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Camp Properties & Reservations

All camp properties are open for free day and overnight use by troops and for overnight use for households. More information can be found about COVID-19 precautions and outdoor programming here.

Troop Activity Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps

Troop Activity Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps

Reservations can be made in Double Knot in one-hour blocks with a maximum of eight consecutive hours on the same day. Scroll down to select a camp. Then under category choose Day Use Summer 2020 to pick your homebase where your troop will have specific use for your time at camp.

Day use guidelines include:

  • Adult to girl ratios must be met.
  • Troops must have a registered leader who has completed Camp in A. Camp in A can be completed online here.
  • If you intend to start a fire, you will need to have completed Camp in B training.
  • Buildings will not be available for use.
  • We ask that troops arrive together and not interact with other troops
  • All safety guidelines as listed under COVID Guidance should be followed.

Registration for:

Camp Shantituck

Camp Stem

Camp Pennyroyal

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp

Camp Barren Ridge

Camp Whippoorwill

Houchens Program Center

Household Overnight Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps

Household Overnight Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps

Households will use the tent and cabin units on each site or may bring their own tent as their home bases for their overnight. Scroll down to select a camp. Then under category choose Household Overnights Summer 2020.

Household overnights will continue at least through December 31. Camp Out Training or completion of the Camp Properties Best Practices booklet and agreement are required to bring your family for an overnight.

Each location has but is not limited to:

  • A latrine or assigned bathroom

  • Fire circle or grill

  • Cover of some kind (porch or shelter)

  • Existing tent units may be used for sleeping. All other locations will require households to bring their own tent.

Limitations for camps:

  • No shared units.

  • Limited shower facilities depending on location.

  • No permanent year-round buildings are being used.

Overnight stays for households will be considered under the following circumstances:

  • The household is comprised of at least one registered Girl Scout, one registered adult Girl Scout, and up to eight additional co-habitating family members.

  • The household will have a member trained through the council in Camp Out and hold a CPR/SFA certification.

  • Households will bring their own bedding.

  • Households will bring their own food and cooking equipment.

  • Households agree to camp behavior guidelines including social distancing and wearing a mask when within six feet of other households.

Households will attest that they have not been ill nor have been around anyone ill in the last 14 days.

Registration for:

Camp Shantituck

Camp Stem

Camp Pennyroyal

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp

Camp Barren Ridge

Camp Whippoorwill

Houchens Program Center

Troop Overnight Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps

The seasonal tent, cabin and primitive units are now available for rental through October 15.

  • 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 Out training and complete the new COVID Safety Training for Overnights found on our Digital Chalk platform prior to their arrival at camp.  

A Few Things Have Changed

Capacities for the tent and cabin locations have been decreased in order to meet COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

What happens if my troop is larger than the capacity?  

Contact Volunteer Care so we can work with you on accommodating your troop.

Building camping is not be available to troops at least through December 31, 2020.

Each girl must have a Health Attestation Form on file to attend.

Please click here to prepare for your camping experience.  

Registration for:

Camp Shantituck

Camp Stem

Camp Pennyroyal

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp

Camp Barren Ridge

Camp Whippoorwill

Houchens Program Center

 

Click HERE for our current reservations calendar.

The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana has seven camp properties throughout the council. There is a camp property within two hours of all members of our council, and most members are significantly closer. Some of the camps are groomed and 'tamed'; some are more wild and natural. Properties in the council range from a 12 acre park like facility to a 1,400 acre wooded wilderness, and each provides a unique experience for the camper.

Girl Scout camping offers girls the opportunity to learn to live comfortably in the out-of-doors, to develop their awareness of the world around them, to become more self-reliant, and to be a contributing member of the group. Girls may attend camp with girls in their own troops, in their neighborhood, or as individuals. Camping offers the opportunities to gain knowledge and skills through troop camping, day camps or camporees, resident camp or through our unique adventure program.

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