Calendar of Events

July 22, 2014

GSCM’S 2014- 2015 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE MEETING

Get ready to enter the exciting world of robotics!  This is your chance to join the official GSCM FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team.  FLL is a robotics program designed to get children excited about science and technology- and teach them valuable employment and life skills.  If your girl is interested in joining our FLL team here at the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, please make sure at least one adult is present at our meeting to discuss some important details about our upcoming season.

This event is for parent’s or adults of girls that are interested in the FIRST LEGO League program.

To sign-up, please email lmcclure@gscm.org

Start: July 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: July 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: GSCM Urban Program & STEM Center

July 20, 2014

Resident Camp – Session 6

Grades 2-3

Be brave!
Are you brave like, merida, the princess of dunbroch? Head out to camp and explore how you can change your fate and learn what it means to be your best self! This week you and your new “clan” will learn the basics of archery, visit the stables to learn horse care, go on a scavenger hunt led by conowingo’s will o’ the wisps, and plan a clan party and awards ceremony with queen elinor. Girls will work on your my best self badge.

$316  if you register by March 1
$340 to register after March 1

Grades 4-5

Saddles, paddles and arrows
You will spend your time enjoying horses, archery and canoeing this week. Learn the fundamentals of canoeing and take two trips to the horse stables for corral rides. Top it off with a bulls-eye in archery class. Swimming, making crafts and going on nature hikes are all a part of this adventure-filled week. (horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

$348 if you register before March 1
$375 to register after March 1

Tribute training
At the capitol, Katniss Everdeen learned many important survival skills in the hunger games, now it’s your turn!  Join us at Camp Conowingo’s training center to enhance your tribute skills. You and your fellow tributes will learn fire building, how to find food in the wilderness, practice basic first aid, decorate with camouflage and try your hand at archery too!  Optional: come dressed as a tribute or as your favorite character.  May the odds be ever in your favor!

$348  if you register by March 1
$375 to register after March 1

Grades 6-8

Camp Katniss
Come to conowingo and get in touch with your inner katniss. Spend your week perfecting your aim in archery and enhancing your survival skills. Pay close attention as you learn valuable tips in fire building, first aid, plant identification, shelter construction and camouflaging. Keep the odds in your favor as you conquer obstacles you never imagined you could! Optional: come dressed as a tribute or as your favorite character.

$367 if you register by March 1
$395 to register after March 1

Cast Iron Chef  - Season Four
Learn how to become an outdoor chef this summer as you learn all about new cuisines.  Cook at least one meal a day with your group and learn all kinds of techniques to become conowingo’s season four cast iron chef!  In this version of cast iron chef, you will be given an extreme challenge or mystery ingredient that you must use in your judged dish. At the end of the week, you and your fellow chefs will host a culinary tasting tour of your new cuisines in hopes of winning this summer’s cast iron chef title. Of course, every chef needs to take a break from the flames of competition so cool off in the pool, make table decorations in arts and crafts and do other camp activities.  You will work on the new cuisines legacy badge.

$348 if you register by March 1
$375 to register after March 1

Guppy gulch – slumber party edition - THIS SECTION IS FULL
Do you love water and adventure? Come to camp to meet your guppy gulch crew before heading out to delta, pa for two full days and one overnight of explosive watery fun! Enjoy spending your days at the gulch trying extreme water activities like riding the kayak luge, snorkeling with aquatic life, ziplining into the beautiful quarry water, climbing the floating wall and tons more. Then, spend your night at the gulch relaxing with your group and preparing for the next day’s gulch adventures. When your trip is over, come back to conowingo and enjoy all of your favorite camp activities too!

$465 if you register by March 1
$500 to register after March 1

Grades 9-12

Conowingo Quarter Quell
Come to camp and find out if you have what it takes to outsmart the “gamemakers” at conowingo’s capital. You and your fellow tributes will start your week honing your tribute skills and locating sponsors as you practice fire building, camouflaging, first aid, and archery. Then, following the tribute parade, you and your fellow tributes will compete in the conowingo games—a series of contests that will highlight your various survival skills as you overcome a host of challenges and surprises inside the camp arena. Optional: come dressed as a tribute or as your favorite character.  May the odds be ever in your favor!

