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Summer Camp

Registration now open!

Are you getting excited about 2023 summer camp? We are, too! Summer will here before you know it, so make sure you resgister early to reserve your spot for a slew of fun and adventure! 

In 2023, we’ll offer a mix of camp sessions throughout the summer, including traditional day camp, overnight camp, and something new —  summer troop camping!

  • Get ready for awesome new and returning sessions at Misty Meadows Ranch, Casa Mare, and Camp Agnes Arnold! The horses, sailboats, and lake are waiting for you!
  • Need a place to spend the day making  friends and exploring lots of fun things? Join us for full-day, weeklong day camp sessions at Katy Mills Day Camp!
  • Ready for a full-week or half-week adventure with your troop? Sign up for summer troop camping at Casa Mare — you can even add sailing!

GSSJC has worked diligently to plan a captivating schedule for summertime fun in 2023. Come join us!

 

 

What's New

New: We've something new for 2023 camp — summer camp for troops!

Updated Sessions: Several new sessions have been added in 2023, but don’t worry—we also updated and brought back all the favorites!  Whether you are interested in adventure, crafts, horses, sailing, swimming, music, science, cooking, or climbing. There's something for everyone!

Activity Themes: All camp activity themes will be posted in the Parent Guide. Please be sure to read the guidelines and pack accordingly.

Camper Mail: Campers love mail! We recommend traditional, hand-written mail or packages (with no food!). Mail may be pre-written and dropped off with your camper at check-in or mailed in advance of your camper’s session. Details are available in the Parent Guide.

COVID-19 Protocols

Our No. 1 priority is health and safety.  All our summer camps meet the standards that are set by the state of Texas, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the American Camp Association. Pre-screening, testing, masking and physical distance protocols will be adapted based on the current status at the time of summer camp sessions. Protocols for summer camp sessions will be communicated in a timely manner and at least two weeks in advance of the session.

Please see our COVID-19 page for full protocols.

 

Ways to Register

Registration Tips 

  • Register early to have the best chance of getting your first choice. Be sure to have a second and third choice option ready in case your first-choice session is full.
  • Online registration is encouraged, and all camper health forms must be completed in UltraCamp online.
  • Please sign up for only one camp program per session. 
S'more You Know Webinars and Camp Tours

S'more You Know Webinars
Whether you're a first-time or returning camper, you may have questions about summer camp. Join us for our S'more About Camp webinars as we discuss all things summer camp. Each webinar will focus on one subject regarding camp, and it’s important to keep returning for more information.

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Camp Tours
Camp tours are available as an in-person opportunity for those unfamiliar with our properties to “pop into camp.” Casa Mare tour is on March 27 from noon – 4 p.m. and Misty Meadows Ranch and Camp Agnes Arnold tours are April 3 from noon - 4 p.m.

Casa Mare: Register

Arnold: Register

Misty: Register

 

Why Camp Matters

At Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council camps, we give girls a chance to discover more about who they are and what they can become. Each child is a unique individual and we believe that summer camp is beneficial for all girls.

Our friendly and caring staff will help guide your camper through our progression programs. Our camps are designed with every girls’ interest in mind. We encourage girls to take healthy risks and experience new things as they build essential life skills, such as:

  • Interpersonal and social skills
  • Conflict resolution and collaborative teamwork
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Sense of confidence and independence

Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! Joining Girl Scouts is easy, and you can just go to camp—no troop required!

Overnight camping and day camp: Whether she is a first-time camper or an experienced adventurer, an outdoor enthusiast or a creative artist, your camper will find her perfect program at one of our overnight camps or at one of our many day camps. Overnight sessions at Camp Agnes Arnold, Casa Mare, and Misty Meadows Ranch range from 3-13 days. Day camp sessions are at Program Place for Girls.

Payments and Deposits

Registration fees include the camp session activities, a camp T-shirt, a summer camp patch (both given to the camper at camp on the last day of the session) and a $10 trading post allowance (overnight campers only).  

A $50 deposit per camper, per session is required for all registrations. Automated payment plans and incremental payments are accessible in UltraCamp. Payment in full for each session is due four (4) weeks prior to the start of the session. 

Camp pack fees and the deposit will be due upon initial registration. After the due date, GSSJC reserves the right to cancel an unpaid camper from the session. Deposits are non-refundable.

Camp CEOs, we appreciate all you’ve done through Product Sales. Look for an email about a special discount just for you.

Refund Policy and Registration Insurance

If you cancel in writing more than four weeks before the start date of the camp session, a full refund of all camp fees paid, minus the $50 non-refundable deposit, will be made. The $50 deposit and any other payments made on the canceled session may be transferred to another 2023 council camp session until four weeks before the start of the canceled session.  Changes and cancellations made less than four weeks before the camp session’s start date are non-refundable and non-transferrable, including changes made due to a camper’s inability to meet a stated prerequisite skill. 

Health Information

All overnight campers must have a physical done by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner within 12 months of their camp session. This does not apply for day-only camp. 

All day and overnight campers must fill out the online health forms via UltraCamp. Families may log on after registration and begin completing their forms as soon as registration is complete. To return to the health forms for completion, visit the Summer Camp Online Community. 

 

Financial Assistance (Camperships)

All GSSJC girl members may apply for financial assistance to attend summer resident and day camp. Applicants are required to pay the $50 deposit when applying for a campership unless applying for a full campership. Camperships cover the cost of the camp session only and do not include camp packs. 

Camperships are need-based awards limited to one resident camp session or two day-camp sessions per girl, per summer. A 2022-2023 GSUSA membership and participation in one or both product programs for the current membership year is required.

Requests for camperships are due by April 15. Requests received after that date will be reviewed only if funds are available. A committee of volunteers will review your completed application, and you will receive a notification from the committee with the approval amount or non-approval via letter. Data may be used for grant reporting with any personal information omitted. 

Awards are based on multiple criteria and may not be awarded right away. Processing campership requests can take several weeks. 

How to apply for campership:

1. Register for summer resident camp or day camp

  • Online registrants must pay the $50 deposit.
  • Full campership requests must turn in a 2023 summer camp registration form with the completed Campership application.

2. Complete the Campership application. All information must be completed, and the parent/guardian must sign the form before applications will be reviewed. 

Work at Camp!

Have fun while you make money this summer! We are looking for many positions at all camps. Go to the career page for details. 

Junior Counselors
Girl Scouts ages 16+ who have completed CIT or equivalent training may apply to work at camp as junior counselors, helping lead activities for younger girls.  Positions available for junior counselors include riding staff, sailing staff, waterfront staff, and photographers.  Go to the career page for details. 

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Not a Girl Scout, yet? Join today!

Whether she’s a first-time camper or an experienced adventurer, an outdoor enthusiast or a creative artist, your girl will find her perfect program at one of our resident or day camps. Membership with Girl Scouts of the USA is required to register for all Girl Scout camps. Join today and take advantage of all of the other Girl Scout programs and activities available!