Girl Scouts of Gateway Council (GSGC) is once again holding summer camps for girls of Northeast Florida this year.
The organization is offering summer camp experiences at two different locations: Camp Kateri near Gainesville and North Fork in Middleburg. Campers can earn badges including Archery, Gardener, Adventurer, STEM and Survival.
Camp Kateri will offer multiple resident camps throughout the months of June, July and August. Resident camps are overnight camps for girls of varying ages to practice independence, test their ideas and try new things. At Camp Kateri, campers can participate in activities such as swimming, kayaking, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, canoeing and archery.
The North Fork Leadership Center will host day camps where campers can enjoy the wonders of nature with canoeing and archery. Day campers may also choose the STEM emphasis camp to combine nature with the sciences, such as robotics, photography, astronomy and more.
Beyond day camps at North Fork, the North Fork campsite offers girls the option of a two-to three-night stay to test out a traditional camp experience. Girls choosing to try a sampler overnight camp will sleep in a cabin, cook over fire at night and enjoy customary camp activities including swimming, boating, shooting and making s’mores.
Girls who have completed high school are able to earn their Counselor in Training designation. With the approval from a Girl Scout camp director, Counselors in Training can mentor and work with younger girls in a camp/outdoor setting.
To find out more information about the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council 2018 summer camp offerings and how to register, visit www.girlscouts-gatewaycouncil.com or contact TriciaRae Stancato at (904) 421-3484.