What will she do?

Each day of camp will involve your daughter in new and exciting outdoor activities with her unit (a group of 12-20 girls near the same age). While the specific activities will vary based on the program she is attending, all the activities are age appropriate, outdoors, and very hands-on. Throughout the week, she will experience many new things, gain skills, make new friends, build courage, confidence, and character.... And she thinks she is just having fun!

 

All campers will spend an hour in the swimming pool each day, and each unit will have a chance to lead the flag ceremony. Girls will earn Girl Scout Badges during the week.

Sample Schedule

"RazzleDazzle"

7:50am   - Bus leaves Bus stop*

8:20am   - Campers Arrive

8:30am   - Flag Ceremony

8:40am   - Snack

8:50am   - Program A(Dazzling Dance)

10:00am - Program B (Gemstones)

11:10am - Swimming

12:20pm - Lunch

1:00pm   - Program C (Fishing)

2:10pm   - Program D (Craft)

3:20pm   - Snack

4:00pm   - Camp Kapers

4:20pm   - Flag Ceremony

4:30pm   - Campers Depart

5:10pm   - Bus returns to Bus Stop*


*Bus stop times will vary.

July 10-14

8:30am-4:30pm

Camp Shantituck

Please join us for a Tour of Camp Shantituck on Sunday, July 9 at 7:00pm.

You may also enjoy this video tour of the camp.

Let's get creative!  Prepare to put some razzle into your dazzling dance moves, and take your drama to the stage. Break into the sparkle and shine of geology by exploring gemstones, rocks, and crystals. Express yourself while creating outdoor art and photography. Enjoy traditional activities like swimming in the pool, creek exploring, singing, fishing, outdoor skills, crafts, games, and cooking on the campfire. 


Campers are placed into units based on grade. 

Programs and options advance with campers as they get older. 

Program Options
(based on the grade she is entering in fall of 2017)


Campers in this age group are often attending camp for the first or second time, and they get a taste of everything camp has to offer. Swimming in the pool is a favorite activity, and the shallow end is a haven for girls still in the learning process (at least two lifeguards are on duty at all times, and all campers will take a swimming assessment on the first day to determine how deep they are allowed to go in the pool.) For many girls, this is their first chance to go fishing, creek walking, explore nature, and cook on a campfire... and they love it! The girls will learn more songs and games than we can count, and will often come home singing. The campers take great pride in performing the flag ceremony, and in helping to keep our camp clean by completing Kapers. The themed programs are different each year, but are always an engaging, hands-on activity. "Girl Choice" is a session offered a few times throughout the week so that units may repeat favorite activities or try new ones based on what the girls choose. At the end of the week, each unit performs a skit/song at the amphitheater and we all say our goodbyes until next year.


What will she do? Girls entering 1st-3rd grade

  • Swimming, Creek Exploring, Fishing, Outdoor Skills, Crafts, Games, Songs, Cook on the Campfire, Themed Programs, Flag Ceremony, Camp Kapers, Adventure Playground, Caboose, Explore Nature, Girl Choice, Wet-n-Wild, Chill Shack, Make New Friends, and the End of Camp Skit/Song.

Camper Fee: $95


Campers in this age group are just as likely to be returning campers as they are to be new campers, so it is a great opportunity for girls to pass on what they have learned and share new ideas. Campers still get to do all their favorite activities (just for fun, at a slightly higher level, or with an additional challenge), and they have the opportunity to do archery and stay overnight. Archery is always a hit, and crossing the swinging bridge to get there is unforgettable. 

The overnight gives campers the opportunity to extend their fun and experience camp in a new way. Most campers (99% last year) do sign-up to stay overnight and it is a highly anticipated activity. 


What will she do? Girls entering 4th-5th grade

  • Archery
  • Have the option to stay overnight, in platform tents, on Wednesday.
  • Swimming, Creek Exploring, Fishing, Outdoor Skills, Crafts, Games, Songs, Cook on the Campfire, Themed Programs, Flag Ceremony, Camp Kapers, Adventure Playground, Caboose, Explore Nature, Girl Choice, Wet-n-Wild, Chill Shack, Make New Friends, and the End of Camp Skit/Song.

Camper Fee: $95

Overnight Fee: $10  (optional)

 


Most campers in this age group have some camp experience and are ready for a bit more adventure than their standard favorite camp activities. The girls have the opportunity to choose their activities as a unit, practice more advanced skills/activities, and be an example for all the younger campers. They also have the choice to stay overnight, and to take an off-site trip. We offer a different trip each year, and this year it is a trip to Bernheim Forest where they will get hands-on and explore, and snap into the world of photography during a special program. Most campers (99% last year) do choose to stay overnight and take the off-site trip. However, there is plenty of fun at camp for those that do not wish to go on the trip.


