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Have s'more fun this summer at Girl Scout resident camp
HOUSTON (March 27, 2014) – Make new friends, but keep the old while having the time of your life at one of three Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) resident camps – Camp Agnes Arnold, Camp Misty Meadows and Camp Casa Mare. Every girl in southeast Texas, age 6-17, can spend a week at GSSJC’s resident camps this summer – they do not have to be a current member of Girl Scouts. Whether it’s horseback riding, canoeing, exploring sculpting or science, backpacking, trying her hand at archery or creating her own digital space, there is an activity to match every girl’s interest and sessions to pique her curiosity. Either way, she’ll come back home with new friends, new skills and a lifetime of great memories.
“Camping is no longer just about sleeping under a starry night, singing campfire songs or making s’mores,” said Linda Pau, GSSJC program director responsible for resident camp. “In addition to traditional experiences, girls are enjoying learning new skills, discovering their strengths, earning badges and even certifications.”
This year’s camp sessions include opportunities for girls to earn Red Cross Basic Sailing certification or become a Counselor in Training (CIT). Older girls in 7th to 12th grades can opt to have a more adventurous camping experience hiking and sightseeing in the Texas Rocky Mountains. Sessions like Amazing Race, Survivor, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents and the District Games allow girls to dive into the world of their favorite television and movies or book series where they might learn mapping, outdoor survival, crime investigation or forensic science. There is something for every girl from every background.
Camp Agnes Arnold provides a wide variety of units for summer fun. Campers could spend their night near the water in a fishing village, up near the treetops in tree houses or nestled in the middle of camp in platform tents or cabins.
The blossoming equestrian might enjoy a stay at Camp Misty Meadows, also located near Conroe, Texas. The Robert and Janice McNair Equestrian Center includes four riding arenas and a herd of 40 horses waiting to be ridden, loved, hugged and groomed by summer campers.
The sea breeze is always blowing at Camp Case Mare. Located on Galveston Bay in Seabrook, campers will enjoy relaxing on porch swings located on the camp’s grounds or sailing on the bay. There are plenty of activities for landlubbers, including fencing, arts and crafts and drama.
Jacinto Council encourages campers to register as a Girl Scout before going to camp. The fee is $15. Those who are not interested in becoming a member will be charged a nonmember fee of $75 per camp session.
For more information about Girl Scout Resident Camp, visit www.gssjc.org/residentcamp or call 713-292-0300.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 62,000 girls served and nearly 19,000 adult members in 26 southeast Texas counties.
Photo Caption [Sailing]: Red Cross Basic Sailing is just one of the myriad of sessions being offered at Girl Scout Resident Camp this summer. Girls going into sixth-grade through seniors in high school will learn how to rig a sailboat, forecast the weather, and sail safely on the open water. Every girl in southeast Texas, age 6-17, can spend a week at GSSJC’s resident camps this summer – they do not have to be a current member of Girl Scouts. For more information, visit www.gssjc.org/residentcamp.
Photo Caption [Biking]: Biking is just one of the many activities campers can enjoy during their time at resident camp. Those looking for a more rugged venture could opt for the Extreme Adventure Session where campers have the chance to climb Enchanted Rock, tube down the Comal and later visit New Braunfels to continue the action-packed session. Every girl in southeast Texas, age 6-17, can spend a week at GSSJC’s resident camps this summer – they do not have to be a current member of Girl Scouts. For more information, visit www.gssjc.org/residentcamp.