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Girls gather around the campfire, swim like fish, and channel their inner explorer at Camp Tallchief !

With almost 30 specialty sessions throughout the summer, campers discover exciting activities that challenge their limits, build their confidence, and further their leadership skills. Girl Scout camp provides a magical place where girls try new things in a safe environment that celebrates the process as much as the outcome.

Whether it's riding on horseback, swimming, paddling, crafting, or STEM…girls will find that their next adventure is just around the corner! 

Under the guidance of our highly-trained staff, girls will experience an unforgettable summer- having fun and making memories that last a lifetime! Whether away for two, five, or twelve nights, girls will gain a stronger sense of self, make new friends, develop social skills, practice teamwork, build interest in the natural world, and use creativity for projects and problem-solving.

What girls learn at Girl Scout camp lasts far beyond their camp experience! In a study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute in 2019, Camp Alum attributed their responsibility, appreciation for diversity, ability to preserve, and willingness to try new things as the most important skills used in their daily lives today that they primarily learned at camp.

This finding suggests the camp experience is distinct from other learning environments, such as home and school, and can help youth build important skills that serve them in many areas of their lives. Notably, Girl Scout camp alums are more likely than non-Girl Scout camp alums to attribute the learning of these life skills and characteristics to camp.

About Camp Tallchief

Camp Tallchief is nestled in the Osage Hills near Sand Springs in Northeastern Oklahoma, celebrating the 40th year of operation ins 2020! It is a fenced, mostly wooded area with large open spaces - perfect for a variety of outdoor activities! There are numerous trails of varying distance and difficulty. Meals are served in our Dining Hall under the watchful eye of Tallchief. Swimming is offered at our pool house. Lake Tallchief is the perfect stage for various boating activities including canoeing, sailing, and skiing. We also offer a variety of lodging options ranging from dorm style cabins to Yurts. Dreamcatcher Riding Arena offers girls an opportunity to specialize in equestrian skills. Other program activity areas include the archery range, fishing pond, and low ropes course. 

ACA Accredited

Camp Tallchief is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized organization has established high benchmarks for the health and safety of campers and staff, as well as quality program delivery. Trained ACA representatives have conducted an independent evaluation and we have earned this mark of distinction. 

 

Special Health, Medical, or Emotional Needs

It is the mission of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all campers while creating a successful and rewarding experience. GSEOK will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for all campers who might need them.

If your camper has a specific need, please contact our Camp Director  in advance of registration, and we will work together towards a possible solution and/or determine availability.

In order to attend Camp Tallchief, campers must be able to meet the following essential functions:

-    Move independently from place to place

-    Effectively interact in group-based program content

-    Be able to meet personal needs (bathing, toileting, dressing, diet management, etc.)

-    Capable of self-manager of chronic illness. A camper must be able to be aware of their own dietary restrictions, medication requirements, and potential restrictions on physical activity, and can alert counselors when she needs additional assistance.

In order to ensure that all campers receive the requisite care and attention, it is imperative that GSEOK be notified of all camper’s medications, disabilities, and any physical, emotional, or behavioral difficulties on the Participant Health History and Resident Camper Participant Information forms in CampDoc.

Health and Safety

The safety and security of campers are paramount at Camp Tallchief. Our staff endeavor to observe good safety and security measures throughout the program and foster camp culture focused on having fun safely.  Professional security is in place from dusk to dawn, and plans have been made with appropriate medical and law enforcement personnel to provide additional security and respond quickly in case of an emergency.