Located on the Barren River near Bowling Green, KY, this 12-acre camp has plenty of open space for sports, games, nature study, and learning outdoor skills. In June, Houchens hosts a large Day Camp session. It is available for troop meetings, troop camping, and group activities the rest of the year. There is an adventure playground, teams course, archery and canoes, as well as games for rainy days.
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Descriptions of each facility can be found below. You can also download the Accommodations & Facilities Chart for easy reference!
The year-round facility has heat, several window air conditioners, a modern kitchen and bathrooms, including showers. The back porch overlooks the river and provides an excellent place for cookouts. There is no internet capability available.
Capacity: 24 sleeping, 80 day-use
Pricing: $50 for overnight use, $30 for day use
JODY AUSTIN PAVILION
Jody Austin is a large picnic shelter available year-round. It seats up to 32 and is a great location for an afternoon outing or picnic. There is a latrine available year-round, and water is available from April 15 through October 31.
Capacity: 32 persons
Pricing: $10 for day use
Groups may pitch their own tents in the field across from the Jody Austin Pavilion. This area is served by the latrines at the pavilion.
Capacity: 30 persons
Pricing: $15 for overnight use
Availability: April 15-October 31
The following activities are available at camp and may require a separate reservation and/or fee. If you have questions about using program areas or need more information, please contact our Volunteer Care Team.
When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints (SACs) written specifically for that particular activity.
Safety Activity Checkpoints provides the standard safety guidelines for Girl Scouts of the USA and council approved activities. In addition to providing volunteers with safety guidelines to ensure the physical and emotional safety of girls, information is also included throughout SACs to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusive thinking when planning Girl Scout activities so all girls with a desire to participate are included.
Need extra equipment for your camping trip of small event? Fill out the Extra Equipment Request Form.
To ensure your request, this form should be submitted 1 week in advance.
Please note: If you are looking for equipment for larger events, such as a Camporee or Day Camp, please reach out to Volunteer Care to ensure you have what you need for your event!
The online Events Calendar is your source for the most up-to-date information about events you can attend as a troop, with a friend, or as a family.
Many council-sponsored events provide Girl Scouts with experiences in the outdoors and are designed to build their confidence and skills. Trained council staff and program partners guide girls, so they can then continue these activities on their own.
Check it often for updates! Find it at gskentuckiana.org/eventscalendar.
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This information is for planning purposes only. Prices may change without notice.
Troop Activity Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps: Day Use
Reservations can be made in one-hour blocks with a maximum of eight consecutive hours on the same day. Day use guidelines include:
Troop Activity Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps: Overnight
Troop leaders are required to have taken Camp In training to sleep in buildings and Camp Out training to sleep in screened seasonal cabins and any type of tent.
Household Activity Guidance at Kentuckiana Camps: Overnight
Households will use the tent and cabin units on each site or may bring their own tent as their home bases for their overnight. Camp Out Training or completion of the Camp Properties Best Practices booklet and agreement are required to bring your family for an overnight.
Each location has but is not limited to:
Limitations for camps:
Overnight stays for households will be considered under the following circumstances:
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is excited to introduce the Current Reservations Calendar. This calendar allows you to look out at least 12 months and view whether sites are available or have already been booked.
Filter by site and site type: Day Use, Overnight Use, and Outside groups. The calendar is in real time: simply refresh your browser to check availability. Select the property you want to view, then select "All Reservations and Block Outs" to get a complete visual of what is unavailable.
Please remember: you are able to reserve sites up to seven months in advance. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana reserves program sites up to a year in advance.
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