2018 Camp Guide RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS - ADVENTURE FUN LEADERSHIP NEW FRIENDS AND MORE! - Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

 
2018 Camp Guide RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS - ADVENTURE FUN LEADERSHIP NEW FRIENDS AND MORE! - Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
2018 Camp Guide
                  RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS

⇨ ADVENTURE ⇨ FUN ⇨ LEADERSHIP ⇨ NEW FRIENDS ⇨ AND MORE!

APRIL VACATION ADVENTURES AND FAMILY/TROOP/GROUP CAMPING, TOO!
2018 Camp Guide RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS - ADVENTURE FUN LEADERSHIP NEW FRIENDS AND MORE! - Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
SUMMER CAMP AT-A-GLANCE
                                                         WEST OF            CAPE COD &                               NORTH OF BOSTON
                                                         BOSTON            SOUTH SHORE
                                                           CAMP         CAMP         CAMP        CAMP         CAMP        CAMP       CAMP            CAMP
                                                        CEDAR HILL    FAVORITE   WIND-IN-THE- MAUDE  EATON RICE MOODY RUNELS        WABASSO       MENOTOMY
                                                                                     PINES
                                                        Waltham, MA Brewster, MA Plymouth, MA  Andover, MA Reading, MA Pelham, NH Bradford, NH    Meredith, NH
                                            DAY
     GRADE PROGRAM
             TYPE

                                         RESIDENT
                                         HALF-DAY
                                          OPTION
                                         GENERAL           K–10         1–12        K–12          1–12             K–5     K–12       2–12         ALL AGES
     LEVEL

                                        PROGRAMS
                                        LEADERSHIP         7–11        11–12        7–12          7–12             6–10    7–12       11–12
                                        PROGRAMS
                                         ARCHERY
                                            ART
                                           BIKING
                                          BOATING
                                         COOKING
                                           DRAMA
                                        HIGH ROPES
           ACTIVITY SPECIALTIES

                                        CHALLENGE
                                          COURSE
                                        HORSEBACK
                                           RIDING
                                        LOW ROPES
                                        CHALLENGE
                                          COURSE
                                       PHOTOGRAPHY
                                          SAILING
                                          SCIENCE
                                      STAND-UP PADDLE
                                         BOARDING
                                         SURFING &
                                        WINDSURFING
                                        TRIP & TRAVEL
                                            POOL
                           SWIMMING

                                        POND/LAKE

                                         INCLUDED
           CAMP) TRANSPORT

                                        (DAY CAMP)
                    BUS

                                         AVAILABLE
                                         (RESIDENT
                                           CAMP)
FAMILY EXTENDED

                                         INCLUDED
         CARE
 CAMP (DAY

                                         AVAILABLE

                                         WEEKEND

                                                                       ACTIVITY SPECIALTIES KEY

                                       ARCHERY                     COOKING                               LOW ROPES                            STAND-UP
                                                                                                         CHALLENGE COURSE                     PADDLE BOARDING

                                       ART                                                                                                    SURFING &
                                                                   DRAMA                                 PHOTOGRAPHY                          WINDSURFING

                                       BIKING                      HIGH ROPES                            SAILING                              TRIP & TRAVEL
                                                                   CHALLENGE COURSE

                                       BOATING                     HORSEBACK                             SCIENCE
                                                                   RIDING
2018 Camp Guide RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS - ADVENTURE FUN LEADERSHIP NEW FRIENDS AND MORE! - Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Dear Families,                                       Table of Contents
                      For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts                     GENERAL INFORMATION ................................................. 2–3
                      and outdoor adventures have fit                          APRIL VACATION ADVENTURES ..................................4–6
                      together like campfires and s’mores.
                      Girl Scout camps provide girls with                      RESIDENT CAMPS
                      female role models, a single-gender                      Camp Favorite, Brewster, MA .....................................................8
and girl-led environment, lifelong friendships, fresh air and                  Camp Runels, Pelham, NH.......................................................... 14
sunshine (away from phone and TV screens), and activities                      Camp Wabasso, Bradford, NH .................................................. 21
that boost self-esteem.                                                        Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, Plymouth, MA .............................. 25

At our four resident and six day camps in Massachusetts                        FAMILY, TROOP, AND GROUP CAMPING
and New Hampshire, every girl is invited to become an                          Camp Menotomy, Meredith, NH.............................................. 34
outdoor adventurer. Our camps are safe, inclusive spaces for                   DAY CAMPS
girls of all ages to have fun in nature: to take healthy risks,                Camp Cedar Hill, Waltham, MA.................................................37
make noise, play games, develop leadership skills, learn                       Camp Favorite, Brewster, MA .................................................. 44
new outdoor and adventure skills, and build friendships.                       Camp Maude Eaton, Andover, MA ...........................................47
Our programs are tailored for each age, from our youngest                      Camp Rice Moody, Reading, MA ............................................. 52
campers having fun in pre-Kindergarten programs, to our 11th                   Camp Runels, Pelham, NH......................................................... 56
and 12th graders becoming Counselors in Training, and every                    Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, Plymouth, MA .............................. 60
girl in between. Our summer camp tradition awaits for all!
                                                                               REGISTRATION
We invite you and your girl to find the Girl Scout camps                       Registration Instructions and Forms...................................... 68
and programs that are right for her. Each camp has its own                     Financial Assistance ................................................................... 69
unique character with beautiful natural landscapes full
                                                                               COUNCIL MAP ...........................................................................73
of possibilities. Watch her excitement build as you both
plan her experiences—horseback riding, water sports, arts                      ADVERTISEMENTS ..................................................................74
and crafts, bicycling, hiking, theater arts, archery, science
exploration, rock wall climbing, high ropes challenge courses,                 Cover Photo Credit: Jess Souza Photography

zip lining, and more. When she returns home from camp,
you will see firsthand the growth of her
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General Information

What You Need to Know
You’re in the right place to plan your best summer ever! Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ camp
programs let you explore your personal interests, creativity, and the environment. Our caring, trained
staff are committed to ensuring you have fun, make friends, and get to try lots of exciting activities.
Imagine a summer full of visual and performing arts, sailing and swimming, hiking and biking,
science, horseback riding, and much more! You choose: white sands or green hills, relaxation or
challenge, day or overnight. Whatever you choose, Girl Scout camp is where you will discover the
wonders of nature and the potential inside you. Your camp friends are waiting to meet you! Register
anytime at hercamp.org. Not a Girl Scout yet? Not a problem! Prior Girl Scout or troop membership is
not required.

