Area girls can transform their summer by going to Girl Scout Camp.
This year girls can choose from among 85 camps developed by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin–Badgerland Council. All girls are welcome at Girl Scout camp. If you are not already a member you can pay the $20 registration dues when registering for camp.
Area day camp programs are held at the United Methodist Church in Platteville and include art and nature programs. Additionally, overnight resident camp programs are held at Girl Scout camps around Badgerland Council and include “Fairy Tale Princesses,” “Midnight Mischief,” “Hunger Games,” and “Splish Splash.”
Another exciting offering this year is CampHERO – the first Girl Scout camp of its kind anyplace. The camp was created by Wisconsin female firefighters, paramedics, police officers and paramedics in conjunction with Badgerland Council. Part skill-building and part career exploration, Camp HERO allows girls of every grade level to get a hands-on, insider experience including search and rescue, fingerprinting, CPR and self-defense. CampHERO is held at Camp Brandenburg near Madison and sessions are held for girls in kindergarten through grade 12.
The Girl Scouts also offersGirltime, a summer-fun-by-mail program. Girls entering grades K–5 will receive three packets each month filled with activities and fun and a Girl Scout patch at the end of the program.
Visit badgerlandcamps.org to see all programs offered this summer and to register, or call Girl Scouts, 1-800-236-2710 ext. 4303.