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Resident Camp Registration is now OPEN!

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Take a look at all resident camp has to offer this summer in the 2020 Resident Camp Guide HERE!

Resident Camp

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 will have something for you!

Camp will teach you obvious skills like how to use a bow at an archery range, but it will also teach 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 G.I.R.L. of courage, confidence and character who makes the world a better place.

Registration for resident camp opens Monday December 2, 2019 and closes May 15, 2020. We are offering different discounts for early registrations, so register as soon as possible to take advantage of the savings!   

Camp Pennyroyal

We are excited to be offering resident camp opportunities at beautiful Camp Pennyroyal again this year for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors!

These three 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. Camp Pennyroyal provides campers a peaceful escape with its eight-acre lake, fern-laden trails, and some of the only freshwater jellyfish in the state. Don’t worry, they don’t sting! Whether you enjoy paddling in a canoe, stargazing at night on the dam, or singing songs with your fellow Girl Scouts around the campfire, Camp Pennyroyal will have something for you!

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 some kind of adventure for you! With regular unit opportunities lasting up to nine nights, if you can’t get enough of camp, we have you covered. That means you get more time to cross Kentucky Lake for an overnight adventure, to take an aqua fin around Girl Scout Bay with your new sailing skills, or to 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 Counselor in Training continuum. See tab below for details.

Living at Camp

Units at both camps have air-conditioned lodging for the majority of nights they stay at camp. There are exceptions for tent or open-air cabin overnight camping opportunities for campers staying four or more nights.

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 for available positions.

Counselor in Training and Junior Counselors

If you think you might be interested in working for camp someday, check out our Counselor-In-Training programs! Girls will learn the soft skills needed to lead and teach younger campers in CIT I, hone hard skills like sailing and lifeguarding 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 CIT continuum, girls will come away with skills applicable not only to their camp life, but leadership and communication skills that will be applicable to school and future career endeavors. Find the applications for those programs here: CIT I, CIT II, and Junior Counselor.