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Summer Camp

Girl Scout Camp is a place where girls explore nature, take on new challenges, and develop a stronger sense of self — all in a safe, all-girl environment.

This summer, your camper will be the main character in her own adventure story. Whether she's experiencing camp for the very first time, or she's been back every year, she'll find something new and exciting at Camp Kateri and North Fork.

Explore the options, and choose your adventure!

Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts: Apply to be a Counselor-In-Training to facilitate more amazing adventures and camp memories for girls!

Camp Sessions

Week 1

Camptastic - Sampler Camp

Camptastic Sampler Camp
Levels: DB (Grades K-3)
When: June 9- 12
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $225 DB

Love traditional camp activities but prefer a shorter camp session? Experiment with outdoor cooking, sing songs around the campfire and all about the cool things nature has to offer.

Badges: Buddy Camper, Cabin Camper 

S'mores & Outdoors - Resident Camp

S’mores and Outdoors Resident Camp
Levels: Brownie, Junior, Cadette (Grades 2-8)
When: June 9-14
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $425

Kick off the summer outside at your favorite place! Learn camp songs, go swimming, build fairy houses with your new camp friends, and roast s’mores over a crackling campfire.

Badges: Cabin Camper, Camper, Archery 

  
Week 2

Crafty Critters - Sampler Camp

Crafty Critters Sampler Camp
Levels: Daisy, Brownie (Grades K-3)
When: June 16- 19
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $225

Are you a creative and crafty kid? This summer, spend lots of time at Towers Activity Center making all sorts of crafty creations! Get inspired by the outdoors and experiment with clay, use recycled items to create a wind chime and more!

Badges: Outdoor Art Maker, Outdoor Art Creator    

Me & My Guy - Messy Mayhem - Weekend Camp

Me and My Guy – Messy Mayhem Weekend Camp
Levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette (Grades K-8)
When: June 15-16
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $45

Bring your dad (or significant male adult) to camp for a night of messy fun! Start off the weekend with messy relay races and games, water balloons and more! Mud, slime, suds and fun! 

Wacky Works of Art - Resident Camp

Wacky Works of Art Resident Camp
Levels: Brownie, Junior, Cadette (Grades 2-8)
When: June 16-21
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $425

Spend some time getting in touch with your artistic side. Roll up your sleeves as we dig into splatter painting, tie dyeing and a collection of other wacky art projects. Let the zany continue as we have some outdoor fun with water games and messy challenges.

Badges: Outdoor Art Creator, Outdoor Art Explorer, Outdoor Art Apprentice    

  
Week 3

Lead the Way - Resident Camp

Lead the Way Resident Camp
Levels: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador (Grades 6-12)
When: June 23-28
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $425

 CSA week is back but all new! We are taking camp to a whole new level. Choose from a variety of options to spend the week with your closest friends by gaining a certification or trying something completely new! Are you ready to try your hand at babysitting? Earn your certification while you're at camp! Or do you love helping out in the kitchen? Gain skills as you train to become Kitchen Aide certified. Would you rather hit the river? Take your paddling skills down the ___ river for an off camp trip. Want to hit the trees? Take a leap at the Ocala Canopy Zip Lines! Pick and choose how you'll spend the best week of summer! 

  
Week 4

Flashlights & Fairy Tales - Sampler Camp

Flashlights and Fairy Tales Sampler Camp
Levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior (Grades K-5)
When: June 30-July 3
Where: North Fork Leadership Center
Cost: $225

Discover the magical side of camp! Use your imagination – and a little bit of pixie dust – to create a fantastical craft, build fairy houses with new friends, swim like a mermaid and explore the enchanted forest on a hike to discover magical creatures. 

  
Week 5

Make New Friends - Day Camp

Make New Friends Day Camp
Levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette (Grades K-8)
When: July 8-12
Location: North Fork Leadership Center
Cost: $200

Want to experience all that camp has to offer? If so, this is the perfect week for you! Play gaga, go on a hike , spend time at the pool and make crafts. Enjoy a campfire and much more while making new friends and lifelong memories. Ready to stay the night? Sleepover at camp on Thursday night for an optional time to stay up late with your new friends!

Badge: Making Friends (Brownie)

  
Week 6

Me & My Gal - Just Us G.I.R.L.s - Weekend Camp

Me and My Gal – Just Us G.I.R.L.s Weekend Camp
Levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador (Grades K-12)
When: July  13-14
Location: North Fork Leadership Center
Cost: $45

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to a camp for a spa getaway. Spend 24 hours being pampered. Start off with a dip in the pool, homemade spa treatments and dinner over the fire. Wake up Sunday with a yoga session and go lots of homemade spa goodies. 

Camp on the Road - Resident Camp

Camp on the Road Resident Camp
Levels: Cadettes (second-year), Seniors, Ambassadors (Grades 7-12)
When: July 15-19
Location: Bryson City, N.C.
Cost: $650

Let’s hit the road! Join us as we explore the mountains of North Carolina. Girls will sleep in a tent for the week, work as a team preparing their own meals, testing their courage on the zip line and feel the rush of the Nantahala River as they raft down it.  Don’t forget to stop for a selfie as you hike a waterfall. This week is not one to miss! Limited spots available. 

