Camp El-O-Win

We're up at Camp El-O-Win the camp of our dreams

El-O-Win Summer Camp Information
Camp El-O-Win is nestled among fir and pine trees about 15 miles from Shaver Lake (approximately 65 miles northeast of Fresno) at an elevation of 5,500 feet.  The sparkling waters of Dinkey Creek run through camp.  Camp's 58 acres are surrounded by US Forest Service land.  The camp is owned and operated by the Friends of Camp El-O-Win, a volunteer run, independent, nonprofit incorporated in 2004.

Group Camping Information
Camp El-O-Win is available for group camping when we are not offering our scheduled camps.  Click here for the Group Camp Flyer and here for the Group Camp Reservation Form.

Health History Form
Parent Permission Form
Suggested Equipment List
Clyde's Pack Station (horseback riding)


Registration Information
The registration procedure can be found here.
Additional information on registering for The Great Scoutdoor Challenge can be found here.


Campers are assigned to living units based on their age.  In all units, campers sleep on metal cots with mattresses. 24 campers sleep in Arapaho's 4 cabins.  15 Iroquois campers sleep in 3 platform tents.  24 Chippewa campers sleep in 3 large wooden teepees across the bridge on the north side of Dinkey Creek.  Staff have their own cabin/tent in each unit.  Each unit has a hand washing water station with multiple faucets and a Biffy (Bathroom In Forest For YOU).  Shower facilities are available.

Who Can Register
Girls may register for any event if they meet the event's age requirement.  See the event descriptions for details.  Girls do not have to be registered Girl Scouts to attend.

Summer Staff Jobs

Do you love the mountains, working as part of a team, have a cheerful outlook and are a hard worker?
Camp El-O-Win, a camp for 1st-12th grade girls is hiring camp staff for programs this summer.  Camp El-O-Win offers weekend events and one week-long Resident Camp Training and a week-long Resident Camp, both in July.  Dates for which staff will be paid are listed below.  If mutually agreed upon, Staff may volunteer for other events during the summer.  Staff are provided with a place to stay and meals while working at camp.  All positions are seasonal and temporary because camp is only operational during the summer months.

Physical requirements include:
  • Endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping and stretching.
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs.
  • Ability to lift 30-50 pounds.
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available.
  • El-O-Win is a very rustic camp.  Individuals must be able to fully function with a daily exposure to the dirt, sun, heat and varying weather conditions and wildlife, such as bugs, bats. etc.
Application Process:

Applicants may submit an application by email to or through the post office to Camp El-O-Win, 6533 N. Bungalow Lane, Fresno CA 93704. We are hiring for the following positions:
Click here for an application form.
For a copy of this summer staff announcement, click here.