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Online registration for Summer Camp is OPEN!

Summer camp is a life-changing experience for all girls. And now, more than ever, girls need Girl Scout Camp and the chance to be surrounded by natural beauty and our supportive all-girl environment. As we open our camps for an outstanding summer of fun and adventure in 2021, I want to assure you the health and safety of our campers, families and staff will be our highest priority.  Using guidance from the CDC, American Camp Association, Girl Scouts of the USA and local health districts we are taking safety and preventative precautions to keep our campers healthy and safe. We recognize circumstances may evolve leading up to camp, and we’ll keep you informed as you prepare your girl to rediscover camp, friendships, nature and adventure.

All Sessions
Date Name Grade in Fall 2021 Camp
June 7 -
June 11
Camp Classics K-5 Camp Echo
June 14 -
June 18
Art Outdoors K-3 Camp Echo
June 14 -
June 18
Adventure Seekers 4-8 Camp Echo
June 14 -
June 25
Counselor-in-Training 9-12 Camp Echo
June 21 -
June 25
Nature Explorers K-3 Camp Echo
June 21 -
June 25
Culinary Creations 4-8 Camp Echo
June 21 -
June 25
Mountain Girls 4-8 CAP
June 21 -
July 2
Advanced Counselor-in-Training 11-12 CAP
June 28 -
July 2
Animal Lovers K-5 Camp Echo
June 28 -
July 2
Program Aid 6-8 Camp Echo
June 28 -
July 2
Mountain Girls 2-5 CAP
June 28 -
July 2
Midnight Madness 6-10 CAP
July 6 -
July 9
Art Outdoors K-3 Camp Echo
July 6 -
July 9
Mad Scientist 4-8 Camp Echo
July 6 -
July 9
Gold Go-Getter 9-12 Camp Echo
July 6 -
July 9
My BFF & Me! 2-8 CAP
July 12 -
July 16
Culinary Creations 4-8 Camp Echo
July 12 -
July 16
Imagination Station K-3 Camp Echo
July 12 -
July 16
Art on the Lake 4-8 CAP
July 12 -
July 23
Counselor-in-Training 10-12 CAP
July 19 -
July 23
Program Aid 6-8 Camp Echo
July 19 -
July 23
Wild Water Week K-5 Camp Echo
July 19 -
July 23
Art on the Lake 2-5 CAP
July 19 - July 23 Cadette Challenge 6-8 CAP
July 19 -
July 23
Gold Go-Getter 9-12 CAP
July 26 -
July 30
Animal Lovers K-5 Camp Echo
July 26 -
July 30
Nature Photographers 6-8 Camp Echo
July 26 -
July 30
Camp H20 4-8 CAP
July 26 -
July 30
High Adventure Challenge 9-12 CAP
July  26 - August 6 Counselor-in-Training 9-12 Camp Echo
August 2 - August 6 Great Girl Scout Bake-Off K-3 Camp Echo
August 2 - August 6 Fantastic Art 4-8 Camp Echo
August 5 - August 7 Me & My Gal K- 6 TAM
August 9 - August 11 Core Camp Girl Scout troops of all ages TAM
August 9 - August 13 Gold Go-Getter 9-12 Camp Echo
August 9 - August 13 Wild Water Week K-5 Camp Echo
August 9 - August 13 Dreamwork Teamwork 6-8 Camp Echo
August 12 - August 14 Core Camp Girl Scout troops of all ages TAM
August 14 - August 15 Me & My Gal K-6 TAM
October 1 - October 3 Fall Core Camp Girl Scout troops of all ages CAP
October 8 - October 10 Fall Me & My Gal K-5 CAP
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Camp Echo - Day Camps

  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Type: Day Camp
  • Featured Activities: Hiking in the foothills, arts & crafts, STEM, water play, field trips, biking
  • Camp Fairy: Fairy CeCe (and her very mischievous and playful brothers - Kyle and Kevin)

Nestled just outside downtown Boise, Camp Echo has so much fun to offer! With foothill walking trails just steps outside of our front door, an expansive lawn area to play games and access to the Greenbelt bike trail minutes from camp, the possibilities are endless. Welcoming all girls, Camp Echo has the joy of traditional Girl Scout summer camp in a day camp format! 

