Kamp Kiwani Serves the Tri-State Area
A hidden gem within Hardeman County, Kamp Kiwani Girl Scout Camp is located outside Middleton, just 75 miles east of Memphis. Containing an impressive 1,250 acres, Kamp Kiwani is the Girl Scouts Heart of the South's largest camp with local resident Tim Howell serving as a live-in Ranger for the property. The Girl Scouts Heart of the South region serves 59 counties in North Mississippi, West Tennessee, and Crittenden County, Arkansas; as well as maintains camps and four regional service centers.
The history of "established" or resident camping in the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South (formerly Tenn-Ark-Miss Girl Scout Council) began in 1920 when 80 acres in the foothills of the Ozarks near Hardy, Arkansas became the first Kamp Kiwani and served until it was sold in 1960.
The council purchased a 1,250-acre site near Middleton, Tennessee in 1961, finally opening in 1965. Camps Yataka and Tapawingo in Mississippi served as temporary resident camp sites for the council until Sandy Springs could be developed, opening in 1971.
Kamp Kiwani can accommodate 237 people, offering guests the option of screened-in cabins, open-air cabins, a lodge or tent camping. The main camp area includes the Health Hut, Boat House, the Trading Post and the Thunder Bird Dining Hall.
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