For rising Brownies through Ambassadors (entering grades 2 - 12). Check back early next year for Summer 2024 camp options.
Girls experience independence in our safe and supportive camp environment. Their week at camp (Sunday-Friday) is centered around the horses, and a trip to the barn is the highlight of each day. Hands-on horse activities include trail rides, badges, arena classes, and much more.
Campers can also swim, shoot archery and slingshots, and complete ropes course challenges. They’ll even try their hands at leatherworking and wilderness exploration. Camp activities progress by age. As girls grow through the program, they get fun new opportunities. High school Girl Scouts: Check out the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and Wrangler-in-Training* (WIT) leadership experiences near the bottom of this page.
Learn more in our guide for parents and caregivers (coming in Spring 2024). Also, be sure to check out our fun instructional videos below under "Parent/Caregiver Resources" to help get your Girl Scout ready for camp!
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Fifth graders, meet the epic adventure of Raccoon Ridge!
Platform tents are the original Girl Scout camp experience and foster a camper’s progression, grit, and accomplishment. The tents in Racoon Ridge have wooden floors, wood support frames, heavy canvas roofs, and beds equipped with bed nets, cute cubbies, and twinkle lights.
Counselors are ready to help campers conquer challenges and see what they are capable of. This year, it comes with new freedoms to choose your activities at camp and an exclusive new patch. Join us for this amazing adventure and make memories to last a lifetime!
Older girls choose their own activities.
When they get to camp, Girl Scouts 5th grade and up get to customize their week by selecting their activities.
Everyone has barn time each day, but if she wants to focus on crafts, archery, or swimming, she gets to choose where her time is spent. She can opt to have more variety or more time to develop skills in certain areas.
Opportunities to buddy up
Buddy requests can be made in CampDoc for two campers of the same grade level, and we attempt to honor one mutual buddy request. It can be comforting to have a buddy at camp, but we also encourage all girls to make new friends.
If your Girl Scout wants to camp with a larger group, please explore Troop Camp at Camp Gambill.
Due to a significant reduction in girls using bus transportation in 2022, buses from JoAnn Fogg to Camp Bette Perot will not be available for summer 2023. Campers will be dropped off and picked up directly from Camp Bette Perot by families at designated times.
Financial assistance may be requested for any registered Girl Scout living in the 32 counties served by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. GSNETX makes every effort to assist as many girls as possible from our allocated funds. Families with financial situations that may prevent them from participating in the sleepaway camp program can request assistance for all or part of the session fee.
If requesting Financial Assistance for Sleepaway Camp:
Click here to download a copy of our Parent/Caregiver Guide to sleepaway camping at Camp Bette Perot. In this guide, you'll find the brass tacks of the camp experience, including info on what to know before signing up for sleepaway camp, what camp arrival will be like and what to bring, the experience during camp, camp departure, and more.
We've created a YouTube series of suggestions for parents and girls
to ensure all Girl Scouts campers are ready for the best summer
CIT camps are a fully integrated camper-leadership experience.
There are three parts of the CIT leadership program:
Leadership activities fit around the regular camper experience. Girls will still go to the barn each day and can choose their own adventure as they experience hands-on activities, relaxing in nature, swimming, archery, and fun with friends.
Great for all older girls — even if being a camp counselor isn't in her future. Select the week of her choice from the above week/session links.
WITs are essential to the summer equestrian program at Camp Bette Perot. WITs rise early and spend the day at the barn working with barn staff to catch, feed, saddle, and move an assigned set of horses. You’ll work in the barn, help younger girls on and off their horses, lead trail rides and demonstrate turns, trot, and lope in arena classes. You’ll also enjoy camp favorites like swimming, archery, evening activities, and fun with friends. Program by application only, to be opened in early 2024.
Need assistance? Contact our customer care department at (972) 349-2403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The team is available Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday.
Camp sessions, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.