Discover the great outdoors and discover yourself at the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming resident camps!
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Girl Scout summer camp is all about trying new things, meeting new friends, and having fun in the great outdoors. Explore nature, sing around the campfire, go horseback riding, do arts and crafts, and much more! Go for a few days, a week, or longer. Any girl can attend!
So, “What will you do today?”
Things you didn’t know you could do?
Discover new things about yourself?
Accomplish something you’ve dreamed of?
Believe anything is possible, because it is. Haven’t you always dreamed of doing great things? Climb mountains, create with your hands, kayak and sail, or learn to play guitar. We offer so many opportunities, the only problem you’ll have is deciding what to do.
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2013 Camp Descriptions
Brownie Bite- Curious about camp but may not want to spend a whole week away? This session provides a sampling of camp activities for Brownie Girl Scouts. Arts and crafts, nature, songs and games are just some of the possibilities!
Call of the Wild-The nature network is waiting for you. Learn about the wilderness, its inhabitants, and the skills you need to impress your parents on your next camping trip! Hike, explore, star gaze, and take in the extraordinary scenery. River rafting at Timbercrest Camp and kayaking at Camp Sacajawea if conditions allow. S’mores are on the menu if 2013 fire restrictions allow.
Choose Your Own Adventure-What do I want to do today? High adventure or low-key? Challenge or chill? Attendees will have the opportunity to choose the activities they want to participate in at camp. A variety of nature, adventure, team building, healthy living, outdoor, and games will be offered for morning and afternoon activities. Girls choose what they want to do and design their own camp experience. Only available at Camp Castle Rock.
CIT l-(Counselor in Training) Share your love for the outdoors and Girl Scouts. Use your leadership skills to be a mentor and guide young girls to develop courage, confidence, and character while showing them all that camp has to offer. CIT I is designed for girls in grades 10-12 to utilize their outdoor and leadership skills. After training, the girls will work with counselors assisting in program and activity implementation, team-building, and being a role model to younger Girl Scouts. Campers will earn their CIT I pin.
CIT II– (Counselor in Training)
Prerequisite: CIT I
Take the next step in leadership development and travel down the camp staff path. CIT ll participants will work with staff to develop their own camp initiative and goals. CIT ll will look in-depth at the operations and development of a summer camp program. Girls will have the opportunity to concentrate in a particular area of interest such as program specialist, camp administrator, or outdoor specialist.
Clay Creations-Dive into pottery at the Red Lodge Clay Center! Explore clay and its properties in a professional studio with resident artists. Progress from simple rolling and shaping techniques to actual pottery wheel pieces. Work on creations for yourself or for your loved ones. All pieces will be professionally fired and be available shortly after the conclusion of camp at GSMW office locations. Shipping to remote locations is available. Only available at Timbercrest Camp.
Girls with Guitars- Bring guitar strings to life during this musical week at camp! Learn to play the guitar with professional musicians. Girls who attended prior Girls with Guitars will pick up where they left off and also receive advanced instruction on note identification and music composition. Campers will have a camp concert to showcase their musical talents. Custom guitar picks will be given to participants. Girls will need to bring a guitar and rentals can be secured at local music stores. Only available at Timbercrest Camp.
G.O.! (Girls Only)
Experience camp with your favorite female family member or friend. This shortened session lets girls experience the camp scene with the security of their camp companion. Three days and two nights full of a variety of camp activities like outdoor food preparation, making crafts, singing and hiking allows you to strengthen bonds and be guided through the camp experience by an adult mentor or family member.
Note: Each adult registering for this camp as a female companion to the camper must be 18 years or older; complete a separate camp registration form and send it with the camper’s registration; and be a registered Girl Scout.
Just for Juniors-Camp just for girls in 4th-5th grade. Experience camp in a shorter session, and learn all the cool outdoor skills like fire building, hiking, games, but also make wearable crafts during the day. At night the lodge turns into a dance party! Pack your stylish PJ’s because a fashion pajama show is on the agenda. Bring your BFF to share in this festive camp experience. Only available at Camp Sacajawea.
Kolors-Creativity runs wild during Kolors. Participants engage in the process of discovering color, paint, markers, oils, and the joy of creating art. Guest instructors will work on special camp projects at each resident camp location. Kolors gives campers a unique opportunity to see the different elements in a variety of mediums and techniques while making a new masterpiece each day.
Movie Magic- Lights! Camera! Action! Learn movie making from Montana’s premier videographers from the Montana Movie Factory. During this unique camp girls will get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make a movie. Use movie equipment, direct, edit, stage, and act. With these new skills you will make cinematic history by creating your own movie on the set of Camp Castle Rock. Only available at Camp Castle Rock.
