Hello Girl Scout Friends,
We weathered one of the snowiest winters in the history of northeast Texas. Now, we’re enjoying a beautiful spring, filled with greenery and gorgeous flowers (and for many of us, watery eyes and loads of sneezes). All of which means that summer is just around the corner – and with summer comes Girl Scout Camp!! Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is proud to offer its resident camp at three amazing camps – Camp Bette Perot, Camp Rocky Point, and Camp Gambill. Each camp offers programs geared especially for that site, whether it’s horseback riding, animal care, arts & crafts, archery, ropes courses, sailing, kayaking, or swimming. And, for our younger first-time campers, we’re offering all things “Girly” in shorter sessions. Whatever your interests may be, resident camp provides girls an opportunity to discover their strong sense of self, connect with nature to enhance their appreciation of outdoors, and make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Another fantastic way to experience camp is through our Day and Twilight Camps, where girls attend camp either during the day or evening, but return to their homes at night to sleep. Each of our eleven day or twilight camps offers a different theme.
Years ago, when Ross and Margo Perot donated the property on which our Camp Bette Perot now stands, the Board of Director’s graciously accepted his incredible and generous gift and prepared a statement of purpose and objectives for Camp Bette Perot. This insightful document, with its crisp wisdom, still resonates today for all of our camps:
“… (the) needs of girls in the future, as well as today, include:
- A corner of the earth, somewhere, away from a world of steel and concrete.
- A framework of values and activities in which she may move at her own pace, according to her own desires.
- A deeply personal antidote to the pressures of organization and efficiency.
- A haven where she can talk freely with other young people.
It is our belief that Camp Bette Perot will be that corner of the earth where the girl may stand still and know herself.”
If your daughter has not experienced Girl Scout camp, I encourage you to sign her up now. If she has been to camp, check out our new programs. We have plenty of space available, so review our camp guide by clicking here
. And, for the first time, you may register your daughter for camp online
My daughter, Isabella, will be visiting Camp Gambill for “Doodle Bugs” and her beloved Camp Bette Perot for her horse fix. Have a safe and very happy summer!
Colleen Walker, proud CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas