Day and Twilight camp offerings during the summer at Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Volunteer-Run Day/Twilight Camps

Day/twilight camps occur during the summer months. Girls participate in a variety of activities during the day and return home in the afternoon or evening. Day camps typically start around 9 a.m. and twilight camps around 6:30 p.m.

Each day/twilight camp offers a wide variety of activities for girls to enjoy together. Typical offerings include practicing outdoor skills (fire building, cooking, or knot tying), making arts and crafts, singing songs, playing games, as well as stargazing, dancing, hiking and playing sports. Girls may also earn badges or complete some requirements for badges.

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Click the "Find a Camp Near You" tab below for all our volunteer-run day and twilight camp offerings or learn more about our council-run day camps.

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Keep reading to learn all about day and twilight camps in GSSJC.

Find a Camp Near You

Camps are listed in chronological order. You can also find listings in the March/April 2019 issue of The Golden Link.

See our council-run day camp offerings at Program Place for Girls at gssjc.org/summercamp.

Lone Star Twilight Camp

Hogwarts comes to twilight camp. Join us for a few days of Girl Scout wizarding while channeling your inner Harriet Potter. We will make potions, play Quidditch and enjoy some fun camp activities.

Where: Lake Jackson Service Center
When: May 30 - June 1; Thursday and Friday, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Deadline: May 6
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch and mug): $30 Girls
$25 Girl of Volunteer
$15 Program/Camp Aide
Director: Christina Hurd, lonestarstc@gmail.com
Registration: Christina Hurd, PO Box 746, Angleton, TX, 77516

Camp Happy

Five days of outdoor fun. Canoeing, archery, crafts, cookouts and more.

Where: Bay Area Park, Houston
When: June 3-7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Deadline: April 29
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch): $65 Girls
$35 Girl of Volunteer
$15 Boy of Volunteer and Peewee of Volunteer (no patch)
$35 Program/Camp Aide
$10 Late Fee
Director: Bethanie Miller, badccamphappy@gmail.com
Registration: All registration must be submitted online. Please look for the link for registration on Camp Happy’s Facebook group page: GS Camp Happy.

Northshore Twilight Camp

Where: Northshore Rotary Pavilion, Houston
When: June 3- 7, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Deadline: May 15
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch): $35 Girls
$25 Girl, Boy or Peewee of Volunteer or Program/Camp Aide
$15 Late Fee
Director: Debbie Gonzales
Registration: Andy Rodriguez, 1607 Pugh, Galena Park, TX, 77547

Golden Coast Twilight Camp

Join us for a twilight camp. We will hold a fill the bus service project and collect pencils and erasers on Monday, crayons and markers on Tuesday and paper on Wednesday.

Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Groves
When: June 17 - 19, 6 - 9 p.m.
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch and mug): $30 Girls
$55 Non-Girl Scouts
$15 Volunteers
$20 Girl of Volunteer
$20 Boys and Peewees of Volunteers
Registration: Lindsay McManus, lindsaymcman@gmail.com

Professor Proton Twilight Camp

Join Professor Proton at PPTC as we experiment with our theme “Girl Scouts Have Chemistry”! Explore the science theme with fun crafts, games and presentations. We will also be doing traditional camp activities including canoeing, paddle boating and archery. We can’t wait for you to have fun with us at our new location where we will have air conditioning! Adults – we also need you to help us complete our volunteer team.

Where: Smith Ranch, Katy
When: June 17 - 21, 6 - 9 p.m.
Deadline: April 1
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch and mug): $60 Girls
$50 Girl of Volunteer or Program/Camp Aide
$25 Late Fee
$15 Adults (work all five days and take training and this will be refunded. Pay separately from girls registration)
Director: Jennifer Banks, katydaisytroop@yahoo.com
Registration: Kathy Sutton, 2414 Marquette Trail, Katy, 77494. Email for information about using PayPal for payment. Our camp website is: https://sites.google.com/site/peckhamparktwilightcamp.

Silver Springs II Day Camp

Five days of outdoor fun, crafts and more. Space is limited so get your registration in early.

Where: Camp Silver Springs, Conroe
When: June 17 - 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Deadline: May 21
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch and mug): $40 Girls (non-Girl Scouts add $25)
$30 Girl or Boy (under 12) of Volunteer
$25 Peewee of Volunteer
$30 Program/Camp Aide
$10 Late Fee
Director: Tami Folk, tamifolk@gmail.com
Registration: Mail forms to: Tami Folk, 7127 Grant Dr., Magnolia, TX 77354

Camp Colony Creek

It’s “The Greatest Girl Scout Show”. Girls will enjoy workshops and activities which will inspire their dreams and increase their skills and confidence. Our campers will discover and appreciate their uniqueness while encouraging others to shine. Come have fun with us at “The Greatest Girl Scout Show” and make some new friends.

Where: Christ Church - Sugar Land
When: June 18 – 20
Deadline: May 11
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch): $50 Girls
$6/day Boy of Volunteer and Peewee of Volunteer
$15 Program/Camp Aide
$15 Late Fee
Director: BJ Bonner, gscampcolonycreek@gmail.com
Registration: Online registration is preferred at campcolonycreek.com. If needed, mail to: Camp Colony Creek 2019, 3522 Amphora Circle, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

Huntsville Day Camp

Fun, fun, fun...we'll participate in traditional Girl Scout activities like crafts, cooking and a service project. Girls will earn badges and patches (at the appropriate level) including the games badge, swim card, safe boating card and our own jump roping patch led by a Girl Scout working on her Gold Award.

