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Camping Like a Girl Scout

Our Girl Scout resilience is shining bright this summer camp season! After careful deliberation and review of health and safety guidelines, our council determined that it is best not to hold in-person summer camp sessions. With the difficult decision came a spark of innovation from our camp team! All Girl Scouts can keep active and exploring the outdoors through our virtual summer camp programs. 

Virtual Summer Camp
Our program team is committed to delivering a creative, virtual experience that will keep the spirit of camp going throughout the summer. While many events she was looking forward to are canceled now, she can confidently join this unique year of summer programs. All virtual campers will:

  • Make new friends in sessions with limited capacities so girls can form a bond and participate in team-building activities
  • Explore the outdoors with quick activities that encourage girls to take a break from screen time
  • Practice independence with her own virtual summer camp schedule to follow (a growth opportunity especially crucial during this time!)

Camp Director, Ashley "Chipper" Arnold will be joined by counselors from Camp Liberty as well as familiar faces from virtual program sessions occurring since April. Plus, this is the perfect opportunity for girls to continue their camp journey because all virtual campers will receive the 2020 membership pin! Whether she's new to outdoor programs or Camp Liberty is her second home, she will have fun with Girl Scouts this summer. 

Can't wait to join? Find a session!

Virtual summer camp sessions cost $75 for members of Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Not a member? Join now! Every session includes:

  • Full-week program with daily access
  • 2020 Summer Camp Patch
  • 2020 Camp Liberty Pin
  • Specialized kit with program supplies
  • Earned badges
     
Brownies (Grades 2-3)

Astronaut Adventures
July 6-10, 2020
3, 2, 1... BLAST OFF! Take an exciting adventure into space and learn about the sun, moon, and stars during this weeklong virtual session! Like an astronaut in training, you'll connect with others for an hour each day to study the night sky, make your own star chart and create a solar system bracelet. Girls will also get the chance to build a telescope and test it out later at night while stargazing with family. Wrap up the week by planning a star party for you and your family to enjoy!
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Wild About Animals
June 22-26, 2020
Go wild for animals during this week-long virtual session! Whether they're cute and cuddly, or slimy and scaly, pets are so much fun! Girls will get to connect each day for an hour to learn about different types of animals and the care they need. Hear from a variety of pet owners, like dogs, goats, and horses, and meet their beloved four-legged friends. Every girl will get to adopt a bear, create its habitat, and care for her new friend. 
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Outdoor Art Adventure
July 20-24, 2020
As an artist, you can walk outside and see colors, shapes, and ideas to make any artistic creation. Find out how you can make your own art outdoors, and have fun doing it, during this weeklong virtual experience! Connect with fellow outdoor creators for an hour every day to explore a variety of ways to create art with nature, using your senses. Hear from an artist who uses nature as inspiration for their art, and even make music with nature in mind.
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Juniors (Grades 4-5)

Outdoor Artists
June 22-26, 2020
From murals on buildings to oil paints of landscapes, art and the outdoors go hand in hand! Girls will get to connect each day for an hour with other fellow outdoor artists to get inspired by nature. Explore, create, and design different kinds of art with the natural world in mind. 
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All About Horses
July 6-10, 2020
Get clued into horses and prepared for future riding experiences! Join our Equestrian Manager and fellow equestrians for this weeklong virtual session where you will connect for an hour each day to learn about caring for a horse, horse safety, and different riding techniques. Study the different parts of a horse, hear from a horse expert, and prepare for a future riding experience. Girls who attend this session will receive a $30 voucher for the Spring Weekend Riding Program in 2021, so they can ride before our next summer camp season.
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Outdoor Explorers
July 6-10, 2020
Connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts to learn about planning a camping trip for you and your family! During this weeklong virtual experience, explore the ins and outs of what it takes to plan a trip and go camping. Learn new outdoor skills like knot tying, and using maps, compasses, and GPS units. Explore different types of outdoor cooking methods and recipes to try with family and friends, learn about Leave No Trace principles, and prepare your trip plan to present to your family at the end of the week.
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Hogwarts Academy
July 20-24, 2020
Join your fellow housemates during this magical weeklong virtual session! You'll start the week off by getting sorted into one of the four houses to prepare for a week of studying topics at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Connect each day for an hour with professors to explore Herbology, Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and Charms. Create your own specialized wand, practice spells, and make your own Marauder's Map.
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Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 6-12)