$362 if you register by March 1
$390 to register after March 1

Guppy gulch – slumber party edition – THIS SECTION IS FULL
Do you love water and adventure? Come to camp to meet your guppy gulch crew before heading out to delta, pa for two full days and one overnight of explosive watery fun! Enjoy spending your days at the gulch trying extreme water activities like riding the kayak luge, snorkeling with aquatic life, zip lining into the beautiful quarry water, climbing the floating wall and tons more. Then, spend the night at the gulch relaxing with your group and preparing for the next day’s gulch adventures. When your trip is over, come back to conowingo and enjoy all of your favorite camp activities too!

$465 if you register by March 1
$500 to register after March 1

 

Start: July 20, 2014
End: July 25, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

Riding Camp – Session 6 – FULL

THIS SESSION IS FULL

About GSCM riding camp

Whether you’ve been riding for years, are just starting lessons, or simply love horses, we have a riding level just right for you!  New this year at riding camp, girls entering grades 4-12 will experience the joy and adventure of english horseback riding in a safe and comfortable environment.  Conowingo’s equestrian staff have previous experience teaching horseback riding and will provide close and constant supervision during all aspects of the riding program

In the new horseback riding program, campers will be broken into four levels of experience. All program levels will focus on level appropriate horsemanship and horse care.  On every full day of camp, girls will have time in the stables learning about horse health care and riding time to work on skills in the ring and out on the trails. Girls will also learn the care and management of horses, hands on, by helping conowingo’s equestrian staff with feeding, cleaning, and grooming. Riding campers will also participate in other camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, nature exploration and the ropes course, as time allows.

Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat or other conditions that would make riding unsafe for campers or horses.  If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.

Cost to register : $395 before 3/1; $425 after 3/1

How will it work?

Riding camp will be offered each session this summer.  After arriving for their session, girls will complete a written assessment of their experience, riding ability, and horse knowledge.  After the assessment, girls will be placed in the most appropriate skill level.  Each level will be given the opportunity to participate in activities, games, and challenges appropriate to their skill level both on and off the horse.

Please note: camp staff may change a girl’s riding level at any point during the week based on their assessment of her riding ability. This is to ensure her safety, as well as the safety of all riders at camp.

Level 1
Campers do not need any previous horse experience. In this level, girls will learn topics such as, but not limited to, the basics of horsemanship, horse sense, rules for safe riding, parts of the horse and tack, approaching, leading, saddling and bridling, mounting and dismounting, basic riding position, and basic aids and horse control. Girls will use these skills to play horse games and to venture out of the ring and onto conowingo’s trails.

Level 2
Campers need minimal horse experience and must be able to control a horse at a walk. In this level, girls will learn the basics of trail riding and use the skills they have to compete in various games in the ring as well as learning the trot. Girls will also expand their knowledge of horse colors and markings and horse behavior.

Level 3
Campers need to be comfortable around horses and have some experience.  They must be able to groom and tack with limited assistance, mount and dismount without assistance, and control a horse at a trot. In this level, girls will spend most of their riding time outside of the ring on the conowingo trails and the time spent in the ring will be focused on games and exercises. When not riding, girls will focus on areas such as basic horse first aid and horse behavior that will help them to become a stronger, more confident rider.

Level 4
Campers must be experienced and comfortable around horses. They must be able to groom and tack a horse without assistance, control a horse at the walk, trot, and canter, and safely ride in a group.  In this level, girls will use their riding ability to explore the trails, play games, and try new things that you can’t always do in a standard lesson program. Girls will also expand their knowledge of horse behavior and psychology, first aid, and everyday horse care.

Wit 1 & 2
Wrangler in training by application only – ambassadors, grades 11 or 12
Campers must be experienced and comfortable working with horses.  Campers must be able to ride with control and balance and to ride a variety of horses.  As a wit, girls will not only expand their knowledge of horses and horse care, but will learn how to pass that knowledge onto younger campers.  Girls will assist with instruction in horse care, horse sense, and horse behavior and help to lead trail rides and other activities.  Any level of rider can be a wit as long as they are comfortable around horses and willing to learn.

