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Ways to Camp

As a Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri member, you have access to Day, Resident and Troop Camp options that offer their own brand of adventure and innovative programs. When a Girl Scout participates in camp, she has room to explore, play and grow while finding her strengths and challenging herself as she navigates activities on the water, at the campsite and along the trail. Our expert staff and trained volunteers will be there every step of the way cheering her on and offering guidance. Whether this is your girl’s first camp experience or she has already mastered some outdoor skills, she is sure to find her perfect fit!

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Day Camp
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Girl Scout Day Camps are an excellent option for first-time campers and busy families. With activities ranging from DIY projects to exploring the night sky, there is something for everyone! At Day Camp, girls enjoy meeting new friends and participating in a variety of new challenges. Sessions are run by volunteers and held throughout the region.

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Girls who are at least five years old and entering kindergarten through 8th grade for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to participate.

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Volunteer at Day Camp
All Day Camps are planned and staffed by volunteers— consider serving in a volunteer role this summer! When you volunteer full-time, your Girl Scout gets to attend for half price, and the Day Camp can accommodate more girls. When you volunteer part-time, your Girl Scout is guaranteed a place in camp. 

To volunteer for a day camp, you must be a registered member with an approved background check. 

Email the Answer Center or call 314.400.4600 for more information.

Resident Camp
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Girl Scout Resident Camps are overnight experiences ranging from a few days to a few weeks offering girls traditional, equestrian and specialty camp options. Girls have an immersive outdoor experience where they learn teamwork, perseverance and self-discovery in an encouraging environment.

The Camp Experience
During their Resident Camp experience, campers unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) as they explore a wide range of activities.

Morning sessions follow breakfast and include activities dependent on a camper’s age, like taking aim at the archery range, paddling on the lake in a canoe or learning about local flora and fauna on a hike. Girls make individualized decisions on what activities they want to do, with some choices designed specifically for older girls, during option and free-choice periods.

Girls enjoy lunch and rest time before setting off on afternoon adventures, which include playing GaGa ball or a camper favorite—tie-dyeing! Campers swim daily and have access to the popular Snack Shack and Trading Post.

Campers spend the evenings bonding at all-camp activities before drifting off to sleep.

Parent Orientation
For more information please email the Answer Center, or call 314.400.4600.

Troop Camp
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Girl Scout Troop Camp is a year-round opportunity for girls in troops to experience camping with their friends and leaders. Troops can access everything our camps offer and make the adventure all their own! Certified Activity Staff are available on select weekends throughout the year, allowing troop leaders to have fun with their girls while the activities are taken care of by trained professionals.

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To register your troop or group for a camp unit in Doubleknot, please choose a search option below. 

Reservations

Is Troop Camping on your summer to-do list? Troops can camp any day of the week at Camp Fiddlecreek! Want to beat the heat? The Gaylord and Sequoia units have been updated with air conditioning and other renovations! Many other amenities throughout the camp have also been upgraded. Your troop can also camp at Camp Tuckaho any day of the week during June, or Camp Cedarledge in July! Activities Staff are available during the week and some weekends at Fiddlecreek and Tuckaho; email the Answer Center, or call 314.400.4600 for availability.

Reservations to troop camp at any unit at one of the three council-owned camps can be made using the online registration system.

Please email the Answer Center or call 314.400.4600 with questions on all reservations made in the online system.

Last Minute Adventures

Please check back in January 2020 for new Last Minute Adventures!

Troop Camp Training

At Troop Camp, girls come together and explore the outdoors, develop leadership skills and make memories with their friends. Adults who want to make this opportunity possible for girls can gain the necessary skills at Girl Scout Troop Camp trainings.

Troops that wish to camp on or off Council-owned property must have a volunteer with a Licensed Troop Camp Certification to accompany them.

If your troop does not have a Licensed Troop Camp Certified Adult you can check with your Camp Promoter for names of adults who are willing to accompany your troop camping, serving as the certified adult for the troop to camp.

To learn more about Troop Camp training opportunities, check out the Lead & Learn publication for a list of upcoming opportunities. 

For additional questions or for help registering for Troop camp training contact Shaun Lindhoff, Adult Education Coordinator at 314.400.4628.

Service Projects

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With the help of the Camp Rangers, your troop can learn about conservation principles, explore the camp's natural resources and earn service hours while helping to maintain camp trails. To schedule a date or time, contact:

Camp Keepers
Troops have the opportunity to help at camp and make a difference. Whether your girls like working inside or outside, we have projects for all interests! Come out to camp for an afternoon of service, fun and pizza.

If you are interested in leading a specific project, email Kathy Dabrowski or call 314.592.2324.

Program Activities

Program Activities led by certified personnel are available one weekend a month at each camp from October through April. Activities are available two weekends per month at each camp from May through September. 

Troop Leaders will be contacted by the Weekend Supervisor approximately four weeks before camp to schedule activities.

Event Directors will be contacted by the Weekend Supervisor approximately eight weeks before camp to schedule activities.

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Outdoor Skill Building Videos

Learn new ideas for having fun with girls in outdoors! These outdoor skill-building videos were designed especially for new volunteers taking troops camping for the first time. 

Types of Units

Primitive and Tent Units
These units are perfect for troops that want to experience traditional camping. Primitive and tent units are available at all properties.

Themed Units
Sleep in a covered wagon or a treehouse and discover the magic of camp. Themed units are available at all properties.

Lodge Units
Prefer to get in touch with nature, while still living with modern amenities? Lodge units have heat in the winter, small kitchens with refrigerators and stoves with outdoor fire pits. Lodge units are available at all properties.

Older Girl Units
For Seniors and Ambassadors, Gail's Place at Camp Cedarledge is the perfect place to get away. Perched on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside, this is a special unit just for older girls.

Handicap Accessible Units
There is one fully handicap accessible unit available at each camp. Troops or groups with members needing accessible accommodations will be given priority consideration for these units. If a member requires the handicap unit, the leader or event organizer must email the Answer Center or call 314.400.4600 at a minimum of four weeks in advance of the desired camping date for reservations.

Family Camp
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Celebrate the end of summer with your family at Girl Scout Camp! The weekend will be jam-packed with activities like swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, campfires, games, fishing and more.

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Camp Cedarledge
Registration includes lodging, all activities, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, and brunch on Monday.

Camp Tuckaho
Registration includes lodging and activities. All meals are up to individual groups; bring cold food or cook over a campfire.

At both camps, families can request to stay in a permanent platform tent, lodge or cabin. Each family group attending must include at least one registered Girl Scout.