Obici gift funds Camp Darden wall

Published 9:25 pm Saturday, June 10, 2017

Through a $15,000 gift to Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, the Obici Health Foundation has funded the construction of a 22-foot tall climbing wall at Girl Scout Camp Darden in Courtland.

The climbing wall will be used by thousands of Girl Scouts, as well as members of the public who rent the camp facility for recreation, conference and training events.

“When children are involved in programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, the knowledge that they gain and the habits that they develop have a long-term impact on their health and well-being,” Tracy Keller, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, said.

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“We hope that the addition of the climbing wall will encourage more girls to come to camp, spend time outdoors and be active.”

The climbing wall is the latest improvement Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast has made to the camp to offer a variety of high-adventure activities for girls. Last year, an archery range opened at the camp, and a low-ropes course and new pool were added to the camp in 2013.

Camp Darden also offers hiking trails on its 105 acres and a waterfront for canoeing and sailing.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will be holding overnight camp sessions at Camp Darden starting June 19. All girls, whether or not they are registered members of Girl Scouts, are invited to attend Girl Scout camp.

For more information and to register for camp, visit