Why You Should Attend Camp Open House

Camp registration opens TODAY, and we can’t wait to return to Girl Scout camp this summer! When girls attend summer camp, they develop important life and outdoor skills, make new friends, and have tons of fun. That’s why we Camp Stop, Won’t Stop, and this is sure to be an incredible summer at Camp Graham, Camp Mary Atkinson, and Camp Hardee. We are offering resident, family, and troop camp sessions as well as day-events at camp. We will also be offering virtual camp options. Make sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide for details on all of our sessions and registration information on the Camp page of our website!

New to camp? We are so excited to have you! Come check out our awesome camp properties at our Camp Open House events in February and March. Whether you’ve already decided what session you’re attending, which property you want to spend your summer at, or are still trying to figure it out, there are numerous benefits to making time to attend an open house, or all three!

Camp Mary Atkinson Open House – Johnston County
March 7, 2021
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Camp Hardee Open House – Beaufort County
March 14, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Camp Graham Open House – Vance County
March 21, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

All of our open house events are completely free and families are invited to pack a lunch to have a picnic on the property. See below for some of our top reasons to attend Camp Open House!

Tour the Properties


Not sure what to expect at camp? Wondering where will my girl sleep and eat? Well, at open house you’ll be able to take a tour of the camp property! This will allow you and your camper to get a feel for what each of our properties have to offer. Whether you use the tour to decide if a property is the right fit, or just to get an idea of what a week will be like the tours have everything you need!

Have a camper whose already spent a summer, or summers, at camp? Consider having her give you a tour of the property! Not only will she be able to show you around her home away from home but nothing is better than her being able to tell you all her camp stories right where they happened.

Meet the Camp Staff


At all of our open house events girls and their families will have the opportunity to meet some of our camp staff. You might even get to know your future counselor! This is a great opportunity for girls who might be coming to camp for the first time or who are just a little nervous . Seeing a familiar face on the first day of camp can make a real difference. For our camping pros, this will allow you the opportunity to reconnect with some of your favorite staff members and maybe even get to know somebody new!

Ask Questions


We know whether you’ve sent your girl to camp before or not you will have questions about her stay this summer. At open house our staff will be prepared to help answer all of your questions. Many of your questions, like “what do the sleeping areas look like?” will be answered on the tour but staff can give you more information about programming, safety procedures, and so much more! This is a great time to ask camper specific questions, such as camper dietary restrictions!

Make New Friends! 


Since open houses are open to all girls and their families, there will be plenty of new people to meet during your day at camp. Maybe your girl will find her new best friend and they can plan to attend the same session. These connections are great to provide girls with even more to look forward to when camp begins. It’s also a great opportunity for first time campers to meet experienced campers and find out what camp is like first hand!

Have Fun!


Most important open house serves as a day full of family fun! Besides just walking around the property and mingling with camp staff there will be opportunities to sample some of camp’s favorite activities.

For more information on camp sessions, registrations, safety protocols, and our open house events, visit our website!

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