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Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Check out our 2018 Camp Guide!

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How To Register:


1. Click REGISTER for the session you want to attend (multiple sessions can be chosen).
2.Then sign in, or create a new user profile. This is different than your "MY GS/Girl Scout" Login
3. If it is a registration for a group or troop, fill out the group information
4. Fill out how many people of each type are coming to the camp.
5. Fill out the information for each registrant.
6. To add additional camps, click keep shopping.
7. Click checkout, and go through the payment information.

Please call (208) 377-2011 or email camp@girlscouts-ssc.org for questions. 

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Girl Scout Camp is For Every Girl! 

Not a Girl Scout member? No problem! Girl Scout Camp is for all girls 2-12 grade. Girls not already Girl Scouts can simply register for membership and enjoy all the opportunities of the biggest girl-led organization in the world! Simply begin by registering for your preferred summer camp session. 

Camps at Camp Alice Pittenger

Nestled among majestic pines, Camp Alice Pittenger (CAP) is located on the beautiful shores of Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.  At CAP, girls go swimming, fun-yaking, and canoeing, they experience the team challenge course, archery, hiking, crafts, and Girl Scout camp traditions. Pioneer Girl participants venture off-site for horseback riding.

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June

Core Camp at CAP: Multiple Dates Available

Core Camp: Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
Core Camp 1: June 15- June 17th
Core Camp 2: July 22nd-July 24th
Core Camp 3: August 1st-August 3rd
$115/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. Troop Leaders actively participate in camp with their girls. Bring any needed supplies to complete a Journey or a badge and do it all in the beautiful outdoors.

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Pioneer Girl: June 10 - 15

June 10th – June 15th Pioneer Girl
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$480/person (Horse Session)

You may have learned about the Oregon Trail in school, but now you will be able to experience what it was like for pioneer girls during this camp session. You’ll be able to participate in all the traditional camp activities, plus games that pioneer girls played while traveling along the trail. Practice your outdoor cooking skills by making a meal with a Dutch Oven. Pioneer families traveled by horses and wagons and during this week at camp, you’ll be able to experience horses too!

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Counselor in Training 1: June 17 - 22

June 17th-June 22nd CIT 1
Grades: Entering 9th-12th
$350/person (One Week)

This one-week training session is geared toward girls interested in learning what it takes to become a Camp Alice Pittenger counselor. Work on building skills that help you become a great camp counselor while enjoying traditional camp activities. Test your teamwork skills on the high ropes course. All prospective CIT’s must submit CIT Application. Space is limited.

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Counselor in Training 2: June 17 - 29

June 17th-June 29th CIT 2
Grades: Entering 11th and 12th
$450/person (Two Weeks + Volunteer Week*)

Prerequisite – CIT 1 *Girls will pick an additional session for their “Volunteer Week” (to be picked before camp begins).

Continue your leadership journey by taking on a more active role in our camp community, working with campers and your peers. During your first week at camp with the CIT 1’s, you’ll rotate between different specialized camp activities, learning what each has to offer. Over the weekend, we’ll take a break for some rest and relaxation, where we’ll debrief our first week, get ready for our second week, and just chill. For an additional charge, you can choose to go whitewater rafting.

During your second week, you’ll take a more active role with younger campers and even design your own program. At the end of week two, you’ll decide which program area you’d like to specialize in then be paired with a staff mentor who will help further develop your leadership skills, in addition to activity specific training, which may include certifications in your chosen area for week 3. All prospective CIT 2’s must submit a CIT 2 Application. Space is limited.

Learn more about the Life Guard Certification through CIT 2

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Ponderosa Mystery: June 17 - 22

June 17th-June 22nd Ponderosa Mystery
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$355/person

What happened to Florence? Help solve the case of the Ponderosa Mystery and become a camp sleuth by learning about the scientific method. Explore evidence collection, search technologies, bone identification and forensic archeology to become a detective and help solve the mystery. Campers also participate in camp activities such as swimming, stand up paddle boarding, arts and crafts and more to earn clues. 

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Real Life Wonder Women: June 24 - 29

June 24th-June 29th Real Life Wonder Women
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$365/person

Adventures aren’t just for fictional characters. Learn about real life women who were trailblazers in their fields and helped us get where we are today. Try your hand at paleontology and discover what macro-invertebrates are hiding under rocks on the shores of Payette Lake. Use telescopes to stargaze and learn about female astronauts.

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Girls’ Weekends: Multiple Dates Available

Girls’ Weekend: Grades: Entering 1st-12th
$150/person

Girls get a taste of what camp is all about by spending the weekend with a significant female relative in their lives. Campers will bond with that female relative while participating in 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 include:

June 29th-July 1st Princess Paradise: Explore camp through fun and challenging activities of our favorite princesses. Learn to canoe like Pocahontas, search for dinglehoppers in Payette Lake like Ariel, shoot arrows like Merida and practice your moves like Princess Leia on our challenge course.