What will she do? Girls entering 6th-7th grade

  • Have the option to take an off-site trip.
  • Have options within the schedule (such as outdoor skills, teams course, etc)
  • Archery
  • Have the option to stay overnight, in platform tents, on Wednesday.
  • Swimming, Creek Exploring, Fishing, Outdoor Skills, Crafts, Games, Songs, Cook on the Campfire, Themed Programs, Flag Ceremony, Camp Kapers, Adventure Playground, Caboose, Explore Nature, Girl Choice, Wet-n-Wild, Chill Shack, Make New Friends, and the End of Camp Skit/Song. 

Camper Fee: $95

Overnight Fee: $10  (optional)

Off-site Trip Fee: Bernheim Adventure $55 (optional)


Girl in this age group participate in the transition from campers to Camp Aides within the Aide-in-Training (AIT) Program. The AIT program is a girl-centered and dynamic training that is full of fun and surprises. The main focus is on leadership, decision making, team work, and camp skills. They will have several engaging experiences throughout the week, including developing and leading a program for younger campers. Girls stay overnight on Wednesday and Thursday (Additional  programs and training take place during the overnights, so we ask that she stay for the evening programs even if she will not be staying overnight.). Each girl will be presented with a certificate of completion at the end of the week, and then she has the option to be a Camp Aide in the future (or she can return as an AIT year after year).


Girls interested in being an Camp Aide in the future should take Teen Mentor Core Training offered by the council. Training is on May 21.



What will she do? Girls entering 8th-12th grade

  • Complete the Aide-in-Training program.
  • Make choices about daily activities.
  • Develop and lead a program for younger girls
  • Stay overnight on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Have the following options: Swimming, Creek Exploring, Fishing, Outdoor Skills, Crafts, Games, Songs, Cook on the Campfire, Themed Programs, Flag Ceremony, Camp Kapers, Adventure Playground, Caboose, Explore Nature, Girl Choice, Wet-n-Wild, Chill Shack, Make New Friends, and the End of Camp Skit/Song.

Camper Fee: $95

Overnight Fee: $10

 


Camp Aides are teen volunteers, entering 9th grade and up, who work at camp all week and stay overnight Sunday-Thursday. Girls in the Camp Aide program take a leadership role within a unit of campers and are a core component to a great camp. Evenings are prime fun time and there is usually a surprise outing or treat. The girls will complete 40 service hours. 


Please review the updated requirements to be a Camp Aide on the Volunteer page.  Girls must complete the Area 9 and 12 AIT Program prior to being a Camp Aide.


Yes, you can be a CA after you finish high school. The summer after 12th grade you have the choice to be a CA or an adult volunteer (if you will be 18 years old by the first day of camp).


Girls interested in being an Camp Aide in the future should take Teen Mentor Core Training offered by the council. Training is on May 21.  


Camp Aide Fee: $0.00 You are a priceless volunteer!


We offer a Boy unit and a Pixie unit for the children of volunteers. Boys and Pixies may only be at camp on the day(s) that their adult volunteer is at camp.  They participate in camp activities, and receive a camp shirt and patch.


The Pixie unit is for toilet-trained boys and girls who are 3 years old to entering Kindergarten. Pixies do many of the traditional camp activities, but there are a few accommodations that have been made for these little campers. There is a daily nap/quiet time, easier crafts, less strenuous schedule, and they play in the wet-n-wild area each day (swimming in the pool is not guaranteed and varies year to year and day to day depending on the maturity of those in attendance). Pixies are not allowed in the girl units with a parent/guardian volunteer, but there are many opportunities for the volunteer check on their little one throughout the day.


The Boy unit is for boys who are entering 1st grade to 6th grade (or 11 years old). They participate in all the traditional camp programs and have just as much, if not more, fun than the girls at camp.


Boys and Pixies participating in the Wednesday Overnight is based on volunteer need and is at the Camp Directors discretion.


There must be at least 3 pixies registered to form a Pixie unit, and 3 boys registered to form a Boys unit.


Not allowed at camp: Children in diapers/pull-ups and boys 12-17 years old.


Boy/Pixie Fee: $15


Stay cool at Camp!

In addition to our two creeks and swimming pool, we have some cool ways for campers to safely beat the heat this summer.

 

Chill Shack:

All campers will briefly visit the cabin we have set aside as the "Chill Shack" every afternoon. There will be plenty of ice, water, and popsicles available in this cabin stocked with fans and a cool concrete floor. Air conditioning will be on if the heat index is high.

 

 

 

Wet-n-Wild: 

Campers can enjoy the three lane slip-n-slide, a water sprinkler, and water toys during free time throughout the week.

 

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