Where: 2203 Ave M., Huntsville
When: July 8 - 12, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Deadline: May 29
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch): $40 Girls
$30 Girl, Boy or Peewee of Volunteer
$30 Program/Camp Aide
$25 Late Fee
Director: Mary Gedelian, gedelian@sbcglobal.net
Registration: Send all registration forms to Stephanie Pitts, 3973 SH30W, Huntsville, TX 77320

The Woodlands Twilight Camp

Where: Christ UMC, The Woodlands
When: July 8 - 12, 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Deadline: May 15
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch): $65 Girls
$50 Girl of Volunteer
$25 Program/Camp Aide
$10 Late Fee
Director: Regina Crain, twtwilightcamp@gmail.com
Registration: Send all registration forms to Penny Schawrtzkopf, 23 Gold Leaf Pl., The Woodlands, TX 77384. Our camp website is: https://sites.google.com/view/the-woodlands-twilight-camp

Jersey Village Twilight Camp

Discover nature, make friends, create crafts, play games, enjoy snowcones, build a float and participate in a parade on Friday night.

Where: Champion Forest Baptist Church - Jersey Village, Houston
When: July 15 – 19; 6:30–9 p.m.
Deadline: June 16
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch and Discover nature patch, group unit picture, Friday night dinner and mug): $45 Girls
$35 Girl of Volunteer
$45 Boy (under 12) of Volunteer and Peewee of Volunteer
$40 Program/Camp Aide
$10 Late Fee
Director: Judy Harris
Registration: Lynda Starbuck, 11211 Evensong, Cypress, TX 77429; jerseyvillagetwilightcamp@gmail.com. Email for information about using PayPal for payment.

Northampton Day Camp

Explore the world of movies. Girls will have a great time learning all about different movie genres plus there will be swimming, fishing, service projects and so much more.

Where: Northcrest Park, 6012 Root Road, Spring
When: July 22 - 26
Deadline: One-day registration April 14
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch and mug): $45 Girls
$30 Girl, Boy or Peewee of Volunteer
$35 Program/Camp Aide
Director: Jenna Knight
Registration: All registrations must be done in person April 14 at camp location. Registration for volunteers begins at 2 p.m. Registration for non-volunteers begins at 3 p.m.

Catholic Twilight Camp

Enjoy a three-night event that will feed your heart, soul and faith! Sing songs, play games and earn the My Promise My Faith pin.

Where: Sts. Simon and Jude, The Woodlands
When: July 30 – Aug. 1; 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Deadline: June 1
Cost (includes T-shirt, patch and mug): $45 Girls
$30 Program/Camp Aide
$15 Late Fee
Director: Myrna Frost
Registration: Sue Brito, suebrito@yahoo.com

About Campers

Day camps are designed for girls and young women ages 5-17 living in GSSJC. Participants must be registered Girl Scouts or pay the $25 Girl Scout membership fee when registering for camp. Girl Scout membership is open to all girls ages 5-17 and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and pay the annual membership fee. Day camp is open to all girls regardless of their religion, race or socio-economic factors.

Fees

Each day camp sets its own fees, which are mailed to the individual registrar for each camp. Generally the fee covers craft and program supplies, the day camp patch, site fees, as well as health, housekeeping and office supplies. There may be additional fees for a camp T-shirt, overnight camping, swimming and special projects or activities. Refunds are made only up to the final camp registration deadline or if the camp session is canceled. Non-registered Girl Scouts must pay the $25 Girl Scout membership fee when registering for camp.

No girl will be denied the opportunity to participate in day camp due to financial reasons. Financial assistance is available to cover the membership fee. To apply for financial assistance a parent or guardian should fill out and sign the Financial Assistance Request Section on the registration form. Financial assistance is confidential.

Refunds: Each day camp issues refunds, not the Council. Each camp determines the amount of refund issued based on the date the refund is requested.

What to Bring

Campers should wear cool, comfortable clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent. Shirts must have sleeves, and shoes must have an enclosed toe and be worn with ankle-high socks.

Bring these items marked with the camper’s name to camp daily:

  • something to drink and sack lunch
  • cup with handle
  • a rain coat or poncho

Camp is usually held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, each camp makes its own provisions and informs parents.

Registration Deadlines

It is very important that registration deadlines are met for the following reasons:

  • Supplies are purchased based on the number of registrations received by deadline.
  • Some camps require a minimum number of girls to register by the deadline or the camp may be canceled.
  • Some camps charge an additional fee for late registrations. 

If you cannot meet the deadline, call the registrar to see if an exception can be made.

Transportation

Parents are responsible for arranging transportation for their child to and from camp.

Girl, Peewee and Boy Units

Girl campers spend each day in small groups called units led by an adult unit leader. Within the units, girls have the opportunity to practice leadership skills and cooperation as they learn and play together.

Many camps offer a pre-school peewee unit for children of staff volunteers. The peewee units accept girls and boys through kindergarten. Most camps require peewees to be toilet-trained. Contact the director for details.

Boy units are for boys of staff who are 12 years or younger. 

Health and Safety Measures

Each day camp will have a first aid station staffed by a trained first aider. All medications must be in the original container, be clearly labeled with instructions and given to the first aider who will administer them. Camp personnel will administer no other medication of any kind to campers. Emergencies will be the only exception.

Girl Scout Activity Insurance is considered secondary coverage for girls attending day camp, and parents will be notified in case of illness or injury.