it’s your camp – love it! summer camp 2011
girl scouts–arizona cactus-pine summer camp
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welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 about our camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 meet the camp directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 open house @ camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 general information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 paying for camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 weeks and themes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 day camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 overnight camps
for grade 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
for grades 2-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
for grades 4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
for grades 6-8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
for grades 9-12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
leadership programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 weekend, troop, and family camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
P.O. Box 21776 Phoenix, AZ 85036-1776 www.girlscoutsaz.org Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
welcome Welcome to the magical world of summer camp at Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, a place where girls can create memories, make new discoveries, develop lifelong friendships and learn new skills. We strive to make camp a place where girls can become the best they can be, learn to care for and protect the environment and feel a part of the camp community. At all of our camps girls are empowered to step outside their comfort zone, take risks and grow as leaders. All the programs and sessions offered through our camps are designed to fulfill Girl Scout Leadership Experience outcomes while challenging girls to do new and exciting activities–some of which are only offered at camp. Please take time to explore which camp is right for your camper. Whether your camper is new to camp or a seasoned veteran, there is a program for her.
Registration begins February 14! Registration is available online, via fax, via mail or walk-in. Need more information? Not sure which program is right for your camper? Give us a call or send us an email–we look forward to hearing from you!
Happy Camping! Rebecca “Glowie” Moody Crystal “Kitty” Kilkenny Michelle “Juniper” Balfe-Keefer Lesley “Ambo” Pakkala Katie “Hobbes” Dailey
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NEW and improved online registration! • Registration begins February 14 • Registration is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE starting February 14 at 8:00am 1. Online registration is the fastest and most accurate way to register. Our registration helpline 602.452.7030 is open from 8am – 5pm or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. 2. Paper registrations received prior to this date will placed in a file and will be registered randomly starting at 8:00am on February 14. We cannot guarantee paper registrations will be registered on the day they are received or that registrations received on or before February 14 will be registered on February 14. 3. Registrations are accepted via online, mail, fax and walk-in. Phone registrations will not be accepted. Online registration access will be available at the council office for registration purposes.
3 Steps for Easy Online Registration 1. START NOW! Go online NOW and activate (current or past members) or create (new members) your user profile to avoid any delay when you are ready to register your camper for her summer camp program! 2. Take a look at ALL the programs we have to offer. 3. Register your camper on February 14 at 8:00am! Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
about our camps Camp Maripai overnight camp • prescott, arizona Camp Maripai is located just outside of Prescott, nestled in the pines and surrounded by peaks the camp is at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Girls may have the opportunity to participate in archery, geocaching, hiking, cookout, arts & crafts, gardening, sports & games, sleeping out under the stars, “all-camp activities” and of course every girl who comes to Camp Maripai can ride a horse!
Shadow Rim Ranch overnight camp • payson, arizona Shadow Rim is a 40-acre camp based along the Mogollon Rim at an elevation of 5,500 feet. Temperatures are usually 10-20 degrees cooler than lower elevations and the temperature at night can become very cool. All girls will participate in crafts, canoeing, outdoor cooking, hiking, creek walking, nature programming, sleeping under the stars, campfires, singing, rock climbing, and the heritage program. Archery is offered to girls who are 9 years old and older. Travel programs do not participate in all camp activities.
Camp Sombrero day camp • phoenix, arizona Camp Sombrero is located on 10 acres at the base of South Mountain. Come swim in our pool, shoot at our archery range, dance with happy feet, sing with loud voices, and use our imagination to create individual oneof-a-kind arts & crafts, meet friends old and new, and join us on our amazing field trips. This summer we will be exploring the world of life stories past and present with our weekly special Woman of Influence.
Willow Springs Program Center overnight and day camp • prescott, arizona Willow Springs Program Center is located just outside of Prescott and is surrounded by towering pines at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Girls will have the opportunity to choose from programs that include drama, ceramics, painting, jewelry making, hiking, outdoor cooking, singing, fiber arts, dance, games and the challenge course.
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
meet the camp directors Rebecca “Glowie” Moody director • shadow rim ranch Glowie has been a Girl Scout for 19 years and even attended Shadow Rim and Camp Maripai as a girl! Her passion for children and fondness for helping others develop and explore, lead her to complete her BS in Special and Elementary Education. Though she no longer works in the school system Glowie loves teaching girls new and exciting skills and truly enjoys spending time up in the cool pines of Payson watching campers take on challenges and grow!
Crystal “Kitty” Kilkenny director • camp maripai Kitty has been working at Camp Maripai since 2003. Starting as a counselor, Kitty worked her way up the ranks as unit leader, program director, and assistant director and will be a first time camp director this year. While not involved in Girl Scouting as a child, she grew up hiking and camping all over Arizona. Kitty learned about summer camp while attending GCC for Elementary Education, and has been in love ever since! Kitty loves working with kids (and horses) and helping them grow into strong leaders.
Michelle “Juniper” Balfe Keefer director • willow springs program center Juniper has been working with youth and families for the past ten years. She holds a BA in Outdoor Recreation and MS in Recreation Administration-Outdoor Pursuits. She has experience coordinating and delivering environmental education, camp and recreation programs. She grew up in the desert of Eastern Washington where she learned of her love for the natural world and outdoor play. She is dedicated to providing safe and meaningful programs for youth.
Lesley “Ambo” Pakkala director • camp sombrero Ambo started her Girl Scout experience as a 6 year old girl in her native England. Being an Imp in Brownies and then graduating into the Girl Guides. (They do it a little different over there). She has served as the Health Supervisor at Sombrero for the past two summers; loving the fact that Sombrero has become her home away from home. In her spare time, she loves to go camping and hiking with her family. Ambo is also a national and state licensed EMT and works in the emergency medical field.
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
open house @ camp You are invited to come and get familiar with Girl Scout staff and camp facilities. Families can tour the lodges, visit activity areas and see a cabin unit. Visitors are not allowed at camp during the camping season, so please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the camps and meet the staff.
willow springs program center 775 N Camp Willow Springs Road • Prescott, AZ 86305 • 928.778.5127 Open House April 17 • 1pm - 4pm June 4 • 10am - 2pm
shadow rim ranch 530 N Shadow Rim Road • Payson, AZ 85541 • 928.474.2438 Open House May 1 • 1pm - 4pm June 5 • 10am - 2pm
camp maripai 201 East Maripai Road • Prescott, AZ 86303 • 928.445.4975 Open House April 17 • 11am - 3pm June 4 • 12pm - 4pm
camp sombrero 1611 East Dobbins Road • Phoenix, AZ 85040 • 602.243.7410 Open House March 26 • 9am - 2pm June 5 • 8am - 10am
taste of summer camp carnival A fun, free event for the whole family! March 26, 2011 • 9am - 2pm • Camp Sombrero What is summer camp all about? This is your chance to come out and enjoy a day of fun filled camp adventures! Do you have burning questions about summer camp, the facilities, health or dining hall procedures? View all camps by slide show and speak directly with the camp directors and staff. Enter a drawing for a free camp session, make a science experiment, enjoy team games, sing songs, shoot arrows, register for camp, purchase camp and Girl Scout merchandise and a lot more! See full event details and description online!
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
general information Not a Girl Scout? Not a Problem! Simply include an additional $12 fee with your deposit.
Health and Safety Our camps meet standards set by Girl Scouts – U.S.A., the American Camp Association, and the Arizona Department of Health Services. The main gate is locked nightly and local law enforcement agencies are notified of our camp sessions. A health supervisor (RN, EMT or ARC Certified First Aider) is on duty at all times during the camp sessions to supervise the health and safety of all campers and to dispense all prescribed medications.
American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited All four of our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and meet safety standards set by GSUSA, and Arizona Department of Heath and Services.
