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Week 1: June 13-18                Week 5: July 11-1
Week 2: June 20-25              Week 6: July 18-23      
Week 3: June 27-July 2         Week 7: July 25-30
Week 4: July 4-9                    Week 8: August 1-6

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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 13-18

Climb On!

For girls in grades 6-12 | $350 
Registration Deadline: June 3

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 N' Me

For girls in grades 4-5 | $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. 

Can You Dig It? (2-week session)

For girls in grades 6-10 | $400 
Registration Deadline: June 3

Uncover the past at Camp La Jita! Join us on a two-week 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 (2-week session)

For girls in grades 9-10 | $200 
Registration Deadline: June 3

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 date with registration.

Program Aide (PA) Team

For girls in grades 6-12 | $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. A La Jita PA must be a certified Program Aide (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) Team

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.

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.

Equestrian Aide

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

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.

 

Week 2: June 20-25

Artists in Nature

For girls in grades K-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: June 10

Show off your inner Bob Ross! Spend the week creating masterpieces that explore and capture the camping spirit through painting, sculpting, photography and more. Draw your inspiration from fun activities such as hiking, climbing, swimming and archery.

  • Daisies (grades K-1) will earn the Outdoor Art Maker badge
  • Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Outdoor Art Creator and Potter badges
  • Juniors (grades 4-5) will earn the Outdoor Art Explorer and Digital Photographer badges
  • Cadettes (grades 6-8) will earn the Outdoor Art Apprentice and Woodworking badges
  • Seniors (grades 9-10) will earn the Collage Artist and Textile Artist badges
  • Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will earn the Outdoor Art Master and Photographer badges
Program Aide (PA) Team

For girls in grades 6-12 | $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.

A La Jita PA must be a certified Program Aide (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) 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*, submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).

*Not to be confused with Counselor-in-Training I/II sessions.

Horse N' Me

For girls in grades 4-5 | $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. 

Saddle Up

For girls in grades 6-8 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 10

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 10

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 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.

 

Week 3: June 27-July 2

Bon Voyage!

For girls in grades K-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: June 17

Grab your suitcases and let’s hit the road! Adventure awaits you this summer as you explore new cultures and taste new cuisines. Play soccer in Mexico, hike through rainforests in Costa Rica, swim at the beaches of Barbados and eat pizza in Italy. Enjoy all that camp has to offer while learning about countries around the world!

  • Daisies (grades K-1) will earn the Good Neighbor badge
  • Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Outdoor Adventurer and Letterboxer badges
  • Juniors (grades 4-5) will earn the Simple Meals and Geocacher badges
  • Cadettes (grades 6-8) will earn the Eco Trekker and Night Owl badges
  • Seniors (grades 9-10) will earn the Traveler and Troupe Performer badges
  • Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will earn the Dinner Party and Ambassador First Aid badges.
Counselor-in-Training II (2-week session)

For girls in grades 11-12 | $200
Registration Deadline: June 17

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. 

Program Aide (PA) Team

For girls in grades 6-12 | $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.

A La Jita PA must be a certified Program Aide (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) Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
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, submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).

*Not to be confused wtih Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I/II sessions

Horse N' Me

For girls in grades 4-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 17

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. 

Saddle Up

For girls in grades 6-8 | $400
Registration Deadline: June 17

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 17

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.

Saddle Sidekicks (2-week session)

For girls in grades 6-8 | $500
Registration Deadline: June 17

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.

Night Riders (2-week session)

For girls in grades 9-12 | $500
Registration Deadline: June 17

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.

 

Week 4: July 4-9

Gone Camping

For girls in grades K-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: June 24

Join us this week for a classic summer camp experience! There will be hiking, swimming, nature activities, campfires and so much s’more! Spend the week learning outdoor living skills like fire building, orienteering, shelter building, archery and outdoor cooking. End your outdoor journey with a sleepover under the stars and constellations – you won’t want to miss out on this classic camping experience!

  • Daisies (grades K-1) will earn the Eco Learner badge
  • Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Cabin Camper and Brownie First Aid badges
  • Juniors (grades 4-5) will earn the Camper and Junior First Aid badges
  • Cadettes (grades 6-8) will earn the Trailblazing and Primitive Camper badges
  • Seniors (grades 9-10) will earn the Eco Explorer and Adventure Camper badges
  • Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will earn the Survival Camper and Water badges.
Program Aide (PA) Team

For girls in grades 6-12 | $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.

A La Jita PA must be a certified Program Aide (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) 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, submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).

*Not to be confused wtih Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I/II sessions

Horse N' Me

For girls in grades 4-5 | $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.

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.

