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Summer Camp '23 registration will open on 2/6/23 for Camp Texlake, 2/7/23 for Camp Kachina, and 2/8/23 for Day Camps
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Summer Camp

More than a get-away, summer camp is a place where campers explore the outdoors, try new activities, practice independence away from home, learn to work with others, make new friends, and so much more.

Girl Scout Camp combines classic camp activities, including kayaking, horseback riding, ziplining, and campfires with unique Girl Scout traditions of camp songs and games.

Whether campers attend camp daily or spend a whole week away from home, they’ll discover, connect, and take action on issues and challenges that are important to them.

Plan Ahead for Summer Camp 2023 

Before registering for camp.
Join Girl Scouts.

Any girl can attend Girl Scout Camp! Just join Girl Scouts for $25 before registering for summer camp.  

Join Girl Scouts ❯

How to register.

You must register for summer camp from the "Register for Summer Camp" section below.  We are using gsEvents to manage summer camp registrations this year. If you are asked to log in, use your myGS login.

To better control registration traffic the first few days of summer camp registration, we will be using an application called “Queue-It.” This program will place customers in a virtual waiting room where they can then continue with the registration in a fair first come, first served basis. Do not be alarmed if you are placed in a waiting room when you attempt to register.

Emails, deposits and deadlines.

All registration confirmations and camp information will be sent via email to the person who creates the registration. This will be the email associated with your myGS account.

If a troop leader wants to register members for camp using troop funds, please contact customercare@gsctx.org.

A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required at the time of initial registration to hold a selected session. This includes waitlist registrations. If a camper does not get moved into the session for which they are waitlisted, the deposit will be refunded. Remember, you may only register for more than one camp session, including waitlisted sessions, beginning March 6, 2023. Please do not register for more than two waitlisted sessions.

Last Chance Registration Deadline: 30 days prior to the camp session start date. If you will have to pay the full balance at this late date.

Payment Deadline: 30 days prior to the camp session start date.

Making Payments  If you choose to pay only the $50 deposit at the time of registration, you may log into your myGS account at any time after you have regsitered to make payments, in any amount up to the full balance. Simply press Pay Now on the balance due bar that appears at the top of your account screen, enter the amount you’d like to pay, and enter your payment information.

If you prefer to call us with your credit card information, we will accept payment over the phone. Payment may also be mailed by check to the council address. Any registrations submitted less than 30 days prior to the camp session start date must pay the balance in full. 

Registration confirmation.  

About a week following your camp registration, you will receive an email confirming your registration. As soon as you register, your registration will appear in the “My Events ” section in your myGS account. Clicking on the camp session name will display important information about the camp, including location, dates/times, and our cancellation and transfer policies. Scroll down to the “Additional Documentation” section to see links to the required health forms packet that will need to be turned in at camp check-in, as well as the summer camp caregiver guide that provides further information about camp policies and expectations. If you do not receive the confirmation email 10 days after registering, please contact customer care at customercare@gsctx.org.

Choosing a camp session.

To help ensure a great camper experience, register your camper for a session that is appropriate for their age and Girl Scout level. Grade levels are noted by their acronym in each camp session in the Camp Guide. Choose an age-appropriate session based on the grade your camper will be entering for Fall 2023. For example, if your camper is currently in 3rd grade and will be entering 4th grade in the fall, the camper should register into a 4th grade Juniors program, even if they have not officially bridged. See details below.

D: Daisies* – Entering 1st grade in Fall 2023

B: Brownies – Entering 2nd or 3rd grade

J: Juniors – Entering 4th or 5th grade

C: Cadettes – Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade

S: Seniors – Entering 9th or 10th grade

A: Ambassadors – Entering 11th or 12th grade

Applying Program Credits and financial aid.
Program Credits

If your camper plans to sell 1,250+ boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and plans to choose a free standard week* of camp as their prize, they must still be registered following the standard camp registration process to reserve their spot and should sign up early to secure their preferred session. All camp registrations require a $50 deposit payment at the time of registration to hold the camp session. Once the Girl Scout Cookie Program is complete and all prizes are confirmed, campers who elect a free standard week of camp will be refunded the deposit paid to hold their camp spot.

*Camps marked as Specialty Camp in the Camp Guide are excluded from the free standard week of camp offer. Girl Scouts that sell 1250+ boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and choose a specialty camp must select the 425 program credits option and complete the Program Credit Request Form to apply these to their camp balance

To apply Program Credits to your camp order please complete the Program Credit form. Once completed, it will be automatically sent to our Events & Reservations Department for processing. We will send you a receipt after it has been applied.

Financial Assistance

We believe every girl deserves to experience the magic of camp and we’re happy to help if it is needed. Typically, financial assistance covers up to 50 percent of camp fees. When applying for financial assistance, follow the standard camp registration process to reserve your spot. All camp registrations require a $50 deposit payment at the time of registration to hold the camp session. Awarded financial assistance will be used to help pay the balance. Please complete the Financial Partnership Form and submit it to start the process.

Financial Partnership forms should be completed at least four weeks in advance of the camper's camp session. 

 Financial Partnership FAQ (PDF)

About our Horse camps.

