Summer camps are an important part of the Girl Scouts program. The Girl Scouts councils of Ohio own and operate a number of facilities that offer a wide range of camping experiences, from day and weekend camps to residential camps. Many of these are located in the most beautiful natural areas in the state.
The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio council serves 32 counties in western Ohio and southeast Indiana. Cities in the council's region include Cincinnati, Dayton, Lima and Toledo. The council operates five camps that offer a variety of opportunities including day camps, weekend camps, family camps, resident camps and troop adventure camps. Camp Whip-Poor-Will is located in Morrow near the Little Miami River north of Cincinnati. Camp Libbey is outside the town of Defiance. Camp Stonybrook is located near Waynesville, while Camp Myeerah is near Bellefontaine. Camp Butterworth is located in Maineville.
The 30 counties in the center of the state are served by the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland council. The council owns seven camps that offer its members opportunities for day camping, resident camping and troop camping. Camp Cornish is in Knox County, near Ohio's Amish country and the Kokosing Gap Trail. Crooked Lane is located in Morrow County and Camp Wakatomika is in Licking County. Camp Ken-Jockety is situated along the Big Darby Creek State and National Scenic River, while Camp Beckoning Trails is in the scenic Hocking Hills region. Camp Tea-Qui Mead is outside Chillicothe and Camp Molly Lauman is south of Columbus near Lucasville.
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio council serves 40,000 scouts in 18 counties, including the cities of Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. Budget concerns forced the council to vote to sell five of the seven camps it owned in the spring of 2011. The council planned to continue camping opportunities at Camp Timberlane in the Firelands Reserve near Wakeman and at Camp Ledgewood in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Black Diamond Council
The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves scouts in the southeast corner of Ohio, as well as in parts of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland--nearly 20,000 girls across 61 counties. The two camps owned by the council are in West Virginia. Camp Giscowheco is located at Triadelphia, near Wheeling and the Ohio border. Camp Rocky Ledges is near Milton and is also near West Virginia's border with Ohio.
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