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Top 10 Benefits of Girl Scout Camp

10. Spend their day being physically active –

As children spend so much time these days inside and mostly sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. Running, swimming, jumping, hiking and climbing! Camp is Action.

9. Experience success and become more confident –

Camp helps girls build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their loves at school.  With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young girls. Girls will accomplish something every day.  Camp teaches girls that they can.

8. Gain resiliency –

The kind of encouragement and nurture girls receive at camp makes it a great environment to endure setbacks, try new (and perhaps a little frightening) things, and see that improvement comes when you give something another try.  Camp helps conquer fears.

7. Unplug from technology –

When girls take a break from TV, computers, electronic games, mobile devices and the internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage with the real world – real people, real activities, and real emotions.  They realize there are fun and interesting things to do outdoors.  Camp is real!

6. Develop life-long skills –

Camp provides the right instruction, equipment and facilities for girls to enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills.  The sheer variety of activities offered at camp, makes it easy for girls to discover, connect and take-action around what they like to do.  Camp expands every girl’s abilities.

5. Grow more independent –

Camp is the perfect place for girls to practice making decisions for themselves.  Girls learn how to manage their daily choices in the safe, caring environment of camp.  Most girls welcome this freedom to blossom in new directions.  Camp helps girls develop who they are.

4. Have free time for unstructured play –

Free from the overly-structured, overly-scheduled routines of home and school, life at camp gives girls much needed free time to just play.  Girls thrive in an environment that provides time for them to relax, laugh and be silly.  At camp girls play!

3. Learn social skills –

Coming to camp means joining a close-knit community where everyone must cooperate and respect each other.  When girls are doing activities together or living in a cabin with others, sharing chores; they learn how to resolve disagreements and see firsthand the importance of sincere communication.  Camp builds teamwork.

2. Reconnect with Nature –

Camp is a wonderful antidote to “nature deficit disorder,” to the narrow experience of modern indoor life.  Outdoor experience enriches a girl’s perception of the world and support healthy child development.  Camp gets girls back outside.

1. Make true friends –

Camp is the place where girls can make their very best friends.  Free from the social expectations pressuring them at school. Camp encourages girls to relax and make friends easily.  All the fun at camp draws everyone together – singing, laughing, talking, playing and doing almost everything together.  Camp creates friendships.