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Summer Camp


Summer Camp

A girl never forgets summer camp - where she’ll make new friends and memories for life! At camp, she’ll rise to meet the challenges of learning new skills, while enjoying what she already loves best.

There are tons of options for girls to choose from: fun activities, cool themes, and unique programs! Whether you stay for three days or two weeks – there's something new every week!

Registration for Summer 2019 will go live on December 1st. Dates and the prices per girl will be updated by that time. 

 

2019 Summer Camps and Activities

Rising 1st–3rd Graders
Camp Sampler | Rising 1st–3rd Graders

Camp Sampler is for rising 1st–3rd graders and is our shortest camp session at three days, allowing girls to grow to love camp in a safe, fun environment. Campers stay in a climate controlled lodge with bunk beds. Campers will get to participate in a sampling of the following activities: badge work, crafts, swimming, fishing and lake-front activities.

 

Camp Discovery | Rising 1st–3rd Graders

Camp Discovery is for rising 1st–3rd graders. Campers stay in a climate controlled lodge with bunk beds. Campers will participate in a variety of traditional camp activities including: lakefront activities, fishing, crafts, and swimming. Girls will work on badge work and learn outdoor skills. Camp Discovery is a great place to fall in love with the outdoors and all things CAMP!

 

Rising 4th–8th Graders
Camp Connections | Rising 4th–8th Graders

Camp Connections is for rising 4th-8th graders and each week has a unique theme. Campers stay in a three-season cabin with metal-spring cots and electricity. Each day will have themed activities along with regular camp activities; girls will get to participate in swimming, archery, lake-front, outdoor skills, fishing, and the climbing tower!

 

Camp Discovery | Rising 4th–8th Graders

Camp Discovery is for rising 4th–8th graders. Campers will stay in 4-bed platform tents on metal cots with a mattress. Campers will participate in a variety of traditional camp activities including: lake-front activities, archery, fishing, crafts, and swimming. Girls will work on badge work and learn outdoor skills. Camp Discovery is a great place to fall in love with the outdoors and all things CAMP!

 

Wilderness 1 | Rising 6th–10th Graders

Wilderness I is for rising 6th–10th graders. Campers sleep in provided camping hammocks in a primitive outdoor unit with access to potable water and a unit shelter with electricity. Each camper will be able to participate in traditional camp activities in the morning with main camp, and then go back to the Wilderness unit for activities that teach skills such as knife usage, lashing, wild-facility use, campfire cooking, and more. Dinner each day will be cooked in the Wilderness unit while lunch and breakfast will be with the rest of the campers at camp.

 

Wilderness 2 | Rising 7th–10th Graders

Wilderness II is for rising 7th–10th graders. Campers sleep in provided camping hammocks in a primitive outdoor unit with access to potable water and a unit shelter with electricity. Campers will learn proper fire safety while cooking their own meals daily. Each camper stays in their unit full-time, learning distinctive wilderness skills and building on previous experience or exploring new adventures in the wild.

 

Ages 13+
Camp Connections | Rising 9th–12th Graders

Camp Connections for rising 9th–12th graders is back this summer and each week has a unique theme like our traditional Camp Connections program. Campers stay in a three-season cabin with wooden-platform cots/mattresses and electricity. Each day will have themed activities along with regular camp activities; girls will get to participate in swimming, archery, lake-front, outdoor skills, fishing, and climbing the tower!


Counselor-In-Training 1 | Rising 9th-12th Graders

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I is for rising 9th-12th graders to learn how to be a camp counselor. Campers stay 11 nights and 12 days in a three-season lodge on either a bunk bed or metal-spring cot. Each camper is trained in leadership, team-building, and partnership exercises. CIT I campers stay over one weekend and have access to laundry facilities and are allowed to bring snacks and non-cell phone electronics. While at camp, CIT I campers will be mentoring younger campers, but will also have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities. Grade/age levels have been updated to reflect this being an earned mentroing award.

 

Counselor-In-Training 2 | Rising 9th-10th Graders

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II is for rising 9th-10th graders to learn how to be a camp counselor. Girls will participate in and help facilitate most camp activities under the supervision of certified staff learning what makes a great camp counselor along the way! CIT II campers stay in a three-season lodge on either a bunk bed or metal-spring cot. The campers stay over one weekend and have access to laundry facilities. CIT II campers are unique in that they can bring cell phones and are taught appropriate usage while at camp. They can also bring snacks and electronics in preparation for being a counselor. CIT II campers must have completed CIT I. Grade/age levels have been updated to reflect this being an earned mentor award.

 

Wilderness 1 | Rising 6th–10th Graders

Wilderness I is for rising 6th–10th graders. Campers sleep in provided camping hammocks in a primitive outdoor unit with access to potable water and a unit shelter with electricity. Each camper will be able to participate in traditional camp activities in the morning with main camp, and then go back to the Wilderness unit for activities that teach skills such as knife usage, lashing, wild-facility use, campfire cooking, and more. Dinner each day will be cooked in the Wilderness unit while lunch and breakfast will be with the rest of the campers at camp.

 

Wilderness 2 | Rising 7th–10th Graders

Wilderness II is for rising 7th–10th graders. Campers sleep in provided camping hammocks in a primitive outdoor unit with access to potable water and a unit shelter with electricity. Campers will learn proper fire safety while cooking their own meals daily. Each camper stays in their unit full-time, learning distinctive wilderness skills and building on previous experience or exploring new adventures in the wild.
 

2019 Summer Camp Activities

Camp Tanasi's summer camp is focused on teaching girls independence, outdoor skills and social skills in a safe, fun environment. Campers will try a variety of activities each day, giving them the chance to make friends and try new things!

Below are some of the activities available for the 2019 season. Age levels are determined by our safety guidelines and grade levels in each program unit.

Fishing: All grade levels
Learn the basics of fishing and use that knowledge in a catch and release program on the shores of Norris Lake. Utilize skills that can last a lifetime and discover the joys of being a fisherwoman.

Tower: Rising 4th graders and up
Climb to the top of our 36-foot tall climbing tower on four different walls that challenge and excite.

Waterfront: Rising 4th graders and up
Canoe OR kayak on sparkling Norris Lake in one hour sessions. Learn the fundamentals of watercraft safety.

Rising 1st-3rd graders will also be able to paddleboat or canoe with an adult. 

Free Swim: All grade levels
A time to cool off and meet new friends. Music, games, and water toys are always available at the pool.

Crafts: All grade levels
You’ll try your hand at new and traditional offerings in our craft house. Try something new or work on a special project.

Outdoor Skills: All grade levels, EXCEPT for those in Camper Sampler
Girls learn a variety of age-level appropriate outdoor skills in a progressive way. From knots and lashing to compass reading, girls learn to be confident, capable outdoor women!

Archery: Rising 4th graders and up
Learn to shoot while having fun at our archery range. Progressive skills are taught and instill a feeling of empowerment and success. Our trained instructors are excited to show campers how to successfully hit the bullseye!

If you have questions about specific activities, please email our camp director at info@girlscoutcsa.org or call 800-474-1912.