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Camp Butano Creek

Camp Butano Creek is located on 145 acres of beautiful old growth redwood forest that is protected with a conservation easement supported by The Sempervirens Fund, just seven miles from Pescadero in San Mateo County. Sleeping cabins and platform tents with bunks and cots are sleeping options. Outdoor cooking areas include campfire ring, picnic tables and potable water. Flush toilets and showers available at limited sites. Great for troops, families, group retreats and more! Modern commercial kitchen and dining hall also available to rent.

Rental Period

Rental Period: 22 hours, 4:00PM - 2:00PM

Facilities Overview

Total Camp Capacity: 175 people

Sleeping Cabins :
There are three enclosed sleeping cabins (Sequoia, Penny Royal, and Redwood).

  • Each cabin has a wood-burning stove. Outdoor covered cooking shelters are provided that include a barbecue, picnic tables and counter space.

  • A centrally located shower/toilet building is shared between Sequoia and Penny Royal cabins. Redwood has indoor toilets and shower.

  • All gear must be carried from the unloading areas to the shelters. Wheel carts are available from the site manager. 

  • NOTE: Sequoia and Penny Royal are available seasonally, March 1st to December 1st.

Treehouse Village Cabins:
Five state of the art open air designed cabins with single beds, electric outlets, lights and balcony area. The cabin windows are a flexible design with zipped windows.

  • Four beds per cabin

  • Adjacent covered outdoor cooking area.

  • Detached bathhouse with two flush toilets and two showers. 

Huckleberry Platform Tent Unit: 
Four platform tents with six beds per tent.

  • An outdoor cooking area is provided and includes a barbecue, picnic tables, campfire circle and food storage.

  • The unit has its own water and flush toilets.

Toyon Platform Tent Unit: 
Five platform tents with five beds per tent.

  • Picnic tables, cooking area, barbecue, campfire circle

  • The unit has its own water and flush toilets.

North Commons Lodge:
Newly constructed in 2015, this 2000 square foot Lodge is adjacent to the Dining Hall.

  • 100 sq. ft. full kitchen, four burner stove, oven, refrigerator, sink, pots and pans and commissary  

  • One 700 sq. ft. open room intended as multi-purpose for meetings and/or sleeping space for nine

  • First floor “nurse office” area that includes two small rooms for adults or leaders with one toilet and a sink.

  • One 120 sq. ft. room (can sleep aprox 3)

  • One 55 sq. ft. room (can sleep one)

  • Upstairs mezzanine is 200 sq. ft. and designed as a sleeping area for four.

  • The bathroom has two toilets and two showers.

Laural Meadows Campsite
Laurel campsite will open in 2018 for group camping. Please check back then. 

  • Laurel is a beautiful sunny flat meadow located among majestic old growth redwoods. For overnight use, it can serve as a group campsite and providing your own tents. Flush toilets, running water, picnic tables, food storage and a campfire circle located at campsite. Great for stargazing at night! Laurel Meadows could also serve as a great outdoor activity area for daytime use. 

Dining Hall/Commercial Kitchen: 

  • Fully functional state of the art commercial kitchen and dining hall are available and have a capacity of 150.

  • Dining hall can be rented separately without the kitchen.

  • Kitchen users must provide trained cooks with a state food handler’s certification.

Driving time from San Francisco:

Pescadero is 15 miles south of Half Moon Bay and approximately an hour drive from San Francisco.

  • 3 inch sleeping mats are provided to meet the capacity listed for each unit. Most units have bedframes as well. A few unit areas have limited flat areas for pop up tents to increase capacity and provide some flexibility.
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Price & Capacity Information

Rates for Girl Scouts NorCal Members

Name of Rental Unit Capacity Day/Night Girl Scout Rate
Tree House Village Cabins 20 $170
North Commons Lodge 20 $190
Redwood Cabin  25 $115
Penny Royal Cabin  25 $115
Sequoia Cabin  25 $115
Toyon Unit 30 $100
Huckleberry Unit 24 $100
Dining Hall 150 $260
Kitchen  N/A $130
Laurel Meadow N/A
$80
Entire Site 150 $1,205

Rates for Non-Profit Groups

Name of Rental Unit Capacity Day/Night Non-Profit Rate
Tree House Village Cabins 20 $340
North Commons Lodge 20 $380
Redwood Cabin  25 $230
Penny Royal Cabin  25 $230
Sequoia Cabin 25 $230
Toyon Unit 30 $200
Huckleberry Unit 24 $200
Dining Hall 150 $520
Kitchen N/A $260
Laurel Meadow N/A
$160
Entire Site 150 $2,410
On-Site Resources / Amenities
  • Laurel Meadow: Large sunny and open meadow. Walk-in access only

  • Archery Range: available to rent, must provide equipment and level 1 certified instructor

  • Hiking trails: request a topographic map and trail descriptions
  • Outdoor Stage and group campfire circle for shared use if other groups are present.
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