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How to Register Online
1. Click REGISTER for the session you want to attend.
2. Sign in (if you registered online before) or create your new
user profile. This is different than your membership “My GS/Girl
3. For an individual girl attending camp, register each girl
separately. $50 non-refundable deposit will be required at checkout.
4. If a group is registering, please have one adult register each
girl or adult in one registration. Use the camp registration form in
the camp brochure to know what to expect you’ll be asked for to
register each participant. $50 non-refundable deposit will be required
for the group at checkout.
* Core Camp: main contact adult should gather all information and
register the group together. You can go online later to adjust as needed.
* Me & My Gal, Jack & Jill, Family Camp: main contact adult
should gather all information and register the group together. You can
go online later to adjust as needed.
5. Grade is the grade the girl is going into. Many sessions are
grade specific to ensure programming is for those girls only. If you
want an older or younger girl to be able to attend that session,
please contact us. We will have to manually register that girl once
approved by the camp manager.
6. If a session is full, you will get a notice when you click on
“register” that all registrations will be waitlisted. Please complete
the registration. You will not be asked to pay the deposit at that time.
7. Confirmation for online registration is immediate and will
include important information, including how to modify the
registration or make additional payments.
8. Online registration with credit card deposit is the fastest,
most accurate way to register. Paper registrations can be accepted
if needed, however they can take 1-3 business days to process and
spots may fill. If you want to use cookie dough for the deposit, we
suggest you register online with credit card and then mail/bring in
the cookie dough for reimbursement.
9. If you feel attending camp would be a financial hardship, please
apply for financial assistance, called Camperships. You will find a
question during the registration process for girls in most sessions
asking if you need financial assistance. One request per girl per
season; must be girl members of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council.
10. You can add additional camps by clicking keep shopping.
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.
Once upon a time, campers journeyed to Camp Alice Pittenger to
discover all the magical powers behind their favorite Disney
princesses- camp style! Skip down to the waterfront to practice your
mermaid kick and fun water dances just like Ariel. Be inspired and
paint with all the colors of the wind just like Pocahontas. Learn
about the forest creatures that live in the woods around camp like
Snow White. Get the fabulous princess treatment at spa night where you
will get to create and use natural beauty products. Complete your
enchanted week with a princess parade around camp!
June 16 – 21 Jedi-in-Training
Grades: Entering 6th - 8th $355/person (session includes robotics)
Padawan, do you have what it takes to master the force and defeat
the dark side? Head off to a galaxy far, far away to attend Jedi
training. Conquer the ultimate obstacle course on land and in the
water to test your skills of balance, persistence and strength. May
the force be with you as you create a light saber and program your own
droid. Explore the galaxy through stargazing and using constellations
to tell stories about the night sky. “Don’t underestimate the Force”-
June 23 - 28 Saddle
Up Grades: Entering 2nd - 8th $480/person (Horse Session)
Calling all horse lovers! This week of horse camp is made just for
you. Become an expert on the skills you need to take care of a horse
including what brushes to groom with, how to tighten a saddle, and how
to feed a horse a treat right out of the palm of your hand! Gain
confidence as you take the reins and learn how to ride a horse at a
walk and trot. Lastly, go on a picturesque trail ride through the
beautiful mountains around McCall. When not riding horses, have a Wild
West themed week at camp including a hoedown and pony themed crafts.
This riding program is open to riders of all levels- beginner to advanced.
June 30 - July 3 #mermaidlife
Grades: Entering 2nd - 6th $300/person
Make a splash this summer celebrating all the things that mermaids
love in this fun-filled four-day overnight camp! Jump into the lake
for splash contests, fun relay races and silly synchronized swimming.
With your new friends, create a huge sandcastle on our sparkling
beach. Using canoes and kayaks, explore the waterfront area for clues
to treasure hidden in the deep. After all the fun in the water, end
the week with a special mermaid slumber party and a floating campfire celebration.
**We will be offering a shuttle from our Boise office for the
#mermaidlife session. Cost is $35 per girl, round trip. One-way
return trip option, for the return trip only -- $20 per girl. This
add-on must be registered and paid for by May 25th, 2019. Space is limited.
