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What is Girl Scout Camp?

Girl Scout camp is meeting friends, exploring the great outdoors, creating unique crafts, and learning valuable leadership skills! Sounds like a blast!

Research shows that children who receive healthy mental stimulation over the summer retain a significant amount of what they learn during the school year. Summer camp provides a unique place for girls to try new things and experience the outdoors in a safe and fun environment. Campers have a choice of attending troop camp or resident camp with several activities specifically designed to meet badge criteria. Every camp includes water activities, arts and crafts, sports and games, and more! Whether you’re joining us for a weekend or longer, there’s something for every camper.

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Camp Iti Kana
Camp Wahi
Counselor-in-Training and Program Aide

CIT 1
(Counselor-in-Training 1)

Counselor-in-Training is a leadership course open to girls who are interested in preparing for a position on a camp staff, learning job skills and having the best time of their lives! This two year program gives girls the opportunity to develop their camp skills, learn leadership techniques, and explore counselor responsibilities and camp operations. Staff training will include CITs and will be held May 27 – May 30 at Camp Iti Kana. CITs will then return to camp for a practice session. You can select which session you would like at registration. The sessions are listed under each camp on the previous pages. Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory. You will learn how to help Susie through her homesickness, work with a unit of Juniors, find Sophie’s lost sock and get a unit of sixteen Brownies to remember their water bottles for the hike, all while everyone (including you) has fun!

Upon registration, CIT candidates will receive a CIT Application Form that must be completed and returned to the Girl Scout office by May 11, 2019. The CIT program is open to only 16 girls a year so don’t delay in turning in your application. Applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Program Aide

This year, Cadettes interested in developing leadership skills through their camp experience can do so by taking our Program Aide training, which will be held March 9 at Camp Wahi and May 11 at Camp Iti Kana.  Then they will join us for their first hands-on training experience at our first troop camp, which will be June 7 - 9 at Camp Iti Kana and will return to camp for an additional session of troop camp.  You will select which session at registration.  Program Aide training and camp participation will fulfill two of the three requirements for girls to complete their Program Aide award.


Upon registration, Program Aides will receive a Program Aide Application Form that must be completed and returned to the Girl Scout office by May 11, 2019. Girls entering Grades 6-8.

Camp Volunteer

Do you have a special skill, hobby, or talent you would like to share?

We need volunteers throughout the summer to help us create fun and rewarding experiences for our campers. Camp volunteers receive our appreciation, a camp t-shirt and a discount on their child’s camp fee. A limited number of volunteer opportunities are available. A volunteer application, interview and background screening are required. Apply to be a camp volunteer with this form.

Camp Forms

Forms will be posted at a later date.

After completing your camp registration online, please make sure to complete the required forms found here and email them to Kyna McCalpin at kmccalpin@gsgms.org at least two weeks prior to camp start date.

You can also mail or drop them off to

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi
Attn: Kyna McAlpin
1471 West County Line Road
Jackson, MS 39213