Day Camps & Camporees
So your daughter wants to make new friends, play outdoors, and learn cool new things, but you’re not sure if she’s ready for a sleep-away camping experience? A day camp or camporee is the place for her! Individual areas throughout Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana host these programs, and they are all run by volunteers. If a camp is happening near you, the director will send you a brochure describing its dates and programs. If you haven’t received a brochure yet, contact your local program & learning center. They can tell you when and where one is being planned for your area.
Day Camps & Camporees in Your Area (Volunteer-Led)
Volunteer at Camp
Now is your chance to get involved in planning and running day camps for this troop year and next summer! Day camp directors and volunteers are greatly needed right now! By volunteering your time, enthusiasm and skills, you can make it possible for girls to experience the joys of the outdoors and try new activities, like photography, painting, and science experiments. In the past, most council day camps have been held in the summer with a focus on camp activities—but a day camp need not be traditional. There are opportunities to hold additional twilight or weekend day camps with a focus on different activities. To get involved as a day camp director, planner, or helper, please call your Council Camp Liaisons, Janis Kidd at (502) 636-0900 ext. 21800 or 502-716-7228.
We are also eager to hear ideas for possible new day camps.
Council Day Camps at Camp Pennyroyal & Bear Creek Aquatic Camp
Day Camps will be offered through our Council Summer Camps at Camp Pennyroyal and Bear Creek Aquatic Camp for girls in the Owensboro and Paducah areas. Laughs at the Lake at Camp Pennyroyal and Fun in the Sun at Bear Creek Aqautic Camp will be June 17th - June 21st. An optional overnight will be available on Wednesday night. For more information about these Day Camps as well as other Special Sessions please see the Summer Resident Camp page. All sessions are listed in the 2013 Council Summer Resident Camps brochure.
About Day Camps & Camporees
What is a day camp or camporee?
Day camps and camporees are programs organized and operated by volunteers in specific geographic areas of the council under the guidance of the council camp liaisons. They each offer excellent Girl Scout program in a safe setting with opportunities for learning and growth, as well as fun!
What girls can attend a day camp or camporee?
Day camps and camporees are for girls who have, at a minimum, completed kindergarten.
How long is day camp?
Day camps may last for three to five days for four or more hours per day. Hours of operation vary by location. Typically, a day camp is an outdoor program where the girls participate during the day and go home at the end of each day.
Do girls stay all night at day camp?
Not usually. Day camps are designed to offer activities during the day. However, day camps may choose to offer one optional overnight. This is a decision made by the camp planning committee.
How long is camporee?
Camporees may last for two to three days with girls staying for one to two nights. The length is a decision made by the camp planning committee.
Why Camping is Awesome!
Have you ever been camping? There's a transformation that happens when you travel outside of your everyday walls. Your view of the world opens up. We’re not just talking about your physical view—though there's something intoxicating about gently rolling hills, the intricate lacing of tree branches, and a carpet of grass and wildflowers. What we’re talking about is your view of yourself in relation to the world you live in. Suddenly, you have no walls around you. You stop worrying about how you look, and are instead enchanted by the mysteries that surround you. You go on an uphill hike and you take it step by step, enthralled by the lush life around you, never once worrying if you have what it takes to make it to the top. You gather wood for a campfire and learn about your own resourcefulness. Later that night, when you're toasting marshmallows for s'mores and staring up into the wide, brilliant expanse of stars above you, you'll begin to feel the power of your own unlimited possibilities. So go ahead! Start discovering the world around you!
Summer Resident Camp
In addition to day camps and summer camporees, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana offers summer resident camp opportunities each year at Bear Creek Aquatic Camp and Camp Pennyroyal. These are overnight camping experiences with various themes. Sessions generally last between 4 to 12 days. Visit the Summer Camp page for more information.
Kentuckiana has seven wonderful and well-maintained camp properties. Be sure to visit the Camp Properties Page for more information.