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Resident Camp La Jita Sessions
Week 1: June 5-10                Week 5: July 6-8
Week 2: June 12-17              Week 6: July 10-15      
Week 3: June 19-24             Week 7: July 17-22
Week 4: June 26-July 1       Week 8: July 24-29

Sailing Camp Sessions
Session 1: June 16-25
Session 2: June 19-24

Open House:

May 17 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Camp La Jita

19459 Ranch Rd. 187, Utopia, TX 78884

Resident Camp La Jita Sessions

For girls entering grades K-12

Week 1: June 5-10

Saddle Sidekicks (2-week session)

For girls in grades 6-8 | $600 
Registration Deadline: May 20

Back in the saddle! Work in the arena to develop and sharpen horsemanship skills, ride daily (weather permitting), enjoy a sleepover and cookout at the barn, go on trail rides and put on a show for your parents at the end of the session. Also enjoy the other fun activities camp has to offer.

Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk and trot, as well as lead a horse properly. 

Climb On!

For girls in grades 9-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: May 20

Reach new heights and “Climb On” at Camp La Jita’s new adventure course! Build your confidence, learn to trust in a team environment and strengthen your communication skills as you zig-zag through majestic cypress trees. While soaring to new heights, girls will also enjoy traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming, art and much more! Participants will earn the Snow or Climbing Adventure badge. 

Can You Dig It!

For girls in grades 6-8 | $350
Registration Deadline: May 20

Uncover the past at Camp La Jita! Join us on a week long adventure into the world of archaeology. Learn archaeological field and lab skills with real-life archaeologists from Pape-Dawson Engineers and SWCA Environmental Consultants. Girls will get hands-on with artifacts and discover the people who lived at Camp La Jita hundreds of years ago. Girls will also be discovering the wonders of camp through hiking, swimming, archery and more. Help us preserve Camp La Jita’s rich history for future Girl Scouts!

Counselor-in-Training I (CIT) (2-week session)

For girls in grades 9-10 | $200 
Registration Deadline: May 20

Discover your hidden talents and prepare to share them with younger girls at this 2-week session. You’ll learn to plan programs and teach others your skills. Go behind the scenes to see how we make camp happen and visit other camps in the area during the second week to learn about other CIT programs.  

Recommended: Completion of Program Aide (PA) Core Training—submit completion date to customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org after registering for this session.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75 
Registration Deadline: May 20

Want to be a camp counselor in the future? There is no better way to sharpen your leadership skills than by joining the Camp La Jita CIT team. As a CIT I you will have fun assisting unit leaders and help plan and facilitate camp activities. As a CIT II you will continue to strengthen your skills in your chosen specialty, helping to make camp a success for campers of all ages.  

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation* and submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).  *Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Horse & Me

For girls in grades 3-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: May 20

Spend your days at camp learning to ride horses. You will learn how to ride a horse at a walk and a trot and go on a relaxing trail ride. When you are not at the barn you will have fun swimming, canoeing, playing games, outdoor cooking and so much more. So grab your boots and hats and join us at the barn. This session is perfect for beginners.  

Night Riders (2-week session)

For girls in grades 9-12 | $600
Registration Deadline: May 20

Ride into the sunset after a day of barrel racing, western pleasure riding, trail riding and improving equine skills! Don’t forget about the sleepover you’ll have with your horse on the trail. At the end of your two-week session, display your talents in a performance for your family!

Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk and trot, as well as lead a horse properly.

Equestrian Aide

For girls in grades 9-12 | $200
Registration Deadline: May 20

You'll work under the supervision of the riding director to learn horse care and stable management. Time will be spent at the barn improving skills and teaching. This is an awesome way to share your love of horses with the other campers! It’s not all work and no play-enjoy all that camp has to offer when you’re not at the barn.     

Prerequisite: Must have attended Wild West and/or Night Riders sessions for 2 years – submit dates attended to customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org after registering for this session. 

Splish Splash

For girls in grades 2-3 | $300
Registration Deadline: May 20

Start your summer the right way by making a splash at Camp La Jita. There will be swimming, fishing, canoeing and tubing down the Sabinal River! You’ll get to enjoy all the water activities you can think of while still being able to enjoy the dry activities too. Grab your swimsuit and goggles and get ready for a wet week at camp! Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Eco Friend and Painter badges.

