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Girl Scouting at home: Family fun from GSCO Camp Staff

Share the fun of Girl Scout Camp with your family! Girl Scouts of Colorado Camp Staff has developed a series of activities you can do with your family at home. Or, you can even share them with your Girl Scout sisters virtually. This week’s activity is a fun and easy game called “Who’s Most Likely To…” We hope it helps you get to know your loved ones just a little bit better! 

Game Play: 

  • This game needs absolutely no materials! You and your loved ones need to just sit together somewhere comfortably, so you can all talk and see one another. 
  • One at a time someone will ask a “who is most likely to” question. As a group, you then discuss who among you would be most likely to do that thing!  
  • Answers and questions can be silly, random, or meaningful. Feel free to get creative.  
  • You can also nominate yourself for a question if you think you are most likely to do that thing! 

Here are some fun questions to ask: “Who is most likely to….. 

  • Become President of the United States? 
  • Eat an entire cake in one sitting? 
  • Be a ski or snowboard instructor? 
  • Memorize the theme song of their favorite TV show? 
  • Bake the most delicious chocolate chip cookies? 
  • Wear pajamas all day long? 
  • Adopt a puppy? 
  • Attend summer camp? 
  • Become a superhero? 
  • Win an Oscar? 
  • Die their hair a fun color? 
  • Win a reality TV show? 
  • Finish a puzzle the fastest? 
  • Sing a song to their pet? 
  • Meet a celebrity? 
  • Become an astronaut? 
  • Set a world record? 
  • Compete in the Olympics? 
  • Start a band? 
  • Find out they are secretly a wizard?

Resources from Sky High Ranch’s Virtual Spring Camp

Thanks to everyone who has joined us this week for Sky High Ranch’s first-ever VIRTUAL SPRING CAMP! Since Monday, March 16, 2020, camp staff has been posting crafts, STEM projects, and more daily at @sky_high_ranchon Instagram. GSCO has tried to share as much of this content as we could on our other social media channels. If you’re looking for more of this material or just aren’t on social media, click here for the resources we’ve been utilizing during this exciting week.

Virtual Spring Camp at Sky High Ranch

Sky High Ranch is offering our first ever VIRTUAL SPRING CAMP! Due to unexpected circumstances, many Girl Scouts will be out of school and away from troops for the next few weeks. We believe it is important to maintain meaningful connections with family, friends, and our community now more than ever. Starting on Monday, follow @sky_high_ranch on Instagram for daily crafts, STEM projects, and more you can do at home.

 

Attend Summit Sister’s Camp

Update as of March 20, 2020: This camp has been rescheduled for August 27 – 30, 2020.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to once again offer one of our adult volunteers a space at the Summit Sister’s Camp run by Women’s Wilderness. Women’s Wilderness is hosting this camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch June 25 – 28, 2020. Women’s Wilderness’s mission is to strengthen the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls and women through the challenge and support of group wilderness and community based experiences. Summit Sisters focuses on a deep nature connection, connection to your body, inspiration and calling, and competence and outdoor skills. Presentations at Summit Sisters this year will include: The Call of the Earth, Self Confidence Formula, Wildlife Tracking in the Rockies, Inner Beauty Workshop, and so much more. For more information about Summit Sisters, please visit their website at https://www.womenswilderness.org/summit-sisters/

GSCO will choose one adult volunteer for a free space at the Summit Sister’s Camp – a $399 value! All meals, lodging, and programming are provided. To apply for this opportunity, use this link and complete the questionnaire no later than May 29 at 11:59 p.m. All applicants will be contacted on June 5 after the winner of the grant has been chosen. Applicants must have a current or lifetime membership with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Apply NOW for the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

The application deadline for the Mary Jo Jacobs Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund has been extended to March 31, 2020! Attention all Girl Scouts ages 6-18 in Garfield and Eagle counties, are you already registered or planning to attend resident camp this summer?  This annual scholarship can fund YOUR next adventure at Girl Scout Camp. Apply online at: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/scholarshipapp.

The Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund provides Girl Scouts from Eagle and Garfield counties in Colorado with a scholarship so they can experience the learning opportunities, joy, and camaraderie of attending Girl Scout Camp. Since 2015, eleven Girl Scouts have received full or partial scholarships to attend sessions at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch. Will your adventure begin this summer?

Registration for Girl Scout Camp is ongoing on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Many sessions are still open at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park or Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Overnight camp runs from 3 to 12 days for girls ages 6 and up. Girl Scout summer camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado, whether they’re in a troop or not, and new campers get a 10-percent discount.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

 

“Science in the Summer” day camp: Registration is open

Submitted by Marybel Good

Metro Denver

Westminster

Register your daughter for “Science in the Summer” day camp, and she will join other Girl Scouts entering grades 1-5 for a week of fun and learning. Each day, campers will explore a different science theme including space, forensics, wildlife identification, and color science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster from June 1 – June 5, 2020. Limited extended daycare is available.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations, including a special presentation on wildlife rehabilitation. On Friday, we will host the young women of United Launch Alliance and launch rockets. Our days will include a lot of hands-on activities so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

In addition to fun science activities, your camper will have the opportunity to learn Girl Scout cooking skills. We’ll be making a hot meal for three of the camp days, and all girls will participate in meal preparation.

This fun week will be rounded out by traditional Girl Scout songs and games. Younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

Camp is filling up quickly, register your camper soon!

Register for camp: https://girlscoutsciencecamp.wordpress.com/

Questions? email: GScamp64021@comcast.net

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

OAC March 2020 event registration is now open

Outdoor Adventure Club March 2020 event registration is NOW OPEN and closes on March 5, so register now to save your space!

On March 14 or March 15, the OAC Trailblazers (girls in 7th – 12th grade) are going to Meadow Mountain Ranch for a day of snowshoeing, outdoor cooking, snow archery, and winter survival. Optional transportation from north Metro Denver is available. Register and learn more at the links below:

March 21 – 22, the OAC Explorers (girls in 6th grade) are going to Snow Mountain Ranch for a weekend of snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and more! Register and learn more here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/outdoor_adventure_cl_1016554950.html

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Live your best life at Girl Scout Camp: Registration for summer 2020 begins January 23

Girl Scout Camp is a place for ALL girls, where they can live their best life, answer the call to adventure, grow in confidence, and discover their power to change the world! For summer 2020, your girl can hike to the top of a mountain, star in an all-camp skit, spend the night in a hammock, or steer a canoe. She’ll try new things, push herself, and embrace challenges.

Girl Scouts of Colorado has sessions designed for girls entering first grade through seniors in high school at both Sky High Ranch near Colorado Springs and Tomahawk Ranch southwest of Denver. Overnight camp sessions are three days, six days, or two weeks. Registration begins at 9 a.m. January 23 on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Exciting sessions and camps are available, including:

  • “Camp Rocks” at Tomahawk Ranch- Girls will go on a rockin’ adventure that includes climbing, exploring a Colorado mine, and discovering the wonders of a cave. While at camp, they’ll learn about the natural geology and formation of rocks and minerals, discover the magic of triboluminescence, grow crystals, and collect rocks and minerals to take home.
  • “Legendary Warriors” at Sky High Ranch – Girl Scouts will learn self-defense, archery, and survival skills, as well as spend a night sleeping under the stars and practicing ancient meditation.
  • “Valkyrie” at Tomahawk Ranch- Older Girl Scouts will learn survival skills, first aid, and self-defense techniques, as well as try target sports, dabble in sword fighting, and build fires. Finally, they’ll showcase their new skills on horseback.
  • “Kayaking Adventure” at Sky High Ranch is the ultimate flatwater kayaking adventure! Older Girl Scouts will pack their paddles (and bags) for a 6-day, out-of-state trip to the Grand Tetons or Yellowstone National Parks.

The entire summer camp schedule is posted on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/). Register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours!

Girl Scouts of Colorado also offers day camp, family camp, and troop camp adventures throughout the state.

