Girl Scouts offer series of all-girl camps this summer
From press release
Michelle Obama, Norah Jones, Sally Ride, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Dorothy Hamill, Sandra Day O’Connor, Katie Couric, Condoleezza Rice—what do these famous women have in common? They all went to camp!
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ all-girl camps continue to inspire local girls to greatness through life-changing camping experiences. Prospective campers are encouraged to register as soon as possible since most sessions fill up quickly. Registration is available online at www.girlscoutsni.org.
2010 camp highlights include the following:
• Little Camp on the Prairie—June 27-July 2, $225, Camp McCormick, Stillman Valley, girls entering grades 3-5: Travel back in time when pioneers trekked across this great country of ours. Live in the covered wagons, learn about natural dyes, and read stories from “American Girl” Kirsten around the campfire.
• Mission: McCormickPossible—June 27-July 2, $250, Camp McCormick, Stillman Valley, girls entering grades 6-8: Grab your hammer and paint brush! You’ll work to create something for you and future campers. Enjoy other fun camp activities in between hammering and painting!
• Platform 9 3/4—July 5-9/18-23, $225 per session, Camp Dean, Big Rock, girls entering grades 6-8: Try your own kitchen chemistry with potions and magic! Mix ingredients, wave a magic wand, and explore the world of science. You’ll also play a game of camp-style Quidditch!
• Crazy ’Bout Animals—July 5-9/25-30, $275 per session, Camp Dean, Big Rock, girls entering grades 4-6: Visit a farm and a zoo where you’ll help take care of animals for the day! Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in other camp activities when returning to camp.
• Kickin’ It Camp Side—July 25-30, $225, Camp Far Horizons, Hanover, girls entering grades 6-8: Are you the ultimate survivor? Can you outwit, outplay, and outlast the rest? We challenge you to compete at some of our toughest camp activities!
Research has confirmed camps build skills necessary to prepare youth to assume roles as successful adults. Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ camps provide a safe environment for girls and families to enjoy traditional camping activities such as swimming, archery, crafts and nature exploration, along with specialized programs including environmental awareness.
Visit Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois online at www.girlscoutsni.org to find out more about how you can be a part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in Northern Illinois. For more information about how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.
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