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Resident Camp

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana knows the importance of resident camp to help every Girl Scout who attends find independence, try new things, and become a leader in her community. At resident camp she doesn't just pick up the technical skills of paddling a canoe, but she learns the teamwork it takes to get the canoe where she needs it to go. She doesn't just learn how to shoot an arrow, but she learns the tenacity it takes to get a bull’s eye after many attempts. She doesn't just learn the songs we sing at campfire, but she feels a sense of belonging and community with her sister Girl Scouts.  

That is why we have been closely following trends in public health, conferring with local authorities and listening to our resident camp parents. After much deliberation, and with the safety of our campers and staff in mind, we have made the difficult decision to not hold resident camp this summer. 

We will not let the camp magic flicker, though. We have been exploring alternative opportunities for our Girl Scouts, so please be looking for these opportunities in the near future.

We have also made a special video message for our resident camp Girl Scouts featuring our Camp Director, Tick Tock, and Waterfront Director, Nugget, to say we will see them in 2021.

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.