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11 Cool Camps You Don't Want To Miss This Summer


Cool Camps

Looking for something a little different this summer? Our creative camp staff has been working to devise some unique experiences that might not think of when you consider summer camp. We still have plenty of camps that deal with the traditional experiences - horseback riding, hiking, skiing, canoeing. But if you're in the mood for something daring, new and exciting, you might want to consider...

 

1. Time Travel

Don’t just #ThrowbackThursday, go to a whole new extreme when you live life as a pioneer girl for a week. When you sign up to stay at Camp Wildwood’s special Homestead site, you are really stepping back in time. After immersing yourself in this experience you’ll be a butter-churning, candle-dipping, fire-cooking pro.

June 24-27, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 2 - 5

June 28-July 4, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 2 - 5

 

2. Zombie Preparedness

Avoid letting your summer become a walking dud by spending a week preparing for disaster. You’ll be trained in the survival skills that will help you live off the land, find shelter and food in times of need, communicate with others (without cell phones…yes, it can be done) and purify your water with simple, everyday items. Then take these skills into the dark as you spend a night in tents.

June 21-24, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 6 - 12

July 15-18, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 6 - 12

 

3. Explorer Habitats

Do you know how cool gopher tortoises are? (In fact, do you even know what a gopher tortoise is?) It’s about time you find out. You’ll see them in action around camp and digging into their burrows. They may even stop by your campfire on cookout night. Learn how you can help protect their habitats and other cool Florida critters.

June 14-20, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 2-5

 

4. Set Sail

Sure, sailing itself isn't a revolutionary idea (people have been doing it for quite some time), but have YOU ever really taken control of a sailboat? Because, it's a pretty cool experience that most people can't claim to have done. Not only do you get to glide across Crescent Lake at Camp Scoutcrest, but you get to learn about knots and cool words like "hoist" and "jib" that you can work into future conversations. 

June 21-24, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 6 - 12

June 24-27, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 4 - 5

July 5-11, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 4 - 12

 

5. Find Art in Nature

A great work of art is just a pine cone away. Or maybe you prefer to work with leaves. What you use to create your masterpiece is entirely up to you with all of nature at your fingertips as you collect materials from around the camp. You’ll learn about those materials found growing around you and have fun getting creative.

June 24-27, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 2 - 5

July 5-11, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 2 - 5

 

6. iNature

For the older girls who might have a little separation anxiety from their trusty smartphone during a camp stay, this camp was designed just for them. Rather than severing your technological connection for a week, you can find out how it can actually help you connect with nature. You’ll learn all about the apps to identify constellations, track animals, geocache and more. (Selfies optional.)

July 15-18, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 6 - 12

July 19-25, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 6 - 12 

 

7. Cavern Adventure

Pack your gear and hit the road on an expedition to the Florida panhandle. Your head up to Florida Caverns State Park and explore the secrets of the caverns. But that destination is only part of the story. You’ll swim in crystal clear springs, hike along old railroad bridges and even pay a visit to Florida State University to get a look at college campus life.

July 13-16, Travel Camp - for girls entering grades 9 - 12

 

8. Hunger Games

This is the camp where you make sure that the odds will be ever in your favor. Hone your archery skills to Katniss-like levels, practice knife safety and learn how to build a fire. Develop your survival skills, learn which berries not to eat and spend a night camping out in tents and listen for the call of the Mockingjay.

July 19-25, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 6 - 12

 

9. Grossology

Take a walk on the squishy side and find out about the things that are both disgusting and delightful! You’ll get to discover all of the creepy-crawly, icky, wild, wonderful weirdness that nature has to offer. Bring your bravery and creativity as you encounter edible bugs, make slime and get gross with cool science experiments.

July 5-11, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 2 - 5

 

10. Minds For Design

This is the THE camp for budding engineers. Unleash your inventive side as you make your ideas for improving the world through engineering projects a reality. Hear from female engineers about their careers, take an all-day field trip to see engineering in action, create, design, invent and build.

July 20-24, Leadership Center - for girls entering grades 6 - 12 

 

11. Nature Photography

Experience life at camp through the lens of a camera. You’ll learn the tips and tricks to making your own awesome compositions from the best uses of lighting to framing your pictures in order to create something amazing. Then you’ll be ready to photograph plants, animals, action shots and, of course, your new friends!

June 14-20, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 6 - 12 

July 5-11, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 6 - 12

July 12-15, Camp Wildwood - for girls entering grades 4 - 5

July 19-25, Camp Scoutcrest - for girls entering grades 4 - 5