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Girl Scouts camping near Santa Barbara

Outdoor Camp Program


Council is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 situation, following guidelines set in place by the Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately because of these circumstances outside of our control we are cancelling all summer day and resident camps that are scheduled through June 30. If you have already registered for a camp we have some options for you for refunds and girl support and someone from Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast should have already reach out to you about this. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have questions please email

Camp Arnaz

Camp Arnaz, at the Arnaz Program Center located on Highway 33 between Ventura and Ojai, offers both short and long term resident camp programs for Girl Scouts of all ages. Girls are immersed in the ultimate camp experience by bunking in cabins or yurts, connecting with their natural world and fellow Girl Scouts, all while developing courage, confidence, and character. Activities include archery, leather stamping, knot tying, hiking, pottery, wilderness survival, learning about local plant and animal life, and singing songs while enjoying a s'more with friends around the campfire! Arnaz Packing List. Driving Directions.

Seasonal Camps & Programs

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast offers amazing outdoor experiences for girls along with outdoor opportunities at the Camp Arnaz Program Center and summer day camps:

CAMP ARTEMIS is a week-long resident camp based on leadership development in an outdoor setting with activities that include backpacking, sleeping in tents, archery, swimming, leadership skill building and making new friends. Artemis takes place in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains and serves girls entering fifth through twelfth grade. Camp Artemis Is In A Box this year! Camp Artemis will be virtual this year due to the uncertainties of Covid-19 in an overnight and backpacking camp platform. Although we cannot be under the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods this year, Camp Artemis will be providing exciting, spirited, and fun content for campers to engage in with our ALTA youth staff members via the Internet!  Registration is now open for Virtual Camp Artemis!

CAMP ATHENA is a brand new week-long resident camp. Girls develop their leadership capabilities while improving their traditional outdoor skills in a Girl-Led environment. Camp Athena is located in the Paso Robles area and welcomes rising fifth through twelfth grade girls. More information will be available soon!

KALEIDOSCOPE is a Girl Scout weekend camporee for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Senior and Ambassador which takes place in the Santa Ynez Valley every two years.

BROWNILYMPICS is a day of sports and fun for Brownie Girl Scouts. An Olympics-style event that happens annually in the Spring, the purpose is to enhance each young girl’s self-confidence through a day of fun and activities. The uniqueness of Brownilympics is that volunteer Dads run the events.

Contact: Program Department