 

Week 2: June 12-17

Horse & Me

For girls in grades 3-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: May 27

Spend your days at camp learning to ride horses. You will learn how to ride a horse at a walk and a trot and go on a relaxing trail ride. When you are not at the barn you will have fun swimming, canoeing, playing games, outdoor cooking and so much more. So grab your boots and hats and join us at the barn. This session is perfect for beginners.  

Climb On!

For girls in grades 6-8 | $350
Registration Deadline: May 27

Reach new heights and “Climb On” at Camp La Jita’s new adventure course! Build your confidence, learn to trust in a team environment and strengthen your communication skills as you zig-zag through majestic cypress trees. While soaring to new heights, girls will also enjoy traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming, art and much more! Participants will earn the Snow or Climbing Adventure badge. 

Can You Dig It!

For girls in grades 9-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: May 27

Uncover the past at Camp La Jita! Join us on a week long adventure into the world of archaeology. Learn archaeological field and lab skills with real-life archaeologists from Pape-Dawson Engineers and SWCA Environmental Consultants. Girls will get hands-on with artifacts and discover the people who lived at Camp La Jita hundreds of years ago. Girls will also be discovering the wonders of camp through hiking, swimming, archery and more. Help us preserve Camp La Jita’s rich history for future Girl Scouts!

Program Aide (PA) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 7-8 | $75
Registration Deadline: May 27

As a PA for Camp La Jita, you’ll take on a leadership role during summer camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging opportunities to build your leadership skills. 

Prerequisite: A Camp La Jita Program Aide (PA) must be a certified PA, have completed the prerequisite orientation, be at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade and have registered and paid for the week(s) they wish to be leaders.

 

Week 3: June 19-24

Horse & Me

For girls in grades 3-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 3

Spend your days at camp learning to ride horses. You will learn how to ride a horse at a walk and a trot and go on a relaxing trail ride. When you are not at the barn you will have fun swimming, canoeing, playing games, outdoor cooking and so much more. So grab your boots and hats and join us at the barn. This session is perfect for beginners.

Night Riders (2-week session)

For girls in grades 9-12 | $600
Registration Deadline: June 3

Ride into the sunset after a day of barrel racing, western pleasure riding, trail riding and improving equine skills! Don’t forget about the sleepover you’ll have with your horse on the trail. At the end of your two-week session, display your talents in a performance for your family!

Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk and trot, as well as lead a horse properly.

Saddle Sidekicks (2-week session)

For girls in grades 6-8 | $600
Registration Deadline: June 3

Back in the saddle! Work in the arena to develop and sharpen horsemanship skills, ride daily (weather permitting), enjoy a sleepover and cookout at the barn, go on trail rides and put on a show for your parents at the end of the session. Also enjoy the other fun activities camp has to offer.

Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk and trot, as well as lead a horse properly. 

Counselor-in-Training II (CIT) (2-week session)

For girls in grades 11-12 | $200
Registration Deadline: June 3

So much to learn during this 2-week session but so little time. Counselor-in-Training II is worth every minute! You will expand your talents, creativity and experience while improving your teaching techniques. Plan activities, go behind the scenes on visits to area camps, and spend time with younger girls.  

Required: Completion of CIT I Core Training—submit dates attended to customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org after registering for this session. 

Counselor-in-Training I (CIT)

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: June 3

Want to be a camp counselor in the future? There is no better way to sharpen your leadership skills than by joining the Camp La Jita CIT team. As a CIT I you will have fun assisting unit leaders and help plan and facilitate camp activities. As a CIT II you will continue to strengthen your skills in your chosen specialty, helping to make camp a success for campers of all ages.    

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation* and submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).  *Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Program Aide (PA) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 7-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: June 3

As a PA for Camp La Jita, you’ll take on a leadership role during summer camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging opportunities to build your leadership skills.  

Prerequisite: A Camp La Jita Program Aide (PA) must be a certified PA, have completed the prerequisite orientation, be at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade and have registered and paid for the week(s) they wish to be leaders.

