Day Camp Info

2024 Houchens Day Camp

I can do it!


Campers are sure to have a blast learning new and useful skills through crafts and other activities like fun food creations and creative sand sculpting! Of course, our camp would not “be camp” without the water slide, games, songs and new friends!


WHERE: Houchens Program Center at 4520 Barren River Road, Bowling Green, KY

WHEN: June 10th thru 14th 

(Camp drop-off is between 8:00am and 8:30am each day Monday thru Thursday, with pick-up between 3:00pm-3:30pm.  (Brownies and up who have completed a successful night away from home may participate in the Thursday night overnight at parents’ discretion. Pick up time for the Thursday night campers is Friday at 10:30am. More details below.)



*Financial assistance from the Joyce Seymour Leadership Fund can be applied for.  See Registration and Payment below for more information.  
 WHAT IS INCLUDED: Program supplies and activities, 2 Daily snacks, One camp t-shirt, A unit colored bandana, 2024 camp patch, Thursday night dinner and s’mores, Breakfast for campers participating in Thursday overnight. 



DAY CAMP IS COMPLETELY VOLUNTEER RUN!!!  We are always looking for volunteers to help.  If you are interested in getting back to your Girl Scout roots or even experiencing camp for the first time, please consider volunteering for Day Camp!

***We can only have Pixies and Boys Units if there are enough volunteers to meet the adult/child ratios and therefore registration is not guaranteed. Refunds will be made if we are unable to have these units.***


Camp Aides, are Girl Scouts that will be in High School during the next school year who want to be helpers at camp. Camp Aides are free as they are considered workers at camp; they must attend 2 overnight FUN trainings at camp on:

Note: Girls currently in 8th-12th grade who do not wish to be a Camp Aide but still want to attend camp are welcome to apply as a regular camper.  


If you have any questions, please contact the Camp Director, Regina Pedigo at 270-202-1229 or 

What to Bring to Camp


First Day

All items should be labeled with camper name and unit and/or placed in labeled ziploc bag:

These items will stay in the unit tent all week! Please pack them accordingly.


Every Day

DO NOT BRING TO CAMP (Campers and Adults)

MEDICATIONS:  All prescription and over the counter medications must be administered through the camp medic. All medications should be given to the camp medic on Monday morning and must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name and instructions on how to administer. Prescription medication will only be administered to the camper whose name is on the prescription bottle.

Thursday Night Camping


Brownies and up who have completed a successful night away from home may participate in the Thursday night overnight at parents’ discretion.

Permission slip and tent form will be sent home with campers. 

If your girl has a tent they can bring, please make sure this tent is designed for outdoor use (No Dora, Paw Patrol, etc...) and that your camper has experience putting it together!  

Campers also have the option of staying for evening activities and checking out before lights out.

Scholarship Info

Need help paying for camp? 

There are a couple options to HELP PAY FOR CAMP this year.  

Pick-up and Drop-off


Camp Houchens access is a one lane road! Therefore, drop off and pick up are dependent on volunteer traffic guides to keep things running smoothly. For the safety of all the girls and our volunteers, please listen carefully to directions and keep your speed low. Allow plenty of time for drop off and pick up this year!


If you know your child will be absent or arrive late please notify camp the day before in writing/email at

If this is not possible, please notify us at camp (270-781-1135) before 9:00 AM. If your child needs to arrive or leave other than at regular times, you need to check her/him in or out at the lodge.  It takes approximately 20 minutes to sign a child out and pick them up, please plan accordingly. If someone other than a parent is signing a camper out they must be on the girl's camp forms and present ID.

Refund Policy and Participant Expectations

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND POLICY: If you need to cancel, please email ASAP.  Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be processed for all cancellations received prior to April 15th.  50% refunds (less any payment processing fees) will be processed for cancellations received prior to May 1st.  No refunds will be given after May 1st for cancellations.  

SAFETY AND EXPECTATIONS: Safety of our scouts is the most important factor of camp! Therefore, our leaders will go over camp rules and expectations the first day of camp. Please remind your scout that these guidelines are put in place to keep them safe and ensure they have a great week at camp! Any camper who is constantly violating rules/boundaries will be dismissed from camp without a refund.

HEALTH HISTORY FORM: After you submit your registration, you will be automatically sent to the Health History Form page.  We need this filled out for ALL CAMPERS, CAMP AIDES, and ADULT VOLUNTEERS prior to attending camp.  If for some reason, you were not redirected to the form after registering, you can fill it out HERE.  

2023 Houchens Day Camp Photos

Thank you to Morgan Southard for taking some amazing pictures!

HOUCHENS CAMP 2023 by Morgan Marie Photography (