Before Choosing Your Camp                                            Accreditation
Need more information to choose your camp? Please see our                                The American Camp Association (ACA) sets
camp-specific pages for details about open houses, meet the                              high standards for the health and safety of
staff events, and camp information nights. Details will also be                          campers and staff, and the delivery of quality
listed on hercamp.org. Want to learn more before signing up but                          programs. ACA accreditation means that the
can’t get to camp for a tour? Our staff will come to you! Email      camp you are considering undergoes a thorough annual review of
camp@gsema.org and we will be happy to schedule a visit at           its operation—more than 250 standards from staff qualifications
the time and location of your choice. Consider visiting during the   and training to emergency management. ACA collaborates with
summer even if you aren’t ready for camp this summer; it will        experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American
help you get excited for your first camp experience.                 Red Cross and other youth service agencies to ensure that
                                                                     current practices reflect the most up-to-date, research-based
                                                                     standards in camp operation.
Our Team
Think of our camp staff as your personal team. We hand select        Camp Safety
our caring and skilled staff based on their ability to work with
young people, be part of a team, teach and share skills, and         Our priority is your safety and well-being at camp. We follow all
their enthusiasm to commit to the values of Girl Scouting. Once      safety and risk management guidelines set by the local, state,
hired, our staff attend one to three weeks of training to bond       and federal boards of health, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the ACA.
as a team and gain skills in camping, risk management, safety,       All our camps are ACA accredited and, in Massachusetts, comply
and interpersonal communication. Many of the staff return each       with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public
year and travel from all around the world to ensure you have an      Health (105 CMR 430.000). Our New Hampshire camps comply
amazing camp experience. All staff are at least 18 years of age or   with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
are high school graduates. Safety is our priority, so we conduct     Rules (Part Env-WS 1120.00). In addition, the board of health of
thorough staff criminal background (CORI) and sexual offender        the town in which a camp is located licenses that camp.
(SORI) checks. To comply with the Massachusetts Department of
Public Health and to be licensed by the local board of health, we
inform you that you have the right to request proof of background
                                                                     Camp Living
checks, camp healthcare policies, discipline policies, as well as    You will be placed in a group of 5-30 girls, with 2-5 staff per
policies for filing grievances.                                      group. If you choose resident camp, you will stay in a cabin
                                                                     (6-2 girls), yurt (6 girls), tent-a-lo (5 girls), or platform tent
                                                                     (4-6 girls). All are supplied with cots/beds and mattresses.
                                                                     The program, number of girls, and campers’ ages determine
                                                                     the living arrangements. Each unit has shelter for rainy day
                                                                     activities, bathroom facilities, and storage.

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General Information

Camp Buddies                                                                 Horseback Riding Programs
While we think one of the best things about camp is the                      If you register for one of our riding programs, you must bring long
chance to make new friends, we know that you may feel                        pants or jeans to camp. If you have a Pony Club-approved riding
more comfortable attending with a friend. You may request                    helmet with chin strap and/or one-inch heel boots, you may bring
one “buddy” per session. Both of you must register for the                   them too. If not, we will provide an approved riding helmet and
same camp, program, and session, and list each other on the                  boots. For safety purposes, you will be skill-tested and the riding
registration forms. The camp director has final say on camp                  director will place you in the programs/lessons that match your
placement.                                                                   skill level.

Weapons, Drugs, Smoking Policy                                               Driving Directions
We do not permit recreational drugs, alcohol, pets, tobacco                  Directions to camp can be found on individual camp pages at
products, or weapons of any kind (e.g., Swiss army knives,                   hercamp.org and will be included in your confirmation packet.
scissors, etc.) at camp. If you take a prescription medication,              Please follow driving directions as provided; GPS directions may
bring it to camp in its original container with your name on it,             be unreliable. Note: Wind-in-the-Pines day camp and resident
and turn it over to the bus monitor or healthcare supervisor                 camp have different addresses.
upon your arrival at camp.

                                                                             Bus Transportation
Pre-Camp Health Assessment
                                                                             Start camp fun on the way to camp! Bus transportation is
You are required to have a physical examination within 12                    included in the cost of day camp and is offered for $50 each
months prior to arriving at camp. All health forms must be                   way for resident camp.
completed and signed by a physician each year (including
                                                                             Day camp bus stop location details are included in this
inoculation update) and submitted no later than May 1, 2018.
                                                                             guide. To select a bus stop for pick-up and drop-off,
Your registration confirmation email will instruct your parent/
                                                                             complete the Day Camp Bus Selection Form available
guardian to log into your CampInTouch account and complete
                                                                             via your CampInTouch account.
all required forms. You may not attend camp without submitting
your health history form and physician’s examination report.                 Resident camp bus service will run to/from Boston, Braintree,
                                                                             Woburn, and camp. Refunds of bus fees will be issued only
                                                                             if notice of cancellation is given seven days prior to the
Care of Mildly Ill Campers                                                   pick-up date. Buses may be canceled by GSEMA due to
                                                                             insufficient enrollment.
We are prepared to handle health issues that may arise at
camp. A healthcare supervisor (HCS) staffs the camp health
center and a healthcare consultant (local physician) is on call.             Program Cancellation
Staff is responsible for reporting any signs of illness to the HCS,
who assesses each situation. The HCS may administer over-                    If a program is canceled for lack of registrations, every effort will
the-counter medications she believes are warranted if they                   be made to place you in a similar program. Camp sessions will be
are authorized by the parent/guardian. If the HCS determines                 held regardless of weather, but the program may be modified in
the camper should be sent home or seen by the healthcare                     extreme weather conditions.
consultant, she informs the camp director and arrangements
are made. In both situations, the parent/guardian is contacted
                                                                             Inclement Weather
as soon as possible.
                                                                             Horseback riding, high ropes, and water activities may be
                                                                             canceled when weather conditions are unsuitable. Alternative
Campers With Special Needs
                                                                             activities will be provided. Refunds are not given when activities
We make every attempt to offer summer camp opportunities                     are canceled due to weather conditions.
to all girls and can accommodate most special needs. Please
call 617-350-8335 to discuss how we can make your camper’s
experience exciting, appropriate, and fulfilling. The information
you share with us will be held confidential, shared only as HIPAA
allows, and in accordance with your wishes.

