It’s the perfect time to enjoy winter weather. Snow is everywhere. Temperatures are brisky. Hot chocolate is back in season.
1. Go camping at one of our four Girl Scout camps! All of our facilities are open for winter camping, including Camp Conestoga, with heated buildings warmed up and ready for you when you arrive. Our camps each offer specialty winter activities such as snow shoeing at Camp Tahigwa, ice skating and Camp L-Kee-Ta and Camp Little Cloud and sledding at all four! Call 1-800-798-0833 to get in contact with a ranger and find out about availability.
2. Bring a crock pot, with liners! Make a simple crock pot meal by tossing everything in a crock pot in the morning, and by lunch you’ll have a tasty soup without much work! Bring liners, and there will hardly be any washing up to do either. If you have not tried it before, make breakfast a breeze with a crock pot breakfast casserole! Here is one option, but there are several recipes you can find with a simple internet search: http://www.food.com/recipe/breakfast-casserole-in-the-crock-pot-499075
3. Get girls outdoors! It can be easy to get stuck in an indoor slump, help girls burn off some energy and play one of these winter outdoor games or activities.
Snow sculpting- make it even more fun by filling up spray bottles with food coloring
Hula Hoop completion- watching the girls try to hula hoop in all their winter gear should provide great entertainment for all you adults!
Snowball targets- instead of throwing them at each other, set up some targets to see who has the best aim!
Icicle scavenger hunt- freeze colored water in ice cube trays, then hide them throughout camp
Follow the leader- choose one girl to be leader, all the other girls must follow her path, walking only in her footprints
4. Keep toes warm! If your girls are chilly in their sleeping bag, encourage them to stuff their clothes for the next day in the bottom of their bag. The less room in a sleeping bag means the less amount of air space a body has to heat up. Besides being warmer while in the bag, those clothes will also be warm when dressing in the morning!
That’s all for this week of outdoor program with Angela Ventris. Check back next week for more excited news and adventures in outdoor program!