2021 Summer Sessions
Camp Classics
  • Date: June 7-11
  • Price: $175
  • Grade in Fall 2021: K-5th
  • Theme: Traditional camp fun        

Come and discover the fun of Camp Echo! Every day is a new day of adventure and creativity! Create art while listening to stories about our favorite Camp Fairy CeCe, joyfully squeal while dancing through the sprinklers, and discover adventure on a hike in the foothills! On top of all that, we will sing camp songs, go on a field trip, ride bikes and make new friends. Who’s ready for summer?

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Art Outdoors
  • Session 1: June 14-18 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
    • Price: $175 
  • Session 2: July 6-9
    • Price: $165
  • Grade in Fall 2021: K-3rd
  • Theme: Art projects in nature

Ready, set, create! This summer, we are letting our creative side shine! Paint a mural, play with clay, tie-dye a shirt, bead a bracelet, and create a sculpture inspired by our natural surroundings. When we are done with our art projects, we will use our imaginations to create skits, sing songs, and move our bodies to music. Hip hip hooray! It’s a fun day to create and play! 

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Adventure Seekers

  • Date: June 14-18
  • Price: $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 4-8th
  • Theme: Outdoor skills, hiking, and biking  

Ready for an adventure? Lace-up your tennis shoes for this action-packed week, where we will explore the local spaces around us by hiking, walking, biking, and running! Hike up a huge hill in the foothills, bike down the greenbelt, and discover trail running. When back at camp, create an awesome tie-dye shirt, cool off in the sprinklers, and have fun with camp traditions.

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Counselor-in-Training
  • Session 1: June 14-25
    • Price: $265 
  • Session 2: July 26 - August 6
    • Price: $265 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 9-12th
  • Theme: Teen leadership

Do you dream of being a camp counselor someday? Do you love being around little kids and all the goofy things they say and do? As a CIT at Camp Echo, you will get a behind the scenes look at what it means to be a Day Camp Counselor! Girls will shadow camp counselors, learn how to lead games and songs, discover the best tips and tricks of how to mentor younger campers, improve their camp leadership skills and leave a lasting project at Camp Echo for girls to enjoy for years to come. With your CIT peers by your side, honor your adventures and successes at the end of your two weeks with a special celebration.

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Nature Explorers
  • Date: June 21-25
  • Price: $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: K-3rd
  • Theme: Outdoor skills, nature, and hiking

Squirrels, minks, and deer, oh my! Discover and explore the nature surrounding our camp. Go on a hike in the foothills to interact with the different types of ecosystems surrounding us, walk to MK Nature Center to discover different types of animals that live on land and in the water, and using our senses we will create different types of nature art. When not interacting up close with nature, enjoy our traditional camp activities including a water obstacle course, creating tie-dye, and playing with STEM toys! 

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Culinary Creations
  • Session 1: June 21-25
    • Price: $190 
  • Session 2: July 12-16
    • Price: $190 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 4-8th
  • Theme: Cooking

Ready for a flavor explosion? Join us for a week of creating amazing snacks and meals! Explore different cooking and baking techniques, use new ingredients to spice up your cooking, safely practice knife skills, and create a recipe from another culture! After building your techniques and recipes, end the week by preparing a meal in an Iron Chef-style competition with secret ingredients! 

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Animal Lovers
  • Session 1: June 28 - July 2
    • Price: $175
  • Session 2: July 26-30
    • Price: $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: K-5th
  • Theme: Animals

Did you know that there are 60 different species of eagles? Did you know that dogs can run up to 20 miles per hour? Join us at Camp Echo for a week of fur, feathers, and scales! Explore different types of animal habitats ranging from tiny ant holes to gigantic eagle’s nests! Interact safely with animal visitors and learn all about pet care. Show love to animals at the Idaho Humane Society by creating a toy for them. It’s an animal lover’s dream!

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Program Aid
  • Session 1: June 28 - July 2
    • Price: $175 
  • Session 2: July 19-23
    • Price: $175
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 6-8th
  • Theme: Middle school leadership program

Hey middle schoolers, do you love working with kids? Join us at Camp Echo for a week of discovering how to be a mentor for younger Girl Scouts! Explore the basics of how to lead games, songs, and activities and learn techniques of how to engage younger campers. With your peer group by your side, lead our Daisy and Brownie campers through a Journey to earn your LiA Award.

