RESIDENT CAMPS

  • Camp Kachina 244 acres on Lake Belton. Features include: water activities like sailing and skiing, pool and archery range.
  • Camp Texlake 455 acres on Lake Travis. Features include: water activities, an equestrian arena, nature center, ropes course and pool.
  • Camp Wood Lake Camp is currently at rest. Features include: water activities like canoeing, sailing, and paddle boating.
  • Camp Howdy primitive camp located near Bryan.  
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Camp Kachina

With 110 waterfront acres on Lake Belton, Camp Kachina encompasses 244 acres in Belton, TX. During the summer it hosts overnight camps, giving girls the opportunity to enjoy sailing and skiing, archery and more. Camp Kachina has great ecological diversity, offering the chance to experience the natural beauty of Texas. 

Camp Kachina is primarily used for Girl Scout events and programs, but is also available to outsider user groups.

Program Areas

  • Archery course—covered with protective screen
  • Girl-created nature center
  • Campfire Circle—center of camp with designated campfire space and benches for seating
  • Waterfront activites--kayaks, canoes, sailboats
  • Hiking Trails
 

Dining Areas

The octagon shaped dining hall accommodates 150 guests. Kitchen facilities are not available for rental groups, unless a catering license is provided.

Housing Areas

Camp Kachina offers a variety of housing facilities. The four lodges have air conditioning and are also suitable for winter camping. Screened cabins and platform tent areas are also available. All units have a open-air bathhouse and a fire circle.

  • Kiva Lodge Acclimatized lodge with an interior bathroom, a sleeping loft, kitchen, and fireplace. It accommodates 25 overnight.
  • Wikiup Lodge Shares bathhouse facilities with the Dining Hall and is connected by a small porch. It's acclimatized and has its own kitchen. It accommodates 15 overnight.
  • Hopi Lodge Acclimatized lodge with its own kitchen. It shares an open air shower house and toilet facilities with the Hopi cabin unit. It accommodates 20 overnight.
  • Wigwam Lodge Acclimatized lodge with its own kitchen and includes an interior bathroom. It accommodates 20 overnight.
  • Hopi Cabin Unit has 10 screened cabins which accommodate 4 per cabin. It shares toilet facilities and an open air shower house with Hopi Lodge.
  • Zuni Cabin Unit has 10 screened cabins which accommodate 4 per cabin. It has its own toilet facilities and open air bathhouse.
  • Tewa Shelter and Tent Area Primitive camping unit with tent pads and an open air bathhouse.
  • Yuma Tent Area provides platform tent camping and an open air bathhouse.

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Camp Texlake

Camp Texlake is the council’s 455-acre outdoor program area located on Lake Travis. After $5 million in renovations, Texlake is looking better than ever. Our state-of-the-art dining hall can accommodate up to 400 guests and may be the perfect location for your next big event!

The facility offers opportunities for use by Girl Scouts, corporations and other community organizations. Besides council events and programs, Camp Texlake is available for day and overnight use during the school year by non-Girl Scout groups.

Housing Facilities

Camp Texlake can accommodate 335 overnight guests in several housing facilities. Accommodations range to meet the needs of everyone from the most experience camper to the first time outdoorsman.

  • Flora & Fauna Large Log cabins with A/C and heat, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, BBQ grills and campfire circle; Flora and Fauna each have two wings with 6 rooms sleeping 4 each (24 rooms total); bathrooms in each wing
  • 5 Suncrest Cabins Log cabins with A/C and heat, BBQ grills, and campfire circles; sleep 12 each; bathrooms in each cabin
  • 4 Tree house Cabins Screened above-ground cabins; BBQ grill and Campfire Circle; treehouses have 2 sides sleeping 14 each; bathhouse
  • Primitive Camping Sites BBQ grill and Campfire Circle; restrooms and chemical toilet at each site
  • Platform Tent Unit and Screened Cabin Unit BBQ grill and Campfire Circle; bathhouse

 Program Areas

  • Curiosity Cabin—Science and nature center
  • Teddy Boehm Swim Center—Junior Olympic-sized pool
  • Challenge Course
  • Boat Dock—Accommodates sailing, skiing and fishing activities
  • Starcke Lodge—Enclosed activity area accommodates 100
  • Feller Pavilion—Covered outdoor activity area with five picnic tables & restrooms
  • Archery Range
  • Sports Field and Covered Sports Court
  • Nature Trail & Orienteering Course
  • Camp Texlake Horse Program- Houses 10 council-owned horses

* Professional facilitation of outdoor activities can be arranged with advance reservations.

Trading Post

The Trading Post offers all your camp memorabilia including Texlake T-shirts and backpacks, jewelry, and stuffed animals. The Trading Post is only open upon request for service unit campouts. Individual troops may purchase Texlake patches and pins by contacting the Girl Scout Shop in the Kodosky Program Center, (800) 733-0011.

Dining Facilities

Our state-of-the-art dining facility overlooks Lake Travis and accommodates up to 350 people. It can be used for non-Girl Scout activities and group meetings. Cooking facilities are unavailable; however meals can be arranged with advance reservations.

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Camp Wood Lake

Camp Wood Lake, located on the shores of Lake Brownwood, is the council's 49-acre residential camp in Brown County. Program opportunities include sailing, canoeing, archery and adventure climbing.

Camp Wood Lake has overnight accommodations for up to 150. While its primary use is for Girl Scout functions, it is available for outside user groups.

Program Areas

  • Arts Building—indoor program space
  • Archery Range—secluded archery range
  • Swimming Pool
  • Boating Area—contains a dock, 6 canoes and 3 paddleboats
 

Dining Areas

Approximately 4,800 square feet in size, the Dining Hall accommodates 150 guests. Kitchen facilities are not available for use. Other amenities include tables, chairs and a pantry. The camp office is located in the same building.

Housing Areas

  • Mariner Unit located on the waterfront and able to sleep 24 guests
  • Pathfinder Unit 5 cabins and a separate bath house, includes a program building that can accommodate winter camping, sleeps 8 per cabin
  • Trailblazer Unit located near main camp and the dining hall, 10 platform tents and a separate bath house, includes a program building
  • Explorer Unit normally for older girl programs, located in the secluded lower section of camp, includes canvas tents on wooden platforms and a program building
  • Outpost Area primitive site secluded from the main camp for pitching your own tent

Camp Howdy

Camp Howdy is a primitive camp located near Bryan, Texas owned by Girl Scouts Central Texas Council. Every June, Howdy Day Camp has a new, exciting theme and a chance for girls from Kindergarten to 6th grade to have a great time in the outdoors for a week. The camp is entirely volunteer-run, from the 7th graders to high school graduates who act as "Aides" to the camp to the camp directors to the Camp Howdy Crew, which does trail-clearing and builds some terrific structures to be used by the campers during camp.

While the Day Camp is the main draw at Camp Howdy, the camp hosts many events throughout the year, such as Fall Campout and FoxFire, as well as many troop camping events. Oftentimes, troops of both Girl and Boy Scouts offer to perform some service to the camp, as in the construction of a handicapped latrine or the clearing of trails to the Ginger Freeman wildlife area.