The Girl Zone is a state of the art “urban camp” that will allow our girls and volunteers the opportunity to visit the capital city of West Virginia (Charleston) and enjoy the cultural surroundings such as the Clay Center, Cultural Center, Civic Center, Capital, Town Center Mall, Indian Mound in South Charleston, Appalachian Power Park (Baseball) and numerous local state parks all while enjoying a safe, fun and inexpensive place to stay.
The Girl Zone boasts two bunk rooms. The rooms sleep 12 girls each (bunk beds) and has a separate sleeping room for 2 female leaders. They also have a restroom with 5 toilets and 5 showers per room and a large changing area with plenty of outlets for hair dryers, curling irons and other small appliances.
To help the troop/group save money there are two kitchens available for use (1 per bunk room) with a stove, refrigerator and dishwasher so that after a day of traveling around the city’s attractions you can come back and make lunch and dinner. There are tables available for dining.
There is a great room with 2 areas for relaxing and discussing that day’s adventure with your fellow Girl Scout sisters as well as meeting and sharing your stories with new “sisters”.
After your day of traveling the city and surrounding areas of Charleston there is a beautiful fire pit in the back yard of the Girl Zone that has amphitheater style seating. You will have hours and hours of fun singing campfire songs, roasting marshmallows or telling ghost stories. This is another great area to meet new Girl Scouts and make lifelong friends.
For those wanting to have meetings or crafts during their stay you can use the meeting space at the front of the Girl Zone. There are tables and chairs there for your use.
Reservation form for Girl Scouts
Reservation form for Community/Outside non-profit groups
Reservation form for Community/Outside groups
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Coming from Huntington: Follow I- 64 E until you get to exit 58B. Merge onto Pennsylvania Ave. N follow that and turn left at Randolph St then make a left onto Maryland Ave then take the 1st left onto Virginia St. W.
Coming from Morgantown: Follow I-68 W toward I-79/Fairmont. Keep left at the fork; follow signs for I-79 S/Fairmont exit and merge onto I-79 S. Merge onto I-77 S. Take exit 101 for I-64 W/US 119 S toward Huntington. Take exit 58C toward US 60/Washington St/Civic Center. Merge onto US-119 S/Bigley Ave then make slight left on Pennsylvania Ave. S. Turn right on Randolph St, then left onto Maryland Ave and then take the 1st left onto Virginia St. W.
Coming from Wheeling: Follow I-70 W (entering Ohio) Take exit 180A for Interstate 77 S toward Marietta. Merge onto I-77 S (entering WV). Take exit 101 for I-64 W/US 119 S toward Huntington. Take exit 58C toward US-60 Washington St/Civic Center. Merge onto US-119 S/Bigley Ave, then a slight right onto Pennsylvania Ave. S. Turn right onto Randolph St. then turn left onto Maryland Ave. then a left on to Virginia St. W.
Coming from Beckley: Head southwest on I-64 W. Keep right at fork, follow signs for I-64 W/I-77 N/Charleston and merge onto I-64 W/I-77 N. Take exit 97 for US-60 W/Co. Route 60/58. Continue to follow Us-60 W. Continue onto Kanawha Blvd. E taking a slight right onto Berkeley St. Turn right onto Maryland Ave then take the 2nd right onto Virginia St. W.
Black Diamond Council owns two Girl Scout camps spread across the council. These camps are available for Girl Scout use and also can be rented for other use. Please complete the program site reservation form for girl scout troops. If you have questions about reserving a camp or a question about availability, you can contact our Events and Training Registrar, Sandie Burdette at 304.345.7722304.345.7722 ext. 1038 or toll free at 800.756.7616800.756.7616 ext. 1038. Additional camp questions can be directed to Joe Whittington, Property Superintendent, at ext. 1037 at the same numbers listed above.
Program site reservation form for non-girl scout group.
(Triadelphia, WV in Ohio Co.)
Ranger: John Nash
Phone: (304) 547-1232(304) 547-1232
Facilities at Camp Giscowheco include a year-round heated lodge with a wood-burning fireplace, a leader's sleep room, an indoor restroom, and a small, but well-equipped kitchen. There is a large dining hall, also with a kitchen. For spring and summer adventures, there is a large pavilion called, the Kate Dorer Shelter, available for seasonal use. The camp also features two platform tent units – named Mingo and Cherokee, with eight platform tents each plus one half-cabin unit - called the Shawnee Unit. Each tent or half-cabin sleeps four using cots with mattresses. There is electricity and water service provided to all housing units and a seasonal central shower house is available. Each Unit has a small shelter and wash station for use, as well. The swimming pool is open from May until the end of August.
: Traveling from Wheeling, WV, take the Dallas Pike exit off I-70, east of Wheeling. Turn right off the Dallas Pike Exit (Dallas Pike Road is the second right hand turn at the end of the exit ramp. The Dairy Queen is across from Dallas Pike Road.) and continue down the hill. Follow directions from Washington, PA from this point.
From Washington, PA: Traveling on I-70 West from Washington, PA, take the Dallas Pike Exit in Triadelphia, WV. Turn left on Dallas Pike Road and continue down the the hill. Proceed approximately two miles to intersection and turn right on Timber Haven Road (formerly Middle Wheeling Creek Road). Continue approximately one-half mile to Camp Giscowheco. Turn left and cross the bridge into the camp.
Camp site information and features chart.
Camp Rocky Ledges
(Milton, WV in Cabell Co.)
Ranger: Paul Adkins
Phone: (304) 743-9107(304) 743-9107
Facilities at Camp Rocky Ledges include a year-round heated lodge/dining hall, featuring indoor restrooms, a shower, and a large well-equipped kitchen. There is also a small heated cabin called the “Hilltop House” that is nice for a smaller troop/group. It has a small kitchenette and bathroom in it, as well. For spring and summer adventures, the camp has the choice of either the Singing Pines Tent Unit with six platform tents in it or the Huckleberry half-cabin unit. Each tent or half-cabin sleeps four using cots with mattresses. Each unit has a small shelter available for troop/group use. There is electricity, water service and a shelter available to both units. Also, a small cabin called the Staff house is available, if desired for program use. There is a small pond and amphitheatre in camp, as well.
Take I-64 to the Milton exit, turn toward the Exxon station (left from Charleston, right from Huntington.) Turn right onto Route 60 into Milton. Turn left at the first traffic light toward the fairgrounds. At the Blenko Glass sign, veer left onto Mud River Road. At the stop sign (there is only one), turn right onto East Mud River Road. Continue on this road to Ball’s Gap Baptist Church (approximately 5.2 miles.) The road will veer left around the church and over the hill. Approximately ¼ of a mile from the church, turn left onto the first bridge. After crossing the bridge, turn left and continue on to the camp gate (approximately ½ mile).
Camp site information and features chart.