Girl Scouts Louisiana East offers everyone - from first-time campers to seasoned pro's - an opportunity to break away from the "everyday" and experience the adventure, learning, fun and friendship of the out of doors! Camping is a vital part of the Girl Scout experience, often providing girls with their first opportunity to ride a horse, swim, or complete a challenge/ropes course.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East owns and operates four outdoor facilities. They are our day use facility, McFadden Cabin in New Orleans' City Park, our 600-acre Camp Whispering Pines (CWP) located in Independence, our 400-acre Camp Marydale located 45 miles north of Baton Rouge near the rolling hills of St. Francisville, and Camp Covington, a 23-acre camp purchased in 1927. Each site is unique in its own way and offers unlimited program opportunities for outdoor activities.
Camping has long been rated a favorite activity by Girl Scouts. Summer resident camp at Camp Marydale and Camp Whispering Pines provides adventure, self-esteem, leadership skills, friends, and fun for girls entering 1st through 12th grade. In the off-season each camp is available for camping by Girl Scout troops/groups and service units.
Share your favorite Girl Scout camp with your family when you plan a family camping trip to Camp Covington or Camp Whispering Pines this year. Special weekends have been designated for Girl Scout families to enjoy the beauty and natural resources of these two camps at special rates.
Make memories of a lifetime by taking your troop or group camping at Camp Marydale or Camp Whispering Pines this year. You will all have a great time, and you'll be supporting the camping program here at our council. Click here to learn more about Troop and Service Unit Camping.
2013 Summer Programs
Girl Scout Summer Resident Camp has been a favorite activity since founder Juliette Gordon Low first introduced summer programs to girls. Girls today have an array of opportunities to choose from at resident camp held at Camps Marydale, Whispering Pines and Covington. Our Resident Camp begins the first week of June and ends in mid-July.
JOIN US at OPEN HOUSE 2013
April 7, 2013
Camp Whispering Pines from 1-3 p.m.
April 14, 2013
Camp Marydale from 1-3 p.m.
April 21, 2013
Camp Covington from 1-3 p.m.The camp open house will provide an opportunity for the girl(s) and her parents/guardians to explore camp, visit the camp sites, and receive information before camp begins. Please remember that exploring camp means Walking. Wear comfortable closed toed shoes and casual clothing. This is your chance to explore camp. No need to register, come on visit us.
Precautions while in the outdoors
Anyone taking part in outdoor activities in Louisiana should take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes or ticks . Click here for some information about protective measures one can take against mosquito or tick-carried diseases when doing outdoor activities such as camping.
Because of Camp...
Not many people realize how going to camp can postively change a life! Click here for the ACA 50-second video!