Camp Whitsett

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Camp Whitsett
Camp Whitsett
Location Forest Route 22S82, Kernville, CA 93238 (Sequoia National Forest)

Camp Whitsett is a BSA Summer Camp located on Sequoia National Forest, California and is owned and operated by Western Los Angeles County Council (WLACC).

Camp Whitsett is in partnership and operating under a Special Use Permit with the United States Forest Service, Sequoia National Forest in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The rules of acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.

Traditional Summer Camp

Traditional Summer Camp registration includes the program areas of Ecology and Conservation, Scoutcraft, Shooting Sports, Aquatics, Handicraft. Scouts can become certified Lifeguards with American Red Cross, do overnight outpost hike and sleep under the stars, or Whitewater Raft on the famous Kern River, don’t forget to visit “the trail of 100 Giants” and see the worlds largest living organism the Sequoia, through the traditional program. You can register as a Unit or camp with our Provisional Program. Geared to youth aged 10 ½ to 18.


This year’s (2021) Windy Fire almost decimated Whitsett. We were very lucky plus had a cadre of Fire Fighters in Camp who were able to protect the buildings. The 2002 McNally Fire almost got Camp, but it was diverted around, only hitting between the lower Camp and C.O.P.E. A fire in 1970 burned through the upper area of Whitsett, above the Staff area.

All the above info, plus more “misadventures” have hit Camp. You can read about those plus read the interesting history of Whitsett from it’s actual “Soft Opening” year of 1946, the dedication in 1947, and the growth and expansion of Whitsett through 2021, the official 75th year. It all part of the book, “The Camp Whitsett Story” available through the Friends of Camp Whitsett website. All proceeds from the book will go back into Whitsett. Especially important with the rebuilding going to take place. Put your order in today.

Sierra Treks

Sierra Expeditions is our premier High Adventure programs to groups and individuals. Activities including guided backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and much more are based in the beautiful Sequoia National Forest and Golden Trout Wilderness.

  • Backpacking Treks
  • Mountain Biking Treks
  • Horse Pack Treks
  • Whitewater Rafting Treks

Western Los Angeles County Council


This district is part of The Western Los Angeles County Council (WLACC), headquartered in Van Nuys, California, and serves youth members and volunteer leaders through Scout units Covers Western and Northern Los Angeles County. It is a local council (#051) of the Boy Scouts of America. All youth are invited to join scouting.

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