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Camp Kateri 2015: Light the Fire Inside
Your summer adventure at Camp Kateri has finally arrived! Discover the leader in you as you support and encourage your fellow campers to do the same. Enriching activities like camping, hiking, canoeing, singing, dancing, art, challenging games and natural exploration will set the most exciting backdrop for you to explore, identify and honor the unique set of skills and qualities that make you, you. Celebrate the new talents, interests and friends you discover at camp that will last a lifetime.

The Camp
Camp Kateri is a 550-acre facility located just 30 minutes southeast of Gainesville, Florida. Camp Kateri has offered fun-filled programs for 50 years, in which campers not only get to experience new adventures, but also grow in their personal skills. Camp Kateri is a sleep-away camp with weeklong sessions beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday. During their stay at Camp Kateri, girls live in cabins, platform tents and treehouses. Each unit has flush toilets, running water and electricity in the unit houses. Camp Kateri is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc.

“Thank you for providing a camp that helps build my daughter's self-esteem, confidence and challenges her. Also, thank you for finding delightful young ladies to work as counselors that model appropriate behavior my daughter can strive to emulate. We will definitely be returning to Camp Kateri next year.” –Parent of a 2013 Camper

The Staff
Campers will spend their days with fun-loving, safety-conscious camp staff. For many girls, there is nothing better than getting to know these young adults—role models who are confident enough to dress up and sing silly songs, who can mediate a dispute, who can make such an impression that they are remembered 20 years later. All staff are trained in First Aid, CPR, counseling, emergency procedures, and more.

If you or someone you know loves to work with Girl Scouts in an outdoor environment, complete our Camp Kateri Summer Camp Staff Application! Please Check out the Job Descriptions prior to application.  All positions have certain requirements you must meet to be hired.

Contact the Camp Director, Anna Kuhns, at 904.265.8014 or akuhns@girlscouts-gateway.org

Camp Kateri Sessions
Camp Kateri Resident Camp will run for six weeks beginning June 7th with seven session’s total. Each session is themed and all activities throughout the day will be age appropriate with the goal of girls discovering who they are, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place, all while having fun in nature. The 2015 sessions are available under the tab Camp Sessions. The sessions begin on Sunday afternoon and end typically on Friday Morning with the exception to Session 1, Session 2, and Session 5.

Camp Kateri Open House
Open House at Camp Kateri on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. This is an opportunity for you and your daughter to see camp, meet some of the staff and learn more about our sessions.  Camp’s mission will continue building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  Interested in learning the benefits a girl develops when experiencing Summer Resident Camp?  Have questions about what a normal day looks like at camp, want to check out the housing, and learn a couple camp songs? 

Please come join us as we celebrate together and learn about Camp Kateri!! Resources for guardians for what to expect when your girl is at camp will be provided to set her up for success.  Dinner will not be provided, however for those of you who want to indulge in that sweet tooth, S'mores and Stories will be provided after a tour of camp where we can learn together about the spirit of Camp Kateri.  There is no cost for the Open House, though we ask for you to RSVP by calling 1-877-764-5237 so we know how many people to expect and of course… not run out of S’mores! Hope to see you there!