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Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council offers four picturesque camp properties for all your outdoor adventure needs! Our properties are well maintained and easily accessible. Whether you stay for the weekend or just a day, you'll with memories that will last a lifetime!

At this time our camp properties are open for same-household (individuals residing under the same roof, limited to 10) families ONLY. Our camps are not currently open for troop use. Families must submit a reservation request. Submitting a request not guarantee confirmed reservation. Once received and approved, you’ll be contacted by to finalize the reservation. Families wishing to make a reservation MUST have at least one currently registered Girl Scout and/or volunteer. 

Family overnights are available Friday through Sunday. Reservation requests must be made two weeks in advance of date of arrival.


Program Opportunities

Camp Maripai

PROGRAM BOX

COST

DESCRIPTION

Soap Carving

$5

Learn how to make a soap carving. Starting with inexpensive soap and using conventional tools is an economical way to find out if you like carving enough to graduate to knives, gouges or wood.

Lashing Land

$5

Learn about lashing, the different types of constructions you can build and put your skills to practice! Allow your imagination to create whatever you want, a chair, a table, a show rack, it is up to you to decide!

Secret Message Scavenger Hunt

$5

Go on a hike while following clues around camp. Learn about Morse Code, how to read a compass, and different landmarks that will help you find the root of the mystery of this scavenger hunt.

Edible Constellations

$5

Learn about the different constellations and how many stars are in each one of them. Build a constellation with marshmallows and then eat it if you want! If the night is clear put your skills to practice and identify which constellations you can see from Maripai!

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

COST

DESCRIPTION

Hammock

$2

1-person hammock with hooks (only used in designated area)

Propane Grill & Fuel

$10

Propane grill and one fuel can

SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITIES

COST

DESCRIPTION

Labyrinth Walk

$0

The Labyrinth is a special place for reflective practice. Spend some time with a mindful purposed walk within the labyrinth onsite.

Hike

$0

Use the camp Trail Map and immerse yourself in nature while exploring different hiking routes at camp. Allow your senses to see, smell, and feel the beauty of being in the outdoors.

Gaga Ball

$0

Let's play Gaga Ball! This is a variation of dodgeball that is played in a gaga "pit". This game combines dodging, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing. Find the complete activity rules at the gaga pit at camp.

Giant Jenga

$0

Build a tower and remove the blocks one by one without letting it fall! Be careful because you have to be very precise to win this game. Enjoy Jenga at our camp in this giant version!

Tether Ball

$0

Tetherball is a game for two opposing players. The equipment consists of a stationary metal pole, from which is hung a volleyball from a rope or tether. The two players stand on opposite sides of the pole. Each player tries to hit the ball one way; one clockwise, and one counterclockwise. The game ends when one player manages to wind the ball all the way around the pole so that it is stopped by the rope.

Nine Square

$0

It’s like the game of 4-Square, but with 9 Squares above your head! Simple rules: You get one hit to send the ball out the top of your square, into any other player’s square.

Horseshoes

$0

Horseshoes is a lawn game played between two people using four horseshoes and two throwing targets set in a lawn or sandbox area. The game is played by the players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground,

Volleyball Net

$0

Play volleyball with your group. A net is available at the field, a ball will be provided.

Parsons Leadership Center

PROGRAM BOX

COST

DESCRIPTION

Engineering (edible structures)

$5

Think like an engineer and put your creativity to the test!  Build different structures using marshmallows. Test how much weight your structures can hold.

Bongos Music

$5

Allow your body to feel the rhythm while following a beat with bongos! Create your name with a sound and learn different techniques of how to play this instrument.

Fitness Circuit

$5

Challenge yourself and others to complete different fitness routines and complete the fitness circuit. Create your own and have fun while exercising your body.

Camp in a Solar Box

$8

Make a solar box and enjoy cooking something in it. Parsons is the perfect camp to use the sun light and make something fun! With this activity, you’ll also be on your way to completing a Junior Eco Camper Badge.

Astronomy, night sky view

$5

Learn about different constellations and their structures. If night is clear, identify them at night using a sky view app.

Story in a box

$5

Did you ever read a book or watch a movie you loved? Someone wrote those stories. Now, you can write your own story. Story Camp will help you figure out what to include and give you some guidelines to make it into a story. Maybe one day, we'll be reading your books or watching a tv show or movie that YOU wrote! No better time to get started than now.

Orienteering

$5

Did you know there is a Orienteering course at Parsons? Come and learn how to use a compass and find the markers around our camp. How many can you identify? Put your skills to the test and have fun!

S’mores in a box PLC

$8

Ready for the official camping experience? We have a s'mores bundle that includes all the necessities for a chocolarific time around the camp fire. If no burn day, alternative heat source will be provided.

Art Box

$8

Let your creativity fly with our Art Box. This includes most materials that will help you create a masterpiece. Feel free to gather items around camp to help with you creations (sticks, rock, leaves, etc).

