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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! Check out this year's programs below.

2017 Camp Dates:
Week 1: June 11–15
Week 2: June 18–22
Week 3: June 25–29
Week 4: July 9–13

Camper Sampler

Camper Sampler

Who: Rising 1st–3rd
When: Weeks 1 and 2
How long: 3 days
Accommodations: Climate controlled lodge with bunk beds
What: Each camper chooses from six activities
How much: $250 per girl

Register for Camper Sampler Week 1: Rising 1st - 3rd
Register for Camper Sampler Week 2: Rising 1st - 3rd

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery

Who: Rising 1st–3rd
When: All 4 weeks
How long: 5 days
Accommodations: Climate controlled lodge with bunk beds
What: Each camper chooses four activities per day
How much: $375 per girl

Register for 2017 Camp Discovery Week 1: Rising 1st - 3rd
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Register for 2017 Camp Discovery Week 4: Rising 1st - 3rd

Camp Discovery

Who: Rising 4th–8th
When: All 4 weeks
How long: 5 days
Accommodations: Traditional platform tents with metal spring cots
What: Each camper chooses four activities per day
How much: $375 per girl

Register for 2017 Camp Discovery Week 1: Rising 4th - 8th
Register for 2017 Camp Discovery Week 2: Rising 4th - 8th
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Register for 2017 Camp Discovery Week 4: Rising 4th - 8th

Camp Connections

Camp Connections

Who: Rising 4th–8th
When: All 4 weeks
How long: 5 days
Accommodations: Three-season cabin with electricity and metal spring cots
What: Each week of Connections is a different, unique theme! The day's activities will be Connections-themed, and they'll also choose from six other activities.
How much: $400 per girl

This year's themes:
Week 1 – Mermaid Week
For all the water-loving girls out there! It's a week of crazy water activities, extra time on the lake, and even a little hiking with their (non-mermaid) legs!
Register for 2017 Connections Week 1: Mermaid Week: Rising 4th - 8th

Week 2 – Cooking with Cookie
Girls hang out with our camp chef, Cookie, and learn cooking skills to impress their friends and family. They'll even get to sample everything they make!
Register for 2017 Connections Week 2: Cooking with Cookie: Rising 4th - 8th

Week 3 – Weird Science
Robots, Legos, chemistry, and more – join us for a week of weird science in the woods!
Register for 2017 Connections Week 3: Weird Science: Rising 4th - 8th

Week 4 – Zoo Ranger
From cute to cuddly to scales and feathers, this week is for the animal lovers! Meet and greet animals, study their habitats, and become Camp Tanasi's own Zoo Rangers.
Register for 2017 Connections Week 4: Zoo Ranger: Rising 4th - 8th

Wilderness Programs

Wilderness I

Who: Rising 6th–12th
When: Week 3
How long: 5 days
Accommodations: Camping hammocks in a primitive outdoor unit with access to potable water and a unit shelter with electricity.
What: Each camper chooses from six activities in the morning with Main Camp, and then goes back to the Wilderness unit for activities that teach skills such as knife usage, lashing, wild-facility use, campfire cooking, and more.
How much: $400 per girl

Register for 2017 Wilderness 1 Week 3: Rising 6th - 12th

Wilderness II

Who: Rising 7th–12th
When: Week 4
How long: 5 days
Accommodations: Camping hammocks in a primitive outdoor unit with access to potable water and a unit shelter with electricity.
What: Each camper stays in their unit full-time, learning distinctive wilderness skills and building on previous experience or exploring new adventures in the wild.
How much: $400 per girl

Register for 2017 Wilderness 2 Week 4: Rising 7th - 12th

Counselor In Training Programs

Counselor In Training I

Who: 13-14 year olds
When: Week 2 & 3
How long: 12 days
Accommodations: Three season lodge with either bunk bed or metal spring cots
What: Each camper is training in leadership exercises, team-building, and partnership. 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 campers will be mentoring younger campers, but will also have the opportunity to choose a few activities each week.
How much: $450 per girl

Register for 2017 Counselor In Training I: Age 13-14

Counselor In Training II

Who: 15-16 year olds
When: Week 1 & 2
How long: 12 days
Accommodations: Three season lodge with either bunk bed or metal spring cots
What: Each camper builds on previous leadership experiences while doing a deeper dive into what being a camp counselor really means. CIT II campers tay over one weekend and have access to laundry facilities. CIT II campers are unique in that they can bring cell phoens and are taught appropriate usage while at camp. They can also bring snacks and electronics in preparation for being a counselor. CIT II is a part-time training experience, but also offers specialty experiences for older girls while at camp.
How much: $350 per girl

Register for 2017 Counselor In Training 2: Age 15-16

 

Activities for Summer Camp

2017 Summer Camp Activities

Camp Tanasi is more girl led than ever! Campers choose their own activities every day, giving them the chance to make friends and try new activities that they might never have thought of!

Camp Discovery campers choose 12 activity options and Camper Sampler campers choose six activity options.

Camp Connections and Wilderness I campers will also be able to choose some of their own activities.

Below are some of the activities available for the 2017 season.

Fishing – Rising 2nd graders and up
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 3rd graders and up
Climb to the top of our 36-foot tall climbing tower on four different walls that challenge and excite.

Waterfront – Rising 3rd graders and up
Canoe and kayak on sparkling Norris Lake in two-hour sessions. Learn the fundamentals of watercraft and build on that knowledge with fun games and activities designed to teach and inspire.

Aqua Try-it – Rising 1st – 3rd only
This is an opportunity for younger campers to sample what the waterfront has to offer with girls of their own age. Morning-only option.

Culinary Arts – Rising 2nd graders and up
Get training in the exciting world of cooking! Delve into the intriguing world of the culinary arts with a new food experience each day.

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. Afternoon-only option.

Crafts – All grade levels
Each afternoon, you’ll try your hand at new and traditional offerings in our craft house. Try something new or work on a special project.

Art Intensive – Rising 3rd graders and up
Morning only, 2-hour option. Experience the world of art while at Camp Tanasi! Each morning, a new instructor will teach an art class. Classes change weekly and are sure to delight.

Archery – Rising 2nd 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!

Yoga – All grade levels
Instructors from Kidding Around Yoga visit and teach campers how to be flexible and try different relaxation techniques while having a lively time! Once a week option only.

And more!

If parents want their campers to join specific activities, please email Camp Director Oreon “Owl” Millard at omillard@girlscoutcsa.org. If possible, she will place your camper in that activity, if possible. Please limit activity requests to one per camper.