An Experience to Remember: Summer Camp
Girl Scout summer camps are magical places where learning and growth go hand in hand with fun and friendship. GSSWT offers girls a wide range of summer camping options. Parents and daughters should talk about available camping options well in advance of registration.
2014 Camp Guide is here! Guides are being mailed one per registered Girl Scout households -- look for it early next week in your mailbox!
From Day Camp at Mira Sol to Camp Metro at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center to GirlSports in outlying areas to Resident Camp at La Jita -- there's sure to be a fantastic campertunity for all girls!
Discover your perfect campertunity!
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas offers a variety of flexible options to get her there:
Day Camp at Camp Mira Sol—your girl can take a daycation in the scenic Texas Hill Country during these weeklong day camp programs. Camp Mira Sol sessions are especially perfect for those new to camping or campers who prefer to spend their evening sharing their adventures at home. During these camp sessions, your girl will:
- Enjoy themed, outdoor activities
- Delight in traditional camp favorites like swimming, archery and crafts
- Have fun each day and return home in the evening
- Be transported to and from the camp, at no additional cost, with drop off and pick up sites located in San Antonio
Camp Metro Day Camp @ West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center—Offering girls the opportunity to get hands-on experience and explore skills in a variety of thematic areas, including community service, cultural arts, healthy living, environmental awareness and so much more. These camps offer:
- Weeklong day camp session with various weekly themes
- Bus transportation provided at no extra cost from Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
Camp La Jita Resident Camp—All GSSWT resident camp sessions will take place at Camp La Jita, a beautiful 236-acre camp situated on the Sabinal River. Girls can attend one- and two-week sessions living in rustic cabins. They will develop independence, including being responsible for personal hygiene, while under the supervision of specially trained camp staff who help girls plan activities to create a unique camp experience. Also included in this camping experience:
- Three meals a day in a community dining hall
- Activities ranging from riding horses, swimming, hiking, archery and canoeing
- Have a great time earning Girl Scout badges
The resident camp experience gives girls the self-confidence and skills they need to succeed in the future. With all the negative pressures girls face today, camp plays an important role in building strong girls who can overcome challenges.
Outdoor and experiential education activities build not only confidence in girls, but also teach the importance of setting and working towards goals, as well as enhance communication skills. All campers will help plan their own daily activities, giving them the chance to express their opinions and to contribute to the decision-making process as much as possible.
What will I do at camp?
You decide! Do you like arts and crafts? Playing in the water? Studying nature close up? Singing around a fire with a bunch of new buds? Or riding horses? Whatever you want to do, we've got a camp session just for you!
All sessions let you try "campy" things like swimming, making arts and crafts, playing games, eating meals in the dining hall, cooking out, singing camp songs, acting in skits at campfires, learning camp skills, and exploring camp. However, each session also has a special focus designed for different interest and levels of experience, for first-time to seasoned campers.