Bothin

Nestled in a wooded canyon in beautiful Marin County, Bothin offers winterized facilities, trail access to open space, a ropes course, archery, and close proximity to a variety of environmental and adventure-based resources.

Whether you are seeking accommodations for site-based programs or offsite adventures, Bothin provides a menu of affordable options. Weekday and weekend rentals of individual buildings or entire camp are available except for summer camp dates.

Driving directions, sitemaps, and additional information are provided upon reservation.

Please Note: If you are a Non Girl Scout Non Profit Serving Youth and are interested in renting one of our sites, please contact us at registration@gsnorcal.org for pricing and information. We are not able to rent our properties for private events, companies or non profits not serving youth.

Rental Period

Rental Period: 22 hours, 4:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shared Use Statement: Bothin is our busiest camp, especially during weekends, regularly accommodating multiple groups who are staying overnight or participating in a day program. Please expect that you will be sharing Bothin with others. For questions about camp properties, contact info@gsnorcal.org.

On-Site Resources & Amenities

  • Archery range: available to rent or to book through Outdoor Program Staff. Click here for more information.
  • High Ropes available through Outdoor Program staff. Click here for more information.
  • Large meadow/field: great area for large group gatherings and games.

  • Hiking trails: On-site trail access to Marin Open Space hiking trails.

Site Information

Total Camp Capacity: 247 people/night

Buildings: Lyman, Manor, Stone House, Little House and The Cottage
All buildings include:

  • Dormitory rooms and small rooms with single beds and bunk beds (bedding not provided)
  • Living room/meeting room
  • Full kitchen with stove/oven, pots/pans, and refrigeration
  • Indoor showers and shared bathrooms
  • Fireplace

Platform Tents:
“Bay Tree” has four tents with six mats per tent, a campfire circle, picnic tables, potable water, and a bathroom with two toilets. Seasonable availability from April–October.

Open Air Cabins:
"Bush" has three cabins with six beds, one cabin with four beds, three toilets, and one shower (ADA designed). There is a campfire stage, a rotunda cooking shelter with lights, a sink, counter space, picnic tables, and barbecue. Seasonable availability from March–October.

Dining Hall/Commercial Kitchen:

  • Fully equipped commercial kitchen and dining hall
  • Capacity 225 people
  • Food Manager's Certificate Required

Driving time from San Francisco:
Camp Bothin is located west of San Rafael, near Fairfax, about 1 hour from San Francisco.

Local Attractions

Local attractions within 30 minutes:

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2022 Rates for GSNorCal Members

Name of Rental Unit

Capacity

Girl Scout Rate

Little House

45

$250

Manor House

56

$310

Lyman Hall

32

$225

Manor Lyman Staff Row (1st floor)

15

$115

Manor Lyman Bridge (2nd floor)

22

$140

Stone House

56

$310

Bush Unit (cabins)

24

$170

Baytree Unit (yurts)

24

$170

Cottage

N/A

N/A

Dining Hall

225

$340

Kitchen

N/A

$170

Entire Site

274

$2,100

Please note: Entire Site rental does not include Ropes Course and Archery Range. Click here to reserve Ropes Course and Archery Range.

Address

3125 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

Fairfax, CA 94930

From San Mateo & San Francisco:

  • Take 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Take exit 450B Sir Francis Drake Blvd/San Anselmo.
  • Continue on Sir Francis Drake Blvd for about 6 miles, passing through the town of Fairfax. The camp entrance is about 1.5 miles past Fairfax.
  • Turn left at the ‘Henry Bothin Youth Center’ sign; reduce speed to 15 MPH.

From East Bay/Contra Costa:

  • Take I-580 West across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
  • Take exit 2A Sir Francis Drake Blvd toward 101 South.
  • Continue on Sir Francis Drake Blvd for about 10 miles, passing through the town of Fairfax. The camp entrance is about 1.5 miles past Fairfax.
  • Turn left at the Henry Bothin Youth Center sign; reduce speed to 15 MPH.

Camp Arequipa is located just before Camp Bothin, one mile past Fairfax.