinkey Creek Road leads to the camp.

 


Cherry Valley - www.sgvcbsa.org/camping.htm

Administered by the San Gabriel Valley Council, Cherry Valley is an all-year camp located on the beach at Cherry Cove near Twin Harbors on Santa Catalina Island. It is reached by a three-hour boat ride. The terrain is steep, grass-covered hillsides next to a warm-water cove ringed by sea cliffs.

  • Facilities include snorkeling, boating and swimming in Cherry and Pirates Coves, as well as rifle and archery ranges. Scuba is also available. The campsites have tents on platforms with cots. There are showers, and meals are served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is open year-round.

    Contact:
    San Gabriel Valley Council
      Camping Department
    3450 E. Sierra Madre
    Pasadena, CA 91107-8815
    (626) 351-8815 ext. 237
    Address:
    Camp Cherry Valley
    Santa Catalina Island
    P.O. Box 5067
    Avalon, CA 90704
    (310) 510-2895

  • To get there: take the Catalina ferry from San Pedro or Long Beach to Two Harbors. The camp is short hike of two miles on a dirt road, or you can take a shore boat taxi from Two Harbors.

 


Emerald Bay - www.bsa-la.org/camping/eb/emerald_bay.html

Administered by the Western Los Angeles County Council, Emerald Bay is an all-year camp located on the beach near Twin Harbors on Santa Catalina Island. It is reached by a three-hour boat ride. The terrain is steep, grass-covered hillsides next to a warm-water bay ringed by sea cliffs.

  • Facilities include snorkeling, boating and swimming in Cherry and Pirates Coves, as well as rifle and archery ranges. Scuba is also available. Tents are provided, and meals are served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is open year-round

    Contact:
    Western Los Angeles County Council
      Camping Department
    (818) 785-8700 ext. 130
    Address:
    Emerald Bay Camp
    Santa Catalina Island
    P.O. Box 5066
    Avalon CA 90704-5066

  • To get there: take the ferry from San Pedro or Long Beach to Two Harbors, and then the water taxi up the coast to Emerald Bay.

 


Hi-Sierra- www.sccc-scouting.org/sccc/program/camping/chs

Administered by the Santa Clara County Council, Hi-Sierra is a summer camp located in an old lumber camp in the Gold Rush country of the northern Sierra Nevadas. The terrain is dense fir and cedar forest with scattered granite boulders.

  • Facilities include a lake with boating and swimming, as well as rifle and archery ranges. Campsites are tents on platforms, and meals are served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is only open during the summer.

    Contact:
    Santa Clara County Council
      Camping Department
    970 W Julian Street
    PO Box 28547
    San Jose, CA 95159
    (408) 280-5088
    Address:
    Camp Hi-Sierra
    29211 Highway 108
    Long Barn, CA 95335
    (209) 965-3432

  • To get there: take Highway 120 east from Modesto to Highway 108 and follow this highway 7 miles past Long Barn.

 


Jewett

Administered by the Southern Sierra Council, Jewett is a summer camp located at xxx feet elevation in the southern Sierra Nevadas near the Shirley Meadows ski resort, west of Bakersfield. The terrain is steep, fir-covered hillsides.

  • Facilities at Camp Jewett are minimal.
  • Camp Jewett does not have a summer program and is only open during the summer.

    Contact:
    Southern Sierra Council
      Camping Department
    (661) 325-9036

  • To get there: follow Chester Avenue in Bakersfield north until it turns into the Bakersfield-Glennville Road and continue another 30 miles to the Highway 155 junction. Turn right (east) on 155 and continue 23 miles to Greenhorn Summit. Turn right on Rancheria Road towards the Shirley Meadows ski resort. Head past the resort, onto a dirt road, and follow signs to the camp (see link to map below).

