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Camp Updates: October 2016


We are so beyond excited to share the latest updates at our camp properties - BIG things are happening! Who’s ready for new adventures in the great outdoors?

 Camp Indian Echo 

We are in the process of constructing a brand new Low Ropes Challenge Course and Gaint Swing at Camp Indian Echo! These new additions will allow girls to take safe risks, step out of their comfort zones and work together to strengthen their bonds. Here’s a sneak peek at the work that is being done. We can’t wait to get girls outdoors to enjoy this new feature at camp! Stay tuned for more information about reservations and facilitators coming soon.

 Camp Dorothy Thomas  

Check out these new photos of the refurbished Lady Bug unit at Camp Dorothy Thomas. This unit features a dormitory with bunk beds, leader's room, electricity, full kitchen, bathroom with showers and a fire circle. Capacity: 28, there are 12 bunk beds for girls that accommodate up to 24. The leaders sleep in a separate room that accommodates up to 4 people. This unit is suitable for all Grade Levels; however Daisies must sleep on the bottom bunks. Learn more and make your reservations today.

 Camp Wildwood 

The restoration of Gator Pond at Camp Wildwood is well underway! You've heard about the mining of peat at Gator Pond at Camp Wildwood. Take a look at what's going on out there. The plants have been removed on a section of the pond and the peat is being removed revealing the sandy bottom of the future lake!  A spring of fresh water is coming out of the bank and is being routed to the other side of the lake beyond a temporary dam.  While this is a long term project, we plan to have a swimming area available for girls to start enjoying the lake in 2017.

What is peat?
Peat is a brown material with a soil-like composition that is generally found growing in acidic and boggy soils. Peat consists of decaying vegetable matter and -- when added to soil -- enriches the area for better plant life. Peat can consist of either sapric, hemic or fibric materials, each with its own level of decomposition. Sapric peat has the highest level of decomposition; fibric has the least level of decomposition, containing intact fiber, while hemic is in the middle of the two. Learn more about the difference between peat and peat moss.

Find out more about all the awesome updates at our camp properties by visiting out Camp News page