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Friends of Camp WaBak

Friends are made along life’s path;
Some will stay and some will pass,
But WaBak friends will always last.

Welcome!  Friends of Camp WaBak (FOCW) is a volunteer organized and led association of camp alumni, volunteers, girls, parents, and supporters who seek to support and promote Camp WaBak.  We’d love for you to join our community!

Camp WaBak launched its first summer camp season in 1949 and has made its way into the hearts of many throughout the years since then. It’s located above Marietta, SC near the SC/NC border in the beautiful mountains near Jones Gap State Park. It serves as the resident camp for the GSSC-MM council and is open year-round.

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Goals

The following are the goals of FOCW:

  1. To build a community of WaBak supporters
  2. To partner with GSSC-MM to accomplish the Friends’ goals
  3. To reach out to alumni and Girl Scouts
  4. To promote year-round usage of the camp
  5. To inform the WaBak community about ongoing news and events at the camp
  6. To support upkeep and projects of the camp facilities

We are planning to offer events in the future, when conditions are safe.

How to Join FOCW

Joining FOCW is easy!  Sign up for our Rallyhood community to gain access and to contribute to photo galleries and other features, plus you’ll be subscribed to our newsletter which includes:

  • Current news about the camp
  • FOCW & GSSC-MM WaBak events
  • Summer camp highlights (during the season)
  • Facility updates
  • WaBak memories

To register for the FOCW Rallyhood, click here and enter your email address.  This will take you through the process of creating a Rallyhood account.  Once approved, log in.  After we’ve received a notification, you’ll also be added to the newsletter’s mailing list. You should receive a Welcome email once you’ve been added to the newsletter.  If you have any issues, please contact info@friendsofcampwabak.org.

How to Support Camp WaBak
  • Please share your WaBak stories and pictures with us so that we can feature them in our newsletter!  You can send them to info@friendsofcampwabak.com.
  • Sign up for camp workdays!  Dates will be announced at a later time.
  • Did you know you can reserve a unit at Camp WaBak online via its new reservation system?
  • Camp WaBak has its own Amazon wish list!  If you purchase something from this list, it can be shipped directly to the camp.  Be sure to add your name in the gift card memo so they know who to thank! 
  • If you are interested in sponsoring a campership for a girl to go to summer camp, go here and select Campership from the dropdown list.
  • Other ways to support WaBak will be announced at a later date.
About the Organizers

FOCW was founded and spearheaded by Amy Brown, Carol Clanton, and Lois Graves. 

Amy is a Lifetime Member and a leader for both Troop 2562 and the Trailblazers M2M troop.  She also serves on her service unit team in various roles.  Including her years as a girl, Amy has been in Girl Scouting for 19 years.  Additionally, Amy has written a number of posts about WaBak’s history on her blog. She believes Camp WaBak is a treasure that should be preserved for all generations because “It’s a place to learn, to love, to grow.”

Carol has been a Girl Scout for 60 years and is a Lifetime Member.  She grew up in the Old 96 legacy council and attended Camp WaBak as a camper and was on staff for four summers.  She currently is a Trainer/Facilitator for GSSC-MM working with the Program Aide/Volunteer-in -Training for teen girls and serving on the Gold Award Panel.  Carol has a love for outdoor life and a passion to see that girls and adults continue to have the Camp WaBak experience that prepares them for a lifelong appreciation of our camp heritage and the out-of-doors.

Lois is a Greenville, SC native and a Lifetime Girl Scout member having joined the Movement in second grade. She was a staff member of the Old 96 legacy council and directed Camp WaBak for 15 summers. She is interested in seeing FOCW grow with folks who care about WaBak as much as she does. 

Contact FOCW

You can reach us via email at info@friendsofcampwabak.org.


 

WaBak Cabin BW

Fisher Lodge, circa 1950