Camp Agnes Arnold

Camp Agnes ArnoldShadow Lake is the main attraction at Camp Agnes Arnold located near Conroe. The lake offers 35 acres of cool, refreshing fun for campers. Girls may enjoy canoeing, swimming, nature study and fishing on Shadow Lake.

The legends of the Magic Elf and Hipper entertain and delight the imaginations of all campers. In addition to the focus of the session, campers also participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, making crafts, going on hikes, hanging out, archery, playing games and making new friends.

Campers will stay in tents, tree houses or cabin units of 24-36 girls each. With a view of the lake, girls eat most of their meals in the air-conditioned Ann Temple Allen Lodge. Near the lodge, the climate-controlled craft rooms and library/memorabilia room also offer an escape from the summer heat.

* Every effort is made to follow the session designs as described below as closely as possible. Weather or unexpected factors may alter activities.

Registration is available online for each week of camp. Register now for Camp Agnes Arnold!

 

Agnes Arnold Lodge
Agnes Arnold Lodge

Where will I be staying?

Girls are assigned units based on their session. Units are assigned based on how many girls are in a session. Below are pictures of units at each camp. Go to one of the Open Houses to see where you might be sleeping before you go to camp.

Agnes Arnold Tent
Tent

Agnes Arnold Tree House
Treehouses

Camp Arnold view of inside the treehouse
Inside Treehouse

Agnes Arnold Fishing Village
Fishing Village

Inside the Fishing Village
Inside Fishing Village

 

Camp Arnold Sessions

ALL AGES

Family and Troop Camping

Love to camp, but don’t want to plan? This session is all about families and troops! Girls will attend camp with their troop or family. Camp staff will provide the activities, food and fun! Spend your days sampling all the activities camp has to offer, like nature hikes, canoeing, crafts, archery, swimming and more! All participants must register and each group must provide the correct ratio of adults.

Week: 3
Price: $100 per person for tents, $120 per person for cabins
Min./Max.: 12/64 (Tents), 12/96 (Cabins)

 

DAISIES

(Girls going into 1st grade)

Flower Power

Welcome to Camp Arnold! This is a great introductory session for younger girls who are not quite ready for a full camp session – designed just for Daisies! Campers will have the opportunity to paddle on Shadow Lake, try their hand at arts and crafts, learn silly new camp songs and enjoy plenty of swimming in the pool. These sessions are Sunday through Tuesday.

Weeks: 1, 4, 5
Price: $200
Min./Max.: 6/14

Hipper and Friends – NEW!

You’ve been to Camp Arnold before, so join us at this session to learn more about the Camp Arnold legends while having tons of camp fun! Visit the Magic Elf’s house and explore Shadow Lake to learn more about Hipper. Campers will also be able to participate in traditional camp activities like a campfire, swimming and crafts. These sessions are Wednesday through Friday.

Weeks: 1, 4, 5
Price: $200
Min./Max.: 6/14

 

BROWNIES

(Girls going into 2nd and 3rd grade)

Short and Sweet

A fun session for the first time Brownie camper or for girls not quite ready for a full camp session. Campers may choose to try canoeing on Shadow Lake, hiking one of our many trails, various arts and crafts sessions and more! These sessions are Sunday through Tuesday.

Weeks: 2, 6
Price: $200
Min./Max.: 6/24

Camptastic – NEW!

Calling all Brownies who want to delve more into traditional camp activities, but still would like a shorter camp session. Try your hand at outdoor cooking, sing songs around the campfire and learn all about nature fun. Campers will also be able to sample canoeing, swimming and making crafts. These sessions are Wednesday through Friday.

Weeks: 2, 6
Price: $200
Min./Max.: 6/24

Brownie Boater

Splish, Splash and have a blast canoeing on Shadow Lake! Girls will have a blast building their skills while earning the Brownie Boater card and Fair Play Badge. Participate in a canoe race and lake scavenger hunt.