Only interested in Equestrian Camps? You can register for them below. All Equestrian Camps are held at Camp Texlake. Please make note of the Program level and skill level required for attendance.

Use extra care to register your camper for a horse program that is appropriate for their level of riding skill. It is not safe for campers or the horses when a camper participates in a program that they are not properly prepared for.  All horse programs include one to one and a half hours per day at the barn with the horses during each full day at camp.

Beginner – Campers who have never ridden a horse, have only ridden a few times in their life, only ride a few times a year, or have less than five years of experience on horses are beginner riders.

Intermediate – Campers who have ridden and can control a horse at a trot, ride several times a year (30 plus days a year), or have begun to take private riding lessons but have been attending for more than one month are intermediate riders. Riders who do not demonstrate proper intermediate skills may be moved to a beginner program for their safety.

Advanced – Campers who take private riding lessons, have ridden consistently for more than six months a year, have ridden consistently (10 plus days a month) for more than five years, or have ridden and controlled a horse at a canter in an arena or on a trail ride are advanced riders. A letter or documentation of riding ability may be required for advanced riding programs. Riders who do not demonstrate proper advanced riding skills may be moved to an intermediate or beginner program for their safety.

About our Leadership camps.

We offer Leadership Camps at both camp properties. Girl Scout Camp leadership programs combine exciting summer camp activities with experiential leadership training, resulting in a unique, fun, and high-quality adventure for Girl Scouts who dream big!

Leadership programs are progressive and are designed based on the ages and development of the campers. Progam Aide in Training is the prerequisite for Leader in Training. Leader in Training is the prerequisite for Counselor in Training, and Counselor in Training is the prerequisite for Wranger in Training. and Operations in Training.  Previous leadership experience can sometimes be substituted for a participation in a leadership program level. For example, campers who have worked as Camp Aides at day camp for multiple sessions may be able to advance directly to the Counselor in Training program based on their experience. Contact  customercare@gsctx.org  for questions regarding the level of leadership training that’s right for your camper.

Each session of a particular program will include similar foundational skills, but as every week’s campers are different, those who attend multiple sessions will have the opportunity to practice a wide range of skills. Programs can be attended multiple times. We encourage campers to try leadership programs at different camps to experience a variety of work environments and styles. Each level of leadership program teaches new skills that are intended to be taken back after camp and applied at the troop, service unit, or day camp level. Do not sign up for progressive levels of leadership programs within the same summer.

A completed Leadership Camp Application is required for all leadership campers as follow up to their initial registration. Look for the link to the application in the registration confirmation email.

How to purchase a Camp Kit/t-shirt combo

Once you have completed your camp registration, if you would like to purchase a camp kit or t-shirt combo, select the link below:

COMING SOON

 

Register for Summer Camp

To register for summer camp select the correct program level and then the desired camp session  Only registered Girl Scout members may attend camp. Be sure your child has a current Girl Scout membership before registering them for summer camp.

More information on camp registration coming soon...

Forms and Resources

Resident Camp Caregiver Guide and Forms

Check back in February for the forms for the 2023 summer camp season. You will also be able to find them after you register for a summer camp by logging into your myGS account and navigating to your camp registration in "My Events.

Day Camp Caregiver Guide and Forms

Check back in February for the forms for the 2023 summer camp season. You will also be able to find them after you register for a summer camp by logging into your myGS account and navigating to your camp registration in "My Events.

COVID Information & Documents

Review the appropriate updated COVID protocols below and complete the related Health History COVID Addendum and COVID-19 Release Waiver and bring to camp check-in along with the Health Form packet.

2023 Day Camp COVID Protocols

2023 Day Camp Health History COVID Addendum

2023 Resident Camp COVID Protocols

2023 Resident Camp Health History COVID Addendum

COVID-19 Release Waiver (for both Day and Resident Camps)

Program Credits & Financial Aid Forms
Camp Kits and T-Shirts

Camp Kit registration for this season is now closed.  Camp Kits will be delivered with the Monday mail to your camper.  

CAMP KACHINA CAMP KITS     CAMP TEXLAKE CAMP KITS  
WEEK 1   (6/12/22)     WEEK 1  (6/12/22)  
WEEK 2  (6/19/22)     WEEK 2  (6/19/22)  
WEEK 3  (6/26/22)     WEEK 3  (6/26/22)  
WEEK 4  (7/3/22)     WEEK 4  (7/3/22)  
WEEK 5  (7/10/22)     WEEK 5  (7/10/22)   
WEEK 6  (7/17/22)     WEEK 6  (7/17/22)   
WEEK 7  (7/24/22)     WEEK 7  (7/24/22)  
Summer Camp Information Night Video

We will be posting a Summer Camp Informatin Night video closer to the start of the 2023 summer camp season. Also be sure to review the Caregiver Guide and complete the Health forms found in the "Additional Documentation" section of your camp registration.

 

Cancellations

If you would like to cancel your summer camp registration, please Contact Us to open a CASE with Customer Care.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your camp registration no later than 2 weeks before the camp start date, we will refund all funds paid less the non-refundable $50 deposit. A cancellation request received after that time will not be eligible for refund of any fees unless there is a medical reason and we receive a note from medical personnel.

 

Get your questions answered and learn more by
reviewing our Summer Camp FAQs.