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Camp Adahi

Girl Scout Camp Adahi encompasses 800 acres of picturesque wooded property located on Lookout Mountain, in Northwest Georgia.  Girl Scouts can use Camp Adahi for day visits, events, troop camping, and service unit encampments. Some of the programs offered at camp are canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery and hiking.  Camp Adahi is open March through May and August through November for weekend camping.

Accommodations and Camp Information

Horseback Riding Information

ACA Accreditation

Camp Adahi is accredited by the American Camp Association. ACA accreditation indicates that a camp has invited trained camp professionals to verify compliance with more than 224 individual standards to evaluate every aspect of camp operation, including facilities, program, healthcare services, operational management, human resources, and administration. ACA accreditation goes beyond health department or state licensing requirements to identify practices that are recognized as the highest standards established for camps.

Day Use

Spend a day at camp and explore hiking the acres of hiking trails, picnic at Shelter Rock or at the lake, complete badge work and more!  To spend the day at Camp Adahi you will have to do the following:

  • Get the proper approval from parents and your Service Unit Manager.
  • Call the program registrar, Debbie Lane, in the Chattanooga office at 800.474.1912 and let her know what day you’d like to come up.  We’d prefer that you let us know at least 3 business days in advance.
  • The fee is $2 per vehicle if you are not doing another activity that requires a fee.
  • All tag-a-longs must be covered by additional insurance at a fee of $5 for the whole group for the day.
  • Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card at the Council Office.
  • If you wish to use one of our cabins for the day, the nightly reservation fee will apply.

Directions to Camp Adahi

Directions from Chattanooga: From I-24 West, take 27N and then take Exit 178 (Lookout Mtn/Market St. South).  Follow Lookout Mountain south signs to traffic light at Broad Street, turn left…OR … From Hwy 27, go north toward Atlanta/Knoxville.  Exit at Lookout Mountain South.  At intersection, turn right and continue toward Broad St. and at traffic light turn left. Stay on Broad St. until you come to traffic light directing you to Incline Railway (Tennessee Avenue/Hwy 27).  Turn left at light and continue on Tennessee Avenue until it splits to the right and becomes St. Elmo Avenue (Hwy 17).  As you enter Georgia, St. Elmo Ave. (Hwy 17) becomes Hwy 193.  Follow Highway 193 until the intersection with Hwy 136.  Turn right onto Hwy 136 and go 4.5 miles up the mountain.  At Hwy 157 intersection, turn left and travel 12.3 miles.  Camp Adahi is on the right.

Alternate route from Chattanooga/Nashville area:  Take I-24 to Georgia I-59 toward Birmingham.  Take Exit 11, Trenton Exit.  Turn left at traffic light and got to more traffic lights to Hwy 11.  At Hwy 11, turn right and go one block to Hwy 136 (follow sign to Cloudland Canyon State Park).  At Hwy 136, turn left and travel 9.4 miles to Hwy 157.  Turn right at Hwy 157 and travel 12.3 miles.  Camp Adahi is on the right.

From I-75: Take Exit 305, Hwy 140 (Adairsville) toward Summerville.  Pick up 27 North in Armuchee to Summerville and continue on 48 West through Menlo to Cloudland.  Turn right onto Hwy 157.  Travel approximately 11 miles and Camp Adahi will be on left.

From I-59 North:  Take Exit 231, Valley Head-Mentone exit, travel toward Valley Head and Mentone on Hwy 117.  When you reach the Georgia State Line, Hwy 117 becomes Hwy 48.  Travel to the intersection and caution light of Hwy 157.  Turn left on to Hwy 157.  Travel approximately 11 miles and Camp Adahi we be on the left.

Reserve a Cabin or Tent Unit

To reserve a cabin or tent unit at Adahi, please fill out a Troop Camping Reservation Form and drop it off or mail it to the Chattanooga Service Center. To check available dates or units, please call Debbie Lane at 800.474.1912.  For service unit encampments or outside group use, please call 800.474.1912.

Shelter Rock

Just a short hike from the Field of Fun you will find a beautiful rock formation, which makes a perfect amphitheater setting and outdoor program site with campfire pit. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic or explore the creek shore bank for wildlife tracts, as this is popular place for the animals to come to drink.

Dining Hall

The dining hall with a capacity of 150 people can be used for meals as well as an assembly/meeting room.  The kitchen is furnished with commercial food preparation equipment.  Restroom facilities are available.  Dining hall is not heated.

Adahi Lake

The location for many water sports activities including canoeing, kayaking and a variety of water games. You must register two (2) weeks in advance. Troops or individuals are invited to register. Each participant will have a brief safety orientation and wear a PFD.  Price is $5 per participant for two hours of boating. Call 800.474.1912 to schedule and check availability.

Poolside Swim Parties

Cool off at our junior olympic size in-ground pool at camp. You must register two (2) weeks in advance. Pool available to use during the months of May and August, weather permitting. Troops or individuals are invited to register. Certified Lifeguards and Watchers are provided. Limit 50 participants at $3.50 per person per two hour session for all ages. Each participant will have a brief swim evaluation to gauge swimming ability.  Participants not evaluated will be limited to shallow water. Call 800-474-1912 to schedule and check availability.  Bathhouse complex contains 10 hot showers, 3 flush toilets, and 5 sinks.

Equestrian Programs

Camp Adahi offers horsemanship activities for all riding skill levels, with instruction in the ring and on the trail. Programs begin with Pet a Pony where participants meet the horses, receive a barn tour, and experience a short led ride.   Next we have Introduction to Horses where girls learn how to approach and groom a horse, mount and dismount and enjoy a short ring ride.  Older girls experience Riding Skills where they try their skills in the ring as they learn to walk, circle and turn about.  Adahi has two oval riding rings where Western riding is taught. Beautiful trails winding through acres of woods make trail riding an exhilarating part of any riding experience. Trail riding requires a ring test, showing the ability to control your horse at a walk and trot.  Safety is of utmost importance to everyone at Camp Adahi. Riders on horses must wear approved riding helmets, which are provided. Riding instructors are trained and certified.

