Camp Juliette Low is located on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia– one of the most beautiful areas in the southeast. The camp property encompasses more than 330 acres of mountaintop forestland, and nearly a mile of the middle fork of the Little River. The original 10 acres of the camp, founded in 1922, include historic landmarks such as the Juliette Low Lodge, the bell and pump house, the soft rocks, Sunday School Rock, the swinging bridge, and the swimming hole. Other places you’ll visit at camp include the dining hall, Bidwell Lodge (and indoor climbing wall), the office/trading post, the infirmary, the craft house, the barn and riding ring, the pool, the tennis courts, the ropes course, the archery field, the lake, and Old Four Winds. CJL campers live in sturdy, four-person platform tents grouped by age into units of about 28 girls. Each unit has its own shower and toilet facility, as well as a sheltered fire area and a “unit kitchen” for cook-outs. Counselors-in-training live in cabins.
CJL is always making improvements around camp. Here are a few of our latest projects and works-in-progress...
A new, interactive Tree Identification Trail was created in 2014 by counselor-in-training, Kensie Kile. The trail, which starts near the trading post and goes around Old Four Winds, identifies 14 trees with signs that were routed and painted by Kensie. In addition, there is a trail map, a scavenger hunt and lesson plans for counselors to use. Kensie completed this project for her Girl Scout Gold Award, and her vision is to add to the trail in the years to come.
CJL introduced a new high ropes element in 2014: the lily pads. The lily pads are thrilling and challenging, but what we like best is that every girl can be involved and active while one girl is in the air. The new element was purchased with funds donated by the CJL Alumnae Association.
Romany and Oakledge will have updated bathroom facilities for 2015! The bathroom facilities in these units will now include a fourth shower stall, and the trough-style sinks have been replaced with individual sinks. They look great!
Four Winds, the unit that houses our counselors-in-training (ages 16 and 17), is getting new cabins! The design for the first new cabin was designed by alumna architect Julie Saunders McDaniel– they’re bigger than the old cabins and have better ventilation. The first new cabin was constructed for the summer of 2013, and by the summer of 2015, there will be a total of five new cabins!