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Rent a Property

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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Butano Creek

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Butano Creek

Located in the coastal redwoods of Pescadero, CA, Camp Butano Creek lies just minutes from the sparkling Pacific. This site offers a wide variety of exciting marine activities, including tide pooling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing lessons, and backpacking on the Skyline to the Sea Trail, as well as more traditional camp activities, from archery to campfire songs.

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Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls

Tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Camp Hidden Falls is one our best troop camping destinations. Stay onsite for a short trail hike through the redwoods leading to Hidden Falls, one of this site's many gems, or travel offsite to sea kayak up Elkhorn Slough to meet the sea otters.

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Ida Smith

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Ida Smith

Ida Smith is located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, just a few miles from Ocean Beach and the SF Zoo. Surrounded by Eucalyptus and Monterey Pines, Ida Smith provides easy access to the charms of San Francisco including beaches, ferry rides, a range of local museums, and more.

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Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout House

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Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout House

Dedicated to Girl Scouts in 1926, Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout House is the oldest active scout meeting house today. This meeting house is located in Palo Alto near the local zoo, junior museum, and the thriving downtown area.

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Rainbow's End

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Rainbow's End

Rainbow's End is the perfect place for performances, troop gatherings, and outdoor meetings. Located in Beryessa, this property features a large grassy area and two pavilions for you to use for ceremonies, overnights, and troop bonding.

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Skylark Ranch

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Skylark Ranch

Where the mountains meet the sea, that's where you'll find Skylark Ranch. This property is located just north of Santa Cruz, and is perfect for exploring beaches, climbing trees, cooking over a campfire, and enjoying the stars.

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Sugar Pine

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Sugar Pine

Nestled in the Sierra Foothills, Camp Sugar Pine has been the center of Girl Scout Camping tradition for over 75 years. From the sparkling swimming pool to the monumental adventure tower, is a perfect base camp for exploring nearby lakes, caverns, and activities in Calaveras County.

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Twin Canyon

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Twin Canyon

Camp amidst 35 acres of oak canyons and grasslands at Camp Twin Canyon. Nestled among the East Bay hills with direct access to hiking trails in Briones Regional Park, Twin Canyon has panoramic views of Mt. Diablo and the San Francisco Bay, making it a stunning place to camp in the Bay Area.

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