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The Rees-Jones Foundation Welcome Center

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas proudly presents the STEM Center of Excellence in southern Dallas, a $13.5M living laboratory where girls in kindergarten through 12th grade can explore science, technology, engineering and math programs, activities and careers in a unique, girl-centered outdoor leadership environment.

"This is a real gift that this city has. I appreciate Girl Scouts being stewards of it and sharing it with us."

- Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas

Camp Features

Rees-Jones Foundation Welcome Center

The Rees-Jones Foundation Welcome Center is the first place a visitor is welcomed to and orientated with camp.

The welcome center houses an office, conference room and  large reception area where guests will check in for programs, weekend and summer camping, and provides maps and information with suggested activities for all areas of camp accessible without a prior reservation. These include the trails, Energy in Motion Zone, the Music Garden, the pond, creek, meadow and escarpment. See photo.

The Hoglund Foundation Program Center

The Hoglund Foundation Program has been designed as a flexible use of space and will be used as one large program area to accommodate groups up to 150.

The program center can also be divided into three separate labs to accommodate smaller groups. One lab area provides access to a sink, cooker and refrigerator, a second lab provides indoor, wet and dry lab space with access to a covered outdoor pavilion, and the third lab space is a multi-use area.

Offered programming includes badge and journey workshops, and in-depth exploration of STEM topics such as robotics, coding, digital media, physics, chemistry and engineering. See photo.

The Moody Foundation Observation Tower

The three story Observation Tower rises above the tree line to help girls understand the expanse of nature and explore the sky in both day and night-time settings. See photo.


Phase Two Construction

Phase Two construction is set to begin in the spring of 2016, will include 12 new features, and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.

Nita Prothro Clark Nature Trail

A half-mile trail featuring a gathering area and interactive outdoor curriculum. Learn more.

Millie and Allan Bradley Energy In Motion Zone

Designed with five outdoor physics activities, a human sundial, parabolic dishes and more. See photo.

Katherine C. Carmody Trust Texas Tree Trail

Developed by the Texas Trees Foundation and features QR codes and activities throughout. Learn more.

Serena Connelly Archery Range

Two ranges that feature a 100' target wall and aggregate field with 20 targets. See photo.

Amy Frazier Geology Trail by Lynne Mabry

Girls will explore different fossils, test soil and conduct renewable energy experiments. Learn more.

AT&T Ropes Course

She'll have her pick at a high ropes course, low ropes course and fun team-building activities. See photo.

Dallas Foundation Outdoor Soundscape

Features different instruments and signage that focuses on the science of sound and music in nature. See photo.

Marianne & Roger Staubach Sports Field

A grassy field for soccer or volleyball, a Ga-ga ball pit and storage for sports and field equipment. Learn more.

Crystal Charity Ball Girl Exploration Center

Offers a 21st century experience where girls can learn through high-tech, high-touch nature immersion. See photo.

The Boone Family Foundation Courtyard

We are honored to introduce the The Boone Family Foundation Courtyard at the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars, dedicated to three Texas Trailblazers: Vivian Castleberry, Louise Raggio and Virginia Whitehill. See photo.

The Hillcrest Foundation Pond Butterfly Pavilion & Garden

The pond, butterfly pavilion and garden serve as a living laboratory for girls to learn from nature. Girls will have the chance to study pond ecosystems, take pond samplings, test water and investigate the water cycle. See photo.

Aquatics Center

The Aquatic Center features a large pool with two low diving boards in the deep end, a 4'-5' swimming area and a zero entry area for non-swimmers. There is an attached building with bathrooms, showers and changing facilities. See photo.

The Texas Instruments Innovation Center

The Texas Instruments Innovation Center will be a stand-alone building where Girl Scouts can gather in small groups and use their creativity to launch the design process in an inspiring environment.

The Texas Instruments Innovation Center will be the home of our robotics teams and small groups who need a safe space for ongoing projects. The outdoor space would be incorporated for volunteers, parents and staff to gather and celebrate the girls' accomplishments. See floor plan.



Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is proud to thank our Lead Donors as we continue our capital campaign to raise $13.5 million.

$1M & Above
The Perot Foundation
Capital One
The Moody Foundation
The Rees-Jones Foundation
The Harold Simmons Foundation
$500,000 - $999,999
Crystal Charity Ball
The Hillcrest Foundation
The Hoglund Foundation
Texas Instruments
$100,000 - $499,000
Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation
Millie and Allan Bradley
The Boone Family Foundation
Lyda Hill
The Hoblitzelle Foundation
The Mabee Foundation
The George & Fay Young Foundation
$25,000 - $99,000
Kit and Frank Addleman
Community Impact Fund of the Dallas Foundation
Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., trustee
Jim and Donna Epps
Suzy and Larry Gekiere
Stephanie and Hunter Hunt
Gene Jones
The NBC Universal Foundation
Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation
The Real Estate Council Foundation
Robert Reeves
Elizabeth A. Schartz
Carol and Elliott Short
Marcia Simpson
Marianne & Roger Staubach
Mary and Richard Templeton
$5,000 - $24,999
Melissa Arnoldi
Jennifer K. Bartkowski
Beth and Eddie Bull, Jr.
Megan Burkhart
The CoServ Charitable Foundation
Brenda Cubbage
Trisha and Greg Cunningham
Kimberly Dixon
Marta and Bob Engram
Donna German
Rachel Gonzalez
Alison Hunsicker
Debra and Steve Leven
Lufkin Creosoting Co., Inc.
Lynne and Allen Mabry
David and Sara Jo Mueller
Erle Nye
The Ross Avenue Baptist Church Foundation
Tegwin Pulley
Heather Randall
Debbie Roling
Martha Ross
Spring Valley Construction
Trinity Industries
Christopher and Julie Vogel
Colleen Walker and Felipe Gumucio




If you’re interested in learning more about the STEM Center of Excellence or in taking a tour, please contact Amanda Rainey at or (972) 349-2426.