Please Note: Campers enrolled in this session will complete their council-designed Program Aid leadership course and earn the LiA Award. They will not be completing all the required service hours for the Program Aid pin during this session.

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Mad Scientist 
  • Date: July 6-9
  • Price: $165 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 4-8th
  • Theme: STEM

Get messy with the chemistry of cooking, challenge yourself and your teammates to create the tallest tower out of just spaghetti noodles, make a car that can drive the straightest, a paper airplane that can do turns and flips, have a robot dance party, and make an epic reverse space tie-dye shirt. It’s time for some STEM shenanigans!

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Gold Go-Getter
  • Session 1: July 6-9
    • Price: $165 
  • Session 2: August 9-13
    • Price: $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 9-12th
  • Theme: Leadership skills, begin Gold Award process

Gold Award Girl Scouts have done amazing things! The most prestigious award in the world for girls, the Gold Award has girls create a lasting solution to a challenge she’s identified on a local, national, or even global scale. This may seem daunting and we are here to help you jumpstart your process! With your peers by your side, receive the required Gold Award training, tackle some of the pre-requisites (including starting a journey), learn how to navigate GoGold, and discover tips and tricks on how to successfully complete your Gold Award.

Please Note: Girls will not be earning their Gold Award during this program. This is a camp session to help kick-start the process. No prior Girl Scout experience is required to attend this session.

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Imagination Station
  • Date: July 12-16
  • Price: $175
  • Grade in Fall 2021: K-3rd
  • Theme: Drama, acting, and imagination

Bring your imagination to life! Discover the exciting world of drama through make-believe and play. Learn different dances on the grassy lawn, play silly games to help you stimulate your imagination, make creative costumes, design a backdrop for your show, and perform a play at the end of the week!

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Wild Water Week
  • Session 1: July 19-23
    • Price: $175 
  • Session 2: August 9-13
    • Price: $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: K-5th
  • Theme: Water play

Back by popular demand! Grab your towel and sunscreen because we are going to have some epic water fun! Spend time each day in the splash zone doing different waterplay activities. Jump through the sprinklers, squirt each other during an epic team water battle, have a wet relay race, and create a water obstacle course. When not doing water play, participate in all our favorite camp activities including hiking, crafts, and tie-dye.

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Nature Photographers 
  • Date: July 26-30
  • Price:  $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 6-8th
  • Theme: Photography

Discover nature in a whole new way- from behind the lens of a camera! Go on a hike and take pictures using different perspectives. Practice with different photography techniques, use different types of cameras, and learn how to edit digital pictures. Use your prints to create a one-of-a-kind memory album from your week at camp.

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Great Girl Scout Bake-Off
  • Date: August 2-6
  • Price: $190 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: K-3rd
  • Theme: Cooking and baking

Calling all bakers! It’s time to hit the kitchen to cook homemade desserts. What will your favorite be? No-bake cookies? Ice cream? Dutch oven cobbler? There are so many good choices! On top of all the baking, get creative with frosting as you compete in a cupcake decorating contest, and use Girl Scout cookies as your secret ingredient in a “Chopped” style bake-off!

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Fantastic Art
  • Date: August 2-6
  • Price: $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 4-8th grade
  • Theme: Art

Ready, set, create! It’s time to show your creative side at this camp session specifically about creating art! Use the inspiration around you to inspire projects using different mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpting. Get your imagination flowing with inspiring artistic sessions. When not creating beautiful projects, participate in all our favorite camp activities including hiking, water play, and tie-dye. 

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Dreamwork Teamwork
  • Date: August 9-13
  • Price: $175 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 6-8th
  • Theme: Drama and acting

It’s showtime! It takes a lot of teamwork and pizazz to put on Broadway production- camp style of course! From picking the script to the final bow, your group will design sets, create costumes, and learn all the aspects of putting on a play. At the end of the week, you will proudly present your masterpiece to the camp. 

