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Camp Gallahue

Set in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Camp Gallahue offers acres of woods to explore! Join your new camp friends to swim or canoe on the lake, hike in the woods, play games in the valley, ride horses at the barn, or practice archery at our range. Don’t forget the campfires, crafts, and camp songs! If you want to experience these activities with your troop or family, we also have Lead Your Own Adventure options!

Never been to beautiful Camp Gallahue? Take a quick tour using this video link.

This summer might not look exactly like it has in year’s past, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it memorable and fun for everyone! We have implemented many best practices within our camp to have a safe and fun summer! Feel free to check out the COVID-19 dropdown for more information. I look forward to having your camper join me at Camp Gallahue this summer!

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Camp Updates 

You can look at camp pictures on Bunk1.com. Just go to the "Gallery" section at the top of the page and find your daughter’s camp session.

Please note Camp Gallahue drop off and pick up times for resident camps are as follows:
Sunday drop off  2-4 p.m.
Friday pick up 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Camp Gallahue - COVID 19

Camp Gallahue will be taking extra precautions this summer to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please see the measures we plan to take below, and please understand that we reserve the right to change or add to these precautions as we learn more and as COVID-19 regulations and cases ebb and flow.
- Each person will be asked to do a pre-screen one week before attending camp. This pre-screen information will be provided to camper families and will include a few basic questions such as a temperature reading.
- Campers will do a drive-thru health screening during Sunday drop-off times. This screening will include a temperature check, COVID-19 screening questions, and the typical check-in such as a lice check. More details on this process will be sent in confirmation emails before camp.
- Campers will stay with their ‘pod’ for the entire week. There will not be any “all camp” activities offered.
- Masks worn properly are required while participating in activities indoors. Masks will not be required outdoors if campers and staff are socially distanced 3 feet or more.
- Girls will sleep two in a platform tent instead of the usual 4 girls per platform tent.
- Meals will be eaten outside with girl’s pods, or indoors within the pod when weather requires.
- High-touch areas (door knobs, bathrooms, etc.) will be regularly sanitized. We are also adding more handwashing and hand sanitizing stations around camp.
- Most staff members will be assigned to pods in order to maintain close tracking of contract tracing. This way the number of general staff members, such as lifeguards and the camp director, who will come in contact with multiple pods will be reduced.
- All camp staff will be trained on how to properly disinfect activities between use.
- All activities, including meals, will take place outdoors whenever possible.

Camp Gallahue - Resident Camp Opportunities and Pricing

Resident camp at Camp Gallahue is an experience for girls from different troops and groups to live at camp and have outdoor adventures together! Fun and exploration are on the agenda every day as girls swim, sing, make crafts, play games, and more. Girls attend as individual campers and choose the unit(s) they wish to be in according to the unit theme and their grade in the fall.

If you plan to use Cookie Dough as payment, please complete this form

Resident camp fees - per person

Gallahue general units                                                       $375/week

Gallahue younger girl, horse-themed units                     $385/week

Gallahue horse intensive units                                         $410/week

Wrangler-in-Training or Counselor-in-Training                $175/week

Additional non-Girl Scout fee*                                           $35

Full payment is due at time of registration. However, a payment plan may be set up at the time of registration if registering online. These payments will automatically be withdrawn according to the payment plan from the card you used at the time of registration.

*Includes Girl Scouts of the USA membership fee. 

While these prices are higher than you may remember in the past, they come closer to representing the actual cost of resident camp to our council. In the past these prices have been heavily subsidized by cookie sales. In an effort to make our council and year-round Girl Scout opportunities more sustainable, we have moved to a smaller subsidization of each girl’s Gallahue experience.

Program assistance grants are still available for one session of camp per girl. Please see the application under the forms dropdown.

Camp Gallahue - Session Descriptions
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Aqua Adventures (July 4-9, 2021)
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Make a splash! Spend your time at the beach learning how to canoe, sail, and kayak. Try snorkeling, water baseball, and a water obstacle course at the beach. Watch a movie or canoe in the dark. Have a canoe race or scavenger hunt around the lake. We will have lots of water adventures!


Aqua Sampler (June 27-July 2, 2021)
Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

If you love hanging out at our lake - enjoy this fun introduction to the aquatic world. You'll swim, canoe, sail, and fish! Along with all our other fun camp activities.
Note: You will stay in Hill Crest, which has electricity and flush toilets.