For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org                                         GENERAL INFORMATION | 3
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April Vacation Adventures

Spring into the best April break ever! Join us at Camp Cedar Hill for a healthy, technology-free way to spend your
week off from school. Make new friends as you sample camp life and plan ahead for your summer stay. Come for a
day or two—or the whole week! Each day offers exciting new programs tailored to age levels.
Calling all teens! Make the most of your spring break at camp—and beyond. Experience the best of both worlds:
traditional camp activities and exciting field trips just for girls in grades 6-10.
All program fees include bus transportation, and financial aid is available. For questions, email: camp@gsema.org.
Camp Cedar Hill | 241 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 | Camp Hours: 9 AM-4 PM

                                                                         Animal Adventures
                                                                         Wednesday, April 18
                                                                         Do you love animals of all kinds? Check out what furry friends live
                                                                         at camp and explore their habitats. Get a visit from some special
                                                                         animals when an animal show comes to camp! All girls who attend
                                                                         this day will receive a copy of the illustrated book, Guess How Much
                                                                         I Love You.

                                                                         Ooey-gooeyology
                                                                         Thursday, April 19
                                                                         The best type of science is icky, sticky, and messy! Get your hands
                                                                         dirty and unleash your inner scientist. Using a variety of materials,
                                                                         you will create amazing experiments. Songs, games, and a snack are
                                                                         included in this ooey gooey day.

                                                                         Camp Sampler
                                                                         Friday, April 20
                                                                         Explore all that camp has to offer! Cook over a campfire, make arts
                                                                         and crafts, sing songs, play games, and make new camp friends.
GRADES K-1
™ Girl Scout members: $50 per day
™ Non-members: $50 per day, plus a $40 Girl Scout
  membership fee
™ Girls will be grouped by grade level

Awesome Artists
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Tuesday, April 17
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Color, craft, and create! Every girl is an artist during this colorful

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day at camp. Make crafts and decorate your own backpack to
bring home your awesome creations. Sing songs, play games, and
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enjoy a snack (included) to make this day a real work of art.
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April Vacation Adventures

GRADES 2-5                                                                   GRADES 6-10 TEEN ADVENTURES
™ Girl Scout members: $50 per day                                            ™ Girl Scout members: $60 per day
™ Non-members: $50 per day, plus a $40 Girl Scout                            ™ Non-members: $60 per day, plus a $40 Girl Scout
  membership fee                                                               membership fee
™ Girls will be grouped by grade level (2-3, 4-5)                            ™ Days that feature an off-camp trip begin and end at
                                                                               Camp Cedar Hill. Girls will return in time for bus
                                                                               transportation home.
DIY-namite
Tuesday, April 17
                                                                             Mission Impossible or Not?
Feel the pride of mastering a creative do-it-yourself project! Whether
you choose to work with fabric and scissors or paint and canvases,           Tuesday, April 17
you’ll create something awesome.                                             Are you ready to plan a daring escape, win a TV game show, explore
                                                                             a haunted house, and run an obstacle course? You’ll do that and so
                                                                             much more with a visit to Boda Borg Boston.
Where’s Waldo?
Wednesday, April 18
                                                                             Katniss Kamp
Waldo is coming to camp and you can help us find him! Follow clues,
hike around camp, and create art in search of our pal Waldo. All girls       Wednesday, April 18
who attend this day will receive a copy of the book, Where’s Waldo:          Accept the challenge of learning Hunger Games-themed survival
30th Anniversary Edition.                                                    skills. Try archery, make your own bread, and channel the
                                                                             confidence of your own inner Katniss!

Kitchen Chemistry
Thursday, April 19                                                           Urban Adventure
Are you ready to get messy? Have fun using kitchen science to make           Thursday, April 19
a milk rainbow or an erupting volcano—all from simple ingredients            Head to Boston to take a bite out of Beantown! Ride in a Duck Boat
found in the kitchen.                                                        on a tour of the city and end your afternoon visiting Quincy Market
                                                                             to sample snacks from some of Boston’s favorite eateries.

Camptastic
Friday, April 20                                                             High Adventure
Camp life is the best life! Enjoy a bit of everything camp has to offer:     Friday, April 20
arts and crafts, nature, outdoor cooking, and more. Great for girls          Go where the adventure is: Girl Scout camp! The high ropes course
who wish summer camp could last all year!                                    at Cedar Hill is set on a hill with stunning views of Boston, and built
                                                                             with teens in mind. It will challenge you to climb to new heights!

