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Camp Kiwanis Update

As of October 14, the Amarillo Area Coronavirus Status Level will be raised to Level Red.

This requires a delay in opening reservations at Camp Kiwanis at this time.

The Amarillo Public Health Department will reevaluate in two weeks.

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Camp is Back!

We are excited to open Camp Kiwanis, Camp Rio Blanco, and Stevens Ranch for weekend camping!  Troops and service units may reserve and enjoy a two-night (Friday and Saturday) camping experience between October 23 and December 20, 2020.

Reservation Details

We will begin taking reservations October 14 at 10 a.m.

Before October 14

  • Verify all troop girls and volunteers have a current Girl Scout membership. Only currently registered girls and volunteers will have access to camp properties. No tagalongs are allowed at this time.
  • Troops and service units must break into groups of no more than 10 girls and adults (eight girls, two adults). Girls should stay within the same group throughout the entire weekend (including sleeping and activities). Groups should not co-mingle to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    • Example: A service unit with 40 girls and adults who want to camp should divide into four groups of 10.
    • This is based on Texas state guidelines.
  • Talk with your troop/service unit about what dates and which camp you wish to reserve.
    • You may request multiple weekends.
    • If your troop/service unit has more than one group of 10, you may choose multiple units on the same weekend or multiple weekends to camp.
      • Each group of 10 will be assigned only one camping weekend.
    • When you choose a camp, you also may select your preference for location within the camp.
  • Review the information below under Things to Know Before You Go.

Dates Available for Reservations

Oct. 23–25 Nov. 6–8 Nov. 20–22 Dec. 11–13
Oct. 30–Nov. 1 Nov. 13–15 Dec. 4–6 Dec. 18–20

After October 14

  • Watch for your confirmation email with additional information regarding your camping weekend.
  • Complete the COVID compliance paperwork for your troop or service unit.
  • Start planning a fun-filled weekend for your girls!

Cost for Weekend Reservation

(2 Nights, Friday & Saturday)

  • $50 per unit/weekend

 How to Request a Camping Weekend

On October 14 at 10 a.m., complete the online form for requesting camping opportunities.

  • Camp selections are preferences only and will be assigned by Girl Scout staff to allow for the maximum number of girls to enjoy camp each weekend.
  • Remember that you may request multiple dates but will be approved for only one per group of 10 in a troop or service unit.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Only currently registered girls and volunteers will have access to camp properties.
  • Each camp has a capacity limit for camp lodging. Each camp also has two sets of 10 spots (one person per tent) available for tent camping.
    • Camp Kiwanis: 40
    • Camp Rio Blanco: 40
    • Stevens Ranch: 50
  • You must follow the Texas state guidelines under “Overnight Youth Camp Operators,” “Overnight Youth Camp Families,” and “Youth Clubs.”
    • Groups shall not exceed 10 people (girls and/or adults) and keep within girl-to-adult ratio.
    • When maintaining 6 feet of separation is not feasible, use other methods to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as washing or sanitizing hands frequently and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.
    • Have hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap, and water (or similar disinfectants) readily available.
    • All individuals age 10 and older must wear a face covering (over the nose and mouth) wherever it is not feasible to maintain 6 feet of social distance from another individual not in the same household or, for those engaging in physical activities outdoors, wherever the individual is not able to maintain a safe physical distance from others not in the same household.
    • Once arriving at camp, do not have contact with the outside community until the camp session ends, including leaving the camp for school or family functions.
  • Troops and service units must provide their own food.
    • Food must be single-serve—no buffet-style food is allowed.
  • Carpooling: It is imperative to take all safety precautions when girls are travelling in motor vehicles. Coronavirus transmission risk is high when people are less than 6 feet apart. The risk increases when people are in a closed area or indoors for longer than 15 minutes. When transporting girls, always space out the girls to avoid crowding, have girls wear a mask, and keep the windows partially open to provide ventilation. Make sure parents are aware ahead of time if girls will be in a car together. Always—for every in-person event, meeting, or transportation arrangement—conduct the prescreening process. Individual parent drop-offs and pick-ups are also an option.
  • Camping at non-Girl Scout locations is allowed by following state guidelines, receiving approval of a completed troop camping request, and following Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints.
  • If we must close Camp Kiwanis, Camp Rio Blanco, or Stevens Ranch before your arrival, we will automatically cancel your reservation and issue a full refund.

We know this is a lot of information, so please read our FAQ below. You may ask us about camp reservations, guidelines, and usage at customercare@gs-top.org.

We look forward to welcoming girls and volunteers back to camp!