side menu icon
Troop_Camp

Troop Camp

Troop Camp is a year-round opportunity for girls in troops to grow, learn and experience camping with their group of friends. Troops have access to everything our camps have to offer, including the addition of Certified Activities Staff on select weekends throughout the year.

Whether troops rent a lodge, tent or themed unit, they have the independence and freedom to plan their own programs, meals and supplies.


calendar_32

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

  • Search by Camp Unit
  • Search by Date

Last Minute Adventures

Camp Cedarledge

1/18-1/21

  • Manor House and Petite Chalet

2/1-2/3

  • Manor House

2/15-2/17

  • Manor House

3/1-3/3

  • Luckystone

3/15-3/17

  • Bright Star, Luckystone, Manor House and Petite Chalet
Search by Camp Unit
Camp Tuckaho

12/14-12/16

  • Tuck West

1/4-1/6

  • Tuck East and Tuck West
Search by Camp Unit


Troop Camp Training

Opportunities

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. The infographic below explains the different troop camp training options available to volunteers.

For additional questions or for help registering for Troop camp training contact the Answer Center at 314.400.4600.

troop_camp_infographic


Things to Do at Troop Camp

Girl Scout Service Projects

Trailblazers
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 Cedarledge Camp Fiddlecreek Camp Tuckaho
Mike Horn
636.475.4564
Ron Eye
636.451.4957
Rick Heidbrier
636.462.877

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.

 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Archery
A
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
 
Canoe
L
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
X
 
 
Swim
S
 
 
 
 
Opens on
Memorial weekend
X
X
X
Closes the
second weekend
 
 
 
Crafts
C
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
Nature
N
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
Geocaching
G
 
 
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outdoor Cooking
O
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
X

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.

calendar_32
Adventurous Activities

Horseback Riding: Discover the thrill of horseback riding at Camp Cedareldge! Program fees range from $20-$45 per girl and are available in September, October, April and May. See the current Inspire Discovery for more details.

Troop Outdoor Adventure Course Challenge: Troop OAC opportunities at Camp Tuckaho are available in the spring and fall. Girls build troop spirit, improve communication and develop resourcefulness. See the current Inspire Discovery for more details.

Climbing Wall and Zipline: Girls can experience the challenge of a lifetime and achieve new heights! The climbing wall and zipline are available for Brownies through Ambassadors and reservations are open to troops and groups. See the current  Camp Adventure Guide for more information.

Outdoor Badges

Girl Scouts of the USA'S Outdoor Badges are the newest way for girls to explore their world. Some of the badge requirements can be incorporated into Troop Camping adventures to help girls experience nature in a whole new way—through art! For more information on these badges, visit the Girl Scout Shop.

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. 

Troop Camp 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.

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.


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.

image2_32
Themed Units

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

image2_32
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.

image2_32
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.

image2_32