Orange County Council


2023 Summer Camps

Embark on an unforgettable summer adventure in 2023 with our camps!

At the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, enjoy hands-on activities like ziplining and wacky science experiments. Discover ocean wonders at the Newport Sea Base through water sports and STEM programs. Experience the wilderness at Lost Valley with thrilling High Adventure programs, shooting ranges, and horse stables.

Join us for a summer filled with excitement, learning, and exploration. Secure your spot today!

Ed Laird Scout Camp at IROEC

Jr. Adventure Camp (Ages 6-10)

Junior Adventure campers will focus on personal growth while taking part in our team building exercises. Campers will experience a hands-on approach to our STEM activities, ride our exciting zipline, scale our rock wall, take aim at our archery and bb gun targets, and have a splash in our pool. And while taking a hike, campers will find themselves immersed in our ecosystem. Come join us on an unforgettable adventure! 

Adventure Camp (Ages 11-17)

Adventure campers will enjoy hands-on STEM activities while experiencing the great outdoors. They will learn how to scale our rock wall, soar through the air on our zipline, and learn about teamwork through team building exercises. Campers also have a chance to take aim on our archery and bb gun ranges and have a splash in our swimming pool! Come join us on an unforgettable adventure! 

Newport Sea Base

Journey to the Ocean: Canoe (Ages 11-17)        Journey to the Ocean: Kayak (Ages 11-17)

Join us for a week of Marine Science camp in the morning, and exploring around the harbor in the afternoon.

Morning classes include whale watches, off campus field trips, exploring the creatures of our harbor. Afternoons include kayaking or canoeing fun in the sun.

Class completes Fish and Wildlife and Kayak/Canoe merit badges.

Paddle Sports Aquatics Camp (Ages 11-17)

Paddle Sport Aquatics Camp calls you to a week of fun on-the-water challenges! This program features kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), canoeing, team competitions, relay races, scavenger hunts and prizes. Don’t miss out on our GIANT Stand Up Paddle Board experience too – ride the SUPSQUATCH (10 person Stand Up Paddle Board)! Wacky games on the water like kayak basketball, ultimate frisbee water edition, and more await! Registered Scouts BSA members can earn the Canoeing and Kayaking merit badges.

Jr. Aquatics Camp (Ages 8-10)

Junior Aquatics Camp is the place to be for fun science, wacky and challenging on-the-water activities with kayaks and stand up paddle boards, GIANT 10 kid-sized paddle boards, team competitions and prizes! Weekly activities also include our Squid Dissection & Art Lab, water bottle rockets, chemical reaction and drone flying. Also don’t miss out on the STEM Lab Series that rotates every 3 weeks between the Shark Dissection Lab, Slime Lab, and the Snap Ships Build & Target Challenge. This ultimate camp experience has it all!

Squids Day Camp (Ages 5-7)

Excitement and learning await at Squids Camp! The program features intro to kayaking/stand up paddle boarding, dock fishing, marine exploration with underwater cameras, wacky science, arts and craft projects, building and racing a mini-sailboat, mini car build and track race competition with Lego bricks, and much more! Don’t miss out on the STEM Lab Series that rotates every 3 weeks between the Squid Dissection & Art Lab, Bubble Mania, and the popular Slime Lab. Loads of fun at the waterfront and beaches with no swimming expertise required. Cub Scouts will complete Tiger “Floats & Boats” and Wolf “Spirit of the Water.”


SSRLV Lost Valley

Lost Valley Summer Camp

Tucked away in the hills of the Anza Borrego Desert, the environment at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley provides nearly unlimited opportunities for adventure. If you haven’t attended OCBSA’s premier camping facility, join us in 2023!

With nearly 40 Merit Badges offered, Lost Valley makes it easy for Scouts to discover and develop what they like to do. Whether that is zip lining and horseback riding or ATV riding and rifle shooting, the Valley has it all. And, the friends they make will last a lifetime!


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