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Our Properties

Discover the fun of camping, overnights, or outdoor adventure with your friends! Girl Scout groups can enjoy special and affordable getaways at one of the 7 camps and 3 program centers located throughout Northern California. Experience the adventure of cooking out, sleeping in a cabin or tent, gazing at the stars, or learning about nature. Each council site offers something unique, from old growth redwoods and the Pacific coast to trails that have sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay.

  • Arequipa: refurbished swimming pool; additional camping unit
  • Bothin: remodeled bathrooms in our historic buildings
  • Butano Creek: refurbished cooking shelters
  • Hidden Falls: repaired entrance road, renovated camping units, rebuilt shower house
  • Ida Smith: camping units with cooking shelters, central gathering area, showers
  • Skylark Ranch: units with yurts or cabins for indoor sleeping
  • Sugar Pine: units with cabins or covered wagons for indoor sleeping
  • Twin Canyon: large cooking pavilion, yurts in two units

Q. Why did the cost of rentals increase this year?
A. In an effort to help more girls feel comfortable getting outdoors, the council has made significant improvements to our camp properties over the past two years. As we have added yurts and cabins for more enclosed sleeping accommodations, renovated bathrooms and cooking shelters at various sites, we have also been adjusting the rental prices to have more consistency across our properties. Groups should now be paying a similar amount for a tent unit or a cabin unit or a building no matter which property they are using. As we face ever increasing costs to maintain our properties, we make strategic investments for planned improvements and react to unplanned challenges as a part of our obligation to GSNorCal camps and properties as an important part of our Girl Scout legacy.

Q. Who can rent GSNorCal properties?
A. Girl Scout members in and out of GSNorCal council, and non-profit groups.

To qualify as a GSNorCal group and receive GSNorCal rental rates, the group must be comprised of at least 60% current or lifetime GSNorCal members.

All non-profit organizations and rental groups must provide proof of liability insurance coverage of up to 1 million dollars and name Girl Scouts of Northern California as an additional insured.

Q. Do I have to rent an entire site?
A. Smaller groups can plan their own special trips by renting unit areas within the larger site, and service units and large groups may rent entire campsites for their events.

Q. Do I have to pay a deposit?
A. Yes, all groups pay a 20% non-refundable reservation deposit at the time of check out. The remaining balance on your reservation is then due 30 days prior to your trip. We also require a $25–100 cleaning deposit (depending on the type of group), which will be refunded if the site is cleaned in accordance with our policy.

Q. Can my group exceed the stated capacities for sites?
A. No. Day use and overnight capacities at each site are based on several factors, including American Camping Association safety standards, and may not be exceeded.

Q. Where can I find out what the rental fee and availability is for each property?
A. Each property's webpage includes a link to DoubleKnot, our reservation system, where you can view available dates. Email us at registration@gsnorcal.org or call (800) 447-4475 ext. 2091 for support.

Q. How will I know if my reservation has been accepted?
A. Online reservations are confirmed at the time of reservation and you will receive an email receipt confirmation after the reservation has been made.

A Girl's Place

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A Girl's Place

A Girl's Place is your troop's home away from home in Fairfield, CA! Perfect for overnights or troop gatherings, this property has a fully equipped kitchen and patio for all your troop meeting needs.

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Arequipa

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Arequipa

Located in Fairfax, CA, Camp Arequipa visitors can take advantage of nearby Bothin's activities, ziplining through the trees, climbing the ropes course, or testing their aim at archery, as well as local adventures. Take the ferry and hike to the top of Angel Island, wander among the giants of Muir Woods, or go sea-kayaking or paddleboarding in local Sausalito.

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Bothin

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Bothin

Nestled in the beautiful hills of Marin, Bothin's cozy canopied canyon has it all. There are redwoods to zipline through, high ropes courses to climb, and exactly the right amount of sunshine to make your visit a glowing success.

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