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As the weather warms, this is the perfect time to think about the time-honored tradition of summer camp. From swimming and hiking, to singing songs around a campfire and newer challenges like a high ropes course, camp is the place for making memories that last a lifetime.
Girls from the Marion County area in grades 1 through 12 have a great way to build these kinds of memories this summer. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will be holding summer camps at two locations on multiple dates from June through July.
“Our camps are a fantastic way for girls to enjoy nature while building leadership skills and friendships,” says Lora Tucker, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana council.
Girl Scout camps will be held this summer at Camp Pennyroyal, located near Owensboro, and at the Bear Creek Aquatic Camp, near Paducah. Activities vary depending on the camp location and length of program, which can run from 4 or 6 days, all the way up to 12 days for older girls.
Both camp locations are fully staffed by experienced staff certified in camping and safety procedures. Both camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. Bus transportation is available for those who need it, or those who just want the fun of a road trip to sing songs and make new friends.
Camp fees range from $235 to $695 depending on the length of program selected. A three-tiered pricing system and financial aid are available to make sure costs do not pose a barrier to any girl’s chance to go to camp or be a Girl Scout.
“Our council’s policy is no girl will be left behind,” says Tucker. “We are committed to providing a positive experience to every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout.”
For more information, go to gskentuckiana.org or call 1-888-771-5170. On-line registration can be done at summerresidentcamps.gskentuckiana.org. Move quickly as space often fills up and registrations are processed in the order they are received.