Camp La Jita is one of the most important sites for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and has been a touchstone for generations of Girl Scouts. Its history—it celebrated 75 years of campers in 2022—and its incredible landscape on the banks of the Sabinal River near Utopia, Texas, make La Jita a true gem.
Approximately 1.5 hours to the west of San Antonio, the camp is both accessible to many girls and families in the Southwest Texas region but also remote enough to give a truly unique experience to many that visit.
Camp La Jita encompasses a tremendous wealth of significant Texas prehistory and history that includes the La Jita Archaeological Site, a prehistoric campsite located on the Sabinal River terrace within the camp property that was named a State Antiquities Landmark in 2021. In prehistoric times, the infamous Therapod dinosaurs stalked shallow waters near our modern campsite, leaving footprints in the limy mud below Council Rock and along the Sabinal Riverbed.
When open for resident camp in the summer, sessions are available for girls entering grades K-12 based on the fall school year.
At La Jita, girls have fun with a variety of activities, including horseback riding, kayaking, archery, a ropes course, arts and crafts, swimming, stargazing, and singing by the campfire. Time is spent building friendships, learning new skills, and discovering the great outdoors.
Session costs vary depending on activities, and financial assistance is available. Learn more on our Summer Camp Forms and FAQs page.
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 the requirement that we review every facet of our operation. The display of the ACA logo is a privilege reserved for camps that have met the criteria.