Camp Timber Ridge
Camp Timber Ridge, established in 1924, is located in Mableton, GA (12 miles west of Metro Atlanta). The property features 220 acres of rolling terrain with both hardwood and pine forests, natural streams, wildflowers and a bamboo forest.
Housing: platform tents, air-conditioned cabins, and troop houses for large groups.
Best Known For:
Arts, Crafts & Music
Travel (Getaways & Destinations)
Creek Side Hiding Trails
Robust High & Low Challenge Course
STEM & Leadership Programs
Offsite Field Trips
Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was a famous lover of nature. Today, we honor her legacy by inspiring girls to develop a lasting commitment to the environment through our Outdoor Education program (Camp) and with the It’s Your Planet—Love It! Leadership Journey series, which teaches girls about clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Another way we teach Girl Scouts environmental stewardship is by demonstrating “green” practices ourselves.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is a proud recipient of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s Grants to Green Assessment Award which enabled Camp Timber Ridge to receive an assessment from Southface at no cost. The assessment identified opportunities to optimize operations, particularly related to energy and water use. In our efforts to address Southface’s findings and to make environmentally sound decisions to ultimately reduce Camp Timber Ridge’s carbon footprint, we have recently implemented the following eco-friendly practices:
Replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs
Installing low-flush toilets (or high-efficiency toilets), which uses significantly less water than a full-flush toilet
An off-grid camp site was created for girls to learn about energy usage. This hammock unit has a single solar panel for any lighting or phone charging
A LEED tour, an educational video tour to educate others about green building practices utilized during construction of our Mableton Service Center