Showing posts with label Summer Camp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer Camp. Show all posts

Friday, June 27, 2014

GSNC Announces New Mini Summer Camp Sessions

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently announced the addition of brand new Summer Camp Mini Session for Cadettes. The mini session, offered to all individual Cadette Girl Scouts, ages 11- 13, will be held at Camp Blue Bay in East Hampton, NY on August 4-7, 2014.

“We wanted to offer girls the opportunity to have a complete camping experience even if they are not ready for a full session of sleep-away camp,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director and CEO of GSNC. “Through this unique, four-day camp session Cadettes will be able to learn valuable life skills and also work on team-building activities.”

The August mini session, Adventure Fun, will focus on team-building games and activities on a low ropes course. Girls will get to challenge themselves and their teammates as they complete each element of the course.

Girl Scouts will spend the four days and three nights at Camp Blue Bay participating in campfires and cookouts, nature programs, boating, swimming, arts and crafts and many more traditional outdoor camping activities.

In addition to the Adventure Fun Mini Session, GSNC offers full sessions of sleep-away camps for one, two, three or four weeks at Camp Blue Bay and day camp programs at Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh. Both Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts can join the camp programs as individual campers.

“We are excited to offer new summer camp opportunities for girls,” said Ceravolo. “Girls have created lifelong friendships and memories for many years and we hope they continue to do so for years to come.”

Here are some other Camp Opportunities offered by GSNC:
Summer Opportunities

Fall Opportunities

Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Fun Day Camp Campers add 45 Smiles to Summer of a Million Smiles Count!

It was definitely a day of smiles for the girls who attend GSNC Summer Fun Day Camp’s Sports Spree Games week. Today, 1-800-flowers’ Summer of a Million Smiles program and Paws Unite People joined together to visit the girls at the Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh. 

Paws Unite People taught the girls the basics of dog and cat care, like one of the most important parts of pet ownership is showing your pet love.  The grinning girls were then able to pet and play with the dogs that came to visit the campers…. This was definitely where the Summer of a Million Smiles team saw the most smiles.  At the end of the program, 1-800-flowers team members gave each of the girls Pup-cake in Bloom™ arrangement.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Letter Home: A Day at Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp! By Guest Blogger Catherine Mottola-King

Dear Mom,

Camp Blue Bay is great!  Each day starts with a counselor waking you up and telling you what you’ll need for the day.  Don’t worry, they remind me to put on sunscreen and brush my teeth.  

Canoeing at Camp Blue Bay
Before breakfast, there is a flag ceremony.  Then we eat!  We can sit wherever we want, so I like to sit with my friends (I’ve made a ton... some are Girl Scouts, some aren't, but that's okay because you don't have to be a Girl Scout to go to Girl Scout Camp), my sister (she’s in a different unit), and my favorite swimming counselor.  My favorite breakfast is muffin Monday.  I also have 2 bowls of cereal, they have lots of kinds to choose from.

After breakfast, we met back up with our unit so that we could head for boating.  We sang songs the whole way there.  We put on our PFDs to get ready.  I’m taking canoeing lessons this week.  Today, I learned how to paddle forward and backwards and turn the canoe around.  My friends and I had a great time trying to race the other canoes across the creek.

Friends Working Together at Sleepaway Camp
After canoeing, we went to the sports field for initiatives.  This is one of my favorite activities.  We play lots of games where we all have to work together and there’s no winner.  It’s so much more fun than gym class in school!  We play human knot, where everyone sticks their hands into the circle and grabs other people’s hands.  Then we have to figure out how to “untie the knot” without dropping hands.

Reading During Rest Hour at Camp
Next, it was off to lunch!  Tacos, yum!  After lunch, we had brownies for dessert, and the whole dining hall sings silly songs while we ate them.  After lunch was rest hour, we played board games in our unit, hung out with our friends, and had time to write home and tell you all about the fun we’re having!  

Next is campcraft.  In campcraft, we learn camping skills, like pitching tents and building fires.  This week, we’re learning how to use compasses to find our way.  Today, our counselor gives us coordinates to follow that lead us down a trail.  I can’t wait to show you what I’ve learned!

Swim Lessons at Camp Blue Bay
Afterwards, it’s swimming!  We get lessons first, and our teacher is awesome.  I’m learning how to do sidestroke.  We play a few water games, work on our strokes, and then get time to play Marco Polo before it’s time to get out.  Then, we hit the showers.  The counselors help us wash and do our hair.  The whole unit heads off to dinner wearing pigtails, even the counselors!  After taking the flag down, we eat!  The salad bar is my favorite part of dinner.

After dinner, there are Interest Groups.  We can choose any activity we want.  Some of my friends are going to water aerobics, but I’m excited about tie-dye.  I can’t wait to show you the t-shirt I made!  It’s been a full day, so, we’re heading back to the unit to open our mail, read our books, and head for bed!  I’ll write more tomorrow! 

Thanks for sending me to sleepaway camp!

Your Blue Bay camper