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Yes, the Retreat Center has a state approved weather-related emergency plan to protect all campers during local weather situations. The facility is designed to safely accommodate guests during local weather threats. Retreat Center and camp directors work closely with local meteorologists to monitor any threatening weather in real time communication.
Day Camp, July 15th, is a day of missions education and fun for campers not quite ready for a residential camp experience! Day camp fees are $35; camp t-shirt and lunch are included in camp fees. Campers attending day camp experience a full day of Missions-focused activities for Girls finishing K-3rd grade; Mothers, Sponsors, Aunts, and Grandmothers are welcomed too! Guests will participate in typical camp activities including swimming, worship, and Bible study. (Sponsors and parents can decide whether 3rd grade campers attend day or resident camp). Come join the fun!!!
Yes! Boys have their own camp at the High Plains Retreat Center also! Boys Camp is held for boys finishing grades K-6. They will participate in activities led by men from area churches. Visit the Boys Mission Camp website for registration information. www.boyscamptexas.com
Many women may remember attending G.A. Camp when they were younger. In 1960, Amarillo Area Baptist Women organized the first G. A. camp. It has been a vital summer activity ever since! Girls Camp is the same, evangelical and missions-education camp as G.A. Camp. Girls Camp and is open to all girls desiring to experience a Christian, children’s camp and to grow in their relationship with friends and Jesus! Campers do not have to belong to a Baptist church to attend camp.
To make a donation to Girls Camp, please send a check to:
Girls Camp 2019
2123 S. Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109
Thank you for considering a contribution!
We welcome in-kind donations too!!! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let the camp directors know what you can supply! Thank you!
If you have further questions or concerns about anything regarding Day Camp or Resident Camp, please contact the director(s) through email@example.com
Yes, the Retreat Center has wheelchair access in the conference center, dining hall, and many of the lodges. Please document accessibility needs on the medical and registration forms.
The “what to bring” list is located on the registration form as well as on the camper and sponsor links at girlscamptexas.com Each summer, Girls Camp sponsors a Mission Action Project which guests are encouraged to support. This is listed on the registration form also.
Day Campers will want to bring a swimsuit and towel along with her Bible and mission’s offering. Resident Campers bring their own bedrolls or sleeping bags for twin-size cots in the dorms. Otherwise, swimsuit (one-piece or modest tankini), supplies such as sunscreen and a hairbrush, clothing, and toiletries (including towels) and snacks that you would usually need for a week-long trip would be perfect, plus a Bible (let us know if you don’t have a Bible and we will supply you with one.) Most campers also bring a mission’s offering to support missionaries who serve in various locations around the world!
Since its inception in 1960, Girls Camp has made it a priority to provide quality camp experiences for all in attendance. Our goal is to offer a local summer camp that meets spiritual, physical, geographical and financial needs of area elementary aged children and their families.
2019 Day camp is $35; 2019 Resident camp is $185. Both registration fees include meals, lodging, and camp t-shirt. A few of the special activity elements require an additional fee charged by the High Plains Retreat Center. Deposits and registrations are due by July 1. After July 1, an additional $10 fee is applied to camp registrations.
Please let the camp director know if you need a partial camp scholarship. We have some supporters who offer partial scholarship funding. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a partial scholarship application form.
Celebrating 59 years of Girls Camp!
If any of your forms are sent in with incomplete fields or without appropriate signatures, we will send your forms back to you for you to complete. Camptivity choices are first come, first served; so it would be important to complete the registration forms accurately.
Day Camp 2019 is July 15th. Resident Camp 2019 is held July 15th – 19th.
Day Campers arrive on Monday morning and stay throughout the day. Resident Campers arrive Monday evening and reside at the Retreat Center until Friday afternoon following closing worship.
Please make arrangements for campers to remain at camp through all activities!
Please complete the medical form as part of the registration process. At the camp itself, a camp nurse or first aid person is in residence to see to campers’ minor first aid needs. Any medications sent to camp must be in the original containers and will be given to the camp medical personnel for appropriate (and safe) dispensing. Emergency situations are handled through the HPRC director and local emergency response personnel.
Mission Camp directors, the advisory committee of sponsors, and volunteers facilitate Girls Camp. Between Day Camp for the younger campers and Resident Camp for the older elementary-age girls, over 200 people assist, attend, or support Girls Camp each summer.
Since camp inception in 1960, area directors and leadership aim to keep costs low while providing a fun, inspiring atmosphere in which guests learn about claiming and sharing the Gospel of Christ.
On-time registration is July 1st to be eligible to fully participate in camp activities!
Late fees apply after the on-time registration date. Campers are welcome to submit late registrations; however, camp t-shirts might not be available for registrations received after July 1 and all break-out camptivities will be assigned by camp directors.
You must complete these forms to attend: guest registration, medical form (for each guest and sponsor), and Challenge Element form (for each guest who chose a challenge element activity). In February, 2019 forms can be downloaded at girlscamptexas.com/campers
In February, 2019 Online registration can be completed at girlscamptexas.com/campers/online-registration/
Overall, Girls Camp is an evangelical camp open to all girls (K-6) from any faith or culture. Church sponsors are encouraged to provide leadership and join campers from their church in this time of refreshing, learning, and growing. Sponsors disciple campers as well as oversee the safety of the campers and monitor activity schedules. Independent campers are welcomed and will be assigned to a camp sponsor upon arrival.
The age group of girls allowed to attend varies by day or resident camps. Girls completing grades K-3rd are able to attend Day Camp on Monday, July 15, 2019. Girls completing grades 3rd-6th are invited to attend the 5-day, resident camp Monday-Friday. Parents and sponsors can decide if their 3rd grade girls will attend resident camp or day camp. Most 3rd graders are able to enjoy the overnight camp experience without much difficulty.
Yes; both day camp and resident camp events are housed in locations that are nicely air-conditioned. The High Plains Retreat Center facilities engage guests in safe, captivating experiences. Sun-screen and insect repellent are recommended supplies for guests to bring with them.
GirlsCampTexas Camps are held at the High Plains Retreat Center, located southwest of Amarillo in the panhandle of Texas.
Send mail to (for camper delivery, please mail prior to July 16):
2123 S. Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109