The Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council are redeveloping of their Camp Sombrero site located in Phoenix at the base of the north side of South Mountain.
The program developed by Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects increases the number of buildings and outdoor recreation and gathering spaces to support all the proposed activities. The 14.5-acre site’s existing structures were mostly built without comprehensive planning and fail to take advantage of the potential connections between each other and the Sonoran Desert landscape.
The proposed facilities will add a new major gathering space large enough to allow for up to 500 seated people, a new museum and council shop and 15 new 10-bed sleeping rooms with air-conditioning and heat. In all, approximately 37,900 sq ft of new and renovated buildings area will be created. New major site amenities will include an archery range, large amphitheater and fire rings, splash pad, climbing tower, low ropes course, tent sites, zip line, labyrinth and a large multi-purpose field.