Camp Agnes Arnold | Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
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Agnes Arnold

Shadow Lake is the main attraction at Camp Agnes Arnold, located near Conroe, offering 35 acres of cool, refreshing fun for Girl Scouts. While camping girls may enjoy canoeing and fishing on Shadow Lake, swimming at the pool, taking a walk down the Peace Pole trail, archery on the range overlooking the lake or borrowing a bike to pedal through camp. The Nature Center hosts many displays on local plants and animals and includes classroom spaces for Girl Scouts to use. Adjacent to the Nature Center is a bird blind where girls can observe wildlife on Shadow Lake. Camp Arnold is also home to extensive hiking trails, and troops can sign up for the popular weekend hikes led by certified foresters and earn a special patch for their participation.

During the summer months, Camp Arnold is home one of GSSJC’s three resident camp programs and also hosts day camps.


Accommodations at Camp Arnold include platform tents, cabins, treehouse cabins and the Fishing Village, located right at the edge of Shadow Lake. The camp also features the Ann Temple Allen Lodge, a library, several classrooms and an infirmary, all of which are air-conditioned. Camp Agnes Arnold is located adjacent to Camp Misty Meadows and Camp Silver Springs in the Treelake complex.

Activities and Features

Popular activities and features at Camp Arnold:

  • Amphitheater
  • Animal track casting
  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cooking
  • Day-only units
  • Day camp
  • Fishing
  • Gaga ball pit
  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback riding (at adjacent Camp Misty Meadows)
  • Lake on property
  • Lakeside slide
  • Nature study
  • Overnight units available
  • Plant identification, leaf rubbings/prints
  • Resident camp
  • Rifle range (at adjacent Camp Misty Meadows)
  • Service projects
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming pool
  • Wildlife observation platforms

Please note: Activities listed may require additional registration, trained volunteers or certifications to participate in.



Did you know? Thanks to a $30,000 gift from Reliant, the Nature Center at Camp Agnes Arnold now runs on solar power! The 44 solar panels are expected to reduce council electricity bills by 36 percent. Check the digital monitors at the Girl Scout Center and Program Place for Girls to see how much solar power has been produced. Learn more about Reliant at