An all-time favorite, Cadette Challenge, is back for a 5th year! Get
ready for a jam-packed week of adventure and skill building! Safely
raft the rushing white water of the Main Payette River and paddle your
way across Payette Lake to have a sleepover on the island. Take the
ultimate challenge by going on a 6-mile overnight backpacking trip!
Back at camp, get creative with the secret ingredient in an Iron Chef
style cookout over a campfire. Earn the bragging rights and
opportunity to preserve your name in camp history by placing a paddle
on the outside of Spirit Lodge. Discover new friendships, confidence
and new skills at this ultimate adventure camp!
What do slime, homemade ice cream and floating tea bags all have in
common? Science! Roll up your sleeves and join us at CAP for a week of
hands-on science fun! Create experiments that pop, fizzle and explode
(safely, of course). Explore the engineering process by building and
testing structures culminating in a competition to see who can build a
device to protect a fragile piece of nature when dropped from ten-feet
high. Stroll through the forest and discover the secret life of the
critters around us. Take home instructions for the experiments so you
can wow your parents and friends with your scientific knowledge.
Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and discover the magic of camp! Get
sorted into your house by the sorting hat, compete in a Quidditch
match, cook up tasty potions, and even make your very own wand to take
home! Search the stars for constellations while discovering the
fascinating world of astronomy. Hike through the enchanted forest to
encounter the fantastic beasts and learn where to find them in our
magical camp. Wingardium Leviosa! Alohomora! Lumos!
Channel your inner adventure seeker for an epic week of challenges
and outdoor skill building! With your new friends, build a fort out of
nature and use it as your home base during the ultimate game of forest
dodgeball. Practice your perfect paddle stroke as you canoe to a
picturesque picnic spot on the shores of Lake Payette. Be courageous
on a night-hike where you will discover what naturally glows in the
dark. Balance on a stand-up paddle board during a morning session of
SUP yoga. Round out the week by sleeping out under the stars with all
your adventure seeking friends.
Want a camp session that you can customize to your idea of fun? In
this unique camp program, you can choose all your activities! Working
as a team on the first night, girls will have a giant brainstorm
session about the activities they would like offered throughout the
week. Counselors will then turn dreams into reality by putting on the
different programs and letting girls choose which activity to attend.
This week is all about girl power and girl choice! Create memories of
a lifetime with new friends in a camp made by you and just for you!
This is a 100% girl-led camp session.
Do you dream of being a camp counselor one day? Discover our inner
leader! In this two-week long camp session, you will have the
opportunity to learn all that goes into creating the kind of exciting
and magical experience you had as a camper. Make a difference in a
young girl’s life while focusing on the different program areas at
camp including the waterfront, arts and crafts, low ropes and outdoor
skills. Attend a special overnight CIT trip to bond with your peers
and celebrate your accomplishments.
You have been through the training and your heart belongs at Camp
Alice Pittenger. Return to your home-away-from-home for this
life-changing two-week long camp session. After going on a special CIT
2 trip, return to camp to use leadership and camp programming skills.
Not only will you be teaching the younger campers, you will also
discover new camp skills to help you become a better leader (even
outside of camp)! Get hands-on experience with planning an all-camp
event and learn the tricks of the trade from our talented camp staff.
All prospective CIT 2’s must submit a CIT 2 Application. Space is
limited. When registering for CIT 2, your registration will be kept on
the “waiting list” until your CIT application is received. Please
complete the CIT application and email that to email@example.com.
Advanced Counselor-in-Training Application
All girls interested in attending the Advanced Counselor-in-Training
(CIT 2) program at Camp Alice Pittenger must apply before being
accepted into the program. The application questions should be
answered thoughtfully and by the girl. Below are the requirements for
In your own words, please write no more than 2 pages about your
interest in attending the CIT2 program at CAP during summer 2019. In
your word, please answer the following question:
* Who are you and what are your hobbies? What makes you
unique? * Why would you like to participate
in the CIT 2 program? * What are you interested in learning at
the CIT 2 program? * Describe a positive experience you had
working with kids.
Once you have completed your essay, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with
CIT2 in the subject line. You will be kept on the waitlist for the
CIT2 program until your application is reviewed.
