Benefits of Summer Camp
Within a safe and supportive
environment, girls discover new ideas and skills. They face challenges
and celebrate their successes when they accomplish something they may
never have dreamed possible prior to their camp experiences. Imagine
seeing the elated look on a girl's face when she learns that she's
passed an important swimming skills challenge after previously
struggling to feel comfortable in the water.
Through Girl Scout camps, girls also connect to people and ideas by
learning the value of cooperation and team building. They develop
friendships and memories that can last a lifetime.
Once girls have a basic introduction to these powerful outdoor
experiences through Girl Scout camps, they can advocate for themselves
and others both locally and globally on issues that impact our
environment. Girls gain the confidence and skills they need to take
action to make the world around them better than they found it.
A camp experience:
- Enhances teamwork and social skills through community living and group play
- Develops skills, knowledge and self-confidence through exciting, challenging and fun activities
- Strengthens self-reliance and independent living skills by being away from home
- Provides girls with exciting and enriching opportunities for personal growth
And, at resident camp there is an added
benefit from the extended time that girls participate in their program.
By living away from home, girls increase their self-reliance and
independent living skills. The extended time also allows for enhanced
skill development in activities.
Summer camp also provides girls with guidance by positive adult role
models. Staff members work together to provide a caring and encouraging
environment for all girls. Camp programs are based on Girl Scout
philosophy and are appropriate to the age, interests and abilities of
Our summer camps are magical places where learning and growth go hand in
hand with fun and friendship. Girl Scouts Heart of the South
offers girls a wide range of resident camping options. Parents and
daughters should talk about available camping options well in advance of
registration and plan on attending a Camp Open House.