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Camp Cahinnio

Camp Cahinnio is nestled on nearly 400 acres of woodlands near Booneville in west central Arkansas and includes 23-acre Lake Takima, swimming pool, archery range, arts and crafts pavilion, hiking trails, air-conditioned dining hall and four separate living units for campers. For those who love to boat and swim, Camp Cahinnio is known for its watersports. Lake Takima is a great place for campers to practice canoe skills and try their hand at sailing. Camp Cahinnio hosts river trip opportunities for girls entering 7th grade and above who have basic canoeing knowledge. Camp Cahinnio also offers traditional camp activities such as hiking, arts and crafts, cooking outdoors, singing and more!

Camp Cahinnio is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)! Maintaining an ACA accreditation requires regular reviews of our entire operation to ensure compliance with up to 300 voluntary health and safety standards in areas ranging from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. Camp Cahinnio’s most recent standards review was conducted summer 2016.

Visit our new online registration site for camp.

Note: Camp registration is now through the DoubleKnot system. New registrants will create a login when registering for camp. For questions or technical issues, please contact our customer care team at 800-632-6894. Returning registrants may log in using their existing user name and password.

View the drop-down lists below for troop and family camps and camp sessions by grade-level. 

NEW this year! Transportation is available from the Little Rock and Rogers offices to all resident camp sessions at Camp Cahinnio this summer! Details at registration.

Camper Information Packets

The link to the camper information packet is embedded in your camp registration receipt.

If you need to access the camper information packet online, you will need to know what camp location and camp session title your camper is attending.

You may retrieve your packet by visiting this link.

Camp Family Day & Open House

Check the events calendar for details and registration. Registration opens February 18, 2019.

Camp Open House and Tour
March 31, 2019 | 1-4 pm
Free | Open to the public and family members

Camp Family Day and Open House
June 2, 2019 | 1-4 pm
Free | Open to the public and family members 

In March: meet the camp directors and tour camper housing options and other facilities. In June: meet our camp counselors and try camp for a day, including archery, canoeing, hiking and more! All camp-age girls attending either date will be entered into a drawing to win a free week* of resident camp. 

*See details in website calendar listing.

Troop and Family Camps

Enjoy a weekend with your favorite campers! Adults may register multiple campers entering 1st-12th grade.  All adults must be 18 years+ and have a current background check completed with the council. Adults may sleep in separate but close quarters. Camp staff members will assist with supervision of girls.

Just the Two of Us
Grab your favorite adult female role model and have a blast at camp! Choose from our cabins, platform tents or hammocks by the lake as your lodging and spend Saturday doing what you choose.  Activities include archery, arts and crafts, canoes, kayaks, swimming, campfire, hiking, singing and more! Adult Girl Scout membership not required.
June 7-9 | $80 per person | Cabins Registration FULL-Waitlist Available
June 7-9 | $80 per person | Platform Tents Registration
June 7-9 | $80 per person | Pitch Tents & Hammocks Registration

Troop Camp
Troops come all: big and small! Choose from climate-controlled cabins, platform tents or hammocks by the lake. Summer camp staff will provide programing, age appropriate cookouts, hiking, swimming, lake time, target sports, crafts, singing and more. Venture Out II is not required; Adult Girl Scout membership is required.
June 28-30 | $80 per person | Cabins Registration
June 28-30 | $80 per person | Platform Tents Registration
June 28-30 | $80 per person | Pitch Tents & Hammocks Registration

Family Camp
Bring the family! We provide food and fun while you swim, canoe, hike, stargaze, make art and bond together. Choose from climate-controlled cabins, platform tents or hammocks. Adult Girl Scout membership not required. Children under 4 are free. 
July 5-7 | $80 per person |  Cabins Registration
July 5-7 | $80 per person |  Platform Tents Registration
July 5-7 | $80 per person |  Pitch Tents & Hammocks Registration

For Girls Entering 1st-3rd Grade

Fairy Frolic
Search for fairies and frolic in the pool! Sing, dance and make a fairy skirt! What else can you do in a half week of fun? Hike, paddle in the lake, find breakfast in the “jungle” and make new friends!
June 23-25 | $140 | Registration

For Girls Entering 2nd-3rd Grade

Mermaid Mania
Plan a Mermaid Pool Party and practice your underwater dance skills. Explore the lake in Fun-oo boats. There’s fun to be had on land as well: singing, cookout, hiking and creating! 
June 9-14 | $275 | Registration

Slime Time 
Get messy making a new slime recipe each day, including glow slime and edible slime. Have fun with all of camp's adventures when you cook out, swim, practice target sports, hike and more.
June 17-21 | $275 | Registration

Brownie Camp Sampler
Try it all with your Brownie friends! Swim, Fun-oo, make cool crafts, cook out, sing and more! First time and return campers will find fun this week! 
June 23-28 | $275 | Registration 

For Girls Entering 4th-5th Grade

Triple Crown
Calling all Go-Getters! Choose from our curated selection of badges and earn three at camp! Need more fun? Swim, cookout, hike, craft and sing too!
June 23-28 | $275 | Registration

Cabin in the Woods
Make your cabin a home for three days! Swim, play in the lake, make cool crafts, cook out, practice target sports, hike and more with your new friends. A half week is a whole lot of fun! 
June 26-28 | $140 | Registration

