Stories

Camp Golden Pond is more than just a piece of land.

If you have memories or thoughts about Camp Golden Pond, please share them with us. If you have pictures of the camp, please email them to contact@friendsofgoldenpond.org or message on Facebook. If your pictures contain recognizable photos of girls, please obtain consent.

It is our intent to collect and share these stories in order to document the history and import of the camp.

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Golden Pond is not only a place in the middle of the woods, it is the only camp that I have known. It is a place where I found more about myself. It lead me to being a great friend and a great leader. Being able to go to Golden Pond ever since I was […]

Danae

I was the director of the Camp Golden Pond for the Hemlock Council for a week in the early 1990s. As director, I implemented an ‘eastern newt project’ to teach the campers the wonder, respect, and stewardship for the wildlife and natural environment. The girls learned about the life cycle of the eastern newt at […]

Jane

This camp and the experiences that I have had here, have shaped my life in such profound ways. I sometimes wonder if my love for boating or my ability to even make friends would exist without this place. Without Golden Pond. Camp Golden Pond is this beautiful place where your victories are celebrated forever and […]

Pix

I only ever went to this camp three times but in those three times I was here, it’s touched my heart to see so many young girls like me get along and make new friends for life. I was there the last weekend it was open to us and we saw quite a lot of […]

Hailey

I love Camp Golden Pond! There is canoeing, fishing, hiking, and my very favorite is cooking on the campfire. The last time we cooked brownies, but that was the last time…

Lily

As a leader I have been to Camporees at least a dozen times with the girls in my Troops. I’ve watched them grow up from little girls to young women over the last five years. My own daughters feel like Golden Pond is a second home to them. It belongs to them. It is a […]

Christine

I went to camp for the first time when I was 5.  It was a day trip. It was too windy to canoe and I was so disappointed.  We had a big campfire and I was fascinated by the older girls and how they knew everything.  I wanted to be that…smart and funny and nice. […]

Marg

Our family started scouts later than most, our son started the earliest as a Cub Scout, our oldest started as a 1st year Junior and our other daughter started as a 1st year Brownie.  I started scouts as a Leader for my daughter’s Junior Troop of 2 girls!  I have been a Troop Leader for […]

Ande

As a very new Troop leader and someone who was a member of a Girl Scout Troop that never went camping (at least to my recollection), I made experiencing camping a priority when I decided to start a new Daisy Troop.  Learning about the world around you and how to take care of yourself in […]

Jen

I grew up as a Girl Scout in the Hemlock Council. My daughter, Ann, has been a Girl Scout in the Girl Scouts In the Heart of Pennsylania for 11 years and is a Gold Award Recipient. Camp Golden Pond was an essential element to raising my daughter and the girls in our troop to […]

Tracy

This fall was our first time at Camp Golden Pond (for me and my daughter). I didn’t bring my camera along and I was so regretful because it was so pretty and we had such a great time. I thought about how we would have many more chances to enjoy the camp (and take photos!) […]

Verna

I was a Girl Scout in Hemlock Council before there was a Golden Pond. My camps are gone. Places named Oakwood and Lycogis and Ioka and Barree. I know those names because I have the patches on the back of my sash. I have memories of adventures with my friends at each and every one […]

Heather