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Summer Resident Camp

Welcome to a lifetime of memories! We can't wait for you to join us in Camp Scherman's 49th 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.

View Upcoming 2017 Summer Sessions by Level:

Brownies (girls entering grades 2-3 this fall)

Juniors (girls entering grades 4-5 this fall)

Cadettes (girls entering grades 6-8 this fall)

Seniors & Ambassadors (girls entering grades 9-12 this fall)

- View ALL Upcoming Sessions at a Glance

Not a Girl Scout? No problem! A summer at Camp Scherman offers all girls a safe and supportive girls-only environment to learn new skills, build confidence, and create lifelong memories with new friends as they have fun at every turn. If she's not a Girl Scout she can still register for camp (additional fees apply).

Facility

For over 40 years, parents continue to send their girls to Camp Scherman, knowing that their daughters will have a great outdoor experience.  It's just a couple of hours away from Orange County, and with 700 acres of trails, lakes and wildlife nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, it's an experience like no other. 

At summer camp, girls and staff sleep in cabins with bunk beds that sleep 6-8, unless the session indicates "primitive" camping or Ranch House Cabins (fully-equipped restrooms are just a short walk away!). Ranch House cabins are larger with bunk beds that sleep 12-24, with heat, electricity, and restrooms inside. Facilities include a beautiful swimming pool, large dining hall/recreation area, health building, and bathroom buildings.

Whether she is hiking the Cedar Springs Trail, playing games in the pool with friends, or swamping (flipping) her canoe in Honor Lake, there are a million ways for her to discover just what she can do. 

Staff

Our camp staff are professionally trained, energetic and caring adults, chosen for their strong character, understanding of girls, love for the outdoors and special skills. Most staff are former campers themselves, experienced and passionate about sharing the Camp Scherman legacy (and Camp Schermanisms) with new generations of girls.  Staff members receive extensive training in handling children’s issues and concerns, positive communications, camping and outdoor skills, and health, safety and emergency procedures.

They're ready to guide your daughters through a camp experience that will empower them to discover, connect and take action.  They will gain a better understanding of themselves and their value to the world. They will be inspired to develop strong friendships. They will feel empowered to team up to make the world a better place with a new found "I can do this!" attitude.

We are anxiously awaiting the start of the new summer sessions.  So much to look forward to...great staff, great campers, great adventures, GREAT MEMORIES for all!

Activities

At Camp Scherman, your girl will have the opportunity to:

  • Swim in the pool
  • Canoe
  • Hike
  • Work towards badges, patches, or Journey awards
  • Do Arts & Crafts
  • Hit a bulls-eye at the archery range
  • Stargaze
  • Learn and sing new songs

Activities are geared to the age level of the camper and are contingent upon the weather. All activities are led by trained, qualified, and caring staff members who come from all around the world.

Typical Daily Schedule 

A typical day begins between 7-7:30am with the raising of the flag for those eating in the dining hall, while others cook breakfast, eggs, pancakes or stuffed French toast, outside. Breakfast is followed by campers enjoying a variety or morning program options including participation in a specialty sessions like horses or art.  All campers will have time to swim in the pool and participate in other activities like lake play that includes canoeing and kayaking; archery; nature and hiking activities; arts and crafts; songs and games.

The retirement of the flag is before dinner in the dining hall. Dinner is served at 6pm, campers and staff that are cooking out do so in their unit or at program areas.  Night program begins after dinner and can consist of a dance party, night hikes, star gazing, as well as the traditional first and last night campfires. Lights out will vary by the age of the campers and can be as early as 8:30pm and as late 11pm.

Looking for more information? Join us for an info night!