Back Country Camping (June 27-July 2, 2021)
Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Learn how to backpack in the woods of Camp Gallahue! We will take a backpacking trip into the parts of camp that are hardly ever explored. Use our camp backpacks or bring your own, and hike out with all your new friends. You and the counselors will love seeing the camp's back woods.


Beach Party (June 13-18, 2021)

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

We love having beach parties at camp and you will too! This session will be a water and beach themed week! Try different types of boating like canoeing, sailing, and kayaking. Play many different water games in the lake, and have a beach party at night. Watch a movie on the beach, or go canoeing at night.


Best Day Ever (June 13-18, 2021)
Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
Each day at camp is the best day ever! Experience sending your lighted lantern into the sky like Rapunzel from Tangled, learn archery like Merida from Brave and ride a horse like Mulan.

Note: You will stay in Hill Crest, which has electricity and flush toilets.


Camp Katniss (June 6-11, 2021)
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
A true Hunger Games experience at camp! You will be a tribute from your district and learn survival skills to compete in the day-long competition. Who will be your sponsor and help you along the way? You will get to do all the normal camp activities with the Hunger Games theme included.


CIT - Counselor-In-Training (June 13-18, 2021)
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Love camp so much that you hope to be a great counselor one day? CIT is Counselor- in-Training, and will help prepare you for that day. You will get to help in the units and other activities to learn about being a counselor. Plus have time to build your leadership skills with your new CIT friends.

*For 2021, CITs will stay in a pod with a younger girl group to help as a CIT. At least 2 CITs will be together with your younger girl pod so you can build those friendships! You may stay in a pop-up tent.*
Note: Before you register for camp, you must contact Allie Barnes to fill out an application to apply to CIT. Once she approves your application, you can then sign up.


Clues ( June 20-25, 2021)

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Experience the classic detective game at camp! In our version, you will go from one area of camp to another searching to solve the who-done-it mystery. As you go to your camp activities, you will be solving the mystery. Hit the archery targets for clues, or say hi to the horses to see if they are hiding a clue, look in the canoes for the culprit. Finish the week by catching the culprit, returning the stolen item, and saving camp!

Hagrid's First Years (June 27-July 2, 2021)
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Harry Potter fans—you'll love this! Take care of magical creatures, make potions and take a herbology classes. Top off the week with a game of Quidditch. Enjoy other activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, and art projects.


Hogwart's Express (June 6-11, 2021)
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8

Hogwarts is coming to life! Explore the world of Harry Potter. If you love potions, sorting hats, and Quidditch, this is the session for you. Enjoy plenty of swimming and other camp activities, too!


Hoofprints Session 1 (June 6-11, 2021)

Grades 6, 7, 8, 9
Learn riding skills and how to care for horses. Spend time each day grooming, tacking, and riding horses! Experience bareback riding, bathing horses, confidence-building games, and competing in a fun show!

**For 2021 only, Hoofprints will be a 1-week intensive, instead of the normal 2 weeks.**


Hoofprints Session 2 (July 27-July 2, 2021)

Grades 6, 7, 8, 9
Learn riding skills and how to care for horses. Spend time each day grooming, tacking, and riding horses! Experience bareback riding, bathing horses, confidence-building games, and competing in a fun show!

**For 2021 only, Hoofprints will be a 1-week intensive, instead of the normal 2 weeks.**


Horses and Goggles (June 20-25, 2021)

Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Like horses and the water? Then this is the week for you. Take two riding lessons in the ring and spend tons of time at the waterfront. Learn the basics of horse care, and then cool off at the lake. You can even sleep at the beach!


Mini Wrangler (July 4-9, 2021)

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Let's hit the trails! If you have completed Hoofies and Ringmasters, you are ready for more trail riding with the horses. Be prepared to do overnight trips, as well as exploring trails within and surrounding Gallahue. You must be able to trot and handle a horse on your own.

Note: Mini-Wranglers must be able to walk, trot, and canter as well as saddle and bridle a horse. On Monday, the first full day of camp, Mini Wranglers will be given a lesson and an assessment. If it is determined that continuing the week will be unsafe for them, they will either be transferred into another camp session or sent home with a refund.

**For 2021 only, Mini Wrangler will be a 1-week intensive, instead of the normal 2 weeks.**


Moonlight Mischief (July 4-9, 2021)
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Are you a night owl? Do you like to stay up a little later than others? Would you like to go canoeing in the dark? Play tricks on the camp counselors? Explore camp at night and traditional camp activities during the day!