Counselors and Staff Camp Directors recruit and screen mature, qualified staff that has a desire to share their enthusiasm for camping, the outdoors and arts with your camper. We also hire staff from other countries to give your camper the chance to broaden their understanding of other cultures. All camp staff participates in an intensive pre-camp training which includes program, first aid, CPR, camping, human relations skills and drug testing. Specially qualified staff directs the water activities, archery, challenge course, rock climbing and horseback riding areas. Do you know someone who would like to live and work in the cool pines this summer? We are currently hiring for all positions including Nurses, Cooks, Kitchen Staff, Counselors and Program Specialists. Staff must be 18 or have graduated from high school. Want to stay in Phoenix for the summer? Camp Sombrero is also hiring for lifeguards, counselors and program specialists. Contact the council office for more info.
Nurses Needed One of the most important and critical jobs to fill at camps is the Health Supervisor which requires highly specialized training. Because it has become increasingly difficult to find nurses who can live and work the full summer at our camps, we are now looking for several individuals who would “job share” these very important positions at camp. Camp-age campers of the health supervisor can attend at a reduced fee. To be eligible you need to be a registered nurse, EMT or paramedic (licensed in AZ) who would consider living and working at camp for at least one full week (Sunday morning through Friday night). For more information, please call the council and ask for ext. 7191.
Girls with Special Needs (including special diets) Please contact the Camp Director for campers requiring special diets (including severe food allergies), special health care or with mobility limitations over rough terrain. At that time you will be able to discuss the nature of your camper’s needs and gather additional information to determine if the camp can provide the proper support, supervision and necessary accommodations for your camper to have a safe, fulfilling camp experience. To be successful at camp, your camper needs to be independent with self-care (showering, dressing, using the restroom). Your camper needs to be able to function in an 8:1 camper to staff ratio. If you have concerns that functioning at this ratio would be a struggle please consider the Camp PossAbilities session at Shadow Rim Ranch, week 5a.
Buddies at Camp Girl Scout camp is a wonderful way to meet new people. A camper may request ONE “buddy” on her camp registration form. Both campers must register for the same program or session, list each other on their form and must mail registrations and deposits in the same envelope. Buddies can also be requested when completing the online registration process. Make sure you and your buddy are planning this together. Bunk buddy placement is not guaranteed. Large groups and multiple buddy requests CANNOT be accommodated.
Transportation to Camp Parents may drive their campers or register for bus transportation from the Phoenix metropolitan area. We recommend the busing option. This gives girls an opportunity to meet other girls before they arrive at camp. It also reduces the wear and tear on the camp’s natural environment. Resident Camp Buses are equipped with air conditioning and bathrooms and are supervised by bus chaperones. Day camp buses are either school buses or mini-vans. The bus fee for resident camp is $60 and day camp is $80 and is non-refundable. (One way is not available). Bus Locations can be found online. We must have a minimum of 20 campers per bus for day camp. If minimums are not met the bus MAY be cancelled.
Resident Camp Transportation Bus locations listed below. The bus fee is $60 round-trip and is non-refundable. (One way is not available.) • Central Phoenix – All three resident camps! (check-in begins at 9:30am, busses leave at 10:30am) 1625 N Central Ave - Phoenix (Phoenix Art Museum parking lot) • North Phoenix – Prescott camps only! (check-in begins at 10:00am, busses leave at 11:00am) 19205 N 27th Avenue - Phoenix (Sportsman's Warehouse parking lot) • Fountain Hills – Shadow Rim Ranch only! (check-in begins at 10:00am, busses leave at 11:00am) 17218 E Shea Blvd - Fountain Hills (Wendy’s parking lot)
Day Camp Transportation Bus locations listed below. The bus fee is $80 per week round-trip and is non-refundable. (One way is not available.) Your confirmation packet will contain more detailed information about transportation times and locations. We must have a minimum of 20 campers per bus. If minimums are not met, the bus MAY be cancelled. Bussing for Willow Springs Day Camp is included in the fee. Girls must choose a bus stop for Willow Springs Day Camp. • East Central Phoenix Cactus and AZ Hwy 51 (Discount Tire)
• Glendale Glendale Ave and 101 (Cabela’s)
• Chandler Chandler Blvd and 101 (Chandler Fashion Center - Sears parking lot)
Day Camp Drop Off/Pick Up
Bus Stop Drop Off/Pick Up
Drop off: 7:30 - 8:00am each day Pick up: 4:30 - 5:30pm each day Check in will take about 30 mins the first day of camp.
Drop off: 7:00 - 7:15am each day Pick up: 4:45 - 5:15pm each day Persons picking up camper will be required to show a photo ID and sign camper out.
Your camper can ride the bus for free! How? All you have to do is be a bus chaperone! Call 602-452-7000 or email email@example.com Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
Facilities at Camp Sleeping facilities at camp range from dorm style living to platform and traditional tents. Adults and girls do not share sleeping facilities with campers but live in close proximity to each other. All units are equipped with running water, shower houses and toilets.
Cell Phones @ Camp Cell phones are not allowed during any of our camp sessions. Please see the complete policy on our website. Cell phones are expensive and can be lost or stolen and often have spotty reception at camp; cameras on cell phones may create privacy and legal concerns; sending your camper with a cell phone interferes with her ability (and yours) to build a trusting and independent relationship. Any cell phone brought to camp will be secured in the camp office until the camper returns home. Please help us by not sending a cell phone with your camper.
Email One way email, from you to your camper is available through “BunkNotes”. There is a non-refundable fee associated with BunkNotes. Although we try our best to ensure BunkNotes are delivered daily, we cannot guarantee delivery due to the intermittent nature of the Internet at Camp. Bunk Replies will be available for campers to electronically respond to family! Bunk Replies are purchased with Bunk Notes. Campers write their message on the Bunk Replies, the camp faxes the Bunk Replies to Bunk1, and then Bunk 1 will email the Bunk Replies to the designated email addresses. Bunk Replies will not be sent on the last day of camp.
Blogs Each camp will post a weekly blog to help parents stay connected to what is happening at camp. Our blogs might contain pictures and stories but we can, in no way, guarantee pictures or stories about every child. The blog is written with the intention of keeping parents informed of the weather and exciting activities that occur at camp. Check out an example of last year’s blogs.
paying for camp Deposits In anticipation of a camper’s attendance, various expenses are incurred on her behalf such as supplies, equipment, registration and camp staffing costs. Accordingly, there is a non-refundable $30 deposit for each session requested due with the registration form. Forms received without the deposit(s) will be returned. As the registration process continues, this deposit is applied to the session cost. However, if a session is cancelled by the participant, the deposit is retained. If the council must cancel a session the deposit will be returned. Please note that the deposit is not transferable to another camper.
Cookie Dough You can use cookie dough to pay for any or all of your summer camp balance.
Payment of Balance The balance of the camp fee is due by May 1st or two weeks before the start of the session. You will receive an invoice with your confirmation materials as well as an email reminder 3 weeks before your payment due date. Cancellation of registration may occur if payment is not received 2 weeks prior to the start of camp.
Financial Assistance – Camperships Financial assistance is available for a maximum of the cost of a one week camp session to those demonstrating need. GSACPC makes every effort to provide financial assistance so that no girl misses out on the opportunity to attend camp due to lack of funds. If you feel that attending camp would be a financial hardship, please apply for financial assistance. Financial assistance can cover a portion of the fee and even the total fee minus deposit to those demonstrating need. The financial assistance form must be submitted with the registration form. The Financial Assistance Request form can be found online. Fill out the entire form. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Notification will be sent in the mail separate from the confirmation packet. A refundable deposit of $10 must be included with registration. Financial assistance forms MUST be submitted with a registration form!
Online Registration Online registration is available for all programs except for Family Camp. Register online at www.girlscoutsaz.org.
