funny that in December we are planning for summer camp, but that we are. We have to get it done prior to the
onslaught of the cookie program as it moves into a full gear. I thought I would outline some things we are
considering, asking for your input.
will work to offer a day camp option for both camps. If your daughter/girl doesn't want to spend
the night away from home, this is a way for her experience what camp has to
offer. We expect to have girls dropped
off at the service center by 8 a.m. each day and return by 5 p.m. each
are considering an older girl program at a different venue. We discussed a survivor format and another
geared toward environmental issues. One
of the venues under discussion has facilities for horses, so another option
under consideration is horsemanship for older girls, who have already experienced
the horse program at Camp Scoutshire.
are planning to bring in more outside resources during the camp day so girls
can experience things, like meeting a raptor or seeing a king snake up close, that
this area has to offer. The program
will be geared to earning Girl Scout badges, as well as a great learning
experience. We are educators and want
this to be a fun and educational experience.
a part of that program enhancement, we will be having more GSSA staff and
volunteers working at camp during the day.
We know we have volunteers with great expertise, who are not in a
position to leave their families for a week, so we think this might be a good
option for them.
have dramatically cut the number of camp sessions offered, since we had many
more offerings than we could fill, so the curriculum will move to a thematic
offering with programs embedded at different age levels. Hopefully, that will simplify choices. As a part of that change, we will have every
girl receive an opportunity to try all activities camp has to offer. We received a lot of feedback last year that
this didn't happen, so this year we will work to address that.
are also discussing a day camp program for older girls on robots in or around
the Montgomery area in the late summer.
note, the Mobile County School District lags most of the rest of the council as
to when classes are over, so we have to work to accommodate as many as possible
as we plan our dates.
camp program dates for summer 2014 are:
Woods Week 1: June 8 - 13, 2014
Woods Week 2: June 15 - 20, 2014
Week 1: June 22 - 27, 2014
Week 2: June 29 - July 3, 2014 (camp will end on the 3rd, to allow
for an enjoyable 4th of July)
program themes are:
Rustic Girl Camp
Explorers Camp (STEM)
comments or feedback on any of the above. Please direct these to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!