Every year, we ask our membership a simple question: what do you think our 2020 camp theme should be? Because we’re girl-led, we want our camps to reflect the thoughts of our Girl Scouts.
Last year, we received the idea #GirlScoutCampLife from Girl Scout Brownie Arianna. The year before, we had ‘Camp Like a G.I.R.L.’ For 2020, our winner pulled on her own camp experience for a great camp theme.
The 2020 Camp Theme Survey Contest winner is….
Senior Girl Scout Kaura C. from Olean! Camp name ‘Legacy!’
This November 12, we’re celebrating camp by joining the international celebration and wearing your camp t-shirts! During the day, we’re going to provide a sneak peak of next year’s camp guide and announce the 2020 camp theme!
Make sure you wear your camp shirt and check back in to see what we’re planning for next summer’s camp season.
Two weeks ago, we wrapped up another amazing summer at Girl Scout camp. Our three camps, Camp Timbercrest, Camp Seven Hills, and Camp Piperwood, plus our volunteer-run Camp Windy Meadows, were filled with excited campers and great programming.
More than 2,500 girls from around council attended Girl Scout camp this summer, where they rode horses, went swimming, climbed ropes, learned how to build fires, sang camp songs, and of course, made new friends.
While our outdoor programming runs all year long, summer camp is a special time for girls to gather together and learn new skills while honoring cherished Girl Scout traditions. We hear stories all the time about how important camp was and is to our Girl Scouts past and present and we can’t wait to continue creating memories.
Camp might be over for the summer, but we’re already thinking about next year’s programs. Look for the new camp guides out in January to decide what your camp journey will be in 2020. If you can’t get enough of the outdoors, head to gswny.org where you can learn more about all our outdoor opportunities, including equipment rentals, programming, property rentals, and Outdoor Champions who can facilitate programming for you.
Several tears were shed, but for good reasons. Our campers will be missed and we look forward to seeing them again next year. Hugs were handed out and the fire’s glow dimmed at our closing campfire. Thank you to all of our families for sharing their girls with us this summer.
What a wonderful Wednesday! The rainy day subsided and the girls ran around enjoying all aspects of camp. The horse riders and ropes girls were all in full swing while even our Night Owls returned from their trip, slept, and rejoined the fun around camp. There were so many smiling faces!
Throughout the rain drops, we have enjoyed several activities including camp outs, arts and crafts, drama, and much, much, more. We even sent our Night Owls out for some Lasertron Action! (Pictures to follow on Wednesday!)
Such an eventful day here at 7-Hills, with horseback riding, nature, swimming, and Campers choice. The campers were able to choose rock painting, Disney charades, or kickball at sports. Fun was had by everyone!!
This is such a special Sunday with our last campfire of the season. Our campers finished their swim tests and had pizza for dinner. When the crescent moon hid behind the trees, the campers were sound asleep!