Pony Tails

For girls in grades 2-3 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 3

Grab your boots and saddle up! Try this beginner riding program created just for Girl Scout Brownies. Learn basic horseback riding with beginning instruction as well as horse care. Give a horse a makeover and make yummy horse treats. This session is perfect for girls who are new to horses and want to learn more.  

Rolling Along

For girls in grades 5-7 | $300
Registration Deadline: June 3

Hop on your bike and pedal your way to fun. Explore camp and Utopia on two wheels. Travel along the beautiful Sabinal River and check out the historic nearby town. Swimming, arts, stem and all the other fun camp activities included: Camper must bring their own bike, helmet, safety gear, repair kit and an extra tire tube.

Kaleidoscope

For girls in grades 7-8 | $300
Registration Deadline: June 3

Being outside in nature is a great way to spark your creativity. Some of our greatest works of art are inspired by nature—from early on, cave people drew pictures of sunsets, the sky, animals, and trees. Get ready to observe and collect things outdoors that will drive your art and creativity from colors and patterns to landscapes and wildlife. Girls will earn the Outdoor Art Appreciation Badge.

 

Week 4: June 26-July 1

Horse & Me

For girls in grades 3-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 10

Spend your days at camp learning to ride horses. You will learn how to ride a horse at a walk and a trot and go on a relaxing trail ride. When you are not at the barn you will have fun swimming, canoeing, playing games, outdoor cooking and so much more. So grab your boots and hats and join us at the barn. This session is perfect for beginners.  

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: June 10

Want to be a camp counselor in the future? There is no better way to sharpen your leadership skills than by joining the Camp La Jita CIT team. As a CIT I you will have fun assisting unit leaders and help plan and facilitate camp activities. As a CIT II you will continue to strengthen your skills in your chosen specialty, helping to make camp a success for campers of all ages.  

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation* and submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).  *Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Program Aide (PA) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 7-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: June 10

As a PA for Camp La Jita, you’ll take on a leadership role during summer camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging opportunities to build your leadership skills.  

Prerequisite: A Camp La Jita Program Aide (PA) must be a certified PA, have completed the prerequisite orientation, be at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade and have registered and paid for the week(s) they wish to be leaders.

Pony Tails

For girls in grades 2-3 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 10

Grab your boots and saddle up! Try this beginner riding program created just for Girl Scout Brownies. Learn basic horseback riding with beginning instruction as well as horse care. Give a horse a makeover and make yummy horse treats. This session is perfect for girls who are new to horses and want to learn more.  

Zombie Invasion

For girls in grades 4-12 | $300
Registration Deadline: June 10

Do you have what it takes to withstand a zombie invasion? During this fun week, you’ll learn zombie camouflage, basic survival skills and other tricks to help you fend off the uprising of the zombies. Whether you have zombies on your lawn or are surrounded by the zombies, this program can help you make it out alive. 

 

Week 5: July 6-8 (3-day sessions)

Mom and Me (3-day session)

For girls in grades K-12 | $150
Registration Deadline: June 17

Bring your mom to camp and experience all that camp has to offer. Swim, kayak, try your hand at archery, ride a horse and enjoy a special tea and much more with your mom. 

All adults must have a current membership registration and have a cleared background check. 

Flashlights and Fairy Tales (3-day session)

For girls in grades K-2 | $175
Registration Deadline: June 17

Bring some of your favorite fairy tale characters to life by learning their skills and having your very own camp adventure. Shoot arrows like Merida, swim like Ariel, search for Winnie the Pooh in Camp La Jita's 100 acre woods and much more. Don't forget your favorite outfit for the Fairy Tale tea party. 

Wacky Water Fun (3-day session)

For girls in grades K-2 | $150
Registration Deadline: June 17

Water adventures await you during this splashtacular camp! You will enjoy all things water like kayaking, swimming, water games or just lounging around the pool eating snow cones. Enjoy camp activities like archery, dabblers, hiking and more during the dry time.

