It's the final week of 2020 Summer Camp! This week we are learning about all things space. From learning new foods, going on a solar system hike, trying new crafts and more —by the end of the week, you'll be over the moon!
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!
Traveling to space is a big task for astronauts and it takes a ton of preparation. While we are here on Earth, it's important to be prepared, too! Learn how to make your own first aid kit so you can be ready for a variety of situations.
Join Yakker as she teaches you how to dehydrate your own food using a dehydrator or the oven.
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 Jigsaw for this fun craft - making your very own snow globe with the solar system inside!
Join Luna as she teaches you how to make galaxy t-shirts!
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.
Our Solar System is huge. There is a lot of space in between planets--millions of miles! Here's a great way to visually see how far each planet is from the sun using a roll of toilet paper and some random objects!
The Sun is the center of our Solar System. Have you ever wondered how big the planets are that revolve around it? Or how far away the planets are from the Sun? Join us for this Solar System Hike and find out how big and far away the planets are on a smaller scale.
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.
Try out this creative alternative to pizza crust - zucchini! And you'll still get to add all of your favorite toppings! Then, finish your meal with some blueberry pancakes (great for breakfast or dessert)!
This great pie iron food has buffalo chicken goodness wrapped up in a biscuit! Then, for a delicious dessert, you can have a classic donut with a nice pineapple surprise!
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.
In week 1, we learned about paper rockets and paper airplanes, but how do butterflies generate lift? Join us as we discover the mysteries of butterfly flight, and make our own 2D wind tunnel using milk, pudding mix, and food coloring to see the vortexes or swirls that develop from a butterfly’s flapping flight.
You can even use these principles of fluid dynamics and laminar or turbulent flow to decorate desserts. The classic Napoleon dessert uses laminar flow to create that special design.
It's time to gather the supplies you need for camp! Here's everything you'll need to participate in our activities this week:
Personal First Aid Kit:
Solar System Snow Globes
Solar System Walk
Pizza Stuffed Zucchini
Buffalo Chicken Hand Pie
Join us for the second half of our tour of Camp Libbey! We will show you inside some of the lodges/buildings at camp so you can see what they look like.
We'll be touring camp in the Summer Camp 2020 Facebook Group on Sunday, July 26 at 5 p.m., so be sure to join in advance! We will also post the tour here later in the week.
Use your imagination and what you have around your house to design and build your own spacecraft! On Friday, share your best photo or video with us in the Facebook Group.
Plus, we'll debrief on Friday, July 24 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 our camp staff.