Schoepe Scout Reservation

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Schoepe Scout Reservation
Schoepe Scout Reservation
Location 31422 Chihuahua Valley Road, Warner Springs, CA 92086

Schoepe Scout Reservation (SSR) (AKA: Lost Valley Scout Camp) is operated by Orange County Council and serves scouts from across Southern California. 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.


You'll never forget your summer at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. With programs designed for maximum fun and achievement, this camp offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures for a pure Scouting experience.

Summer Camp Program

Tackle some Merit Badge requirements at the nature/STEM center, field sports, handicraft or shooting sports ranges. Take on adventure challenges like ATV riding, climbing & rappelling, mountain biking, zip lining, and horseback riding. Campfires, movie nights, Vespers, and camp-wide games are all a part of the experience at Lost Valley. Getting Lost has never been so much fun!

Catholic Encampment

A whole summer camp week for Catholic scout troops. Spend a week exploring nature and your faith as a Catholic.- (August)

Desert ATV Program

Scouts attending the 2019 season at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley will have the opportunity to ride ATVs as part of the ATV rider safety program. Orange County Council is very excited to have been selected by our National Office to conduct a pilot program aimed at teaching proper ATV safety and maintenance to Scouts. Polaris Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, donated six Polaris ATVs to make this program possible.

The ATV rider safety program consists of 5 hours of hands-on training on the riding range. For practice drills, Scouts weave in between cones, perform emergency stops and turns, learn machine maintenance, and review safety regulations.

Hi-Adventure Program

Borrego is for older Scouts who have earned most of the merit badges at camp and are looking for a fun and challenging wilderness experience. It includes a full week of hiking, horseback riding, shooting sports, backpacking, rock climbing, C.O.P.E., and more!

  • Rock Climbing and Rappelling (on our 65' natural rock wall)
  • Backpacking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Horseback riding
  • The Water Caves Hike
  • Ziplining
  • High Ropes Course
  • Bouldering
  • Leadership Development
  • Day Hikes
  • Shotgun Shooting

Camp History

The Indian history of Lost Valley stretches back thousands of years. To the Cupeño people, it was known as Wiatava, the place of the oaks. Trade routes cris-crossed the valley, and the annual acorn harvest was an important event each fall.

Local cattlemen discovered the valley in the 1870s, driving their stock up the mountain for summer grazing. For more than 60 years, the Bergman family ran cattle in Lost Valley. Arlie Bergman’s homestead cabin, built in 1915, still stands.

OCC Council

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Orange County Council (OCC) (local council #039) of the Boy Scouts of America sponsors this unit. It is one of the 20 largest councils in BSA directly serving over 40,000 youth in California.

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