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Summer Resident Camps

At our summer resident (overnight) camps, girls get a taste of independence in a safe and fun environment. Campers enjoy the best parts of being a kid: learning and playing in groups where everyone belongs, trying new and different activities, and exploring hands-on nature experiences. Camp sessions are broken into themes to suit every interest. Songs, skits, campfires, laughter, and friendship are all part of each girl's summer camp experience.

  • Girls stay at Camps Winacka and Whispering Oaks near Julian.
  • Resident camps are open to all girls entering grades 1-12.
  • Sessions are five, seven or 12 days long; a three-day "Mini-Camp" at Whispering Oaks is also available.
  • Campers are supported by trained, caring, enthusiastic camp counselors.
  • Camp meals are tasty, nutritious, and kid-friendly. Most dietary needs can be accommodated given proper notice.
  • Chartered bus transportation is available.
  • Take our camp readiness quiz to see if resident camp is right for your girl!
Resident Camp Activities

Each group of campers and staff plans its own activities based on the girls' interests. Additional activities are based on the camp session's theme. Campers can expect to spend about half their time at camp doing activities related to their theme, and about half their time enjoying general camp activities, such as arts and crafts, hiking, archery, nature activities, swimming, challenge course, sleep-outs and cookouts. Choose a theme with your camper by looking for activities she already loves, or has always wanted to try!

Locations

Camps Winacka and Whispering Oaks are located on the same 700-acre oak woodland site near the mountain town of Julian, 60 miles east of San Diego. Bus transportation is available (for a fee) from Mission Valley in San Diego and the Escondido Program Center in Kit Carson Park.

Camp Winacka

At this traditional camp, living units are tucked in the trees surrounding an open meadow. Girls sleep in modern cabins with cots, open-air cabins with built-in bunks, or cots on a deck under the stars. All accommodations have modern bathrooms with showers, flush toilets and luggage storage areas. Activities mainly occur around the dining hall, swimming pool, lake, and environmental center.

Camp Whispering Oaks

Camp Whispering Oaks offers all the comforts of modern cabins in the beautiful outdoors. Each living unit includes three modern cabins with bunk beds and a nearby program shelter with modern bathroom facilities. Paved, lighted pathways connecting living and activity areas wind through native manzanita, oak and pine. The sports field and playground are popular destinations for campers.

Nationally Accredited

All Girl Scouts San Diego camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). This national organization requires camp managers to meet rigorous standards in every facet of operation. Girl Scouts San Diego is proud to meet these important criteria. Find out more at the ACA site for parents.


 Questions

Registration: camp@sdgirlscouts.org, 619-610-0821
Winacka: campdirector@sdgirlscouts.org, 619-610-0690
Whispering Oaks: campdirector@sdgirlscouts.org, 619-610-0818