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ACA Accreditation

Girl Scout Camp Marydale and Camp Whispering Pines are both 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.

Meet our 2014 Summer Resident Camp Directors!

Angela “Pookie” Arneal, Camp Marydale

Angela CDAngela “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 am so excited to return for my ninth season this summer! Each summer, I look forward to watching the campers grow from timid young ladies to strong, caring leaders.
Angela Arneal
Camp Marydale Director

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De’Anne “Critter” Walock, Camp Whispering Pines

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.

I am excited about camp this summer! I am grateful for this opportunity to help each Girl Scout grow while using the many skills I have learned over my college career. I also look forward to learning many things from them as well.
De'Anne Walock
Camp Whispering Pines Director

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 physician 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

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

Wednesday is Cook Out Night!

* Girls swim every day
(weather permitting)

Evening activities during the week include:

Sunday
Welcome to camp and s’mores!

Monday
All camp activity

Tuesday
Theme Day! Look in your confirmation packet to figure out where you will be going.

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
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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 or Lerin at (800) 644-7571. For camp program questions, please contact Angela Arneal, 225-747-0403 or aarneal@gsle.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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