Welcome to the GSCI 2012 Summer Activity Guide, packed full of summer opportunities for girls of all ages. Camp is one of several pathways through which girls can develop their inherent leadership, as they experience independence, develop new skills, and learn to live in harmony with the environment.
If you have joined us for summer programming before, then you know some of the exciting things that await you inside these pages. However, be sure to check out what’s new, because our summer camp directors are always looking for the latest, greatest adventure for girls and they are committed to bringing you new programs every summer along with your tried-and-true favorites.
If you are new to Girl Scouts or not yet a member, then we hope you’ll be as excited as we are by the wide array of offerings we have available this summer: horseback riding for grade 4 – adult and all levels of ability; two challenge courses featuring high and low ropes courses and a variety of elements; canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, and water sports for water lovers; orienteering, backpacking, and primitive camping for the truly adventurous; progressive teen camps to ignite your sense of challenge and adventure; archery; creative arts; and so much more.
Parents and guardians, you can rest assured that when girls join us for summer programming they are not only having the time of their life and building lasting memories; they are also increasing their skills, strength, and independence, developing their leadership potential, and discovering the power of teamwork and cooperative, hands-on learning in a safe, nurturing, all-girl environment. This is what Girl Scouting has been providing girls for 100 years and will continue to deliver for the next 100 years and beyond.
Day camp, resident camp, teen leadership camp, mini-resident camp, and weekend and family events are all available. We invite you to browse these pages, mark your favorite choices, and start making your plans to join us at camp, where there is truly something for every girl, troop, or family, no matter your interests, abilities, and passions. It is our hope that you will use this Activity Guide to set your sights on adventure and let us be your source of great, girl-inspired fun for the summer of 2012!
We look forward to seeing you at camp!
CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois