Special to the
Opelika Observer

For more than 100 years, camping has been a cornerstone of what Girl Scouts do. At either one of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama’s (GSSA) summer resident camps, she’ll feel inspired to take the lead in an all-girl safe space where she’s free to explore, learn, and have fun without pressure.
At camp, she’ll learn self-reliance, leadership, and perseverance all while having exciting girl-led adventures.
Both Scoutshire Woods (Citronelle) and Kamp Kiwanis (Eclectic) are open to any girl, regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement.
Whether it’s her first time at camp or her fifth, GSSA says there’s something new for her to discover in girl-led activities through which the Girl Scout experience truly comes to life.
GSSA knows sending your daughter to camp is a big decision—especially when it’s her first time away from home. Overnight camp starts as young as second and third grades, giving them a way for them to explore their independence in a safe and supervised environment.
At Girl Scout camp, your daughter will learn to problem solve, work with girls her age and return home excited to share the many new skills she learned.
“Out of home and into the camp world, each girl is equal to those around her,” said Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama CEO Karlyn Edmonds.
“As she sits around the campfire, rides a horse, tries zip-lining, or even sails for the first time, something in her changes—she is growing and gaining a sense of pride by facing fears, learning new skills, and making friends. We guarantee she’ll come home with a spark in her. We call it the camp glow.”
Also, this year GSSA has added a water whoosh mat, ascent slide and power tower by Rave Sports to Kamp Kiwanis and a brand new hatchet throwing range to Scoutshire Woods!
For more information, visit girlscoutssa.org/camp.