 

Week 5: July 11-16

STEM and the Outdoors

For girls in grades K-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: July 1

Get ready to have two worlds collide – STEM and the Outdoors! This week will be filled with all the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities you can think of with a twist of nature and outdoors. You’ll also be able to enjoy all the fun traditional camp activities while becoming a mad scientist. Grab your lab coats and hiking boots and get ready for a scientific adventure.

  • Daisies (grades K-1) will earn the Space Science Explorer badge
  • Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Bugs, Home Scientist and Inventor badges
  • Juniors (grades 4-5) will earn the Detective and Space Science Investigator badges
  • Cadettes (grades 6-8) will earn the Netiquette, Space Science Researcher and Science of Happiness badges
  • Seniors (grades 9-10) will earn the Sky, Social Innovator and Space Science Expert badges
  • Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will earn the Space Science Master badge.
Saddle Sidekicks (2-week session)

For girls in grades 6-8 | $500
Registration Deadline: July 1

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 (CIT) 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, submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).

*Not to be confused wtih Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I/II sessions

Horse N' Me

For girls in grades 4-5 | $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.

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.

Equestrian Aide

For girls in grades 9-12 | $200
Registration Deadline: July 1

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.

Night Riders (2-week session)

For girls in grades 9-12 | $500
Registration Deadline: July 1

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.

 

Week 6: July 18-23

Climb On!

For girls in grades 6-12 | $350 
Registration Deadline: July 8

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.

'Tis the Seasons

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

Come join us to celebrate all our favorite holidays jam-packed into one week! We’ll hunt for eggs, celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and we will feast, feast, feast! The festivity never stops! Bring your most festive attire for your favorite holidays and get ready for a HUGE celebration!

  • Daisies (grades K-1) will earn the Buddy Camper badge
  • Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Making Friends and Snacks badge
  • Juniors (grades 4-5) will earn the Social Butterfly and Simple Meals badge
  • Cadettes (grades 6-8) will earn the New Cuisines and Night Owl badges
  • Seniors (grades 9-10) will earn the Senior Girl Scout Way and Room Makeover badges
  • Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will earn the Ambassador Girl Scout Way and Photographer badges.
Program Aide (PA) Team

For girls in grades 6-12 | $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.

A La Jita PA must be a certified Program Aide (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 7: July 25-30

Splish N' Splash

For girls in grades K-12 | $350 
Registration Deadline: July 15

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!

  • Daisies (grades K-1) will earn the Eco Learner badge
  • Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Eco Friend and Painter badges
  • Juniors (grades 4-5) will earn the Mechanical Engineering: Balloon Car and Staying Fit badges
  • Cadettes (grades 6-8) will earn the Field Day and Cadette First Aid badges
  • Seniors (grades 9-10) will earn the Paddling and Senior First Aid badges
  • Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will earn the Water badge.
Program Aide (PA) Team

For girls in grades 6-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 15

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.

A La Jita PA must be a certified Program Aide (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) Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 15

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, submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).

*Not to be confused wtih Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I/II sessions

Horse N' Me

For girls in grades 4-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 15

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.

Saddle Up

For girls in grades 6-8 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 15

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: July 15

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.

 

Week 8: August 1-6

Artists in Nature

For girls in grades K-12 | $350
Registration Deadline: July 22

Show off your inner Bob Ross! Spend the week creating masterpieces that explore and capture the camping spirit through painting, sculpting, photography and more. Draw your inspiration from fun activities such as hiking, climbing, swimming and archery.

  • Daisies (grades K-1) will earn the Outdoor Art Maker badge
  • Brownies (grades 2-3) will earn the Outdoor Art Creator and Potter badges
  • Juniors (grades 4-5) will earn the Outdoor Art Explorer and Digital Photographer badges
  • Cadettes (grades 6-8) will earn the Outdoor Art Apprentice and Woodworking badges
  • Seniors (grades 9-10) will earn the Collage Artist and Textile Artist badges
  • Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will earn the Outdoor Art Master and Photographer badges
Program Aide (PA) Team

For girls in grades 6-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 22

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.

A La Jita PA must be a certified Program Aide (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) Team

For girls in grades 9-12 | $75
Registration Deadline: July 22

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, submission of CIT I/CIT II application (provided at orientation).

*Not to be confused wtih Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I/II sessions

Horse N' Me

For girls in grades 4-5 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 22

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.

Pony Tails

For girls in grades 2-3 | $400
Registration Deadline: July 22

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.


Sailing Camp Sessions (Medina Lake)

For girls entering grades 6-12

Week 1: June 19-26

Sailing Camp Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

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

This is for experienced girls who wish to extend their sailing experience 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! 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of novice, mate and skipper years at Girl Scout summer sailing camp.

 

 

Week 2: June 20-25

Smooth Sailing

For girls in grades 6-12 | $300
Registration Deadline: June 10

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 | $300
Registration Deadline: June 10

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.


Required Forms


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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