Fall Girl Scout Day & Overnight Option
Gather your troop, pack your supplies and head out to Chimney Rock for our annual Fall Girl Scout Day. This year we’ve moved the event a bit earlier in the season to better accommodate the campout. Join us to explore new places, meet new friends and spend the night under the stars during this special event.
When: October 5, 2019
What does wildlife do as the cooler weather begins, and days become shorter? Are they going to stick it out or head to warmer climates? Most importantly why and how? Join one of our Naturalists to explore what this time of year means for animals and some signs they give us that winter isn’t too far away.
Imagine being lost on a trail as the sun goes down. One of the most essential things you could do is find, or make, shelter. This hands-on opportunity to create a safe space out of natural materials will provide you with the confidence and knowledge you might never know you needed.
Let’s get artsy! Everyone loves a good fall craft to get their creative juices flowing, so why not make nature your inspiration? Scouts will get to use their imagination and materials provided by Mother Nature in order to make a masterpiece all their own.
What a Ranger Does
What does it mean to be a NC State Park Ranger? This interactive program will help your scouts discover the many facets of the job and how they can become a ranger one day. If your troop is interested in becoming a Chimney Rock State Park Junior Ranger, this session will count towards some of those requirements.
Need to get those wiggles out? Our 32-foot climbing wall will be open from 1– 4pm, so your scouts can test their skills. There is no additional fee for this activity, but lines can get long. Plan ahead! All participants must be 25lbs or more and bring their signed waiver to participate. (You’ll be sent the form one week prior to the event).
Hike any of our 6 trails which range in difficulty from easy-to-moderately strenuous. Ask our knowledgeable staff which trail is the best fit for you.
The overnight option is designed so you can bring your gear and spend the night.
We provide several community fire rings and wood, but all other essentials are the responsibility of the group.
Typically, set-up begins after 4pm. Depending on the volume of general public in the area, this can fluctuate a bit. You must be packed up by 9am the next morning. However, you’re welcome to stay and explore the Park some more on Sunday as long as your site broken down.
Park staff is onsite throughout the night.
Nuts & Bolts
When: Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, October 6, 2019
Check-in by 9:30am; orientation begins promptly at 9:45am.
Costs: $16 per scout for admission to the Park for the day, all programs and patches. One adult chaperone per 10 scouts is required and is admitted at no charge.
Additional adults are $14 and additional non-scout children are $6 but must be included in the troop registration and payment.
Camping fee is $8 per camper.
Registration: Please call 828-625-9611, ext. 1810 to register your group. Registration closes on September 27, 2019 or when we reach our limit of 150 scouts.