Now that spring is here, it’s time to start thinking about summer camp! Girl Scout summer camp gives girls an opportunity take part in an outdoor experience like no other. Girls have the opportunity to try new things, make friends, learn how to be more independent and self-confident, and take part in some great programs and activities.
Resident camp is being held at Camp Trefoil in Harrisville and the Comstock Program Center near Ithaca this year. We are also offering family camping at the Misty Hollow Program Center near Corning.
Some camp programs taking place at Trefoil include:
- Nature Nuts, where girls learn about endangered animals, build a bird house, explore various habitats and create a model habitat for an animal
- Club Med, where girls treat themselves to a "spa week" and enjoy tropical drinks, facials and a gourmet snack
- Hit the Ropes, where girls tackle the high and low elements on the new ropes course
- A Backpack Trip, where girls spend time in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks
- Mix and Match, where girls can plan their own week by taking part in different activities, including hiking, animal habitats, being an artist and more
Some programs being offered at Comstock this year include:
- Fun ‘N Sun, where girls spend their week around the waterfront and boat, swim, play water games and have a great time
- Going Green, where girls learn how to preserve and protect the environment
- Night Owls, where girls explore camp at night
- Be Xtreme, where girls learn canoe-over-canoe rescue and trailblazing and participate in traditional camp experiences
- A sailing program will help girls improve their sailing skills, learn about sunfish and play with the fleet of boats on Cayuga Lake
There is also a Mom and Me Camp overnight at Comstock this year, where girls and a significant adult female can spend time hiking, boating, creating arts and crafts, swimming and relaxing.
Girls don’t need to be Girl Scouts to attend Girl Scout camp, and financial aid is available to all Girl Scout members!
To find out more information, or to register, visit www.gsnypenn.org.
Girl Scouts leaders retreat held
The Marion, Mid-Lakes (Phelps-Clifton Springs) and Caywasco (southern Cayuga County) service units held a leader’s retreat at Camp Yaiewano the weekend of March 22-24. The leaders took part in roundtable discussions and presentations by professionals on girl topics such as bullying, journals, crafting and letter-boxing. Participants also had some outdoor cooking training and therapeutic chair massages. The leaders will come together to plan a multi-service unit encampment this summer.
Caywasco Girl Scouts stay busy
Area Girl Scouts are sponsoring a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt in Moravia, as well as working with residents at Howd’s Nursing Home to decorate Easter eggs.
Girl Scouts are also planning to have tea with “Juliette Low” in April. The girls will get to learn and ask questions of Low, have a real tea party dressed in their Sunday best clothes, and learn proper etiquette for young ladies.
We encourage Girl Scout alumnae to reconnect with the organization that helped them succeed. To keep up-to-date on all of the activities, or find out more information, visit www.gsnypenn.org. Did you know that girls can participate in events without their troop? Join the fun and friendship of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience! Visit www.gsnypenn.org or call 698-9400 or 539-5085 for more information.