Start: July 20, 2014
End: July 25, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

July 14, 2014

Baltimore City Twilight Camp 2

6pm-8pm each day.
Contact Sara Wolfe at swolfe@gscm.org for details.

Start: July 14, 2014 6:00 pm
End: July 16, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: TBD

July 13, 2014

Resident Camp – Session 5

Grades 2-3

Splish splash
Throw your swimsuit and sunscreen in your bag and plan to stay wet! If that sounds like fun then this is the week for you. Splash around with all of your new friends playing in the pool. Take a break from all the water and enjoy some arts and crafts, nature, sports, and much more.

$302 if you register by March 1
$325 to register after March 1

Grades 4-5

We want it all! -  THIS SECTION IS FULL
Do you want to do everything at Camp Conowingo?  Then this is your chance! Go on creek hikes and cook your own meal over the campfire. See how quickly you can climb the rock wall and work as a team to conquer the ropes course. You will even get a chance to visit the stables and go on a horseback ride in the corral. Make new friends as you sit ‘round the campfire, make arts and crafts, swim and enjoy nature activities. (horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

$348  if you register by March 1
$375 to register after March 1

Mix n’ match -  THIS SECTION IS FULL
Mix n’ match your way through the week with a bit of everything for the first-time camper! Get creative with arts and crafts, spend a session canoeing, learn about nature, get on a horse and go on a corral ride, challenge yourself to get up the rock wall and meet new friends while roasting s‘mores around the camp fire.  (horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

$348  if you register by March 1
$375 to register after March 1

Wet wild & cool
Come to this session and explore the wet and wonderful world of water.  Have some fun in the sun with water balloon volleyball, a splash contest, water aerobics, and many other water related games! When you are not at the pool, have fun participating in a variety of other camp activities such as arts and crafts, ropes course and creek hikes.

$320 if you register by March 1
$345 to register after March 1

Zombie survival
Do you have what it takes to endure a zombie invasion? Learn the survival skills needed to stay alive after the rise of the undead. Learn about edible plants, navigation by the stars, first aid in case of emergencies and other helpful information to keep you from becoming a zombie snack. Whether you have zombies on your lawn or are surrounded by the walking dead, this program can help you make it out alive. Girls will work on the first aid legacy badge.

$330  if you register by March 1
$355 to register after March 1

Grades 6-8

Kamp kayak
During this week, girls and their new friends will have fun learning kayaking and canoeing basics.  Start the week with an introduction to the basics of kayaking on flat water, performing rescue and safety techniques and practicing paddle strokes. Then, girls will have the chance to leave camp to paddle and explore local waterways and enjoy panoramic views and wildlife. Also during the week, girls will have the chance to canoe on our own conowingo lagoon as well as participate in other camp activities such as arts and crafts, nature exploration and swimming.

$413 if you register by March 1
$445 to register after March 1

Water wonderland
Are you like a fish when it comes to the water?  Come to camp conowingo and spend more time in and on the water than on dry land. Enjoy creek hikes, canoeing, and swimming in the pool.  There may even be a chance for a polar bear swim! Take a break at your own water wonderland par-tay where we will break out the giant slip’n’slide, play water games, and toss around water balloons.  Your week will culminate in building a cardboard boat to stay afloat in the end of summer regatta.

$330 if you register by March 1
$355 to register after March 1

Zombie invasion
Wake up the first morning of camp and discover that all that’s left of civilization is a few girls. You have a week to rebuild. How will you survive? Learn how to hide in the woods and identify edible plants, develop a power source, use the sun to clean water and construct a shelter. Perfect your archery skills to defend yourself and practice emergency first aid for treating wounds and amputated limbs. Be careful, zombies are lurking!

$330 if you register by March 1
$355 to register after March 1

Grades 9-12

Moonlight mayhem - THIS SECTION IS FULL
Explore camp by night. Sleep out under the stars a couple of nights. Go on twilight hikes, stargaze, play  flashlight tag, learn about nocturnal animals, throw a glow party, and have a late-night cookout. Learn how to use a star map and hear stories about constellations from different cultures.  Record some of the stories using sequential art techniques. And of course, you get to sleep in!