July 24th-July 26th Back to Basics: We're "kickin' it Old School.” Campers are challenged to experience camp from the past. Activities led by camp staff include archery, arts and crafts, knot tying and more. Hiking shoes and a swim suit will help these enthusiastic Girl Scouts experience all that Camp Alice Pittenger has to offer!

July 29th-July 31st Get Groovy in the 60’s: 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 s’mores over an open fire. Try your hand at archery, nature hikes, and sing original Camp Alice Pittenger camp songs.

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July

Super Girls Short and Sweet Session: July 1 - 4

July 1st-July 4th Super Girls - Short and Sweet
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$255/person

Have you always wondered what it would be like to be a super hero? Join our camp staff for a short and sweet you won’t forget! Spend time creating super hero arts and crafts, gliding around Payette Lake on stand-up paddle boards, test your endurance and stamina on our challenge course, and spend a night showing off your super hero skills! 

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Family Camp: July 6 - 8

July 6th-July 8th Family Camp: Families with children age 5 and up
$400/ Cabin or Family

Camp Alice Pittenger is the perfect place to spend a couple days with those you love. Enjoy staff-led water activities, archery, hiking, and s’mores. You won’t want to miss out on the all-camp Gameshow Night activity where you and your family will participate in fun games inspired by “Family Feud,” “Minute to Win It,” and “Double Dare.” Each family must consist of at least one adult and one registered Girl Scout. Meals are included. Limit 8 people per cabin.

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Cadette Challenge: July 8 - 13

July 8th-July 13th Cadette Challenge
Grades: Entering 6th-8th
$450/person

Back for a 3rd summer, Cadette Challenge is your summer adventure! Raft the rushing white water of the Main Payette River and paddle your way across Payette Lake to earn the bragging rights and opportunity to put your name on one of the paddles outside of Spirit Lodge. Take the ultimate challenge by going on a 10-mile backpacking overnight trip outside of McCall where you will be able to dip your feet in Loon Lake and explore the history of a World War II bomber wreckage.

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Splash, Peddle and Roll: July 8 - 13

July 8th- 13th Splash, Peddle and Roll:
Grades: Entering 4th-12th
$355/person

Peddle and Roll your way to an overnight trip at Ponderosa State Park during this adventurous week at camp! Practice trip planning skills and minimal packing for your trip and take a couple test rides on your bikes before the campout. Spend some of the week splashing around in water activities at camp before and after your overnight trip! Campers need to bring their own bicycles in good repair and helmets, and must be physically able to ride 2 miles at a time.

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Hogwarts’ Heroines: July 15 - 20

July 15th-20th Hogwarts’ Heroines
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$355/person

Spend the week learning to become courageous and strong like the leading ladies of Hogwarts. Challenge your friends to a game of Quidditch using Ginny’s confidence, get creative at arts and crafts like Luna, use courage like Fleur while participating in the tri-wizard tournament on Payette Lake and take a stab at creating the perfect Polyjuice potion like Hermione. Participate in activities throughout the week to see who wins the house cup!

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Jack and Jill: July 20 - 22

July 20th-July 22nd Jack and Jill: “Into the Galaxy”
Grades: Entering 1st-12th
$150/person

Back by popular demand! Start practicing your lightsaber moves because at this camp you’ll have a chance to make your own and challenge your favorite guy to a duel! Create Jaba slime, enjoy popcorn and snacks while watching Episode I- The Phantom Menace. Parent/guardians 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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August

Free Being Me and You!: August 3 - 5

August 3rd- August 5th Free Being Me and You!
Grades: Entering 9th-12th
$150/person


When it comes to sisterhood, what girls start can spiral outward and change the world. To make a change in the world, we also need to see all the good in ourselves! Girls will earn the Sisterhood Award as they gain an understanding of sisterhood in their own lives and in the world, and the Free Being Me patch as they celebrate confidence, health, and being their best self. (This part will be “Girl-Led,” so girls may not complete the Take-Action part of this Journey.) Girls will also participate in traditional camp activities, including campfire, songs, water activities and more.

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Juliette's Pearls: August 5 - 10

August 5th-August 10th Juliette’s Pearls
Entering 2nd-12th
$355/person

A full week dedicated to our fearless founder! Learn about Juliette’s lifetime of devotion to Girl Scouting, the importance of pearls and Girl Scout history during opening campfire. Practice your outdoor cooking skills, and learn about knife safety, lashing, and how to engineer a shelter using minimal tools. Use a compass to find your way to different points around camp and other camp activities such as canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts and lots of camp songs!

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Camps at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis

Located near Swan Valley in Eastern Idaho, Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis is every girl’s outdoor dream.Girls will spend their time backpacking, working on their archery skills, making new friends, and learning how to do leather crafts, arts and crafts, fire building, outdoor cooking, orienteering and stargazing make each girl’s time at TAM memorable. 