Invoice/Parent Info Packet Invoices and parent packets are sent via email, unless requested otherwise. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe list and watch your email inbox for your camper’s confirmation. Parent packets and forms will also be available online at www.girlscoutsaz.org.
weeks & themes Day Camp starts Monday of each week. Willow Springs Day camp runs Monday thru Thursday. Resident Camp runs Sunday thru Friday (except as noted).
Resident Camps Shadow Rim Ranch, Willow Springs Program Center, Camp Maripai
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5a
June 7 – June 10
June 12 – June 17
June 19 – June 24* Around the World June 26 – July 1*
Outta this World
Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
July 10 – July 15*
July 17 – July 22*
July 24 – July 29
July 31 – August 3
July 5 – July 8 (limited offerings)
* Day Camp at Willow Springs Program Center
Willow Springs Day Camp Willow Springs Program Center
Week 3 June 20 – June 23 Week 4 June 27 – June 30
Week 5 July 11 – July 14 Week 6 July 18 – July 21
*See program descriptions for weekly day camp themes at Willow Springs
Sombrero Day Camp Camp Sombrero
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
June 6 – June 10 June 13 – June 17 June 20 – June 24
Week 5a July 5 – July 9 (limited offerings) Week 5 July 11 – July 15 Week 6 July 18 – July 22
June 25 – July 1
*See program descriptions for weekly day camp themes at Camp Sombrero
week 5a – camp possabilities @ shadow rim 4 day • $195 • week 5a (July 5-8) Always wanted to come to camp but worried you won’t be able to receive the support and attention you need to be successful? Whether you have severe food allergies, need adaptive equipment or just need a higher adult to camper ratio we have got you covered! Come to camp and enjoy all the wonderful joys of the outdoors! You will gain confidence and self-esteem by climbing at the climbing tower, canoeing or kayaking at the Pake, shooting an arrow at archery (for 9 years +) , creating something spectacular at arts and crafts and exploring history at the Heritage house! Campers need to be independent or require minimal assistance with self-care (showering, dressing, and using the restroom) and be successful functioning in a 3:1 ratio with trained staff. In order to provide the most supportive environment possible additional information may be requested prior to the arrival of your camper. For questions contact the Camp Director, Rebecca Moody email@example.com or call 602-452-7193. Depending on your grade you will earn the Outdoor Adventurer Try- It, the Outdoor Fun Badge, or the Camping Interest Project.
day camp • phoenix & prescott, arizona
Day Camp at Camp Sombrero or Willow Springs is a great way to spend the summer! Girls attending day camp will get to spend time with our top notch summer camp staff, sing songs, make arts and crafts, play games, make new friends and even learn something new! Girls at Camp Sombrero will go swimming, go on field trips and learn about a special Women of Influence (WOI) each week. Girls at Willow Springs will play among the tall pines, go hiking and participate in drama and dance classes.
camp sombrero for grades 1-8
(in the fall)
WOI: Jane Goodall week 1 • $175 Learn about wildlife conservation through the eyes of one of the most influential women in that area. We will be visiting the World Wildlife Zoo complete with a primate tour. Make wildlife related arts and crafts, swim like a dolphin in our pool and move like animals in dance. Earn your ‘Animals’ Brownie Try-It; ‘Plants and Animals’ Jr. Badge;
‘Wildlife’ Cadette IP
Medicine Woman WOI: Marie Curie week 2 • $175 • Optional Overnight for Cadettes addt’l $25 Discover how plants are used for medicine around the world. We will learn about Marie Curie, one of the pioneers of the medical practices that we know today. Take a tour of the Desert Botanical Gardens and learn how important plants were in the use of Native American and Hispanic medicine. Make your own home-made remedies for sunburn and cuts with plants. Earn your ‘Plants’ Brownie Try-It; ‘First Aid’ Jr. Badge; ‘Plant Life’ Cadette IP Can You Dig It!
WOI: Mary Leakey
week 3 • $175 Learn about the woman who discovered the some of the oldest bones from the past. Come with us as we go explore and archeology site right here in Phoenix. Take a treasure hunt for ‘bones’ right here on our own ‘archeological site’ at Sombrero! You never know what you may find. Earn your ‘Travel Right’ Brownie Try-It; ‘Rocks Rock’ Jr. Badge; ‘Digging Through The Past’ Cadette IP
Mystery Science WOI: Maria Telkes week 4 • $175 Did you know it was a woman who invented the first Solar Powered equipment to use in homes? We will be making our own solar powered pieces to use, including a solar powered oven. Learn about other useful items we use every day that were invented by women. Take a tour of the Arizona Science Center and use you minds and imagination as your hands are busy with interactive displays. Join us in our ‘Mad Scientist’ lab on site at Sombrero. Earn your ‘Science in Action’ Brownie Try-It; ‘Making it Matter’ Jr. Badge; ‘Why in the World?’ Cadette IP
WOI: Helen Keller week 5 • $175 • Optional Overnight for Cadettes addt’l $25 Beauty is not just in things you can see, it is things you can touch, smell, hear and taste. Come explore the deeper meaning of beauty. Learn to use all of your senses to experience the wonders of our everyday world. But of course Spa Week wouldn’t be Spa Week without our manicures, pedicures and facials! Enjoy our second annual ‘Me and My Pal’ Tea-Party; invite your favorite adult to join you in a morning of pampering. Earn your ‘Senses’ Brownie Try-It;
‘A Healthier You’ Jr. Badge; ‘From Stress to Success’ Cadette IP
Water, Water, Everywhere! WOI: Bethany Hamilton week 6 • $175 What do you do in times of adversity? Learn Bethany’s amazing story of struggle and endurance that wins in the end. Take our field trip to the ever popular Kiwanis Wave Pool, with everyone in tubes having an awesome pool party! While at Sombrero we will be doing lots of water related activities from arts and Crafts to sports and games. Earn your ‘Water Everywhere’ Brownie Try-It; ‘Swimming’ Jr. Badge; ‘Water Sports’ Cadette IP
camp sombrero for grades 6-8
(in the fall)
Elements July 5 – July 9 (2pm pick-up Sat) • $200 This is an overnight, tripping program which starts at Camp Sombrero. Come join us for some extreme trips and activities which are derived from the Elements. With the combined fun of camping, activities and great learning experiences we are maximizing the Cadette Summer Experience. Earn our new Elements Badge for Cadettes.
day camp program aide at camp sombrero grades 8-12 • $40 Share your knowledge and talents while gaining valuable experience working with younger girls under adult supervision. The DCPA is open to any girl that has completed 7th grade by the time she attends camp and has or will attend PA Core Training. DCPA’s will be required to attend an additional day of training in May (TBD) to be a DCPA. Please see more information and specific registration form online.
willow springs program center for grades 1-5
(in the fall)
While spending your days at Willow Springs, you’ll do all the things camp has to offer except sleep! We’ll hike, tie-dye, play with clay, dance and create arts and crafts. Willow Springs day camp is Monday–Thursday. Campers are required to ride the bus to camp from Prescott or Prescott Valley. Session fees include the bus, but please indicate your bus stop on the form. Earn Willow Springs Patch.
Forest Quest week 3 • $120 Explore the forest at Willow Springs. Take a hike around camp to see all the animals that call Willow Springs home. Make nature crafts and enjoy the great outdoors!
Groovy Girls week 4 • $120 Come to camp and do whatever you want! You will work with your counselors to plan your activities. You can choose to go on a hike, spend time in arts and crafts and do some free play outside! It’s groovy to do what you want to do.
Clay and Play week 5 • $120 Want to use your creative side? This week we will explore all the arts Willow Springs has to offer including dance, drama, and ceramics and even spend time in our fabric arts studio!
