Camp builds problem-solvers! Girls with more frequent outdoor experiences are more likely to seek challenges and are better at solving problems—qualities that will help them embark on a lifetime of leadership, both academically and personally in the future.
Girl Scouts has a long tradition of getting girls into nature. Whether they are learning basic survival skills, going on a hike or cooking over a campfire, every girl deserves the chance to explore the great outdoors. Through Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s Campership program, we provide girls the opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp regardless of her family’s ability to pay.
You can give a girl the time of her life with a gift to the Campership fund. Girls will discover all the wonders of the countryside, take on new challenges, have loads of fun and learn critical life skills every step of the way. While contributions of all amounts are appreciated, a gift of $720 will cover a full week of camp for one girl.
Why is summer camp important?
Camp exposes girls to new experiences! Girl Scout camp gives them a chance to build on their skills or try new outdoor activities. Stimulating activities like camp over the summer months also helps prevent summer learning loss.
Camp builds courage and confidence! Research shows spending time in nature improves concentration and creative reasoning. Outdoor experiences also help promote healthy social development and increase her self-esteem.
In 2019, nearly 2,000 girls attended summer camp at one of GSSJC’s three American Camp Association-accredited programs. There they were able to disconnect from the outside world, overcome sleep-away jitters, try new things, make new friends and take in our natural landscape. Whether a girl’s favorite camp memory is roasting marshmallows, canoeing or nature hikes under the moonlight, she is better because of it.
Every girl should have an opportunity to attend summer camp and with your gift we can make that possible for hundreds of girls this summer.