join our camp family!
We know that sending your child to camp is a big step...for you and her. Most of the staff are parents or former campers and we know how wonderful camp is. Or we would not keep coming back! We invite your camper (and you!) to join our Camp Family. Your camper will come back with more confidence, independence, and songs they will not stop singing!
who are the staff?
Who are the staff? Our staff members are caring, enthusiastic, well-trained adult volunteers, including troop leaders, moms, creative adults and specially trained young adults. Our counselor-to-camper ratio averages one to five.
What do Campers Do?
Camp Butano Creek is owned by the Girl Scouts of Northern California. This summer resident camp program is operated by volunteers within the council, under the supervision of council administration. However, you do not have to be a Girl Scout or even live in Northern California to attend Camp Butano Creek. All girls entering grades 4-12 in the Fall are welcome.
Our program is geared toward promoting self-esteem in an outdoor setting, including hiking, cookouts, campfires, arts and crafts, games, singing, science and nature. With the beautiful Pacific coastline just minutes away from our site, we are able to offer exciting and unique marine activities including: surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding along the beach and tide pooling. Along with special activities throughout the coastal mountains, such as: backpacking and field archery. Campers entering 12th grade may enroll in our Counselor-In-Training program, and campers entering 11th grade can sign up for this program's wait list and will be placed as space permits starting February 1st of each year.
What is Included?
Camp fees include all program activities, food, insurance, t-shirt and a camp patch. Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of camper parents.
What are the Health and Safety Standards?
Camp Butano Creek is operated in accordance with Girl Scout U.S.A. Resident Camp standards for health, safety, site, program and personnel. Qualified health supervisors are on site. Special Foods: We are able to accommodate some special dietary needs. Please note any special needs on camper registration form and the Allergy & Food restrictions form.
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