By: Kristi Doebler, Camp Director at Camp Hardee
From sailing to archery to swimming and so much more, we can hardly wait for all the fun adventures we’ll have this summer at Girl Scout camp! This week, we’re going to learn all about Camp Hardee and what makes property so special.
Located southeast of Washington, NC on the south side of the Pamlico River, Camp Hardee consists of 95 acres with river frontage, woodlands, and open space. Camp Hardee offers modern comforts while providing a genuine camp experience with 10 multi colored cabins, bunk beds, and a HVAC system, as well as an encampment field for tent camping. What makes Camp Hardee truly special is its beautiful views of the Pamlico River — on a clear day, you can see the dolphins jumping!
Camp Director Kristi Doebler was excited to share with us all the things she loves about Camp Hardee in our Q&A.
1. What kind of outdoor activities can you do at Camp Hardee?
Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, hiking, archery, nature exploration, outdoor cooking, and field games. There’s truly something for everyone here!
2. What makes Camp Hardee unique?
Camp Hardee is on the Pamlico River, which gives us an amazing waterfront playground and epic sunrises and sunsets. Every now and then, dolphins swim by and we stop what we are doing to watch them. (Basically Camp Hardee has pet dolphins J ). Also, because we have the smallest capacity of all of our camps, we have a family-like atmosphere, where all of our girls get a chance to connect with each other and all of our staff.
3. What’s your favorite thing about Camp Hardee?
My favorite thing about Camp Hardee is watching the sunset. My favorite thing about all our programs is seeing growth in our girls – trying new things, developing independence, stretching their comfort zones, and becoming outstanding young women.
4. What’s your funniest memory at camp?
My funniest memory at camp is the dramatic reenactment of the camp song ‘Running Bear’. Also, the amazing skits and songs girls come up with for campfire always have me laughing.
Ready to experience the great outdoors at Camp Hardee? Join us for our free open house event on March 12 to tour the camp property and meet our camp staff! We can’t wait to see you there!