  • Map with directions to Camp Jewett

 


Kern and Mirimichi - www.campkern.net

Administered by the Southern Sierra Council, Kern is a summer camp located at 7,200 feet elevation in the western Sierra Nevadas at Huntington Lake, west of Fresno. It is reached by a short boat ride across the lake. Mirimichi is administered by the same council as an outpost camp and sits just across the lake from Kern. The terrain is steep, fir-covered hillsides rising above the cold mountain waters of Huntington Lake.

  • Facilities at Camp Kern include boating and swimming in Huntington Lake, as well as rifle and archery ranges. The campsites at Kern are two-person tents on platforms with cots, and some patrol-sized cabins. Kern has showers, and meals are served in a dining hall.
  • Camp Mirimichi is run as an outpost camp from Camp Kern. The camp offers campsites with teepees and a high adventure program with a mountain bike course, rock climbing wall, black powder shooting, tomahawk throwing, and other alternate activities.
  • Camp Kern has a summer program and is only open during the summer. Scouts attending camp usually backpack or boat over to Mirimichi in the middle of week to spend a night there sleeping in teepees.

    Contact:
    Southern Sierra Council
      Camping Department
    (661) 325-9036
    Address:
    Camp Kern

  • To get there: follow Highway 168 east of Fresno to Huntington lake, and watch for the "Boy Scout Dock" sign on the left after passing the Rancheria gas station.
  • Map with directions to Camp Kern

 


Log Cabin Wilderness Base Camp - www.boyscoutsla.org/camping/#LCWC

Administered by the Los Angeles Area Council, Log Cabin Wilderness is a high altitude base camp located above the 10,000 feet elevation in the eastern Sierra Nevadas. It is close to the east gateway to Yosemite National Park. The camp has an authentic log cabin, a real gold mine, and three nearby peaks to climb.

  • The program offers ten guided trail experiences that provide Scouts with 7-8 days of team building, leadership, rock climbing, and ice axe experience in the High Sierras. Also provided is a full COPE course and classes in backcountry cooking and stoves, first aid, backcountry ethics, sanitation, and map and compass,
  • Tents are available for rent, and backpack stoves, utensils, fuel and food can be provided.
  • The camp has four one-week sessions over the summer from about late July to mid-August. Log Cabin provides guided treks that provide a high adventure alternative to the typical summer camp experience.

    Contact:
    Los Angeles Area Council
      Camping Department
    233 Scout Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90026-4995
    (213) 413-4400 ext. 257

  • To get there:

 


Lost Valley and Camp Grace - www.ocbsa.org/ocbsa/outdoor_programs/camping/lostvalley/general_information.htm

Administered by the Orange County Council, Lost Valley Scout Reservation is located in northern San Diego County, 12 miles east of Warner Hot Springs. Surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest, Anza-Borrego State Park, and the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, Lost Valley is known for its remote beauty and rustic wilderness. Camp Grace is located next to Lost Valley.

  • Facilities: Lost Valley and Camp Grace operate as two separate camps with some shared and some separate facilities. Shared facilities include rifle range, shotgun range, horse stables, lake, chapel, nature center, COPE course, mountain biking, observatory, and campfire bowl.
  • Camp Grace, developed in the 1960s, has a pool (showers for both men and women), dining hall, trading post, handicraft lodge, and 13 campsites. Each campsite has a latrine, fire pit, water, picnic table, and is equipped with tents during the summer for camping. Grace has nine heated log cabins built in 1995 for non-summer weekend rental.

    Contact:

    Orange County Council
      Volunteer Services Department
    Boy Scouts of America
    3590 Harbor Gateway North
    Costa Mesa, California 92626-1425
    (714) 546-8558, ext. 128 or 151
    Address:
    Lost Valley
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  • To get there: Take the Riverside (91) Freeway east to Corona, then Interstate 15 south through Lake Elsinore. Continue south for about 15 miles to Temecula/Rancho California. At the end of this community, take Highway 79 south towards Indio. (Note: Highway 79 also appears at the start of the city but heads north towards Hemet. Continue on Interstate 15 to the Indio exit.) Follow Highway 79 as it winds through the communities of Radec, Aguanga, and Oak Grove. Just beyond Oak Grove, turn left onto Chihuahua Valley Road for about 6 1/2 miles. The road makes a sharp, 90 degree turn to the right. Straight ahead is a dirt road that is marked "Lost Valley". Follow this scenic dirt road for approximately 11 miles into camp.

