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

Volunteer-Run Day/Twilight Camps

Summer day and twilight camps are a fantastic way for girls to enjoy a variety of activities, and then come home every day to tell you all about it. Day camps usually start around 9 a.m., and twilight camps usually start around 6:30 p.m. – but check your camp for exact details. Each camp is run by a dedicated team of local volunteers, and each camp offers unique programs so they are all a bit different. Typical activities include outdoor skills such as outdoor cooking, archery, arts and crafts, sports, games and earning 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. Camp information is updated as it is received.

Bay Area: Camp Happy

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

Where: Bay Area Park, 7500 Bay Area Blvd., Houston
When: June 1 - 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Deadline: April 30
Capacity: 150
Director: Bethanie Miller
Price: Includes T-shirt and patch for all except Peewee
$75 Girls
$50 Girl of Volunteer
$50 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$50 Boy of Volunteer
$25 Peewee of Volunteer, only includes T-shirt
Registration: Online
Note: More details in Camp Happy’s Facebook Group. If any items are missing from registration, camper will be immediately placed on the waiting list.

Northshore Twilight Camp

Join us for five days of songs, games, crafts and more.

Where: North Shore Rotary Pavilion, Houston
When: June 1 – 5, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Deadline: May 15
Capacity: 100
Director: Debbie Gonzalez
Price: Includes T-shirt, patch and cup for all
$35 Girls
$25 Girl of Volunteer
$25 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$20 Late Fee
Registration: Mail forms to Northshore Twilight Camp, 1607 Pugh, Galena Park, TX 77547.

Lone Star: Hawaiian Hulabaloo

Aloha! Join us for three fun-filled days of Hawaiian exploration. Learn about hula dancing, traditional island food, native dress and island culture. Also enjoy traditional camp activities.

Where: Lake Jackson Resource Center
When: June 4 – 6; Thurs. - Fri., 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Deadline: May 4
Capacity: 125
Director: Christina Hurd
Price: Includes T-shirt and patch for all
$30 Girls
$25 Girl of Volunteer
$15 Program Aide/Camp Aide
Registration: Sign-up day on Saturday, May 2 from 10 –  11 a.m. at Lake Jackson Resource Center or mail registration to PO Box 746, Angleton, TX 77516.

Silver Springs Day Camp

Enjoy a week filled with swimming, archery, crafts and much more. Space is limited, so get your registration in early.

Where: Camp Silver Springs, Conroe
When: June 15 – 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Deadline: May 15
Capacity: 125
Director: Tami Folk
Price: Includes T-shirt, patch and cup for all
$50 Girls
$40 Girl of Volunteer
$40 Boy of Volunteer
$35 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$35 Peewee of Volunteer
$10 Late Fee (after May 15)
Registration: Mail forms to Tami Folk, 7127 Grant Dr., Magnolia, TX 77354.

The Woodlands Twilight Camp

Explore the mystical, magical and adventurous favorite Disney movie themes.

Where: Christ Church United Methodist, The Woodlands
When: June 15 – 19, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Deadline: June 1
Capacity: 150
Director: Regina Crane
Price: Includes T-shirt, patch and cup for all
$65 Girls
$50 Girl of Volunteer
$25 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$10 Late Fee
Registration: Online or mail forms to Penny Schwartzkopf, 23 Gold Leaf Pl., The Woodlands, TX 77384.

PPTC - Katy: Past to Present Twilight Camp

Reminisce about the fun Girl Scouts have had throughout the decades with activities, games and crafts. Also enjoy canoeing, paddle boats and archery.

Where: Smith Ranch, Katy
When: June 15 – 19, 6 – 9 p.m.
Deadline: April 15
Capacity: 163
Director: Jennifer Banks
Price: Includes T-shirt, patch and cup
$60 Girls
$50 Girl of Volunteer
$50 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$25 Late Fee
Registration: Online

Whispering Pines Day Camp 

Girls will learn ways to identify wildlife in the piney woods.

Where: Camp Whispering Pines, Garrison
When: June 18 – 20; Thurs.-Fri., 6 - 8:30 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. – noon
Deadline: May 22
Capacity: 50
Director: Sally Allen
Price: Includes T-shirt and patch for all
$30 Girls
$25 Girl of Volunteer
$20 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$15 Late Fee
Registration: Mail to Sally Allen, 1719 Cherrybrook, Nacogdoches, TX 75965.

Camp Colony Creek 2020: Girl Wonder

Discover what makes you unique (your special powers!) and be inspired to make a difference in today’s world as well as in your future. Select workshops as part of the registration process and participate in activities that highlight real girl and women 'wonders' – and envision how you can be a Girl Wonder in the future. Have fun, make new friends and explore how Girl Scouts can do wonders in the future.

Where: Christ Church Sugar Land
When: June 23 – 25, 3 – 8 p.m.
Deadline: May 23
Capacity: 300
Director: BJ Bonner
Price: Includes T-shirt and patch for girls
$50 Girls/Girls of Volunteers
$6/day Peewee/Boy of Volunteer
$15 Late Fee (No registrations accepted after June 6)
Registration: Online

Huntsville Day Camp: Back to the Basics

Go back to the basics of Girl Scouting with outdoor cooking, learning traditional Girl Scout ceremonies, turning knots into crafts (and more), playing games and singing Girl Scout songs. We’ll end each day with swimming. Girls will earn the Girl Scout Ways badge at each level and also participate in a service project.