July 21 - 26 Teen
Retreat Grades: Entering 9 - 12th $355/person
Hey teens, escape the stresses of high school and join us for a
nature retreat up at Camp Alice Pittenger. Enjoy a relaxing time on
our beach, hang out with new friends while preparing a delicious treat
for a picnic potluck, create a meaningful painting on canvas, learn
balance while practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board. With your
fellow teens and the mentorship of our outstanding counselors, decide
which traditional camp activities you are interested in attending.
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.
Are you a full-fledged cowgirl excited to share your passion of
horsemanship with younger girls? Grab your cowgirl boots because this
session is all for teens that love horses! In the Wrangler-in-Training
program, you will hone your leadership skills and share your knowledge
about everything equine with the campers enrolled in horse camp.
Saddle up on horseback with your fellow WITs for advanced riding
lessons and spend extra time around the horses. When not helping
around the barn or trotting around on trails, participate in all your
favorite camp activities.
July 29 - August 3 Horse
Camp Grades: Entering 3rd - 8th $400/person
Giddy-up cowgirls! It is time for a week of horseback riding fun in
our on-camp corral! With your camp friends by your side, discover the
tools needed to groom a horse and then try your hands at using a curry
comb, a finishing brush and a hoof pick. After the horses are
beautiful, saddle up and ride your horse at a walk and a trot in the
corral. Go on an adventurous trail ride where you can appreciate the
beauty of the natural world while balancing on horseback. Around the
campfire, giggle the night away with your new friends sharing all the
stories and adventures of your horse-filled day!
To ensure all girls in this program are assigned to the proper
horseback riding lesson, please self-select your camper’s riding level
(Cowgirl Up or Take the Reins) so she can be placed in the appropriate
horseback riding lesson. During all other activities and in sleeping
arrangements, girls will be grouped together by grade even if in
separate horse-riding classes.
Cowgirl Up: This level of riding is right for me if: I love horses! I don’t have a known fear or allergy to
horses I have minimal experience riding horses, but I might
have gone on a trail ride or pony ride in the past I want to
learn more about taking care of horses
Take the Reins: This level of riding is right for me if: I can demonstrate control while maintaining a safe basic
balanced position while the horse is walking I can correctly
hold the reins I can halt a horse all by myself I can
ride a horse without being led by an adult I can lead a horse
comfortably I can mount and dismount a horse with assistance
from an adult I have attended horseback riding lessons, have
gone to horse camp or have experience with horses at home
Your magnificent summer adventure is about to begin! Push yourself
as you discover the challenge of walking on wires and ropes suspended
30 feet up in the air at a high ropes course. Soar on a
state-of-the-art zipline. Get your adrenaline pumping as you and your
fellow campers paddle a raft through rushing white water! Frolic and
romp through the National Forest with your backpack in search of the
perfect campsite for a night of camping out under that stars. This
week will inspire stories and the sense of adventure for a lifetime.
August 5 - 10 Natural
Wonders Entering 3rd - 5th $240/person (Ecology and
Get ready for an authentic outdoor camping experience perfect for
3rd through 5th grade girls. Observe the natural world as you discover
animal tracks, create art using nature and hike through different
ecosystems. Once you feel comfortable being immersed in the outdoors,
the next adventure begins! Listen to food sizzle over the campfire
when preparing it on your overnight camping trip to the pristine banks
of the Palisade Reservoir. Sleep in tents you pitched yourself with
your camping buddies. Laugh and smile while creating skits and songs
to share with new friends.
The Wizarding World of Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis is complete with fantastic
beasts, mystical creatures and magical enchantments. Brew your own
potions and hunt for dragon eggs. Learn how to conjure fire and enjoy
a delicious treat as a reward. Become a Quidditch player, test your
courage defeating the Dark Arts, and mingle with other wizards at the
Leaky Cauldron. Don’t forgot to bring your wizarding and magical apparel!
Troop and Family Camps
*Important - For the safety of our girls, all adults attending any
troop or family session must be registered Girl Scout members and have
a current background check on file with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage.
Core Camp Grades: Entering 2nd - 8th $125/person
Take your troop on an adventure that they will be talking about for
all next school year! Girls will giggle, cheer, sing and create
memories together. Our core camp sessions are an easy and fun way for
girls and their adult volunteers to experience the great outdoors
together! Our outstanding and qualified camp staff lead activity
areas, provide knowledge of outdoor skills and nature, and provide
leadership and guidance during meals and all-camp group activities.
