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Outdoor Skills Weekend

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, 2017
Camps Winacka and Whispering Oaks

Join other adults each fall for a weekend of skill-building, making new friends, and rejuvenating. Your weekend getaway includes all meals, beautiful surroundings, and a wide range of activities designed with you in mind.

Outdoor Skills Weekend is an annual tradition that allows you to customize your own adventure. Come alone or bring a buddy — or your troop adults — or the whole SU team! Select your favorite activities from our trainers' diverse lineup of workshops ... or take a time out to count butterflies. It's your weekend. Reference these FAQs to help you plan your stay.


Stay in modern lodges or rustic units at Camp Winacka, traditional setting of Outdoor Skills Weekend and home to our more adventure-themed workshops. Or stay in modern cabins at Camp Whispering Oaks, where certification courses (aside from Lifeguarding) and creative workshops will be held. You’ll be able to shuttle or walk between camps for different sessions.

Registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 1 and ends Friday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m. PST. Register online, by fax or by mail. Space is limited!

Cost: $60 (includes meals, lodging and event shirt)

Certification courses require an additional fee (see page 4).

New this year: Take the bus for the full Girl Scout camper experience! Buses will depart from our Balboa Campus and Escondido Program Center. $25/person, round trip. Note: the bus will not arrive at camp in time for Friday’s certification classes (Let’s Camp, Let’s Have a Campfire, Wilderness First Aid, or Lifeguarding).

Bus  Schedule:
Friday, October 13
4:00 PM Girl Scout Headquarters
5:15 PM Escondido Program Center
6:30 PM Camp Whispering Oaks
6:45 PM Camp Winacka
Sunday, October 15
11:00 AM Whispering Oaks
11:15 AM Camp Winacka
12:00 PM Escondido Program Center
1:15 PM Girl Scout Headquarters

Parking at camp is very limited. We ask all Outdoor Skills Weekend attendees to use resources wisely and come up on the bus or arrange a carpool.

The confirmation packet, emailed prior to the event, will include a schedule, directions and a suggested packing list.

 Questions? Contact our Customer Care team for registration help, or our Adult Learning team, (619) 610-0741, for program info.