Archery

Can you hit the bulls-eye? Have your troop try their hand at archery! Availability depends on volunteer instructor availability. Call 800.474.1912 to schedule your session. Archery is available to Juniors and up.

Council Patch Programs

Do something unique while you’re at Camp Adahi for the day or overnight. There are several patches you can earn while at camp that you can do with your family or troop.

  • Love Your Camp: This patch is awarded after the completion of a work assignment during our annual Love Your Camp event at Camp Adahi
  • Rally around Adahi:  This patch is awarded after the completion of hiking various trails at Camp Adahi.

The following patches can be completed at camp or at other outdoor locations:

Be a Volunteer

Are you interested in helping out at special events or summer programs at Camp Adahi? Do you have ideas for events at Camp Adahi? Would you like to train others about the great outdoors or teach a workshop? Do you just want to help take care of Camp? Please let us know! If you are interested in being a Camp Adahi Volunteer, please email Erin Kenner at ekenner@girlscoutcsa.org and you will be contacted shortly.

Pooh Corner

Maximum Capacity:  40
Fees: $10/Tent

Contains ten platform tents (12′ by 14′). Each tent has 4 cots with mattresses. Tents are placed in a semi-circle around an open-air pavilion with 4 picnic tables, refrigerator, and wood cooking stove. It has two fire rings with benches (wood is provided).  Open Shelter has electrical outlets.  The unit has hand washing facilities and 4 flush toilets.   Tents do not have electricity.

Talahi

Maximum Capacity:  40
Fees: $10/Tent

Contains ten platform tents  (12′ by 14′). Each tent has 4 cots with mattresses. Tents are placed in a semi-circle around an enclosed pavilion with 4 tables with benches, refrigerator, microwave, and wood cooking stove. It has one fire ring with benches (wood is provided).  Enclosed Shelter has _ electrical outlets.  The unit has hand washing facilities and 4 flush toilets.   Tents do not have electricity.  Enclosed shelter and tent #10 is handicap accessible.

Karakondye

Maximum Capacity:  40
Fees: $10/Tent

Contains ten platform tents (12′ by 14′). Each tent has 4 cots with mattresses. Tents are placed behind an open-air pavilion with 4 picnic tables, refrigerator, charcoal grill and wood cooking stove. It has one fire ring with benches (wood is provided).  Open Shelter has electrical outlets.  The unit has hand washing facilities and 4 flush toilets.   Tents do not have electricity.

Bathhouse

All tent units share the bathhouse.  The bathhouse has 10 hot showers, 5 sinks and 3 flush toilets. It also has 3 electrical outlets.

Unalyi

Maximum Capacity: 80
Fees: $45/Cabin

Contains 5 cabins.  Each cabin contains a front porch area, two bedrooms and a bathroom consisting of 3 toilets, 3 sinks and 4 showers. (Handicap accessible cabin contains 3 showers.  Each cabin sleeps 16 (4 sets of bunk beds in each bedroom). Each cabin has portable heaters and ceiling fans. Cabins are placed in a semi-circle around an enclosed shelter which contains tables/benches, fireplace, kitchen with wood cooking stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot and toaster.  Troops may be sharing unit house with other groups, which includes sharing the stove and refrigerator. Bring coolers to store your food. Cabin #4 is handicap accessible.

Ahwenasa

Maximum Capacity:  80
Fees: $45/Cabin

Contains 5 cabins.  Each cabin contains a front porch area, two bedrooms and a bathroom consisting of 3 toilets, 3 sinks and 4 showers. (Handicap accessible cabin contains 3 showers.  Each cabin sleeps 16 (4 sets of bunk beds in each bedroom). Each cabin has portable heaters and ceiling fans. Cabins are placed in a semi-circle around an open air shelter which contains 4 picnic tables, refrigerator, and wood cooking stove, coffee pot and toaster.  Troops may be sharing unit house with other groups, which includes sharing the wood stove and refrigerator. Bring coolers to store your food. Cabin #6 is handicap accessible.

Enclosed Unit Houses

(Available in Unalyi & Talahi Units)

Contains a fireplace, tables/ benches, kitchen with electric refrigerator& wood cooking stoves and oven.

*Talahi Unit House is HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Covered Shelters

Available in Ahwenesa, Pooh Corner and Karakondye Units)

Contains a wood cooking stove, 4 large picnic tables, and refrigerator. A charcoal grill is available in Ahwenesa and Karakondye units.

Field Camp

An open 5-acre field available for sports and game activities including a volleyball net and a basketball court.  Also available is “bring your own” tent camping.

Cooks Cabin

Maximum Capacity: 4
Call for Rate

Contains two bedrooms with one full size bed, one twin and one bunkbed. Bedrooms are connected by a full bath.

Staff House

Maximum Capacity:  9
Fees: $60/night

Sleeps 8:  Facility includes a lounge area, kitchen area with range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, storage cabinets, tables and chairs.  Also has a living area with fireplace, sofa and chairs.  Contains two bedrooms, one with 3 bunk beds with mattresses and one with one bunk bed with mattresses.  Full bath with tub and shower.

Dining Hall

Maximum Capacity: 150
Call for Rate

Please note, water is turned off during the winter months and is turned back on in March, if weather permits. March weather is unpredictable; therefore water may not be on for early March weekends.  Latrines are available and water is brought in, however, groups will be asked to bring their own drinking water.