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April Vacation Adventures

Bus Stops
 Bus 1                                         pick-up   drop-off   Bus 6                                          pick-up   drop-off
 Milton            Kelly Field Parking Lot,    7:45 AM   5:15 PM    Cambridge           Kennedy-Longfellow         7:40 AM   5:20 PM
                   Brook Road                                                           School
 Mattapan          Chittick Elementary         7:55 AM   5:05 PM    Somerville          Winter Hill Community      7:50 AM   5:10 PM
                   School                                                               School
 Hyde Park         Another Course to           8:10 AM   4:50 PM    Cambridge           Peabody School             8:00 AM   5:00 PM
                   College School
                                                                    Somerville          West Somerville            8:10 AM   4:50 PM
 Dedham            Avery School                8:20 AM   4:40 PM                        Neighborhood School
 Camp Cedar Hill                               9:00 AM   4:00 PM    Arlington           Thompson Elementary        8:20 AM   4:40 PM
                                                                                        School
 Bus 2                                         pick-up   drop-off
                                                                    Arlington           Arlington High School      8:30 AM   4:30 PM
 Billerica         Marshall Middle School      7:50 AM   5:10 PM
                                                                    Belmont             Winn Brook School          8:40 AM   4:20 PM
 Stoneham          Stoneham Middle School      8:15 AM   4:45 PM
                                                                    Belmont             Chenery Middle School      8:45 AM   4:15 PM
 Woburn            Wyman Elementary            8:30 AM   4:30 PM
                   School                                           Camp Cedar Hill                                9:00 AM   4:00 PM
 Camp Cedar Hill                               9:00 AM   4:00 PM    Bus 7                                          pick-up   drop-off
 Bus 3                                         pick-up   drop-off   Everett             Target Parking Lot         7:50 AM   5:10 PM
 Bedford           First Parish Unitarian      7:45 AM   5:15 PM    Malden              Immaculate Conception      8:15 AM   4:45 PM
                   Church                                                               Church
 Lexington         Bridge Elementary School    8:10 AM   4:50 PM    Medford             Brooks Elementary School   8:25 AM   4:35 PM
 Lexington         Harrington Elementary       8:20 AM   4:40 PM    Winchester          Town Hall                  8:35 AM   4:25 PM
                   School
                                                                    Camp Cedar Hill                                9:00 AM   4:00 PM
 Arlington         Dallin Elementary School    8:30 AM   4:30 PM
                                                                    Bus 8                                          pick-up   drop-off
 Belmont           Butler Elementary School    8:45 AM   4:15 PM
                                                                    Framingham          McCarthy School            7:50 AM   5:10 PM
 Camp Cedar Hill                               9:00 AM   4:00 PM
                                                                    Natick              Brown Elementary School    8:00 AM   5:00 PM
 Bus 4                                         pick-up   drop-off
                                                                    Wellesley           Fiske Elementary School    8:20 AM   4:40 PM
 Roslindale        Roslindale Branch Library   7:55 AM   5:05 PM
                                                                    Newtonville         F.A. Day Middle School     8:40 AM   4:20 PM
 West Roxbury      Holy Name Church            8:05 AM   4:55 PM
                                                                    Camp Cedar Hill                                9:00 AM   4:00 PM
 Needham           Greendale Avenue            8:20 AM   4:40 PM
                   Worship Center
 Newton Centre     Mason Rice Elementary       8:35 AM   4:25 PM
                   School
 Camp Cedar Hill                               9:00 AM   4:00 PM
 Bus 5                                         pick-up   drop-off
 Dorchester        Lee School                  7:45 AM   5:15 PM
 Dorchester        St. Mark’s Church           7:55 AM   5:05 PM
 Dorchester        Dewar Street & Dorchester   8:05 AM   4:55 PM
                   Avenue
 Roxbury           Reggie Lewis Track and      8:20 AM   4:40 PM
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                   Athletic Center
 Boston            95 Berkeley Street          8:30 AM   4:30 PM
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A home away from home
  where girls develop
  confidence, grow together,
  and have endless fun in the
  beautiful outdoors.

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RESIDENT CAMP • BREWSTER, MA                                                     ADDRESS
                                                                                    208 Crowell’s Bog Road

   Camp Favorite
                                                                                    Brewster, MA 02631

                                                                                    RESIDENT CAMP HOURS
                                                                                    Start of session drop-off:
                                                                                    Sunday, 1:30-3:30 PM
   Get on board for camp adventures on the Cape!                                    End of session pick-up:
                                                                                    Friday, 1:30-3:30 PM

   Summer Camp:
   June 24-August 17

                                                       Join us on Cape Cod’s beautiful Long Pond for our 60th
                                                       summer! Camp Favorite’s water sport adventures
                                                       are a thrilling twist on the traditional summer
                                                       camp experience. Sail, windsurf, kayak, and swim
                                                       right from our freshwater beach. Surfing, advanced
                                                       windsurfing, and sailing programs are offered at
                                                       local saltwater beaches. Explore the Cape as you pedal

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                                                       down the Cape Cod Rail Trail as a part of our extensive
                                                       biking program. Watch the sun set while sitting on the
                           ouses                       beach next to a crackling fire; you’ll be making camp
          June 10                                      memories for a lifetime.
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Camp Favorite • Brewster, MA

60th Anniversary Celebration!
Camp Favorite families, friends, and alumnae, please join us at camp for a 60th anniversary celebration July 27-29, 2018!
Experience the thrill of camp while participating in classic camp activities. Bring a sleeping bag and stay the whole
weekend, or spend a day with friends and family, embracing all camp has to offer. Food will be provided! Visit the Camp
Favorite Facebook page in spring 2018 or contact campfavorite@gsema.org for event details.

ENTERING GRADES 2-3                                                          ENTERING GRADES 4-6

Brownie Sampler                                                              Camp Together
Session 2A: July 1-3                                                         Session 1: June 24-29
Session 4A: July 22-24                                                       Session 5: July 29-August 3
Session 4B: July 25-27                                                       $575
$310                                                                         Try a little of everything at camp! Make new friends while spending
Is this your first time considering overnight camp? Not quite ready          a week playing games, singing songs, cooking over the fire, sleeping
for a full week? Spend three days and two nights sampling fun                in a platform tent, swimming in Long Pond, making art, and trying
camp activities such as outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, games,             different types of boats. Bring your enthusiasm and ideas to help
swimming, and much more. Discover the excitement of staying                  your counselors plan the week. It’s all up to you!
overnight at camp, sleeping in a platform tent, and making new
friends! Sunday arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure
is 5-6 PM. Wednesday arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure is             Sails and Trails
1:30-3:30 PM.                                                                Session 2: July 1-6
                                                                             Session 4: July 22-27
                                                                             $695
Friendmakers
                                                                             Explore the special landscape and sparkling waters of the Cape.
Session 5: July 29-August 3                                                  Spend your days alternating between biking and sailing adventures.
$575                                                                         Sail the waters of Long Pond and then hop on the famous Cape Cod
Make new friends as you spend the week at overnight camp!                    Rail Trail for a bike trip. You must be comfortable in water over your
Create a work of art, splash in the water at Long Pond, cook over the        head while wearing a personal flotation device, and you must be
campfire, paddle in a canoe, play lots of fun games, and have the            able to ride a bike. A bike and helmet will be provided, or you can
best week of your life.                                                      bring your own.

