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Camp Bette Perot
Palestine, Texas

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Palestine, Texas 75803

6001 Summerside Drive
Dallas, TX 75252

CAMPER AGES: Entering 2nd-12th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Are you ready to spend part of your summer riding a horse, challenging yourself on the ropes course, aiming for a bull's-eye on the archery range, or cooling off from the Texas heat in a beautiful pool? Camp Bette Perot is home to all of this and more! Whether you are entering 2nd grade or are in high school; want to sleep in an air-conditioned cabin or outside in a platform tent; we hope to see you this summer!

Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Volleyball, Team Sports, and more. Archery, Hiking, Fishing

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Bette Perot is located approximately 100 miles from Dallas in a beautiful wooded area in East Texas near Palestine, TX.

Families have the option of driving their camper to/ from camp or for an additional fee can add bus transportation to/from Dallas.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Bette Perot is home to our award-winning Equestrian Program with a large riding arena and diverse riding trails. Camp program facilities include a swimming pool, extensive nature study sites, a sports/ game field, archery range, ropes course and climbing wall.

Camp facilities include the uniquely-designed air-conditioned Treehouse unit, three units made up of five air-conditioned cabins each and a platform tent unit located near the ropes course. Laird West Lodge is designed as an all-inclusive air-conditioned unit with bathroom facilities and program room inside. There are also two beautiful log cabins used for administration, programming and activities. The Hilltop Dining Lodge is a high-capacity dining area used for all campers and staff which includes a large indoor fireplace and glass windows for a spectacular view of the property. The Health Lodge is equipped with an emergency treatment room, individual rooms, and a ward.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Bette Perot is proud to be American Camp Association (ACA) accredited!

The Program Focus for Camp Bette Perot is outdoor adventure! Girls experience excitement and fun while discovering that there’s nothing they can’t do.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: GSNETX offers Counselor in Training (CIT) and Wrangler in Training (WIT) programs for older girls. Please visit Our Camp Website Link: for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): A variety of family camp opportunities are held throughout the school year. Please visit our website to view upcoming camp programs.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Numerous weekend camping opportunities are available during the school year. Please visit our website to view upcoming camp programs.

Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: for a full listing of resident camp sessions being offered this summer and pricing information.

Interested in working with girls and helping them develop their leadership skills and confidence in a fun, fast-paced, outdoor environment?  GSNETX is looking for fantastic role models to join their resident camp staff as counselors, unit leaders, and nurses.  GSNETX will provide needed training and/or certification for staff members selected to serve as lifeguards, ropes course instructors, etc.  Email: camp[AT] for application materials. 

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