A typical camp day is very structured. Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. Girls do activities in groups called patrols or units. Girls get up early, have breakfast and then they usually do several hours of activities before lunch. There is typically some “rest time” in the heat of the afternoon for girls to spend time reading, writing home, and relaxing. Campers do several more hours of activity before dinner. After dinner activities are usually large games, campfires, or special ceremonies/skits. Girls are usually then off for some more relaxation and bed. Girls shower everyday they are at camp and weather permitting they swim. They also cook over a fire at least once during their stay.
Girls do as many activities as time/weather will allow in their time at camp. All of these activities are led and supervised by qualified staff. Girls decide what they would like to do with their time at camp as a team with their counselors in a process called Girl Planning.
- Bird/Tree/Plant Identification
- Creek Stomping
- Fire Building
- Knives and Knots
- Challenge (ropes) Course
- Outdoor Cooking
- Weather Preparedness
- Arts and Crafts
- Sports and Games
- Ecological Education
- Water Games/Slip and Slide
Specialized activities include trip-planning, forensic science, basic chemistry, advanced cooking skills, horseback riding, robotics, photography, and backpacking.
Campers stay in a variety of lodging, but most stay in a platform tents. These are tents with hard wood floors, cots, and sometimes hard roofs. These tents protect girls from weather and the elements very well. There are special times where girls may pitch their own tents or sleep under the stars for a night or two. Girls will always stay with other campers. Counselors sleep nearby campers (usually just a few yards away) in their own tents and are available at all hours of the night in case needed.
Food at Camp
Meals are served family style and are balanced meals that are kid friendly. There are always several options for girls who may not like particular foods. We serve many girls who have special dietary needs (vegetarians, gluten-free, diabetic) and picky eaters. Girls are encouraged to try new foods and staff work to ensure everyone eats enough at mealtimes. We also provide snacks for girls in the long stretches between meals.
Known as the Trading Post is located at each camp, is your source for fun souvenirs, including patches, jewelry, T-shirts, stuffed animals, toys and more. At least once during your stay, you’ll visit the Trading Post. Cash, checks and Cookie Program Credit are accepted.