Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), the third largest council in the US in girl membership kicks off the first week of summer resident camp June 14 with plenty of sessions still available.
Every girl – not just current members of Girl Scouts –in grades 1-12, can spend a week at one of GSSJC’s resident camps locations this summer – Camp Agnes Arnold, Camp Misty Meadows and Camp Casa Mare.
Sessions end July 31. Whether it’s horseback riding, canoeing, exploring sculpting or science, backpacking, trying her hand at archery or creating her own personal style, there is an activity to match every girl’s interest and sessions to pique her curiosity. Either way, she’ll come back home with new friends, new skills and a lifetime of great memories.
Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, More Than S’mores (2014), girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. This summer, give your girl the opportunity to build her skills, try new outdoor activities and develop a strong sense of self.
This year’s camp sessions include opportunities for girls to earn Basic Sailing certification or become a Counselor in Training. Older girls in grades 6-12 can opt to have a more adventurous camping experience hiking and sightseeing in the Texas Rocky Mountains or heading out to Burnet and New Braunfels for rock climbing and tubing. Sessions like Harriet Potter, The District Games, Survivor Scenarios and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents allow girls to dive into the world of their favorite television and movies or book series where they might learn mapping, outdoor survival, crime investigation or forensic science. Short and Sweet two-day sessions offer the first-time camper who might not be ready for a full camp session, a taste of camp life. There is something for every girl from every background, even those who’d like to take their favorite lady – mom, grandma or an aunt or camp with their family.
Those interested in sending their girl to camp can register one of two ways: online or by submitting a registration form through the mail. Sessions range from $150 to $575 depending on activity sessions. Camp placement is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. GSSJC encourages campers to register as a Girl Scout before going to camp. The fee is only $15.
For more information about Girl Scout Resident Camp, visit www.gssjc.org/residentcamp or call 713-292-0300.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 61,000 girls served and nearly 18,000 adult members in 26 southeast Texas counties. GSSJC is a United Way affiliate agency.