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Girls Need to Get Outdoors!

Space is still available for girls in grades 1-12 to have a fun, safe place to explore and learn in the outdoors – as all girls may attend Girl Scout camp!

Summer camp benefits children in many ways, including increased self-esteem and confidence, further development of social skills to make new friends, and a greater sense of independence. A recent report by the Girl Scout Research Institute, entitled “More than S’mores: Success and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experience” found that:

- Girl Scouts helps girls get outdoors – 97 percent of girls surveyed said they had done at least one outdoor activity in Girl Scouts during the last year;

- 50 percent of girls surveyed said Girl Scouts provided them with opportunities to experience the outdoors in ways they could not have otherwise;

- About three-fourths said Girl Scouts gave them the chance to build their skills or try new outdoor activities; and

- Girls who participated in outdoor activities in Girl Scouts on a monthly basis were stronger challenge seekers and problem solvers.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Camp Carlson in Bristol offers day campers swimming, arts & crafts, games, cookouts, and archery. A variety of one and two week sessions are offered between June 30 and August 8. Breakfast bunch with drop off as early as 7:00 a.m. is also available. The camp hosts a swimming pool, play field, arts and crafts center, and an amphitheater. The camp also offers older girl leadership programming and apprentice programs for girls who are ready for more leadership activities and would like to become future camp counselors.

A complete list of all camps and their individual programs can be found at www.gsofct.org. For more information, please call 800-922-2770 ext. 3313 or email camp@gsofct.org.


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