Save the Date – Outdoor Programs in 2017

There is nothing better for the  mind, body and spirit, than spending time in nature. Natural experiences are being prescribed for medical conditions and the value of unplugging is more and more apparent.

Make plans to get outside this year with your Girl Scouts! Set a goal to get outside for 5 minutes of each troop meeting (or more!) Leaders and girls will enjoy time and connections they are able to build with nature and each other.

Here are outdoor events this year. Share them with your troop, mark your calendar!

Sept. 30-Oct. 2Sky High Ranch Fall Olympics Rendezvous  We’ll have opening /closing ceremonies, an Olympic torch, and medals. Includes: summer and winter Olympic sports, modified in silly ways. SHR is a rustic facility, be prepared to share a cabin with other troops.

Oct. 22 – Sky High Ranch Halloween Event – Do you want a chance to break in your Halloween costume before the big day? Come for a spooky, spectacular time! There will be pumpkin decorating, face painting, dancing, hay rides, and more from 11am-3pm. $5/person if registered online, $7/person at the dooe. (Children under 3 are free). No pets.

Oct. 30 – Tomahawk Ranch Trick or Treat –  Happy Halloween! A fun, free community evening of Trick or Treating! Dress in your costume & come collect treats at cabins. Hot cocoa & caramel apples will be found too! No registration needed.

December 4– Sky High Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony and Brunch  Annual Tree Lighting & Brunch community event. Brunch at 10a.m.; tree lighting at 1p.m. We’ll have a buffet, family photo opps, crafts, and hot drinks!

December 11 – Tomahawk Brunch at the Barnyard with Santa  – Bring your friends & family to Tomahawk for brunch with Santa and the barnyard. Warm up at the campfire with cocoa and cider. Remember  your camera for pics with Santa and his furry friends.

January 13-15 – Expedition Antarctica” Sky High Ranch Me & My Guy  – Join us for an intro to winter camping at Sky High Ranch on a 2-day, 1-night excursion. We’ll introduce cold-weather tent camping, and survival skills.. Weather dependent, we’ll practice skills snowshoeing and shelter building. We’ll set up tents outside the lodge-campers can come inside if they want.

January 19 – Summer Camp Registration Opens! – mark your calendars, 9am our online offerings open!

February 4-5 – Winter Troop Camp at Lazy Acres! Enjoy winter fun at Lazy Acres! We celebrate with snowshoeing, snow archery, winter crafts, making edible snow and more! Sat. dinner – Sun. lunch are provided, bring a sack lunch for Sat. Dress warmly, bring a sled! Questions?  contact Jill Marostica jillmarostica@juno.com or (719) 676-4054.

March 2 – Camp Registration Round 2! – we fine-tune our camp offerings based on demand and open more spaces in popular sessions to maximize our camp enrollment!

April 14-15 Outdoor Skills Event at Sky High Ranch  – we held this leader enrichment for outdoor skills at Tomahawk last year. Join us at Sky High Ranch to learn more outdoor skills. More details coming soon!

April 21-23 Tomahawk Mountain Lodge Rendezvous – Is your troop looking to spend a weekend in the Rockies? Join us for a weekend of campfires, cocoa,  snow shoeing, stargazing, crafting, relaxation yoga, farm visits, dancing, DIY sugar scrubs and more!! Activities are age appropriate. Join in, or take it easy and stay warm with some hot cocoa by the fireside. All programs are planned by an older girl troop & Tomahawk Staff.

May 7- Tomahawk Spring Brunch –  Join us for a brunch and open house for you and your family. Come experience our camp cuisine and take a camp tour. On the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to ask staff all your burning summer camp questions. Staff will lead you on a visit of the lodge, barn and greenhouse. You’ll have the opportunity to dabble in a camp craft! Cost: $15(Adults, 12+); $10 (Ages 3-11); Under 3yrs FREE. Registration ends May 7, 2017.

May 7 Tomahawk and Sky High Ranch Open Houses – visit our camps for an open house before your girl comes to camp this summer!

We are excited to expand our offerings outdoors year over year! Please contact the Chief Outdoor Program Officer for additional questions regarding any outdoor programs.