  
Week 7

STEM Adventure - Day Camp

STEM Adventure Day Camp
Levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette (Grades K-8)
When: July 22-26
Location: North Fork Leadership Center
Cost: $200

It’s back! Stem Camp Allows girls to explore the world of Science, technology and more! This year girl will be able to choose a track they are interested in exploring for the week.

Space Explorers - DBJ
Do you love exploring stars and planets? Come learn all about the galaxies and even spend the night to get an up close look at what you’ve been learning about.

Engineers Rock! - JC
Build, design and experiment! Experience what it’s like to be an engineer, plus you never know who will stop by.

  
Week 8

Water Otters - Sampler Camp

Water Otters Sampler Camp
Levels: Daisy, Brownie (Grades K-3)
When: July 28-31
Location: North Fork Leadership Center
Cost: $225

You otter be excited for this camp! Splash into days filled with swimming, slip n slides and water balloon battles. Take some time to dry off and explore the forest of North Fork with hikes and learn about the creatures that live both in and out of the water.    

InSPAration - Resident Camp

inSPAration Resident Camp
Levels: Brownie, Junior, Cadette (Grades 2-8)
When: July 28-Aug. 2
Location: North Fork Leadership Center
Cost: $425

ALL NEW Resident Camp at North Fork! This camp is totally about YOU! Your time to be creative. Your time to be you. Make cool recycled crafts, learn to yoga, mix up spa products, like sugar scrubs, cleansing masks and bath bombs. 

  

Counselor in Training

Serving as a camp counselor is one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, and the Camp Kateri Counselor-in-Training program is an important step toward that exciting path.

About the program

To prepare young women (Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts, high school-age girls) for a possible future position as a camp counselor, the Camp Kateri CIT 1 week* program is designed to:

  • Teach CITs the importance of being an excellent role model for younger campers.
  • Develop leadership skills based on GSLE principles.
  • Offer an overview of group dynamics and developing a fun, safe experiential environment.
  • Introduce program-planning skills, outdoors skills, the basics of camp life and more!
CIT I - June 9-21

Girls who have completed grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 have an opportunity to earn their Counselor in Training I. This week is designed for those have a desire to mentor and work with younger girls in a camp/outdoor environment. This training is designed to help you learn basic leadership skills and techniques that you will be able to apply in a summer camp setting. Girls must apply online and have a short interview with the camp director, as well as attend one weekend of training in the spring. Girls will not be allowed to stay on camp property during the session break.

CIT II - June 9-21

Girls who have completed grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 and have earned their CIT I designation have an opportunity to earn their Counselor in Training II. This week is designed for those have a desire to mentor and work with younger girls in a camp/outdoor environment. This training is designed to help you learn basic leadership skills and techniques that you will be able to apply in a summer camp setting. Girls must apply online and have a short interview with the camp director, as well as attend one weekend of training in the spring. Girls will not be allowed to stay on camp property during the session break.

   

Who can come to camp?

Camp Kateri is Summer Resident Camp open for ALL GIRLS who are already Girl Scout members and girls who are not.

Please note: A current physical from a doctor is required to attend camp. Sports physicals are accepted. The physical must be less than one year old to be valid.

Is she ready for camp?

If your daughter has never spent the night away from home, you may want to start her with a day camp or a short stay such as 1 or 2 nights at resident camp. After that, she can progress into whatever length of camp she desires.

Although age is one factor in readiness for resident camp, a child’s maturity level and personality are more important indicators. Talk to your child. If she is enthusiastic about attending, she will probably enjoy camp. The following questions may help in determining readiness for resident camp.

  • Has your daughter ever been away from home for more than one night without family members?
  • Can she keep up with her personal belongings?
  • Can she take care of her own basic hygiene needs such as showering, toileting, and brushing her teeth without assistance?
  • Can she cope with unfamiliar people, new places, and group schedules?
  • Does she enjoy making new friends?
  • Does she like group situations?
  • Does she enjoy being outdoors? Can she see mosquitos, bugs, or other “nature” friends without being frightened?
Am I ready for my daughter to attend Resident Camp?

Parents and guardians sometimes have a difficult time sending their daughters to resident camp. The following questions will help in your decision making.

  • Can you relax and enjoy yourself when your girl sleeps overnight away from home?
  • Are you prepared to be away from your daughter for several days?
  • Are you willing to have your daughter participate in camp kapers (chores) such as setting tables, cleaning the cabin, sweeping, picking up trash, and cleaning the bathroom?
  • Are you confident in your daughter’s ability to take care of herself, make her own bed, and keep track of her own belongings?
  • Do you believe that camp provides girls with a fun and rewarding experience that builds self-worth and independence?
  • Are you willing to trust the camp staff with the care of your daughter?