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Camp Favorite • Brewster, MA

Junior Sampler                                                         ENTERING GRADES 5-8
Session 2A: July 1-3
Session 4A: July 22-24
Session 4B: July 25-27                                                 Sail Away
$310                                                                   Session 3: July 8-20
First-timers to overnight camp are always welcome at Camp              Session 6: August 5-17
Favorite! Spend three days and two nights sampling fun activities      $1,230
designed specifically for girls your age, such as outdoor cooking,     Learn to sail or sharpen the skills you already have! Work with
arts and crafts, games, swimming, and much more. Keep the fun          your crewmates to sail the beautiful waters of Long Pond. Weather
going as you and your tent-mates share the excitement of camp          permitting, you will have nine formal sailing lessons with
at night. Sunday arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure         experienced instructors who will help you progress through the
is 5-6 PM. Wednesday arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure          unique sailing program. You will be divided into units based on age,
is 1:30-3:30 PM.                                                       then placed into smaller sailing classes based on skill level. Work
                                                                       toward individual goals, culminating in an all-camp sailing race,
                                                                       the Long Pond Invitational. You must be able to swim 50 meters and
Paddles and Pedals                                                     be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal
Session 3: July 8-20                                                   flotation device.
$1,145
Biking and boating—what could be better? Hop on your bike to
explore Cape Cod. You could get ice cream, go to a playground, or      ENTERING GRADES 6-8
hit the beach. You decide! Back at camp, canoe or kayak around
Long Pond. You must be comfortable in water over your head while
wearing a personal flotation device, and you must be able to ride a    Fun Without Sun
bike. A bike and helmet will be provided, or you can bring your own.   Session 1: June 24-29
                                                                       Session 2: July 1-6
                                                                       $575
Ice Cream, You Scream!                                                 Come prepared to stay up late, because you’ll just be getting started
Session 5: July 29-August 3                                            when everyone else is getting ready for bed! Visit the Cape Cod
$585                                                                   Observatory to see stars up close, sleep out on the beach, have a
We all scream for ice cream! Cape Cod has so many ice cream shops      glow-in-the-dark party, relax with popcorn at an outdoor movie,
to sample. Visit some local favorites, make your own ice cream back    plus so much more.
at camp, and enjoy classic camp activities, including swimming,
boating, arts and crafts, and more.
                                                                       Day-Trippers
                                                                       Session 1: June 24-29
Water Fun                                                              Session 5: July 29-August 3
Session 6: August 5-17                                                 $695
$1,165                                                                 Become the ultimate day-tripper! Using Camp Favorite as your home
Ever wish you could spend all day in the water? During these two       base, you will spend a day on Martha’s Vineyard, go mini-golfing,
weeks, you might come close! Swim the waters of Long Pond and          and plan a third day filled with your choice of Cape Cod activities.
take a trip to the ocean. Enjoy lunch around a floating campfire,
plan your own water carnival, and end your week with a guarded
swim from Camp Favorite to the Brewster Landing. Try activities        It’s Gonna Be Lit
like canoeing, kayaking, sailing, ocean exploration, and snorkeling.   Session 2: July 1-6
                                                                       $575
                                                                       The skies are going to be lit on the 4th of July, and you’ll be making
                                                                       some sparks of your own! Learn fire-building skills or improve the
                                                                       ones you already have. Try to light a one-match or no-match fire,
                                                                       and work on other outdoor skills.

                                                                       Either Oar
                                                                       Session 3: July 8-20
                                                                       $1,175
                                                                       Grab your paddle and let’s get exploring! Over the course of two
                                                                       weeks, you’ll build your paddling skills in canoes and kayaks and
                                                                       on stand-up paddle boards. Try out glow paddle boarding and
                                                                       plan a paddling trip around Cape Cod. You must be able to swim
                                                                       50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while
                                                                       wearing a personal flotation device.

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Camp Favorite • Brewster, MA

                                                                             Surf and Turf
                                                                             Session 4: July 22-27
                                                                             $595
                                                                             Perfect for campers who like to spend time on land and in the sea!
                                                                             Windsurf around Long Pond or go for a swim, then try for a hole-in-
                                                                             one at a local mini-golf course and have a cookout back at camp.

                                                                             Artist Adventure
                                                                             Session 5: July 29-August 3
                                                                             $575
                                                                             Explore nature and your creative side. Head to the beaches and
                                                                             pinewoods to try sewing, painting, and more. Our resident
                                                                             artists will help you plan a week of creative endeavors filled
                                                                             with art projects and a visit to a local artist’s studio. Embrace
                                                                             your imagination and the beauty of nature and leave with
                                                                             amazing creations!

                                                                             Into the Wild
                                                                             Session 6: August 6-18
                                                                             $1,175
                                                                             Be the ultimate survivor in this two-week outdoor adventure!
                                                                             Learn the basics of outdoor survival, including shelter-making,
                                                                             orienteering, and fire-building with flint, steel, and even a bow drill.
                                                                             Go on a geocaching adventure, and plan a multi-night trip to the
                                                                             Boston Harbor islands to camp out under the stars.

                                                                             ENTERING GRADES 7-9

                                                                             All About That Boat
Whale, Whale, Whale                                                          Session 1: June 24-29
Session 3: July 8-20                                                         $575
$1,225
                                                                             Try out all the water sports Camp Favorite has to offer! Tour Long
With 600 miles of unspoiled coastline, Cape Cod is the perfect place         Pond in a kayak, catch some wind in a sailboat, and practice your
to learn about oceanography and marine biology, and to spend time            balance on a windsurfing board. Relax with a canoe trip, complete
lounging at the beach. Discover local sea life at Woods Hole Science         with floating campfire, and spend some time at the ocean. You
Aquarium, learn all about whales at a Nantucket whaling museum,              must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over
and travel to Provincetown for a whale watch.                                your head while wearing a personal flotation device.

