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Join us for an extraordinary expedition during our 2014 Summer Resident Camp. Girl Scouts Louisiana East Resident Camp will offer girls insights into our unique world, exploring other cultures, developing friendships, new discoveries, and memories for a lifetime. Campers will participate in fun activities that vary based on session selection and weekly “world” theme. Girls will have an array of opportunities to choose from at resident camp held at Camps Marydale and Camp Whispering Pines, and activities may include canoeing, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding, building a raft, building a fire, Geo-caching, cooking in a box, investigating a mystery, taking pictures or taking a moonlit scavenger hunt. Our Resident Camp begins the first week of June and ends in mid-July.
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.
De’Anne “Critter” Walock is the Camp Director for Camp Whispering Pines. A grown up Girl Scout who was a resident camper at Camp Marydale for several summers, Critter looks forward to making memories at Camp Whispering Pines. Critter’s hobbies include: camping, hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, horseback riding, anything outdoors, and spending time with her husband, Andrew. She will graduate this May with a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Southeastern Louisiana University.
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.
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.