Camp Mary Atkinson
A world of adventures is waiting for your girl this summer at Camp Mary Atkinson!
An all-girl camp, Camp Mary Atkinson is located in Johnston County, only 40 minutes from Raleigh. The property spans over 278 wooded acres and is home to traditional resident camp, day camp, adventure trips and an on-site horse program.
Depending on age level, campers are offered the chance to climb the alpine tower and boulder on the climbing grotto. Access to a zero entry swimming pool and lake offers campers a chance to swim multiple times a day as well as participate in watercraft activities that include canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.
The property hosts two platform tent units, two cabin units and lots of open fields that are ideal for tent camping and group activities. In addition, its Program Building and Craft Shelter offer covered areas to meet and do activities.
Excited to learn more and attend Camp Mary Atkinson in the future? Browse our 2016 Summer Fun Guide to see all the amazing resident and day camp opportunities offered last year!
Parents and girls can also visit the Camp Mary Atkinson Facebook page and our Summer Resident Camp page to learn more about what to expect this summer as well as opt-in to our Buddy Program, which allows girls to camp with friends.
Camp Mary Atkinson is run by Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines. Summer resident and day camps are available for all girls, whether or not they are registered Girl Scouts.
Why Girl Scout Camp
Summer and day camp sessons at Camp Mary Atkinson are available and open to all girls, whether or not they participate in Girl Scouts.
National studies from the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) show it's not just what girls do, but how they do it that makes the Girl Scout camp experience so beneficial. Camps run by Girl Scouts are unique because girls get to learn by doing, and they do so in a girl-led environment. This means that, in addition to learning in a hands-on and active way, girls are encouraged to choose their activities, decide which topics they want to explore, and determine how they want to go about exploring them.
The study also reports that at least 75 percent of girls who experience the fun of learning by doing and are part of a girl-led program become better at conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and cooperation, and developing self-confidence. In addition, nearly three in four girls who experience learning by doing and who are part of a girl-led program say that, because of Girl Scouts, they've become a leader in more activities with their friends and classmates, as well as in their community.
At Girl Scouts, we believe that camp is for every girl, which is why we are proud to support girl-led activities and outdoor experiences.
Camp Mary Atkinson Amenities
Staff House with HVAC system
Swimming Pool & Pool House
Watercrafts: canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards
The Girl Scout Leadership Center at Camp Mary Atkinson offers 16,000 square feet of corporate and community meeting space and commercial kitchen with views of forest and woodland meadow. The Girl Scout Leadership Center is the ideal location for corporate retreats, workshops, board meetings, and breakfast and lunch gatherings. During the summer months, it’s used as the dining hall for resident and day camps.
Download our Leadership Center Brochure for more information!