Resident Camp | GSLE
side menu icon

Coronavirus Update: Staff-led overnight camps, family camps, troop camps, and volunteer-run day camps through  July 31 have been cancelled. Registrants will receive a full refund.

ResidentCamp-530x220

Resident Camp

Girl Scouts Louisiana East had to make the difficult decision to cancel all staff-led overnight camps, family camps, troop camps, and volunteer-run day camps through Friday, July 31. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, GSLE cannot risk having girls and volunteers in close group settings this summer.

We are processing full refunds to all registrants. The refunds will be credited back to the original form of payment and post within 14 business days. 

We know the disappointment this brings, but the Council’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our girls, volunteers, and staff members.  

Our staff is working diligently to provide innovative alternatives for our girls during this time, including virtual camping opportunities available through our social media channels. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@GSLEcouncil) if you are not already doing so.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this difficult time together.  

Camp Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for one camp session to those demonstrating financial need and will be a percentage of the session fee (never the full fee).  Funds may be limited, but we will continue to accept, review and when applicable grant monies until the funds are exhausted.

If you wish to request financial assistance, please complete the Camp Financial Assistance Request. Attach the paper form to your daughter’s paper registration form or submit the online form. If registering first through the ebiz system, full payment is required. Refunds for monies paid for the session can be made after a completed financial assistance form is processed and monies awarded. 

**Only girls registered with the Girl Scouts Louisiana East council are eligible for financial assistance.**

Camp Forms
Camp Counselors

Our counselors are selected based on their program skills, maturity, education, caring attitude, and experience with children. Counselors are primarily college students, both female and male, with male counselors housed in separate quarters. Program areas, such as ropes course, horses, swimming and boating, are directed by certified and trained staff. All of our staff must successfully complete pre-camp staff training, pass background screening, and become members of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Camp Accreditation

Girl Scout Camp Marydale, Camp Whispering Pines, and Camp Covington 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.