Summer Camp Opportunities for Older Girls

Did you know that older girls, girls in 6th – 12th grade, make up the largest percentage of our campers? The thrills and adventures camp offers, in a safe caring environment, make Girl Scout camp the perfect summer opportunity for your middle or high schooler. We have so many cool opportunities be sure to check them out here.

We have plenty of options- there is something for every girl!

Back by popular demand is The Choice Is Yours” [June 29 – July 2]. This 4-day session is for individual girls OR troops and is all about the individual. Girls spend time each day choosing what they want to do. If a girl wants to spend extra time at the archery range to master that bulls eye, she can! If she loves the water and wants more time canoeing or kayaking, she can do that too. This format allows girls to attend with their friends for companionship, but choose activities on their own, because let’s face it, do you love everything your friends love? Not a chance, and the same is true for girls.

Is your girl considering earning her Silver Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn? Looking for a way to help her complete a Journey? Breathe: A Journey[July 27 – August 1 for girls going into 6-8th grade] is ideal for her. She will complete this Journey with a large focus on the outdoors. She’ll tie in favorite camping activities while learning how to discover more about the world around her, connect with others about issues related to air quality, and plan and implement a Take Action project of her choosing.

Does your Girl Scout love to work with younger kids? Don’t forget about our progressive leadership sessions for girls who are interested in working with girls. Girls going into grades 7-8 can complete Program Aide training at Wanna Be a Counselor” [July 20 - 25]. Lead On[July 27 – August 1] is for 9-10th graders to work on teambuilding and work hands on with younger girls at camp. Counselor In Training I[July 9 – 18] and Counselor In Training II [June 15 – 27] are for girls in 11-12th grade and are for girls serious about learning how to lead girls in an outdoor setting- to develop skills needed to become camp staff. Girls who love horses too may choose to focus on leadership mentoring in the arena by attending Wrangler In Training I [July 9 -18] or Wrangler in Training II [June 15-27].

Last but not least, we heard from high school girls that they want to just have a fun time relaxing at camp. We created Dabbler 2[July 20-25] for girls who love the traditional week at camp they had when they were younger. Girls will go back to basics with swimming, exploring camp trails, canoeing and kayaking, campfire cooking, and more.

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!

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