Pony Tales (July 4-9, 2021)
Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
Are you horse crazy? Explore the world of horses at this beginner horse session for younger girls. Ride twice, and learn all about horses. Participate in other camp activities like swimming, art projects, and cooking out.
Note: You will stay in Hill Crest, which has electricity and flush toilets.


Ringmasters (June 13-18. 2021)

Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10
Ringmasters is for girls who have completed Hoofprints and are interested in becoming more independent with the horses. Learn to canter, trail ride and become more familiar with the care of a horse. Try bareback riding, bathing horses, confidence-building games, and competing in a fun show!

**For 2021 only, Ringmasters will be a 1-week intensive, instead of the normal 2 weeks.**


Sampler (June 6-11, 2021)

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

Sample different activities at camp to give you a taste of everything we offer at Gallahue! Along with swimming, hiking, and cooking out, you will get to go canoeing, paddle boating or sailing. You will also go to the barn one morning to try horseback riding. This is a perfect session for first time campers.
Note: You will stay in Hill Crest, which has electricity and flush toilets.


Slumber Party (June 20-25, 2021)
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Popcorn, stargazing, campfires, and s’mores! Stay up late to star gaze, enjoy a spa night and enjoy sleeping in. Have a slumber party under the stars with all of your new camp friends.


WIT Wrangler-in-Training (June 27-July 2, 2021)
Grades: 12
This is a counselor in training course at the barn. If you have always wanted to work at our barn with the horses or in one of the horse units, this is the training for you.

Note: Contact Allie Barnes to receive an application to be a WIT for the week. Do not register for camp until you receive approval from Allie Barnes.

Wranglers (June 20-25 , 2021)

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
If you loved the Mini Wrangler trip and can't wait to spend more time on a horse, this is the session for you! Spend a week at camp bonding with your horse, trail riding, and eating on the trail. 

Note: Wranglers must be able to walk, trot, and canter as well as saddle and bridle a horse. On Monday, the first full day of camp, Wranglers will be given a lesson and an assessment. If it is determined that continuing the week will be unsafe for them, they will either be transferred into another camp session or sent home with a refund.


Zombie Rangers (June 13-18, 2021)
Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

These have been trying times ever since the zombies came. As a Ranger it is your job to protect your unit and stop the zombie invasion. Your counselors will teach you awesome survival training in preparation for the zombie apocalypse. You'll learn vital skills such as: archery and zombie combat, wilderness survival, and stealth and invisibility. Learn to make a smokeless fire, safely harvest wild edible plants, and build invisible shelters the zombies will never find. 

Camp Gallahue - Lead Your Own Adventure
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Come have fun and enjoy the sun with your troop or family for an entire weekend at Camp Gallahue this summer!

If you plan to use Cookie Dough as payment, please complete this form
Limited Program Assistance Grants are still available for one session of camp per girl. Grants will be awarded based on family need.

Program Assistant Grant Form

Dates and Registration Links

Weekends
Friday - Sunday, July 16-18
Friday - Sunday July 23-25

Days Only and Primitive Camping
Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
Sunday, July 18

Friday, July 23
Saturday, July 24
Sunday, July 25

Troops or families will stay in their own "pod" throughout the day. Your pod will have the opportunity to participate in scheduled camp activities, which include archery, swimming, canoeing, and crafts! Your pod is also welcome to participate in unscheduled activities during your camp adventure as well! These include hiking, creek stomping, fishing (bring your own equipment), and more! 

Horseback Riding will be available for an additional $20 per person. Sign up for Horseback riding from your confirmation email 1-2 weeks before your stay.

Self-Led Activity Kits are also available and can be purchased as you go through your registration. 

Scheduled activities will be offered daily but will only be available to you in your scheduled time slots. So be sure to check your confirmation email and arrive in time to participate! 

Important notes about CYOA weekends:

  • All camp activities will follow Safety Activity Checkpoint guidelines for participation.
  • You must bring your own food. Please make sure you bring a cooler to keep things cold or pack non-perishables. If you register for a whole unit or a Hillcrest wing, you will have access to a refrigerator.
  • Properly worn masks will be required when within 6 ft. of other campers or camp staff. 
  • Sign up for scheduled activities will be available when confirmations are sent about 1-2 weeks before your weekend.
  • NO pets, alcohol, or smoking on property. 
  • NO driving around property once you've parked. Please walk to all activities. 

