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“Look Wider Still” and “Her Story” day camp

Submitted by Dena Darling-McBean

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Avondale

June 12 -15, 2017 was the “Look Wider Still ” and “Her Story” day camp at the United Methodist Church in Avondale. What a time it was for both the staff and girls! Girls came together from Pueblo West, Pueblo, Avondale, and Fowler for a week of history and of course, lots of fun. We visited folks like Sister Nancy, who works with migrant workers, and others in the eastern part of Pueblo County. Miss Lil Montez told us about Capt. Charles Autobee, who was one of the first men who settled in the area. She told the girls of her great- grandmother, Pickin Bones, who was a Native American. The girls even wrote a song about her (Miss Pickin Bones)! They made tye-dye t-shirts as their camp shirts and tried their hand at painting what they thought it looked like when the pioneers came to Colorado years ago. We traveled to Bents Fort, where they learned so much about prairie life back in the day. Thursday was the last day and we spent part of it at the El Pueblo Museum. The girls learned about the girls and families who lived in Ludlow back in the 1900’s and the families who were killed in 1914 in the massacre that happened there. The girls made cornhusk dolls as well while they were there.

The girls then said “Camp was too short and could I please ask the council for a two day extension, a reunion, and for next year, two weeks of camp and an overnight in each week? Please Miss Dena! Please!”

I already have my staff in place for next year and a committee of girls is beginning to form. I want to thank Girl Scouts of Colorado and The Colorado Trust for making this camp possible for these young ladies from the Daisy level to the Senior Level.

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PA Training with a CAMP Specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Denver Metro

Westminster

PA Training with a day camp specialty is coming to Hamp Hut this fall! In addition to learning the valuable skills of assisting younger Girl Scouts in a troop or small group setting, you will specialize in leading larger groups in a day camp setting. You will learn how to:

  • Lead large groups of Girl Scouts in camp songs
  • Assist young girls in a flag ceremony
  • Assist young Girl Scouts with chopping food at camp while using a knife
  • Set up a propane stove
  • Make a foil packet lunch
  • Follow the rules regarding fire and cooking with a dutch oven
  • Create a safe cleaning station for dishes
  • Lead yourself in a professional, safe manner while working with younger girls
  • Be a good role model to younger Girl Scouts

Training will be held at Hamp Hut on Sunday, October 22, 2017. We will start promptly at 10 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m. Please dress in layers! Morning snack, lunch, and dessert will be provided. Bring a mess kit. Please pack separate food if you have any allergies.

Register using our Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYXuaDXjo73UZy-hhc5XdZaiG-nqwLRNGyAo6AfRw1AuncbQ/viewform

Send $20 payment to:
Troop 3972
P.O. Box 549
Broomfield, CO 80038-0549

Trainer: Denine “NY” Dains
email: daycampforscouts@gmail.com
phone: (303)931-1863 (text OK)

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Register for the “Advanced Outdoor Skills” day camp

Submitted by Theresa Szczurek

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Are you looking for outdoor adventure? You are in luck! Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 7 is running an advanced outdoor skills day camp on April 29, 2017 at Mountain View United Methodist Church (355 Ponca Place, Boulder 80303) from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fourth Graders and up with prior camping experience will sharpen outdoor skills in first aid, knots, backpacking cooking, safety and set-up, orienteering, and more.

Register NOW:  https://sites.google.com/site/gsoutdoorskillsdayscolorado/

Questions to: girlscouttroop70007@gmail.com

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Outdoor Skills Day Camp

Submitted by Molly M.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Are you looking for outdoor fun and adventure? You are in luck! Senior Girl Scout Troop 7 is running outdoor skills days.

Get ready for camping fun! The Girl Scout Outdoor Skills day camps on April 22, 2017 (Thornton-regular) and April 29, 2017 (Boulder-advanced) prepare girls for camping and outdoors. Each girl will earn an outdoor skills patch, in addition to learning:

  1.  Knife craft and safety
  2. Compass use
  3. Outdoor cooking
  4. Fire building
  5.  Campsite Set-up
  6. Tent pitching
  7. Emergency first-aid and preparation

Regular Camp: April 22 (Thornton)

Who: 1st Graders and up. No experience necessary

When: 9:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Price: 1 Girl – $17 includes hot lunch and Outdoor
Skills patch

Additional adults: $5/day

Advanced Camp: April 29 (Boulder)

Who: 4th Graders and up. Must have prior camping
experience

When: 9:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Price: 1 Girl – $18 includes hot lunch and Outdoor
Skills patch

Additional adults: $5/day

Register early. A sell-out is expected.

