The Council has several very nice properties including Marine Landing, Skyland Ranch, El Ranchito, and the Administration Training Center (ATC). To see what summer programs are available at these locations.
Property reservations for the July – December period begin May 15th, and reservations for the January – June period begin November 15th. Reservations are open to all registered Girl Scouts.
Marine Landing is used in the summer months as a day camp facility for learning water safety skills, sailing and kayaking. It is used by troops as an overnight and outdoor center for special events and troop functions. Marine Landing is equipped with 1 fire ring, tables, benches, and 3 indoor toilets. Cooking is permitted over fire rings; bring your own equipment.
- Overnight capacity is 30; no cots or beds. Girl Scout troops pay $25 per night; check in 1:00 p.m., check out by noon. Canoes, sailboats, rowboats, and kayaks – additional $5 to $10 per day.
Skyland Ranch is located in the beautiful San Jacinto mountains at an elevation of 5,400 feet. The site includes 200 acres of beautiful pine and oak forest. Skyland is available to all troops for day and overnight camping allowing them to explore the outdoors, hike, and cook over an open fire while sleeping under the starry skies. Occasional snow in winter; chains may be required.
- Wishhaven Lodge has a kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and a dining hall with fireplace. Surrounding 5 cabins sleep 8 each, with wood-burning stoves for heating. Outside piney and shower house. Girl Scout troops pay $75 first night, $37.50 additional nights; check in 1:00 p.m., check out by noon.
- Duncan Lodge has a kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and a dining hall with fireplace. Surrounding 3 cabins sleep 12 each, with wood-burning stoves for heating; some have indoor bathrooms. Girl Scout troops pay $75 first night, $37.50 additional nights; check in 1:00 p.m., check out by noon.
El Ranchito is a city park-like setting located in Long Beach. El Ranchito is an urban camping and conference facility consisting of the Hazel Scott Troop House, three open air troop shelters, a newly built toilet and shower facility, exterior hand washing sinks, a 600 square foot garage/storage building, an asphalt paved parking area, and fire rings. This site is ideal for troop meeting, cookouts, ceremonies, badge work or in-town overnights and camping.
- Troop House has refrigerator, fireplace, tables, chairs, and electrical outlets. One large room with sleeping capacity of 25; no cots or beds. Bathroom (with flush toilets and cold water shower) shared with 3 campsites (see below). Girl Scout troops pay $25 per day; check in 1:00 p.m., check out by noon.
- 3 Campsites, for tent camping. Each has roofed shelter, a fire ring, and picnic tables. No refrigerator, no electricity. Maximum of 25 campers for each site. Shared bathrooms (flush toilets), shower. Girl Scout troops pay $15 per campsite, per day; check in 1:00 p.m., check out by noon.
Administration Training Center (ATC)
The ATC is used for leadership training classes, board meetings and other council business.
Property and Equipment Reservations Procedures
Any troop wishing to reserve council properties or equipment must have on file a $25.00 annual deposit. This deposit may be permanently maintained on file or it may be refunded and paid each time a reservation is made. Deposits are refunded in full if there are no losses or damages to equipment or property and if keys and site use report are received promptly after site use. Troops may not share annual deposits.
To confirm a reservation:
Property site fee, annual deposit, and troop travel form must be turned in with the Property Reservation Request Form. We cannot confirm reservations until we receive all forms and payments. You can download the Property Reservation Request Form from ourForms page.
A full refund will be given if the reservation is canceled no less than 4 weeks prior to the reservation date. A 50% refund will be available with a cancellation of no less than 2 weeks prior to the date. NO refunds will be given after 2 weeks cancellation notice.
Keys and site use reports:
It is your responsibility to pick up the keys for the property you have reserved, at the council office during office hours. You may pick up the keys between 48 – 24 hrs. prior to your reserved date.
Fifteen dollars of the annual security deposit will be forfeited if the site use report and keys are not received within 72 hours, or 3 days, following site use. For your convenience, there is a night drop-off box located at the council; it is on the wall to the left of the front entrance doors.
To reserve equipment:
Call Jeanette Burns, Property Reservation Specialist, at the council (562) 421-8456 ext. 204, or contact the front office at ext. 200, to make arrangements to reserve, pick up, and return equipment. To confirm your equipment reservation, all fees must be received and an annual deposit on file. The Equipment Request Form is available for download on our Forms page.
Fifteen dollars of the annual security deposit will be forfeited if equipment is returned after the due date, or if has been lost or damaged. All equipment must be returned within 72 hours, or 3 days, following site use.
**Please note: Our bridges are large and heavy and need at least 2 people to carry them; as we are unable to assist you, please bring someone to help you load and unload the bridge. Please bring a pick up truck or other large vehicle big enough to transport them.