Calendar of Events

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

Riding Camp – Session 4 – 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 6, 2014
End: July 11, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

July 1, 2014

Baltimore County Twilight Camp

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

Start: July 1, 2014 6:00 pm
End: July 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Timonium United Methodist Church

June 30, 2014

Howard County Day Camp: Once Upon A Time At Camp Ilchester – Session 2

Once upon a time at camp, Girl Scouts journey to a storybook land filled with dragons, fairies, magical potions and inventions (STEM) and possibly rescue a prince. Campers will also nature exhibits, archery, songs, crafts, games and dance. Join us and camp happily ever after!

Who: Girl Scouts grades 1-6 (Girl Scouts in grades 7-12 may be a Leadership / Program Aide)

Cost: For girls in grades 1-5: $150; For girls in grade 6: $160 (includes a sleep over); For Program Aide Training (grade 7): $85; For Program Aides (grades 8-12): $25

Transportation: Campers are transported to camp via bus from various points in Howard County.

Registration

Volunteers needed!
Please consider volunteering for both weeks, one week or a minimum of three days. Free training is mandatory and begins in May.

Questions? Visit gshcdc.org or contact gshcdaycamp@yahoo.com

Start: June 30, 2014
End: July 3, 2014
Venue: Camp Ilchester

Deadline to Sponsor a Girl for Summer Camp

Unplugged from computers, televisions, and cell phones, girls at camp rediscover the fun in physical fitness, learn their own strengths, and find their own voices.

Click here for information on how you can give the gift of camp to girls in central Maryland.

Click here to donate now.

Deadline for sponsorship is June 30th!

Date: June 30, 2014

June 29, 2014

Girl Scout Day at Camden Yards

Girl Scouts Color Guard will be on the field before the game.

Giveaway – 1954 Orioles Cap to the first 20,000 fans 15 and over.

Kids (under 14) run the bases after the game.

Patches and scavenger hunt information can be found at the Girl Scout booth on Eutaw Street (NOT at the community booth as in the past).

Tickets are available until 24 hours prior to the game so please GET YOURS NOW! See you at the game!

Click here for tickets.

Click here for the flyer.

Our next Girl Scout Day at Camden Yards will be Sunday, August 31st at 1:35pm vs. Minnesota Twins. Tickets.

For more information email gsdayatcamdenyards@yahoo.com. You can also like Girl Scout Days at Camden Yards on Facebook!

Start: June 29, 2014 1:35 pm
End: June 29, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Camden Yards

Resident Camp – Session 3

Grades 2-3

Gadgets, gizmos and goo!
How can you turn everyday items into amazing gadgets, gizmos, and goo? Explore the fun of science as you make ice cream, glow water, ooey gooey slime and fizzy explosions! Discover how to grow crystals or capture the energy in the air to make a hovercraft hover! Turn your days inside out with crazy fun while you enjoy all the fun of camp conowingo with new friends. Remember to take a break from experimenting to enjoy your favorite camp activities like swimming, hiking, crafts and more! Girls will work on their home scientist badge.

$279 if you register by March 1
$300 to register after March 1

Grades 4-5

Camp sampler
Head out to camp and spend this short week trying out everything camp conowingo has to offer! Meet up with new friends and spend your time going on creek hikes, conquering the ropes course, seeing the view from the top of the rock wall, and cooking a meal over the campfire. Don’t forget to save some time for a visit to the stables for a corral ride, arts and crafts, and of course swimming too!! (horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

$279  if you register by March 1
$300 to register after March 1

Recycle runway
Head to camp this week to learn how you can help create a sustainable environment and look great while doing it! Combine style, imagination and eco-consciousness to create one-of-a-kind clothing designs from recyclable materials.  Work together with your fellow eco-fashionistas to learn ways you can reduce waste by creating beautiful and fun objects from reusable materials. Several materials will be provided, but bring anything you would like to add or reuse from old t-shirts and dresses to candy wrappers and plastic bags. There will also be plenty of time this week for swimming, hiking, and low ropes too! Girls will work on the jeweler badge and sections of the get moving journey.

$307  if you register by March 1
$330 to register after March 1

Grades 6-8

Aqua adventures
Water, water everywhere so make waves! Girls will spend their short week at camp enjoying as many water activities as possible including canoeing, creek hikes, slip ‘n’ slide and sprinkler games. But, it doesn’t stop there, they will also have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely floating lunch and enjoy a twilight swim in the pool.

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

Girls go tech
This week at camp, learn about green design and in the process develop science and engineering skills. Girls will construct a dream studio from start to finish – from brainstorming an idea and creating a floor plan, to building with green materials. Girls will begin this unit by doing different activities that stress human impact on the environment and the current strategies people implement to reduce this impact. Through construction and planning, explore and reflect on energy usage at home and consider ways in which you can change habits and lessen environmental impact.

$325 if you register by March 1
$350 to register after March 1

Grades 9-12

You can’t do that at camp!
Be prepared for some awesome fun during this camp session! Watch movies, sing songs, stay up late, do some yoga, listen to music and even eat delivered pizza!  Of course, you’ll also want to participate in some of the activities you can do at camp—like crafts, swimming, canoeing, ropes and archery. You plan your week because you can do that at camp.

$307 if you register by March 1
$330 to register after March 1

Outdoor artisan
Express your creative side during this short week! Use nature as your inspiration to create art. Take time to be outdoors and enjoy its peacefulness. Learn how to use art to express your feelings. Work on two-dimensional pieces as well as your own personal sketchbook. As a group, create a sculpture out of recyclable materials or a portable mural for display. Girl scout seniors will work on the textile artist badge and girl scout ambassadors will work on the photography badge.

$307 if you register by March 1
$330 to register after March 1

Start: June 29, 2014
End: July 3, 2014
Venue: Camp Conowingo

Riding Camp – Session 3 – 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 : $348 before 3/1; $375 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: June 29, 2014
End: July 3, 2014

June 28, 2014

Baltimore City Twilight Camp

10am-3pm each day.
Contact Tiesha Holiday at tholiday@gscm.org for details.

Start: June 28, 2014 10:00 am
End: June 29, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: GSCM Urban Program & STEM Center
 

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