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2019 Summer Camp Guide

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. 

Blaze Your Own Trail This Summer!

Ready to plan your perfect summer camp adventure? Our awesome 2019 summer camp guide will hit mailboxes the end of February. Get a sneak peek below! 

Camp Registration opens March 30!

 

Explore Our Camps

We have a variety of facilities throughout the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles for you to choose from! Create your own unique camping experience, whether it be troop camping, resident camp, or high adventure.

For clarification of Council’s facilities, camping practices to include etiquette, safety, and progression, please refer to the Trail Guide.

Camp Kiwanis
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Camp Kiwanis

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.

Stevens Ranch
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Stevens Ranch

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.

Camp Rio Blanco
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Camp Rio Blanco

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.

Camp Boothe Oaks
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Camp Boothe Oaks

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
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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! 

Troop Camping
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Troop Camping

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
  • there must also be an adult who has first-aid training
See our Troop Camping Calendars for camp availability and to reserve a spot!


Summer Camp Information

Registration FAQ

Why is there a $50 nonrefundable deposit?
This is the camp processing fee that holds the session you selected. It is included in the camp fee.

I’m not a Girl Scout. Can I register for camp?
Yes! Just purchase your $25 membership at least one day before signing up for camp. Then set up your online account and register for camp.

What if I don’t know how many cookies my daughter sold or if we are combining sisters’ Cookie Bucks?
When selecting your session, choose “Use My Cookie Bucks,” register, and pay the $50 deposit. We will apply the Cookie Bucks after you have registered. If you have enough for the full amount, the $50 will be returned.

If you would like a sister-to-sister transfer of packages, select the sister Cookie Buck transfer during online registration. The "$" value will not show when you check out. This amount will be applied after you are registered. You will be sent an invoice reflecting the amount applied and the balance.

Can I register for camp with my friend?
A girl may list one buddy name during the registration process. Both girls will need to list each other as a buddy. The buddy must attend the same session on the same dates and be in the same grade as specified on the session listing.

I still have questions about online registration. Whom should I contact?
Please contact Customer Care at 800-582-7272 or customercare@gs-top.org. Customer Care is open M–Th 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and F 8–11:30 a.m.

Camp Forms

All camp forms are handled through CampDoc.com. After you register for camp you will receive an email invitation from CampDoc.com with log in information. If you have not received your CampDoc.com invitation within two weeks, please contact our help desk at customercare@gs-top.org or 800-582-7272.

Campers who attend a four day or longer session are required to have all camper forms completed PLUS a physical examination (also available on CampDoc.com) completed  and signed by a physician or nurse practitioner after August 1, 2018. 

Campers without completed forms will not be allowed to stay and will not receive a refund. Paperwork must be completed two weeks prior to opening date of selected session.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the start of a session to receive a refund of all but $50 ($100 High Adventures) of the nonrefundable deposit. If a session was paid fully with Cookie Bucks, 250 packages will be withheld. If the cancellation is made within 13 days of the session, no refund will be issued. You must contact customercare@gs-top.org or 1-800-582-7272 to cancel. 

If you cancel for medical reasons within 7 days of the first day of the camp session, a full refund (minus the deposit) will be made (for medical reasons only). A written request for a refund, accompanied by a doctor's statement, must be received within 15 days of the cancellation to receive a full refund minus the deposit. If Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains cancels a session, then you will receive a full refund. No refunds are given if a camper is sent home for possession of weapons, tobacco products, or illegal drugs.

Parent Handbook

It’s common for parents to have questions about what their daughter’s life will be like while she’s with us at camp. Our Parent Handbook includes information about health, safety, packing lists, and common concerns. Please reach out to us with any additional questions you have—our expert staff are here to support your girl and help her grow!

View the Parent Handbook.
Camp Maps

For girl protection, maps to camp are not made public. These maps are included in your confirmation email or by request.  

Request a camp map.
Accreditation
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All of our council-run camps are accredited by the America Camp Association (ACA) indicating safe, high-quality programs that meet industry and government standards.