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Camp Alice Pittenger - Resident Camps

  • Location: McCall, ID
  • Type: Overnight Camp
  • Featured Activities: Stand-up paddleboards, canoeing, swimming, low ropes course, archery
  • Camp Fairy: Phifanella

For 81 amazing years, Girl Scouts have been creating memories of camp magic on the shores of Payette Lake at Camp Alice Pittenger. Girls laugh while singing camp songs around the campfire, cheer for each other while racing canoes, build sisterhood helping each other succeed on the low ropes course and giggle the night away over silly stories in their cabins. Camp Alice Pittenger’s deep traditions have girls coming back year after year, sometimes even generation after generation.  

2021 Summer Sessions
Mountain Girls
  • Session 1: June 21-25 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $405 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 2-8th
  • Session 2: June 28 - July 2 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $405 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 2-5th
  • Theme: Traditional camp with an outdoor focus

“City girls, they wear those fancy high heels. Country girls, they wear the same. Mountain girls just wear old hiking boots but they get there just the same- YeeHaw!”

Join us at Camp Alice Pittenger for all your favorite camp activities- shoot arrows at the archery range, make art, go swimming in Payette Lake, paddle a canoe, and gain confidence while balancing on a stand-up paddleboard. On the last evening of camp, circle around the campfire to sing songs and perform skits with the whole camp for a picture-perfect summer.

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Advanced Counselor-in-Training
  • Date: June 21 - July 2 -  Only  1 spot available!
  • Price: $530 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 11-12th
  • Theme: Advanced teen leadership

Your heart belongs to Camp Alice Pittenger: it’s time to be an Advanced Counselor-in-Training! Use your leadership and camp programming skills as you work directly with camp staff, spend time in the unit, help with “behind the scenes” projects, and have fun at your favorite program area. You’ll get to carry on a service project to benefit camp and learn more about camp management too.

Please Note: Advanced Counselor-in-Training campers have no supervisory role over campers. Completing the Counselor-in-Training program is preferred but not required to attend Advanced Counselor-in-Training.

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Midnight Madness
  • Date: June 28 - July 2 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $405 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 6-10th
  • Theme: Thrilling nocturnal adventures

Experience the fun of camp after dark! Spend your nights making glow-in-the-dark crafts, playing nighttime games, having a sunset swim, and a midnight snack! Then sleep the mornings away while everyone else is awake.  

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My BFF & Me!
  • Date: July 6-9 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $330
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 2-8th
  • Theme: Camp adventures with your friend

What is more fun than going to camp? Going to camp with your bestie! Grab your best friend, sister, or cousin for an unforgettable adventure. Sleep in the same cabin, paddle a canoe together and create a “double the fun” art project!

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Art on the Lake
  • Session 1: July 12-16 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $405 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 4-8th
  • Session 2: July 19-23 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $405 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 2-5th
  • Theme: Create and explore with varying projects

Let your true artist shine as we explore the world of art! See what your imagination can do as you play with landscape drawing, photographs, perspective, and collage. Use different mediums including paint, clay, and pastels to express yourself. Finish off the week with an art show for your fellow campers!

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Counselor-in-Training
  • Date: July 12-23 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $580
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 10-12th 
  • Theme: Teen leadership

Do you dream of being a camp counselor someday? Do you love being around little kids and all the goofy things they say and do? As a CIT at Camp Alice Pittenger, you will get the behind the scenes look at what it is like being a Camp Counselor! Girls will shadow camp counselors, learn how to lead games and songs, discover the best tips and tricks of how to mentor younger campers, improve their camp leadership skills and leave a lasting project at Camp Alice Pittenger for girls to enjoy for years to come. With your CIT peers by your side, honor your adventures and successes at the end of your two weeks with a special celebration.

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Cadette Challenge
  • Date: July 19-23 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price:  $480
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 6-8th
  • Theme: Outdoor adventures

Cadette Challenge is back by popular demand! Are you ready to take on the ultimate camp challenge? Spend your days exploring camp and the surrounding areas by foot, bike, and canoe! Start off your adventure by practicing your strokes in the canoe and doing the tippy-canoe test. Take things to the next level for an overnight canoeing trip to the island! When returning back to camp, jump on a mountain bike and have an adventure exploring Ponderosa State Park. Finish the week off with an all-day hike and sleeping under the stars in hammocks. 