Advanced Payment Required

Website link to register both scouts and adults:
https://sites.google.com/site/gsoutdoorskillsdayscolorado/

Contact Senior / Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 7
at

Girlscouttroop70007@gmail.com

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Fun, new day camps looking for volunteers

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Cadette Troop 63572 is helping to organize two day camps in the Broomfield area this summer. We are looking for PA’s, PAI’s and adult volunteers to help with the camp.

Our site is open for registration for volunteers now! Visit us at www.scoutingforfun.com.

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The Great Outdoors Day Camp

Submitted by Sue Sullivan

Grand Junction

Western Slope

On June 4th, 80 girls attended the The Great Outdoors Day Camp sponsored by Service Unit 122 in Grand Junction at Alamar Stables. Although it was hot, the girls and adult attendees had a great time. Designed to learn some outdoor skills the first thing they learned was what to do with a bandana, each girl received a bandana and put it to good use that day keeping it wet and wrapped around their neck or on their head. Girls rotated to five different booths. They learned about geocaching, how to build a fire, knife safety and trail markings. They learned how to put up a tent with a tent relay.

The Division of Wildlife was there and gave them an archery lesson and a few volunteers with their horses talked to them about horse care. Each girl received a goody bag with pamphlets from the BLM, a whistle from the Division of Wildlife, and a gift from Cabela’s. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and resources to make this day a success.

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Camp Sessions for Brownies

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There are many fun options for Brownies at Girl Scouts of Colorado Summer camps. At this time, here are some wonderful options for your Brownie Girl Scout. Daisies bridging to Brownies this spring or fall will be eligible for these camps.

Register now for an open session. Learn about our entire slate of camp sessions here.

These three sessions at Sky High Ranch are water based and will make a splash with Brownie Girl Scouts!
NEW SH12 Boatload of Fun
NEW SH23 & NEW SH60 Canoe Crazy

Three-day sessions ease brownies (and their parents!) into the summer camp experience. Once they attend for three days, they’ll want to come back the next summer for more!
NEW SH335 Sky High Explorer
TR01 Tri Tom

Girls will spend lots of time in the Sky High Ranch Barn barn at this camp for Brownies.
SH49 Animal Adventures

Troop Camps are for troops and their leaders who enjoy camping in sisterhood with other Girl Scout troops!
SH35 Sky High Troop Camp
TC01, TC03, TC04, TC07 MMR Troop Camp
TC044, TC074 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp
TC02 Outdoor Cooking Troop Camp
TC05 Camp Jackson Troop Camp
TC06 Western Slope Troop Camp

Family Camps allow parents to enjoy a camp experience with their Brownie. Don’t think it’s only Brownies that come! Many families return year after year and are hooked on our family camps! Family camps include lodging, food and amazing Girl Scout camp program led by our all star staff.
FC01 Lazy Acres Me and My Guy
FC03 Me & My Family at Tomahawk Ranch
FC04 Me & My Guy at Tomahawk Ranch
Register now for Girl Scout Camp!
Review camp sessions.
Reserve a Girl Scouts of Colorado Property for your troop/group!
Check out Travel Opportunities for Girl Scouts!
Pay camp balances with CampInTouch, with a Cookie Credit Card or a Gift Card prior to April 30 to lock in Early Bird Pricing!

New Camp Sessions & Changes

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Camp registration has been open since December 9, and our camp directors have worked to open spaces in more popular sessions. Register now for an open session. Learn about our entire slate of camp sessions here.

