Camp is the best adventure of the summer—so join us as we kick off the summer in true Girl Scout fashion! Try your hand at classic camp crafts, learning basic skills to have fun in the outdoors, virtually explore the trails of camp on a hike and learn some traditional cookout recipes.
Along the way, you’ll see some familiar faces, hear some of your favorite camp songs and join us in laughter and fun. It’s your summer, so camp like a Girl Scout!
While we can't hold hands while skipping to our next activity or sitting close around the camp fire, we can still make new friends and spend the summer together—even if we're physically apart.
We've started the Summer Camp 2020 Facebook Group to serve as our virtual campfire! Any Girl Scout member (regardless of council or location!) can request to join.
Each Sunday, we'll post the schedule for the week. We'll do outdoor activities, crafts, campfire recipes, and more! Plus, there will be a few surprises and familiar faces along the way.
For privacy, posts in the Summer Camp 2020 Facebook Group will only be visible to those who join the group. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can start one for free at facebook.com! Otherwise, we'll post replays below that you'll be able to access without a Facebook account.
Join us every day Monday through Friday for camp activities!
The 1 pm sessions are recommended for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (grades K-5) and the 3 pm sessions are recommended for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (grades 6-12), but all are welcome for each session!
Join us on Mondays as we go through different tiers of outdoor living skills for all ages. Follow along while you watch the video and then give it a try!
We'll help you to develop your basic fire-building skills! Learn about safety, what materials you'll need, how to prepare and start your fire, and then how to put it out.
We'll take your fire building to the next level! Learning how to start a fire without matches. You'll start a fire using flint and steel, steel wool and a battery, and a magnifying glass.
Tune in to Facebook live on Tuesdays for our art programming. There will be live sessions with our camp staff where they show you the arts of camp!
Join Nona to learn how to make a God's Eye—a classic Girl Scout camp craft. All you'll need is two sticks and some yarn!
Bring your friendship string and join Ziggy as she teaches you how to make some super awesome friendship bracelets.
No adventure is complete without exploring the outdoors. Join us on Wednesdays as we take you through the trails of our camps—with a twist! Each hike we’ll share some activities you can do on your own, wherever you are.
Hike the newly updated Turtle Ridge trail as we identify trees and plants using leaves and do a few activities along the way.
If you love to hike and are also into photography, come with us on this photo hike! We'll talk about taking your good pictures and making them great by following a few tried and true techniques and tips.
Thursdays are for cooking out! Grab your ingredients and gather round the campfire (or kitchen) for a play by play of how to make some delicious campfire meals and sweet treats.
Follow along as we start our cookouts with something simple but pretty tasty. Everyone likes foil dinners—these are easy to make and awesome to eat. You'll also learn another creative way to make S'mores!
Want something easy to cook but tired of tacos? (That's a trick question, it's impossible to get tired of tacos.) Try something new with this slightly spicy Sloppy Joe Mix. If you're not into meat, we'll also show you the vegan alternative! Then, complete your cookout with Mock Angel Food—the sweetest dessert you'll try on a stick!
Finish out the week by joining our experts in the field of STEM! While most people are encouraged not to try things in their living rooms, you’ll be able to challenge yourself to some pretty awesome science and engineering projects on Fridays.
Learn about how airplanes fly in this virtual workshop! In this session, we will talk about how heavy airplanes manage to lift off the ground and fly. We will also do a couple of experiments with paper airplanes and paper rockets to demonstrate those principles.
Learn about how airplanes fly in this virtual workshop! In this session, we will talk about how heavy airplanes manage to lift off the ground and fly. We will complete experiments to demonstrate those principles. In any remaining time, we would love to have an interactive discussion, and answer any questions participants have about engineering.
It's time to gather the supplies you need for camp! Here's everything you'll need to participate in our activities this week:
Basic Fire Building
Advanced Fire Building
Sloppy Joe Mix (Slightly Spicy)
Lentil Joe Mix (Vegan Style Sloppy Joe Mix)
Mock Angel Food Cake
Paper Airplanes (1 PM Session)
One sheet of paper should be cut into pieces: two pieces approx. 8.5”x1”, and two pieces approx. 4”x4”.
Paper Airplanes (3 PM Session)
Join us as we take you on a tour of Camp Butterworth. We will drive through first so you can get a lay of the camp, and then tour most buildings. This is perfect if you've never been to Camp Butterworth before, or you just miss seeing the familiar sights!
Once you've started your week learning how to light a fire with matches and other methods, we challenge you to choose your favorite method—match, flint and steel, magnifying glass, or something else entirely—then practice! Once you have a great fire going, share your best photo or video of your fire with us in the Facebook Group!
Plus, we'll debrief on Friday, June 5 via Zoom! Be sure to join the Facebook Group for the registration link, or call Customer Care at 888.350.5090 for the link if you don't have a Facebook account.
It's the ultimate quarantine activity! Try out several of our puzzles featuring different scenes from Camp Butterworth.
Get ready to hang out with Zazu, a former international camp staff member from Wales as she shows you around the town she currently lives in—Killarney, Ireland!