Camp the City
|HELP US NAME CAMP!|
We want this camp to build a legacy, just as Camp Cookieland has been, and we want you to be a part of that.
We are accepting online submissions for camp names! Anyone – girl, volunteer, alumae, you name it – can submit a name (or 5, just make sure to fill out the form for each submission).
A few things to consider when submitting names:
- Cannot be named after a specific person
- It must be unique, not a camp name already in existence
- It should be inspired by Girl Scout traditions, programs, camp vision, our brand, or local history
- It should be timeless
- Get creative, we cannot wait to see what you come up with
Once the committee has narrowed down the names, we will open up voting to the girls (make sure to have them follow us on Instagram)!
Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is committed to getting girl outside and we are excited to announce our plan to invest more than $11 million to build a STEM-focused camp in Oklahoma City, opening Summer 2020!
A few years ago, when we made the decision to sell Camp Cookieland,
we brought 50 Girl Scouts - grades 6 thru 12 - together to talk about
the different options and what this meant for the future of Girl Scout
camp. These discussions included the desired for a camp, focused on
STEM and outdoors that was more accessible. And here we are today,
announcing just that!
The Property Task Force, made up of Board Members and a few Girl Scouts, and staff have been working to make sure we found the perfect property for Girl Scouts. And we are pleased to say we have found it! The new camp will be on approximately 14-acres just east of the Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
While this camp was designed primarily for the girls, it is for everyone! When Girl Scouts isn't using the camp, various groups, organizations and families, like yours, can rent out the camp for your own adventures.
It provides girls the opportunity to be comfortable in the outdoors – camping, hiking, kayaking – while also having indoor spaces for first time campers who aren't quite sure about traditional camping just yet. Girls will learn about physics zipling across the lake and test their geological knowledge on the indoor rock wall.
And with how close we are to the Zoo, we will have even greater opportunities like: real-world research, working with the veterinarians, conservation & travel opportunities – local and international.