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Camp La Jita

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.

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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.

  • 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 History Form is required and includes physical form.

 

 

2019 Camp Guide Coming Soon!

This summer, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) will be partnering with CampDoc.com once again to better serve our campers and staff.

The security and privacy of your camper’s health information is important to us. CampDoc.com offers an electronic health record system for camps and the site is secure, encrypted, and password protected. Only GSSWT health staff will have access to camper health information.

Parent/Guardian of:

Returning Campers

You will receive a notification email from CampDoc.com to login and update your camper’s information.

·You may use the same login previously created to access your CampDoc.com information.

·If you forgot your password from last year, enter your email on the login page and click “Forgot Password” to reset your password.

New Campers

You will receive an “Invitation” email from CampDoc.com.

·Click on the green “Accept Invite” link within the email to create your CampDoc.com account.

·Enter your full email address and click continue to set your password.

All Campers

·Once logged in, select your camper’s name and click on the health profile link to complete your camper’s information.

·Required questions will be marked with an * and outlined in red.

·Upload any required documents to your CampDoc.com account. If you’re on a phone/tablet, you can take a picture to upload the document.

·Return to CampDoc.com at any time to make changes or update your camper’s health information before camp begins.

CampDoc.com sends out periodic reminder emails for incomplete health information. These notifications will come from campdoc.com so please add this to your safe sender list to avoid accidental deliver to junk and spam folders. We don’t want you to miss important notices about camp!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Campers will not be admitted to camp session if any required health and participation forms are not completed or if there is still a balance owed for the camp registration.

Please note that CampDoc.com supports the current and previous major releases of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari which provide improved security and performance for health information.

We are excited to continually improve and bring more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family! We can’t wait to see you this summer.

If you experience any problems or need assistance, please email customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org or stop by the Customer Care Center located at 811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio TX 78216.

 

Camp Forms  
      Camp La Jita Forms
       Resident Camp Health History

   

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