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What’s more exciting than climbing trees? Getting to spend the night in them!

April 29, 2014

By Samantha K. Herring, Communications & Marketing Intern

And that’s what we’ll be doing at Camp Graham before long. How awesome is that?! There will be six tree house units designed to sleep 6-8 girls each, a bath house, a program pavilion, and a campfire circle.

Girls will be able to get from house to house using a connecting elevated walkway. Camp like an Ewok anyone? One end of the walkway will begin at ground level and climb at a wheelchair friendly slope. There will be a lift as well, allowing those with physical challenges to climb into the trees with their friends.

The bath house will be central to the tree houses, and the group pavilion will sit above it – making the pavilion tree-house like as well!

The campfire circle at the treehouses will be made with special commemorative bricks. Girls, leaders, alumnae, and supporters have the opportunity to be part of a lasting Camp Graham tradition by sponsoring their own personalized brick. Find out how by contacting the Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines fund development team at donate@nccoastalpines.org or 800-284-4475.

Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines Camp Graham Tree House Project

The tree house project is part of a commitment by Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines to make improvements to camp properties. A ground-breaking ceremony was held March 24, and the project is expected to be complete this summer.

Camp Graham sits on beautiful Kerr Lake.  This camp already houses two platform tents, two cabin units, and open fields ideal for tent camping.  An open-air amphitheater and dining hall round out the amenities the camp offers.

I can’t wait to go camping in the trees with my troop! How about you?

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3…2…1…Blast Off! 2014 Campership Fund

March 17, 2014

By Emily Hill, Director of Individual Giving, GSNCCP

PrintToday we launched our 2014 Campership fundraising drive, which collects donations to help Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines provide scholarships for girls 2014 Campership Fundacross our 41 counties to attend summer camp.

As I was conducting research to craft our Campership appeal, I heard stories about girls trying new things, making new friends, and learning different skills because of camp. I heard from parents about how their girl gained confidence and her interest in the world flourished at camp. I heard from one former camper about how her leadership skills blossomed at camp and she now holds the position as resident assistant, mentoring girls in her college dorm.

I also learned that these aren’t just anecdotes. Studies show that camp can be a formative time in a child’s life.

PrintResearch conducted by the American Camp Association and other independent organizations show time and time again that well-run summer camps – like our Girl Scout camps – can have a powerful, long-term effect on a child’s development, especially on her self-control, independence, assertiveness, and decision-making. In one study, 74% of camp attendees reported that they did things at camp that they were afraid to do at first. Overcoming fear and challenging yourself are just two important life skills that Girl Scout Camp can instill in a girl.

If you’re like me, you want more confident, independent, and assertive girls in this world. The more girls that can attend Girl Scout camp – especially those who might otherwise not have the opportunity to do so – the more chances we get to encourage girls to become their best selves.

Last year, over 260 girls were given the opportunity to attend one of our camps because of the financial assistance your support provides. I’m happy we provide scholarships so more girls can get the valuable benefits of camp. And I’m delighted that our friends, like you, make the yearly commitment to help us do more. Please consider making a gift to our Campership fund today by visiting www.nccoastalpines.org/champerships or contacting me at 919-600-6347.

With your support, we can make a difference in the life of one more girl. Thank you.

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