HPRC and camp leaders will monitor hygiene protocol and sanitizing guidelines published by CDC, American Camp Association, and local health providers. Area camps and managers will update these throughout the summer if necessary.
All camp guests need a face covering (mask or bandanna). Overnight campers should also refer to the resident camp supply list.
Do not allow campers to attend Girls Camp if the camper exhibits signs of illness during the week prior to camp.
Is the Retreat Center equipped for weather-related emergencies?Christina Griffis2021-03-14T17:53:26-05:00
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 5th, is designed for girls (grades K-3rd) to enjoy a full day of missions education and fun in a camp environment. Day camp fees are $35; camp t-shirt and all activities are included in camp fees. Campers attending day camp experience age-appropriate Missions-focused and summer camp activities including break-out camptivities, swimming, worship, and Bible study. (Sponsors and parents can determine if 3rd grade campers attend day or resident camp). Come join a day of fun!!!
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.
COVID policy: campers and sponsors should bring a face covering of their choosing (mask or bandanna). Overnight guests need an additional flat sheet or beach towel to use as a cot barrier.
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 should bring a sack lunch, 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 as well as PJ, swimsuit (one-piece or modest tankini), and supplies such as sunscreen and a hairbrush, clothing, and toiletries (including towels) and snacks appropriate for a week-long trip plus a Bible (let us know if you don’t have a Bible and we will supply 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.
2021 Day camp is $35; Day campers should bring a sack lunch. 2021 Overnight camp is $190. Resident camp 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. Online Registrations are due by June 14. After June 14, 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 [email protected] for a partial scholarship application form.
Celebrating 61 years of Girls Camp!
What happens if any of my forms are left incomplete?Christina Griffis2021-03-14T18:18:59-05:00
If any of your forms are sent in with incomplete fields or without appropriate signatures, we will send your forms back to you to complete. Camptivity choices are first come, first served; so it is important to complete the registration forms accurately.
Parents and sponsors must monitor campers for signs of illness the week prior to camp. Do not allow campers exhibiting illness to attend camp.
Please complete the medical form as part of the registration process. During camp, 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 June 14, 2021, 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 June 14th, and all break-out camptivities will be assigned by camp directors.
What are the necessary forms I need to complete, and where can they be found?Christina Griffis2021-03-14T18:26:56-05:00
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). Necessary forms can be downloaded at girlscamptexas.com/campers
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. Younger campers are encouraged to attend Day Camp on Monday, July 5, 2021.
Girls completing grades 3rd-6th are invited to attend resident camp Monday-Friday. Parents and sponsors can decide if their 3rd grade campers 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. Along with comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and insect repellent are recommended supplies for guests to bring with them.