You Only Live Once (YOLO) is the theme for this year’s Conestoga Day Camp. What does that theme mean for the campers? Lots of fun activities that will challenge them to grow in new ways. As always, we build our activities around outdoor skills, team building and leadership development at the appropriate age-level. We are so excited about the changes that will be happening at Camp Conestoga — and so glad we will still be able to hold day camp on Day Camp Hill!
You may have heard that Conestoga is being renovated with some very exciting new changes. Will we still be able to hold Day Camp at Conestoga? The answer is “YES!” While we possibly will not have access to the pool due to renovations in that area, all of Day Camp Hill will be available for our use! We are looking forward to another great year as our planning is already underway! As always, we welcome new adult volunteers to get involved with Day Camp.
Here is the link to our Flickr feed for 2013.
The highlight of the week was our Flag Retirement Ceremony where over 30 American Flags were retired. Girls retired the flags and honored families and friends who served our country. This ceremony was on our last day of camp, June 14 – Flag Day
We are holding a few spots for the children of Adult Volunteers, so we are in a “wait-listed state” for Day Camp. We will notify you if anyone has changed their plans about day camp. An email will go out later this week with the status of everything we still need: fees, health forms, overnight permission slips.
We are starting to take waiting lists for all groups except Cadettes and PAs. We still have need for adult volunteers for the full week or just a day.
Remember to send in your camp fees and Health Forms (and Overnight permission slips if applicable) before May 1st. If you are waiting on Cookie Credit, please indicate that when you send in your fees and forms.
We have another planning meeting this week. It’s getting exciting!
We are expecting a full camp again this year, so don’t delay in your registration. Here is the Registration Form.
Registration was open at midnight. By 6am, we already had 19 campers registered!
You may have heard that it is a recommendation from the Property Committee that all four Girl Scout camps be sold. This recommendation goes to the board for their March 28th meeting. There is a Town Hall at the Quad Cities Leadership Center on March 12th at 6pm. http://girlscoutstoday.org/volunteers/town-halls Let your voices be heard.
All camps will run through this summer — which means Conestoga Day Camp is the place to be to start your summer out!
Special at this year’s camp will be an official flag retiring ceremony on Flag Day, June 14th. Information will be coming soon with the start of registration on March 1st.
Can you believe this is our last day? This week had such beautiful weather that we were able to really pack a lot of activities in!
We inventoried all of our unit boxes and got them back to Fred’s Shed. We did a clean sweep of our campsite so that it looks better than when we came — and we have practiced “Leave No Trace.”
We joined together at the Bea Conrad shelter for an all-camp lunch complete with Whitey’s Ice Cream, and then went off to play games looking back — and reaching forward.
The recognitions and closing flag ceremony are always a highlight of the week. See you next year!
It seems like the campers really know what to do now! Meals are getting more complicated to prepare, but the campers are stepping up to work as teams to get the job done. Firebuilders, Cooks, Hostesses, Runners, Dishwashers — everyone has a job to do according to the kaper chart. The blue unit spent most of the day at the lake today before hiking back up the hill for the flag ceremony. Since it was flag day today, you could hear patriotic songs throughout the camp besides the “usual” Girl Scout songs. At the closing flag ceremony, we sang “Happy Birthday” to our flag. The blue unit had a special ceremony to retire a flag, also.
We can’t believe that tomorrow is our last day! Where has the week gone?
Check out all the pictures at Conestoga Day Camp Flickr.
Seek-and-find, GPS, knife safety, knots, water bottle rockets, bracelet-making, Ga Ga, and more happened today! The blue unit who is working on their Trailblazer Cadette badge hiked self-contained to the lake to set up their camp. They made their meals on their hobo stoves that they made out of #10 cans with their tuna can buddy burners.
Many of the PAs and girls 5th grade and older spent the night at camp. In the evening, they enjoyed canoeing, zip lining and archery after a wonderful dinner of chicken and dumplings.
In the morning, it was “Donuts fresh from the grease” just like our song.
Check out all our photos for the week at Conestoga Day Camp Flickr.