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A week at Camp La Jita, a Girl Scout resident summer camp!

Disclosure: In a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, this post is part of a series about the Girl Scouts Pathways Program and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ summer camps. In exchange for learning about, touring, attending, and sharing about my family’s experience with these camps, I am being provided with complimentary camps for my child to attend. No other compensation will be received and all opinions are mine and my daughter’s.

Camp La Jita, a Girl Scout summer resident camp near San Antonio

Singing around a campfire with friends. Swimming in a cool river, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Writing letters home to the people you love while also embracing the independence of your big summer adventure. Cooking out and enjoying the meal you and your friends created together as the sun sets behind you. Memories from summer camp are carried by kids throughout their lifetime and help them grow into independent, caring, and capable adults.

Recently, I wrote about the Girl Scout Pathways program which makes it easy for any girl, regardless if she is in a Girl Scout troop or not, to attend Girl Scout summer camps. One of those is Camp La Jita, a 236-acre resident camp near Utopia, Texas, where girls stay overnight, for either one or two weeks, and participate in activities including horseback riding, swimming, hiking, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, cookouts, nature activities, singing, hikes, games and more.

Camp La Jita, a Girl Scout summer resident camp near San Antonio

After writing that post, I heard from friends and followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook who were passionate about their Girl Scout camp experiences. They want to share their memories of the special times they spent at Camp La Jita.

I attended a week-long camp at Camp La Jita when I was a little girl and it made such an incredible, lasting impression on me. It was the perfect camp experience with swimming, arts & crafts, archery, horseback riding, and sleeping in actual cabins. The experience was so much fun, but what I remember most is the sense of independence it gave me as a little girl. Being away from Mom and Dad for a whole week was a BIG deal but I was having so much fun, I never realized it! I highly recommend Camp La Jita for your child.” 

— Rebecca Darling, R We There Yet Mom

Camp La Jita, a Girl Scout summer resident camp near San Antonio

Camp La Jita was my favorite! My Girl Scout troop went every year and we always had so much fun. There was so much to see and do.”

— Sara Phillips, Sensibly Sara

Camp La Jita, a Girl Scout summer resident camp near San Antonio

What I remember most from Camp La Jita: story time tree, dinosaur rock with footprints, camp songs near the fire, the beauty of nature, and wonderful memories…priceless. Another great memory is a song, Jamie Boy, that I learned as a kid at camp and my daughter loves it when I sing it to her.”

— Monique (@mmonreal818 on Twitter)

Now, thanks to the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and San Antonio Mom Blogs, you can win a week at Camp La Jita this summer for the girl in your life!

Requirements for girls (including the winner of this giveaway) who attend Camp La Jita:
Girls attending Camp La Jita this summer must be entering grades 2-12 in the fall of 2014, must register as a Girl Scout (a one-time, annual registration fee of just $15, not included in the prize), and complete the required paperwork.

{Enter now for your chance to win one week of resident summer camp for your favorite girl at Camp La Jita!}

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  1. That is an awesome prize giveaway! I will share this.. I’d try and send my daughter away but I’ve never been away from my kid(s) that long.

    • Aimee, this summer will be my daughter’s first time at summer camp. She’ll be entering fourth grade and she says she’s ready. Now I just have to make sure I am. LOL 😉

  2. What a great giveaway! My daughter is in law school so she probably won’t be able to attend – LOL. I’ll enter anyway! Lots of girl scouts in my neighborhood.

    • Thanks for entering, Talya! And, any girl can attend – she doesn’t have to be in a Girl Scout troop. That’s the awesome thing about the Girl Scout Pathways program! 🙂

  3. Loved my years as a Girl Scout and have awesome memories of GS camp. We learned how to cook outside, water safety, oh, and snipe hunting! Can’t wait for our girls to get to have the same experiences!

  4. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I think my daughter would LOVE the horseback riding, she’s never really ridden a horse before and I’m sure she’d get a kick out of it. I’m also pretty sure she’d LOVE the swimming and getting to hang out with new friends. Overall, I think she’d love every minute of it! =)

  6. My daughter wants to go to the horse camp very badly. Last year she wasn’t old enough and is excited about being able to go this summer.