Week: 2
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/24

Bug Hunt – Back by popular demand!

Take a really close look at some of the critters that live at camp! Are the bugs at night different than the bugs in the day? How do earthworms move? How do ants take care of their families? How do bees talk? Discover the answers to these and many other questions at Camp Arnold! Earn the Bugs Badge.

Week: 4
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/12

Firelight and Fairytales

If you like eating s'mores, singing songs, playing games, swimming, cooking outside and listening to fairytales, this session is for you! Earn the Hiker Badge.

Weeks: 2, 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/24

The Little Mermaid

This session is for campers who love to splish and splash while swimming, canoeing and playing water games. The only thing missing from this session is a tail and gills. Girls will earn the Making Games Badge.

Weeks: 1, 4
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/24

 

Painter’s Paradise – NEW!

Do you absolutely love to paint? This session is all about painting! Practice painting the real world, and then try your hand at painting moods. Top off the session teaming up with your unit to paint a mural, and earn the Painting Badge!

Week: 5
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/12

 

A Star is Born – Back by popular demand!

Like to entertain all your friends? Let your star shine bright when you take part in skits, songs and other stage productions in this fun-filled session! Experiment with stage make-up and show off your new skills during the camp talent show, all while earning your Dancer Badge.

Week: 4
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/12

Super Brownies – NEW!

Welcome to camp, superheroes! Learn how to save the day in your everyday life alongside some of your favorite superheroes. Make superhero themed crafts and play superhero games, go home with your very own cape, and earn the Household Elf Badge!

Week: 7
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/24

 

Teddy Bear Picnic

Do you love stuffed animals? Ever wanted to make your own? Come join your furry friends and Hipper for an outdoor picnic! Campers will work towards the Making Games Badge.

Week: 7
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/12

Want to be a Princess

Let the dazzle begin! Feel like a princess all dressed up in your favorite costume, or try on one of our sparkling outfits! Have fun with new hair styles, a tea party, fashion parades and dancing, and earn the Dancer Badge.

Week: 7
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/12

 

Weird Science – Back by popular demand!

Do you like measuring, mixing, pouring, and creating ooey, gooey fun? Brownie scientists will create their own inventions such as silly putty, slime, bubbling solutions and foamy fun, while earning the Home Scientist Badge!

Week: 5
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/12

 

JUNIORS

(Girls going into 4th and 5th grade)

Animal Adventures

This session is purrrrfect for anyone who loves pets! Girls will visit a local vet clinic and petting zoo to see their four legged animal friends. Girls will also learn pet first aid techniques, and earn the Animal Habitats Badge.

Weeks: 1, 7
Price: $450
Min./Max.: 8/16

 

Bull’s-eyeUpdated

Are you as brave as Merida? As loyal as Katniss? Come join us to learn everything there is to know about archery and become an arrow expert, while earning your Practice with a Purpose Badge! With your newfound skills, you just might be in the next summer Olympics!

Weeks: 1, 7
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/16

 

Curtain Call

Lights, Camera, ACTION! Do you just love being in front of a crowd? Maybe you want to work on your improv or try out for the school play next fall. Come learn some theater techniques and star in a production for the parents on closing night.

Week: 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/16

 

Digital PhotographyNEW!

Are you snapping photos all the time? Want to learn how to get the best pictures possible? Then this is the session for you! Learn the basics of digital photography, and then hit the camp trails to take lots of pictures, while earning your Digital Photographer Badge. Finish the week by editing and sharing your pictures.

Week: 2
Price: $425
Min./Max.: 8/12

 

Harriet Potter

The movie saga is over, but you can still relive some of your favorite movie moments! Try your own kitchen chemistry this week and explore the world of science and magic. Top the week with a game of Quidditch- Arnold style.

Week: 2
Price: $385
Min./Max.: 8/20

Heroines in TrainingNEW!

Grab your cape and join us at Camp Arnold for superhero training! Learn about everyday heroes and come up with a plan to save the day, even sample some forensic science. Top off the week helping some of your favorite superheroes solve a mystery, while earning the Detective Badge.

