Results tagged “Resident Camp” from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

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Dear Scout:

I hate creepy bugs.  What should I do about bugs at camp?


Signed, 

C.O. (Creeped Out)

Dear C.O.,

I'm not crazy about bugs, either. But I know they do good stuff for the environment. I try to change how I think about them so I won't be scared or creeped out.  I say, "Hello, Friend Bug, would you mind getting off the path in front of me?"  Then I just walk around them. No big deal. 

Of course, sometimes I eat them, but you might not want to do that.

Your Camping Friend,

Scout

(Scout is an experienced camper who has spent many summers at GSSA camps, interacting with campers and staff.  Scout is happy to answer all your questions about Summer Resident Camp.  You may reach Scout by emailing communications@girlscoutssa.org)

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Dear Scout:

I want to go to Survivor, but I don't want to be voted off any island.  What happens there?


Signed, 

Concerned about Surviving

Dear Concerned,

Our Survivor camp sessions aren't about competition -- they are about learning fun outdoor skills.  Like putting up a tent, cooking over a campfire, chasing squirrels through the woods...squirrels...um, what was the question?

Your Camping Friend,

Scout

(Scout is an experienced camper who has spent many summers at GSSA camps, interacting with campers and staff.  Scout is happy to answer all your questions about Summer Resident Camp.  You may reach Scout by emailing communications@girlscoutssa.org)

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Dear Scout:

I have never slept in a tent before.  What are tents like at night?


Signed, 

Indoor Girl

Dear Indoor Girl,

Tents are the greatest!  They are just like dog houses, only bigger.  You are cozy inside a tent, but get to hear all the cool night sounds, like the soft wind and the owl hoots.  And your counselors are near, so they can pet you if you start chasing squirrels in your dreams.

Your Camping Friend,

Scout

(Scout is an experienced camper who has spent many summers at GSSA camps, interacting with campers and staff.  Scout is happy to answer all your questions about Summer Resident Camp.  You may reach Scout by emailing communications@girlscoutssa.org)

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Dear Scout:

I think it would be fun to go to Camp Scoutshire's Got Talent or Kamp Kiwanis' Got Talent camp sessions, but I don't want to be judged or made fun of.  What  happens there?


Signed,   ATeensy Bit Nervous


Dear Bit,

Our Got Talent! camp sessions aren't about competition or judging - they are about having fun while learning about being on stage, and then you get to show your parents what you learned!  There are even voice lessons!  I learned how to project my bark so I sound really big, and how to look pitiful so I get lots of pets and treats.

 

Your Camping Friend,

Scout

(Scout is an experienced camper who has spent many summers at GSSA camps, interacting with campers and staff.  Scout is happy to answer all your questions about Summer Resident Camp.  You may reach Scout by emailing communications@girlscoutssa.org)
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Dear Scout:

I have never been to overnight camp.  Will I miss my family too much to have a good time?


Signed, 
Don't Know if this is Such a Good Idea

Dear Know
I remember when I was a puppy and my mom would go away to nap or take a walk.  I really missed her and even whimpered a little.  My puppy littermates told me what to do!  They said to think about my favorite parts of my day, and to tell MYSELF the happy story I would get to tell my MOM when I saw her again.  It helped a lot!

Your Camping Friend,

Scout

(Scout is an experienced camper who has spent many summers at GSSA camps, interacting with campers and staff.  Scout is happy to answer all your questions about Summer Resident Camp.  You may reach Scout by emailing communications@girlscoutssa.org)

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Dear Scout:

I will be going to Mermaids with a friend who is a better swimmer than I am.  I'm afraid I can't keep up!  What should I do?


Signed, 
All Wet

Dear All,

Don't Worry. Soon after you get to camp, the counselors will see how well you swim, so you can have fun learning with other girls who are about the same as you.  At Mermaids or Swimmerettes, you will become a better swimmer and learn new strokes

Personally, I think all you need to know is how to dog paddle

Your Camping Friend,

Scout

(Scout is an experienced camper who has spent many summers at GSSA camps, interacting with campers and staff.  Scout is happy to answer all your questions about Summer Resident Camp.  You may reach Scout by emailing communications@girlscoutssa.org)

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My week at Kamp Kiwanis was great! My friends and I enjoyed so many fun activities like arts and crafts, boating, nature, archery, swimming, singing camp songs, and banana boating. My favorite activities were probably boating, archery, and banana boating.  It's hard to choose which activities were my favorites because I enjoyed them all.

The session I signed up for at camp was called Night Owls. We got to stay up later than all of the other campers doing fun night activities.  We went night swimming, hiking in the dark, and stargazing. I really liked going night swimming. It was great!

