Camping Experiences

Girl Scouts in San Jacinto Council have a variety of ways they can go camping! In addition to resident camp  and day/twilight camp opportunities during the summer months, girls can camp with their troops during the school year, attend special weekend-long events at camp designed just for their level or even go camping with their family at a Girl Scout camp property. Learn more about each of these camp opportunities:

Troop Camping
Troops can spend the day or camp overnight at most of the Council’s 10 camps throughout the spring, fall and winter months. From primitive camp sites to climate-controlled cabins, the Council’s facilities can meet a wide range of camping experience levels.

While at camp Girl Scouts can hike, study nature, cook outdoors and find the Big Dipper in a star-filled sky. Specialized activities specific to certain camp properties include horseback riding, bicycling, a challenge course, sailing and canoeing just to name a few.

Carousel
Carousel is a unique troop program where older Girl Scout troops host and plan a special program around a unique theme for participating younger troops. Girl Scouts enjoy activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, songs and games, crafts, hiking and more. Carousel weekends are held at several GSSJC camp properties throughout the year and are usually offered to second year Daisies, Brownies and Juniors (girls in grades 1-5).

Family Camping
Registered Girl Scouts and their families can spend a weekend in the great outdoors at Camp Whispering Pines near Garrison. Families camping must follow the same Girl Scout guidelines as troops and events. A list of standard Girl Scout guidelines (appropriate fuels, rules for conduct, etc.) will be included in the confirmation packet. Adult family members and boys are allowed to sleep in the same unit as girls and female adults. Additional family camping opportunities are available during the summer months and listed in the Council’s resident camp guide.

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