Making Music week 6 • $120 Learn how to play a song and make your own instrument. You’ll also go on hikes, play field games and go on musical journeys searching for clues along the way.
overnight and day camp • prescott & payson
for grade 1
(in the fall)
Girls going into grade 1 in the fall are our littlest overnight campers! With a high adult ratio these campers will begin to explore the world of summer camp. Girls in this age group will have a chance to spread their wings and participate in a campfire (or two), dance, drama, arts and crafts, make new friends, learn new songs, explore the woods and begin to learn about the magic of summer camp!
willow springs program center Amazing Daises 4 day • $195 • week 1 Calling all Daises! Welcome to the Flower Garden! Join us at Willow Springs where you will learn about plants and animals as well as spend time in the wild garden! You’ll get to make healthy snacks, plant seeds and plants, and explore the outdoors. You’ll also cook outdoors, make s’mores and not to mention making new friends and singing camp songs! You’ll also get to play in the garden inside a small tepee! Award: Watering Can
Fairies and Footsteps 4 day • $195 • week 1 Wood fairies have been spreading their magic deep at Willow Springs. Follow the footsteps of the fairies as we hike trails and explore hidden rocks for fairytales. Figure out riddles and go on scavenger hunts. Take a night hike and bite into glowing fairy berries, make a butterfly mobile and fairy houses. You will also make your very own set of fairy wings, write and act out a fairytale, cook outdoors and sing around the campfire with new friends. Come celebrate the magic at Willow Springs! Award: The Blue Bucket Award
Daisy/Brownie Weekend “Elves of the Forest” June 24-26 • $100 What could be better then searching for magic in the forest? You will spend time with other girl scouts and make s’mores, sing songs, learn some new dance moves and spend time in the Daisy Garden where you can relax in one of our mini-tepees. You will go on nature hikes and scavenger hunts and play lots and lots of games. You’ll even meet some of the Elves that live in Willow Springs. Daisy/Brownie Patch
shadow rim ranch Camp Fun! 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 Let’s have some fun at camp… Daisy style!! We’ll explore and discover all the great things found at camp, including canoeing, climbing, arts and crafts, having a sleep out, going on a creek walk and having a cookout! Through this program and the empowering nature of camp girls will be better able to recognized their strengths & abilities and gain team-building & cooperation skills; not to mention having a blast, meeting new friends and much more! Campers will earn the Blue Bucket Award from the Between the Earth and Sky Journey.
overnight camp • prescott & payson
for grades 2-3
(in the fall)
Campers in grades 2 and 3 are ready to take on the world of summer camp! Each camp has a special program designed uniquely for this age group. Campers will go on hikes, learn more about the outdoors and be in a special place where they can truly be themselves and make new friends.
willow springs program center Elves of the Forest grades k-3 • Daisy/Brownie Weekend June 24-26 • $100 What could be better then searching for magic in the forest? You will spend time with other girl scouts and make s’mores, sing songs, learn some new dance moves, and even spend time in the Daisy Garden where you can relax in one of our mini-tepees. You will go on nature hikes and scavenger hunts and play lots and lots of games. You’ll even meet some of the Elves that live in Willow Springs.
Doodlebugs 4 day • $195 • week 1 Are you creative? Do you like to use your imagination? Then you are an official Doodlebug. Join us at Willow Springs where you will make collages, sit in nature and paint a picture and make your very own bag. You’ll also make bracelets, lanyards, dirt candles and tie-dye. On the final day of camp all of your art work will be displayed in our Gallery. You’ll also enjoy all of your favorite camp activities like singing, cookouts, campfires and so much more. Try It – Outdoor Creativity
Nature Lovers 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 Do you like to hike and watch wild animals? Here at Willow Springs there are many animals that call this place home. If you like to be outside and go on scavenger hunts, see how many bird nests you can find, or look for animal tracks, this is your session. We will hike everyday and keep a watch out for birds, butterflies and bunnies. You will make your own nature detective journal, use scientific equipment and identify three new plants. Try It – Eco-Explorer
Boppin’ Brownies 6 day • $275 • week 3 or 5 If you love to dance, this session is for you! You will spend time in the Willow Springs Dance Studio every day, learning new dance moves and having fun. You will also dance in a show on the last day of camp. As a performer in the show you will make special costumes and fun props that will make the show a big hit. You will make new friends, cook outdoors and make arts and crafts as well. Try It – Dancercize
Camp Rocks! 4 day • $195 • week 8 Do you want to rock? Willow Springs is the place to be if you want to play music, make instruments and sing! If you like to sing or dance, this session is for you. You will have a special performance at the Campfire and test out your newly made instruments and make up a song. In addition to being a rock star, you will also go on hikes, tie-dye and make s’mores! Try It – Making Music and Sounds of Music
Ready to Camp 6 day • $275 • week 5 If you are a girl scout that likes to challenge herself and be outside, you must be ready to camp! This session will prepare you to go camping. You will learn knots, make a shelter, cook outdoors, create healthy snacks and hike in the outdoors. You’ll also learn how to read a map and have s’mores, make new friends and spend time in a teepee that you will help put up! Try It – Outdoor Adventurer and Ready, Set, Go Camping
School of Magic and Tall Tales 6 day • $275 • week 6 Get ready to come to “Magic School” where you make your own crystals, create lightning and make your own bottled tornado! Each day, you and your magical teammates will work together on a special quest. You will discover clues, find buried treasures and learn stories from the past. You will also create your own magic wand and sew your very own cloak. Try It – Science Wonders
camp maripai Maripai Madness 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 Perfect for a first overnight camp experience away from home. Enjoy a taste of camp activities including crafts, games, nature, hiking, singing, a cookout, one horseback riding lesson and working on the Ready, Set, Go Camping Try-It.
Pony Tails 4 day • $220 • week 1 or 8 Come experience your first taste of horses! Learn how to lead, mount, dismount and control your horse at a walk. You’ll also sample other camp activities like games, nature, arts and crafts and a cookout. Participate in two riding lessons. Work on Maripai’s Horse Patch Program.
Splash Camp 6 day • $275 • week 2 or 5 We don’t have a lake and there isn’t a pool, but you’re sure to get wet and you’re sure to stay cool! Have a water fight in the field, go on a creek walk, snack on some watermelon, make a rainbow and work on a special project to help teach other campers about saving water! You’ll also participate in one horseback riding lesson. Work on the “WOW” Journey.
Pioneers 6 day • $330 • week 5, 6, or 7 Great for the returning camper or those with a sense of independence and adventure! Take a step back in time. Make butter the same way pioneers did, tie-dye, cook a meal outdoors, make an old fashioned doll and sleep out under the stars one night (weather permitting). Girls will also participate in two riding lessons. Earn the Listening to the Past Try-It.
shadow rim ranch Brownie Adventure 4 day • $195 • weeks 1 or 8 6 day • $275 • week 3 Want a little bit of everything? Enjoy all the great activities offered at camp, such as hiking, arts and crafts, canoeing, climbing, creek walking, star gazing, explore Shadow Rim’s Heritage House, tons of fun and lots of singing! Campers will earn the Outdoor Adventure Try it and those attending the 6 day session will also earn the Discover Key from the Brownie Quest Journey. Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
Water, Water Everywhere! 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 6 day • $275 • week 4 Love Water? Ready to get out of the heat and make a SPLASH? We have just the place for you! Do you know that Shadow Rim has a small lake (pake) and creeks that flow all year long? Here is your chance to explore them all! You will get to spend extra time canoeing, creek walking, and playing water games; as well as spending time at the climbing tower, arts and crafts and Shadow Rim’s own Heritage house! Earn the Love Water Award from the Wow! Wonders of Water Journey and those campers attending the 6 day session will also earn the Save Water Award from the same Journey.
overnight camp • prescott & payson
for grades 4-5
(in the fall)
Campers in grades 4 and 5 are ready to take over camp! Who’s ready for some action and adventure with friends? This is the age level where archery comes into play and there is something for every girl. You will cook out in your unit, go on hikes and discover something new each day. Camp is going to rock your world!
