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Give your Girl Scout the Great Outdoors this Summer!
Girls grow in confidence when they learn new skills and have new experiences away from home.

Sampler Sessions are 3 days, 2 nights for girls to "try out" camp; regular sessions are 6 days, 5 nights. Leadership in Training Camps for older girls are longer (detailed in session description).

Camp Scoutshire Woods Sessions begin June 9, June 16 and June 23

Kamp Kiwanis Sessions begin June 30 and July 7

Sail Away Camp runs July 4 - July 12

 

Available Camp Sessions

Please choose a camp location and an age-level.
Then press the submit button to see available sessions.

 

 

 

Camp / Age-Level

Kamp Kiwanis
Camp Scoutshire Woods
Both Camps
Daisies
Brownies
Juniors
Cadettes
Seniors & Ambassadors

 

 

Registration Process
Select first and second camp session choices (see Session Descriptions sorted by Camp, Age-Level, or Length of Session). Make sure the camper meets grade-level requirements (grade refers to Fall 2013). Some sessions may fill quickly, and your camper may have to attend her second choice.

Camp registrations for girls who sold more than 600 boxes of cookies will be accepted starting March 18. 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 25. 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.

Walk-in registrations open Monday, April 1.

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.

All camp fees are due on or before May 24.

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.

Camp FAQs -- We're So Glad You Asked!

Can I come to camp if I'm not a Girl Scout?
Yes! Any girl who will be going into 2nd through 12th grade is welcome. Just include the additional $100 fee and a complete Girl Scout membership form.

What should I wear?
Girls should bring regular "play" clothes. For safety reasons, closed-toe shoes are required. Girl Scout uniforms are not required at summer camp. Horse-riding sessions also require long pants and boots with heels (not hiking boots). A complete list of needed camp items will be e-mailed to each camper's parents/guardian upon registration.

Can I stay with my friend?
Yes! If your friend is close to your age and is registered for the same program, you can be camp buddies. You will do all the activities together, and you can bunk together, too. Be sure to put your registration forms in the same envelope!

May I bring electronics to camp?
No! Cell phones, televisions, iPods, radios or game devices (anything with a screen) are NOT allowed at camp. Take a break and enjoy the outdoors for a week!

Will there be a telephone I can use?
There are no telephones available for camper use. However, parents may call the Camp Director in case of an emergency.

Our camps are accredited!Are your camps accredited by the American Camp Association?

Yes! We are very proud that we meet the high standards set forth by the ACA.

 

Camp Scoutshire Woods, Citronelle
Camp Scoutshire Woods is located on 56 acres of rolling wooded hills about 30 miles northwest of Mobile.  Camp Scoutshire, with its sandy, beach-like landscape filled with pine and magnolia trees, has a large lake, just right for swimming and canoeing. It also has its own horse stables, so girls can learn how to ride, while still enjoying traditional camp activities.

Click here to check out photos from last year's Resident Camp at Scoutshire Woods

Kamp Kiwanis, Eclectic
Kamp Kiwanis is located on 110 acres 45 minutes north of Montgomery. The camp sits on beautiful Lake Martin, which makes this wooded camp with awe-inspiring lakefront views, the perfect spot for sailing, kayaking and even a ride on the banana boat. With miles of trails, many along the waterfront, Kamp Kiwanis makes it fun for every girl to participate in her favorite camp activities.

Click here to check out photos from last year's Resident Camp at at Kamp Kiwanis

 

Camp Staff

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.

 

Registration Information:

Registration Process

Forms

Typical Day / FAQs

Camp Locations

Camp Staff

 

 

 

Typical Day

7 a.m. Greet the Day
7:45 a.m. Flag Raising
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Unit Activities &
Kapers*
9:30 a.m. Morning Sessions
11 a.m. Mid-Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Turtle Rest Time
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
5:45 p.m. Flag Lowering
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Evening Sessions
* Kapers, or general housekeeping, are a part of every Girl Scout program.

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