Slacklining

The MACH-1 girls are at it again this week. This week is all about team building activities. Yesterday, the girls tried out the new slack lines at camp and did some human knot activities. What is slacklining, you ask? Slacklining is a form of webbing that is tensioned between two points. It is similar to tightrope walking but has a slight bounce like a trampoline.  0702151024a

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High Adventure

The MACH-1 and CIT II’s group took a walk down to the new footbridge over the Winooski River yesterday before the rain. The bridge is part of the Long Trail. The girls did not think it was quite challenging enough so they also led each other across with their eyes closed! It was an awesome team building experience!

You can read more about the Winooski bridge project on the Long Trail  here  on Vermont Public Radio.

Warm Thoughts for a Snowy Day

2015 Girls Guide to Summer Camp

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.

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What are you looking forward to this summer at Twin Hills?

Happy National S’Mores Day

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!

Materials:

  • Wire Coat hangers
  • Wire cutters
  • pliers
  • paint stirring sticks/wooden dowels
  • duct tape (in fun colors, of course)
  • sandpaper
  • marshmallows and a campfire

Materials

Materials

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

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 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 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.

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,

 Weeble

aka Camp Director Tammy

 

Lost and Found

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 !

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