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Fishing at Camp

Our easy-paced, catch-and-release fishing programs are the perfect addition to your outdoor adventure! With bass, bluegill, and catfish, Upper Lake at Camp Winacka is a beautiful spot to spend a leisurely hour casting your reel and taking in the scenery. Our self-guided program provides all of the fishing equipment and instructions you’ll need for a successful outing. 

Answers to frequently asked questions:
Who can participate?

Current Kindergarteners (Daisies) and older can participate.

If anyone in your group requires special accommodations, please contact us. We can work with you to plan the best experience for your entire group.

If you would like your encampment to participate, please contact or 619-610-0787 for more information.

Can corporate or nonprofit groups participate?

If you would like to book a fishing experience for your nonprofit staff or corporate group, please contact or 619-610-0787 for more information.

When and where are fishing programs available?

Girl Scouts San Diego has a fishing program available at Camp Winacka near Julian, CA. Fishing sessions are available for booking weekdays and weekends, September through May (and are used for summer camp programs June through August). Please contact or 619-610-0787 to check availability for your desired date.

What is the length, cost, and capacity of a session?

Fishing gear and access to the lake can be reserved in two-hour time blocks. Time blocks generally fall between 8:30a.m.-5:30 p.m.; times may vary due to scheduling and available day light.

Each session has a maximum of 20 participants to ensure everyone has ample opportunity to participate.

Cost for fishing gear and lake access: $35/two hour session

Who are the instructors?

You are! Our fishing programs are simple and self-guided: after booking we’ll email you a confirmation packet with the information and materials you’ll need to ensure your troop has a fun time. Then, our on-site camp host will meet with you (or another adult you’ve designated as your fishing lead) at the start of your session to ensure you have access to the fishing gear and go over any questions you have about the program.

You don’t need to have prior experience to have a successful time fishing with your girls! (And not to worry: no worms here! We provide hot dogs for your bait). 

How do I sign up?

To book a session for your nonprofit staff or corporate group, please contact or 619-610-0787.

If you would like your encampment to participate, please contact or 619-610-0787.

If you are a registered Girl Scout troop:

  1. Visit our Property page.
  2. Scroll down to the Camp Winacka’s "Reserve location" section. Click "Check available facilities."
  3. Select "Activities" as the category.
  4. First, select the date you want to reserve; you will then see available activities and times. Make your selections and follow checkout instructions.
  5. You'll receive an automated email confirming your reservation. We'll email you an informational packet within a few weeks of your scheduled session.

If you have questions or need assistance with booking, please contact or 619-610-0787.

If you have questions or need assistance with booking, please contact or 619-610-0787.