When the snow is flying, all I want to do is think about warm weather and camp season! The camp guide for summer 2015 is at the printer and soon to be in your mailboxes. I was able to wrangle a sneak peek at the guide, to share a few snapshots with you. Camp Seawood has some great new general camp programs for this coming summer. Each week, the general camp programs have a specific theme, from art to nature and teambuilding adventures! Check out the sneak peek below.
What are you looking forward to this summer at Twin Hills?
10. Twin Hills Water Park.
9. Cookouts and campfires.
8. Hikes to the pond.
7. Arts and crafts projects.
5. “Captain’s Coming!”
4. Songs and dances.
3. Making new friends.
2. Girl Scout traditions.
1. The Campers!
Today is National S’mores Day which in other words is a Girl Scout camp holiday. Our camp experiences would not be complete without roasting marshmallows over the campfire for s’mores! Back in February, we posted some recipes for s’mores. In honor of National S’mores Day, I wanted to give you a quick “how to” on creating those roasting sticks our girls all know and love making at camp! Post your creative s’mores recipes below!
- Wire Coat hangers
- Wire cutters
- paint stirring sticks/wooden dowels
- duct tape (in fun colors, of course)
- marshmallows and a campfire
Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.
Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.
Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.
Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.
Weebles notes on the 2014 camp season
The woods are quiet but for the sound of songbirds and chipmunks. There’s no sound of little girls laughing and singing, the squeaky latrine doors or “where’s your buddy”. It’s been over a week since the last game of Captain’s Coming. When I went to camp this last week to do inventory, the silence was almost eerie. I could hear the pines groaning in the wind my little buddy the chipmunk sat and watched as I did my work.
We had a wonderful camp season this year! We had only a couple of rainy days and only one afternoon where thunder and lightning brought normal activities to a stop. We had so many Daisy Girls Scouts at camp and they loved to sing! We had Brownies who loved to clean and Juniors who are already asking about when they can become Program Aides. The days were full of songs and hikes and crafts and games, all the things that make camp so much fun for girls. Girls made new friends, learned new skills and tested their own limits. They camped out and cooked over a fire and learned the value of working as a team.
As I look back on this, my 10th season as a camp director, I realize that there this no place I would rather be and no other people I would rather be with than at Twin Hills with those amazing and wonderful girls and young women. I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the parents who send their girls to camp as well as to my wonderful staff who make it all possible. I’m already looking forward to next summer and planning the events that we hold at Twin Hills during the fall, winter and spring!
Yours in Scouting,
aka Camp Director Tammy
Despite our best efforts, we have several lost and found items still left at camp. All lost and found will be delivered to the Williston Girl Scout office this week. So, if you see an item in one of the photos below that belongs to you, just contact the ladies in Williston after Thursday, August 7 !
Thursday and Friday, last week, were very busy days at Twin Hills!
We had done an informal survey of campers during the thunderstorm on Wednesday and asked them what they liked, didn’t like and wished for camp. One thing that they asked for was a dance party. So, instead of the usual group campfire after the cookout, we had a dance party in the pavilion with music and dancing and glow stick and s’mores. It was so much fun and the girls said it was “the best dance party EVER”
After a successful camp out, staff treated the girls to a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs and told them they would have a surprise waiting for them once the tents were taken care of and their units where clean and tidy. We had ice cream floats! Yummy and a great way to end our week.
Dancing Daisies at our overnight!
Submitted by Wonderers, grades K-1
We made ice cream in a bag and did tie dye today. We made a huge mess when the ice cream bags started leaking. We learned a new song and how to make friendship bracelets. Tomorrow, we are looking forward to the sleepover and roasting marshmallows.
It was a hot one today, so we made some ice cream in a bag!
What do you do during a thunderstorm? Lemme sticks of course! We practiced in small groups and then were louder than the thunder!