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

COST

DESCRIPTION

Pack-Out Box

$10

Cooking at camp is just a little easier with these Pack-Out Boxes. They include pots, pans, and cooking utensils needed for most meal prep. The hotplates/burner must be used by an adult and attended at all times when in use.

SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITIES 

COST

DESCRIPTION

Labyrinth Walk

$0

The Labyrinth is a special place for reflective practice. Spend some time with a mindful purposed walk within the labyrinth onsite.

Moderate Hike

$0

Need some time offsite. Take a drive to the Mormon Trail Loop. This is a City of Phoenix Trail that is moderate/difficult with beautiful boulders and wildflowers in the spring. Appropriate hiking shoes, water, and map is required. Please read Phoenix Hike.

Scavenger Hunt

$0

Explore Parsons Leadership Center and the nearly 14 acres of land with a scavenger hunt to locate the elusive Charlie the Chuckwalla and many other cool areas, animals, and plants around camp.

Nature Walk

$0

This interpretive walk will meander around camp for possible interactions with desert animals and plants. The easy stroll around property will be primarily on dirty walkways and end at the lookout with a 180 degree view of the Valley.

Giant Jenga

$0

Build a tower and remove the blocks one by one without letting it fall! Be careful, you will have to be very precise to win this game. Enjoy it at our camp in this giant version!

Cornhole/Bean Bag Toss

$0

Cornhole (also known regionally as bags, sack toss, or bean bag) is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing filled bags at a raised platform (board) with a hole in the far end. Enjoy this game on your own or compete against others, and you decide what the winning prize is!

Connect Four

$0

Connect four is a two-player connection board game in which the players choose a color and then take turns dropping colored discs into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid. Play as many rounds as you want, create teams, and you decide what the winner prize is!

Shadow Rim Ranch

PROGRAM BOX

COST

DESCRIPTION

Smores making at Shadow

$8

Enjoy the traditional camp snack at Shadow Rim! All the amenities are provided – marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers!

Art Box

$8

The sky is the limit! This kit includes everything you could need to create what your heart desires. Using pieces from nature is also highly recommended

Team Games

$5

Want to enjoy an afternoon outside? You'll find an assortment of sports equipment in this box. Hula hoops, sports ball, even a whiffle ball or two.

Geology Box

$8

Ever wondered what makes a rock.... a rock? Have an interest in how the earth was formed? Discover the answers, and more activities in this box!

Watercolors

$5

Did you know you can make watercolors with a pencil?? Draw a bird, a beautiful flower, or even your favorite part of camp. Have fun working with watercolor pencils and blending it all out!

Game Night Box

$5

In this box you'll find an assortment of board and card games to enjoy as a group! Ages 10+

Improv/Prop Box

$5

Improv is the art of improvising, especially as a theatrical technique. Here you will find a list of suggestions and props for how to start an improv skit.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

$5

Explore camp and connect with the great outdoors by working through Shadow's scavenger hunt. You might find yourself in parts of camp you've never seen!

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

COST

DESCRIPTION

Hammock

$2

1-person hammock with ropes (use in designated area)

Propane Camp Stove & Fuel

$10

2-burner propane stove and one fuel can

SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITIES

COST

DESCRIPTION

Labyrinth Walk

$0

The Labyrinth is a special place for reflective practice. Spend some time with a mindful purposed walk within the labyrinth onsite.

Hike

$0

Immerse yourself in nature while exploring different hiking routes at camp. Allow your senses to see, smell, and feel the beauty of being in the outdoors.

Activity Field

$0

Shadow has an extensive activity field. Feel free to take a spin, a sit, or a walk through. Hang out for a while.

Giant Jenga

$0

Build a tower and remove the blocks one by one without letting it fall! Be careful, because you must be very precise to win this game. Enjoy Jenga at our camp in this giant version!

Cornhole/Bean Bag Toss

$0

Cornhole (also known regionally as bags, sack toss, or bean bag) is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing filled bags at a raised platform (board) with a hole in the far end. Enjoy this game on your own or compete against others, and you decide what the winning prize is!

Willow Springs Program Center

PROGRAM BOX

COST

DESCRIPTION

Outdoor Art & Nature

$8

Enjoy the outdoors creating art with nature through a variety of activities including making clay creatures, leaf/bark rubbings, nature and butterfly mobiles, outdoor sculptures and designs, fairy or elf houses, and drawing with nature.

Nature Explore

$8

Through a variety of activities learn more about nature while exploring the forest. Identify Arizona plants and animals with field guides, use magnifying lenses and binoculars, find animal habitats and evidence with a scavenger hunt, review animal tracks, play sensory games and keep a personal nature journal. 

Night Hike

$8

Hiking at night: immerse yourself in your senses, learn about night vision, look and listen for nocturnal animals, and conduct night eye experiments.

