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For parents wondering what their daughter will do for fun this summer, Girl Scouts offers a variety of summer camps for various ages. Registration for day, resident and high adventure trips is under way. Girls do not initially have to be a Girl Scout to register for camp.
This year, traditional offerings of Resident Camp will be available, such as horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, ropes course and archery, in addition to several new offerings such as cooking and art.
Resident Camp will be held at Camp Timberlake (near Azle), Camp Kiwanis (near Amarillo) and Stevens Ranch (near Glenrose). Sessions start at $80 per camper for a weekend session and up to $800 for a multi-week camp for older girls ready to take on leadership roles.
High Adventure Trips, for girls 12 years and up, focus on girls getting out and exploring the wilderness. In June, the campers will brave the rapids, whitewater rafting in the Colorado mountains or head to the mountains of New Mexico to spend a week backpacking through the wilderness! Caving and Zip lining are on the schedule for July with scouts exploring the caves under the Guadalupe Mountains or heading to Austin to ride through the trees! Trips last six days and range in cost from $400 to $500.
“Girl Scouts believes it is important to offer a fun, family-friendly summer camp experience for every girl,” said Natalie Stephenson, Director of Outdoor Education for the local council, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. “The sessions are among the most affordable in the state.”
While girls do not have to be a Girl Scout to go to camp, they will be required to join Girl Scouts upon registering for camp. This will add $12 membership to the camp registration fee.
For details, or to register, go to www.gs-top.org/camp or call (800) 582-7272.
For more information on Girl Scout camp, or how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts, call 800-582-7272 or visit www.gs-top.org