Camp Like A Girl (3-day session)

For girls in grades 4-12 | $175
Registration Deadline: June 17

Sample all the crazy and fun adventures at Camp La Jita. You'll experience climbing rock walls to soaring high above the majestic cypress trees to kayaking down the lazy Sabinal River to s'mores around the campfire. Come enjoy the wonderful things Camp La Jita has to offer.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Team (3-day session)

For girls in grades 11-12 | $175
Registration Deadline: June 17

Want to be a camp counselor in the future? There is no better way to sharpen your leadership skills than by joining the Camp La Jita CIT team. As a CIT I you will have fun assisting unit leaders and help plan and facilitate camp activities. As a CIT II you will continue to strengthen your skills in your chosen specialty, helping to make camp a success for campers of all ages.    

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation* and submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).  *Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Program Aide (PA) Leadership Team (3-day session)

For girls in grades 7-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: June 17

As a PA for Camp La Jita, you’ll take on a leadership role during summer camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging opportunities to build your leadership skills.  

Prerequisite: A Camp La Jita Program Aide (PA) must be a certified PA, have completed the prerequisite orientation, be at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade and have registered and paid for the week(s) they wish to be leaders.

 

Week 6: July 10-15 

Super Sleuths

For girls in grades 4-12 | $300
Registration Deadline: June 24

Oh no! What would you do if you woke up locked in your cabin? Is this the doing of the mysterious camp villain Penny Royale? To escape and catch the nefarious villain before she ruins the themed dinner, you must work together with your unit solving puzzles to find the key! All Super Sleuths will earn their Detective badge.

Messy Munchkins

For girls in grades 1-2 | $300 
Registration Deadline: June 24

Are you always getting in trouble for getting dirty? In this new adventurous unit  getting messy is the name of the game! You’ll get to do all your favorite camp activities like swimming, hiking, and arts, but with a messy twist! Mess around and earn the Trail Adventure badge.

Saddle Up

For girls in grades 6-8 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 24

Giddy up girl, let’s ride and take daily trips to the barn to practice horsemanship skills. Enjoy a relaxing trail ride through camp and feed your horse some homemade treats. Enjoy a sleepover under the stars with your new equine friend at the barn. When you’re not saddling up, spend your time at the river, pool, archery field and Storybook Tree. This session is perfect for beginners. 

Equestrian Aide

For girls in grades 9-12 | $200
Registration Deadline: June 24

You'll work under the supervision of the riding director to learn horse care and stable management. Time will be spent at the barn improving skills and teaching. This is an awesome way to share your love of horses with the other campers! It’s not all work and no play-enjoy all that camp has to offer when you’re not at the barn.   

Prerequisite: Must have attended Wild West and/or Night Riders sessions for 2 years – submit dates attended to customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org after registering for this session. 

Pony Tails

For girls in grades 2-3 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 24

Grab your boots and saddle up! Try this beginner riding program created just for Girl Scout Brownies. Learn basic horseback riding with beginning instruction as well as horse care. Give a horse a makeover and make yummy horse treats. This session is perfect for girls who are new to horses and want to learn more.

Program Aide (PA) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 7-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: June 24

As a PA for Camp La Jita, you’ll take on a leadership role during summer camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging opportunities to build your leadership skills. 

Prerequisite: A Camp La Jita Program Aide (PA) must be a certified PA, have completed the prerequisite orientation, be at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade and have registered and paid for the week(s) they wish to be leaders.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: June 24

Want to be a camp counselor in the future? There is no better way to sharpen your leadership skills than by joining the Camp La Jita CIT team. As a CIT I you will have fun assisting unit leaders and help plan and facilitate camp activities. As a CIT II you will continue to strengthen your skills in your chosen specialty, helping to make camp a success for campers of all ages.  

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation* and submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).  *Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Climb On!

For girls in grades 4-5 | $350
Registration Deadline: June 24

Reach new heights and “Climb On” at Camp La Jita’s new adventure course! Build your confidence, learn to trust in a team environment and strengthen your communication skills as you zig-zag through majestic cypress trees. While soaring to new heights, girls will also enjoy traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming, art and much more! Participants will earn the Snow or Climbing Adventure badge. 

Horse & Me

For girls in grades 3-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 24

Spend your days at camp learning to ride horses. You will learn how to ride a horse at a walk and a trot and go on a relaxing trail ride. When you are not at the barn you will have fun swimming, canoeing, playing games, outdoor cooking and so much more. So grab your boots and hats and join us at the barn. This session is perfect for beginners.  

