Girl Scout Howdy Day Camp
June 3-7, 2019
8 am - 2 pm
All Health Forms and Payment should be received by April 30th to complete Registration.
Mail health forms and payment to: Day Camp Registrar
1208 Spartanburg Ct
College Station, TX 77845
Make checks payable to B/CS Service Unit
Camp Howdy has been the camp of choice for thousands of girls in Bryan/College Station since 1956. Camp Howdy is a roughly 64-acre primitive camp located in Bryan. 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; its volunteers include 7th graders through high school graduates who act as "Aides" to the camp, the camp directors, and the Camp Howdy Crew, which does trail-clearing and builds some terrific structures to be used by the campers.
While the Day Camp is the main draw, Camp Howdy hosts many events throughout the year, such as Fall Campout, Cast Iron Cook-off, and FoxFire, as well as many troop camping events. Oftentimes, troops of both Girl and Boy Scouts perform community service projects for the camp, such as the construction of an ADA accessible latrine or the clearing of trails to the Ginger Freeman wildlife area.
Get Ready for Fun!!!
Every year, girls experience a wonderful week at Howdy Day Camp. It is a time of fun and friendship through outdoor Learning and rewarding experiences. This year’s camp theme will Expose girls to a variety of career possibilities in addition to the time-honored camp events.
Campers are placed by school grade from different troops to promote new friendships while experiencing nature
activities, crafts, snacks and cookouts. Girls in the Campcraft and Aides-in-Training units also participate in an overnight campout.
The entire camp is planned and run by caring and responsible adult volunteers who are trained in program and
safety and meet all GSUSA and state requirements.
The registration process (online registration application, health form, immunization record and payment) must be completed by midnight April 30th.
Fees include a t-shirt and program costs. Campcraft and AIT costs include the overnight campout.
What to Wear
It’s really important that girls and adults dress appropriately for camp.
• Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes with socks (athletic shoes or other comfortable walking shoes). NO SANDALS.
• Everyone should wear her camp t-shirt every day. Additional t-shirts may be ordered if you don’t want to wash every day.
• A hat is required to keep bugs out of your hair and the sun off your nose.
• NO SHORT-SHORTS.
• Sunscreen and insect repellent should be applied at home.
Following these rules will make camp fun and easy for everyone.
What Else Does My Camper Need?
• Each camper should bring a package of non-perishable healthy snacks to Open House on Sunday, June 2nd. These will be shared by the units throughout the week.
• Either Wednesday or Thursday will be designated “Cookout Day” for each unit. All other days everyone should bring a sack lunch in a large Ziploc-type bag labeled with name and unit number. On cookout day, campers will need a plate, bowl, fork and spoon.
• Everyone needs a water bottle that can be carried. Ask your troop leader or unit leader about easy ways to do this.
• A complete change of clothing should be delivered to your unit leader in a large Ziploc-type bag including underwear and socks.
• A small backpack is handy for carrying stuff each day. Include a large garbage bag that can be used as a raincoat in case of rain.
• A letter will be mailed to each camper about two weeks before camp with detailed information about your camper’s unit and emergency procedures.
Contact either of the Camp Directors:
Kathy Williams 979-229-6217
Adrianna Burnett 979-217-2241
Where Girls Grow Strong 2017