Registration for summer overnight and day camp is now open
SOUTHEAST, TEXAS (Jan. 11, 2018) – This summer send her somewhere safe, enriching and filled to the brim with opportunities – give her the chance to attend Girl Scout camp. According to a study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, More Than S’mores, girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers – qualities that will help girls both academically and socially in the future.
Registration to attend Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) summer camp is now open with dozens of sessions to choose from. Week-long sessions begin June 17 and end July 29 and are held at one of three Girl Scout camp locations: Camps Agnes Arnold and Misty Meadows located in Conroe, Texas and Camp Casa Mare located in Seabrook, Texas.
GSSJC is also offering six weeks of day camp sessions at Program Place for Girls located in the Greenway Plaza area of Houston beginning June 11 and ending July 27 – Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Girls who want to experience camp without spending the night can attend day camp sessions at Camp Casa Mare and Camp Agnes Arnold July 30 to August 3. Girl Scout day camp sessions are open to all girls entering grades 1-6, including girls who are not members of Girl Scouts.
Parents, campers and their families are invited to attend open house to view the camp facilities, including living accommodations and tour the camp March 4 at Camp Casa Mare from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at Camps Agnes Arnold and Misty Meadows on March 25 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Shadow Lake is the main attraction at Camp Agnes Arnold. The lake offers 35 acres of cool, refreshing fun for campers. Girls who attend sessions there will enjoy canoeing, swimming, nature and fishing and sleeping in unique accommodations, including platforms tents, tree houses or cabins.
Camp Casa Mare on Galveston Bay is a tropical paradise for ocean lovers and landlubbers alike. Girls can gain expertise in GSSJC’s Mariners Sailing Program or just learn basic sailing. Girls who enjoy land activities, can participate in fencing, sports and the arts.
If your girl enjoys horseback riding, then she would love visiting Camp Misty Meadows. The camp’s equestrian center includes four riding areas and a herd of 40 horses waiting to be ridden, loved, hugged and groomed by campers. Girls going into grades 2-12 can experience different levels of equestrian experiences. In addition, girls will enjoy swimming, archery, going on nature hikes and cooking outdoors with friends.
This year’s summer camp sessions include opportunities for girls in high school to earn Basic Sailing certification, become a camp counselor in training or train to be a canoe, sail or equestrian aide. Girls age 12 and older can opt to have a more adventurous camping experience visiting New Braunfels, climbing Enchanted Rock and tubing down Comal River. 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 a “campanion,” like mom or grandma or her entire family along (July 1-5 at Camp Misty Meadows).
Camp registration can be completed one of two ways: online or by submitting a registration form through the mail. Sessions start at $160. A $50 deposit per session is required for all registrations and balances can be paid in monthly installments. Camp scholarships or camperships are also available.
For more information about Girl Scout summer or day camps, visit gssjc.org/summercamp or gssjc.org/daycamp or call 713-292-0300.
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We’re 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, a United Way agency, is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 56,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information, call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.