Cabin Camp Out
Have fun all day and sleep in climate-controlled cabins at night! Swim, cook-out, practice archery, swim and more!
July 7-12 | $275 | Registration FULL - Waitlist Available

 

For Girls Entering 4th-6th Grade

Tipi Extreme
Enthusiastic beginners and returners welcome! First, master outdoor survival challenges. Then, after a weekend of boating, archery and creating a low ropes course, learn to cook outdoors and thrive on the trail! Enthusiastic beginners and returners welcome! 
June 9-21 | $475 | Registration

Lake Takima Explorers 
Which boat is best: canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard? Sail with us and find out! Plan a floating breakfast, create a challenge course and join in all camp has to offer! Previous boating experience not required, but ability to swim in deep water is.
June 23-28 | $275 | Registration

All About That Taste
Explore foods from around the world. Cook over a fire and experiment with solar cooking. Create a new recipe and serve it up in your very own food truck during our Cahinnio Faire!
July 7-12 | $275 | Registration

For Girls Entering 6th-8th Grade

Mural Makers
Tour the thriving mural scene in downtown Fort Smith and bring your inspiration back to camp. Create a large-scale mural with your friends and a small-scale artwork to take home. 
June 9-14 | $300 | Registration

Outpost Extreme
Build your own back country escape! Learn to hammock, lash furnishings, water purification and navigation skills. Take on a day trip to the destination you choose together. Try new cooking methods and hang out at camp and in the lake (Outpost).
June 9-21 (two nonstop weeks) | $475 | Registration; FULL-Waitlist Available

 

CSA Camp Sampler
Do it all by day and sleep in our climate-controlled cabins at night (Broken Arrow). Swimming, kayaking, hiking, archery, knife throwing, art, cookouts and more!
June 17-21 | $275 | Registration FULL-Waitlist Available

 

Eco Trekker
Learn to minimize your impact on the environment while planning an outdoor trek. Practice Leave No Trace skills and hit the trail on a day trip! Sleep in a hammock or pitch a tent (Outpost) and earn your Eco Trekker Badge. Traditional camp activities included!
June 23-28 | $325 | Registration

 

Water Park Expedition
Hit the road and spend two days at local water parks. Spend your nights at camp stargazing, night canoeing and sleeping in climate-controlled cabins (Broken Arrow). Hiking, target sports, lake time, crafts and more are all part of the fun.
July 7-12 | $375 | Registration  FULL - Waitlist Available

 

 

 

For Girls Entering 7th-12th Grade

River Runners
Practice canoeing skills at camp in preparation for a three-day, two-night canoeing trip along one of Arkansas’ scenic rivers. Prerequisites: Canoe level 1 or equivalent and the ability to swim unassisted in deep water. Swimming requirements strictly enforced. Contact us for equivalent experience level.
June 9-21 (two nonstop weeks) | $475 | Registration FULL- Waitlist Available

Kayak Crew
Participate in our kayak rodeo and learn how to safely assist your fellow team mates on Lake Takima. Plan a day trip to a local waterway or lake and explore new waters. Paddling skills will be taught, and the trip will be catered to the ability of the campers. Ability to swim in deep water is required.
June 23-28 | $325 | Registration

Camp Aide
Practice your leadership skills! Select an area at camp you would like to learn more about and assist a group of campers by leading specific activities. You will also enjoy swimming and general camp activities (Cadettes will work on the Program Aide pin).
July 5-7 | $80 | Registration

Sail Away
Catch a breeze on Lake Takima while you learn the ropes and master the winds! We’ve got plenty of other ways to play on the water too, including stand up paddle board and kayak time. Boating experience is not necessary, but ability to swim in deep water is required. 
July 7-12 | $275 | Registration

Arkansas Bucket List
Take the ultimate road trip! Hike to a sandy waterfall, stay overnight in a state park, dig for crystals and try stand up paddle boarding along with cookouts and campfires.
July 7-12 | $375 | Registration FULL-Waitlist Available

For Girls Entering 11th-12th Grade

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) 1 (For Girls Entering 11th-12th Grades)
Girls will establish leadership and outdoor skills and learn the ropes of camp and working with children. CIT1s will work as a team to discover individual abilities as leaders, analyze campers and their needs and experience camp life. CIT1s will have opportunities to lead activities, shadow counselors and to visit another camp.
June 23-30 AND July 5-12 | $325 | Registration

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) 2 (For Girls Entering 12th Grade)
CIT2 is a culmination of leadership development and outdoor skills. Girls will apply these skills to the world of resident camp. CIT2s will first review previous training, learn about new topics and study program areas in-depth. CIT2s will visit another summer camp in the area. Prerequisite: Completion of CIT1 Note: dates include off time where girls will return home.
June 9-21 AND June 23-30 | $425 | Registration
June 23-30 | $425 | Registration

Upon completion of CIT2, successful campers will be invited to volunteer at camp for the remainder of the summer. This opportunity is limited to a small number of CIT2 candidates and is not required to be considered for future employment opportunities.

Camp Registration Tutorial

If you are new to our registration process for camp, this tutorial will walk you through it and give you an idea of the information you'll need to provide in order for us to help your girl have the best camp experience possible.

Be sure to turn the sound up - we make use of free video tools, so our audio is not Hollywood quality! 

If after watching the video, you still need assistance, please call 800-632-6894 or email camp@girlscoutsdiamonds.org.

 

 


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