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Gold Go-Getter
  • Date: July 19-23 - 2  Spots Available!
  • Price: $405 
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 9-12th
  • Theme: Leadership skills, begin Gold Award process

Gold Award Girl Scouts have done amazing things! The most prestigious award in the world for girls, the Gold Award has girls create a lasting solution to a challenge she’s identified on a local, national, or even global scale. This may seem daunting and we are here to help you jumpstart your process! With your peers by your side, receive the required Gold Award training, tackle some of the pre-requisites (including starting a journey), learn how to navigate GoGold, and discover tips and tricks on how to successfully complete your Gold Award.

Please Note: Girls will not be earning their Gold Award during this program. This is a camp session to help kick-start the process. No prior Girl Scout experience is required to attend this session.

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Camp H20
  • Date: July 26-30 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $405
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 4-8th
  • Theme: Water sports

Grab your towel and sunscreen because we are heading down to the water! Spend time each day swimming in the lake and paddling in the water. Become a super paddler, have a splash contest, run through a water obstacle course, and do stand-up paddleboard yoga!  

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High Adventure Challenge
  • Date: July 26-30 -  FULL (Waitlist only)
  • Price: $480
  • Grade in Fall 2021: 9-12th
  • Theme: High adventure

Hey, high schoolers! Grab your swimsuit, hiking boots, bike helmet, and sense of adventure for an action-filled week! Start off your adventure by going on a short paddling adventure with a picnic lunch and then take things to the next level for an overnight canoeing trip to the island. Once returning from the island, strap on your hiking boots for an all-day adventure hike in Ponderosa State Park. End your week with an exciting mountain bike ride!

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2021 Fall Programs
Fall Core Camp
  • Date: October 1-3
  • Price: $115
  • Girl Scout Troops of all Ages

Giggle, sing, cheer, play, and create memories with your Girl Scout troop at Camp Alice Pittenger! Embrace the change of weather and fall colors as you create a craft, learn about nature, and make a dessert over a campfire. In the evening before heading back to your cabin, sing songs around the campfire and go on a night experience hike! Best of all, troop leaders and volunteers get to join in on all the fun!  

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Fall Me & My Gal
  • Date: October 8-10
  • Price: $90 
  • Girl Scouts entering Kindergarten to 5th grade with their favorite female adult

Hey Girls! Bring your aunt, grandma, mom, adult sister, or another special female caregiver to Camp Alice Pittenger for an unforgettable fall weekend! Enjoy all the fun outdoor activities that camp has to offer including hiking and learning about nature surrounded by fall colors. At the arts and crafts cabin joyfully nicknamed the “Tinker Shop,” create a keepsake piece of art as a memento of your time at camp. In the evening, sing songs around the campfire and go on a night hike! 

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Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis - Overnight Troop Camps

  • Location: Swan Valley, ID
  • Type: Overnight Camp
  • Featured Activities: Archery, slingshots, adventure hiking, outdoor skills, arts & crafts
  • Camp Fairy: Fairy Tam

Snuggled in the sub-alpine firs and wildflowers of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis is a mountain hide-a-way for Girl Scouts to explore nature, connect to the outdoors and discover their strengths. Girls will confidently face outdoor challenges from adventure hikes to mastering archery and creating delicious meals over the campfire. Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis is our hub to high adventure and outdoor exploration!  

2021 Summer Sessions
Core Camp
  • Session 1: August 9-11 -  Only 13 Spots Available 
  • Session 2: August 12-14 -  Only 14 Spots Available 
  • Price: $115
  • Girl Scout troops of all ages

Start your troop year off with an amazing outdoor getaway to Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis! Let our camp staff guide your troop in camp activities including hiking, outdoor cooking, archery, slingshots, nature art, and singing camp songs. End your visit to camp with our traditional campfire program under starry skies. We’ll provide the program and meals, troop leaders and adult volunteers provide supervision and transportation.

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*NEW* Me & My Gal
  • Date: August 5-7 Only 12 Spots Left!
  • Price: $115
  • Girl Scouts entering Kindergarten to 6th grade with their favorite female adult

Hey Girls! Bring your aunt, grandma, mom, adult sister, or another special female caregiver to Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis for an unforgettable overnight! Enjoy all the fun outdoor activities that camp has to offer while spending quality time together. Go on an adventure hike, create an art project together, and enjoy s’mores around the campfire. Girls just want to have fun at Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis! 

