Boy Scouts California summer Camp Reviews
Ojai, CA 93023
Wanted everything in this store. I was able to grab one of the Ojai Vibes candles that I saw in Sunset Magazine. Smells SO good. Wish I could've thrown down hundreds more :) You guys are awesome!
An old gas station of all places turns out to be the most fitting framework for a custom framing, home decor, lifestyle goods shop and events space. On top of that, the spatial repurposing is as unique as the collections of artisan ceramics, handmade soaps and candles, accessories, camping gear, t-shirts and canvas bags. All goods are made by local and American artists, which can definitely be appreciated. This is a great place to look for one-of-a-kind gifts. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm Sunday: 12pm-4pm Closed Monday Events & workshops: Did I mention Summer Camp is very Instagram-able?
Pitch-perfect selection and environment. Every time I go to this adorable shop, I leave thinking I could buy anything at all and be delighted!
I think my friend said it best, "Summer Camp reminds me of a Wes Anderson film, like "Moonrise Kingdom". BINGO! It's no wonder I fell in love with this store situated in a former old automobile service station! This place totally caters to the taste of the nature loving hipster. Even so, upon walking into this space, they were playing my favorite indie folk band, Fleet Foxes. I felt immediately at home (I have hipster tendencies without looking like one necessarily, but I digress...) No need to worry. You don't need to be a hipster to peruse their items or even buy their goods. Customers can feel totally comfortable here without the pressure to buy. But believe me, when you check out their stuff, you're gonna wanna buy! I found this place to be friendly, but in that give-the-customer-plenty-of-breathing-room sort of way. That's the way I like it. This store consists of two spaces: one for custom framing and the other portion selling gifts for yourself and others. They have a plethora of items from various local vendors, mostly vintage inspired/actual vintage and of the ecofriendly persuasion: soy candles with scents like sage and spruce, old fishing and picnic baskets, cards from Small Adventure (I love this company), leather goods, aromatic oils, beautiful woolen blankets and scarves, incense and holders, old camp gear that reminds me of my childhood, and oh, so much more! I ended up purchasing a lovely scarf, a bronze bear incense holder, and a lovely card for a friend. What is great is that their prices are pretty reasonable. Seriously, this is such a beautiful store. The next time I'm in Ojai, I will be sure to visit Summer Camp. I'm telling others to do the same as well!
Summer Camp is a wonderful discovery for us. They already framed several paintings for us - and I'm sure we will have more for them. They do a beautiful job. It's such an open relaxed store and location. We truly enjoy visiting there.
Stopped in to look around & so glad I did! Rachel is so sweet & the shop is awesome. Perfectly curated. Bought a couple things (loved everything in there) and will definitely revisit whenever I make it back to Ojai.
Went in to drop off something to be matted and reframed. So helpful and courteous! This is my second experience there and I would definitely recommend it to my friends!
Gorgeous shop run by a lovely couple with superb taste. Such an amazing use of an old gas station. Bought a few things and love all of them!
We visited this adorable shop last weekend and the only negative thing I could possibly say is that it doesn't have enough places to sit - because I want to hang out here all day! Cute couple with great taste who you're happy to support. Keep doing you, Summer Camp!
Summer Camp fuses together 2 of my most favorite things - the stylization within Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, and Marfa, Texas, and draws an uncanny resemblance towards the gift shop connected to the El Cosmico. Having said that, I absolutely loved this store. However, I would recommend that the owners embrace a stronger patriotism and celebration of California, as opposed to slanting towards Marfa. I also noticed several copies of the Collective Quarterly within the store. In a place as beautiful, and as unique as Ojai, why do you need to sell the dream of elsewhere? The grass is not necessarily greener over there, it's just about perspective. Vintage Californian road maps, or Californian travel books would feel more appropriate, and a little less disconnected.
My wife and I love finding random places and I am pretty surprised that this place does not have any reviews yet. It is the kind of place that any self respecting Yelper would want to check out. My wife and I saw this old gas station close to the intersection of the 33 and 150 with a sign out front and decided to check it out. The owner was very friendly and has assembled a very cool assortment of vintage camping gear and outdoor themed items to decorate your home. Think of a cool poster from the 50's for the Grand Canyon or the metal Coleman cooler that your grandparents might of had and you have a good idea of some of the cool things that they have on hand. I was also a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout and a part of me loves the idea of a place selling some cool camping Americana. Also they seem to be a picture frame shop that has a huge selection of materials. The owner mentioned that her husband and her started in West La and have been doing custom framing for over 10 years. Ojai is considered a pretty artistic community so I am sure there will be plenty of art and pictures for them to work their framing experience on.