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Give your Girl Scout the Great Outdoors This Summer!

Camp Registration Deadlines are Coming up Fast!

Camp Scoutshire Woods Session 1 (June 12 - 17) Deadline: May 30

Camp Scoutshire Woods Session 2 (June 19 - 24) Deadline: June 6

Kamp Kiwanis Session 1 (June 26 - July 1) Deadline: June 13

Kamp Kiwanis Session 2 (July 5 - 9) Deadline: June 20

Sail Away Camp (July 9 - 16) Deadline: June 24

2016 Summer Camp GuideChoose Your Neverland Adventure!

Click here or on the image at left for our Summer Camp Guide (pdf file) of everything you need to know about Summer Camp 2016!

Every summer, we provide girls with the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, have fun and get outside! We offer day camps and resident camps (sleep-away) at our two larger properties (Camp Scoutshire Woods and Kamp Kiwanis).

This year's theme is Neverland Adventure, a fun thread that winds through our regular sessions -- from pixie dust and fairies to seeking treasure and evading Captain Hook!

With all our camp amenities: horseback riding, swimming, sailing, crafting, zip lining and more, there is something for every girl at summer camp!

Camp Scoutshire Woods

CSW brochureClick here for our 2016 Camp Scoutshire Woods Brochure

Session Dates for 2016: June 12-17; June 19-24

Camp Scoutshire is near Citronelle, AL. Its large lake with a sandy beach make it just right for swmming and canoeing. The property, forested with pine and magnolia, offers the perfect camp atmosphere for hiking, crafting, campfires, games and rest. Camp Scoutshire Woods also features its own horse stables, so girls can learn how to ride and care for horses, while still enjoying traditional camp activities.

Click here to check out photos from 2015 Resident Camps at Scoutshire Woods

Kamp Kiwanis

KK brochureClick here for our 2016 Kamp Kiwanis Brochure

Session Dates for 2016: June 26 - July 1; July 5-9

Kamp Kiwanis is located on 110 acres 45 minutes north of Montgomery, in Eclectic, AL. The camp sits on beautiful Lake Martin, which makes this wooded camp with awe-inspiring lakefront views the perfect spot for sailing, kayaking and even a ride on the banana boat.

With miles of trails, many along the waterfront, Kamp Kiwanis makes it fun for every girl to participate in her favorite camp activities. Our popular Sail Away Camp, where girls learn boating skills, takes place at Kamp Kiwanis.

Click here to check out photos from 2015 Resident Camps at at Kamp Kiwanis

Registration Process
Registration ProcessClick on the image at left or here for information on how to register.

All the necessary forms may be found in the right-hand column of this page.

New this year: Entrepreneurs may register beginning March 14. (Entrepreneurs are Girl Scouts who sold $125 in Fall Product or 50+ boxes of cookies this year.)

See you at Camp!



Camp FAQs for Girls -- We're So Glad You Asked!

How long are camp sessions?
Brownie Sampler Sessions are 3 days, 2 nights, so you can "try out"camp; regular sessions are 6 days, 5 nights. Leadership in Training Camps for older girls are longer (detailed in session description).

Can I come to camp if I'm not a Girl Scout?
Yes! Any girl who will be going into 2nd through 12th grade is welcome. Just include the additional $100 fee and a complete Girl Scout membership form.

What should I wear?
Girls should bring regular "play" clothes. For safety reasons, closed-toe shoes are required. Girl Scout uniforms are not required at summer camp. Horse-riding sessions also require long pants and boots with heels (not hiking boots). A complete list of needed camp items will be e-mailed to each camper's parents/guardian upon registration.

Can I stay with my friend?
Yes! If your friend is close to your age and is registered for the same program, you can be camp buddies. You will do all the activities together, and you can bunk together, too. Be sure to put your registration forms in the same envelope!

May I bring electronics to camp?
No! Cell phones, televisions, iPods, radios or game devices (anything with a screen) are NOT allowed at camp. Take a break and enjoy the outdoors for a week!

2016 Important Dates

Tentative Dates:

March 14: Camper applications accepted from girls who earned Entrepreneur status during the 2016 Cookie Program (sold 50 boxes).

March 21: Camper Applications accepted from all girls.

April 22: Applications from girls applying for a camp scholarship are due

Two weeks prior to desired Camp Session:
Camp fees are due in full; Health History and Health Exam form due


Typical Day at Camp

7:00 a.m. Rise and Shine
7:45 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Day Campers Arrive
9:10 - 11:40 a.m. Morning Activity Sessions
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Planned Program (Presenter)
2:00 p.m. Kapers*
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
5:45 p.m. Flag Lowering Ceremony
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Evening Sessions
8:00 p.m. Unit Time/Showers
10:00 p.m. Lights Out
* Kapers, or general housekeeping, are a part of every Girl Scout program.

Camp FAQs for Parents -- Things You'll Want to Know.

How will I know my child is being supervised appropriately?
Camp staff members are specially trained to focus on each camper's well-being and safety. Supervision not only includes making sure girls are wearing life jackets but also that they are changing their clothes every day, drinking water and applying sunscreen and that healthy relationships are growing in their cabin or tent. Girl Scouts place a high priority on safety and train staff in all aspects of camp life – from leading activities to cooking over a campfire. Our goal is to carefully prepare and plan for each camp experience with your daughter in mind. The majority of our counselors are college students who are former campers and have completed the Counselor in Training courses.

How will I communicate with my child while she is at camp?
Our goal is for each girl to build autonomy while at camp. We ask that all cell phones remain at home. In general, we work to promote independence and group cohesion in campers by discouraging telephone contact during camp session, but there are exceptions to this philosophy. Parents can write emails to the camp email address. The camp director will print them off and hand them to the camper. Campers also love "real" letters and care packages during their stay. In the event of an emergency, parents can call the emergency phone number listed in the Camper Information Packet.

What if my daughter does not know any other girls at camp?
Your daughter will make new friends at camp! Our camp staff are trained to lead games and activities that allow the girls to get to know each other. The staff will encourage girls to work together, listen to each other, and share their special personality with the whole group! With their counselor's guidance, your daughter will have a blast with her new friends!

Our camps are accredited!

Are your camps accredited by the American Camp Association?
Yes! We are very proud that we meet the high standards set forth by the ACA.


Camp Staff

Camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented and caring individuals. Staff are selected on the basis of skills, experience, ability to serve as role models and their genuine desire to work with girls in the outdoors. The majority of our counselors are teachers or college students. The staff know how to involve girls in the camp community, make leadership decisions and how to handle homesickness.

All staff members receive extensive on-site training that includes camp facilities, health and safelty, activity programming and positive camper and staff interaction. Programs and activities are supervised by qualified staff and are conducted according to professional standards.

The health and safety of each camper is a primary concern of all the camp staff. The camps are inspected by the county boards of health and operate in compliance with their standards, along with those outlined gy Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Camp Association.Each staff member is trained in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR. A qualified health manager is on duty at all times. The camp health managers work closely with the camps' on-call physicians and arrangements are made in advance with local emergency response personnel for complete emergency care.

Interested in joining our Camp Staff? Click here for more information.

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