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Take a Girls’ Weekend Getaway

When the hustle and bustle of your day is filled with carpooling, helping with homework and managing the entire family's schedule - you need a getaway with the girls.

A weekend at Serendipity gives moms (or aunts, grandmothers or other special women) and their girls an opportunity to spend time together without all the distractions. Serendipity is held at Camp Meriwether, near Newnan, GA and is the picture perfect setting to re-connect.

Choose from a variety of accommodations and enjoy cooking in the great outdoors using camping equipment in unique ways or have someone else do the cooking by going to a restaurant in nearby Newnan.

Do as much or as little as you like, by dropping in at activities like arts and crafts, canoeing, archery, games and so much more! Optional activities include horseback riding, vaulting, the challenge course (flying squirrel and zip line), and a delicious Sunday breakfast buffet -offered for a small additional fee.

Every mom deserves an experience like this with her girl. Treat yourself and your daughter to a weekend at Serendipity!

Currently registered Girl Scouts for the 2014-2015 membership year and their mom, or "mom for the weekend," are welcome to attend Serendipity.


Dates
Choose one of the four weekend sessions available:

  • October 3-5
  • October 10-12
  • October 17-19
  • October 24-26

Price: $25 per person (Female Adult & Daughter(s))
Registration Fees Include
Event fees include patch, canoeing*, archery*, arts and crafts supplies, insurance and staff to assist in activities, fun and games. Additional activities are available for a small charge including equestrian* and adventure* activities as listed below.
*grade restrictions will apply for these activities.

NEW eBiz Registration Details
For the first time, we are using eBiz to register for events. So please use this "How To" steps document to easily guide you through the new process.


Accommodation Options

 

Cabin
PRICE: $5 per bed in addition to registration fee
There are seven cabins available for rent by troops. Four of these cabins sleep 16 people, which is held for mother/daughters attending without a troop. There are three cabins that sleep 20 people. Cabin units share a nearby bathhouse with hot water and flushing toilets.

 
 

Platform Tents
PRICE: $2 .50 per person in addition to registration fee
Platform tents are large walled tents with wooden floors and four cots and mattresses. There are five platform tents, sleeping four people each. Two families may share a platform tent. Please note that phone-in registrations will not be accepted. Anyone wishing to rent platform tent bed space should register online August 6.

 
 

Bring Your Own Tents
PRICE: Registration fee with no additional charge
A relatively flat field near Lily Pad Pond has been designated for those who wish to bring their own tent. This area has access to portable toilets, fire circles and running water.

 
 

"Glamping"
PRICE: Registration fee plus your hotel of choice (price varies)
If you prefer not to sleep at camp, there are many hotels available in Newnan, GA, just 15-20 minutes away. Spend the weekend "glamping" with your daughter, enjoying the day at Camp Meriwether, and the night at your favorite hotel!

 

Additional Fee Activities

 

Pet a Pony
PRICE: $15 per girl
Girl Scouts in K-3rd grade for the 2014-15 school year will receive hands-on basic horse care instruction. Girls will learn to groom and care for a pony. Each girl will have a short, hand-led pony ride in the arena. (Moms may choose to lead their daughter’s horse, if they wish.)
Maximum Participants: 80 riders per weekend

 
 

Pony Trail
PRICE: $15 per girl
Moms may lead their Girl Scouts in Kindergarten and up on a short, led trail ride.
Maximum Participants: 80 riders per weekend

 
 

Trail Ride
PRICE: $25 per rider
Girl Scouts in 4th - 12th grade for the 2014-2015 school year and their mothers may register for a trail ride. Riders must wear long pants and shoes/boots with a half-inch heel. Helmets are provided. Please note that the trail ride option is intended for experienced riders only. All riders ride must demonstrate control of their horse in the arena before they may go on the trail. Riders who do not demonstrate a sufficient level of control in the arena will have an arena lesson instead of a trail ride.
Maximum Participants: 50 riders per weekend

 
 

Semi-Private Horseback Riding Lessons
PRICE: $40 per person (girl or adult)
Girl Scouts in 3rd – 12th grade for the 2014-2015 school year and their mothers may register for a semi-private lesson in the arena. Riders must wear long pants and shoes/boots with a half inch heel. Helmets are provided. Semi-Private lessons will be held on Sunday morning.
Maximum Participants: 36 riders per weekend

 
 

Flying Squirrel
PRICE: $15 per person (girl or adult)
Girl Scouts in 4th – 12th grade for the 2014-2015 school year and their mothers may "fly" 20 - 30 feet into the air, secured by the belay cable. A complete safety and harness system is provided and worn during the experience. All participants must wear closed toed shoes, and long shorts or pants. Participants will also help on the “mule team,” to help pull other people into the air. This activity lasts about one hour.
Maximum Participants: 30 people per weekend

 
 

Zip Line
PRICE: $20 per person (girl or adult)
Girl Scouts in 6th – 12th grade for the 2015-2015 school year and their mothers may climb the wall, and then take a ride down the zip line. A complete safety and harness system is provided and worn during the experience. All participants must wear closed toed shoes and long shorts or pants. This outdoor activity lasts about two hours, and will be held on Sunday morning.
Maximum Participants: 30 people per weekend

 
 

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
PRICE: $10 per person (girl or adult)
Top off the weekend with a delicious breakfast buffet in the camp dining hall. Menu options will include several hot entree choices as well as cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, assorted pastries, bagels and cream cheese, milk, juice, hot chocolate and coffee. Breakfast is available from 8-10 a.m.
Maximum Participants: 300 people

 

Planning Committee
We are looking for a few mothers and daughters who are interested in helping plan activities at Serendipity this year, and in the future. Please contact the camp director for more information.

Have Questions?
About Registration: Contact the Event Registrar at 770.702.9650
About the Event: Contact the Camp Meriwether Director at 770.927.1020
About Horseback Riding: Contact the Camp Meriwether Equestrian Director at 770.927.1020