Mystery Mayhem- Step into the shoes of a detective. Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to solving mysteries, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and discover the technological tools of detection.
Nite Owls- Campers will experience all the fun of a traditional camping session in a whole new way. By staying up late campers will be able to explore wonders of the natural world; its sights; creatures; and sounds that often go unnoticed by day dwellers. Night hikes, snacks, flashlight tag, glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunts and star gazing are all included in this nocturnal camp. Don’t worry; you’ll get to sleep in. Only available at Camp Sacajawea.
Pony Express-Love horses? This sampler is a perfect way to meet these majestic animals in a safe environment with instructors. Learn the basics about equine behavior, tack, and if you feel comfortable climb on and ride around the arena. This program will help you to decide if Silver Spurs I is the next adventure to pursue. Only available at Camp Sacajawea.
Rockin’ Out- Climbing, adventure, and fun! Climbing experts will teach you the technical skills and safe practices of climbing rock surfaces and rappelling. Begin the week by learning proper harness and hardware fastening and move on to bouldering, climbing and belaying. The climbers will practice on a 25ft climbing wall and then graduate to the rock faces in the Red Lodge, Montana area. Challenge yourself while reaching for new heights! Only available at Timbercrest Camp.
Rustic Relaxation-Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while being invigorated with Yoga, smoothies, and healthy living. Breathe in the fresh air and balance your mind and body. Learn about aroma therapy, good eating habits, and what makes a natural facial mask. Wellness and de-stressing are top priorities in this peaceful setting.
Trailblazers-Cruise camp terrain like a mountain bike pro. Learn the basics of mountain biking, including basic bike maintenance, how to adjust a bike to fit properly, and gain familiarity with biking terminology and equipment from a certified mountain biking instructor. Then get out on some of the spectacular trails around Timbercrest Camp and ride! You will be most comfortable with your own helmet and bike so bring that equipment to camp. Bike rental may be possible depending on vendor availability. Contact GSMW Headquarters for information. Only available at Timbercrest Camp.
Sci-Girls-Come and investigate a world of possibilities in science and technology. Don’t think you have to be a chemistry whiz to attend! Sci-Girls explore the aspects of science that are found in nature, the kitchen, fashion, and more. Make snow in the summer, find germs under a black light, and figure out what animal track belongs to what forest creature. Spend a week of imagination and invention while discovering the possibilities of science.
Shutterbug- Point and shoot! Under the guidance of a professional photographer, indoor and outdoor adventures are captured on your digital camera. Campers learn photo composition, shooting skills, and proper camera use. Girls will need to come equipped with their own digital camera as they are not provided. A photo album will be provided to each participant to keep their photos safe. Only available at Timbercrest Camp.
Silver Spurs I- Howdy cowgirls! Camp Sacajawea and Reach 4A Star Riding Academy are the exclusive Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming location to learn the basics of horsemanship. The academy offers a safe and fun environment for girls to experience equine care and grooming, show etiquette and attire, proper tack upkeep, and most of all riding! This introductory class will focus on building a relationship with a horse and taking your horse through the paces; displaying control while walking/trotting. Only available at Camp Sacajawea.
Silver Spurs II- Prerequisite: Silver Spurs I or prior Saddle Up I - This horse camp is offered to the experienced rider. Girls must be comfortable trotting (sitting/posting) independently in an open area. This camp is designed to build on the skills the rider already has. Girls will take their riding experience to the next level by learning to lope. Also girls will experience barrel patterns, trail ride, and learn keyhole races. Offered only at Camp Sacajawea.
Swim, Splash, and Sail I- Discover Canyon Ferry Lake in Helena, Montana and its water majesty! You will have fun in the water from sun up to sun down! The sailing instructor will provide the essential tools you need to navigate the water and become familiar with a sailing craft. Water play, fishing, paddle boating and games are all happening when not at the helm of the boat. Girls must be able to tread water or float on their backs for five minutes and swim 100 yards to attend this camp.*
Swim, Splash, and Sail ll
This is an advanced camp for those that have three or more years of sailing experience! Attending Swim, Splash, and Sail I does not qualify you for Swim, Splash, and Sail ll unless you possess the 3+ years of sailing experience. Explore coves and Cemetery Island while you and the crew take turns being Skipper! An 18’ sailing vessel will be your vehicle to new adventures. Fishing, water sports, and cookouts round out the day! Girls must be able to tread water or float on their backs for five minutes and swim 100 yards to attend this camp. *
* NOTE - Swim, Splash, and Sail I & ll are held at a primitive camp with no running water or flushing toilets! Campers will sleep in shore side cabins. Girls will need to bring properly sized life vest. All meals will be made outdoors. These camps are only offered at Sailing and Water Sports Camp.
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