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Camp: Adventure Begins Here!

Camps are dependent upon current COVID conditions and therefore subject to change, including but not limited to a shift to virtual instead of in-person, rescheduling, or cancellation.  COVID-19 Protocols:  Negative test is required regardless of vaccination status. Test can be an at-home rapid test. Proof of negative test will be checked upon arrival at camp. Wearing of masks while at camp is optional and up to each participant's personal choice.

Girl Scout camp is a special place where every girl can practice independence, make friends, learn new skills, problem solve, and have fun in an all-girl environment! Our life-changing camp experiences are open to ALL girls entering 1st–12th grades.

Attend as an individual: She doesn't need to attend camp with her troop. Many girls visit camp on their own and make new friends. 

Grab a buddy, be a pair: Girls can bring a buddy from their troop or a friend who is not yet a Girl Scout. Buddies are placed together according to program session, age, and Girl Scout level.

Not yet registered as a Girl Scout? Not a problem! Sign up today and join us at camp to see what Girl Scouting is all about.


Camp provides the perfect setting for girls to try new things and develop skills in a safe and supportive environment. View the Outdoor Progression Chart and visit GSUSA's Badge Explorer to see how girls benefit from camp experiences.

Want to come to Camp Scherman, and you and your camper have questions?
Never fear, we have answers! Join us via zoom. You are encouraged to log on and ask all the questions, “see” camp and meet some of the camp staff and get all the camp information. Camp Nights will be from 7:00-8:30OPM. To join a Camp Night and get the zoom link, please email

Select your favorite camp below to explore sessions and register:

Summer Sleepaway Camp

At summer sleepaway camp, girls make new friends, develop life skills, and experience independence in the outdoors with the support of trained and caring staff. There's a camp session for every interest - from art, to STEM, to horseback riding. Sleepaway Camp typically runs Monday morning through Friday afternoon during select weeks in July and August. 

Explore Summer Sleepaway Camp

Weekend Camp

Get away with your girl to the mountains for a weekend of fun! No matter which weekend is chosen, all participants get to try their hand at traditional camp activities like archery, canoeing, and hiking, all led by trained staff. Weekend campers must be accompanied by troop leaders and/or parents for the entire weekend.

Explore Weekend Camp

Day Camp

At our volunteer-led day camps, girls learn new skills, connect with older Girl Scout mentors, and explore and connect with new friends outdoors. Day Camp is typically held Monday through Friday.

Family Camp

See why camp life is the best life at our annual weekend family camp! Whether your family chooses to camp, RV, or stay in one of our cabins or ranch houses, you'll join the fun with your girl as you participate in traditional camp activities, explore the outdoors, and even learn a few camp songs! 

Explore Family Camp

More Outdoor Adventures

Our Girl Scout volunteers, often experienced Girl Scouts themselves, pour their heart and soul into passing on valuable Girl Scout traditions, providing outdoor experiences by way of skill-building competitions, sailing, canoeing, and flag folding just to name a few. 

Explore Other Outdoor Adventures


Program Centers are local facilities where Girl Scouts, Troops, Volunteers, and Service Units can host meetings, events, and workshops. There are four locations open for booking: Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Seal Beach, and Laguna Beach. Learn more.


The Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center is Orange County’s hub for Girl Scout Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs. Girl Scouts can also kayak, toast s’mores on the patio, and participate in beach activities. The GSLC is located in Newport Beach.  Learn more.


Due to California legislation, all volunteers attending weekends camps must complete the online child abuse identification and reporting training and a fingerprint-based background check. Please email if you have not already completed this process

California Assembly Bill No. 506 requires 1) any administrator, employee, or regular volunteer (those who volunteer more than 16 hours in a month or 32 hours in a year) of a California youth service organization to complete training in identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect, and 2) require California youth-serving organizations to include fingerprinting as part of its background screening.  

If you are coming to weekend camp as a parent/guardian and girl pair and are not supervising girls who are not related to you, you may not meet the requirement for fingerprinting and Mandated Reporter training.

Camperships Assistance Fund
Financial aid "camperships" are awarded to campers on the basis of financial need only and are available for resident camps.
Camperships - Financial Aid Application

About Camp Scherman: Located in the San Jacinto Mountains, Camp Scherman has been a special place for Orange County’s Girl Scouts for over 50 years.

Under the soaring Jeffrey Pines (that smell like butterscotch!), girls take on new challenges, learn to collaborate with others, become self-reliant, and develop leadership skills. Whether she’s hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, playing games in the pool with friends, kayaking across the lake, or participating in camp’s many timeless traditions, there are endless possibilities for her to connect with nature and discover the greatness within herself.

**Program Note: Campers that are enrolled to participate in the horse program will be the only campers that will ride horses. All campers will have an opportunity to have some sort of horse programming that does not include riding during their session at camp.

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Page last updated 02/07/2023