Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is committed to getting girls outside and we are excited to announce our plan to invest more than $11 million to build a STEM-focused camp in Oklahoma City, opening Fall 2020!
A few years ago, when we made the decision to sell Camp Cookieland, we brought 50 Girl Scouts - grades 6 thru 12 - together to talk about the different options and what this meant for the future of Girl Scout camp. These discussions included the desired for a camp, focused on STEM and outdoors that was more accessible. And here we are today, announcing just that!
The Property Task Force, made up of Board Members and a few Girl Scouts, and staff have been working to make sure we found the perfect property for Girl Scouts. And we are pleased to say we have found it! The new camp will be on approximately 14-acres just east of the Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
While this camp was designed primarily for the girls, it is for everyone! When Girl Scouts isn't using the camp, various groups, organizations and families, like yours, can rent out the camp for your own adventures.
It provides girls the opportunity to be comfortable in the outdoors – camping, hiking, kayaking – while also having indoor spaces for first time campers who aren't quite sure about traditional camping just yet. Girls will learn about physics ziplining across the lake and test their geological knowledge on the indoor rock wall.
And with how close we are to the Zoo, we will have even greater opportunities like: real-world research, working with the veterinarians, conservation & travel opportunities – local and international.