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Resident Camp

Click below to check out the 2022 Summer Camp Guide.

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana believes that getting girls outdoors is important for their personal growth at any age. Camp is a place where you can feel strong and empowered by conquering challenges and caring for others. So, whether you’re a first-time camper or a seasoned expert seeking new adventures, we have something for you!

Camp will teach you outdoor skills like how to tie the right knot to hang a hammock from a tree, but it will also teach everyday life skills like making friends, trying new things, and cooperative problem solving. All in all, camp is a time to gain independence, learn to set goals and work to achieve them. You will learn to be a Girl Scout of courage, confidence, and character who makes the world a better place.

We offer discounts for early registrations, so register as soon as possible when camp registration opens to take advantage of the savings!    

Contact camp@gskentuckiana.org or Volunteer Care at 888-771-5170 with any questions.

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Camp Pennyroyal

We are excited to be offering resident camp opportunities at beautiful Camp Pennyroyal again this year!

These two and four-night stays are perfect for a girl who is new to the camp experience or a seasoned veteran who wants a more compact taste of everything camp has to offer. Located south of Owensboro, Camp Pennyroyal offers campers a peaceful escape with its eight-acre lake, hiking trails, and freshwater jellyfish (don’t worry, they don’t sting). Stargaze on the dam or enjoy a campfire at the lakefront amphitheater. Camp Pennyroyal has adventures waiting around every bend.

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp

Resident Camp at Bear Creek is back for our more seasoned camp veterans. If you are a Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador, we have an adventure waiting for you! If you can’t get enough of camp, we have you covered with regular unit opportunities lasting five or 11 nights. That means you get more time to cross Kentucky Lake for an overnight adventure, take an aqua fin around Girl Scout Bay as you learn new sailing skills, or learn new ways to cook outdoors.

For our Seniors and Ambassadors who dream of one day working at camp as a counselor, look into our Leadership Camp Programs. See tab below for details.

COVID

Go to our COVID Guidance page for the most current information on the Council’s guidance.

Camp Staff

Our friendly and caring staff have been trained to help you develop new skills, from tying a bowline knot to living with roommates for the first time. They are carefully selected based on their experience, ability to be strong role models, and their genuine desire to work and live by the Girl Scout Law. Some were even former Girl Scouts and campers at camp!

Interested in working at camp this summer? You must be at least 18 years old and have graduated high school. Check our Careers tab in January for available positions.

Leadership Camp Programs

If you think you might be interested in working for camp someday, check out our Leadership Camp Programs! Girls will learn skills needed to lead and teach younger campers in Counselor in Training I (CIT), hone skills like sailing in CIT II, and get a deeper look at what it takes to be a camp professional and run a resident camp as a Junior Counselor. At every level of the leadership continuum, girls will come away with skills applicable not only to their camp life, but leadership, communication, and job skills that will be applicable to school and future career endeavors.   

Junior Counselors: Following registration, junior counselors will be sent an interest application prior to session to help us create an individualized leadership plan for their JC session. Once the application is submitted the camp director will follow up with a phone call to and ensure junior counselors are prepared for their camp session.

Kentuckiana Credits

Kentuckiana Credits earned starting December 1, 2021 can be used for camp balances by emailing camp@gskentuckiana.org.

Transportation

Roundtrip transportation is available from Louisville or Beaver Dam to Bear Creek Aquatic Camp. Roundtrip cost is $100. Financial aid is available. If transportation is selected transportation payment must be made in full and is non-refundable. Transportation confirmation with specific pick-up time will be sent in an email once bus is confirmed. Bus transportation is subject to cancellation if we do not reach our required minimum number of riders. If bus is canceled for not reaching required minimum, all transportation payments will be refunded. When you register through CampDoc you will have the option to choose if you need transportation.

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Financial Assistance

Every girl should be able to make lasting memories at summer camp! Financial aid is available to ensure access to the same outdoor opportunities are available for all. In every instance the amount requested should reflect the true need of the family. Providing leadership opportunities through camp experiences is made possible by the Joyce Seymour Leadership Fund. To apply click here. Applications must be received by April 30, 2022.

Virtual Open House

Check out our virtual Resident Camp Open House

Dec 14, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Click here to register in advance for this meeting.

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