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Join us April 27-29 for a weekend fundraiser of grown-up fun for women friends new and old! Meet up at beautiful Camp Tanasi on Norris Lake.

Choose your accommodations level! Sleep in traditional camp tents in Cedars, cabins in Far Horizons, or inside at Deer Point! Price includes lodging and all meals/activities.

Participate in archery, kayaking, and hiking or enjoy glamping activities such as sunrise yoga, spa treatments, and Appalachian-style arts.

The best part? Your participation helps girls grow strong! Every Glamping ticket purchased helps support our outdoor programs, giving more girls the chance to take on new challenges, make new friends, and build self-reliance to last a lifetime. This event is for adults only.

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For additional questions or for sponsor information, please email us at philanthropy@girlscoutcsa.org or call 800-474-1912 Ext. 1027 or Ext. 2007.

Itinerary

Friday, April 27

6 p.m.  Arrival and check-in
 6–9 p.m. Wine tasting and dinner
 9–10 p.m.  Campfire, food, s’mores, and camp songs
 10 p.m.  Campfire out

Saturday, April 28

7 a.m.  Yoga
7 a.m.  Tea, coffee, light snacks at Lighton Lodge
8:15 a.m.  Flag Ceremony
8:30 a.m.  Breakfast 
10–10:50 a.m. Glamp Activity 1 (choose 1)
  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating 
  • Self-guided hiking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hammock hang
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Climbing Tower
  • Discover Organic for Beauty & Wellbeing
  • Purses to Packs
  • Alma Diem
  • Facials
  • Fly fishing
11–11:50 a.m.

Glamp Activity 2 (choose 1)

  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating 
  • Self-guided hiking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hammock hang
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Climbing Tower
  • Discover Organic for Beauty & Wellbeing
  • Purses to Packs
  • Alma Diem
  • Facials
  • Fly fishing
12:30 p.m. Lunch (box lunch)
2–2:50 p.m.

Glamp Activity 3 (choose 1)

  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating 
  • Self-guided hiking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hammock hang
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Climbing Tower
  • Discover Organic for Beauty & Wellbeing
  • Purses to Packs
  • Alma Diem
  • Facials
  • Fly fishing
3–3:50 p.m.

Glamp Activity 4 (choose 1)

  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating 
  • Self-guided hiking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hammock hang
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Climbing Tower
  • Purses to Packs
  • Alma Diem
  • Facials
  • Fly fishing
4–5:30 p.m. Rest time activities
5:30 p.m. Flag Lowering
5:45 p.m. Group Photo
5:45–6:30 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Music and campfire
10 p.m. Fire out

Sunday, April 29

7 a.m. Yoga
7:30 a.m. Tea, coffee, and light refreshments
9 a.m. Brunch
10 a.m. Check out
Accommodations

You're invited to spend a weekend of camping with accommodations that range from rustic to relaxing! Select from traditional camping in our platform tents or upgrade to a more luxurious option. All pricing includes a weekend of fun activities like canoeing on picturesque Norris Lake, yoga in the forest, archery, and gourmet s'mores! Prices below include lodging and all meals/activities.

Cedars ($250 per person)
  • Traditional double-occupancy platform tent accommodations 
  • Spring-style cot with cozy comforter provided
  • Shared outdoor full bathroom with flush toilets and hot water showers
Far Horizons ($250 per person)
  • Cabin accommodations; stay in a group or dorm-style room. OR book the entire cabin with a group of friends (limited availability)
  • Wooden bed and cot mattress with cozy comforter provided
  • Electricity  
  • Shared outdoor full bathroom with flush toilets and hot water showers
Deer Point ($350 per person)
  • Climate-controlled lodge with electricity 
  • Dorm-style rooms with all the amenities of a traditional cabin
  • Bunk bed with cozy comforter provided 
  • Features a full kitchen and shared indoor bathroom with flush toilets and hot water showers
  • Two private, handicap-accessible bathrooms available
Deer Point Plus ($500 per person)
  • All the same amenities as Deer Point
  • Exclusive double-occupancy private room
  • Limited availability!
Activity Options

Camp has always been about making new friends while trying new things. This weekend is no different. Whether that’s crafts, archery, hiking, or trying your hand at fly fishing or rock climbing, we’re sure this weekend will be one of your favorite camp memories!