Weeks: 1, 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Junior JournalistsBack by popular demand!

Extra, extra! Write all about it! Do you dream of being a reporter? Then come find out the scoop at Camp Agnes Arnold, as you help create a camp newspaper and earn the Scribe Badge!

Week: 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/16

 

Junior Paddler

Work towards the Practice with a Purpose Junior badge in this fun and exciting paddle-filled week. Girls will have the chance to canoe and kayak to their hearts content. Girls will earn their Junior Paddler card and Practice with a Purpose Badge.

Week: 5
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Pioneer Days

Step back in time and experience life as one of the first settlers. Learn how to make candles, design a quilt block, dye fabric and create your own toys, while earning the Playing the Past Badge.

Week: 4
Price: $425
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Wild About ArtNEW!

Do you have a zest for art? Love to draw, paint, make your jewelry and play with clay? Join us in this artist’s paradise as you try your hand at different art mediums, take a deep dive into the world of drawing, and go home with original projects. Earn the Drawing Badge.

Week: 5
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Water WorksUpdated

Stay cool during the hot summer with aqua aerobics, water volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, and more! Girls will also explore how fun activities can help you stay fit, while earning the Staying Fit Badge.

Week: 7
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

CADETTES

(Girls going into 6th, 7th and 8th grade)

Comic ArtistNEW!

Do you love drawing anime characters, cartoons, comic strips or superheroes? Have you always been interested in drawing comics, but never got the chance? This session is all about learning to draw comics or perfecting your skills, while earning the Comic Artist Badge.

Week: 7
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 6/12

 

The District GamesNEW!

May the odds be ever in your favor! Prepare to compete in the Camp Arnold District Games. Hone your skills at the Training Center with all the tributes, and then primp with your Capitol stylist. Learn about maps, outdoor survival skills and edible plants with Katniss, then join Peeta for some camouflage.

Week: 6
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 8/36

 

LiA (Leader in Action)

Do you love helping out younger girls at day camp? Girls will work on their Leader in Action (LiA) Award while spending the week working with younger girls in a hands-on training experience you'll never forget! Completion of a LiA Award is now a prerequisite for Program Aides and a good foundation for the other Teen Mentoring Awards. In their free time, our LiA's will have plenty of time to take a dip in the pool, shoot a round of archery or visit the Nature Center!

Weeks: 1, 2, 4, 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 6/12

 

Medieval Madness

Step back in time to the Middle Ages! Meet a knight in shining armor, design your own coat of arms, create time period jewelry and try your hand at calligraphy. Top this week off with a trip to Medieval Times in Dallas, where girls will enjoy a feast fit for a queen and attend a live jousting tournament!

Week: 6
Price: $450
Min./Max.: 8/24

 

Night OwlsUpdated

Mornings not your thing? Have we got the session for you! Sleep late every morning and explore camp during the midnight hours while other campers sleep. Enjoy late night swims and hikes, tell stories around the campfire, visit the lodge for late night activities, and more! Work on the secret society Polar Bear Patch and earn the Night Owl Badge. Note: Campers in this session will stay up until approximately 2 a.m. every night and sleep in until approximately 11 a.m.

Week: 5
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/36

 

Paddles and Pedals

Do you have land AND sea legs? Show off your paddling skills with canoeing and kayaking. Then hop on a bike and take an overnight trip to Camp Robinwood for some paddleboating fun! Girls will discover the effects of nature while working on the Trees Badge. Note: Girls must be able to show competency in riding a 2-wheel bicycle-no training wheels- in order to ride to Camp Robinwood. Non-riders will be driven.

Week: 5
Price: $450
Min./Max.: 8/36

 

S.H.I.E.L.D. AgentsNEW!

