Adventure is Calling


Southern California offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor adventures, from the deserts, to the mountains, to the sea. Most of our local Scout camps also offer Venturing-specific programs. And the BSA’s national high adventure bases provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Here are some links to help get you started planning your own adventures:

Orange County Council camps:

Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley

Newport Sea Base

Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

Oso Lake

Other Southern California Scout camps:

Los Angeles Area Council

California Inland Area Council

San Diego-Imperial Council

Long Beach Area Council

Western Los Angeles County Council

Ventura County Council

San Gabriel Valley Council

Order of the Arrow Camping Guides:

Wiatava Lodge

Cahuilla Lodge

Ta Tanka Lodge

National High Adventure Bases:

Philmont Scout Ranch

Florida Sea Base

Norther Tier High Adventure Program

Summit Bechtel Reserve

Other Outdoor websites:

Cleveland National Forest

San Bernardino National Forest

Angeles National Forest

Joshua Tree National Park

Death Valley National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park