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Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

We are excited to introduce several new camp sessions and continue the tradition of camp favorites.

Campers will enjoy the great outdoors, go swimming, hike, ride horses, and throw a hatchet, improve their mental health, and they’ll make new friends and learn more about themselves than they ever thought possible!

Families can go to camp too! Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem!

We are looking forward to sharing in all your new adventures at camp!

Basic Info:

Address: 7201 Girl Scout Lane, Indianapolis, IN
Phone: (317) 924-6800
Email: [email protected]
Website: girlscoutsindiana.org/en/camp/explore-summer-camp.html
Gender of Campers:  Girls & Families
Special Needs Offered: Varies by camp program/event/location
Dates:  Varies by camp program/event/location
Ages: K-12


Q&A with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana:

What makes Girl Scouts of Central Indiana unique?

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has five unique camps, each situated on beautiful sprawling acres, and each with their own special touch. Explore our camp page to learn about each one!

What activities are offered at Girl Scouts of Central Indiana?

Activities vary by camp program/event/location, and may include: swimming, biking, hiking, jumping on the giant trampoline, horse or pedal car riding, arts and crafts, STEM exploration, cooking over a campfire, singing Girl Scout songs, and of course making new friends and keeping the old. It’s definitely more fun than you’d ever expect for such a great price!

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

The adult-to-girl ratio means a minimum of two registered, approved, adult staff or volunteers who are unrelated, including one female, for up to this number of girls:

  • 6 girls in grades K-1
  • 12 girls in grades 2-3
  • 16 girls in grades 4-5
  • 20 girls in grades 6-8
  • 24 girls in grades 9-10
  • 24 girls in grades 11-12

There should be one extra registered, approved, adult volunteer or staff for every additional:
• 1–4 girls in grades K-1
• 1–6 girls in grades 2-3
• 1–8 girls in grades 4-5
• 1–10 girls in grades 6-8
• 1–12 girls in grades 9-10
• 1–12 girls in grades 11-12

Some high-adventure activities may require more adult-to-girl supervision than stated above.

How much time do the campers spend outside?

Campers will spend most of their time at camp outdoors, weather permitting. They will also participate in some indoor activities.

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

Day Camp:

Campers will need to provide their own lunch each day at camp. Please plan ahead and include your child’s lunch in an insulated lunch box if possible. Girls will eat their lunch with their group.

A pre-packaged snack will be provided each day. To ensure camper safety, food allergies and/or special diets cannot be accommodated. Campers are welcome to bring their own non-refrigerated snacks and put in their backpack. No discount can be provided if a camper does not eat the camp snacks.

Mini/Full Overnight Camp:

Meals will be provided for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the days in which campers are at camp. Meals will consist of items that can be cooked over a fire or grab and go continental meals. If your camper needs special diet accommodations, please plan to provide your meals that can be heated in a microwave.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Every day is filled with a variety of fun and adventures, but an example of a typical day is:
8:30-8:45 am – Arrive at Camp
9:00 am – Opening Flag Ceremony
9:30-10:30 am – Art, badge or nature activities
10:45-11:30 – Swimming, hiking or archery
11:45 am-12:45 pm – Lunch
1-3:15 pm – Themed Activity and snack
3:15-3:45 – Closing Flag Ceremony
3:45-4:30 pm – Depart Camp

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Camp staff ages vary based on requirements for each role. All staff are trained in CPR/First aid, and others in Lifeguarding, archery, air riflery, and more depending on their role. Camp staff comes from all over the world, many returning year after year.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

Accommodations vary by camp/program/event/location/theme.May be an image of 3 people, child, people standing, outdoors and tree

Is this an overnight camp?

Yes

What does the camper’s living situation look like?

Camper’s quarters vary based on which camp they visit. Please visit our website to see images for each camp.

How do parents and campers communicate?

Parents are encouraged to write to their campers who attend mini overnight and full week overnight camps. They can drop them off with a staff member on the opening day, and staff will deliver them throughout the week that the girl attends.

How does your camp handle homesickness?

In hope of avoiding homesickness, we have a great tool that will help you determine what is best for your camper. Take our camp readiness quiz to decide if your daughter is ready for an overnight camp or if day camp might be the best option for her.

What are the meals like at camp?

Day Camp:

Campers will need to provide their own lunch each day at camp. Please plan ahead and include your child’s lunch in an insulated lunch box if possible. Girls will eat their lunch with their group.

A pre-packaged snack will be provided each day. To ensure camper safety, food allergies and/or special diets cannot be accommodated. Campers are welcome to bring their own non-refrigerated snacks and put in their backpack. No discount can be provided if a camper does not eat the camp snacks.

Mini/Full Overnight Camp:

Meals will be provided for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the days in which campers are at camp. Meals will consist of items that can be cooked over a fire or grab and go continental meals. If your camper needs special diet accommodations, please plan to provide your meals that can be heated in a microwave.

Can parents visit the camp?

Our camps are not open to parents, family, or other visitors during camp sessions so that we may provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. All participants and staff must be registered and all adults must have complete background checks prior to camp in order to attend. Plan to visit the camps during the open house to see the units, staff and program areas. Volunteer opportunities are available to those who can plan to stay the full week.

What percentage of campers return every year?

Approximately half of campers return year after year.

Is the schedule highly structured, or do kids have a lot of free choices?

Our camp schedules are pretty structured, but campers have a choice of which session they would like to attend based on the theme and activities for that week.

Is transportation available to and from camp?

Transportation is available.

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