Camp La Jita is located along the banks of the Sabinal River amongst the hills of the Edwards Plateau. The master plan re-centers one’s experience of the camp to embrace the river and discover the beauty of the hill country landscape. Campers are immersed in the land and led through a series of progressive experiences from lodging (cabins to primitive camping) to recreation (hiking to a high rope adventure course). By embracing the river, the plan improves circulation, mitigates flooding, creates educational opportunities and restores the ecology of the site. Also, developing programming opportunities for the camp to generate year-round revenue. The plan reconnects girls to the long history of S.T.E.M. learning on site, with groundbreaking paleontological and archeological digs engaging girls at camp starting in the late 1960s, recognizing millennia of human inhabitation on the site and the presence of dinosaur tracks in the river. New archaeological programs celebrate this history of engaged learning, the site's legacy, and it has incredible potential for learning. The plan celebrates the heritage of the land, and the Girl Scouts use of the site will create excitement for a new generation of girls.
2019 | Honor Award for Planning and Analysis | Texas ASLA