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Let's have s'more fun at Camp in 2017!

Check out our interactive Camp Guide
then register here!

Download the needed forms and return to Carol, Camp Registrar, via email, fax 208-377-0504, or mail to: 1410 N. Etheridge Lane Boise, ID 83704

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Have a Blast at These Awesome Camp Sessions

Have fun with your Girl at Girls' Weekend
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Girls’ Weekend Camp Alice Pittenger McCall, Idaho

Grades: Entering 1st -12th
$150 per person
At Girls’ Weekend, girls get a taste of what camp is all about by spending the weekend with a significant female relative in their lives. Campers spend the weekend bonding with that female relative while participating in camp staff led activities. Each girl and her female relative share a cabin with another group based on grade level. Parents and guardians are responsible for participating with and supervising girls. Campers can request a buddy group for their cabin. Girls’ Weekend sessions at Camp Alice Pittenger include:

Princess Paradise: July 7 - 9
Every princess deserves a weekend in paradise! Join us in McCall on Payette Lake for a bit of paradise living. Wander the hiking trails, explore the shallow areas of the lake and spend the nights singing camp songs and making wonderful camp memories. Princess Paradise is full, get on the waitlist!

Stuck in the 60’s: August 4 - 6
How did Girl Scouts camp in the 1960’s? Come to this Girls’ Weekend to find out! Spend time creating a god’s eye, tie dye , and cooking over an open fire! Try your hand at archery, nature hikes, and sing original Camp Alice Pittenger camp songs! Stuck in the 60's is full, get on the waitlist!

Back to Basics: August 9 - 11
Enjoy camp by getting back to the basics! Experience camp during the end of the camp season where you have the camp to yourselves to explore! Camp staff leads activities such as archery, arts and crafts, knot tying and more! Don’t forget your hiking shoes and swim suit to experience all that Camp Alice Pittenger has to offer! 

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Become a Camp Counselor in Training

CIT 1 at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho

June 18th - 30
Grades: Entering 9th-12th
$400 per person                                                                
Less than 3 spots left!

This two-week training session is geared toward girls interested in learning what it takes to become a Camp Alice Pittenger Counselor. Spend the first week learning and building skills that help you become a great camp counselor. Enjoy traditional camp activities and test your teamwork skills on the high ropes course and climbing wall. The second week is spent working with current CAP counselors by mentoring younger girls during the camp session. In addition to all the fun camp activities, a white water rafting trip is offered for an additional charge. Girls wishing to attend this session must apply and be approved on an individual basis. Space is limited. See center page for CIT 1 form.

CIT 2 at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
June 18 - 30 and CIT’s choice of one other session
Grades: Entering 11th and 12th
$450 per person
CIT2 is FULL, join the waitlist

CIT 2 is for girls that are entering Junior or Senior years of high school and want to be a camp counselor. When you attend CIT 2, you participate in fun camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts with CIT 1 girls and campers. You will participate in extra adventure opportunities like team building on a high ropes course or climbing wall, for an additional charge, go on a white water rafting trip. 

Not only will you shape your leadership style, but also dive a little deeper into the role of a camp counselor by attending an extra week of camp (you decide which session) and work in a specific area. Learn about being a lifeguard or what it takes to be the nature director, the choice is up to you! Girls wishing to attend this camp session must apply and will be approved on an individual basis. Space is limited. See center page for CIT 2 forms. 

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Counselor in Training 1 Application

Counselor in Training 2 Application

Create Connections with Nature through Arts & Crafts
Art-Tastic! at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
July 2 - 7

Scribbles and Scrawls
Grades: Entering 2nd- 5th
$365 per person
Spend a week at Camp Alice Pittenger earning your Art in the Outdoors badge! Have fun swimming, paddle boarding and other camp activities while also getting a chance to be creative! Go on a nature detective walk, create art with things you find outdoors and make fairy houses for Phifanella’s fairy friends! Less than 6 spots remain!

Handicrafter
Grades: Entering 6th-12th
$365 per person
If you enjoy art projects and being outside, Handicrafter will let you experience both! During this session, you will have time to work on a week-long art project while learning about nature inspired artists. Design your own tie dye and create a nature inspired skit or song for closing campfire. All of this while participating in traditional camp activities: swimming, archery, nature hikes, canoeing, fun-yaking and stand up paddle boarding! 