Where: Girl Scout House, Huntsville
When: June 29 – July 2; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Deadline: April 30
Capacity: 50
Director: Mary Gedelian
Price: Includes T-Shirt and patch for all 
$40 Girls
$32 Girl/Boy of Volunteer
$32 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$32 Peewee of Volunteer
$20 Late Fee (No registrations accepted after May 22)
Registration: Send registration and paperwork to Stephanie Pitts, 3973 SH30 W, Huntsville, TX 77320.

Northampton Day Camp

Each day girls will explore a different environment and the amazing animals that live there. Girls also will swim daily and experience other great camp activities.

Where: Northcrest Park, Spring
When: July 13 – 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Deadline: April 19
Capacity: 200
Director: Jenna Knight
Price: Includes T-shirt, patch and cup
$45 Girls
$35 Girl of Volunteer
$45 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$35 Boy/Peewee of Volunteer
Registration: One day only in-person registration at Northcrest Park on April 19. Registration starts at 2 p.m. for volunteers, and 3 p.m. for non-volunteers. Contact northhamptondaycamp@gmail.com for questions.

Jersey Village: Girl Scouts Explore the World Centers

Make new friends, crafts and play games. We will have snocones every day, build a float and have a parade on Friday night, all while discovering the Girl Scout World Centers.

Where: Champion Forest Baptist Church, Jersey Village
When: July 13 – 17; 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Deadline: June 21
Capacity: 150
Director: Judy Harris
Price: Includes T-shirt, patch and cup for all
$45 Girls
$35 Girl of Volunteer
$40 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$45 Boy/Peewee of Volunteer
Registration: Mail forms and payment to Twilight Camp, c/o Lynda Starbuck, 11211 Evensong Lane, Cypress, TX 77429.

Richmond Twilight Camp: Indiana Jones Meets June Cleaver

Explore the lost arts of sewing, baking, having a conversation, writing letters and more. Plus, no Girl Scout camp is complete without adventure! Girls will have the opportunity for hiking and archery with a few more surprises throughout the week. Badge work will also be included.

Where: Long Acres Ranch, Richmond
When: July 21 – 24, 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Deadline: June 1
Capacity: 125
Director: Callie Day
Price: Includes T-shirt, patch and cup
$65 Girls
$25 Program Aide/Camp Aide
$65 Girls of Volunteers (reimbursable)
$10 Late Fee (No registrations accepted after July 1)
Registration: Mail forms and payment to Lone Star Treasures, 20407 Hidden Point Ln., Richmond, TX 77407. Email forms to LSTcampGS@gmail.com, and pay via Venmo at Lonestar-Treasures - make a note that the payment is for camp and your camper's name.

Livingston Twilight Camp: Peace, Love and Girl Scouts

Join us for a twilight camp full of crafts, games and more all centered around the fun of wizarding school.

Where: Livingston First United Methodist Church
When: July 27 - 30
Capacity: 50
Director: Erin Salazar

Golden Coast Twilight Camp: The Wizarding World of Girl Scouts

Join us for a twilight camp full of crafts, games and more all centered around the fun of wizarding school.

Where: Beaumont area
When: July (exact dates TBD), 6 – 9 p.m.
Capacity: 50
Director: Kelsey Herych

About Campers

Girls ages 5-17, including rising kindergartners, who are registered Girl Scouts, are welcome to attend. New members may join Girl Scouts at a discounted rate beginning April 1, 2020 if they complete their 2020-2021 membership at the same time. Join now.

Fees and Refunds

Fees: Each camp sets its own fees, which are sent to the individual volunteer registrar at each camp. Generally, the fee covers craft supplies, program supplies, site rental, a patch, health supplies and office supplies. There may be an additional charge for a camp T-shirt, swimming, special projects or other activities. Non-registered girls must pay the Girl Scout membership fee before or during registration. Financial assistance is available to cover the membership fee.

Refunds: Each camp issues its own refunds – not the council. Camps determine the amount of the refund, if any, based on the date the refund is requested. In general, no refunds are made after the registration deadline unless the camp is canceled.

What to Bring

Campers should wear cool, comfortable clothing and sturdy closed-toe shoes. For outdoor camps, they should also wear ankle-length socks, sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring these items marked with the camper’s name to camp daily:

  • Something to drink
  • Cup with handle
  • Sack lunch (if applicable)
  • Raincoat or poncho (if outdoors). Camp is usually held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, each camp makes its own provisions and informs parents accordingly.
Registration Deadlines

Please pay close attention to the registration deadlines. These are important because supplies are purchased based on the number of registrations received by the deadline. Some camps may also have a minimum number of girls that must be registered by the deadline, or the camp will be canceled. There may be an additional fee for late registrations. Please contact the registrar of your camp for questions about registration.

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 pre-kindergarten. Most camps require children to be toilet-trained; contact the registrar for details.

Boy units are for boys of camp volunteers.

Health and Safety Measures

Each camp will have a first aid station managed by a trained first aider. All medications must be turned in to the first aider in the original container, clearly labeled with the camper’s name and instructions. Camp personnel will administer no other medication to campers. Campers may keep emergency epi-pens and asthma inhalers with them in a bag or fanny pack, or they may be held by the unit leader if the child is younger.

Girl Scout activity insurance is considered secondary insurance and parents will be notified in case of illness or injury.