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Camp La Jita

  • A variety of sessions open to all girls in grades K-12
  • Financial assistance available; completed application with registration form due April 24 for consideration.  Resident camp financial assistance applications will continue to be accepted until mid-summer 2019 due to the availability of funds. Application and all the details can be found in the 2019 Camp Guide.
  • Activities ranging from riding horses, swimming, hiking, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, cookouts, nature activities, singing, hikes, games and more
  • Earn Girl Scout badges
  • The Resident Camp Health History Form is required and includes physical form.
General Sessions

General Sessions are open to girls entering grades 1-12

Island Paradise | June 16-21

Passport to Fun | June 23-28

Holiday Party | June 30-July 5

Nature Unleashed | July 7-12

Try It! 3-Day Beginner Camper Session | July 7-9 & July 28-30

Jurassic Park | July 14-19

Wild West | July 21-26

Water Otters | July 28-August 2

Play, Make, Create | August 4-9

Leadership Sessions

Range of entering grades from 7-12 for these Leadership Sessions.

Program Aide (PA) | June 16-21 & 23-28, June 30-July 5, July 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, July 28-Aug 2, Aug 4-9

Counselor-In-Training I (CIT I) | June 16-28 & July 14-26

Counselor-In-Training II (CIT II) | June 30-July 12 & July 28-Aug 9

Sailing Sessions

Range of entering grades from 9-12 for these Sailing Sessions.

Smooth Sailing | June 23-28

Skippers | June 23-28

Sailing Camp Counselors-In-Training (CIT) | June 22-30

Horse Sessions

Range of entering grades from 1-12 for these Horse Sessions.


Join us at our

Open House:

Saturday, April 20 or May 11

                         10 AM - 12 PM                         

Camp La Jita

19459 Ranch Rd. 187, Utopia, TX 78884


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      Camp La Jita Forms
       Resident Camp Health History                                                                           Resident Camp Registration Form                                                                     Resident Camp Camper Physical Form                                                             Resident Camp PA/CIT Registration Form                                                         Resident Camp Financial Assistance Application



Texas Camp "La Jita" is a Native American phrase meaning “Precious Possession,” aptly chosen as the name of GSSWT’s Girl Scout camp for kids, that rests on 236 acres of Texas Hill Country land along the beautiful Sabinal River near Utopia. The John F. Camp family donated the land in 1946 for summer retreat Camp La Jita and thousands of happy Texas campers have enjoyed it during the camp’s 70-year history.

Camp La Jita is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), with whom we have received 100 percent satisfaction for the last four site visits, which take place every three years. Developed exclusively for the camp profession, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. The display of the ACA logo is a privilege reserved for camps which have met the criteria.

Camp is a special place of self-discovery, laughter, fun and personal growth in a healthy outdoor environment. Girls plan their own adventurous program as they break away from their home routine and create fun for themselves at this kids camp. They gain self-confidence and enjoy a shared independence under the guidance of trained camp staff.

During their one- or two-week stay, girls will reside in a rustic cabin in one of camp’s seven living units. Each unit is equipped with showers and flush toilets and is continually supervised by two or more counselors who are housed close to the girls’ cabins.

Each day, girls spend time at a variety of activities and have a rest period after lunch during the warmer part of the day to write letters, read or play board games. Afternoons are filled with more activities, dinner, late night swimming, stargazing and singing by the campfire. 

Kapers (aka camp chores) are a part of each day’s activities and help girls develop a sense of responsibility and appreciation for keeping the Texas summer retreat camp neat and clean. Meals are provided three times a day and served in a central dining hall, except when girls plan a cookout in their unit. Afternoon snacks are also provided.