Art-Tastic! at Ta-Man-A-Wis in Eastern Idaho
August 7 - 12

Scribbles and Scrawls
Grades: Entering 3rd- 5th
$240 per person
Spend a week at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis earning your Art in the Outdoors badge! Have fun swimming, paddle boarding and other camp activities while also being creative! Go on a nature detective walk, create art with things you find outdoors and make fairy houses for Fairy Tam’s friends. Only 10 spots remain!

Handicrafter
Grades: Entering 6th-12th
$240 per person
Do you enjoy art projects and being outside? Handicrafter will allow you to experience both! During this session, you will have time to work on a week-long art project while learning about nature inspired artists, create your own tie dye and a nature inspired skit or song for closing campfire. All of this while participating in traditional camp activities: swimming, archery, nature hikes and stand up paddle boarding!  Only 10 spots remain!

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Camp Fun for the Whole Troop or Family too!

Family Camp at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
July 26 - 28
Families with children age 5 and up
$400 per cabin
Camp Alice Pittenger is the perfect place to spend a couple days with those you love. Enjoy water activities, archery, hiking, and s’mores or explore the wonders of McCall on your own. Each family must consist of one adult and one registered Girl Scout. Meals are included. Limit 8 people per cabin.  Only 8 spots remain!

Core Camp- Camp with your troop at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho:
1. June 23 - 25, Full, join the waitlist or select another date!
2. August 2 - 4, Full, join the waitlist or select another date!
3. August 6 - 8, Full, join the waitlist or select another date!
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$115 per person

Camp with your troop! Camp staff is on site to help lead core activities, but this session is all about your troop and the activities you choose. Upon arrival, each troop will have the opportunity to sign up for core areas such as archery, arts and crafts, swimming, nature, stand up paddle boarding, fun-yaking and canoeing. New this summer, troops can choose to discover their outdoor cooking skills; we provide supplies and instruction, your troop does the rest! Bring any needed supplies to complete a Journey or badge and do it all in the beautiful outdoors! 

Core Camp: Camp with your troop at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis in Eastern Idaho
July 26 - 28, Full, join the waitlist!
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$100 per person
Get ready for an exciting troop camping opportunity. Camp staff will be on site to help lead core activities, but this time at camp is all about your troop and the activities you would like to do while at camp. When you arrive at camp, your troop will have the opportunity to sign up for core areas such as archery, arts and crafts, swimming and nature. Want to spend some of your time working on a Journey or badge? Bring your Journey or badge supplies and do them in the beautiful outdoors!

 

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Jack and Jill: ‘Into the Galaxy’ Camp with your favorite guy at Camp Alice Pittneger in McCall, Idaho
July 21 - 23 Jack and Jill is full, join the waitlist!
Grades: Entering 1st-12th
$150 per person
Travel to the Forest Moon of Endor and live among the Ewoks during this adventure filled Jack and Jill weekend! Experience camp favorites such as swimming, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, and camp songs. Create Jaba slime, enjoy popcorn and snacks while watching Episode IV - A New Hope. Start practicing your lightsaber moves because you have the chance to make your own and challenge your favorite guy to a duel! Adults are responsible for participating with and supervising girls. Each girl and her male relative will share a cabin with another group based on grade level. Campers can request a buddy group for their cabin. 

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Specialties and Themes for a Camp-tastic Summer

Camp Katniss: Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
June 11 - 16
Grades: Entering 2nd – 12th
$355 per person

Do you have what it takes to be the “Mocking Jay”? You and your fellow allies can try your hand at fire building, edible plant identification, camouflaging and archery. May the odds be ever in your favor! 

Muggle Magic: Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
July 16 - 21
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$355 per person

Welcome to ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ where you will participate in numerous different magical activities during your week at Camp Alice Pittenger. Learn to play quiditch, carve your very own wand, participate in a tri-unit wizard tournament on Payette Lake and take a stab at creating the perfect ‘polyjuice potion’. Study plant anatomy in Herbology and see who wins the ‘House Cup’! Muggle Magic is full, join the waitlist!

Extreme Cuisine: 

July 9 - 14
Ultimate Camp Cook-off Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
Grades: Entering 2nd-5th
$365 per person

Swimming, archery and nature hikes can work up an appetite! Create your menu for the week and become outdoor cooking chefs creating meals such as orange peel cinnamon rolls, tacos in a bag, pizza fondue, and Girl Scout stew. Learn different ways to cook using box ovens, Dutch ovens and campfires. Less than 5 spots remain!

