Calendar of Events

August 23, 2014

Service Unit Cookie Manager Training

If this is your 1st or 2nd year in this position your training will take place from 9am-1pm

If this is your 3rd+ year in this position your training will take place from 9-11:30am

RSVP to Terry Mercer at cookies@gscm.org

For more important Cookie Program dates click here.

Start: August 23, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 23, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: GSCM Urban Program & STEM Center

August 20, 2014

CANCELLED–Looking To The Stars

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 
Join us for an evening of exploring the stars and the galaxies above.  The evening will start off with a brief interactive session with the girls in which they get a little information about our galaxy and all of the stars, planets, and galactic “bits” that are part of the place we call home.  Afterwards, the girls will get to do some actual stargazing and might even get to make their own take-home star-gazing instrument!

This event is for Girl Scout Daisies-Juniors

Registration

Start: August 20, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Camp Ilchester
Cost: $10

August 11, 2014

American Girl Scout Day Camp Session 2

American Girl Scout Camp 2 Summer Day Camp is a celebration in being an American Girl Scout!  Each day focuses on the life and times of a different American Girl doll.

Who: Registered Girl Scouts grades K-5

Where:  New Hope Lutheran Church  8575 Guilford Road, Columbia MD 21046. Located right off Route 32 and Route 29 and minutes from Route 95.

Time: 8:30 am ­ 4:15 pm (Monday ­ Friday)

Cost:  $160; Early bird registrations received by May 1 receive a 10% discount.

How to register:  Mail registration form to Marjorie Anderson 6774 Halfcrown Court Columbia MD 21044.

For more information contact, Marjorie at americangirlscoutcamp2@yahoo.com or 443-745-6132.

Start: August 11, 2014
End: August 15, 2014

August 4, 2014

Carroll County Twilight Camp

Camp runs from 6:30-8:30pm each day.
Contact Alexis Powell at apowell@gscm.org for details.

Start: August 4, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 6, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Westminster United Methodist Church

American Girl Scout Day Camp

Celebrate being an “American Girl” Scout and explore history and heritage with your favorite dolls at this 5-day camp.

Who: Registered Girl Scouts grades K-5

Where: Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228

Time: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm (Monday – Friday)

Cost: $160 For girls in grades 1-5; Girls in grades 2-5 may add the optional sleepover for an additional $20

How to register: Contact Pat Disharoon for the registration form and permission slip at 410.233.5337 or americangirlscoutcamp@yahoo.com

Start: August 4, 2014
End: August 8, 2014

August 3, 2014

Resident Camp – Session 8

Grades 2-3

It’s all about the bling at conowingo! Add sparkle and glitz to everything you touch! Use beads, ribbons, and rhinestones to make beautiful jewelry. Have fun when you create a sparkling mosaic or glitter modge podge collage! Make edible glitter and decorate a yummy sweet treat. In between all that glitterfying, enjoy other camp activities too. Grab your sparkly new camp friends and have fun!

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

Grades 4-5

Ikayak
Do you love water sports and great scenery? If so, this is the perfect week for you! You will start your week’s adventure by learning all the basics of kayaking on flat water, performing rescue and safety techniques and practicing paddle strokes. Then, you will go off camp to enjoy the panoramic views as you paddle and explore local waterways. When your arms need a rest, you can relax and participate in other camp activities such as arts and crafts and swimming.

$380  if you register by March 1
$405 to register after March 1

Junior jam
This session is jam packed 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. This is a great introduction for new campers. (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

Just add water!
You and your new mermaid friends will do everything water this week! Go on a creek hike and explore the creatures that swim through conowingo. Spend extra time in the pool, play water games, choose between a polar bear or twilight swim, and paddle around the conowingo lagoon during a canoe session. When you feel waterlogged, dry off and spend some time with arts and crafts, nature activities, solving challenges on the ropes course and more.

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

Grades 6-8

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

Best-o-wingo
Do you love everything at conowingo and want to do it all? Come develop your skills in all specialty areas of camp! Take some trips to the stables for a corral ride. Spend time learning the basics of archery and the fundamentals of canoeing. Challenge yourself by hanging 40 feet in the air on the flying squirrel and practice your rock climbing skills on the wall. And, don’t forget the swimming: enjoy plenty of time in the water. There will still be time to enjoy all the other traditional camp activities. If you’re the active outdoor type, this is the one for you! (horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

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

Spa-tastic!
Come to conowingo and get away from it all—relax and chill while learning tips and techniques for taking care of yourself. You will be able to pamper yourself this week by turning your unit into a camp spa. Relax with soothing music, learn about healthy eating, make natural beauty products, and enjoy stress-less activities like floating in the pool, hula hooping and yoga. You will also be able to spend time enjoying regular camp activities like crafts, nature hikes and campfires. Come chill with us. You will work on the eating for beauty badge.

