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ACA Accreditation

Girl Scout Camp Covington, Camp Marydale, and Camp Whispering Pines are all accredited by the American Camp Association. Accreditation means that each camp undergoes a thorough review process by outside camping professionals every three years. Our Girl Scout camps consistently achieve the highest standards in the areas of personnel, program, site administration, and health care.

Three Cheers to the Camp Staff

There is a ratio of one staff member for every 6-8 girls. Camp staff members are chosen for their character, understanding of girls, love of the outdoors and special skills. Staff members receive extensive training in program skills, first aid/CPR and emergency procedures prior to the beginning of camp. A Health Supervisor lives on the camp site during the camp season and a licensed medical professional is on call at all times. All staff members working directly with campers undergo a Louisiana Investigative Background check. Each camp is governed by the American Camp Association’s Youth Camp Regulations and operated under Girl Scouts of the USA’s guidelines and standards.

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Bring a Friend! Non-Girl Scouts welcome!

Girl Scout summer camp is for every girl, even those not yet in Girl Scouts! For girls new to Girl Scouting, simply include the $15 annual national membership dues along with the camp fees/form and pay the regular session fees.

A Typical Week at Camp

Sunday

Check-in, settle in, and meet new friends, discuss week’s activities.

  • 6 p.m.
    Dinner followed by “Welcome to Camp!” and s’mores!

Monday-Thursday

  • 7:45 a.m.
    Flag Ceremony/Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon
    Activities
  • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
    Lunch/Turtle Time (rest time)
  • 2 – 5 p.m.
    Activities
  • 5:45 p.m.
    Flag/Dinner
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
    Evening Activities
  • 10 p.m.
    Showers/Bed – Lights Out

Friday

  • Pack up, kapers (camp chores).
  • Lunch
  • Scheduled activity
  • Check out — See you next summer!

Tuesday breakfast and Wednesday dinner is Cook Out!

* Girls have the option to swim every day
(weather permitting)

Evening activities during the week include:

Sunday
Welcome to camp and s’mores!

Monday
All camp game (Capture the Flag, Camper-Counselor Hunt, Gold Rush, etc.)

Tuesday
Girls Rock! Event (Music, Dancing, Snacks, etc.)

Wednesday
Following the cook out, units may choose a night swim, star gazing, night hike, dance, camp out, crafts, special activity, or just hanging out.

Thursday
Closing camp fire

Friday
Home

Destinations

Still looking for a different adventure? Then check out some of these amazing Destinations. Destinations are open to Girl Scouts from all over the U.S. and are tailored for specific interests. More information is available here: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/

Contact Information

For more information about registration for summer camp, please contact Kim at (800) 644-7571. For camp program questions, please contact Angela Arneal, 225-747-0403 or aarneal@gsle.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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