How Far I’ll Go                                                              ENTERING GRADES 7-12
Session 4: July 22-27
$625
Use your innovative skills to make your own raft and test it out on          Surfing
the water. Learn how to navigate with the stars, sail around Long            Session 1: June 24-29
Pond, and venture out on a canoe trip. Then, plan a Moana movie              Session 2: July 1-6
night for everyone at camp!                                                  $695
                                                                             Grab a board and hit the waves! Experience the sun and surf of
                                                                             the Cape Cod seashore during three lessons with a professional
                                                                             instructor. Surfing equipment will be provided; wetsuits will be
                                                                             available or you can bring your own. You must be able to swim 50
                                                                             meters and be comfortable in water over your head without the aid
                                                                             of a personal flotation device.

For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org                                                   RESIDENT CAMP | 11
Camp Favorite • Brewster, MA

Let Freedom Ring                                                         Cape and Island Bikers
                                                                         Session 3: July 8-20
Session 2: July 1-6
                                                                         Session 6: August 5-17
$575
                                                                         $1,195
Celebrate the 4th of July at Camp Favorite! Host a carnival for all of
                                                                         Do you love the thrill of adventure? Join us for two weeks of
camp, make different kinds of pies, and watch the fireworks over
                                                                         Cape travel by bike with your counselors. Plan a multi-night trip,
Long Pond. Enjoy classic camp activities including swimming,
                                                                         use the Cape Cod Rail Trail to get ice cream, visit the National
archery, games, and more. It’ll be week of celebration!
                                                                         Seashore, or go on a mini-golf outing. Maybe try for the 150-Mile
                                                                         Bike Club. You must be comfortable riding a bike for 10 miles on
                                                                         rail trails and roads. A bike and helmet will be provided or you
Windjammers                                                              can bring your own.
Session 3: July 8-20
$1,230
Spend two weeks learning to windsurf or improve the skills you           The Great S’maco Bake Off
already have. Play games on the boards, practice new moves on the        Session 4: July 22-27
pond, and try out sails of various sizes. At the end of the session,     $575
you’ll have a chance to race around a course in the traditional
                                                                         Learn how to cook anything over a fire, including s’macos (s’mores
Long Pond Invitational. You must be able to swim 50 meters and
                                                                         tacos)! Compete against your fellow campers in a cooking challenge,
be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal
                                                                         and help younger campers learn how to cook. Don’t forget the best
flotation device.
                                                                         part… taste testing all of your delicious creations!

Advanced Sailing                                                         Windsurfing
Session 3: July 8-20
                                                                         Session 5: July 29-August 3
Session 6: August 5-17
                                                                         $695
$1,230
                                                                         Spend a week exploring the waters of Long Pond in a whole new
Sail the waters of nearby Pleasant Bay in our fleet of 420s. Work
                                                                         way. Learn to windsurf or improve the skills you already have. Play
to perfect your already strong sailing skills and use a trapeze and
                                                                         games on the boards, practice new moves, and challenge yourself
spinnaker to go even faster. This program is for experienced sailors
                                                                         with a larger sail. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be
looking to advance their skills and learn racing techniques. A Camp
                                                                         comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal
Favorite skill rating of Able Sea Person or higher (or equivalent) is
                                                                         flotation device.
required. You should be confident operating a two-sail boat with
minimal assistance. A skills check will take place when you arrive
to ensure correct level placement. You must be able to swim 50
meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a
                                                                         Advanced Windsurfing
personal flotation device.                                               Session 6: August 5-17
                                                                         $1,230
                                                                         Perfect your strong windsurfing skills! Practice racing, beach starts,
                                                                         and carve gybes on Long Pond and at Pleasant Bay! You should have
                                                                         prior windsurfing experience and be able to stand up on the board
                                                                         and steer. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable
                                                                         in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device.

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Camp Favorite • Brewster, MA

ENTERING GRADES 9-12                                                         ENTERING GRADES 11-12

Cape Cod Getaway                                                             Counselor in Training (CIT) I
Session 1: June 24-29                                                        Session 5B: July 29-August 17
Session 4: July 22-27                                                        $1,000
$695                                                                         This three-week program is an opportunity for mature and
Plan your own summer vacation on Cape Cod with fellow                        qualified young women to work with children and receive on-
campers. Include a movie night, a day at the National                        the-job training. The program includes training in age-level
Seashore, or an ice cream trip. Whatever you choose, your                    characteristics, group dynamics, leadership development, life
getaway will be a blast!                                                     skills, teaching techniques, group planning, and decision-making
                                                                             skills. There will be many opportunities to practice your skills while
                                                                             working in units and special areas. CITs live and work in their own
Sailing                                                                      patrol under the guidance of a leadership specialist. You must be
Session 3: July 8-20                                                         able to attend all three weeks, but return home during the session
Session 6: August 5- 17                                                      break weekend.
$1,230
Learn to sail or sharpen the skills you already have! Work with
your crewmates to sail the beautiful waters of Long Pond. Weather            ENTERING GRADE 12
permitting, you will have nine formal lessons with experienced
instructors who will help you progress through the unique sailing
program. You will be divided into units based on age, then placed            Counselor in Training (CIT) II
into smaller sailing classes based on skill level. Work toward               Session 2B: July 1-20
individual goals, culminating in an all-camp sailing race, the Long          FREE
Pond Invitational. Includes a special off-camp overnight trip. You
                                                                             For CIT graduates: This is the most fun internship ever! Live at
must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over
                                                                             camp, work in units, and get in-depth, on-the-job training. You will
your head while wearing a personal flotation device.
                                                                             work with counselors in units and specialized areas around camp.
                                                                             An application will be sent to you upon receipt of your regular camp
                                                                             registration. References are required, and the camp director will
See What We Can Sea                                                          select qualified applicants. All girls are waitlisted until applications
Session 5: July 29-August 3                                                  are reviewed and approved. You must go home between sessions 2
$695                                                                         and 3. Depending on the needs of camp, you may serve as a junior
Ever wonder what’s under the surface of Long Pond? It’s time to              counselor for sessions 4 and/or 5, following a successful initial stay.
find out! Get a taste of scuba diving with the help of experienced
instructors. Hear all about what it takes to get scuba certified with
a PADI Open Water Diver Course, and explore the waters of Camp
Favorite and Camp Wind-in-the-Pines on a few trial dives. Be
prepared to spend time both learning on land and diving in the
water as you discover what’s deep below the surface.

