Camp Bette Perot

Palestine, Texas

The Tejas Girl Scout Council had one goal in mind for their camp facility sited upon a heavily wooded bluff in East Texas: create housing as a cross between a primitive shelter and a traditional cabin. As scouts enter the lodge, they experience references to an ancient tree. Inside, the ceiling is high, giving an airy feeling as views open to the woods through organically random panes of glass. The lodge is centered among four cabins and sits on a sloping, heavily wooded site. Elevated walkways pass over the slope, linking the lodge with the cabins.