 

Week 7: July 17-22

Horse & Me

For girls in grades 3-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 1

Spend your days at camp learning to ride horses. You will learn how to ride a horse at a walk and a trot and go on a relaxing trail ride. When you are not at the barn you will have fun swimming, canoeing, playing games, outdoor cooking and so much more. So grab your boots and hats and join us at the barn. This session is perfect for beginners.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 1

Want to be a camp counselor in the future? There is no better way to sharpen your leadership skills than by joining the Camp La Jita CIT team. As a CIT I you will have fun assisting unit leaders and help plan and facilitate camp activities. As a CIT II you will continue to strengthen your skills in your chosen specialty, helping to make camp a success for campers of all ages. 

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation* and submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).  *Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Program Aide (PA) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 7-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 1

As a PA for Camp La Jita, you’ll take on a leadership role during summer camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging opportunities to build your leadership skills.

Prerequisites: A Camp La Jita Program Aide (PA) must be a certified PA, have completed the prerequisite orientation, be at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade and have registered and paid for the week(s) they wish to be leaders.

Pony Tails

For girls in grades 2-3 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 1

Grab your boots and saddle up! Try this beginner riding program created just for Girl Scout Brownies. Learn basic horseback riding with beginning instruction as well as horse care. Give a horse a makeover and make yummy horse treats. This session is perfect for girls who are new to horses and want to learn more.

Saddle Up

For girls in grades 6-8 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 1

Giddy up girl, let’s ride and take daily trips to the barn to practice horsemanship skills. Enjoy a relaxing trail ride through camp and feed your horse some homemade treats. Enjoy a sleepover under the stars with your new equine friend at the barn. When you’re not saddling up, spend your time at the river, pool, archery field and Storybook Tree. This session is perfect for beginners. 

Weird Science

For girls in grades 4-8 | $300
Registration Deadline: July 1

Do you like gooey, slimy and slippery things? If yes, slip and slide into this crazy exploration week. Discover the magic of chemistry and physics, make bubbles larger than life, and all sorts of icky sticky magical stuff! Let your inner mad scientist out to play in the wacky weird wonderful world of science.

Kaleidoscope

For girls in grades 9-12 | $300
Registration Deadline: July 1

Discover the wild, fun world of the animal kingdom that live at Camp La Jita. Deer, birds, horses and other animals are waiting just for you. Enjoy other activities that camp has to offer like arts, pool time, cooking out and playing in the river. (River conditions permitting).

Animal Tails

For girls in grades 1-2 | $300
Registration Deadline: July 1

Being outside in nature is a great way to spark your creativity. Some of our greatest works of art are inspired by nature. From early on, cave people drew pictures of sunsets, the sky, animals, and trees. Get ready to observe and collect things outdoors that will drive your art and creativity from colors and patterns to landscapes and wildlife.

 

Week 8: July 24-29

Horse & Me

For girls in grades 3-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 8

Spend your days at camp learning to ride horses. You will learn how to ride a horse at a walk and a trot and go on a relaxing trail ride. When you are not at the barn you will have fun swimming, canoeing, playing games, outdoor cooking and so much more. So grab your boots and hats and join us at the barn. This session is perfect for beginners.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 8

Want to be a camp counselor in the future? There is no better way to sharpen your leadership skills than by joining the Camp La Jita CIT team. As a CIT I you will have fun assisting unit leaders and help plan and facilitate camp activities. As a CIT II you will continue to strengthen your skills in your chosen specialty, helping to make camp a success for campers of all ages.  

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation* and submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).  *Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Program Aide (PA) Leadership Team

For girls in grades 7-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 8

As a PA for Camp La Jita, you’ll take on a leadership role during summer camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging opportunities to build your leadership skills. 

Prerequisite: A Camp La Jita Program Aide (PA) must be a certified PA, have completed the prerequisite orientation, be at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade and have registered and paid for the week(s) they wish to be leaders.

Pony Tails

For girls in grades 2-3 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 8

Grab your boots and saddle up! Try this beginner riding program created just for Girl Scout Brownies. Learn basic horseback riding with beginning instruction as well as horse care. Give a horse a makeover and make yummy horse treats. This session is perfect for girls who are new to horses and want to learn more.