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RESIDENT CAMP • PELHAM, NH                                       ADDRESS
                                                                 82 Girl Scout Road

Camp Runels
                                                                 Pelham, NH 03076

                                                                 RESIDENT CAMP HOURS
                                                                 Start of session drop-off:
                                                                 Sunday, 1:30-3:30 PM
Creativity and confidence in the great outdoors!                 End of session pick-up:
                                                                 Friday, 1:30-3:30 PM

Summer Camp:
July 1-August 17

                                   Nestled on 300 wooded acres along Little Island Pond,
                                   Camp Runels is 88 summers strong! Bond with other
                                   amazing girls as you share experiences morning and
                                   night. Work with staff (many of them, former campers!)
                                   to design your own program. Swim, boat, hike, master
                                   archery, chop wood in the lumber yard, or climb our high
                                   ropes course. Get artsy in the craft studio with our pottery
                                   wheel, painting canvases, and textile arts. Other programs
                                   take girls off-camp, traveling by van, foot, canoe, or kayak.
                                   You might spot a Runels camper paddling into the sunset
    Open H                         on Lake Winnipesaukee, exploring the Boulder caves, or
                     ouses         soaring down the zipline in the White Mountains. Our trip
                                   and travel programs are designed to offer new challenges
       Februa
                ry 4, 2            and experiences to girls as they grow, providing them
        March           -4 PM
                                   with a progression of outdoor skills. See why campers
                 4, 2-4
        April 8          PM        return year after year.
                 , 2-4 P
      May 13             M
             , 11 AM
       June 3         -1 PM
               , 2-4 P
     June 2            M
           4, 2-4:
                    30 PM
                                   ACTIVITY SPECIALTIES (See key on inside front cover)

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ENTERING GRADES 1-3                                                      Runels Royal Retreat
                                                                         Session 5: July 29-August 3
Daisy and Brownie Sampler                                                $575
Session 1A: July 1-3                                                     Once upon a time, at a camp not so far away, princesses gathered
Session 3A: July 15-17                                                   for a week of adventure! Take princess lessons, decorate your own
Session 6B: August 8-10                                                  crown, and live the adventures of your favorite princesses as you
$310                                                                     swim like Ariel, shoot like Merida, and boat like Moana. End the
                                                                         week with a princess tea party!
Is this your first time at overnight camp? Not quite ready for a full
week? Come for a three-day, two-night stay to experience all the fun
camp has to offer. Go swimming and boating, make s’mores over
the campfire, create tie-dye, build a fairy house, and more! Sunday
                                                                         Brownie Badge Blitz
arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure is 5-6 PM. Wednesday       Session 7: August 12-17
arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure is 1:30-3:30 PM.                $575
                                                                         Are you excited to be a Girl Scout Brownie? Do you love trying new
                                                                         things? Earn four Brownie badges while having a blast at camp!
ENTERING GRADES 2-3                                                      Complete the requirements to earn the Outdoor Adventurer and
                                                                         Outdoor Art Creator badges, as well as two badges your group will
                                                                         choose together.
Brownie Adventure
Session 1: July 1-6
Session 6: August 5-10                                                   ENTERING GRADES 4-5
$575
Explore everything that camp has to offer! Try boating and
swimming at Little Island Pond, hit a bullseye in archery, and create
                                                                         Stir It Up
awesome tie-dye. Learn new songs, cook over a fire, and explore          Session 1: July 1-6
camp at night.                                                           $575
                                                                         It’s all about cooking! Try out recipes like cake in a Dutch oven,
                                                                         eggs in a brown bag, and muffins in an orange peel! You’ll stir
Teddy Bear Friends                                                       up something new to eat each day and take home a copy of your
Session 2: July 8-13                                                     favorite recipes at the end of the week.
$575
Start the week by constructing your own new teddy bear and then
spend the week experiencing camp together! Conquer the low
                                                                         Junior Sampler
ropes, try the paddle boats, aim for a bullseye, or create art with      Session 1A: July 1-3
your furry friend. Then, enjoy a special teddy bear picnic together.     Session 3B: July 18-20
Bring along your favorite stuffed friend from home if you’d like, too!   Session 6A: August 5-7
                                                                         $310
                                                                         Try resident camp for the first time with a shortened stay that will
Brownie Magic                                                            keep you busy trying new outdoor adventures. Explore a variety of
Session 3C: July 15-18                                                   camp activities, from archery, tie-dyeing, and kayaking, to making
$425                                                                     s’mores. Sunday arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure is
                                                                         5-6 PM. Wednesday arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure is
Enjoy a slightly shortened stay as you experience the magic of camp      1:30-3:30 PM.
with this four-day program! Have a lunch cookout, create in the craft
house, paddle a boat, aim for the bullseye, and more. Wednesday
departure is 5-6 PM.                                                     Junior Badge Blitz
                                                                         Session 2: July 8-13
Doodlebugs                                                               $575
Session 4: July 22-27                                                    Are you excited to be a Girl Scout Junior? Do you love trying new
$575                                                                     things? Earn four Junior badges while having fun at camp! Complete
                                                                         the requirements to earn the Camper and Outdoor Art Explorer
Do you love to doodle? Paint, color, draw, sculpt, and more to           badges, as well as two badges your group will choose together.
create colorful works of art. Let your imagination soar during
this creative week!

