Parents can attend Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Camp Open House and see what Girl Scout camp can offer.

The open house for summer resident camp will be from noon to 2 p.m. March 15 and March 29 at Camp Whispering Pines, 56535 La. 1054, Independence. Parents can ask questions about resident camp, tour the camp’s living units, meet some of the camp staff and learn about the different camp sessions, according to a news release from the Girl Scouts. Families who turn in a completed camp registration form and deposit at any open house will receive $10 off their camp balance.

Angela Arneal, program resident camp and equestrian manager at Girl Scouts Louisiana East, said Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts, ages 6–17, are eligible to attend resident camp, which runs from May 31 to July 17, with sessions lasting three days to two weeks and costing from $75 to $325, the release said.

Girl Scout resident camp programs are accredited by the American Camp Association, the release said.

Camp Whispering Pines’ facilities offer many program options including a high ropes challenge course and rock climbing wall, a handicap accessible swimming pool, hiking trails and a stocked 23-acre lake for canoeing, fishing and rowboating, as well as enjoying its giant water slide.

The Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, the release said. The local council, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls in grades kindergarten through to 12th in Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.

For directions to the camp or to receive a camp brochure, call the council at (800) 644-7571. Session information is also available on the council’s website at