Arrrrrrgh! Join a cast of pirates for a week full of treasures as you Adventure Where You Are! Come explore Camp Whip Poor Will where you’ll learn all about knots and lashing, use contour lines to navigate on a hike, abide by the rules of the seven seas (okay, the camp pond), do some hearty cookouts and piratey crafts! Ahoy matey – we’ll be watching for you!
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 Friday, we'll post the schedule for the next 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're going to "rope" you into tying several knots with us! Follow along and see how many you can remember. Like any skill, practice makes perfect!
Practice your clove hitch and take your outdoor skills to the next level as you learn how to lash. You'll try square, shear, tripod, and diagonal lashing.
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!
Bring your ties and your dyes and join us this afternoon to learn the classic camp tie dye patterns!
Tie Dye is a camp tradition and you probably already know the swirls and the bulleyes. So come and join as we show more advanced patterns!
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.
This hike through Camp Whip Poor Will's main trail helps you learn some trail signs and put your pirate skills to the test on a scavenger hunt to see how many pirate-y items you can find!
Have you ever tried to draw a map of your neighborhood or nearby park so someone else could follow it to a destination (or buried treasure)? If so, how did you draw in the hills and valleys? Not that easy! On this hike, we'll talk about contour and how that could make your hiking a lot easier.
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.
Looking for something new to cook for breakfast? Try this tasty casserole dish that uses Everything Bagels! Just the right amount of seasonings, eggs, cheese and a few other items creates the perfect meal to start your day! End your day with a delicious banana boat.
Here's an easy way to make shish kabobs over a campfire or grill. Grab your favorite items and be creative as you arrange them on your stick! Then, try out this really interesting and gooey dessert - pineapple cobbler. This is also cooked/toasted over the fire 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.
Get ready to have some fun learning about capillary action while watching a colorful rainbow form right before your eyes. You’ll be amazed how three colors can mix using science to create a wonderful rainbow to brighten your day. Come join use for a fun afternoon of learning!
Get ready to have some fun learning about capillary action while watching a colorful rainbow form right before your eyes. You’ll be amazed how three colors can mix using science to create a beautiful rainbow. If you are watching live, you'll have an opportunity to ask an engineer questions.
It's time to gather the supplies you need for camp! Here's everything you'll need to participate in our activities this week:
Tie Dye (Both Sessions)
Pirate Scavenger Hunt
Everything Bagel Casserole
Walking Rainbow (Both Sessions)
Ready to tour Camp Whip Poor Will ? The tour will be taking place in the Summer Camp 2020 Facebook Group on Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm, so be sure to join in advance! We'll post a replay here later in the week.
Now that you've watched how to tie different knots, we challenge you to choose your favorite knot (or several!) then practice! Once you've mastered one or more, share your best photo or video of your knot. Better yet, get creative and make a knot display of some kind to show off your knots! Then, don't forget to 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 Whip Poor Will.
Get ready to hang out with Meringue, a former international camp staff member from New Zealand as she shows you around town and teaches you a little bit about New Zealand culture and a few Maori words.