Important notes about units:

  • Unit reservations are first come first served. Registrations for the weekend are per location for units or platform tents. We also offer day-use and one-night primitive camping registrations.
  • If you book a whole unit you will have all the platform tents, unit house, fire pit, and latrines. 
  • If you book individual platform tents, you cannot specify a specific unit. If you choose platform tent reservations, you will be sharing the unit house and campfire with other troops or families. 
  • Platform tents sleep 4 people from the same household. During COVID-19, it is recommended to sleep 2 people per tent if you are not from the same household.
  • You will have hot dog sticks and pie irons available at each unit. These will be shared in your pod, not one per person.
  • Hillcrest is the only location with flushing toilets and showers (the shower house and nature center shower are available for other families and troops).
  • Harley's Hill does not have a unit house. 
  • Unit registrations are for Friday and Saturday night. You may choose to extend your stay one night at a reduced rate as you go through registration.

Unit Pricing for 9am Friday until 5pm Sunday:

·         $60 per platform tent
·         $150 for Harley's Hill (open shelter unit with no unit house)
·         $300 for a whole unit including all platform tents, the unit house, and the fire pit.
·         $175 for Hillcrest Wing 2
·         $200 for Hillcrest Wing 1 or 3

Day Use and Primitive Camping Options:

  • This registration is for troops or families wishing to enjoy Gallahue for a day, or by camping in the valley with your own pop-up tents (primitive camping).
  • Registration is per person, and your stay is restricted from 9am until 10am the next morning. 
  • 1-day at Gallahue or a 1-night primitive camping stay is $15.00 per person. Primitive camping stays can be extended for 50% off each additional night.
Camp Gallahue - Forms

If you are registering a camper and are unable to complete your registration online, please email Diana Keely to receive printable forms or to receive forms via USPS. 

Limited Program Assistance Grants are still available for one session of camp per girl. Grants will be awarded based on family need. You may apply for assistance on the camp registration form.

Camp Gallahue - Frequestly asked questions

Is Camp Gallahue taking precautions regarding COVID-19?

Yes, safety is our number one concern. Please refer to the COVID-19 dropdown for more information.

Can my Girl Scout attend as an individual?

She doesn't need to have her troop to have a camp adventure! Many girls visit camp on their own and make brand new friends that stick with them for life!

Can my Girl Scout bring a buddy?

Girls can bring a buddy from their troop or a friend who is not yet a Girl Scout. Buddies can be placed together according to program session, age, and Girl Scout level. During the registration process you may want to indicate a buddy you know is also signing up for the same camp session as you. Your buddy should also request you when registering. Please limit your buddy requests to one buddy. Buddy requests are accommodated when possible but are not guaranteed.

What If my girl is not a Girl Scout?

You don't have to be a Girl Scout to attend one of our camps. Whether she's a first-time camper or an experienced adventurer, an outdoor enthusiast, or a creative artist, your girl will find her perfect program at one of our camps. For all girls who are not current Girl Scout members at the time of registration, a non-refundable $35 registration fee will apply.

When does camp registration open?

Registration officially opens March 1 at 9 a.m. Online reservations will be accepted at that time on a first-come, first-served basis. Paper and fax registrations may be submitted prior to March 1; however, placement will not occur until March 1 during regular business hours. Registrations received after March 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I register?

Online at https://www.girlscoutsindiana.org/ it's that simple!

What does my registration include?

Registration fees include a camp experience, camp picture, camp patch, and a t-shirt. Plus, your girl will get to make memories that will last a lifetime!

What if the weather is bad?

While at camp, every counselor is in touch with the camp director who has access to a weather radio. We will be aware of any storms headed our way and have procedures in place to protect our campers. Some activities may be affected by weather, and in this case, refunds are not issued.

How can I prepare my camper?

It is important for families to talk with their camper about what to expect at camp this summer. The American Camp Association has great resources for families available at https://www.acacamps.org/campers-families.

May I visit my camper during camp?

Our camps are not open to parents, family, or other visitors during camp sessions so that we may provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. All participants and staff must be registered, and all adults must have completed background checks prior to the start of camp. We also offer family camp opportunities (Lead Your Own Adventure) at Camp Gallahue, see the dropdown above.

Can my Girl Scout attend multiple sessions?

