Give your Girl Scout the Great Outdoors this Summer!
Click on the links below to see our different sessions:
Camp Scoutshire Woods Sessions begin June 8 and June 15
Click here to check out photos from previous Resident Camps at Scoutshire Woods
Kamp Kiwanis Sessions begin June 22 and June 29
Click here to check out photos from previous Resident Camps at at Kamp Kiwanis
Camp registrations for girls who sold more than 600 boxes of cookies will be accepted starting March 10. Registrations for all camp sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis by postmark/order date at the Montgomery Service Center for Kamp Kiwanis and the Mobile Service Center for Camp Scoutshire Woods.
Camp registrations for all girls will be accepted starting March 17. Registrations for all camp sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis by postmark/order date at the Montgomery Service Center for Kamp Kiwanis and the Mobile Service Center for Camp Scoutshire Woods.
If the sessions your daughter wants to attend are full, her name will be placed on a waiting list, and you will be notified by telephone or postcard if the session is cancelled. If the camper is applying for more than one session, a separate deposit is required per session.
Upon receipt of registration form and deposit, each registered camper will receive a packet with specific information and forms. You can conveniently make your deposit by using our online store (click the "Reserve Your Session" button by your camp session of choice).
All remaining camp fees and forms are due on or before May 16. A late fee may apply after May 16.
Please note: Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama reserves the right to cancel and/or change the location of camp sessions at both Camp Scoutshire Woods and Kamp Kiwanis. If changes to our resident camp schedule occur, we will contact you as soon as possible.
Entrepreneur Price vs. Regular/Out of Council Price
The Entrepreneur price is for GSSA Girl Scouts who have sold either $75 in Fall Product Sales or 24+ boxes in the 2014 Cookie Sale. The Regular/ Out of Council price is for non-Girl Scouts or Girl Scouts who haven't participated as above. We make this distinction because the Fall Product Sale and the Cookie Sale Program help to support and maintain our camp properties.
Camp FAQs for Girls -- We're So Glad You Asked!
How long are camp sessions?
Can I come to camp if I'm not a Girl Scout?
What should I wear?
Can I stay with my friend?
May I bring electronics to camp?
Camp FAQs for Parents -- Things You'll Want to Know.
How will I know my child is being supervised appropriately?
How will I communicate with my child while she is at camp?
What if my daughter does not know any other girls at camp?
Are your camps accredited by the American Camp Association?
Camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented and caring individuals. Staff are selected on the basis of skills, experience, ability to serve as role models and their genuine desire to work with girls in the outdoors. The majority of our counselors are teachers or college students. The staff know how to involve girls in the camp community, make leadership decisions and how to handle homesickness.
All staff members receive extensive on-site training that includes camp facilities, health and safelty, activity programming and positive camper and staff interaction. Programs and activities are supervised by qualified staff and are conducted according to professional standards.
The health and safety of each camper is a primary concern of all the camp staff. The camps are inspected by the county boards of health and operate in compliance with their standards, along with those outlined gy Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Camp Association.Each staff member is trained in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR. A qualified health manager is on duty at all times. The camp health managers work closely with the camps' on-call physicians and arrangements are made in advance with local emergency response personnel for complete emergency care.
Amy Farrar is the Outdoor Education Programs Manager at GSSA. Amy has spent most of her adult life working with the public in the great outdoors (especially in the water). As an Americorp Park Ranger, she developed and presented educational programs throughout the Florida State Park System. For the last two years, she has used her expertise to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) into fun and educational programs and camp sessions for GSSA. Her favorite part of camp is seeing the freedom and personal growth the girls feel once they have overcome the challenges of being away from home.
Our Camps Director, Anna Marie Phelps ("Woody"), has led camp for 18 years. Anna Marie is also one of the council's camping trainers and is an outdoor skills specialist. She designed the council's Mariners Pathway and works with the Mariner Troop throughout the year. Anna Marie has worked with both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts as a leader and trainer.
Interested in joining our Camp Staff? Click here for more information.