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Girl Scouts Glamping Event


Thank you to everyone who joined us April 28-30 at Camp Tanasi for Glamping 2017!


It's a weekend of grown-up fun for girlfriends new and old! Meet up with friends 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.

Stay tuned for more information on Glamping 2018!



Friday, April 28

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Arrival and check in
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Cocktail hour with Girl Scout Cookie pairings
9:30 p.m. Campfire

Saturday, April 29

6:00 a.m. Sunrise yoga
7:00 a.m. Lighton Lodge opens for tea, coffee, and light refreshments
8:15 a.m. Flag ceremony
8:30 a.m. Breakfast by Camp Tanasi Chef Kathy Hopkins
10:00 a.m. Glamp activity 1 (choose 1)
  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating 
  • Archery
  • Yoga 
  • Self-guided hike
  • Fly-fishing tutorial with Trout Unlimited 
11:00 a.m. Glamp activity 2 (choose 1)
  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating 
  • Yoga 
  • Organics skin care with Sue Wickstrom, advocate for healthy skin care
  • Self-guided hike
  • Fly-fishing tutorial with Trout Unlimited
  • Manicures
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Rest time activities (choose 1)
  • Yoga meditation
  • Hammocks and reading in the shade
  • Adult coloring books
  • Board games
  • Manicures
  • Organics skin care with Sue Wickstrom, advocate for healthy skin care
3:00 p.m. Glamp activity 3 (choose 1)
  • Self-guided hike
  • Massage/self-care
  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating
  • Manicures
  • Organics skin care with Sue Wickstrom, advocate for healthy skin care
  • Fly-fishing tutorial with Trout Unlimited
4:00 p.m. Glamp activity 4 (choose 1)
  • Guided Hike 
  • Waterfront: canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating 
  • Fly-fishing tutorial with Trout Unlimited
  • Manicures
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Get dressed/mingle time
5:30 p.m. Lower the flag
5:30 p.m. Learn about all aspects of Girl Scout programming in the Giving Tents
6:30 p.m. Glamp Dinner created by Knox Provisions Chefs Peter Glander and Heather Grubb
8:00 p.m. Music by the Knox County Jug Stompers
10:00 p.m. Campfire and gourmet s'mores bar

Sunday, April 30

7:00 a.m. Sunrise yoga
7:30 a.m. Lighton Lodge opens for tea, coffee, and light refreshments
9:00 a.m. Brunch
10:00 a.m. Group photo
11:00 a.m. Check out

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
Far Horizons Plus ($350 per person)
  • All the same amenities as Far Horizons 
  • Double-occupancy private room
  • Limited availability!
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!
Chef bios

Knox Provisions
Knox Provisions creates custom fare for your next gathering.  From corporate events to intimate dinner parties and festive fetes, Knox Provisions will thoughtfully customize a unique menu for your guests to enjoy. We use regional ingredients in our seasonal menu offerings, utilizing local farmers and artisans. We look forward to the opportunity to nourish your guests at your next event!  

Chef Peter Glander
Chef Peter Glander, a native of Indiana, came to Knoxville as a young boy to visit his Aunt Beulah, who ultimately inspired his culinary journey. He remembers long days in the kitchen making yeast rolls, cheesecakes, bourbon balls and Coca-Cola cured hams. Peter knew from a young age he wanted to pursue a career in the culinary industry, and left the cornfields of Indiana to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Before he graduated from the CIA, Peter had the opportunity to work in the kitchen of Chez Panisse in Berkeley. This experience and additional education from farm to table pioneer Alice Waters solidified his love for seasonal and regional food and an appreciation for farmers and artisans. Back in New York, Peter gathered experience and knowledge from culinary stars Jean Georges Vongerichten and Gabriel Kreuther. Before leaving the Big Apple, Peter worked with hospitality guru, Danny Meyer and Chef Kreuther to open The Modern at the Modern Museum of Art in New York City.  

Upon returning to Tennessee, Peter served as Executive Chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm and most recently as the Director of Culinary and Research at Ruby Tuesday. Throughout his career and various roles, Peter has thrived on sharing his passion for hospitality through simple, fresh, and seasonal food. 

Peter is married to Ashley, who also worked at Blackberry Farm, and they have two beautiful children, Eliza Kate and Cal Hudson. They are thankful for the Beall family, as Blackberry Farm is what brought both Peter and Ashley to East Tennessee and has inspired their family to chase their dreams!

Chef Heather Grubb
Although Heather Grubb didn’t find her career in the culinary world right away, a few twists and turns led her to where her true passion lie: in sugar and yummy food!  After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Heather started a job in pharmaceutical sales. She was continuously exposed to catered events and found herself discussing kitchen ingredients more often than the pharmaceuticals she was representing!  A career change seemed natural and was strongly encouraged by her husband, Jeff, who knew her passion for food.  Heather recognized the need for better catering options and opened her own catering company, which serviced all types of events from corporate gatherings to weddings. It was during this time she discovered her love of the wedding cake, so she decided to seek additional training and knowledge in the pastry world. She became certified in various elements to include the Lambeth method, fondant, sculpting, sugar flowers, chocolate, and isomalt/sugar work. She trained under noted professionals including Colette Peters, Nicholas Lodge, Mark Seaman, and Laurie Bradach. In 2011, Heather appeared on TLC’s Next Great Baker Season 2 and Cake Boss. She was voted on the show as the “Baker’s Dozen” by America, out of 12 thousand applicants for the show. 

Heather’s work has been published in Brides magazine and she is also a seasoned guest on WTNZ Fox 43-WBIR, sharing her love in the kitchen. Heather and her husband have three beautiful daughters: Gretchen, Rhett, and Hollins. Heather hopes that her love for baking and cooking can bring as much joy and inspiration to others as it brings her!

Knox Provisions
As funny as it sounds, it was daycare (Child Development Center at First United Methodist Church to be specific) that brought these two families together. It wasn’t long until Eliza Kate was talking about her best friend, Hollins, and vice versa.  They scheduled some play dates for the girls to get together and it was then that they realized a few common denominators between the Grubb and Glander families: they all love family and food. While Heather and Peter both loved their jobs, it was taking time away from their families and they craved a more creative outlet to share their culinary talents. In addition, they felt a need in the community for a unique catering company that focused more on the region and season, hence Knox Provisions. They created this business to share their passion of this region and the wonderful food produced here in East Tennessee. When Peter and Heather aren’t in the kitchen, you can find them spending quality time desired with family and friends – probably still in a kitchen or gathered around a table full of tasty food!

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 for boating and water activities
  • 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 lipbalm
  • 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)

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


Space is limited for this exclusive event, so to reserve your spot, or for sponsor information, please email Elizabeth Kramer at or call 800-474-1912, Ext. 1027.

Thank you to our generous sponsors