Updates from September 2020
Camp Wai Lani
We’re in the final stages of obtaining the certificate of occupancy for Kilo Hoku units. We expect to receive it any day and construction crews are no longer on property.
For the past several months, our rangers have been completing the 2019-2020 annual work plans for their camps.
Lately, they have been working on readying the camp properties for return of troops for troop meetings. After thoroughly researching sanitization standards in the wake of COVID-19, the rangers worked together to develop cleaning protocols that will keep our girls and volunteers safe when they visit camp for meetings. In preparation, the rangers have deep-cleaned meeting rooms, installed signage, and de-cluttered rooms making them easier to sanitize.
Over the summer and early fall, our rangers spend much of their time mowing grass and ensuring properties are ready should a hurricane arise. Hurricane prep at Girl Scout Camp is very similar to your at-home preparations. Rangers trim loose tree limbs, monitor leaning trees, ensure items stored outside are secured, and make sure all equipment is in working order and filled with gas so they’re ready to respond.
Our Rangers Have Gone Digital!
Possibly one of the most impressive things our Rangers have participated in over the past few months is virtual program opportunities like the Ranger Diaries, Virtual Girl Scout Destinations and Summer Camp In a Box. These program offerings and social media campaigns ensure that Girl Scouts throughout west central Florida and beyond can still feel connected to our camps and the Girl Scout mission, even if we need to be apart for now.
Through The Ranger Diaries, Ranger Courtney, Ranger Darryl, Ranger Deb, and Ranger Steve share the things you know and love about our camps: nature, adventure, and even some improvements for when we can finally return! Plus, some fun things you might not know. We share big updates (like this one) in our blog, and we’ll share even more on social media; so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Our Virtual Destinations Series allows girls to explore camp (and the world!) from the comfort of their homes. Each event in this monthly series has a different theme and is open to all Girl Scouts and their friends and families. In July and August, Rangers Courtney and Darryl led us around Camp Wildwood and Camp Wai Lani (respectively). Plus, there’s still time to register for the September 26 session at Camp Dorothy Thomas with Ranger Steve.
Throughout Summer Camp In a Box, our rangers ensured girls felt connected to camp through live-streamed flag ceremonies, campfires, and more.