Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Registration Open for Summer Camp

Summer camp is known for being a place to have fun outdoors, make new friends and create lifelong memories. But what children don’t realize is that summer camp provides so much more. They have five key opportunities at summer camp: encounter new challenges, experience success, develop leadership skills, improve self-esteem and build life skills. 

“Children who attend camp have shown improvements in leadership, peer relations and self-esteem,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive office for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. “Learning involves acquiring behaviors, skills, values and understandings that are not always academic in nature. They participate in activities that offer intentional opportunities to practice decision making and teamwork.”

“Girl Scout camps offer experiences for everyone, regardless if they are Girl Scouts or not,” said Coghlan. “Both camps even offer day camp programs to boys! Day camps are a great alternative to daycare.”

Camp Cottaquilla
Telephone: 256-295-9082 or 800-734-4541 x1902
Address: 2500 Cottaquilla Road, Anniston, AL 36207
Email: bgable@girlscoutsnca.org
Website: girlscoutsnca.org/camprocks
Ages: 5-17. Resident camps for girls only and day camp programs for girls and boys (ages 6-10), members and non-members
Start and End Dates: June 3 – August 2
Price Range: $125-$429
Camp Cottaquilla offers some very unique resident camp programs. Special sessions include a Cupcake Business, Me & My Duct Tape and, a week of Craft Wars or Myth Busters, both inspired by the popular TV show. There are also camps that let you travel to different states! There are even sessions where girls can bring their American Girl ® dolls and do activities with them! Of course, there’s always time for traditional camp activities of swimming, canoeing or archery. To learn what Camp Cottaquilla can offer your child, come to an open house on Saturday, March 16 from 2 to 4 PM. 

Kanawahala Program Center (KPC)
Telephone: 205-678-8843 or 800-734-4541 x1600
Address: 831 Girl Scout Road, Chelsea, AL 35043
Email: jking@girlscoutsnca.org
Website: girlscoutsnca.org/camprocks
Ages: 5-17. Resident camps for girls and day camp programs for girls and boys, members and non-members
Start and End Dates: May 28 – August 2
Price Ranges: $125-$350
KPC has a private lake perfect for week-long water sports sessions. KPC offers creative camps where girls practice cake-decorating skills, tie-dying clothes or making jewelry. Special camps include a Harry Potter-themed week, a photography week and a theater week. Girls also have opportunities to ride the zip line at night or solve a camp mystery in addition to traditional camp activities. KPC offers resident and day camps. To learn what KPC can offer your child, come to an open house on Sunday, March 10 from 2 to 4 PM. 

About GSNCA Camps
At Girl Scout camps, everyone experiences outdoor programs that build courage, confidence and character. Activities can include swimming, archery, boating, canoeing, crafts, games, hiking, horseback riding, archery, rock climbing and ropes courses. Everyone who comes to camp enjoys balanced meals with healthy choices. Camp Cottaquilla and Kanawahala Program Center are accredited by the American Camp Association. Both camps are available for outside groups to rent for family reunions, as well as church, civic or corporate group events.