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

Grades 9-12

Guppy gulch – slumber party edition
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

Duct tape diva
See how versatile duct tape can be. Make a wallet, jewelry, accessories and more with the many new colors and styles of this remarkable resource.  Learn to incorporate duct tape into various decorations as you explore the world of ductigami. Of course, you will still get to enjoy all your camp favorites such as pool, sports, nature, and more.

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

Start: August 3, 2014
End: August 8, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

Riding Camp – Session 8 – 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: August 3, 2014
End: August 8, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

July 28, 2014

Learn to Row – Day Camp

Learn the sport of rowing with coaches and members of Annapolis Junior Rowing Association. Spend time on the water and on land learning boat handling and rowing techniques, general conditioning on the ergometer (rowing machine), and land-based workouts. End the week with a short race to test your rowing skills!

This camp is for girls entering grades 8-12 (grades for Fall 2014)

When: July 28 – August 1, 2014 (9 am – noon, Monday – Friday)
Cost: $250
Registration

What to bring/wear: A large refillable water bottle, tennis shoes and socks suitable for running, a close-fitting top and spandex shorts (loose or overly long shorts are not suitable for rowing and can cause injury if they get caught in the equipment; if you choose to wear them to practice, please layer your spandex shorts underneath), sunscreen and bug spray; a hat or sunglasses if desired.

Questions? Contact mhardy@gscm.org

Start: July 28, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Camp Woodlands

July 27, 2014

Resident Camp – Session 7

Grades 2-3

Water fun
Come meet new friends above and under the sea this week. You and your new two-legged friends will become mermaids and swim into all kinds of adventures. You will make your own bubble wands, spend extra time in the pool and find new underwater friends on a creek hike. Go on a scavenger hunt for sunken pirate treasures and sing all day long. Catch your breath on land when you go on hikes, make sea treasure crafts and relax by the pool.

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

Grades 4-5

Mix n’ match
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

Adventure sports
Do you like all things adventure? During this “extreme” week, you and your team will test your skills on the ropes course, improve your rock climbing technique, learn the basics of canoeing, and aim for the bull’s-eye in archery.  Your group will also choose from a variety of other fun activities such as non-stop cricket, pool volleyball, hula hooping, basketball, and soccer. All of this on top of your favorite camp activities like swimming, creek hikes and more! You will work on your practice with purpose legacy badge.

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

Hogwoods: camp of magic
Are you tired of the muggle world? Then join your sister magicians at conowingo for a week filled with adventure and magic. Find yourself sorted into your “house” (buddies will be kept in the same “house”) before participating in a number of amazing activities. Try your hand at divination, see if you can read your cookie crumbs, study magical creatures, and participate in wizard duels. Take a break to watch a harry potter movie with some popcorn and participate in your favorite camp activities like swimming, campfires and more!

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

Pajama party
Come discover the world that comes to life at night. While other campers are sleeping, you’ll search for creatures active at night; watch for shooting stars in the night sky and go for a twilight swim. Campers will sleep in, go to bed late and have plenty of time to enjoy the fun at camp, just on a different schedule.

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

Grades 6-8

Choose your own
Spend this week deciding with your group what you would like to do. Choose from all the activities conowingo has to offer. You could be rock climbing in the morning, horseback riding in the afternoon and canoeing into the early evening. Or, you could be on the ropes course for a while, take a break in the pool and then do arts and crafts. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

$300 if you register by March 1
$355 to register after March 1

Homemade by you
There is so much cool stuff out there that you can make yourself and we will show you how! Make your own paper and then learn how to make it into a book. You will also make your own candles, learn scrapbooking tips and make your own lip-gloss. If the wild raspberries and blackberries are ready, we may can our own jam for you to take home. When you need a break, no worries, you can head over to the pool, ropes or just enjoy nature!  Girls in this session should bring four 4×6 photos. You will work on the book artist badge.

$340 if you register by March 1
$363 to register after March 1

The Pennsylvania Expedition
Camp Conowingo is only three miles from the Pennsylvania border and the heart of the Pennsylvania dutch country. Come experience and explore this diverse and interesting area through its people, its food and amusement park. You will spend each night at camp but each day will bring a new adventure. You’ll  visit different farm stands and even go on a tour of a local farm; learn about the amish people and even ride in an amish buggy drawn by horses; spend a day exploring the food and satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream from the Strasburg Creamery, then learn how pretzels are made during a pretzel bakery tour. If there is time (and room in your stomach), the Herr’s potato chip factory tour will be your last stop of the day. After all of this, you’re going to have to work off some of the delicious food with a trip to Hershey Park where you will spend the day on the amusement rides. Talk about an expedition!

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

Grades 9-12

The Glee Project
Tell the world who you are! If you like to dance, sing, write, or act, then this is where you want to be. From karaoke and comedy to posing and poetry, explore many types of self-expression. Design an interpretive dance, create a song, and put it to music or write your own poetry or short story and perform for all of camp. This is a chance for you to be you!

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

 

Start: July 27, 2014
End: August 1, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

Riding Camp – Session 7 – 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 27, 2014
End: August 1, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo
 

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