Surely you’ve heard that G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)TM just want to have fun... right? Well, we can’t think of a better place for fun than Girl Scout Summer Camp! While camp is all about trying new things, developing skills, conquering fears and making lifelong friends, we know that every G.I.R.L. is unique and … Continue reading The Gift of Summer Camp
By Rachel Blackmon, Girl Scout and Camp Staff Alumna and Campership Fund Donor When I was 10 years old I went to Camp Mary Atkinson for a week of summer camp and HATED it. I was extremely homesick. Things like bugs, new food, and new people were all just too much for me. But then, thanks … Continue reading The Gift of a Summer Camp Experience
By: Kristin Vickery, Volunteer and Donor “What did you do today?” It’s a line from a Girl Scout campaign from a few years ago that resonates with my Girl Scouts experience – especially as it relates to camp and the outdoors. Recently, I had the opportunity to go rock climbing at an old quarry with … Continue reading What did you do today?
By Margaret Hartzell, Individual Giving Director “You camp?! You don’t look like you camp.” said a former coworker to me once when I mentioned an upcoming camping adventure. At first it surprised me. Does someone who camps look a certain way? Was it because I was a woman? Couldn’t I wear dresses and love the … Continue reading “I Camp too!”
By Emily Hill, Director of Individual Giving Early last month, I joined a handful of volunteers and camp staff to review applications for the Campership Fund. Over 200 girls applied for financial assistance to attend camp, and it was our job – the 10 of us that made up this year’s Campership Committee – to … Continue reading At Summer Camp Any Girl Can Shine
By Emily Hill, Director of Individual Giving, GSNCCP Today we launched our 2014 Campership fundraising drive, which collects donations to help Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines provide scholarships for girls across 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, … Continue reading 3…2…1…Blast Off! 2014 Campership Fund