Camp Silver Fir
Camp Silver Fir is operated by Verdugo Hills Council as a base camp for units that want to mix the beauty and solitude of the western slopes of the High Sierras with the opportunity of carrying out their own high adventure program using their own leadership.
Camp Silver Fir does not operate on sessions. Units can begin and end their stay on the days most suitable for their program. The season at Camp Silver runs from mid-June until mid-September.
Your unit can utilize Camp Silver Fir as a base-camp for a long-term High Sierra trek, long-term camping, family camping and a combination of these.
Camp Silver Fir Video
Camp Silver Fir serves as the base for two long-term backcountry treks -- the Silver Fir Trail and the Dinkey Lakes Loop. Units can camp at Silver Fir the night before leaving on their trek to acclimate themselves to the 7,000-foot elevation. Hot showers are available when the units come off the trail.
Camp Silver Fir also provides units with vehicle security, refrigeration for food that units may want when they get off the trail and a place to spend the night before returning home.
Trail guides and descriptions are available through the Verdugo Hills Council Service Center and High Adventure Team.
Units can camp at Silver Fir for the week, using it as a base camp for organizing their own summer camp program. Activities might include overnight hikes to nearby lakes and meadows, working on advancement in nature study, fishing, and hiking, as well as swimming, boating, sailing and canoeing on nearby Huntington Lake.
Scouting families can camp in the lower campground while their boys are on the trail. There are many activities in the Huntington Lake area, including hiking, campfires, Forest Service guided tours, horseback riding, boating and canoeing on Huntington Lake, fishing, free movies and community sings.
Tents, trailers, campers and RVs are acceptable. Electrical and water hook-ups are available. Silver Fir has shower, toilet and refrigeration facilities.
Half & Half
Units with appropriate leadership can leave a group of boys in camp while the other boys hike one of the trails. Such an arrangement allows each person in the unit to have a high adventure experience on the level that is best for him.
The boys that stay in camp can take short overnight hikes to nearby lakes and streams and do many of the activities available in the Huntington Lake area. They can also share in the "victory campfire" of the returning boys and catch the enthusiasm and motivation for taking next year's hike.
For long-term trek base camp, the cost is $6 per person (hikers may stay in camp two nights without additional charge); for Scouts in camp, it's only $3 per night. Family camping is $12 per night. Reservation are due at the VHC Service Center at least two weeks prior to your trip. The reservation form is available on-line from our Forms library. Directions to Camp Silver Fir can be downloaded here.