Don't miss out on these activities:

  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating
  • Self-guided hiking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hammock hang
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Climbing Tower
  • Discover Organic for Beauty & Wellbeing
  • Purses to Packs
  • Alma Diem
  • Facials
  • Fly fishing
     
Chef bios
Friday Evening Chef: Frank Aloise

Chef Frank John Aloise is a culinary creative with over 25 years of experience of serving from the heart. A born Boston native with an Italian heritage, Frank is known for showcasing farm-to-table elegance fusing old world and new world concepts for all to enjoy. His personal mission is to serve God and others through the vessel of food. You can watch his television segment on local NBC Affiliate WBIR every other Monday, or visit his Northern Italian inspired restaurant Cappuccinos, in which he acts as Executive Chef for the Copper Cellar Corporation.


Friday Evening Sommelier: Melanie Alexander

As a modern Renaissance woman, Melanie Alexander has created multiple socially, spiritually, and environmentally conscious companies from the ground up. She is an innovator, thought leader, entrepreneur, and CEO of AlmaDiem: A Business Community (an entrepreneurial center for local based businesses) as well as managing partner for Family Tree Candle Company and it’s sister company Sip & Pour. Her brands delight in carrying out the mission of bringing joy and inspiration to the lives of others one service and product at a time. 
 

Glamping Chef:

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kathy Hopkins found her calling to hospitality and the food industry early on in life. When she was only 13 years old, she held her first waitressing job at the Walgreens Soda Shop. She later went on to continue waiting tables, managing restaurants and then eventually being a restaurant consultant in Dallas, Texas in the 80’s. Once she moved back to Tennessee, she worked in the foodservice industry in equipment and supply sales and as a foodservice design and sales manager.

In 1991 she began catering, at first for friends and family, but over the years her in-home, start-up company has evolved into a successful catering company she owns and runs with her family today: Hopkins and Co.

Kathy loves food and sharing it with others. She enjoys sharing her  passion with people of all ages and loves bringing families and friends together in the kitchen and around the dinner table. She preaches that we “eat with our eyes” and once you understand that and how to make it happen you will be able to introduce a whole new world of food to people.

Hospitality and food have always been the love languages that Kathy communicates best through, stating that a meal can help make a memory that will last a life time. In 2001, Kathy, who loves a challenge, took on the role of head chef at Camp Tanasi where she replaced pre-packaged and processed food with made-from-scratch recipes. The food at Camp Tanasi is unlike any camp food you will ever taste because she pours her love of people, food, education and nutrition into each personal recipe. Her favorite week of camp is, of course, the Culinary Week, where she instructs girls in making nutritious and delicious food while having a blast!

Kathy says the best compliment she has received is when a parent tells her that they can’t believe their picky-eater daughter tried ____________; or when the said picky-eater joyfully announces that after being begged into trying a food they thought they wouldn’t enjoy, they love it and are coming back for seconds.

Kathy says, “My love for people and food has given me the opportunity to learn and share with many people from all walks of life, and for that I am thankful.”
 

 

Packing list
Glamping Packing List
  • Casual clothing appropriate for day and night activities. (May want to bring nicer pair of slacks or casual dress for dinner Saturday evening.)
  • Warm jacket or sweater
  • Sleepwear and robe
  • Bathing suit and cover up, beach towel if desired for boating
  • One pair of comfortable walking shoes and socks
  • One pair of flipflops or Tevas for the showers
  • Shoes and clothing for boating and water activities-you might get wet
  • Rain or muck boots, if rainy
  • Raincoat, poncho, or umbrella
  • Hat or visor
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Toiletry items (soap, comb, hairbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, bodywash, makeup)
  • Hair accessories and needs
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag or twin sheets — comforter provided
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Alarm clock (if not using phone)
  • Phone charger
  • Water bottle 
  • Day pack or waist pack
  • Camp chair
  • Prescription medications/extra contacts/glasses
  • Favorite beverage (adult or other). Complimentary wine and beer will be available Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Camera (optional)
  • Portable hammock
  • Plastic storage box (keep items from attracting mice)

Please label personal items. Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will not be responsible for lost or missing items.



Thank you to our generous sponsors