2017 Summer Resident Camp: Discover, Connect, Take Action!
The true value of resident camp runs deep. All camp activities are designed to help girls build confidence through personal growth (Discover), develop strong relationships (Connect), and make choices that help their community thrive (Take Action).
And, as with all Girl Scout programs, the Camp Kateri mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Campers have a lot of great choices at Camp Kateri, including two levels of Counselor-in-Training programs and eight different (new!) weekly themes. The 8 weekly themes include the option for girls to either earn an official Girl Scout Skill Building Badge or work on multiple badges at once with the ability to finish the badges after camp.
Although badge work is not the focus of our camp, every girl who attends camp can receive a reward at the end of her week. Each camper can either work on one particular badge for the week or work toward several badges and keep coming back to complete the badges by the end of the summer or finish them with her troop at home.
In addition to the Skill Building Badge work, campers who attend these sessions will ALSO enjoy the traditional resident camp favorites, including canoeing, kayaking, archery, free swim, crafts, campfires, songs and more!
A perennial camp favorite — even before Katniss! Campers learn proper safety and shooting technique, then practice their newfound skills in fun activities like target practice, tic-tac-toe and balloon pop!
Canoeing and Kayaking
These paddling sports are some of resident camp’s quintessential activities. Once campers have mastered paddling techniques, our small-craft instructors turn the fun up even higher with relays, floating lunches and more.
Free swim is a great way to cool off, socialize and stay fit. After taking a swim test at the beginning of the week, campers swim every afternoon and play water games. On the beach, they can build castles before heading back to the water!
Arts and Crafts
Another classic of summer camp activities, crafts are a favorite camp pastime. It’s a nice chance for the girls to slow down, relax and socialize. Our most popular activities include making lanyards, tie-dyeing and painting.
Where else but camp can today’s girls learn how to pitch tents, build fires, tie knots and cook outdoors? Once they’re mastered these camping basics, they’ll be ready to bring their love for camping into a year-round, lifelong passion for the great outdoors.