The week of August 1st was an exciting one at Camp Mary Atkinson, as we hosted our Summer Leadership Camp. Coming from across central and eastern North Carolina, 47 Girl Scouts participated in the week-long resident camp focused on self-esteem, communication, leadership, project planning, and relationship-building. Campers completed hands-on activities and games to spark conversation about the qualities of a good friend, navigating stereotypes in the media, working as a team, and how to stand up for your values.
On Thursday, volunteers came out to camp and guided campers through their Take Action projects, looking forward to how Girl Scouts can make an impact in their communities in a sustainable way and in an area they are passionate about. The campers’ Take Action projects addressed everything from getting school supplies for students in need, supporting mental health programs in schools, food insecurity, pollution, and animals who need homes and supplies. On Friday, campers had the opportunity to tour Meredith College and take part in speed mentoring with women professionals from a wide variety of industries.
The campers also participated in traditional camp activities, including archery, swimming, boating, camp songs, and of course, making lots of new friends in the great outdoors. We were thrilled to have 37 volunteers come out to provide guidance and mentorship to the campers, and the adults left inspired by our Girl Scouts’ determination to make a difference. Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is grateful to our Summer Leadership Camp volunteers and supporters, Anonymous Trust, Publix Super Markets Charities, and RTI International for helping to make this week of fun, learning, and leadership possible!
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