Attention all aspiring S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents! Work alongside some of your favorite superheroes to save the planet! Dive into the world of crime investigation and forensic science. Grab some special agent techniques from popular female detectives in fiction and film, and go home with your superhero persona, while working towards the Special Agent Badge.

Weeks: 2, 7
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 6/12

 

CADETTES and SENIORS

(Girls going into 6th through 10th grade)

Amazing Race

Parts of all of your favorite reality shows rolled into one! Spend the week learning special camp skills like orienteering, geocaching, efficient canoeing skills and more. Throughout the week, teams compete in an amazing race through camp: finding clues, solving puzzles and using their newly discovered skills- winners earn the Arnold Cup and all the glory!

Weeks: 1, 4, 7
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/16 (Week 1), 8/12 (Weeks 4, 7)

 

Extreme Adventure

Calling all campers looking for an adventure! How does climbing Enchanted Rock and tubing down the Comal sound? Spend a few days at camp, and enjoy biking and canoeing (along with working towards your Fundamentals of Canoeing certification), then head out to Burnet and New Braunfels for an action-packed session sure to thrill and delight! This is a two-week session, June 22-July 2.

Weeks: 2 and 3
Price: $650
Min./Max.: 6/18

 

Survivor ScenariosNEW!

Do some of your favorite books and movies feature zombies? Or the power grid crashing? How about other things that go bump in the night? Come down to Camp Arnold and learn how to survive in a variety of situations—make shelters from things you find in the woods, start fires with no matches, sleep overnight in Cobbler’s Meadow and top off the week learning about zombie stage make-up.

Week: 2
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 8/24

 

Trading SpacesUpdated

Come get the best of both worlds! Spend part of your two weeks at Camp Arnold, paddling all over Shadow Lake, and spend the other part at Camp Misty Meadows, riding horses. Girls will spend their days with all the traditional camp activities. Make new friends from Camp Arnold and Camp Misty Meadows! Note: This is a two-week session.

Weeks: 4 and 5
Price: $715
Min./Max.: 6/12

 

You Can’t Do THAT at CampBack by popular demand!

Who says you can’t go shopping, watch movies, stay up late listening to music, and eat fast food at camp? Bring your mp3 players and curling irons, and join us for a camp experience like no other! Of course, you’ll also want to participate in some of the activities you CAN do at camp, like swimming, crafts, and hanging out with your friends. Note: While campers in this session are allowed to bring certain electronics, cell phones are not allowed.

Weeks: 4, 7
Price: $425
Min./Max.: 6/24

 

CADETTES, SENIORS and AMBASSADORS

(Girls going into 6th through 12th grade)

Backpacking June 12-27

Want to get away from the heat of another hot Texas summer? Then pack your bags and get ready for some awesome hiking and some sightseeing in the southern Rocky Mountains. Campers will be trained in outdoor cooking, hiking skills, basic first aid and safety. Trail Rating: Moderate with some moderately difficult trails. Important: Girls must be able to carry a pack that is no more than 25% of their own body weight. Note: This is a session checks in on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Girls must be in good physical condition with a sense of adventure and attend the pre-camp meeting with their parent/guardian at the Houston Girl Scout Center on May 4, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. Girls are required to have a pair of approved, worn in hiking boots. Backpacks and tents are supplied.

Weeks: June 12-27
Price: $715
Min./Max.: 6/16

 

Fundamentals of Canoeing (FOC)Updated

Interested in becoming a canoe aide? Do you love paddling around Shadow Lake? Come to Camp Arnold to earn your Fundamentals of Canoeing certification (and maybe join us later in the summer as a canoe aide!) When you’re not on the lake, spend some time in traditional camp activities like swimming and crafts.

Week: 1
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

SENIORS and AMBASSADORS

(Girls going into 9th through 12th grade)

Canoe Aides

Would you love to help teach canoeing skills to younger girls? Are you Fundamentals of Canoeing (FOC) certified? Spend the week at the dock working as a canoeing aide! Girls will earn leadership and service hours.

Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Price: $150
Min./Max.: 2/4