Camp is calling and your Girl Scout is ready for a summer of adventure! Maybe she wants to backpack through the high sierras, learn to ride a horse for the first time, or perform a musical in front of her camp crew… Or perhaps she wants to do it all! How’s a girl to choose?
With so many summer camp experiences available, it can be tough to figure out whether the cozy charm of Camp Bothin, the high adventure of Skylark Ranch, or the deep tradition of Sugar Pine is right for her. Lucky for you, all of our camps provide girls with a next-level overnight experience, so you really can’t go wrong. Round up your Girl Scout and have her take this quiz to find out which GSNorCal camp she should call home this summer!
On a sunny day, you can be found:
Which activity would you be most excited to do?
Which animal do you identity most with?
Now choose your favorite camp activity:
Which outdoor cooking food would you eat right now?
Alright, now tell us: what's your favorite thing about Girl Scout camp?
Which GSNorCal camp is right for you?
You got Skylark Ranch!
Skylark Ranch offers high quality riding instruction for English, Western, and trail riding in a summer camp setting for all girls, whether she's a complete beginner or an experienced equestrian!
At Skylark, girls will ride in one of our three riding arenas or on our trails that wind through the majestic Redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains. Most programs put girls in the saddle every day of camp—either in the ring or out on the trail—and all programs have the chance to experience the exciting sport of vaulting! Learn more at www.camprocks.org/skylark.html.
You got Sugar Pine!
Soaring down the zip line. Swimming in Alpine lakes. Backpacking in the High Sierras. Sugar Pine is perfect for girls who love the thrill and adventure of the great outdoors!
With over 75 years of traditional camp experience and themed group programs, Sugar Pine encourages and supports girls as they take on outdoor challenges (and have tons of fun along the way). Learn more at www.camprocks.org/sugar_pine.html.
You got Bothin!
Our Marin-based resident camp, Camp Bothin, is great for campers and families that are new to the world of summer camp.
At Bothin, you'll drop off and pick up your girl directly from camp, which allows you to meet the camp staff face-to-face, see where she'll be living for the week, and feel confident that she's about to have the time of her life! Best of all, Bothin is designed for girls to try a variety of traditional camp activities (think: arts and crafts, swimming, archery, and our impressive high ropes course). Learn more at www.camprocks.org/bothin.html.
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Marissa Vessels—Marissa is a lifelong Girl Scout, Gold Awardee, and Marketing Manager at Girl Scout of Northern California. Though she’s originally from Southern California (Yay, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council!), she moved to the East Bay to attend UC Berkeley and never looked back. One of her favorite things about Girl Scouting in the Bay Area is all the incredible hiking and camping options available to girls who love to explore the outdoors!