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Summer Resident Camp

Summer Sleepaway Camp

Girl Scouts of Orange County Camp Scherman Summer Sleepaway Camp

We continue to assess the California State COVID-19 guidelines and potential implications for our 2021 camp offerings. As we learn more, we will provide updates on all in-person weekend and Summer Resident Camp Scherman offerings and summer Day Camp offerings for 2021. For 2021 Virtual Weekend and Summer Weekday Camp offerings, please visit Camp – Adventure Anywhere.

The adventure begins when she climbs on the bus and travels to camp. With many sessions to choose from, she can explore her artsy side, build her outdoor science skills, horseback ride, cook up a storm, and more. No matter which session she chooses, she’ll also get to participate in traditional camp activities, go on adventures with new friends, and make memories singing cherished songs.

Summer campers travel to camp on chartered buses along with Girl Scout volunteer chaperones. The buses are driven by experienced mountain drivers.

Learn more about Summer Sleepaway Camp:

Summer Sessions at a Glance

Coming Soon! Information about 2021 Camp Sessions.

In addition to traditional camp programming available at every camp session, girls can choose from a variety of specialty activities called Camper Choice. Camper Choice activities can include synchronized swimming, science of food, West African Drumming, creating advanced lanyards, lashing, Thai Chi, and more! 

Virtual Summer Camps – Adventure Anywhere

Coming Soon!  Information about 2021 Virtual Summer Camp sessions.

Leadership Opportunities for Girls: CIT & WIT

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program is a great way for older girls to learn about different leadership styles, camper dynamics, and prepare for a future as a camp counselor or leader in any setting.

  • Counselor in Training: Grades 10-11
  • Counselor in Training: Grades 11-12
  • Apprentice: Grade 12 and/or 17-years-old and have completed CIT I and II 
    • Request an Apprentice Application

Note:  All CIT I participants will stay at camp through the weekend during their sessions.

All CIT II and Apprentice participants will go home on the bus for the weekend starting Friday, July 31, 2020 and return to camp on the bus on Monday, August 3, 2020. 

Apprentices that opt to go home on any weekend can ride the bus home on Friday and up on Monday, or be driven by a parent/guardian

Learn more about the CIT Program and apply online.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:45am    Morning Flag Ceremony

8:00am     Breakfast* (scrambled eggs, bacon, seasoned potatoes, fruit, oatmeal, yogurt)

9:00am     Program Rotations (canoeing, archery, badge activity, hike, games)

12:30pm     Lunch* (sandwiches, chips, carrot sticks and sliced apples, chocolate chip cookies)

2:00pm     Program Rotations (canoeing, archery, badge activity, hike, games)

5:45pm     Evening Flag Ceremony

6:00pm     Dinner* (penne pasta with meatballs and marinara sauce, salad, green beans, garlic bread, ice cream)

7:30pm     Campfire

8:30pm     Night Hike (optional) 

9:30pm     Lights Out!

*Sample menus only.  Alternative menus are available for those with dietary restrictions.

Camp Scherman Lower Camp Cabins

Lower Camp Cabins are fully enclosed with a open air screen door and screen windows. All cabins re divided in the middles and have bunk beds that sleep six on each side. Fullyequipped restrooms are just a short walk away.

Camp Scherman Ranch House Cabins

Ranch House Cabins are dormitory-style, all-weather buidlings with bunk beds that sleep 12-24. Each Ranch House Cabin has heat, electricity, and indoor restrooms.


Camp Scherman Tent Camping

Tent Camping in 101 Meadow for select weekend camps and summer resident sessions is available. Fully equipped restrooms are just a short walk away.

During Summer Resident camp, two staff members sleep in the same cabins with second and third grade girls. For campers in fourth grade and up, camp staff sleep in a designated cabin centrally located to other cabins in the sleeping area. 

Meet the Staff
2019 GSOC Camp Scherman Staff

Our camp staff are positive, encouraging role models for girls. Many of them began as campers at Camp Scherman! They are professionally trained counselors who are energetic, experienced, and know how to make your Girl Scout feel at home and confident in the outdoors.

We have more than 75 paid and volunteer camp staff members who support and lead girls at Camp Scherman, waterfront, riding, program, health center and kitchen staff. They are committed to making your daughter's camp experience safe and memorable.

Read Camp Staff Bios

Keeping in Touch with Your Camper

While your daughter is having the time of her life at camp, you can see what she’s up to and let her know you’re thinking about her by:

  • Viewing photos from camp through  Bunk1, a secure free online service*
  • Sending one-way emails to her through  Bunk1 (fees apply). Your email will be printed and delivered daily with the rest of camp mail.
  • Mailing her letters and packages at camp.
  • Leaving letters in the “Camp Mailbox” at dropoff. We’ll deliver them to her throughout camp - no postage required!
  • Hiding notes in her bag for her to discover
  • Purchasing a Camp Care Package at our Shop. We’ll deliver it to her at camp!

She’ll have caring counselors encouraging her every step of the way, but an “I’m so proud of you” note from family  and friends adds a special touch!

*Please note it’s not possible for us to capture photos of every girl each day, but we will do our best. If you have designated during the registration process that your camper cannot have her photo taken for publicity purposes, she will not appear in the daily photos.

Summer Resident Camp Fees

Fees for attending Camp Scherman are largely subsidized by Girl Scouts of Orange County to keep life-changing camp experiences accessible to all Girl Scout families.

Our three-tiered pricing program enables families to see the actual “per girl” cost (Tier 3) to operate Camp Scherman and choose from three pricing tiers. When registering, please choose the fee plan most appropriate for your family’s financial circumstances. All fees listed below are per person.

  Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
5 Days $455 $705 $905
5 Days (with Horses) $755 $1,005 $1,505
12 Days $705 $1,005 $1,505
12 Days (with Horses) $1,205 $1,605 $2,405

All girls have the same unforgettable camp experience, regardless of pricing tier. Financial assistance is available for girls who qualify.

Learn more about fees and registration.

ACA Accreditation

American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation recognizes that safety is a top priority at Camp Scherman. You can rest easy knowing your daughter is in good hands while she’s at camp.


What will my camper do at camp? Is financial aid available? Can my camper call home? Can my camper bring a friend? Answers to these questions and more are provided in our Frequently Asked Questions document below.

Read the Camp FAQs

Looking for more information? Join us for an info night! Email Erin to sign up.

Page last updated 10/27/2020