Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills,
and develop an appreciation for nature. Whether they go for a day,
week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow,
explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults.
For clarification of Council’s facilities, camping practices to
include etiquette, safety, and progression, please refer to the Trail
Nestled in a secret canyon approximately five miles northwest of
Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle you will find Girl Scout Camp Kiwanis.
The 381 acre Camp Kiwanis (originally named Camp Amaryllis) was
purchased by Amarillo Council in 1928. Facilities include a dining
hall, swimming pool, stone and wooden cabins and hot showers. All
cabins are air-conditioned.
Records of this awesome property date back to 1842. The historic
farm house was built around 1936. A large oak on the west side of the
farm house is over 300 years old. The camp specializes in horseback
riding, archery, swimming, crafts, and more. Girls will stay in
cabins, platform tents, bunkhouses or two person tent units. Girls eat
most of their meals in the dining hall, which has soaring ceilings and
award-winning camp architecture.
Just off the Caprock, east of Crosbyton, Texas, Camp Rio Blanco was
established in 1959 and covers 118 acres. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets
over the canyon and gorgeous wildflowers along the nature hikes as you
explore camp Rio Blanco. Hiking, crafts, archery, drama, puppetry and
nature studies are just a few of the program activities campers have
to choose from.
This gem in Sweetwater is well-loved by Girl Scout locals. The
central location of CBO makes is a perfect destination for troops
wanting to explore new council campsites. CBO is open annually to
provide troop, special event and outdoor education programs for
girls. The camp is a much beloved spot on the west Texas horizon where
people can be immersed in nature away from the distractions of
everyday life. Recently, several units and cabins have been upgraded
through a matching grant from Nolan County Foundation and a group of
dedicated volunteer workers. The camp includes modern bathhouses with
showers and hot water, and a large dining facility.
High Adventure Trips
Ever feel like venturing out and doing something extreme? Something
like white water rafting, caving or backpacking? Join us on one of our
High Adventure Trips!
Camps are usually four hours a day for 4 – 5 days with the majority
of the time spent outdoors perfect for younger girls who are not ready
to stay away from home at night. Girls may learn about sustaining the
environment, campfire cooking skills, learning new games or sports,
outdoor survival skills, tie-dye art or earning some of the newest badges.
Troop camping is a great Girl Scout tradition. Take your girls on an
adventure that they will remember for the rest of their lives. We have
excellent properties for you to explore. Experience the great outdoors
and discover a part of nature that you might never have seen before.
Before going into an unknown situation, girls should feel
comfortable staying away from home one or two nights (try a sleepover
first). The adults helping girls to plan their camping trip must have:
special training provided by the Girl Scout council
needs to be a registered member of Girl Scouts
must also be an adult who has first-aid training