Camp Quest
July 6-10, 2020
Join your fellow wilderness lovers for a one-of-a-kind week-long virtual session in which you'll learn all about planning and going on a camping trip! Girls who attend this session will earn the Troop Camping badge for your specific age level. Girls will learn about budgeting for a camping trip, what and how to pack, what kind of food to bring, and a host of other things! You can even take your passion and knowledge to the next level by going on a trip with your family after the week is over to show off what you've learned!
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Virtual Chef
July 20-24
Earn the Legacy Cooking badge! Girls will get the supplies necessary to try out new ways of cooking their favorite recipes, both indoors and outdoors. During this daily session, girls will receive instruction on how to cook with exciting things like a solar oven and buddy burner. After the session, girls will show off their skills, with their favorite adult, and provide a dish for dinner. You'll want to take lots of pictures to share both your successes and failures! Food requiring refrigeration will not be shipped, and our goal is to use food most households already have on hand, and substitutions are welcome if needed. Girls will receive instructions on any additional supplies to be purchased when packages are shipped.
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Camp Training Programs

Programs Aide (grades 7-8)
June 22-26, 2020
t's time to flex your leadership muscles! During this weeklong virtual program, you will connect with other Girl Scouts from around Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and explore what you a unique leader in your daily life. Learn how to work with Daisies and Brownies, hear from experts, and spend time learning and practicing outdoor skills. After this virtual camp, you'll be ready to lead younger girls in activities and begin logging hours to earn your Program Aide bar.
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The Counselor in Training Sessions are $150 because they are longer sessions and include an in-person opportunity when we are able to meet. 

Counselor in Training I (grades 11-12)
July 20-24, 2020
Join your fellow CIT I friends to have the opportunity to work and connect virtually to build and strengthen your leadership skills online. This program includes a two-hour long session each day, with opportunities to develop the skills to become a truly fabulous leader. CIT's will receive a shipment that includes their manual and specialized programming supplies for the session. There will also be an opportunity for an in-person overnight experience at the end of the summer or fall, depending on the situation. The girls will have several dates throughout the year to engage with younger Girl Scouts, plan programs and practice what they have learned before earning their CIT I pin and necker.
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Counselor in Training II (grades 11-12)
June 22-26, 2020
Join your fellow CIT II friends to have the opportunity to work and connect virtually to build and strengthen your leadership skills online. This program includes a two-hour long session each day, with opportunities to develop the skills to become a truly fabulous leader. CIT's will receive a shipment that includes their manual and specialized programming supplies for the session. There will also be an opportunity for an in-person overnight experience at the end of the summer or fall, depending on the situation. The girls will also have several dates throughout the year to engage with younger Girl Scouts, plan programs, and practice what they have learned before earning their CIT II pin and necker.
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Family Camp

Family Weekend Campout
July 18-19, 2020
Join girls and families across Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois for a virtual campout and experience the magic of camp from the comfort of your own home! We'll kick off the night with a live welcome before dinner. Pick a camp-themed recipe to try out from the activity packet, or fix up your favorite camping meal. Set up your campsite in your yard or create a fort in your house to sleep. Show off your gourmet s'mores, learn Leave No Trace principles, make friendship bracelets, and so much more! There will be a time in between the scheduled activities for you to do activities on your own as well. The night will close with everyone singing camp songs together. Get cozy in your tent or fort and fall asleep to dream of camp magic. Wake up in the morning to cook your favorite camp breakfast and reminisce about all the camp fun you had!
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Email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org with any questions about our virtual summer camp programs!