Camp is a Life-changing Experience
Camp Registration Now Open- Summer and Weekend Sessions!
Register Girls From Councils Outside of Orange County
Girl Scouts from all councils nationwide are welcome to participate at Camp Scherman. If you are a member of a Girl Scout Council other than Orange County, please contact us at RegistrationHelp@girlscoutsoc.org to register. At this time, online registration is not available for other councils.
Open to All Girls Grades 2-12
Welcome to a lifetime of memories! we can't wait for you to join us in Camp Scherman's 46th year of Girl Scouts gaining independence and making memories! Camp has always been an important part of the Girl Scout experience, providing a safe environment where girls of all backgrounds and abilities can safely test their limits and develop an "I can do this!" attitude.
Click here to view the New 2014 Camp Guide. If you're ready to register now, click "Register Now" and select your camp(s) from the list of summer resident camps on the summer Programs at a Glance page.
Camp Scherman’s Award-Winning Legacy
Situated on 700 pristine acres in the San Jacinto Mountains, Camp Scherman is Girl Scout sleep-over camp that offers safe surroundings where girls of all backgrounds and abilities can safely test their limits and develop an “I can do this!” attitude. Troops, groups and families can choose from three- and four-day sessions. Parents will enjoy their visit to camp as a chance to disconnect from daily routines and electronics to connect with each other and create lifelong memories.
The camp has two lakes for boating and a pool used for swimming and other water activities. Camp Scherman is the perfect setting for timeless outdoor activities like canoeing, archery, swimming, hiking, singing camp songs around the campfire and gazing at a star-studded night sky. Several options for accommodations ranging from comfortable cabins to a more rustic camp experience are available.
While enjoying the fun and friendships at camp, girls are also developing skills that put them out of their comfort zone and allow them to stretch and grow in meaningful ways. Girls learn to be more resourceful in solving problems, become more creative and develop a sense of independence and confidence...Read more.
Safety for the girls has always been a priority in the more than 40 years that the Girl Scouts of Orange County have owned and operated Camp Scherman. Girl Scouts are leaders in safety and adhere to stringent safety requirements provided in Girl Scout Safety Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints. Camp Scherman is fully accredited by the American Camp Association (acacamps.org). In 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Parenting OC named Camp Scherman as the “Best Overnight Camp.”
Taking the Leadership Experience Outdoors
Camp is integral to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and offers far-reaching benefits that can change a girl's life. A camp experience empowers girls to:
- Discover: Understand themselves and their value to the world
- Connect: Care about, inspire and develop strong relationships
- Take Action: Team up to make the world a better place
We offer a wide variety of affordable, themed weekend and summer camp programs to fit everyone's schedule and interests. Troops, groups and families can choose from three and four day weekends. View our 2014 Weekend Programs at a Glance.
What Parents Say About Camp Scherman
- 98% of parents said their daughter had a positive experience
- 98% of parents felt the camp staff are positive role models for their camper
- 64% of parents saw a change in their daughter’s confidence
- 54% of parents saw a change in their daughter’s independence
- 50% of parents saw a change in their daughter’s sense of responsibility
The CIT (Counselor in Training) Program is an opportunity for older girls to start their leadership journey. At camp, they will participate in various camp activities while learning about becoming leaders, different leadership styles, and camper dynamics. CITs lead unit stays with younger campers, shadow different staff members in their camp roles and have opportunities to talk with camp administrators about what it takes to run a camp. Those interested in the CIT program must register online AND submit a CIT application by May 20, 2014.
Parent Resources and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The girls had the time of their lives at Camp Scherman this past summer!