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Family Camp: July 26 - 28

July 26th-July 28th Family Camp
Families with children age 5 and up
$250/cabin or platform tent

Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis is the perfect place to spend a couple days with those you love. Enjoy archery, hiking, and s’mores. You won’t want to miss out on our all-camp Gameshow night activity where you and your family will participate in fun games inspired by “Family Feud,” “Minute to Win It,” and “Double Dare.” Each family must consist of one adult and one registered Girl Scout. Meals are included. Limit 8 people per cabin or platform tent.

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Core Camp at TAM: July 28 - 30

July 28th-July 30th Core Camp
Grades: Entering 2nd-12th
$100/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 and swimming. Troop leaders are to actively participate with their troops. Bring any needed supplies to complete a journey or a badge and do it all in the beautiful outdoors!

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Cowgirl Up: July 30 - August 4

July 30th-August 4th Cowgirl Up
Grades: Entering 3rd -12th
$375/person (Horse Session)

You asked for it, and it’s finally here! Get ready to giddy-up because horses have taken over Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis for a week of grooming, gaining horse sense and riding. Spend time working with the horses and learning proper ways to ride. At the end of the week, test your skills by going on a trail ride. Don’t forget you’ll want to cool off after a hard day of riding so be sure to bring your swim suit to spend time down at the Palisades Reservoir!

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Calamity Jane: August 6 - 11

August 6th-August 11th Calamity Jane
Entering 3rd-12th
$240/person

Hike trails around camp and learn how to tie knots that Calamity Jane herself tied while traveling through the wild west. Learn about knife safety, lashing and how to engineer a shelter using minimal tools. Spend two nights camping on the banks of Palisades Reservoir swimming, stand up paddle boarding and cooking over a campfire.

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Cadette Challenge: August 6 - 11

August 6th-August 11th Cadette Challenge
Grades: Entering 6th-8th
$350/person

Cadette Challenge is your summer adventure! Challenge yourself on a high ropes course and zip line! Raft the rushing white water of the river. Camp under the stars and discover Saturn’s rings. Spend the week making friends and memories.
 

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NEW! Camp Chats

HOST A CAMP CHAT! Troops who host camp parties between February 1 and April 30 will be entered in to win an outdoor adventure for their troop!

  1. Contact Courtney, our Camp Manager to schedule your camp chat by email at crussell@girlscouts-ssc.org . Courtney will attend via webcam or in person (depending on location and availability) to share information about camp and answer questions.
  2. Invite friends, neighbors, troop members, and/or relatives to your camp chat to learn more about camp.
  3. Get your Girl Scouts and friends signed up for a session of camp! Troops who host a camp chat and have at least two girls signed up for a session of resident camp by May 31st will be entered into a drawing for an outdoor adventure hosted by GSSSC in Fall 2018!
Camp Philosophy & Goals

Goals and Objectives for Camper Development

The following list details goals and objectives for Camp Alice Pittenger and Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis.

1. To build girls of courage.

a. Girl Scouts will participate in three or more activities to promote being courageous which could include the challenge course, outdoor cooking, camp songs, camp skits, swimming, smallcraft and/or nature.

b. All Girl Scouts will participate in getting-to-know-you games during the first 24 hours of camp to help make it easier for girls to be courageous in meeting new friends.

c. Staff will provide Girl Scouts with positive comments and encouragement to explore new activities and to stand tall in moments when courage is needed during their time at camp.

d. Staff will act as role models for girls to look up to while they are at camp.

2. To build girls of confidence.

a. Each unit will participate in closing camp skits and songs that they will create together giving girls the option to confidently sing in front of the whole camp.

b. Each Girl Scout will be able to participate in activities which include swimming, archery, smallcraft, and arts and crafts throughout their stay at camp where she will be able to gain confidence in praciticing new skills.

c. Staff will provide Girl Scouts with positive comments and encouragement to feel comfortable being their true selves while at camp.

d. Staff will act as models for girls to look up to while they are at camp.

3. To build girls of character.

a. Girl Scouts will live in cabins within a unit amongst other Girl Scouts. Within these groups, campers will be part of community-learning to make group decisions.

b. Each Girl Scout will participate in at least one unit kaper, all-camp kaper, or cookout kaper.

c. Each Girl Scout will participate in a democratic decision-making process within their unit to decide what activities they will do during block four each day as well as deciding on what activities they do during cabin’s own.

d. Girl Scouts will participate in meals served family style to promote a sense of community and togetherness.

e. Staff will act as models for girls to look up to while they are at camp.

4. To build girls who make the world a better place.

a. Girl Scouts will participate in at least one leave Leave No Trace activity during their time at camp.

b. Each Girl Scout will learn how to use resources wisely while at camp by participating in at least one activity which could include, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, meal times and/or nature.

c. Girl Scouts will participate in taking only what they need at meal times.

d. Staff will act as models for girls to look up to while they are at camp.

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.