Several years ago, the camp was subject to a terrible storm. One of the girls left to take a shower in one of the facilities about six or seven yards from the tents, and she refused to use the buddy system. Even despite having been told to wait until morning, she chose not to listen. While in the shower house, she was struck by lightning. The next morning, her body was found so badly burned that she was almost unidentifiable. The shower house is currently off limits.
Camp Cottaquilla is a Girl Scout camp notorious for its ghost of a scout. The spirit of a one-armed Girl Scout has been known to go door-to-door every year during the week of Halloween to sell things. It is unknown if this is true or not, or if it is simply a campfire story that has gained notoriety.