New sessions added since the camp mailer was delivered to Girl Scouts in November:

Day Camp

DC0481 Babysitting Boot Camp: 6/20-24, Cadette – Ambassador. The American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in babysitter training prepares you to be the best sitter on the block. Eight in ten parents said they’d pay more for a trained babysitter certified by the American Red Cross. Start your babysitting business and learn how to be a safe, professional & reliable sitter. You’ll learn about children’s ages & stages of development, how to hold & feed infants, & how to change diapers. You’ll learn pediatric CPR, first aid, & business savvy. You’ll learn how to handle asthma, inhalers, allergic reactions & EpiPens, while having fun at day camp! For girls ages 11-17. Must be 11 by the last day of camp. At the Colorado Adventure Point in Lakewood.

Troop Camp

TC03 MMR Troop Camp June 17-19 & TC038 MMR Troop Camp Adult Volunteer, Daisy – Adult, Explore the wonders of Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark at Troop Camp. This troop camp offers tabin lodging, meals (Sun dinner – Tues. brunch + snacks), and activities: archery, hiking, teambuilding, outdoor cooking, campfires and more! Programming is led by GSCO staff; troops are supervised by their leaders. The 2 Adults meeting Safety Activity Checkpoints are free. Each troop must have an adult who has completed Overnight Training and an adult who is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Trip & Travel

TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure 7/24-30, Cadettes entering 7th & 8th grade NEW, Seniors, Ambassador, This is an amazing adventure for the horse lover. Starting at Sky High Ranch. we’ll get to know each other and plan our week. We’ll then travel to Bear Basin Ranch outside of Westcliffe where the group goes on a 3 day, 2 night horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, followed by 3 days at “cowgirl camp” where we’ll learn how to ranch, rope & ride. One day is spent whitewater rafting! Pick up will be in Colorado Springs. Girls must be 12 or older. Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Tomahawk Ranch Camps

TR08 Story Tellers 6/12-17, Cadette, Spaces Added! Become part of your favorite books and stories!! Are you an avid reader who loves reading works by new authors? This camp is for girls who love a good story teller, and have active imaginations. We’ll step into some of your favorite books, making your stories come to life. There will be time for general activities too.

TR405 The Dark Side 7/10-21, Cadette, In a land far far away…while the rest of camp is in the light, you will experience camp in the dark! Take over camp at night and learn the secrets of our universe.  Stay up with the stars and sleep in late. Create your own lightsaber and master Darth mind tricks! There will be time for general camp activities too!!

Sky High Ranch Camps

SH12 Boatload of Fun 6/19-6/24, Brownie (NEW!), Junior, Get ready to sample all types of boats – kayaks to canoes to stand up paddle boards! Weather permitting, groups will boat every day and take a day-trip to practice skills. Lounging lake-side and swimming are a must! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include the zipline.

SH155 Night Ninjas 6/19-24, Junior, Night ninjas are known for their camp stealth and adventure! Try your hand at Glow in the Dark Archery, Sleep-in Breakfasts, and Star Gazing.  “You didn’t see anything…!” There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zip line.

SH165 Iron Chef SHR 6/19-24, Cadette, Prepare yourself for an EPIC cooking competition!! Girls will learn outdoor cooking techniques and then battle in teams for the title of Team Master Chefs. The competitions will be filmed and the drama will be shown at the end of the week. Your team will be challenged with secret ingredients and courses. So now Sky High Ranch, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say to you in the words of Ruddy: Allez cuisine! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zip line.

SH23 6/26-7/1 & SH60 7/24-29 Canoe Crazy, Brownie (NEW!), Junior, Crazy about boating? Travel offsite to nearby lakes to kayak, sail, stand up paddle board & swim! Build your own boat & race in the 2nd annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include a zip line.

SH335 Sky High Ranch Brownie Explorer 7/6-7/8, Brownie, Try Sky High Ranch! Explore camp & make new friends, sing around the campfire, visit the barnyard, create crafts, dabble in sports, take a nature walk, make s’mores & more! Does not include zip line.

SH345 Sky High Ranch Junior Sampler 7/6-7/8, Junior, Sample all that Sky High has to offer; dabble in archery, take a trip on the zip, do crafts, make new friends, canoe and more! Campers must be at least 60lbs to ensure they don’t get stuck mid-zip.

