Summer Sessions

 

One week, two weeks, or more?

Camp Juliette Low offers one-week and two-week sessions for girls ages 8-15, as well as two mini sessions (5-A and 5-B) for girls ages 8-10. We suggest that younger and first-time campers attend a 1-week session or mini session. Older girls and experienced campers are encouraged to stay for two weeks or to combine sessions and stay even longer. Once a camper is familiar with camp, she is usually ready for more excitement! 

In 1-week sessions, campers:

  • Learn the routines of camp and become accustomed to tent-living
  • Make new friends and learn new songs
  • Sample a variety of classes and activities with a focus on fun and trying new things
  • Experience the fun and challenge of “cookout” — when campers work together to cook one meal for the whole unit over a campfire
  • Compete in an abbreviated All Camp Day competition, which includes a song contest and camp craft skills like knot tying, wood chopping and fire-building

 

In Sessions 5-A and 5-B, campers:

  • Learn the routines of camp and become accustomed to tent-living
  • Make new friends and learn new songs
  • Sample a variety of classes and activities with a focus on fun and trying new things
  • Experience the fun and challenge of “cookout” — when campers work together to cook one meal for the whole unit over a campfire

 

In 2-week sessions, campers:  

  • Have time to settle in and feel “at home” at camp
  • Form life-long friendships and learn even more songs
  • Develop skills within classes of their choice
  • Experience the fun of “cookout” during the first week of camp and go on an “overnight” (sleep under the stars and cook over a fire) during the second week of camp
  • May go on out-of-camp expeditions, such as hikes, overnights, or canoe trips
  • Enjoy a full-scale All Camp Day competition, which includes a song contest and camp craft skills, plus a horse show, swim meet, archery, canoeing, saling and craft show

 

For a good idea of what typical one-week and two-week sessions entail, check out A Day In The Life of a CJL Camper. At CJL, girls live, work, and play outdoors to build a better understanding of their natural surroundings, acquire confidence in themselves, become comfortable working in groups to solve every-day problems, and, of course, have a great time!

 

Changeover

Campers who sign up for multiple sessions are invited, free of charge, to stay at camp for “changeover” — the day between each session. Changeover is fully supervised by trained adults and allows campers time to relax, get caught up on their sleep, and watch a movie or two.  Their laundry is sent out (for a charge of $10).  Parents are also welcome to pick up their campers in between sessions to relax and do laundry at home.

 

CIT Sessions

Special three-week CIT (counselor-in-training) sessions are held for girls who’ve completed 10th and 11th grades. The goal of these sessions is to teach older girls the skills they’ll need to be counselors at CJL. Juliette Gordon Low established this camp as a training facility for her Girl Scout leaders. Though CJL is no longer affiliated with the Girl Scouts, the leadership training tradition lives on in the CIT program. Click HERE to learn more about our CIT program.

 

Parent-Daughter Weekend

The first weekend in May is Parent-Daughter Weekend, during which daughters and a parent (dads are welcome) come up to camp, sleep in a tent, and try out some of CJL’s activities. This is a perfect chance for young campers and their parents to get to know Camp Juliette Low. Click HERE to learn more about Parent-Daughter Weekend.

 

Summer Office
321 Camp Juliette Low Road
Cloudland, GA 30731
706.862.2169
Winter Office
PO Box 5113
Marietta, GA 30061
770.428.1062