Girl Scouts Summer Camps
The Girl Scouts of America is one of the largest organisations for females in the USA with a long established tradition of summer camp.
With hundreds of camps all over the country, their mission is to 'build girls with courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place'.
Girl Scout summer camps are for the children to try out new outdoor experiences without worrying about the pressures of the outside world.
Many female leaders, namely Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, are proud Girl Scout alumni and are strong advocates for the organisation.
What to Expect
The opportunity to inspire a group of young girls by embracing the outdoors, throwing yourself into the deep end and leading by example as a strong and independent role model.
Girl Scout camps tend to have nicknames and motifs (kind of like a superhero name) for the staff and build this into a naming ceremony. It’s never too early to start thinking of yours...
What Not to Expect
Much modern technology. While the majority of summer camps try to limit the use of personal technology like phones and ipods, many Girl Scout camps won’t even have electricity, but don’t worry, the great outdoors has everything you need to keep you engaged.
The feeling of being involved in such an enormously strong and long-lived community of strong and confident women.