willow springs program center Girls in the Woods 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to learn more about wilderness survival, make your own first aid kit, build a shelter and cook outdoors? This session is for the girl that loves spending time in the woods. You will learn how to use a map and compass and geo-cache and set up a tent. You will practice your skills and share them with your friends! You’ll also participate in archery and ceramics and make your very own special bandana. Badge – Outdoor
It’s a Slumber Party! 4 day • $195 • week 1 Bring your favorite friend for this extra-long sleepover! You will stay in a cabin with friends while you hang out, stay up late, do your nails and facials and have a late-night dance party in the Big House. You will also go on a night hike, make up skits and after a night of adventure, you get to sleep in the next day and make breakfast in your unit! Badge – Healthy Relationships
Super Sampler 6 day • $275 • weeks 3, 5 or7 Are you the kind of girl who wants it all? During this week-long session you can make a pot in ceramics, shoot an arrow, play drama games, take a hike and show off your dance moves. In between you’ll find time to make s’mores, learn new camp songs and practice tie-dying. You will do everything that Willow Springs has to offer! Super Sampler Patch and work towards the Power of One Award, Agent of Change Journey
The Spotlights on You! 6 day • $275 • weeks 2, 4, 6 or7 Are you a star? Do you like to design or make costumes or sets? Whether it’s dancing or drama, this is the place for you! In addition to your regular camp activities of archery, hiking and ceramics you will be spending your time designing your own costume, trying your hand at stage makeup, learning new dance steps and putting on your own performance at the end of camp! Badge – Theater
Come Clay Around 6 day • $275 • week 4 Visit the Zuni Ceramics Studio here at Willow Springs where you will make a pinch pot, a coil pot, sculpt a figurine, decorate a tile and learn how to glaze your pieces. Spend the remaining parts of your days making new friends and participating in all the general camp activities! Come clay around with us! Badge – Ceramics and Clay
Step up to the Challenge 6 day • $275 • week 3 Ready to step it up? Spend some serious time outside at camp doing archery, hiking, sports and making arts and crafts. Plan and cook three meals in your unit then kick it up a notch and test your limits on the low elements on the Willow Springs challenge course! Spend the rest of your time at camp making new friends and having a blast at camp! Badge – Healthy Relationships
Step up to the Challenge II 6 day • $275 • week 7 Are you ready for more challenges? This session will build your skills as an outdoor leader as each day is a surprise!! Your counselors will give you your quest for the day and then it is up to you to find the solution. You may get to go geo-caching for a hidden treasure, orient a map and use a compass to find a “lost” counselor, or find a solution to the riddle of the day. You’ll also spend more time on the challenge course! Badge – Puzzlers MUST HAVE TAKEN STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE TO REGISTER
Galaxy Gals 4 day • $195 • week 8 We are searching for stars and are looking for girls that love to sing or play music. Bring your instrument to this starry week! By day, you will listen to different songs, make your own musical instruments and perform a song. At night we will go hiking and sleep under the stars. You will find the north star, learn a new constellation and play flashlight tag. Remember; if you already play a musical instrument please bring it to camp! Badge – Music Fan
Art Attack 6 day • $275 • week 6 Are you an artist? How would you like to spend your week painting, drawing and telling your story through your artwork? Come to camp and see how many crafts you can complete in a week. Learn origami, make a pot in ceramics, make a mobile, work with beads and try your hand at painting without a paintbrush! You and your friends will also create a mural sharing your story as scouts. Badge – Drawing and Painting
The Archer and Her Arrow 6 day • $315 • week 2 Do you love archery? Come to Willow Springs and ready your arrows for a week of legend, stories and creativity. You will go on a quest to find the lost Archer’s Arrow and meet the Master Archer of the Springs. You will enhance your skills, learn how to make your own quiver from natural materials, work with your very own bow and make targets. Calling all archers! Council’s Own Archery Badge
camp maripai Camping Bits and Pieces 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 This session is perfect for your first overnight camp experience away from home. Enjoy a sample of activities including crafts, hiking, archery, nature, cookout, one horseback riding lesson, and working on the Camp Together Badge.
Cowgirl Up 4 day • $220 • week 1 or 8 Get a taste of camp and our horse program. You’ll enjoy two riding lessons learning about horse care and basic riding skills. You’ll also sample other camp activities like crafts, archery and cookout. Work on Maripai’s Horse Patch Program.
Horsin’ Around 6 day • $330 • week 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Want to learn all about horses? New and Beginning riders join this session for games that will teach you about horses and group riding lessons to learn basic riding skills. Depending on your readiness and comfort level you might even go on a trail ride the last day. Participate in four riding lessons. Work on Maripai’s Horse Patch Program.
S’mores and More 6 day • $275 • week 2 or 7 Learn to cook in new and fun ways! Sample a variety of outdoor cooking methods including buddy burners, backpacking stoves, and solar ovens, earn the Outdoor Cook Badge! You’ll also participate in archery, crafts, games, nature, sleep out under the stars one night, and visit the barn for one horseback riding lesson.
Outdoor Explorer 6 day • $275 • week 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Try everything that Maripai has to offer including one horseback riding lesson, hiking, geocaching, archery, arts & crafts and more! Learn how to camp without leaving a trace, take part in Maripai’s compost and garden, go on a nature hike, have a cookout and sleep under the stars. Work on the Your Outdoor Surroundings Badge.
Junior Jive 13 day • $495 • two week session – weeks 3 & 4 It’s time to energize with the “Get Moving” Journey! Make cool crafts out of recycled items, discover how animals at camp use energy, interview an energy expert, pack an energizing lunch for a half-day hike out of camp, plan a dance party to get the entire camp moving and more! You’ll also take part in one riding lesson and one trail ride and participate in several archery sessions!
Junior Equestrian 13 day • $660 • two week session – weeks 3 & 4 Interested in spending even more time with the horses at Maripai? Have you already mastered the ability to mount, dismount and control a horse at a walk? Improve your riding skills and enjoy two or three trail rides. Play fun games that will teach you how to care for horses, help you understand them and show you how to build a relationship with a horse. Participate in eight riding lessons Work on Maripai’s Horse Patch Program.
shadow rim ranch Camper Sampler 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 6 day • $275 • week 4, 5 or 7 Do you want to enjoy everything camp has to offer? In this session you will swamp a canoe, climb to new heights, sleep out away from your cabin, become an outdoor chef, blaze the trails, and take aim at the bull’s-eye, discover the past and so much more. Earn the Outdoor Creativity Badge and those participating in the 6 day sessions will also earn the Power of One Award from the Agent of Change Journey.
Climb and Canoe 4 day • $195 • week 8 6 day • $275 • week 2 Looking for something NEW? Well, this is NOT your same Climb and Canoe- let’s take it up a notch! Take to your adventurous side and learn canoeing and climbing. You will learn how to control a canoe without tipping and learn basic climbing techniques on the climbing wall. Enjoy all the camp activities and earn the Adventure Sport badge and the Shadow Rim Climbing patch. (Campers will not climb and canoe everyday however; they have more sessions in these specific programs.)
Shadow Survivor 1 6 day • $275 • week 2 or 6 Can you cross the pake with a raft that you built? Can you crawl through the mud, build your own shelter and be creative with your cooking skills? You and your teammates will be working on these and several other challenges. Don’t worry, no one will be voted off this camp! Campers will earn the Outdoor Fun Badge.
Blast to the Past 6 day • $275 • week 3 Have you ever dreamed about what it would be like to go back in time? Now is your chance! Come check out what it would be like to live in the 19th century and do all the things kids would have done back then! You will make candles, a journal, and a special toy; grow veggies in a garden and even make homemade ice cream! On top of all this you will also get a chance to do “modern” activities like climbing, canoeing, and archery. Earn Shadow Rim Ranch Heritage Patch.