 


Oljato - www.pacificskylinecouncil.org/scouting/council/oljato.html

Administered by the Pacific Skyline Council, Oljato is a summer camp located at 7,200 feet elevation in the western Sierra Nevadas at Huntington lake, west of Fresno. It is reached by a short boat ride across the lake. The terrain is steep, fir-covered hillsides rising above the cold mountain waters of Huntington Lake.

  • Facilities at Camp Oljato include rowboating, motorboating, canoeing, sailing and swimming in Huntington Lake, as well as rifle and archery ranges. The campsites at Oljato are tents on platforms with cots. Oljato has showers, and meals are served in a dining hall.
  • Camp Oljato has a summer program made up of 2-week sessions and is only open during the summer.

    Contact:

    Pacific Skyline Council
      Camping Department
    Boy Scouts of America
    Lucie Stern Community Center
    1305 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94303-0709
    (650) 327-5900
    Address:
    Camp Oljato
    PO Box 217
    Lakeshore, CA 93634

  • To get there: follow Highway 168 east of Fresno to Huntington Lake, and watch for the "Boy Scout Dock" sign on the left after passing the Rancheria gas station.

 


Pico Blanco - www.montereybayarea.org/pico%20blanco/pico.htm

Administered by the Monterey Bay Council, Pico Blanco is an all-year camp located at x,xxx feet elevation in Redwood forests of the Santa Lucia Mountains southeast of Carmel.

  • Recreational facilities include a lake with swimming and boating as well as rifle and archery ranges. All meals served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is open year-round

    Contact:

    Monterey Bay Council
      Camping Department
    Address:
    Camp Pico Blanco
    55 E. San Joaquin Street
    Salinas, CA 93902
    (831) 442-7945

  • To get there: take Highway 1 south from Monterey for 16 miles, turn left (southeast) on Palo Colorado Canyon Road and follow it 10 miles to camp.

 


Rancho Alegre

Administered by the Los Padres Council, Rancho Alegre is an all-year camp located at x,xxx feet elevation in the Coast Ranges northwest of Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest.

  • Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, lake, rifle range, and shotgun range. Archery, a COPE course, hiking, horsemanship, nature, and scoutcraft are all available. All meals served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is open year-round.

    Contact:
    Los Padres Council
      Camping Department
    (805) 686-5167
    Location:
    Rancho Alegre
    2680 Hwy 154
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105

  • To get there: follow Route 154 northwest from Santa Barbara for 20 miles.

 


Silver Fir Base Camp - www.vhcbsa.org/camping/csf.htm

Administered by the Verdugo Hills Council, Silver Fir is a base camp located near Huntington Lake in the western Sierra Nevadas east of Fresno. Silver Fir is a base camp used by troops and posts hiking the Silver Fir Trail and Dinkey Lakes Loop. Units can camp at Silver Fir the night before leaving on their trek to acclimate themselves to the 7,000-foot elevation.

  • Five campsites are available to accommodate overnight camping, and campfire and ceremony programs may be arranged with campmasters.
  • Lodge and kitchen available. Silver Fir also provides units with vehicle security, refrigeration for food that units may want when they get off the trail, and a place to spend the night before returning home.
  • The camp does not have a regular program and is only open during the summer.
  • Cost is $5 per scout if using Silver Fir as a base camp (hikers may camp two nights at Silver Fir without additional charge). For Scouts staying at camp, it is $2 per night, and families may camp for $10 per night. Reservation are due at least two weeks prior to the trip, and are available online by clicking here.

