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Camp Update: What's Happening in 2017


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We’re kicking off the New Year with an update on the progress being made at our camp properties and what we have in store for 2017. There are so many exciting things in the works to make your stay at camp a little more comfortable, convenient and of course FUN! We can’t wait to see you enjoying the great outdoors at our Girl Scout Camps this year!

On Deck for all camp properties*

  • We are purchasing consistent camping and program supplies that will be available for all to use at all of our camps. Do you remember the surveys you took last year? These are the items YOU told us you wanted to see at camp.  
  • Camping supplies includes items such as cook sets, coolers, refrigerators, tents, shower heads and mattresses, etc.
  • Program supplies include items such as archery equipment, kayaks, paddleboards, etc.
  • All camp properties are getting refrigerated water fountains with bottle fillers installed. In fact, they’re already installed at CDT. Staying hydrated is super important when you visit camp especially as you explore the outdoors in the hot Florida sun. Don’t forget to bring your water bottle.

Camp Indian Echo

Done

  • The brand new Low Ropes Course and Giant Swing feature is now installed at Camp Indian Echo. Over the last month, a team of awesome facilitators have been trained on the course and tested out the activities with groups of girls. More information will be shared soon on how to reserve this activity for your troop.

On Deck

  • A shelter will be built at the low ropes area for programming and equipment storage.

Camp Wai Lani

Done

  • Brazilian pepper plants have been removed from the fire circle to the boat house. This is an invasive species that represent a significant threat to Florida’s native plant and wildlife populations.  
  • We have contracted with companies to maintain the property which includes cleaning the facilities to landscaping the grounds. 

On Deck

  • Girls will reach new heights and step out of their comfort zones when we install a high ropes climbing structure with zip lines later this year!
  • Everyone will sleep a little easier with air conditioning units installed in all cabins. This was one of the biggest requests we heard from members.
  • We’re building a new covered archery shelter for programing and storage.

Camp Dorothy Thomas

Done

  • Refrigerated water fountains with bottle fillers have been installed at sleeping units to keep scouts hydrated and refreshed especially in the hot Florida sun.
  • A hot water heater was installed at Skunk Unit… No more cold showers! Brrr
  • We have contracted with companies to maintain the property which includes cleaning the facilities to landscaping the grounds. 

On Deck

  • A hammock hotel is coming to CDT! Your troop can reserve this space to sleep outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.
  • We are making repairs and refurbishing the equestrian center for select programming.

Camp Wildwood

On Deck

  • Out with the old in with the new – the carpet in the lodge is being replaced.
  • A hammock hotel is coming to Wildwood! Your troop can reserve this space to sleep outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.
  • We’re building a new covered archery shelter for programing and storage.

*The items listed as “on deck” are currently in the active planning stages and currently slated for completion this year barring unforeseen setbacks.