Camp Marydale is a picturesque 400 acre camp site, located 45 miles north of Baton Rouge, near the rolling hills of St. Francisville. The programs available provided girls their first opportunity to ride a horse, participate on an archery range, canoe, swim or challenge a ropes course. The site and the summer camp program are accredited by the American Camp Association, a symbol of quality camping.
Camp Marydale is a year round camping facility with a multi-purpose building/dining hall, a large activity center and craft hut, an infirmary, all located near a pristine lake. There is a sports field, an archery field, a challenge course, several hiking trails, and a swimming pool. The 25+ herd of girl friendly horses are housed in a large barn, with two riding trails that wind throughout the property. Six residential units provide hot and cold showers.
Camp Marydale is available for use by Girl Scout troops/groups from September - May each year. Resident camp sessions run for six weeks during June and July.
Click here to reserve space for your troop at Camp Marydale. Space is not reserved until your Membership Executive has approved the form and payment has been received.
Click on the following to view each facility at Camp Marydale:
Camping facilities include day use areas, cabin units, Lodges, platform tent units, semi-primitive and tree top cabins. The dining hall and a cabin unit provide wheelchair access.
The low ropes challenge course is a wonderful activity for teambuilding for girls of all ages. It is also a great activity for service unit teams or a leader enrichment workshop to build on their teamwork and problem solving skills. A trained low ropes course facilitator must accompany girls on the course. For more information on becoming a trained low ropes facilitator contact the Adult Development Director.
Learn horsemanship skills in the Wrangler (age 14 and up) and Spur (age 12-13) Program.
View all of the horses at Marydale and read all about them.
Go for a hike down to the riverbed and look for animal tracks or friendship rocks .
Camp Marydale’ aquatic facilities include: swimming pool, Lake Warriner (for canoeing), Lake Lagniappe (near Lake View cabins) and Alexander Creek (sandy creek).