It is so fun to see the creativity, energy and planning that goes into Day Camps across our council! The work that the volunteers and teens put in is absolutely INCREDIBLE! There were so many excellent service unit day camps this season that we had to bring you a Day Camp round up of some of the creative and unique things we’ve seen this summer!
Service Unit 644, 645 and 646
BANG, FIZZ, BOOM! Don’t you love that Day Camp theme? We sure do because girls discovered the awesomeness of STEM! What a fantastic Twilight Camp for Service Units 644, 645 & 646 from the Blue Springs / Grain Valley, Missouri areas. Girls spent the week taking on interactive STEM activities like DNA extractions from strawberries and growing bacteria from different areas at camp. They even roasted marshmallows in solar ovens and had an egg drop from atop the Tower at Camp Prairie Schooner. They were treated to guest STEM presenters, traded SWAPS and enjoyed challenge activities!
Service Unit 631 – Girl Scouts Invade Space!
Girl Scouts from Service Unit 631 in the Shawnee / Lenexa / Overland Park, Kansas areas had a BLAST at their Twilight Camp in July. They took over Camp Tongawood with traditional camp activities like archery, ziplining and fishing but then added a whole lot more with space-inspired activities. The girls learned what it might feel like to walk on the moon, did a little stargazing, experimented with how to pick up things with space gloves, made rockets, enjoyed a little space food and so much more. What an awesome way to try out STEM in a fun and interactive way!!
Service Unit 674
Aloha! Girl Scouts from Service Unit 674 in Leawood, Kansas hulaed their way through an awesome week of day camp!! They participated in all the traditional camp activities but had a special luau cooking class presented by Girl Scout parents who know a thing or two about cuisine – they just happen to be Chef / Owners Megan and Colby Garrelts of Rye & Blue Stem! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with those in your daughter’s service unit!
Service Unit 605 – Back to the Renaissance…..Huzzah!
Besides making great new friends, this Day Camp from Service Unit 605 in Kansas City, Missouri also welcomed a few other special guests, Birds of Prey. What an awesome demonstration! Girl Scouts enjoyed activities from the Renaissance era and of course explored traditional camp fun at Camp Tongawood like ziplining, fishing and of course cooking over that campfire.
Always Be Prepared:
Service Unit 638 & 639
These service units braved one of our many little storms this summer with Girl Scout confidence! When the thunder rolled, this day camp took cover at in the Lodge at Camp Prairie Schooner and kept the GS songs going all the way through the storm! Several service units have put the “be prepared” motto into action! Great job to our Girl Scouts, volunteers and staff in making sure we are staying nice and safe!
Service Unit 637
Service Unit 637 from Lenexa, Kansas had more than 80 teen Girl Scouts participate in their Day Camp. That is one of the largest groups we have seen! Check out that photo!!
Service Unit 671
Service Unit 671 from Shawnee / DeSoto, Kansas area had an amazing group of Teens leading their Day Camp at Camp Tongawood! This experience is something that keeps older girls engaged as they get older – they look forward to mentoring their younger Girl Scout peers and being the role model that they had when they were just wee little Daisies. It’s not all work for them though, they get to experience their own overnight and bond as a group!
Service Unit 634
From Overland Park, Kansas, Service Unit 634’s day camp explored all things Camp Prairie Schooner! Then went climbing, swimming, explored nature, played games, and had a COOL visit from the KCMO Fire Department! What an awesome way to beat the heat!! They also sent us a really great picture of their service unit assembled as a Girl Scout Daisy around the flagpole! (It’s possible they had assistance from their KCMO Fire Department friends for this one!)
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Service Unit 701
Service Unit 701 from Topeka, Kansas did a phenomenal respectfully retiring our flag and they were spotlighted on TV doing it! Check out their ceremony. Great job, ladies!
Service Unit 805
There are so many opportunities for outdoor summer fun! We love camporees and Girl Scouts from Service Unit 805 enjoyed a great one. Is that the best looking caterpillar ever? This game is certainly a camp favorite.
We know there are many awesome day camps that have taken place all summer! Please continue sharing your pictures with us as the summer winds down! We would love to share them across our social media sites!!