  7. I loved summer camp as a kid–being outdoors, especially. Would love for my daughter to have the same opportunity.

  8. Heather A. says:

    I loved camping as a Girl Scout. I’ve never been to the camps here, as I have only been here a few years. My camp was Camp Tall Pines in New Mexico. So many great memories. My daughter wants to go to camp, and I am excited for her to discover all the fun Girl Scout camp has to offer.

  9. My girls and I have enjoyed Girl Scouts for years. We love camping with our troop. I’m looking forward to each of them being able to go off on adventures and make wonderful memories!

  10. My daughter, Anaya had a blast when we attended the Winter Horse Camp. I know she would absolutely love to go for summer camp.

  11. My daughter went to her first mini camp during spring break. She loved it!!!! She can’t wait to go back. Looking at a week long camp that also offers horseback riding. This is her second year as a Girl Scout. She loves all the fun things she gets to do and the friends she makes.

  12. Cynthia De Haro says:

    My daughter Rowan loves horses. She looks forward to every year at Horse Camp. We have camped at La Jita many times and will do it again and again.

  13. My daughter LOVES Camp La Jita! Being outside, all the activities, seeing friends! Even as a high school student she still counts down the days till summer camp!!

  14. My girls live girl scout camp. It has helped them build confidence and meet new friends

  15. Giselle R. says:

    My daughter has been begging to go to camp and I hear La Jita is one of the best. She will be starting her 3rd year as a Girl Scout amd her 2nd as a Brownie. What a great giveaway!

  16. Giselle R. says:

    I messed up on my last comment. This os the correct email address.

  17. We’ve been to Mira Sol but I’d take our girls to La Jita.

  18. I attended Camp la Jita for many summers as a child. I absolutely loved it!

  19. Connie Ann Roussel says:

    Thank you for doing this. I know either of my girls would love it!

  20. Terri Filippi says:

    I remember summer camp very well, as a Girl Scout, and a Troop Leader. We especially loved Camp La Jita because of the dinosaur tracks, the story book tree, and being able to make new friends. We learned a lot of new skills back in my day and I would love for daughter to be able to do the same and experience Girl SCout camp. She is very active in her troop and loves being able to do all things Girl Scouts. I think she would love every part of girl scout camp no matter what she does.

  21. I love camp la jita. I have so many fond memories of camping with my daughter. Storybook tree is one of my favorite places to visit.

  22. Camp La Jita is my favorite Girl Scout camp. My daughter and I love to hike and visit storybook tree and the dinosaur tracks. We also enjoy the archery and canoeing experiences.

  23. I’ve never been to camp but my daughters would love to go and enjoy nature, swimming and horseback riding.

  24. I have attended LaJita for the past six years, and will be going this year for my second year of CIT camp (Counselor In Training). I also attended Sailing Camp at Boerne Lake last year, and plan to do it again this year. Some of my best friends were met through Girl Scout Camp, and we meet again every summer, even though we live 150 miles away from each other. I can’t wait!

  25. Evelyn Alejandro says:

    What a great giveaway…my daughter has been in girl scouts 2 yrs and this is her first summer going to camp. I was a girl scout as a child and camp was always fun. I loved making new friends and learning about different girl scout traditions. I hope my daughter gets to experience the same things I did at camp.

  26. Camp LaJita has the best staff! My daughter loves the horses, canoeing and archery!

  27. I have 8 girls in my troop, but I have a few that can’t always afford summer camp. I would like to be able to send one of these girls if we win. My own daughter has been blessed to earn enough cookie credits to send herself to camp, but I have Kylie, whose mother has been in and out of surgery, and cannot alway do the summer cmps she’s like. So, I would love to send her. I know she loves camping, especially singing camp songs. She is veryy outgoing and loves making new friends.

    This is a great opportunity for her Good luck to all, who enter!

  28. Crystal Parsons says:

    I was a girl scout for 8 years in San Antonio and went to La Jita and horse camp every summer! Now I’m in Michigan and a troop leader. I keep trying to remember some of the old songs. One was about Agarita, and I think she was an alien with red hair. If anyone remembers the song, please let me know!
    Some call it camp but you may call it maaaaddddness…La Jita!


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