Ride a horse, take a swim, hike, sing, water ski - come see for yourself that camping is so much more than just s’mores!
Resident camp is an overnight camping experience for ALL GIRLS where you can explore the out-of-doors with trained camp counselors. Resident camp sessions typically last about one week and are held in June and July each year at Girl Scouts Camp Kateri.
Girl Scouts SMILE Camp has been putting smiles on the faces of First Coast children with disabilities for over 35 years! Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) may submit an application and references in the spring to be considered for the position of SMILE Camp Counselor. Once accepted, girls receive hands-on, intensive training to plan and lead a one-week summer day camp for elementary-school age campers (5-11 years old) living with cerebral palsy, TMH, EMH (trainable mental handicaps and educable mental handicaps), hearing and/or visual impairments. Counselors provide physical assistance, gentle encouragement and one-on-one attention to the campers. Campers attend the week for a minimal fee, which includes lunch, snacks, and transportation to and from camp.
Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 learn skills in archery, canoeing, kayaking or sailing during a weekend campout at Camp Kateri. Girls can attend more than one weekend to master one specific aquatic activity and earn participation patches.
Camping with a Parent/Guardian
Each year a session of Resident Camp is dedicated to a girls' opportunity to experience Camp Kateri with either Mom or Dad or other gender specific role model. This is catered for the younger girls and their guardians transitioning to the camp atmosphere. Applies to girls grades 1st -3rd .
Check out Session 1 and 2 for these options.
Plan a small group excursion to explore the outdoors with your troop leader and the other girls in your troop.
Service Unit Campouts
Service Unit Campouts are large group events for Girl Scouts from a specific region, often planned by teen Girl Scouts, to share their knowledge and enjoyment of the outdoors with others. A Service Unit Campout is a great experience for the first time camper.