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Me & My Gal
  • Date: August 14-15 -  Only 7 spots left!
  • Price: $90 after April 15
  • Girl Scouts entering Kindergarten to 6th grade with their favorite female adult

Hey Girls! Bring your aunt, grandma, mom, adult sister, or another special female caregiver to Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis for an unforgettable overnight! Enjoy all the fun outdoor activities that camp has to offer while spending quality time together. Go on an adventure hike, create an art project together, and enjoy s’mores around the campfire. Girls just want to have fun at Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis! 

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Camp Form

Camp Registration and Campership Form
This form is to be used only if you are unable to access the online registration. We have financial aid available for all camps! (Registering online will be result in a faster review.)

About Camp

Frequently Asked Questions
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FAQs for the 2021 Summer Camp season!

What are the pick-up and drop-off times for Camp Alice Pittenger?
Drop-off at Camp Alice Pittenger is on Monday from 3pm to 4pm and pick-up is between 10am and 11am.

What are the daily pick-up and drop-off times for Camp Echo?
At Camp Echo, drop-off is between 8:30am and 9:15am. Pick-up is from 4:30pm and 5:15pm. Please let the Camp Director know if you need to pick-up or drop-off your camper outside of that timeframe.

What are the arrival and departure times for Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis?
Arrival at Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis is 3pm to 4pm. Departure on the last day of your session will be at 11am.

What happens if I get put on a waitlist?
As camps fill, we have a waitlist. You will go through the registration process and although your credit card information is collected, the deposit is NOT charged. If a slot opens up, the Camp Registrar will call waitlisted campers in the order in which they signed up. At that time, you may choose to accept or refuse the slot.

How do I get the “Early Squirrel” discount?
To receive the Early Squirrel discount, register for camp before April 15 th . You only need to put down the $50 non-refundable deposit to secure the Early Squirrel pricing.

My girl isn’t in a Girl Scout troop, can she still go to camp?
Yes! All girls are welcome to join any of our camp sessions. Simply register for camp and a Girl Scout staff member will reach out to sign your girl up for a Girl Scout membership. Girl Scout memberships cost $40 to $55 a year and allow girls to attend fun activities throughout the school year in addition to camp. Financial aid is available.

Can my camper have her cell phone, smart watch, tablet, gaming device, pager, or other electronic device at camp?
By disconnecting and leaving all electronics at home, girls are able to create friendships, build independence, connect with nature and discover new skills. In case of an emergency at home, please call or email the Camp Director and we will connect you with your camper.

Can I send my camper with snacks and food?
At Camp Alice Pittenger and Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis, we provide three meals a day plus snacks. We do not allow any outside food at camp, please do not send additional food for your camper.

At Camp Echo, we provide two snacks a day. Please send your camper with a lunch.

What should I pack for camp?
For Camp Echo, please send your camper daily with a backpack, lunch, water bottle, face mask and sun protection. On the first day of camp, the Camp Director will send home a list of which days your camper needs special items like a bathing suit or tie-dye shirt.

For Camp Alice Pittenger and Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis, you will receive a full packing list in the spring.

What if my camper has food allergies or dietary restrictions?
We strive to provide all campers with delicious and healthy foods regardless of dietary restrictions. When registering for camp, please list all your camper’s dietary needs so we can prepare for her arrival. Please speak with your camper about advocating for her dietary needs when she is at camp. If your camper has menu changing dietary needs (such as gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or egg free), there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of the special items we are purchasing. We do not allow any outside food at camp, please do not send additional food for your camper.

What if my camper takes daily medication?
We have systems in place to make sure each child gets the medication they need. No camper is permitted to keep medications of any kind on them or in their cabin. EpiPens and inhalers are the ONLY exceptions. This includes prescription drugs and over-the-counter items such as Tylenol, Sudafed or cough drops. All medications that are brought to camp will be given to the qualified camp health staff on drop-off day. All prescription and over-the counter medications need to be sent in the original bottle with the doctor’s name, dosage, and usage instructions on the bottle, if applicable. Please put all medication bottles to be used during camp in a clear zip-lock bag with your child’s name and instructions for administration on it. Qualified camp staff will dispense all necessary medications as needed. All medications will be returned to you when you pick up your child.

