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We believe in the power of girls! At Resident Camp this summer, your Girl Scout will soar to new heights as she discovers exciting activities with brand new friends, challenges her limits with supportive adults by her side, and makes memories for a lifetime. You’ll be amazed at the skills and confidence she brings home. Fun is right around the corner!
Whether it’s hiking, horses, or water sports she loves, Girl Scouts Louisiana East has just the camp for your girl! No matter what program she chooses, your girl will enjoy swimming, boating, outdoor cooking, the beauty of nature, and so much more! She’ll learn new skills, as she revels in the joy of being outside, active, with friends she’s made along the way!
Angela “Pookie” Arneal is the Camp Director at Camp Marydale. Pookie joined Girl Scouts as a Brownie, first enjoying resident camp in fourth grade, the Wrangler & Spur Program in seventh grade, and as a dedicated resident camp staff member since 2006. Angela has held many positions with Girl Scouts, including her current Program, Resident Camp, & Equestrian Manager position. She is a 2011 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education.
I joined Girl Scouts as a Daisy and am now a lifetime member. I started attending camp with my mom in first grade at Camp Sacajawea in Boone, Iowa and never missed a summer! I started working at camp in 2005 and have worked on staff ever since. This is my tenth season working at a Girl Scout camp, and first summer as the director. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services.
All Open Houses are from 12-2 p.m.
The camp open house provides an opportunity for the girl(s) and her parents/guardians to explore camp, visit the camp sites, and receive information before camp begins. Please remember that exploring camp means walking. Wear comfortable closed toed shoes and casual clothing. This is your chance to explore camp. No need to register; come and visit us.
Turn in a completed registration form and camp deposit at any of our
Open Houses, and receive $10 off your camp balance!
Our summer overnight camps offer something for all girls from grades from 1 through 12. Your girl could go horseback riding, climb a rock wall, ride a zip-line through the pines, learn to canoe or kayak, explore nature or hit a bull’s-eye on the archery range. She may learn to cook a new dish in a box oven, develop babysitting skills, take swim lessons, paint a mural on a horse or star in a campfire play! This summer, we hope your daughter dives into fun with us! Click here to view common questions parents have asked in the past.
As a council, our goal at camp is to provide an environment for girls to flourish by gaining new skills, building a sense of independence, actively engaging in camp community life, and appreciating the environment. She will return from camp knowing she is a capable, confident, strong Girl Scout. Chances are she will also be singing a lot of new silly songs on the ride home. Click here for more about our Resident Camp.
To register for any of these sessions, please click the following link for the Resident Camp Registration section.