    Contact:
    Verdugo Hills Council
      Camping Department
    (818) 243-6282
    Address:
    Camp Silver Fir
    60688 Upperline Lane
    Lakeshore, CA 93634

  • To get there: Take Route 168 northeast from Fresno to Huntington Lake. About 2.5 miles past the Huntington Lake post office, a dirt road on the right leads about 1/4 mile into the camp. A sign marks the turn, but it was hidden by bushes the last time we looked for it.

 


Three Falls - www.vccbsa.org/fff.html

Administered by the Ventura County Council, Three Falls is an all-year camp located at x,xxx feet elevation in Lockwood Valley at the foot of xxx feet Mt. Pinos, one of the high peak of the Transverse Ranges. The terrain is pine forest with hiking trails leading to three majestic waterfalls.

  • Facilities include a swimming pool, lake, and rifle and archery ranges. The campsites have tents on platforms with cots. There are showers, and meals are served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is open year-round.

    Contact:
    Ventura County Council
      Camping Department
    (805) 482-8938
    Address:

  • To get there: from Bakersfield follow I-5 to the Frazier Park exit and head west towards the community of Lake of the Woods. Go left onto Lockwood Valley Road at a Y junction and follow it to a right turn onto Boy Scout Road. The camp is reached after a couple more miles.

 


Verdugo Oaks - www.vhcbsa.org/camping/cvo.htm

Administered by the Verdugo Hills Council, Verdugo Oaks is an all-year round weekend camp located at x,xxx feet elevation in the Transverse Ranges just off Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake reservoir. The camp is in a shaded oak glen surrounded by steep, chaparrel-covered hillsides.

  • Supported by trained campmasters, activities include hiking, nature trail, nature museum, archery, pellet/BB gun shooting, swimming pool (summer), campfire programs, volleyball, obstacle course, and Scout skills training. Cub Scout and Webelos Resident camps. Lodge and kitchen are available for groups.
  • The camp is open year-round but does not have a summer program.

    Contact:
    (805) 257-2265 (for reservations)
    or call the Verdugo Hills Council
    at (818) 243-6282 for info
    Address:
    Verdugo Oaks
    38001 Golden State Highway
    Castaic, CA 91384

  • To get there: follow I-5 from Bakersfield south over Tejon Pass and take the Templin Highway exit, following the Highway back north for 3 miles to the USFS sign. The camp is behind the USFS station.

 


Whitsett - www.bsa-la.com/Camping/Whitsett.html

Administered by the Ventura County Council, Whitsett is an all-year camp located at 4,300 feet elevation in the southern Sierra Nevadas about 35 miles north of Lake Isabella. The terrain is pine and shrub forest with nearby granite domes.

  • Facilities include a 17 acre lake. Ecology and conservation, hiking, fishing, swimming, rowing, rifle range, archery, handicraft, mountain bikes, white water rafting, horseback riding, and COPE courses are all part of the summer program. Meals are served in a dining hall.
  • The camp has a summer program and is open year-round.

    Contact:
    Western Los Angeles County Council
      Camping Department
    (818) 785-8700 ext. 130
    Address:
    Camp Whitsett
    Route 1 Box 105
    Kernville, CA 93238

  • To get there: the camp is located 30 miles north of Kernville.

 


Wolverton Base Camp - www.bsa-la.com/Camping/CampDescrp/wolverton.html

Administered by the Western Los Angeles County Council, Camp Wolverton is located at 7,200 feet elevation in Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevadas. The camp is just a short hike from the famous General Sherman Tree and is a trailhead for hiking, backpacking, and nature study trips on majestic trails. National Park Service Ranger Naturalists are available for unique opportunities to study nature.

  • Showers and parking are available.
  • The does not have a planned summer program, but offers hiking and high-adventure opportunities. It is only open during the summer.

    Contact:
    Western Los Angeles County Council
      Camping Department
    (818) 785-8700 ext. 130
    Address:
    Camp Wolverton
    P.O. Box B
    Sequoia National Park, CA 93262

  • To get there: take Highway 198 from Fresno east to Sequoia National Park. The camp is located near the Lodgepole Campground.

 

 

 

 



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