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‘Tis the Season to Dream of the Summer Sun

December 16, 2015

Summer Fun Guide

Keli Diewald, Camp Program and Outdoor Education Executive

As we welcome the holiday season buying last minute gifts and gathering with friends and family, summer can feel so far away.  But believe it or not, we have been busy planning for the summer season here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.  And we’re so excited about our 2016 summer camp and outdoor programs, we can hardly wait for the warmer days ahead!

With so many great sessions – from camping in tree houses and learning to surf and sail to horse back riding and archery and hiking the Appalachian trail – it’s hard to pick our favorite. Whether your girl is a at resident camp pro or will be packing up for her first ever week away from home, Girl Scout camp offers a variety of experiences she is sure to enjoy!

And that’s why our Camp Team is so eager to share our 2016 Summer Fun Guide – now available online! Registration for camp will open February 3. We think it will get you and your girl excited for summer as well. Here’s a sampling of our camp sessions:

CAMP GRAHAM

  • Paddles Up! In this session older girls will get to experience standup paddle boarding on the lake and take an overnight adventure to the beach. (grades 9-12)
  • Girls will make Magical Memories during this new 2-week session at camp and enjoy an offsite, weekend adventure. (grades 4-5)

CAMP HARDEE

  • Kick off the summer with Outdoor Explorers. This half week session allows new or young campers to explore camp, go on nature hikes, play games and create GORP – good ol’ raisins & peanuts. (grades 2-3)
  • Bring the family and enjoy the weekend at Stars and Stripes Family Camp. Experience time on the water and round out the weekend with a special Fourth of July cookout.

CAMP MARY ATKINSON

  • A Week at Hogwarts is sure to be a treat for girls as they take on “House challenges” and have daily adventures. (grades 2-3)
  • Girls will follow the clues in It’s Your Quest as they explore camp, make new friends and wind down the summer. (grades 4-5)

DAY CAMP

  • If your girl isn’t quite ready for overnight camp, day camp can be a great option.  We offer several sessions around the council; perhaps you’ll see one being offered in your neighborhood. (grades 1-8)

Are your dreaming of summer now? Download our summer camp certificate to give to the Girl Scout in your life this holiday season! We can’t wait to see you around the camp fire! Let the adventures begin.

What camp session is your girl dreaming of this winter!?

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The Best Part of Summer? Girl Scout Day Camp!

September 23, 2013

By Tiffany S., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

My name is Tiffany and I’m one of the Girl Board Members for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines. There are tons of things I could write about, but I want to tell you about an aspect of Girl Scouting that means a lot to me – Day camp!

Every kid longs for the end of school in June. The hot, sunny days. Playing ball. Laying on the beach soaking in some rays. Sounds like a perfect summer, right?

The one thing that comes to my mind about summer is that I get to attend day camp at Camp Mary Atkinson. I have been a day camper since 2004 and have loved every minute including meeting new friends, learning songs, and participating in swimming and archery. As I got older, I decided to become a program aide (PA), which is a teen Girl Scout who helps the unit leaders and staff during day camp.  Attending day camp had been such a wonderful experience for me that I wanted to share it with the next generation of Girl Scouts!

IMG_1188This past summer I served as a PA for Johnston County Day Camp at Camp Mary Atkinson. The best part about being a PA is that I’m now a leader for  younger girls and even though I’m a teen, the unit leaders treat me as an adult.  I get to lead younger girls in camp songs and skits and still participate in camp activities like canoeing, making crafts and climbing the Alpine Tower. Day camp also gives me a chance to make new friends as well as to see old friends who may attend different schools.

Next year will be my last year as a PA. It will be a bittersweet end to a great Girl Scout experience. I will miss the girls, the sounds of laughter in the pool, s’mores and songs around the campfire. I will miss the squeals or shrieks  from the first time climber on the Alpine Tower when she says she cannot continue because she’s too scared, but is proud to have reached the top. But I think the one thing I will miss most about day camp is the friendships I made there. Nothing compares to Johnston County Day Camp.

Have you attended Girl Scout Day Camp? Share your experiences below and tell us what made it such a memorable experience!

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