Camp Pathway (Including Camp, Adventure & S.T.E.M. Programs)
The Camp Pathway captures participation in activities at our camps (events, adventure programs, day camp, camporees, resident camp, and troop camping). It allows girls to participate in the outdoors focusing on activities such as camping, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, low & high ropes courses, mountain biking, fishing and many other outdoor activites. We also offer many other events and activities involving environmental education, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and other mainstream progams but in an outdoor setting where girls get the benefit of the program and the opportunity to learn and explore nature. The Camp Pathway is available to any girl regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement; it can be volunteer or staff led and supported; programs are offered and repeated throughout the membership year; and some programs require council approval to operate.
Camp Pathway Includes:
conducted at one of our seven camps or other locations when appropriate. Events are open are available to girls from Daisies through Ambassadors. Events are usually one day in length but can sometimes include an overnight. Vist our
Events Calendar page or view and download our Program Guide for a selection of events being offered throughout the council.
Adventure Programs consists of adventure playgrounds, teams courses, high ropes courses, indoor climbing walls, indoor bouldering walls, rock climbing, archery and caving. All the activities are experiential, educational and there is something in the Adventure Program for all ages and abilities. Some of our camp also offer swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, backpacking and other adventure programs. Training is required for most adventure programs and can be found in the Training Calendar or you can contact Anne Littlebird, (502) 636-0900 ext. 22500 for assistance in finding a facilitator for an adventure program.
Day Camps are primarily designed for girls in kindergarten through 5th grade or girls who are not ready for a resident camp session in the summer. Day camps are run by volunteers and last from three to five days with an optional one night overnight. Day Camps are a great opportunity for younger girls to experience the outdoor camp environment, learn camping skills, work on Journeys, Legacy and Skill Building Badges and have a fun outdoor experience. A team of trained, experienced and dedicated volunteers run most of our council Day Camps. If you are intersted in volunteering at a Day Camp please contact your Area Chair or register as a volunteer at Volunteer Opportunities.
Camporees can be held year-round but Service Units and Areas usually schedule camporees for the spring, late summer and fall. Camporees normally last 2-4 days with 2-3 nights at one of our camp facilities. They are planned, scheduled and run by council volunteers and provide short term camping experiences for girls at times other than summer. If you would like to be part of the camporee volunteer team please contact the Service Unit Manager or Area Chair for your area and become a volunteer by filling out the Volunteer Registration.
Resident camp is open to any girl entering first grade through twelfth grade. You don't need any camping experience to come to camp, and you don't have to come with a friend. There will be plenty of new friends and opportunities to learn and grow while you’re at camp! Camp sessions are scheduled for three to twelve days and campers sleep over at camp for the duration of their camp session.
All sessions will let you experience things like swimming, boating, arts & crafts, playing games, eating meals in the lodge, cooking out, singing camp songs, acting in skits at campfires, learning camping and life skills, and exploring camp. However, each session also has a special focus designed for different interest and levels of experience. We also offer leadership / teen mentoring opportunities in our Program Aide (PA), Counselor-in-Training I (CIT I) and Counselor-in-Training II (CIT II) sessions.
Our summer resident camps are held at Camp Pennyroyal and Bear Creek Aquatic Camp. Resident camp is delivered by seasonal, part-time staff during the summer season but volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer's girls receive greatly reduced fees for their camp session. Our greatest needs are volunteers in our health center, kitchen and bus monitors. If you are interested in volunteering at Summer Resident Camp please contact Anne Littlebird, (502) 636-0900 ext. 22500.
Troop Camping is a special time for girls and occurs when troops rent out our camp properties and buildings and the girls plan their own programs, menus and length of stay. Troops can reserve any of our seven camp facilities year-round and have the option of adding additional programming run by council facilitators. These smaller group camping experiences with their friends and troop leaders give girls the skills, knowledge and confidence to gorw and progress within the Camp Pathway. Learn more about our Camp Facilities.
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