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5 Tips for Happiness at Camp Hardee

May 18, 2015


Camp Hardee

Kristi Doebler, Camp and Outdoor Program Director

Having spent many summers at a wide variety of camps, I am so excited to spend my summers on the Pamlico River as the camp director for Camp Hardee. I grew up as a Girl Scout, earning my Silver and Gold Awards, and truly believe in our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.

While each of our camps here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines offers something special, we believe Camp Hardee is especially well suited for first time campers. Our small campus, along with air conditioned cabins and family like atmosphere, allows girls an opportunity to be away from home in an environment that offers a lot of support.

Once a girl has spent part of her summer with us on the Pamlico, she’ll have an idea if Camp Hardee is just right for her. She might even be ready to explore any of our larger camps. For our first time campers in particular, here are a few things to get you ready for a great week at Camp Hardee this summer!

  1. Register for camp – Girls can only join us this summer if they are registered! (Register here!) Once registration has been completed, we’ll send a confirmation email plus a link to our confirmation packet which includes all of the important paperwork and details for the week.
  2. Spend some time away from your home – Have your girl visit grandma for the weekend or have a slumber party with her best friends. Spending time away from her parents will help a girl feel comfortable going to camp without them.
  3. Come to our open houseJoin us on March 8th from 1-4pm and explore Camp Hardee, meet staff, and see what the excitement is all about. Bring a picnic and enjoy the views of the Pamlico as you eat.
  4. Pack your things – The week before the scheduled session of camp is a great time to do your packing. The confirmation packet includes a helpful packing list. And don’t forget to have your camper bring a costume or outfit that fits in with the theme for the week. Help her pack stationary or postcards so she can let everyone at home know how much fun she’s having!
  5. Come to camp – You’ve signed up, visited camp, bags are packed, and now it’s finally here! We’re going to be busy all week having so much fun, so make sure you camper gets a good night’s rest before arrival. Our counselors will be her new role models, and she’ll make great friends with her cabin mates.

I can’t wait to meet each of our campers this summer at Camp Hardee. We’re going to have a blast and make she has a camp experience she’s wild about! See you this summer.

Girl Scouting is for every girl, and we are committed to making summer camp accessible to all girls who want it, regardless of their background or financial situation. This is why – for every Girl Scout – our girls pay less than half of the full cost we incur to deliver their week of camp adventures, and we provide financial aid for the families for whom $250 is still a stretch. This year, over 200 families applied to the Campership Fund for financial aid. You can help send these girls to camp by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Campership Fund. Click here to learn more or to make your gift today.



Top 10 Reasons Why Camp Hardee Rocks!

July 9, 2013

By: Andrea Blair (a.k.a.Speedy), Seasonal Camp Director at Camp Hardee

1.     Location, Location, Location

Camp Hardee sits on the bank of the beautiful Pamlico River. Campers create memories as they experience a dolphin visit while canoeing or perhaps enjoying one of our “floating” lunches.


2.     Chef Greenblood

Our resident cook, Lillian Thompson (a.k.a. Greenblood), prepares the most scrumptious meals and delicious desserts! Greenblood ensures everyone is well-fed and satisfied.

3.     Colorful Surroundings

Camper cabins are bright with inviting colors. As campers receive their cabin assignments on opening day, they are excited to discover the color of their cabin.

4.     Cozy Family Atmosphere

Camp Hardee has one of the most enthusiastic and diverse groups of staff members that appear to have known each other for years. Their helpful and friendly attitudes resonate with campers and encourage them to do the same.  At Hardee, the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law aren’t just words — but also actions.

5.     Amazing Camp Songs

Counselors go above and beyond when performing songs for the campers by each adding their own individual twists.  The vibrant personalities of staff and campers shine through at opening campfire, getting the girls excited up for an amazing week at camp.


6.     Fun and Engaging Activities

Campers at Hardee can participate in archery, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and arts and crafts.  Each of the trained instructors has fun ways to get every girl involved and excited!


7.     Unique Programs

While the themes each week vary, the staff brings the same level of creativity and enthusiasm to each unit, making sure their experience is special.  Programs include facials, theater performances, floating lunches, stargazing, videography and the list goes on.

8.     International Experiences

Campers and staff come from all different corners of the globe.  Mondays are known as the day girls view pictures and experience the food, songs, and dances from several different cultures, broadening their global awareness.

9.     Groovy Dance Parties

Hardee campers cut loose every Tuesday night and dance to some of their favorite songs; or learn a new line dance.   Everyone dresses to impress for the weekly theme!


10.  Camper Council Voice

Two girls from each unit voice ideas and plan daily dress up themes such as Wacky Tacky, Super Hero, Twin Day and more.

What do you think make Girl Scout-NC Coastal Pines Camps Rock? 

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