SH435 Sky High Ranch Adventure Olympics 7/10-7/15, Cadette, Test your mettle at the First Annual Sky High Adventure Olympics! Events include: zipline, rock climbing, one-hour off-site trail ride, swimming, canoeing, and archery. There will be time for general activities too.

SH445 TV Game Shows 7/10-7/15, Cadette, Want to play TV game shows rather than just watch them? Discover your ninja warrior, race for the clues, learn to survive in the wild, become a fashionista, discover your talent in “Sky High Ranch Has Talent” and so much more! There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zipline.

SH515 Farm Fillies 7/17-7/22, Junior, Farm animals are what it’s all about! Spend your days with Sky High’s animals, grooming & feeding them, then join us for an ol’ fashioned hoe-down with dancing, goodies & more! (Includes a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride.) There will be time for general activities too. Does not include zipline.

SH535 District 14 7/17-22, Cadette, Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills; master other pursuits like canoeing and ziplining! A night under the stars increases your odds of becoming a victor. Participants must be at least 60 lbs to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

Camps cancelled due to lack of interest. Our extended registration season for camp enables us to find just the right mix of programs and interests for girls at Girl Scout Camps!
SH15 & SH43 InTents
SH16 Boatload of Fun
SH34 Wizarding World of Beasts
SH44 Legends of Archery
SH53 Boating Assistant
SH52 Sky High Base Camp
SH53 Boating Assistant
TC014 High Adventure Troop Camp
TC034 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro
TC038 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro – adult
TR18 Novel Idea
TR40 Deep Blue Sea

Register now for Girl Scout Camp!
Review camp sessions.
Reserve a Girl Scouts of Colorado Property for your troop/group!
Check out Travel Opportunities for Girl Scouts!
Pay camp balances with CampInTouch, with a Cookie Credit Card or a Gift Card prior to April 30 to lock in Early Bird Pricing!

Join in Outdoor Skills Day Camp

Get ready for camping fun!  The Girl Scout Outdoor Skills day camps on April 9 (Longmont), April 23 (Thornton), and April 30 (Boulder) prepare girls for camping and outdoors.

Sample of Outdoor Skills to Learn and Improve – Knife Craft and Safety  – Compass Use – Outdoor Cooking – Fire Building – Campsite Set-up / Tent Pitching – Emergency First Aid and Preparation. Each girl will earn an outdoor skills patch.

Who: 1st Graders and up

When: 9:45am—3:45pm after Scouts Own (exact times will be sent)

On Sale Price/Girl: $16 includes hot Sat. lunch and Outdoor Skills patch

Adults free up to required ratios—(1 adult: 4 Brownies or

1 adult: 6 Juniors or 1 adult: 10 Cadettes)

Additional adults: $5/day (this is NOT a drop off event, adults actively participate all day)

Event Maximum:  Up to 100 girls (register early).  Bring a friend.

Register early. A sell-out is expected.

Website link to register both scouts and adults: https://sites.google.com/site/gsoutdoorskillsdayscolorado/

Contact Senior / Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 7 at

Girlscouttroop70007@gmail.com

Girl Scout Boating Camps are making a Splash!

In a place like Colorado, it seems like we are blessed with endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. One thing that is rare though, is chances for aquatic experiences. This summer, GSCO continues the tradition of offering high quality boating camps for a truly unique Colorado water adventure!

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Are you new to boating? Or maybe you’re an old pro but can’t decide on a favorite specialty? Then the Boating Sampler camp from July 25th– 29th is for you! In this camp, campers get to try out a different boating specialty each day to get a taste of everything. Campers will rotate between canoeing, kayaking, sail boating, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding- all taught by certified instructors and on the beautiful Soda Lake in Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison. When not learning new boating skills, there will be plenty of time to splash around under the sun and enjoy the clue waters of this amazing area!

If you’re a more experienced boater, or if you want to become an expert in your favorite type of boating, consider signing up for boating specialty camp from June 20th-24th! In this camp, participants will spend the whole week receiving in depth instruction in their specialty of choice: canoeing, kayaking, sailing boating, or standup paddle boarding/ windsurfing.

Interested in GSCO Boating Camps? Contact Outdoor Volunteers Programs Manger Anna Danila, anna.danila@gscolorado.org for more information. Register now for a boating camp!