Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Get Outdoors at Our Summer Camps!

There is nothing more exhilarating than getting outside in the fresh air and taking in all the natural beauty around us!  So many adults and kids today are chained to their desks and computers all day and we know, deep down inside, that being active in the outdoors is good for the head, heart, and the soul. If you are like me, you probably don’t make enough time to treat yourself to outdoor adventure, even if that means just taking a hike!

According to a study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences”, Girl Scouting helps get girls outdoors! Our girls are outside playing and exploring, hiking, taking field trips to outdoor places, camping, and volunteering for causes involving the environment to help make our world a better place.

The study found that our girls love being outdoors. One of the greatest pillars in Girl Scouting is our outdoor programming, including our summer camps, weekend troop camping, and programs at our outdoor properties. Our seven day camps and two resident camps give all girls in every corner of the state the opportunity to put away their electronic devices, step outside, and take a deep breath and enjoy the fresh smell of nature. At our summer camps girls can hike, swim, play games, laugh, learn how to build a fire and cook a delicious meal, practice archery, learn horseback riding and equestrian care, take part in arts and crafts, lead that silly song or cheer, and wrap up their day with s’mores and campfire 
stories with their new friends. Whew!

Summer Camp is all about sharing experiences and embracing the independence of being away from home and finding your voice. I have met so many adult women who view their time at Girl Scout camp as among the most cherished memories in their lives.

All girls K-12 are welcome to choose their adventure at any of our camps and make their own memories to last a lifetime.  We still have spots open!

Yours in Girl Scouting, 

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