Whittier Fire July 2017

In 2017 it took the Whittier Fire only 45 minutes to devastate the Camp Rancho Alegre camp that has been at the heart of the Santa Barbara Community for over 50 years.  47 of the camps 50 buildings were burned to the ground. Located on the San Marcos Pass, this regional California camp has served over 10,000 boys and girls each year.  In addition to hosting Scout Camps, church retreats and community gatherings, Rancho Alegre is also the site of a very special program called The Outdoor School.

Vision

In 2017 it took the Whittier Fire only 45 minutes to devastate a camp that has been at the heart of the Santa Barbara Community for over 50 years.  Located on the San Marcos Pass, the beloved Camp Rancho Alegre has served over 10,000 boys and girls and their families each year.  In addition to hosting Scout Camps, church retreats and community gatherings, Camp Rancho Alegre is also the site of The Outdoor School.

Reconstruction

Prior to the devasting 2017 Whittier Fire, Camp Rancho Alegre had served over 10,000 boys and girls and their families annually for fifty years. In addition to hosting Scout Camps, church retreats and community gatherings, Camp Rancho Alegre is also the site of The Outdoor School providing fifth and sixth grade public school children with unique outdoor learning experiences including hands-on environmental educational activities, hiking and exploring nature, opening doors to self-discovery, learning new life skills and forging friendships that last a lifetime.

Rancho AlegreCamp Rancho Alegre: Re-Building for the Future

We invite the Community to help re-build Camp Rancho Alegre from the devastation of the 2017 Whittier Fire.  Camp Rancho Alegre has a rich history of service to all in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties and is home to the renowned Outdoor School.

The Phoenix Capital Committee will be glad to discuss opportunities for support of buildings and program areas. Naming rights to areas are also included for large contributions.

Our plea goes out not only to individuals, but also to corporations and businesses that wish to support our rebuilding campaign.

For individuals wishing to make donations we would ask that you check with your employer to see if there are matching funds for charitable donations.

You can make your donation now online by below or donate by check or installments to:

Los Padres Council BSA
4000 Modoc Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

or by contacting Ken Miles at [email protected] or by calling 805-835-9456.

All gifts are greatly appreciated!