Girl Scouts of Gateway Council is relaunching in-person resident camp for all girls this summer. Traditional camp was reimagined in the summer of 2020 to virtual experiences due to the pandemic. Girls ages 6-18 may attend these refreshed camps with new and innovative programming starting June 13.
Resident camp is available for weeklong and half-week sessions for younger girls during the eight-week season. Each week features adventures from Muggle Magic to STEM. Traditional camp experiences are included during every session, including kayaking, hiking, swimming and archery. Girls can also choose to attend weeklong interactive virtual sessions.
Girl Scout camp is available to all girls whether they are a current Girl Scout or not.
“Girls and Girl Scouts of all ages have weathered the pandemic and are ready to get outside and immerse themselves in learning, sports and social activities again,” said Mary Anne Jacobs, CEO of Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. “While virtual learning was a way to stay connected, traditional camp gives girls unmatched experiences learning new skills, enjoying the outdoors and enhancing social and teamwork abilities.”
For more information, registration and viewing the summer camp schedule, go to www.camp.joingsgc.org.
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council has two premier camp properties, Camp Kateri and Camp Kugelman. Camp Kateri is the Girl Scout’s signature 550-acre property in Hawthorne, and Camp Kugelman is in Lillian, Alabama, located on the Perdido Bay. Both camps offer a safe, all-girl environment for learning and exploration. Safety is paramount at Girl Scouts. That is why COVID-19 precautions and protocols will continue to be in place for all camp experiences.
Virtual camp sessions are an immersive experience as attendees receive a camper kit at their door with all of the supplies girls need for an interactive summer camp session from anywhere. Camp sessions will be live small groups led by a camp counselor and subject matter experts via Zoom.