Kayak, Canoe and You 6 day • $275 • week 2, 6, or 7 Jump in and your feet wet! You will spend your days out in the pake learning canoeing, kayaking, swamping, and playing games out on the water! When its time to dry off you will get to take part in all the other activities camp has to offer! Campers will earn the Small Craft Safety Badge.
Bulls Eye 6 day • $275 • week 3 Archers ready? The moment you’ve been waiting for… an archery session at Shadow Rim! Along with all the wonderful normal camp activities such as canoeing, climbing, arts and crafts, heritage and a creek walk you will spend extra time out on the archery range and learn to aim like a pro! You will get to practice on recurve bows as well as Shadow Rim’s new compound bows! Campers will earn the Council’s own Archery Badge.
overnight camp • prescott & payson
for grades 6-8
(in the fall)
You are in need of some time in the woods and camp is waiting for you! Join us at camp where you will be with friends and a great support network of counselors who will make sure you have a blast while learning new things and making lasting friendships. Shoot an arrow, hike in the outdoors and challenge yourself each day.
willow springs program center Friends & Fun 6 day • $275 • week 5 or 7 Bring a friend to camp and hang out! You’ll make your own hammock, take leisurely hikes and go “people tracking”. You’ll also visit the camp activity areas where you will try your hand at ceramics, archery, jewelry making, and fiber arts. You and your friends will also get extra time in your units and make new friends while telling your own personal story. We’ll make s’mores, stay up late and have sleep in breakfasts. Understanding Yourself and Others IP
Yo-Yo 4 day • $195 • week 8 6 day • $275 • week 2 or 6 If you’re a girl who knows what she wants, then it’s time to be a Yo-Yo girl! This is your chance to design your schedule and set your wake-up time! Spend your morning in ceramics, try archery in the afternoon and take a night hike after dark. Stay up late, sleep in, cook out, eat in the lodge-you get to do what your group WANTS to do! Work on Interact Award, aMAZE! Leadership journey
Up in the Trees 6 day • $275 • week 4 or 6 Spend some time in the trees at Willow Springs! You will spend your days on the low and high elements of the challenge course! Challenge yourself to try something new and have a blast in the process! In addition to your time spent on the challenge course you will participate in all the camp favorites including archery, crafts, hiking, making s’mores and ceramics. High Adventure IP
In-SPA-ration 4 day • $195 • week 1 or 8 6 day • $275 • week 6 Want to look and feel your best? Why stay home when you can be at camp having a great time? Come hang out, relax, and do your nails, have a facial, experiment with makeup, learn stress reduction techniques, make your own body glitter and lip gloss or come up with beauty ideas of your own. Create cosmetics out of natural ingredients, try yoga or Pilates, make (and eat!) fruit smoothies, and learn some healthy habits. Work on Peacemaker Award,
aMAZE! Leadership Journey
Music Everywhere 6 day • $275 • week 5 Is music your passion? Do you get caught singing in the shower and tapping your feet at the dinner table? If yes is your answer, come express yourself at Willow Springs. In addition to general camp activities you’ll listen to music, participate in some karaoke and perform on the final day of camp. If you already play a musical instrument bring it with you! On a High Note IP Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
Ready, Set, Action 6 day • $275 • week 3 It’s time to tell your story! Get ready for this amazing week of the visual arts! You will use whatever you can to re-tell your own story including camera, video, dance, song or the spoken word and put on a performance on the last day of camp. You’ll also play drama games, learn about set and costume design and learn some new dance moves. The Performing Arts IP
Wheel it 6 day • $275 • week 3 In addition to general camp activities, you’ll learn to throw a pot on the wheel, make a pinch pot, a coil pot, try some new sculpting techniques, glaze and fire several pieces, and try all of the tools in Willow’s ceramics studio. You’ll also try out woodworking, jewelry-making and weaving as you produce awesome works of art that will be showcased in the Willow Springs Art Gallery on the final day of camp! Artistic Crafts IP
Wheel It II 6 day • $275 • week 7 If you loved learning how to throw a pot on the wheel last summer in Wheel it I, you are ready for more! Meet a local artist who will teach you a new clay-working technique as well as offer some tips on how to start your career as an artist. You’ll also work on several more pieces to add to your collection! MUST HAVE TAKEN WHEEL IT. Visual Arts IP
The Jade Dragon: Martial Arts 4 day • $195 • week 8 6 day • $275 • week 2 Are you alert and aware? Willow Springs invites you on a journey of self discovery and challenge, where you will feel empowered to notice when a situation becomes dangerous and you will be tested by your counselors though several awareness activities. Come prepared to learn different styles of martial arts and self-defense and get a surprise visit by a local hero. Your Best Defense IP
camp mariapi Hold the Reins 4 day • $220 • week 1 or 8 New to camp? Want to learn about horses? This session is perfect for the older Girl Scout who wants to experience all that camp has to offer. You’ll enjoy two riding lessons learning about horse care and basic riding skills. You’ll also sample other camp activities like crafts, archery and cookout. Work on Maripai’s Horse Patch Program.
Saddle Up 6 day • $330 • week 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Whether you are new to horses or continuing on through our Equestrian programs, this session is for you. Learn the basics or continue to improve your riding technique in ring lessons. Take a trail ride, plus enjoy other camp activities like hiking and archery. Participate in four riding lessons, and work on Maripai’s Horse Patch Program.
There’s Fun in the Air! 6 Day • $275 • week 2 or 6 Take a deep breath, and follow your nose to camp! From the fresh scent of the pines to the aromatic herbs grown in our garden, Maripai is the perfect place to indulge in the senses and waft your way through several activities from the “Breathe” Journey! Take a scent hike, make your own lotion, help out in the herb garden and more! You’ll also get to experience many of camp’s general activities, including one horseback riding lesson.
Midnight Madness 6 day • $275 • week 6 or 7 Stay up late and sleep the morning away. Explore a whole new Maripai when the sun goes down. Stargaze, play flashlight tag or glow-stick touch football, take a night hike, or watch a midnight movie on the field! Participate in one horseback riding lesson. Enjoy the traditional camp activities while working on your Camping Interest Project in the afternoons, but at night this camp is all yours!
Hiker Chic 6 day • $275 • week 3 or 4 Looking for adventure? Maripai has plenty to go around! Learn hiking safety and then hit the trails in and out of camp. Hike out of camp several miles for an overnight at Wolf Creek campground - your camping gear will meet you there! Learn how to use a GPS, practice your outdoor cooking, and try letterboxing. Back in camp, you’ll also have time for archery, arts and crafts and one horseback riding lesson! Work on the Backpacking Interest Project.
Hoofbeats 13 day • $660 • two week session – weeks 3 and 4 Designed for intermediate riders. Join us for a 12-day session and learn what it takes to own a horse. Riders must be able to mount, dismount and control a horse and a walk and trot. Improve riding skills and begin to understand how to influence positive behaviors in horses through trust and understanding. Participate in eight riding lessons, and work on Maripai’s Horse Patch Program.
shadow rim ranch Mystery Trip 4 day • $220 • week 1 or 8 6 day • $300 • week 4 Want to try something new? Come join us for a mystery adventure outside of camp! Where you are going is the mystery- but I will tell you that you will spend two days out of camp, making new friends, and camping. If you went on the mystery trip last year- don’t’ worry it will be completely new! Now offering a 6 day session! You will receive a specific packing list for this trip. * Remember we want this to remain a mystery, if you just have to know before signing up please feel free to call or email for more details.
Carabineer Craze 6 day • $275 • week 6 or 7 Challenge yourself on the climbing tower! Spend happy days outside with friends learning climbing techniques, knots and repelling! Along with great times at the tower you will also get to participate in all the other activities camp has to offer, including canoeing, archery, and crafts. Campers will earn the Shadow Rim Climbing Patch and climbing level 1 rocker (a smaller patch which fits around the climbing patch).