$340 if you register by March 1
$365 to register after March 1

Triple challenge
During this adventure-bound session, you will travel to the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania to camp out for the week. Think you have what it takes to ride the rapids? We sure think you do! Come challenge some tough rapids on a day trip down river. As if that isn’t enough adventure, challenge yourself with mountain biking, hiking, and disc golfing.

$452 if you register by March 1
$485 to register after March 1

 

Start: July 13, 2014
End: July 18, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

Riding Camp – Session 5 – FULL

THIS SESSION IS FULL

About GSCM riding camp

Whether you’ve been riding for years, are just starting lessons, or simply love horses, we have a riding level just right for you!  New this year at riding camp, girls entering grades 4-12 will experience the joy and adventure of english horseback riding in a safe and comfortable environment.  Conowingo’s equestrian staff have previous experience teaching horseback riding and will provide close and constant supervision during all aspects of the riding program

In the new horseback riding program, campers will be broken into four levels of experience. All program levels will focus on level appropriate horsemanship and horse care.  On every full day of camp, girls will have time in the stables learning about horse health care and riding time to work on skills in the ring and out on the trails. Girls will also learn the care and management of horses, hands on, by helping conowingo’s equestrian staff with feeding, cleaning, and grooming. Riding campers will also participate in other camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, nature exploration and the ropes course, as time allows.

Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat or other conditions that would make riding unsafe for campers or horses.  If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.

Cost to register : $395 before 3/1; $425 after 3/1

How will it work?

Riding camp will be offered each session this summer.  After arriving for their session, girls will complete a written assessment of their experience, riding ability, and horse knowledge.  After the assessment, girls will be placed in the most appropriate skill level.  Each level will be given the opportunity to participate in activities, games, and challenges appropriate to their skill level both on and off the horse.

Please note: camp staff may change a girl’s riding level at any point during the week based on their assessment of her riding ability. This is to ensure her safety, as well as the safety of all riders at camp.

Level 1
Campers do not need any previous horse experience. In this level, girls will learn topics such as, but not limited to, the basics of horsemanship, horse sense, rules for safe riding, parts of the horse and tack, approaching, leading, saddling and bridling, mounting and dismounting, basic riding position, and basic aids and horse control. Girls will use these skills to play horse games and to venture out of the ring and onto conowingo’s trails.

Level 2
Campers need minimal horse experience and must be able to control a horse at a walk. In this level, girls will learn the basics of trail riding and use the skills they have to compete in various games in the ring as well as learning the trot. Girls will also expand their knowledge of horse colors and markings and horse behavior.

Level 3
Campers need to be comfortable around horses and have some experience.  They must be able to groom and tack with limited assistance, mount and dismount without assistance, and control a horse at a trot. In this level, girls will spend most of their riding time outside of the ring on the conowingo trails and the time spent in the ring will be focused on games and exercises. When not riding, girls will focus on areas such as basic horse first aid and horse behavior that will help them to become a stronger, more confident rider.

Level 4
Campers must be experienced and comfortable around horses. They must be able to groom and tack a horse without assistance, control a horse at the walk, trot, and canter, and safely ride in a group.  In this level, girls will use their riding ability to explore the trails, play games, and try new things that you can’t always do in a standard lesson program. Girls will also expand their knowledge of horse behavior and psychology, first aid, and everyday horse care.

Wit 1 & 2
Wrangler in training by application only – ambassadors, grades 11 or 12
Campers must be experienced and comfortable working with horses.  Campers must be able to ride with control and balance and to ride a variety of horses.  As a wit, girls will not only expand their knowledge of horses and horse care, but will learn how to pass that knowledge onto younger campers.  Girls will assist with instruction in horse care, horse sense, and horse behavior and help to lead trail rides and other activities.  Any level of rider can be a wit as long as they are comfortable around horses and willing to learn.

Start: July 13, 2014
End: July 18, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

July 10, 2014

Baltimore County Twilight Camp 2

Contact Rachel Newcomb at rnewcomb@gscm.org for details.

Start: July 10, 2014 6:00 pm
End: July 10, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Baltimore County Twilight Camp 5

Camp runs from 12-2pm both days.
Contact Denise Bell at dbell@gscm.org for details.

