Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Deadline Extended for Resident Camp at Touch of Nature!

Breaking News!   Registrations have exceeded the minimum capacity for Resident Camp at Touch of Nature in Makanda so the deadline to sign up has been extended until June 20!

At Touch of Nature, Girl Scouts can enjoy making new friends, having outdoor adventures and making memories that will last a lifetime.  Girls will stay in cabins with air conditioning and electricity on Little Grassy Lake. 

Touch of Nature Mini Camp
July 26-29, 2016
Cost: $250

Livin’ Like Bigfoot (for girls entering grades 2-3) 
Have you ever gone out into the woods and felt like you were not alone?  Well, maybe that is because Bigfoot has been in the area.  You would never know because he is so good at leaving no trace.  During camp you will learn the ways of Bigfoot and how to be untraceable in the great outdoors.  When you are not swimming, cooking over the fire or discovering the wonders of camp…you will go Bigfoot hunting!

Water World (for girls entering grades 4-5)
Did you know that your body is made of at least 70% water?  So why not beat the summer heat with this water world of fun…at camp!  You will get to swim in the lake, go whale hunting, go for a pontoon boat ride, canoe, go stand-up paddle boarding and so much more.  This could be the big splash to your summer.

Choose Your Own Adventure (for girls entering grades 6-12) 
Looking for a fun filled summer that is designed by you?  Well then, this is your camp.  Girls will get to pick what happens during their time at Touch of Nature – whether it’s swimming every day, paddling out to the jumping rocks, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing or even leading a program.  Come teach us what fun looks like.  This will be a story that everyone will want to hear.

Touch of Nature Week Long Camp
July 31-August 6, 2016
Cost: $375
Fairies, Gnomes and Wizards (for girls entering grades 2-3)
The magic of the forest comes alive with Fairies, Gnomes and Wizards.  Come to camp and build fairy houses, make magical potions and learn how to help wounded animals.  We will also get the chance to meet live owls and go on an owl prowl.  This is the chance to leave the Muggle world behind and embark on a magical journey.

Zombie Apocalypse Training 2.0 (for girls entering grades 4-5) 
How much do you love your brains?  Well, zombies do.  So come to camp so you can learn how to protect, build and rest those brains.  During your stay you will learn survival skills (like shelter building and traps), protection (like archery), how to live off the land and still find time to have some good old camp fun.  If you think you have what it takes to be a survivor then show us your gray matter.

F.L.O.W. – Future Leaders of the Outdoor World (for girls entering grades 6-12)
You are our only hope for the future.  So come to camp and show us what you’re working with.  As the leaders of the new world, start by helping guide what happens at camp.  You will design the week of camp and even get the chance to lead a program or two.  If improving your outdoor skills or helping lead others into the outdoor is what you are looking for then don’t let this chance get away.  You can design your own extreme summer getaway – anything from rock climbing, zip lining, pontoon boating, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, to archery and so much more.  If you can dream it, we will try to make it happen!