By Troop Support Specialist – Katherine Stagg
Summer time is nearly here! Our GSLPG summer camps are a great way to spend your summer. At camp you will be able to have a great time, make new friends, and learn new skills. If you are thinking about Girl Scout camp, there are a few things to consider.
Camp Readiness Checklist:
- Are you ready to spend a few days being away from home? Check out this Camp Readiness Quiz for some things that you and your family might want to think about.
- Look through the Summer Camp Guide to find a camp that sounds like something you will like. Each camp is different so read each carefully. Some of the summer camps are day camps, where you go during the day and return home at night. Some camps are overnight, where you will sleep over at camp for several nights. Speak with your family and figure out which fits you best.
- Once you’ve decided which camp you would like to attend, sign up! Register as soon as you decide, some camps fill up very fast.
- Tell your friends, they may want to attend camp too! They can join Girl Scouts now and go to camp with you.
- Start packing and getting ready early. Preparing early will give you a chance to see your items and become familiar with what you will have with you. So what should you pack? Take a look at this helpful video!
Going to summer camp is meant to be fun and a challenge, you will experience new and exciting things. Remember that other girls are having some of the same feelings as you. This is your chance to step up with confidence and make friends!
Here is what one Girl Scout has to say about her summer camp experience “Girl Scout camp was an experience that forever changed my life. At camp, I found a supportive environment filled with role models, friends, and opportunities to try new and exciting activities. I loved learning how to build a fire, singing silly camp songs, and spending time with equally adventurous youth. Most importantly, I loved having a group of young adult counselors teaching me new skills, making sure I ate healthy meals, and reassuring me.”
I can still remember the first time I went to summer camp. The memories are a part of my life that will never be erased and I made many friends during my camping years. Make this your summer to remember at Girl Scout summer camp!