There is no limit to the number of sessions each girl may attend (financial assistance is available for one session only). If attending multiple sessions, there is no need to submit additional copies of the health history form.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, financial assistance is available. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is committed to providing a positive experience to every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout. PAG's are provided so that a family's economic status will not be a barrier to participation.

To apply, submit the PAG application with your camp registration and health history form. A $20 deposit per girl is required to secure her placement. This deposit is not refundable unless your child cannot be placed into a session. Use a separate grant application per girl. Please fill out your PAG at the same time as your registration form.

All applicants will be notified by email if their request is approved.

All PAG information is kept strictly confidential. A limited number of grants are available for one camp session per girl.

When do my camp fees need to be paid?

Full fee must be paid no later than May 31 for all camp dates. Failure to do so will result in loss of reservation. A minimum $20 deposit is due at the time of registration.

When does registration close?

Registration closes two weeks before the beginning of each camp session or when the session is full, whichever is first.

What is the refund procedure?

The camp fee does not cover the entire cost of your child attending camp. The remainder is covered by various funding sources that support Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. For this reason, the refund policy is:

·         Refunds are given only if written cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to sessions.

·         $25 of fee will be retained for handling charges.

·         No refunds for family camp.

Refunds are not given for no shows or campers leaving camp early due to personal reasons including homesickness, sports, family vacations, behavior, lice, etc.

Camp Gallahue - Lodging

We are excited to see you at Camp Gallahue! Lodging is scheduled by session and themed unit. Using the chart below will help you know where you will stay. We have included photos of each area so you can check it out in advance and start getting excited about your time here. We know you will love it!

We try to stay in the unit posted, but sometimes due to weather or if a unit is not full, we will move the girls to a different unit. You will be told at check-in if there is a change in the unit. For example if we know it will be a rainy week, we try to not have the girls stay in the valley and instead put the girls in a platform unit.

Most units do not have indoor plumbing, so girls will use a latrine and shower in the shower house. Hillcrest is the exception with indoor plumbing, showers, and a cabin with electricity to sleep in. No unit has air conditioning, but we have fans, and we love to play water games, swim in the lake, and hang out in the shade to cool off!

Looking to reserve this camp for your next troop or service unit campout? Visit our Camp Facility Reservation page to get the scoop!

2021 Gallahue Sesiions
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Harley's Hill

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Camp Gallahue - Open House

Our open houses will be a little different this year. The week prior to a camper coming to camp, we will offer a virtual meet and greet with Allie Barnes, our camp director. This virtual session is a great opportunity to ask questions! Details will be emailed out to campers to join these virtual sessions if parents are interested.

Camp Gallahue - Refund Policy

The camp fee does not cover the entire cost of your child attending camp. The remainder is covered by various funding sources that support Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. For this reason, the refund policy is:
- Refund are given only if written cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to sessions.
- $25 of fee will be retained for handling charges.
- Lead Your Own Adventure registration must be canceled at least 15 business days before to receive a full refund.

Refunds are not given to no shows or campers leaving camp early due to personal reasons including homesickness, sports, family vacations, behavior, lice, etc.

Camp Gallahue - Transportation & Directions

Drop off and pick up times are:
Sunday drop off 2-4 p.m. Friday pick up 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Directions to camp 

There will be no buses offered to Camp Gallahue in 2021.

Camp Gallahue - Typical Day at Camp

General Session:
7:15 a.m. Wake up
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Opening ceremony with unit (no all camp flag ceremonies in 2021)
9:30 a.m. Morning activities (arts and crafts, canoeing, nature)


Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Afternoon activities (swimming, arts and crafts, nature)
6 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Closing ceremony with unit (no all camp flag ceremonies in 2021)
7:30 p.m. Evening activity
9:30 p.m. Lights
 

Horse Camp:
5:30 a.m. Wake up/breakfast (patrols take turns getting up early)
6:30 a.m. Round up horses from pasture; take turns grooming, saddling, riding, cleaning.
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Swimming
2:30 p.m. Afternoon activities (archery, boating)
6 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Closing flag ceremony
7:30 p.m. Showers and ground lessons at barns
9:30 p.m. Lights out (depends on age)

Camp Gallahue - What to pack for camp

If you are interested in being on staff at Camp Gallahue, applications are accepted December 1 - June 15. Apply here! 

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Looking to reserve this camp for your next troop or service unit campout? Visit our Camp Facility Reservation page to get all the scoop!

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