Survivor 2 6 day • $275 • week 5 or 7 Are you ready for the challenge? Time to take it to the next level! Work with your “tribe” everyday to complete challenges and earn the “immunity necklace”. You and your tribe will cap off the week with a Final Challenge where you will need all your newly learned skills! There are all NEW challenges involving outdoor skills, a muddy tug of war, mystery foods, and getting down and dirty in the great outdoors! Campers will earn the Outdoor Survival Interest Project and begin to work towards the Interact Award found in the Amaze! Journey.
Trail Mix 6 day • $275 • week 3 Put on a pack and hit the trail! Learn all the basics of backpacking- planning and cooking delicious meals, discover the basics of orienteering, Leave No Trace, outdoor skills and, planning a trip. Put all your new skills together while you head outside the gates of Shadow Rim for a two day backpacking trip! When you are not backpacking you will sample the other camp activities offered at camp. Campers will earn the Backpacking Interest Project.
Paddle Pole and Roll 6 day • $275 • week 2, 5, or 6 Jump on in!! Build your canoeing and kayaking skills, learn rescue techniques, build your own raft and enjoy all the great camp activities offered at Shadow Rim! Campers will earn the Paddle Pole and Roll Interest Project.
Climb On! 6 day • $275 • week 4 or 5 This is a special opportunity for those having already attended Carabineer Craze (either in past summers or even this current summer!) to get the “real” experience! After refreshing and perfecting those skills learned in Carabineer Craze you will get to take a day trip to do some rock climbing on actual rock! Not to worry though, you will still get to participate in all the normal camp activities you enjoy! Campers will earn Shadow Rim’s climbing patch level 2 rocker.
overnight and day camp • prescott & payson
for grades 9-12
(in the fall)
Think you are too old or cool for summer camp? Whether you want to design the latest in fashion, head out for the adventure of your summer, or just laze around camp – we have a program for you! Campers in grades 9-12 are the spirit of camp and will participate in unique experiences.
willow springs program center The Tribe 13 day • $440 • week 5 and 6 You and a small band of young women will live and work together in a tribe. You will travel throughout the camp, choosing your own destinations. You will learn how to identify plants, prepare meals and snacks, plan an overnight hike into the Prescott National Forest, use a map and compass to find fireplace springs and share your knowledge and time with younger scouts. You will also shoot an arrow, make clay whistles and live in a village setting. Bring your backpack and take home your very own first aid kit! Outdoor Survival IP and GS LIA (Leader in Action) Award
Fashion Forward 6 day • $275 • week 4 or 7 Got an eye for fashion and design? Would you want to wear your own art? Learn how to make your own make-up bag, crazy and wild headbands, necklaces and bracelets. Design and create your own shirt or skirt and wear your art down the catwalk at the fashion show! In addition to the general camp program you will also discover the many uses of duct tape! Come join the fun and fashion! Fashion Design IP
Oxford Leadership Program 6 day • $300 • week 3 We are partnering with the Oxford Leadership Academy to bring you an exceptional personal leadership development program. Use reflective practices combined with experiential education to develop your inner leader! You will also participate in traditional camp activities. For more information on this program please visit our website.
Discover Aviation I 6 day • $300 • week 2 Imagine yourself soaring through the open skies! You will log time in the plane and spend time each day at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University or Prescott Airport. You and your team will plan a cross-country flight and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the aviation scenes! Your instructors are experienced female pilots who are a part of an organization known as the 99’s! Check them out here: http://www.phx99s.org/about/default.html Aviation Patch.
Discover Aviation II 6 day • $300 • week 2 Were you inspired by your time with the 99’s and flying a plane! Are you looking for more advanced information and experiences? Discover Aviation II is a session for girls that have taken Discover Aviation I and want to immerse themselves into the power of flight. You will visit Embry Riddle, visit local pilots and hangers and build your skills as you learn more about a career in aviation. Your instructors are experienced female pilots who are a part of an organization known as the 99’s! Check them out here: http://www.phx99s.org/about/default.html Aviation Patch. MUST COMPLETE DISCOVER AVIATION I TO REGISTER Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
Take a Leap! 13 day • $440 • week 5 and 6 Come leap through the air with ease as your team of new friends cheers you on! In addition to general camp activities you will spend time tackling low and high elements on the challenge course. Experience communication, trust, and cooperation and test your own limits as you work to solve a variety of challenges. You will have the time of your life making new friends and participating in all the general camp programs including crafts, ceramics, and archery during this two week session. High Adventure IP
Creation Craze 6 day • $275 • week 4 or 5 Love to create things? Come to camp and make and design a rug, learn about different myths and make masks, create a pinch pot and beads out of clay, make jewelry, paint, tell your own story by making a small quilt and create a master project of your choice to be displayed on the last day for the whole camp to see. Folk Arts IP
Potter’s Heaven 6 day • $275 • week 2 Come spend the week in the Willow Springs Zuni Ceramics Studio getting your hands dirty! You will be making pinch pots, coil pots, lidded boxes and much more. You will also learn glazing techniques and get many chances to throw on the wheel. In between your time spent in the studio you will also get to participate in general camp program including archery, crafts, hiking and s’mores! You will also create a bowl to donate to the 14th annual “Empty Bowls” fund-raiser in Prescott. *the purpose of the fundraiser is to remind the community that hunger also exists locally. Visual Arts IP
WS Dance Crew 4 day • $195 • week 8 You will spend your days getting inspired, learning new styles of dance as well as making your own rhythm instruments. You will learn at least four new styles of dance including line dancing, hip hop, African and contemporary. You and your crew will work to choreograph a live show on the final day of camp, complete with YOU adding your own style with a unique costume. Invitation to the Dance IP
camp maripai Camp Trails 6 day • $330 • week 7 Take the path less traveled and create your own camp experience! Whether you’re seeking an action packed adventure, a ride into the sunset, or a trip down memory lane – you’ll find it here. As a group, you’ll choose your activities which can include blending up some fruit smoothies, winding down with yoga, taking an easy going hike or trail ride out of camp, spending time at the archery range or playing games with the little kids in camp. You’ll spend an hour at the Barn each day, but the rest is up to you!
Natural Horsemanship 6 day • $330 • week 5 Natural Horsemanship is a growing trend. Learn how to build a relationship of trust and communication with a horse while interacting with it from the ground through fun games and challenges. Participate in two ground lessons, one bareback riding lesson and explore the forest in and around camp on one trail ride (with saddles).
Pack – It Along 6 day • $550 • week 5 Advanced riders only. Riders must be able to independently groom, saddle, bridle, mount, dismount, and maneuver a horse at a walk, trot, and lope with a balanced seat. Spend a day at Maripai getting prepped and pumped, we’ll test your riding ability in our arenas and then if you’re ready, you’ll head out to spend 3 days on a ranch in Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. • 119 E Coronado Rd • Phoenix, AZ 85004 • www.girlscoutsaz.org
Flagstaff riding the mountain trails. Your trip will be led by professional guides from Krazy Horse Ranch. Return to Maripai just in time for the closing banquet and campfire.
Trailblazers 13 day • $660 • weeks 3 and 4 Intermediate and advanced riders only. Want to spend more time on the trail? Brush up on your riding skills, practice your balance with bareback riding, explore the trails around camp, head out for a half day trail ride, and create a performance on horseback for the entire camp! Riders must be able to lead, groom, saddle, mount, dismount, and control a horse at a walk and trot with a balanced seat. You’ll spend more than 13 hours on horseback, weather permitting, plus take part in games and activities on the ground that will help you care for and build relationships with horses.
shadow rim ranch Camp Days 6 day • $275 • week 3 13 day • $310 • weeks 4 and 5 Crave those days at camp where you got to do everything? Here is your chance to do it all! You will swamp your canoe in the pake, try your hand at kayaking, take a trip up the climbing wall, and head out the back gate for a day hike. Not to mention participate in all those classic camp activities, spend time at the heritage house, take a creekwalk, shoot an arrow at archery and tye-dye a t-shirt at arts and crafts. Campers will earn the GS LIA (Leader in Action) Award.
