Joshua Tree Campout

Explore Joshua Tree over Spring Break

March 26 to March 29, 2018

(We can take a maximum of 40 juniors and cadettes – currently 16 spots left)

about 5 troops/4 days  ~ $200 per person)

Download Registration Here Send completed registration and check to: Debbie Lechner, 1133 Del Rio Court, Chula Vista, CA 91910

“Time in wild places allows children to sift through the messages they are bombarded with about what they should value and who they should be and buy and lets them decide for themselves who they will become.”

Activities We Might Do!

Rock Climbing – We’ll hire a professional group to work with girls who are interested in learning to climb a real mountain face. They provide all the equipment and training.

Artistic Inspiration – Create your own art work inspired by the beauty of the desert! Painting materials, photography, poetry, clay for sculpting, We’ll take all materials and give some instruction in technique you provide creativity.

Learn about Native Americans  – Students explore the history and cultures of American Indians who lived in Joshua Tree. Learn why it’s important to leave archeological thing in context.

Learn about the wildlife in the desert and the stresses of climate change. Learn how to use, understand and protect the park. Leave no Trace! Earn Junior Park Ranger Badge if you like.

Guided Nature Walks through the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. We’ll take you on the best hikes in the park past hidden lakes, through secret passes where horse rustlers used to hide, past Skull Rock, to see Native American petroglyphs and beautiful desert flowers in bloom.

Take a living history tour of Key’s Ranch. This is great for 4th graders or 8th graders, understanding the life of early pioneers and prospectors. Step back in time as a costumed ranger, circa 1940, engages the campers with stories, historical facts, questions, and memories.

Star Gazing – evening program to learn some of the constellations and to hear stories of the ancient Native American tales to explain their shapes. Bring your “star map” or learn to use a stargazing app.


Food and Program provided. $200. Rustic conditions. Sleeping in tents. Chemical toilets. Lots of bouldering and adventure! Clear desert air, wildlife, flowers and Joshua Trees.


Questions? Debbie Lechner,, 619 869-9734

and Stacy Becerra,

Registration form