Corrections to GSCO’s camp mailer for Summer 2020

Girl Scouts of Colorado was recently alerted to errors in our camp mailer for Summer 2020.

  • The location for the “Focus on Canoeing” day camp for Girl Scout Juniors is Bear Creek Lake Park, not the location listed on the mailer.
  • The Open House at Sky High Ranch is April 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., not March 4.

The GSCO website been updated with the correct information. Thank you for your understanding!

 

Save the date: 2020 Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Penny “Pan” Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Imagine a day like this at camp, playing with friends old and new, choosing how to spend your time and enjoying every single minute in the Colorado high country at Meadow Mountain Ranch near Allenspark.

The early morning air is crisp and clean, and the coffee is already made! A short hike to the top of Vista Spur will help open your eyes and your heart to the beauty of the landscape and the surrounding ridges and high mountain peaks. You’ll be back to main camp in time for your breakfast capers, helping make the fire, cook or clean up, and then there’s still plenty of time for morning activities.

There might be a craft scheduled for the Paint Pot, or a nature activity to take a long explore on the Big Circle Tour. Veteran campers can guide new gals to the great grand-tree, Hercules, and stop by the long-standing Grandpa Trees, historical aspens from which all the aspens in the valley were propagated.

A few hearty hikers may have taken off for a day hike to Calypso Cascades or Meadow Mountain or Twin Sisters. Ladies are always welcome to spend time in the Homestead House viewing artifacts from the history of MMR back to its beginning with the Dannels Family in the late 1800s.  There are staff memorabilia there as well as scrapbooks tracing the established camping history from 1960 when the first pioneering group of girls reported that, “YES!” this 200-acre property was perfect for a Girl Scout camp.

Lunch gathers everyone back to the main unit to cook. Believe me when I say that the food is one of the highlights of this event. Susan Baker and her support staff help create and bring into being some of the most adventurous and creative outdoor cooking opportunities, where we try everything from bean-hole cooking to canning rhubarb jam to reflector oven cobbler.

Need a little “me time” after lunch?  We can come and go as we please, and sometimes new ladies arrive to join the fun. Do you have a special program to offer the group? Can you teach yoga, offer archery, do some needlework or other handicrafts, or sponsor a book review or poetry reading under the trees? Just pass the word.  Do you have world travels to report to the group or can we practice some Tai-Chi or strength training or team building activities?

Is it time to cook again already? Dinner might have an international flair or offer a competition to see whose chili is best. Are there special treats you remember from your years ago at camp that we can recreate again? Do you come from a part of the country where there were other camp specialties you’d like to share with us? Dinner might take a while, so come and sit around the fire ring and we’ll probably already be singing. Bring your songbooks, join in, learn new songs, practices some “oldies.” We might even have time for some fairy tales or Pooh stories and eventually we’ll “sing our way home at the close of the day.”

So that was one day. But, we offer almost four whole days! Play, relax, sing, sleep, explore. The whole of MMR is just for our event, so there is plenty of room and time to come and share in the fun.

SAVE THE DATES:      

June 22 – 25, 2020

First meal is Monday lunch; last meal is Thursday brunch.

Cost is $200 for the entire time or $60  for part-timers including three meals. 

Do you have special memories of MMR from times gone by? Were you a camper there in your early years? Were you a staff member while you were in college, learning how to teach and lead and inspire girls in the magic of camp?

Do you have long-lost friends you would like to reconnect with? Have you forgotten where things were or how to get there?

Do you have daughters or grand-daughters or mothers or grand-mothers or aunts or cousins? Some of the most magical experiences have been had by multi-generational teams who come to share in this special adventure.

Did you hear about us from others who had been to Women’s Week before? We’ve been at this for several years now, and it only gets better with time. The event is ours to plan and bring to reality.  It is for sure an event to cherish from one year to the next.

Registration is always open and the informational flyer is below. Please contact the Very Informal Camp Director, Penny “Pan” Roberts, at 970 586 1775 or PO Box 211, Estes Park, Co. 80517

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