While at camp, my group completed some badge work. We worked on the Cadette Girl Scout Way badge. One of the requirements was to throw a party for an adult Girl Scout volunteer. We worked hard to throw a surprise party for Bossy, the camp director. It was really fun! We planned activities for all of the other girls to do and even baked cookies. The party was awesome!

Overall, my stay at Kamp Kiwanis was great! I made new friends while doing some of my favorite outdoor activities. We all had so much fun and I can't wait to go back next year!

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Hey guys, it's Tori. 

I just got back from horse camp and it was so much fun! 

My horse's name was Quincy. He is a good horse and a big one, too. First we learned the basics: how to go and stop. Then we learned harder things like how to saddle and trot.  Then we had to clean the stables! That was really hard. The next day we had to wake up early to clean the stables, feed the horses and groom them.  And, then we had to saddle them. 

On the last day of horse camp we got to go on a tour of the ring and on the trail. The trail was long and so much fun! It was a real treat for us and the horses.  It made us all very happy.  I like being a Girl Scout and learning new things! We even got to cook a hobo meal at our campsite. You should go to camp to learn new things too! It is fun!

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Hi, my name is Brittany. I took a trip to Ponytails Camp. The first day, I unpacked then I met the people who were in my cabin. The next day, we saw the horses and they were pretty. Their names were Country, April, Sam, Centry, and Boogie. 

 

I had a fun time at resident camp, but I also had a lot of fun at Camporee. It was cold at camp while I was there, but we did a bunch of cool stuff.  We did a scavenger hunt, and a few things went wrong but it was ok! At the end of the scavenger hunt we had some patches. It was awesome. Go Girl Scouts!

We are offering four additional fun Resident Camps at Kamp Kiwanis this summer -- click on the session title to check them out!

Mom and Me Camp: July 3 - 8 (Daisy, Brownie, Junior)
Ever wanted to go to camp when you were a girl and didn't get a chance?  Maybe your daughter really wants to try summer camp but doesn't want to try it without you.  Here's your chance.  Come spend your Fourth of July holiday at Kamp Kiwanis on beautiful Lake Martin.  Moms and girls will get a chance to experience all the fun of  kamp including arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, riding in the banana boats, experience the magic of the last campfire and have many other adventures.  Best of all...you can do it together.

Mom and Me Camp Short Term: June 26 - 29 (Daisy, Brownie, Junior)
This session is the same as our regular mom and me camp session just on a smaller scale.  If you want to have the camp experience, but you don't want to stay the week try this camp session. You'll still get to try all the fun things at camp such as swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts and banana boating; and you'll get to share the experience together.  Come and see how much fun summer camp can be.

You Can't Do That At Camp: June 26 - July 1 (Cadettes)
If you want to come to Kamp but not leave the fun stuff home this is the Kamp session for you.  Not your traditional Kamp session, but with all the traditional camp fun.  In this session you'll do all the traditional kamp activities including swimming, canoeing, campfires and much more but....bring your stuff to camp with you.  In this session you can have your iPods and mp3 players and other electronic stuff (no cell phones please).  We'll raid the kitchen for a late night snack and watch a late night movie or two. Come enjoy camp with a twist!

Did you go to Girl Scout resident camp this year?  If so, what did you like?  What did you learn? We want to know about your experience, so please take a few moments to complete our resident camp survey.  Your responses will help us as we develop programming for next summer.

 

So you didn't go to camp this year?  Well, we want your opinions, too!  Are you scared to sleep in a tent?  Not into canoeing?  We want to know why camp isn't your "thing" and what we can do to make it something you want to do next summer. Please complete our survey and share your thoughts with us.

What happens at the end of Cookie Sale?  Signing up for Resident Camp!  And outstanding cookie sellers get to sign up early!

Girls who earned Cookie Camperships (by selling 600+ boxes of cookies) may register  starting March 23.  Camp registrations for all girls (including non-Girl Scouts) will be accepted starting March 30.   More information about all the different camp sessions may be found at the Camp page on our web site.

Registrations for all camp sessions, including girls with camperships, are on a first-come, first-served basis by postmark date at the Montgomery Service Center for Kamp Kiwanis and the Mobile Service Center for Camp Scoutshire Woods.  Walk-ins will not be accepted because camp registrations are processed by mail in order received to give every girl an equal opportunity to register for her first choice camp session. 

Many sessions fill up quickly, so get your registration in the mail on March 23 or 30!

camp_girls.jpgWhy are we talking about Summer Camp in February? Because it's almost time to register for this summer!

There are cool programs for every age group.  Swimming, canoeing, horseback riding--all the great stuff you love to do at camp!

You can room with a friend, and your non-Girl Scout friends can sign up for camp, too! 

Remember (if your troop chose to receive incentives) if you sell 600 boxes of cookies, you get to register early!  This is great because some programs (especially the horseriding camps) fill up early.  Your parents get a huge discount on the cost of camp, too!

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