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
Summer camp counselor, Megan, shares her top five favorite things to do at Girl Scout summer camp! Girl Scout resident camp registration is now open! Close your eyes and picture yourself at summer camp. What are you doing? What kind of activities do you imagine? Archery? Swimming? Boating? Tie Dye? Those are all things that … Continue reading 5 Fantastic Things To Do at Girl Scout Summer Camp
By Meridith Orr, Program Executive “All Girl Scouts like the out-of-doors and most of them enjoy it still more if they know something about the things they find there.” -- From the Girl Scouts Handbook for the Intermediate Program, October 1940 “…camping is living in the out-of-doors, not just visiting it.” Worlds to Explore Handbook … Continue reading Growing Confidence with Girl Scouts Outdoor Experiences
Girl Scout Alleyah shares her story on earning her Girl Scout Silver Award. By Aleeyah W., Girl Scout I am an Ambassador Girl Scout and I have greatly enjoyed my participation in Girl Scouts over the last 9 years. My experience has been wonderful and has included hard work. While being a Girl Scout, I … Continue reading Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Aleeyah)
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 Kristi Doebler, Camp Director, Camp Hardee We all love going to camp every summer, but sometimes the cost of camp can be hard for a family to cover. There are a few different ways that our Council can help to get a girl to camp, and a few that she and her family … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Summer Camp Affordable