Circle V Ranch Camp
Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest surrounded by mature oak trees and miles of hiking trails. It is located 18 miles from beautiful Santa Barbara. The Camp embraces youth-centered programming. The camp is committed to the growth and development of children through positive, meaningful and rewarding activities.
Circle V Ranch Camp is ideal for nonprofit groups, retreats and meetings. It is equipped with 14 air-conditioned/heated cabins for up to 150 guests from September-May (June-August is reserved for traditional camp). The Camp also includes a heated swimming pool, miniature golf and a full-service kitchen/dining lodge with available catering.
Founded by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles in 1945 in the Big Pines area of the Los Angeles National Forest. From 1954-1990, the Society leased several different locations for its summer camp program around Southern California.
In 1990, the Society purchased Circle V Ranch (previously owned by the Boy Scouts) on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest. The Camp is located just 20 minutes from Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley
The primary goal of the Circle V Ranch summer camp program is to develop a strong spiritual, physical, mental, and social character. These youth work through a variety of activities and encounters with positive role models. Circle V Ranch Camp provides innovative and enriching outdoor experiences that build self-esteem, expand knowledge and appreciation of others, nature and God.