Cast Iron Chef at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
Grades: Entering 6th-12th
$365 per person

The art of using the Dutch oven goes back to the 1700’s. It became an important piece of equipment for life out on the trail and has continued to be a staple in the camping world. Create your menu for the week including delicious meals such as lasagna, pizza, campfire monkey bread and s’more cake. Learn how to use the Dutch Oven and see which cooking group can create the best meal in our own Cast Iron Chef cook-off! Keep your appetite up by spending your time learning about the different trees in Ponderosa State Park, stand up paddle boarding, camp songs and more.  Less than 5 spots remain!

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STEM Short n’ Sweet:

July 23 - 26
Mad Science
Grades: Entering 2nd-5th
$255 per person

If you like to create sticky fun science projects, the Mad Science session is for you! Paddle, hike, swim and get messy during our first ever STEM Short ‘n Sweet camp session where you will earn one or more STEM specific badges.

Camp MakeHERS
Grades: Entering 6th-12th
$255 per person

Girls at Camp MakeHers have the best of both worlds! Not only do they get to tinker with micro-controllers and design their own wearable electronics, they also get a classic camp experience, full of swimming, hiking, ropes course, and s’mores by the campfire! 

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Challenge Yourself for grades 6th+
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Cadette Challenge: at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
July 2 - 7
Grades: Entering 6th-8th
$455 per person
Cadette Challenge is FULL, join the waitlist!

Back for a second summer, Cadette Challenge is your summer adventure! Challenge yourself on a high ropes course, zip line, and climbing wall! Camp under the stars and discover Saturn’s rings. Raft the rushing white water of the river and paddle your way across Payette Lake to earn the bragging rights and opportunity to put your name on one of the paddles hanging in Spirit Lodge. 

Cadette Challenge: at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis in eastern Idaho
July 31st - August 5th
Grades: Entering 6th-8th
$380

Making its debut at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis, Cadette Challenge is a camp session for the high adventure Girl Scout. Challenge yourself to a high ropes course with a zip line, paddle the white waters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and give sleeping under the stars a try this summer while learning important outdoor skills such as knife safety and knot tying.  Less than 7 spots remain!

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Short n' Sweet
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Short n’ Sweet:  at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho
July 30 - August 2
Grades: Entering 2nd - 12th
$255 per person

Are you looking for a three-night adventure? If so, this is the session for you! Girls attending this session take on the team challenge course, spend time at the archery range, canoe, fun yak or stand up paddle board, take a hike in Ponderosa State Park, splash around with their friends in Payette Lake, and more. 

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Paddle and More!

Paddle and Saddle: at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall
June 18 - 23,
or June 25 - 30
Grades: Entering 2nd- 12th 
$480

Have the best of both worlds during these week long camp sessions! Girls get two sessions of horseback riding as well as the adventure of water camp on beautiful Payette Lake. Sessions fill quickly! Riding times and learning sessions depend on age and abilities.  Less than 10 spots remain!

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Pack n’ Paddle: at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis in Eastern Idaho
July 31st-August 5th
Grades: Entering 3rd-12th
$240

During the Pack ‘n Paddle camp session, you get the best of both worlds! Enjoy learning backpacking basics including Leave No Trace, outdoor cooking, navigation and 1st aid in the wilderness. Go on at least one overnight backpacking trip to an area just outside of camp. When you aren’t out backpacking, you will be out swimming and stand up paddle boarding at the Palisades Reservoir.

Camp At A Glance
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This list is updated weekly and is subject to changes. 

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Our Philosophy
Summer camp is a special place where magic appears, friendships are made and girls learn not only about themselves, but about the outside world in which they live. It’s a place where girls are able to challenge themselves mentally and physically in a safe and fun environment. The Girl Scouts of Silver Sage’s summer camps, Camp Alice Pittenger (CAP) and Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis (TAM) hires over 40 individuals from all over the United States and internationally, to bring the magic and fun our campers crave. Safety and supervision are top priorities at CAP and TAM. We highlight respect for self and others, trying new things and giving girls an opportunity to accept and be accepted. Our staff believes in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Our Training
Safety and supervision are top priorities at Camp Alice Pittenger and Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis. Staff consists of adults who are carefully screened and selected based on their abilities to work with youth in an outdoor setting. During this time, staff will be trained on Girl Scout Basics, Site Use, Day To Day at Camp, Camp Programming, Outdoor Skills, Health, Safety, and Emergency Procedures, and Behavior Management.

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