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Camp 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.