|Friends of Camp Coleman|
|Uniting together to save Alabama's oldest Girl Scout Camp|
Welcome to the internet home of the Friends of Camp Coleman. We're glad you're here!!
Friends of Camp Coleman began in a living room where a group of Girl Scout alumnae gathered together after hearing the news that the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama had voted to close 4 of 6 camps throughout the council. One of the camps set to close was Camp Gertrude Coleman - the oldest continuously operating Girl Scout camp in Alabama and the third oldest continuously operating camp in the entire country.
These "friends" incorporated on July 16, 2012 to form the Friends of Camp Coleman - a 501c3 non-profit organization committed not only to saving Camp Coleman but also to establish an Endowment Fund to ensure that Girl Scouts will be able to call Camp Coleman their own for another 87 years.
We're glad to have you here! Please complete an alumni survey and let us know what brought you here and why Camp Coleman is important to you!
Camp Coleman to open to troop camping in 2014!
On November 20, 2013, the board of directors for Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama unanimously passed a resolution that will allow the rested camps to be used on a "limited" basis for troop camping beginnig January 15, 2014.
"Limited use" means that no staff, instructors or services will be provided and that troops will be responsible for bringing their own equipment and supplies.
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Camp Coleman Work Party Success!
Thanks to all the great girls and volunteers who made the Work Party Day a success. More than 120 people attended the event, including girl members, adult memebers and family!