Seasonal Camp Units: Platform tents, cabins, and primitive
units are available for overnight rental, subject to the usual
seasonal restrictions. (All units which depend on above-ground water
sources are closed for camping October 31 through April 15 each year).
Older girl troops who believe they are prepared for winter camping in
pitched tents and are willing to haul water to their site for
drinking, cooking, washing, and fire safety may contact Anne
Littlebird to receive special permission to use a site appropriate
for pitched tents.
Platform tents and screened cabins: Campers must sleep foot to
foot in platform tents and cabins with no more than four people. At
least two ends of the platform tent must be rolled open to ensure
proper ventilation. Campers must sleep at opposite ends of the tent.
Pitched tents: Go by the manufacturer’s capacity. If below six
people, sleep only one per tent. If six people or above, sleep two
people per tent.
Winterized and Semi-winterized Buildings: Overnight sleeping in
camp buildings is allowed, usually at 75% capacity to ensure adequate
space between sleepers. Explicit permission is required from
parents/caregivers/guardians for a girl to sleep in a building
overnight with others during the winter months when leaving windows
open is not an option. Campers should sleep foot to foot at least six
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is recommended for
overnights. For testing information in Kentucky click here and Indiana click here. At home test kits can be purchased from
pharmacies such as Walgreens. This is a recommendation not a requirement.
The following building locations are available for overnight
camping in the winter:
Barren Ridge: Margaret Ely lodge
Bear Creek: Honeybee Lodge and Penguin Palace
Pennyroyal: Happening House, Helen’s Haven, and The Loft
Shantituck: Cardinal Lodge, Cedar Bluff, Denham House, Pine Lair,
and Sinawik Cabin
Stem: Kornhauser Lodge, Honeysuckle Lodge, and May Kendall
Whippoorwill: Goldfinch Shelter and Wren House
To make a reservation:
- Click the "Overnight Use" tab.
- This brings
you to a drop-down menu that will allow you to select which unit you
would like to reserve.
Troop leaders are required to have taken Camp In training to sleep
in buildings and Camp Out training to sleep in screened seasonal
cabins and any type of tent.
Troops have the option to ask attendees to complete a Health Attestation Form.
Bear Creek Aquatic Camp
Camp Barren Ridge
Houchens Program Center