River Riders 6 day • $385 • week 6 Spend your days away from camp in beautiful Colorado! Led by professional guides you will explore this amazing area, spend a whole day soaking up the rays and staying cool while rafting down the Animas River. Wake up refreshed and head out for a gorgeous day of fresh air and mountain biking. You will be staying in a local campground, help in planning and preparing your meals, as well as practicing Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics. No experience necessary – now let’s hit the road!!
Explore Utah! 6 day • $385 • week 2 Be prepared for experiences of a lifetime - explore all that Utah’s canyon country has to share! Cool off with a day trip on the Colorado River and spend a day canyoneering and rappel down into another “world” of a beautiful canyon where you will learn about native plant life, geology, and local history. These experiences are lead by professional instructors in the Explore the wonders of Arches National Park and camp in a local campground. You will be staying in a local campground, help in planning and preparing your meals, as well as practicing Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics. No experience necessary.
leadership programs Leadership Programs require a separate application (in addition to registration). Please contact the Camp Department at 602.452.7000 or 800.352.6133. Do you like working with kids? Have you ever thought about being a camp counselor or program instructor? Check out our leadership programs for older girls. You’ll meet other people like you who want to make a difference in the lives of young people and who LOVE to go to camp! Campers can choose between all three resident camps or day camp.
day camp Day Camp Program Aide (PA)
grades 8-12 • $40 Share your knowledge and talents while gaining valuable experience working with younger girls under adult supervision. The DCPA is open to any girl that has completed 7th grade by the time she attends camp and has or will attend PA training.
counselor in training Counselor in Training I
Camp Maripai, Shadow Rim Ranch, Willow Springs
grades 10-12 • $440 • week 6 and 7 Want to work at camp someday? Come join the fun! You’ll learn about leadership, teamwork, child development, and more as you help in units and program areas. Visit other camps in northern Arizona, and start working with younger girls.
Counselor in Training II
Camp Maripai, Shadow Rim Ranch, Willow Springs
grades 11-12 • $220 • week 2, 3 and 4 If you have completed CIT 1 or WIT I then you may be ready for CIT 2. Depending on your interests and strengths you will choose a specific area to focus, and further your leadership, teamwork and teaching skills within that area. Learn how to develop and deliver program, complete a service project and spend your time doing whatever it is that you love most at camp! Prerequisite: CIT 1
Counselor in Training III
Camp Maripai, Shadow Rim Ranch, Willow Springs
grades 11-12 • $20 for first week • you choose your weeks (additional weeks are free) If you have completed CIT 1and CIT 2 or WIT (1 and 2) then you must be ready for CIT 3! This extension of the CIT program allows girls to work in units alongside counselors or specialize in select program areas like Archery, Canoeing or even the Barn! You can intern for one week or the entire summer. Interested? Contact Rebecca “Glowie” Moody at 602.452.7193 for an application. Prerequisite: CIT 1/WIT I and CIT 2/WIT 2
wrangler in training Wrangler in Training
grades 11-12 • $440 • week 2, 3 and 4 Do you want to work with kids and horses in the future? If you have completed CIT 1 and are interested in becoming a riding instructor this is the perfect program. Girls enrolled in the WIT program must have advanced riding abilities and horsemanship experience. You must be able to independently saddle, bridle, groom and control your horse at a walk, trot and lope with a balanced seat. If you are unable to pass the riding test we reserve the right to place you into our CIT II program. WIT is a leadership program, not a riding program. . Spend three weeks learning how to prepare and teach ground lessons and arena lessons for younger girls. Complete a horse related service project, and take part in an all-day trail ride. Help saddle, groom, feed and care for the horses. Prerequisite: CIT 1
weekend troop & family Please use the weekend and family program registration form (available online). You will need to fill out the entire front side as well as the reverse side of the form. Please note: There is no bus transportation for weekend programs. Questions or Registration Help? 602.452.7000 or 800.352.6133
troop programs Summer Action
Shadow Rim Ranch
grades 1-8 • $100/person • 3 day • week 1 or 8 Is your troop looking for a fun camping adventure this summer without having to load the car up with trained adults, tents, tons of food and games? We will provide lodging, food and programming. This includes canoeing, arts and crafts, hiking, archery, and rock climbing for girls going into 1st grade through 8th grade. Troops will earn the Summer Action Patch. Adults do not need outdoor or first aid training to attend. *Girls grades 3rd grade and above will be scheduled to climb however girls under the age of 9 will not participate in archery.
grades k-8 • $100/person • 3 day • July 25-27 or July 27-29 Troop leaders and their troop are invited to summer camp! Enjoy the wonderful forest while exploring trails, learning how to dance, working on badges and taking a night hike where you learn about the stars. Willow Springs staff will assist you in planning your program and will serve as your “library” of resources. You will eat in the dining hall, cook out two meals and stay in one of out cabin units.
Shadow Rim Ranch
grades 3-12 • $50/person • 3 day • July 8 -10 Want to spend a weekend at camp with your troop? Shadow Rim and a few of its trained counselors will provide day time program - canoeing, climbing, archery and Heritage; as well as an evening campfire (troops will come prepared with a song to teach and a skit!). Your troop will get to utilize all their outdoor skills - or at least practice them - by preparing their own meals! And don’t worry your schedule won’t be too jam packed so you will have time to go for a self guided hike, creek walk or play some human foosball!
Troop Weekend – The Great Outdoors
Daises to Seniors • $100/person • July 8-10 The great outdoors are calling you and your troop for a weekend full of outdoor living. The Willow Springs staff will design and teach program for your troops that meet various outdoor related badges while also allowing a lot of time for our famous camp activities such as archery for juniors and above, Garden time for girls k-3 grade and challenge course for girls 6-12. There will be something for every troop grade level! *Each grade level will stay in the same unit and program will be geared specifically for that girl scout level.
family programs Me and My Pal – Super Heros
grades k-8 • $100/person • 3 day • June 17-19 It’s time to dust off your superhero costume and head to camp! You and your daughter will solve mysteries, learn how to “battle” other superheroes, hike, explore Willow Springs, build your own secret lair and cook in the outdoors. A weekend of superhero power will be put to the test on the final night. Girls in grades 4th and above will participate in Archery and low challenge course. One session per pair.
Me and My Gal
Shadow Rim Ranch or Willow Springs
grades 1-10 • $100/person • 3 day Willow Springs – June 10-12 Shadow Rim Ranch – June 24-26 Come to a fun filled weekend at camp with your favorite female adult (mom, aunt, grandmother, or mentor over the age of 18 years of age). One session per pair.
grades 1-3 • $100/person • 3 day June 24-26 Is it your first time at camp? This session is for you! Make s’mores, try tie-dying, create a yarn painting, make your own mobile, go on a nature walk, and learn some camp songs during the day. *Please note: bus transportation is not available for this program.
all ages • $75/person • 3 day (children 4 and under are free) • June 17-19 or July 8-10 Bring the whole family for a weekend camping trip like you’ve never had before. We’ll have games, hikes in the forest, a BBQ, archery, a movie night under the stars, horseback riding*, and much, much, more! All meals are provided and each family will enjoy their own rustic cabin. Sign up today for a family adventure you won’t soon forget! *Riders must be 2nd grade and up, see confirmation packet for further details.
Family Camp – All Stars
all ages • $75/person • 3 day (children 4 and under are free) • June 17-19 Bring your family and sleep in your very own cabin..your home away from home! We will make s’mores, tell stories around the campfire, go on hikes, learn how to stay safe in the forest, and end our last evening together with a family talent show! Bring your whole family to camp! Me and My Family Patch