Troop leaders and volunteers get to join in on all the camp fun while
providing supervision and guidance to the girls. Best of all, our
summer camps are safe, hands-on and inspiring.
Camp program fees include all program areas, meals and supervisory
staff (including lifeguards, kitchen staff and health care staff).
Each troop should bring at least two adult volunteers or leaders.
Please pick the date and location of core camp that works the best for
The more the merrier! Gather as a whole family for an unforgettable
camp getaway! Between hiking, archery, campfires and special all-camp
activities, there’s tons of activities that the whole family can enjoy
together. Frolic with your family around our beautiful and rustic
campsites surrounded by tall pine trees and quaking aspens. The
adventures you share together will become memories, silly songs and
cheerful stories that you will cherish all winter long. At Girl Scout
family camp, everyone is invited to join in on the fun including
parents, grandparents, cousins, and even little brothers! Book your
next family vacation with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Camps! Each
family should consist of at least one registered Girl Scout and all
adults attending must be registered Girl Scout members and have a
background check. All meals are provided, and accommodations sleep up
to eight people. All families will be placed in their own sleeping accommodations.
Join us for a 4th of July camping experience you will never forget
at our camp in McCall, ID! Rediscover the feeling of an all-American
summer camp with your family by your side. Enjoy a delicious outdoor
cookout over an open fire. Learn or perfect outdoor skills including
archery, paddling and nature exploration. Discover the relaxing sounds
of nature on an afternoon wildlife stroll or push yourself on a
challenging adventure hike. Celebrate the 4th of July by traveling
into town to watch fireworks or staying at camp to roast s’mores and
sing around a campfire.
Come to our beautiful mountain retreat, Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis, and enjoy
a weekend of great family fun! Campers of all ages get inspired by the
beauty of this rustic hideaway and discover new pastimes, including
archery and outdoor skills. Create one-of-a-kind works of art out of
different mediums during craft times. Learn many different outdoor
cooking techniques to wow your taste buds and impress your family.
Sing traditional Girl Scout camp songs and make s’mores around the campfire.
Choose the weekend that works best for you: June 14 - 16 or July 12
Hey Girls! Bring your aunt, mom, grandma, adult sister or another
special female caregiver to Camp Alice Pittenger for an unforgettable
weekend retreat! Enjoy all the fun outdoor activities that camp has to
offer while spending quality time together. At the arts and crafts
cabin joyfully nicknamed the Tinker Shop, create a keepsake piece of
art together as a memento of your time at camp.
Splash, dive and laugh together in the swimming area. Go on a
canoeing adventure and see who is the fastest paddler. Girls just want
to have fun at Camp Alice Pittenger!
Each girl and her female relative share a cabin with another pairing
based on grade level. Parents and guardians are responsible for
participating with and supervising girls. Campers can request a buddy
group for their cabin.
Grab your uncle, dad, grandpa, adult brother or another special male
caregiver in your life for a weekend of water fun, luau style! What is
more exciting than a day at the lake paddling canoes, stand-up paddle
boards and fun-yaks? Of course, there will be the opportunity to get
creative with watercolor paints at arts and crafts. Don’t forget about
our camp luau complete with grass skirts and leis! This camp weekend
is going to be a total splash for you and your guy! 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.
Add-on Lake Cruise Available:
See McCall, Idaho and beautiful, pristine Payette Lake like you’ve
never seen it before while cruising on board “The IDAHO.” Hear about
local history and various points of interest during your cruise. The
cruises are at a special Girl Scout rate of $15 per person. This must
be pre-ordered and paid in full by May 25, 2019. All participants must
arrive 1 hour before the cruise begins.
CAP Core Camp 1 - June 23rd, 2019- 2:00 to 3:30 pm
CAP Core Camp 2 - July 21st, 2019- 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Me and My Gal 1 - June 16th, 2019- 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Jack & Jill - June 30th, 2019- 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Me and My Gal 2 - July 14th, 2019- 2:00 to 3:30 pm
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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
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
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
d. Staff will act as models for girls to look up to while they are
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.