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Camp Welaka

Camp Welaka

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Camp Welaka is open. The catwalk at Camp Welaka is also open. Please go to the Activities Calendar for availability.

Located on a portion of Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Tequesta, Florida, Camp Welaka occupies 640 acres, including a swimming pool, lake and river access. Facilities are provided for daytime and Troop/Group Camping for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador age levels. A full time camp ranger lives on site. Camp Welaka facilities include a combination of both platform tent and cabin sites. A lodge, an activity and dining center is equipped with a commercial kitchen. (Only a certified Food Manager may use the commercial kitchen.)There are three platform tent sites with eight tents, each sleeping four. An additional platform tent site has four tents each sleeping four. Cabins are available at two sites, one with six cabins each sleeping four and another with eight cabins. Also, a Cook’s Cabin that sleeps 14 individuals is available. A Unit House is located at each site for eating and activities. An ADA accessible Bunk House may also be reserved. There is also a Director’s Cabin and an Infirmary.

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outdoor resources
Outdoor Resources

What can you do to help create an awesome experience while exploring the outdoors? Being comfortable and confident when planning will help. There are eight new outdoor skill-building videos especially for volunteers both new to Girl Scouts and older Girl Scouts as they take younger girls outside. The videos follow the Outdoor Progression in skills-building.  

Each video includes helpful tips that can be used when planning outdoor adventures. They are easily share-able too. Check them out:

  1. Step by Step: Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls 
  2. Taking the Journeys Outside
  3. Planning Your Troop's First Campout
  4. Introduction to Campsite Setup
  5. Introduction to Cooking Outside
  6. How to Leave No Trace Outdoors
  7. Outdoors Songs and Games
  8. Introduction to Fire Building

Information about Camporees/Ingatherings: Pam Asworth at 954-739-0966 or pashworth@gssef.org.