Labyrinth Experience

$8

Learn the history, draw and make your own labyrinth, take a walk in the labyrinth at camp during the day and night time, and take home your own finger labyrinth.

Skits & Stories (costumes and props)

$5

Use your creativity to make up your own skits with costumes and props and play improvisation games as a family.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

COST

DESCRIPTION

Hammock

$2

1-person hammock with hooks (only used in designated area)

Tent (1 person)

$5

Pop-up with rain fly

Tent (2 person)

$5

Pop-up with rain fly

Tent (3 person)

$5

Tent pole set up with rain fly

Propane Camp Stove & Fuel

$10

2-burner propane stove and one fuel can

Pack-Out Supplies

$10

Pack-out kitchen supplies for cooking your own food. One pot, one pan, cutting board, dishes (cups/plates/bowls), cutlery, spatula, mixing bowls, knife, can opener, strainer

SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITIES

COST

DESCRIPTION

Labyrinth Walk

$0

The Labyrinth is a special place for reflective practice. Spend some time with a mindful purposed walk within the labyrinth onsite.

Hike

$0

Use the camp Trail Map and immerse yourself in nature while exploring different hiking routes at camp. Allow your senses to see, smell, and feel the beauty of being in the outdoors.

Gaga Ball

$0

Let's play Gaga Ball! This is a variation of dodgeball that is played in a gaga "pit". This game combines dodging, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing. Find the complete activity rules at the gaga pit at camp.

Play Space

$0

Enjoy the various stations at the Play Space including climbing boulders and navigating tree stumps, making mud pies and other things in the mud kitchen, build shelters in the building area, play in the sand pit or make music. Explore and play.

Field Games

$0

Ready for some action? Play field games using hula hoops, a giant parachute, a soccer ball, and badminton.

Giant Jenga

$0

Build a tower and remove the blocks one by one without letting it fall! Be careful, because you must be very precise to win this game. Enjoy Jenga at our camp in this giant version! (one available – first come, first served)

Cornhole/Bean Bag Toss

$0

Cornhole (also known regionally as bags, sack toss, or bean bag) is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing filled bags at a raised platform (board) with a hole in the far end. Enjoy this game on your own or compete against others, and you decide what the winning prize is! (one available – first come, first served)


FAQs
When are camping reservations available?

Reservations for overnights are available 2pm Friday through 2pm Sunday. A family may reserve a cabin unit/building for up to 2 nights. 

Are there any fees for camping?

Yes. Depending upon the type of camping your family reserves.

Are there any program offerings?

Yes, self-guided only. This includes program box rental. Program areas, such as archery, pool, and challenge course are not available at this time.

Can we rent camping equipment?

Yes, some of our properties have equipment such as stoves and propane, tents, hammocks, and outdoor cooking supplies. Please see the chart for the specific camp you are interested in.  TCC2 required for camp stoves.

What is Glamping Camping?

We refer to Glamping when the setup has dormitory rooms, bathroom and kitchen inside; much like a family house rental.

What if I have my own gear?

You can bring your tent, tent, stove, coolers. TCC2 required.

Is there electricity in hammocks, tents or yurts?

No, there is no electricity. 

What certifications do I need?

GSUSA recommendd different adults hold certifications (First Aid/CPR is held by one adult and TCC1 by another adult in the group). 

  • Glamping = First Aid/CPR, TCC1
  • Cabin Camping = First Aid/CPR, TCC1 (TCC2 if cooking your own meals)
  • Tent Camping = First Aid/CPR, TCC1, TCC2 
  • Yurt Camping = First Aid/CPR, TCC1 (TCC2 if cooking your own meals)
  • Hammock Camping = First Aid/CPR, TCC1, TCC2
What happens if I need to leave camp during my stay?

Contact camp staff and let them know when you are leaving and when you are back to camp. 

What options do I have for food? 
  1. Bring your own food (non-cooking) 
  2. Cook your own food (TCC2 is required for outdoor cooking)
  3. Leave camp and get food in the nearby town
Can I bring my pets?

No. However, service animals are welcome. 

Can I bring my own sports equipment?

Yes, feel free to bring soccer ball(s), volleyball (s) etc. Climbing harnesses, ropes, bicycles, archery, canoes/kayaks/paddleboards, PFD are not allowed.

Is cell phone service reliable at camp?

Not all camps have the same wireless range. Only Parsons Leadership Center has consistent wireless and cell phone service.

Can I bring an ATV?

No. 

Can I bring my own trailer or RV?

No. 

Can I bring my troop?

Currently we are only open to same household family groups. We look forward to hosting troops at our camps as soon as we are able.  

What is the refund policy?

Please see our refund policy. 

Can additional visitors come to camp to visit my family?

Not currently. Only same household family members that have reserved.  

COVID Related Info

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. As with any social activity, participation in Girl Scouts could present the risk of contracting COVID-19. While GSACPC attempts to take every safety and preventative precaution, GSACPC can in no way warrant that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in GSACPC programs.