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The Countdown to Girl Scout Summer Camp is Officially Here!


This summer Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines invites all girls to Think Outside at summer camp. At Girl Scout summer camp, girls will have a great summer exploring the outdoors, making new friends, and having a ton of fun in a safe and supportive all-girl environment. Each of the three summer resident camps features fun outdoor activities like swimming, kayaking, archery, crafts, campfires, and so much more. Girl Scout summer camp is open to all girls, whether or not she is a Girl Scout member, and is filled with amazing adventures that build girls of courage, confidence, and character. 

There is something for every girl to enjoy when she takes on the adventure at any of the Girl Scout resident camps in Johnston, Beaufort, and Vance County.

Camp Hardee, Beaufort County

Camp Hardee is located on the south side of the beautiful Pamlico River. This camp offers modern comforts while providing a genuine camp experience with 10 multi-colored cabins, bunk beds, and a HVAC system, as well an encampment field for tent camping. What makes Camp Hardee truly special is its beautiful views of the Pamlico River. On a clear day, girls can watch the dolphins jump! Camp Hardee can be ideal for campers looking to experience the outdoors while instantly becoming a part of a tight-knit camp community. Traditional resident camp sessions serves girls rising grades 2 - 12, and the camp also offers troop and family camp opportunities for all age levels. Teen girls can earn their babysitting certification, discover the magic of sailing along the Pamlico River, and take a leadership role as part of the Counselor-in-Training sessions. 

Kristi Doebler has been the camp director at Camp Hardee for the past seven years and with 20 years of summer camp staff experience she always looks forward to seeing campers step out of their comfort zone while trying new things. She spends her time on the off season preparing the summer camp, hiring qualified camp staff and training them, evaluating safety procedures, and ensuring campers will have a great time in the summer. 

Camp Graham, Vance County

Camp Graham is situated on the beautiful Kerr Lake with 155 acres of lake front property with open areas and woodlands. Camp Graham is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true and is ideal for a wide range of camp activities including hiking, archery, field and nature games, swimming, sailing, and more. Camp Graham is also home to our Tree House Unit, where girls in select sessions will have the opportunity to sleep among the trees in elevated cabins. 

Camp Graham serves campers rising grades 4 - 12 for traditional resident camp and horse camp sessions and also features troop camp opportunities for all grade levels. Teen girls can register for specialty sessions including sailing, archery, paddleboarding and Counselor-in-Training (CIT). 

Meet Nephhitearya Bailey, who serves as the camp director at Camp Graham and think girls should experience Girl Scout camp because they’ll learning by doing hands-on exemplary activities. 

Camp Mary Atkinson, Johnston County

Camp Mary Atkinson is the largest camp and spans 278 wooded acres. This camp is home to traditional resident camp, day camp, adventure trips, and an on-site horse program. Campers of the appropriate age will be offered the chance to climb the alpine tower and boulder on the climbing grotto. With access to a zero entry swimming pool and lake, campers have the chance to swim multiple times a day as well as participate in watercraft activities. Camp Mary Atkinson serves girls in rising 2 - 12 grades for traditional resident camp sessions, but also offers troop, family, and day camp opportunities for all grade levels. Specialty sessions such as Counselor-in-Training, Program Aide, and Lifeguarding are also available. 

McGlory brings over a decade of camp experience to Girl Scouts and her favorite part of summer camp is the fun hikes around the camp property while learning about local flora and fauna. She enjoys finding the hidden treasures in nature and thinks the platform tents at Camp Mary Atkinson are super fun!

With the ability to make new friends, share lots of laughs, sing silly songs, and create lasting memories – there are so many reasons why girls should attend Girl Scout camp this summer.

To learn more about each camp, attend one or all of the camp open house events in February and March. Each resident camp will host a Sunday afternoon open house where girls and their families can tour the property, meet camp staff, and register for sessions. Visit www.nccoastalpines.org for more information on dates, times, and locations.

Girl Scouts believe that every girl should have the outdoor experience that is why camp is offered at the average cost of $300 per week. Financial assistance and scholarships available. Registration for summer resident camp opened on February 1, 2017 and summer day camp registration opens on March 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. For more information and to register, visit our website.