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Reservations at Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council properties from March 13, 2020 through April 30, 2020 will be refunded or rescheduled. If you have a reservation for those dates, please keep an eye on your email for more information. New reservations will only be accepted for dates after May 17, 2020. For more details, please see our Council COVID-19 Update Page.

Be sure you have all the information you need before you book!

  • There is more information, including price lists, maps of the properties, descriptions of cabins and activities, and instructions for how to book each area available on our website - simply click the property you wish to rent on the sidebar to find out more.
  • Girl Scout Troop Leaders, click HERE to make sure you have the training you will need to rent your desired area(s).
  • For all other rental groups, please read and understand our Community Rental Agreement - you will need to submit a signed copy, plus your certificate of liability insurance, to our office before we can send you your confirmation packet.


 

Property Amenities Reserve Now!
POD Village
GSHNC Service Center
7007 Idlewild Rd
Charlotte, NC 28212
  • Heated/air conditioned cabins
  • Kitchens and bathrooms in each
  • Easy access to Uptown Charlotte
  • Archery range (if you have a certified adult)
  • And more!
Check out the property page on our website for more info!
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to view availability and reserve online now!


Rental dates open 1 year in advance of the first day of your planned trip.
Camp Holly Hut
6800 Bringle Ferry Rd
Salisbury, NC 28146
  • Heated/air conditioned cabins
  • Large bathhouse
  • Located inside Dan Nicholas Park
  • Easy access to park-provided activities
  • And more!
Check out the property page on our website for more info!
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to view availability and reserve online now!


Rental dates open 1 year in advance of the first day of your planned trip.
Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs
1919 Turnersburg Hwy
Statesville, NC 28625
  • Heated/air conditioned cabins
  • Kitchens for easy food preparation
  • Lots of fun activities like Archery, Boating, etc.
  • Nature and badgework programs
  • And more!
Check out the property page on our website for more info!
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to view availability and reserve online now!


Rental dates open 6 months in advance of the first day of your planned trip.
Service Unit Encampments
1919 Turnersburg Hwy
Statesville, NC 28625

*Requires signed Encampment Agreement - check the property page on our website for an example. A customized version will be sent to you after you complete your booking, and you will need to sign and return it within two weeks to confirm your reservation.
  • Cabin space for 160
  • Tent camping fields for 100
  • Dozens of activities to offer
  • Large commercial kitchen (requires additional training)
  • And more!
Check out the property page on our website for more info!
This link is for Service Units only
Troops and other rental groups please use the link above for the "Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs"

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to view availability and reserve online now!


Rental dates open 1 year in advance of the first day of your planned weekend.

 



Fine Print
Please read the following prior to renting!

Required Trainings for Girl Scout Troops

 

Required Documentation for non-Girl Scout Groups

  • Anyone renting a property for something other than a Girl Scout event is required to submit both of the following documents to our office before they can receive their confirmation packet and gate codes:
  • Community Rental Agreement
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance - outlined in Section V of the CRA (link above)
  • Send both documents to:
    customercare@hngirlscouts.org
    OR
    Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
    Attn: Rentals
    7007 Idlewild Road
    Charlotte, NC 28212

 

How to Reserve Activity Areas

  • Always click the 'More...' or Info bubble under each activity option to read more details, such as age limitations and important booking instructions.
  • Activity rentals must be done on a strict timeline:
  • For the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs, facilitated activity areas must be booked by no later then 6 weeks prior to your activity day to give our staff enough time to secure a facilitator for you.
  • If you have a certified and trained facilitator for an area, and it is past the 6 week deadline, please call 704-731-6500 to check availability.
  • Non-facilitated activities like Nature Totes or Sports Field do not require an additional advanced booking period.
  • For the POD Village Archery Range, you must provide your own certified and trained facilitator and schedule a time for them to do a skills check with Council staff prior to your rental date. Reservation deadline for the range is 2 weeks prior to your activity day. If it is after that deadline, call 704-731-6500 to check availability.
  • If you are providing your own facilitator, check the Program Eligibility Chart to make sure you are fulfilling facilitator requirements for each area.

 

Weather Policy

  • If there is a national weather alert for a dangerous situation (such as dangerous flooding or tornado) for area where your reserved property is located, then we will be glad to reschedule or refund you for your reservation. Please note that this does not include low temperatures, rain, thunderstorms, or lightning activity unless a specific danger alert is issued.
  • If Dan Nicholas Park is closed (the whole park, not just certain activities), we will reschedule or refund your reservation.

 

Cancellation Policy for Girl Scout Troop, Member, and Non-Girl Scout Rentals

  • Usage fee is non-refundable unless written cancellation is received 4 weeks in advance. If a refund is due, a 25% processing charge will apply.
  • Requests for reservation transfers must be received no later than 3 weeks in advance. Reservations can be transferred to an available date within the rental window (one year out for Holly Hut and the PODs, 6 months out for the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs). A 10% transfer fee applies to any changes to the reservation date or location, and once transferred, reservations cannot thereafter be transferred again or canceled for a refund.

 

Cancellation Policy for Service Unit Encampment at the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs

  • Cancellations must be requested in writing at least three months before your encampment date.
  • If a refund is due, a 25% processing fee will apply.
  • Cancellations after that three month deadline will additionally forfeit your encampment's $200 deposit.
  • Fees paid are non-refundable after each relevant deadline - for example, program area site fees are non-refundable after the 6 week deadline.
  • If any portion of your encampment is cancelled due to council decision - e.g., if the water is too cold to boat or swim, or if we are unable to secure a facilitator for a program area - you will receive a full refund for that portion of your encampment.
  • If you pay for too many sessions of a program area at your 6 week deadline for program site fees, you may apply one session’s worth of overpayment per program area to your per-person fees. You cannot cancel any activity areas outright after the 6 week deadline.

 




Address: 7007 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Contact Name: Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
Email: customercare@hngirlscouts.org
Phone: 704-731-6500