Saddle Up

For girls in grades 6-8 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 8

Giddy up girl, let’s ride and take daily trips to the barn to practice horsemanship skills. Enjoy a relaxing trail ride through camp and feed your horse some homemade treats. Enjoy a sleepover under the stars with your new equine friend at the barn. When you’re not saddling up, spend your time at the river, pool, archery field and Storybook Tree. This session is perfect for beginners.

Starlight! Starbright!

For girls in grades 1-2 | $300
Registration Deadline: July 8

Come join the fun at Camp La Jita after dark. Experience a whole new side of camp under the stars as you take night hikes, star gaze, play with glow-in-dark paint, tell stories by the campfire, swim under the stars and so much more!

Outdoor Odyssey

For girls in grades 7-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: July 8

Spend the week exploring the outdoors and learning new camping skills. From pitching tents, tying knots, fire building, kayaking, rock wall climbing, backpack basics and more, you will be on your way to conquering the outdoors.


Sailing Camp Sessions (Medina Lake)

For girls entering grades 7-12

Week 1: June 16-25

Sailing Camp Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

For girls in grades 9-12 | $200
Registration Deadline: June 3

This Sailing Camp Counselor-in-Training (CIT) is for girls with sailing experience who want to expand their knowledge to include pre-and post-camp. CIT’s will lead group activities and will stay over Friday and Saturday nights for an extra day of sailing, cleaning up and closing camp. The lake is the perfect place to develop leadership and mentoring skills while staying cool!     

Required: Completion of CIT I and/or CIT II sessions, *completion of Summer Camp PA/CIT Orientation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of novice, mate and skipper years at Girl Scout summer sailing camp.

 

Week 2: June 19-24

Smooth Sailing

For girls in grades 7-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: June 3

Join us as we sail Sunfish sailboats around Medina Lake. As a novice or mate, you will learn the techniques used by sailors around the world. You will rig, de-rig and learn how to use the wind to sail. By Friday you will have enough skills to give your parents a boat ride. The United States Sailing Association Course will be our guide for developing skills. You will participate in special projects, campfires, and sing our favorite songs! And of course, playing in the lake is always on the schedule!  

Prerequisites: Swim 25 yards and support self fully clothed in deep water for three minutes. Need to weigh 75 lbs. or more. Must be emotionally prepared to live and work in a group situation with peers (tent camping, crewing a boat), and physical stability to load and unload small boats in groups.

Skippers

For girls in grades 9-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: June 3

Skippers will continue mastering their United States Sailing Association Skills using Sunfish, sloops and Hobie Cat boats. Skippers will develop leadership and mentoring skills while participating in camp activities. Projects, campfires, singing our favorite songs and playing in the lake are always included!    

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the novice and mate years at summer sailing camp.


Important Info

Quick Pass Tag

Save Time and Complete Pre-Check-In!

Quick pass tags will save you time at camp check-in. Once you have registered girl(s) for camp session and complete all information on CampDoc.com for your camper(s) to 100%, quick pass tags will be prepared and either mailed to you before camp or available on the first day of camp at check-in. Remember, all information in CampDoc.com must be completed and a green checkmark is displayed next to all online forms.

There will be curbside drop off at both Camp La Jita and Camp Metro following COVID protocols to limit numbers on the properties.

  • If you have a current photo of your camper, please upload it to CampDoc.com or bring it to your pre-check-in visit and we can help get it uploaded.

NOTE: You will be asked to upload your camper’s immunization record in CampDoc.com for both GSSWT camps. Also, Camp La Jita campers (only) will need to upload a licensed physician's health examination form. Each camper who attends resident camp must have a record of a health examination given by a licensed physician. You will find other important downloads in CampDoc.com specific to your camp.

Contact customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org or call 210-349-2404 if you have any questions on CampDoc.com or other camp requirements.


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Learn More About Camp La Jita

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

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, a snack, 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.

  • Earn Girl Scout badges
  • Three meals served daily
  • Activities include:
    • horseback riding
    • swimming
    • hiking
    • archery
    • canoeing
    • arts and crafts
    • cookouts
    • nature activities
    • singing
    • games and more!

"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.


Questions? Contact us at 210-349-2404/800-580-7247 or customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org