Do campers earn Girl Scout badges at camp?
Yes! We will send home all completed Girl Scout badges with your camper!

My camper ordered a sweatshirt/t-shirt/care package, when will she receive it?
Your camper will receive all her camp swag on the first day of camp.

Can my camper come with a buddy or her friend?
Yes! The more the merrier! Camp is so much fun when you get to build and share the memories with friends. Please list your camper’s buddy on her registration form so we can place them together in a cabin. We try to accommodate all buddy requests.

Where will my camper be sleeping at overnight camp?
At Camp Alice Pittenger, campers sleep in non-electric cabins on bunk beds. At Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis, campers sleep either in non-electric cabins or in platform tents.

My Girl Scout earned a $100 camp certificate in the 2020 cookie program, how do we use that credit? 
If you earned the $100 camp certificate from the cookie program, please contact customer care to apply your credit to your camp session. 

With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, what actions are you taking to keep our Girl Scout campers, families, and staff safe this summer at camp?

Using guidance from the CDC, American Camp Association, Girl Scouts of the USA and local health districts, we are taking safety and preventative precautions to keep everyone at camp healthy and safe. This summer you will see-

·        Increased handwashing and hygiene practices

·        Increased sanitation practices

·        Increased number of camp staff

·        Smaller group sizes- operating our camps at half capacity

·        Outdoor based activities and meals

·        Wearing masks

·        Property improvements to help increase social distancing

As the pandemic is still ongoing prior to your camp session, all families registered will receive our most up-to-date information on our Communicable Disease Plan for camp, how we are keeping everyone healthy and steps your family can take to set your camper up for success.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: In anticipation of a camper’s attendance, various expenses are incurred, such as supplies, equipment, registration, and camp staffing costs. Accordingly, there is a non-refundable deposit as follows: $50 deposit per camper. Group sessions, deposit is per group (Core, Me & My Gal). Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A request for the refund must be submitted in writing to the Camp Registrar via customercare@girlscouts-ssc.org. No refunds are given if a girl returns home during camp because of homesickness, inappropriate behavior, and/or other circumstances. Circumstances when payment will automatically be refunded: if GSSSC cancels a session for any reason. If you did not receive the campership amount requested, you can receive a full refund of payments, including deposit. If your camper becomes ill or is under quarantine and cannot attend the session, and it is not possible to move to a new session, your payments will be refunded less the $50 non-refundable deposit. We will make every effort to find a new camp session for your camper to attend.

Merchandise Cancellation/Refund Policy: During the camp registration process, camp merchandise like hoodies and care packages are available for purchase to be delivered to your camper while she is at camp. At any time prior to May 1, 2021, you may cancel or change your merchandise selection. Merchandise will not be automatically refunded if you cancel your camp session. Between May 1 and August 15, 2021, seasonal camp merchandise may be returned or exchanged through our Silver Sage Retail Store. After August 15, all seasonal camp merchandise sales are final.

Using Cookie Dough for Camp

To use Cookie Dough to pay for a registration fee for Summer Camp, you must register online with a $50 deposit to secure your spot.  Once you have completed your registration, then either drop off or mail the Cookie Dough to the Boise Office (ATTN: Camp Registrar; 8948 W Barnes St. Boise, ID 83709).    

Cookie Dough Reminders:

  • Make sure to follow all guidelines listed on the Cookie Dough.  
  • Expired cookie dough will not be accepted.  
  • Cookie Dough recipient name must match the name on the registration, or be a sister.  
  • Cookie Dough may be used for girls participating in Core Camp, but may not be shared by non-related troop members.  
  • If registering for Me & My Gal or My BFF & Me sessions, cookie dough is only accepted for the girl registrant, not the adult. 
  • Deposits paid online with a credit card are eligible for a cookie dough reimbursement.
  • Reimbursements will be processed within 2 weeks of receipt. 
  • Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is not responsible for cookie dough lost in transit.
Camp Philosophy & Goals

Goals and Objectives for Camper Development

The following list details goals and objectives for Camp Alice Pittenger, Camp Echo, 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), Camp Echo, 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, Camp Echo, 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, Camp Echo, 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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