Start: July 10, 2014 12:00 pm
End: July 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Dundalk P.A.L.

July 7, 2014

Baltimore County Twilight Camp 7

Camp runs from 9am-4pm both days.
Contact Renee Williams at rwilliams@gscm.org for details.

Start: July 7, 2014 9:00 am
End: July 8, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Pius X Catholic Church

July 6, 2014

Resident Camp – Session 4

Grades 2-3

Fairies & fireflies
Ride on the wings of a firefly to camp conowingo and join us for a week of fairy adventures. Choose your own fairy name, make your own fairy costume and earn your fairy wings at the end of the week. You and your fairy friends will get to go swimming, search for fireflies and create fairy crafts.

$306 if you register by March 1
$330 to register after March 1

Grades 4-5

Saddles, Paddles and Arrows – THIS SECTION IS FULL
You will spend your time enjoying horses, archery and canoeing this week. Learn the fundamentals of canoeing and take two trips to the horse stables for corral rides. Top it off with a bulls-eye in archery class. Swimming, making crafts and going on nature hikes are all a part of this adventure-filled week. (horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

$348 if you register before March 1
$375 to register after March 1

Art-rageous
Come to camp for an outrageous time as you paint, draw, stamp and mold projects, make collages, create lanyards and friendship bracelets, and lots more! Discover the artist within, as you use the beautiful surroundings as your inspiration and make new friends along the way.  Campers also get to enjoy pool time, sports, nature, and more. Girls will work on the jeweler and drawing badges.

$330  if you register by March 1
$355 to register after March 1

Grades 6-8

H2o explosion
This week is all about the amphibious life and girls will do just about everything but sleep in the water. Pack up a picnic and have a floating lunch on the conowingo creek, canoe on the pond and enjoy the giant slip’n’slide. Girls will team up for the best water balloon contest of the summer. Go on a creek hike, swim twice a day and even choose to get up early for a polar bear swim or stay up late for a twilight float!

$330 if you register by March 1
$355 to register after March 1

Hi-tech hide & seek
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: participate in a high-tech treasure hunting game called geocaching, played by adventure seekers like you all over the world. Be on the lookout for girl scout junior pirates as you learn the survival skills needed to keep your unit together. Get to know the trails around conowingo using your gps unit to hide the pirate’s treasure deep in the woods of the uncharted conowingo acres. Girls will pack their bags and hideout from the buccaneers one night by using bear bags, cat holes, white fuel stoves and purifying water to practicing leave no trace. By the end of this high-tech trek, girls will know how to primitive camp and create gourmet outdoor food.

$348 if you register by March 1
$375 to register after March 1

Super hero academy
Do you ever wish you were just like batman or the joker? Then get ready for an adventure of heroic proportions! Girls will become the superhero or super villain of their dreams and dress the part too! You will design logos, masks and more to create the perfect secret identity. Throughout the week, you will use your super powers to discover your own personal “super self,” as you save innocent civilians in daring high ropes rescues or perform epic kitchen raid heists!

$330 if you register by March 1
$355 to register after March 1

Grades 9-12

Beach bums
Spend this relaxing week vacationing on the Delaware coast, exploring the beach, water, nature and excitement of the shore. You will set up camp and spend three evenings at Camp Henlopen. Take a trip to see dolphins (and possibly whales) on a relaxing boat cruise. Enjoy morning and night hikes on the beach. You and your group will also spend some time hanging out at Rehoboth beach where you can enjoy the amusement park rides, play some skeeball or swim in the ocean.

$452 if you register by March 1
$485 to register after March 1

Heroes vs. Villains
Do you ever wish you were just like batman or the joker? Then get ready for an adventure of heroic proportions! You will become the superhero or super villain of your dreams and dress the part too! You will design logos, masks and more to create the perfect secret identity. Through the week, you will use your super powers to discover your own personal “super self,” as you save innocent civilians in daring high ropes rescues or perform epic kitchen raid heists!

$358 if you register by March 1
$385 to register after March 1

Start: July 6, 2014
End: July 11, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo
 

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