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Camp Runels • Pelham, NH

Winter in July                                                            Adventure Seekers
                                                                          Session 5: July 29-August 3
Session 2: July 8-13
                                                                          $590
$575
                                                                          Calling all adventurers! Boat out to the island, aim for a bullseye, and
It’s a taste of winter in the summer! Join in a summertime snowball
                                                                          try paddling a Corcl while standing up. Challenge yourself on the low
fight, build a sandman, and taste some icy treats. Take part in a
                                                                          ropes course before taking a trip to Camp Maude Eaton in Andover
morning “polar bear plunge,” learn about different winter holidays,
                                                                          to try the high ropes course.
and experience the fun of winter in the warm sunshine.

Color Crazy                                                               Out of this World
                                                                          Session 5: July 29-August 3
Session 3: July 15-20
                                                                          $575
$575
                                                                          Look up at the sky—there is a whole universe out there to
Experience the colorful world of camp! Try your hand at tie-dye and
                                                                          explore! Learn about the stars, debate whether or not Pluto
batik, plan a colorful cookout, paint with a variety of tools, learn
                                                                          should be a planet, try some astronaut food, and take a field
about the science of color, and participate in the Camp Runels color
                                                                          trip to the planetarium. There will be plenty of time for classic
war. There will be plenty of time for all your favorite camp activities
                                                                          camp activities.
along the way!

Back to the Farm                                                          Junior Extreme
                                                                          Session 5C: July 29-August 10
Session 4: July 22-27
                                                                          $1,195
$585
                                                                          This two-week session is designed for girls who loves to face
Did you ever wonder what it might be like to grow up on a farm? Try
                                                                          challenges head-on. Spend the first week seeking out all the
gardening, find out how far food travels to get to the table, and learn
                                                                          adventures of camp—boat over to the island, challenge yourself
some new jam, butter, and bread recipes. You’ll also take a day trip
                                                                          on the low ropes course, and even travel to Camp Maude Eaton in
off-camp to a working farm to visit the animals and learn all about
                                                                          Andover to try the high ropes course. After a weekend of special
farm life.
                                                                          camp activities, spend the second week at camp learning how to
                                                                          purify water, make a no-match fire, pitch a tent, and more as you
                                                                          challenge yourself to earn the title of Runels Survivor.
Take Aim
Session 4: July 22-27
$575                                                                      Runels Survivor
Ready, aim, bullseye! Channel your inner Katniss or Merida as             Session 6: August 5-10
you spend time each day on the archery range learning proper              $575
technique. At the end of the week, take the archer’s challenge
                                                                          Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Here you’ll learn
against your counselors.
                                                                          how to build a campfire, cook outdoors, purify water, and pitch a
                                                                          tent. Put your skills to the test as part of a team as you complete
                                                                          challenges to see if you will be crowned Runels Survivor!

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Hogwarts Express                                                             ENTERING GRADES 6-8
Session 7: August 12-17
$575                                                                         Insomniacs
All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Experience a magical week at                Session 1: July 1-6
camp as you play Quidditch, drink butterbeer at the feast, and               $575
transfigure materials into beautiful crafts! You’ll stargaze at
Astronomy class and mix it up at Potions. You will have plenty of            It’s great to stay up late! In this session, you’ll sleep in, then explore
time to participate in activities that showcase the magic of camp.           all that camp has to offer after dark. Make glow-in-the-dark crafts,
                                                                             play nighttime games, take a nighttime swim, have a midnight
                                                                             snack, and more.
Sea Stars
Session 7: August 12-17                                                      Climb On
$590
                                                                             Session 1: July 1-6
Calling all sea lovers! Join your friends in ponding, building               Session 6: August 5-10
sandcastles, and creating sand and seashell art! You will also visit a       $650
local aquarium or tide pool park. Learn all about sea creatures while
participating in your favorite camp activities.                              Do you have what it takes to tackle the challenge course? Start
                                                                             low and climb high as you and your team strive to complete the
                                                                             elements. You’ll have the chance to venture off-camp to climb other
                                                                             GSEMA ropes courses as well. Will you accept the challenge?
ENTERING GRADES 4-6
                                                                             Hike and Hut
Summer Magic                                                                 Session 1: July 1-6
Session 3C: July 15-18                                                       Session 7: August 12-17
$425                                                                         $685
Summer is never too busy to squeeze in a short camp stay! During             Hike the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire! Learn
this four-day program, try your hand at the pottery wheel, take aim          how to carry your gear and stay in a hut on the side of a mountain.
at the archery range, plan a dessert cookout, and more. Wednesday            You’ll find a home in the hills and exchange exciting trail tales
departure is 5-6 PM.                                                         with other backpackers. This is a Level 1 trip, perfect for a beginner
                                                                             backpacker. Please note that routes are subject to change due to
                                                                             availability and weather.
ENTERING GRADES 4-12
                                                                             Menotomy Bound
Weekenders                                                                   Session 2: July 8-13
Session 2W: July 13-15                                                       $685
Session 5W: August 3-5                                                       Spend two nights falling asleep to the calls of the loons at Camp
$125                                                                         Menotomy on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Spend your days
Signing up for two back-to-back sessions during sessions 2 and 3             exploring our sister Girl Scout camp and venture off-camp to
or sessions 5 and 6? Looking to extend your session 2 or 5 stay a            discover the local towns. Visit Castle in the Clouds and discover
bit? Want to start session 3 or 6 a bit early? Weekenders allows             the lush hiking trails in the area.
you to do all these things! Mix and match different camp activities
to create the experience you want! Girls who are not staying for
session 3 or 6 should be picked up between 11-11:30 AM on Sunday.
Girls who are arriving early for session 3 or 6 should arrive between
4-5 PM on Friday.

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Camp Runels • Pelham, NH

                                                                       Locavore
                                                                       Session 4: July 22-27
                                                                       $585
                                                                       Embrace locally grown, delicious food! Visit a nearby farmers
                                                                       market to purchase fresh ingredients, experiment with new recipes,
                                                                       and work with your team to cook up the perfect five-course meal.

                                                                       Right on Target
                                                                       Session 5: July 29-August 3
                                                                       $575
                                                                       Nock your arrow, pull back, take aim, and release! Challenge yourself
                                                                       on the archery range each day and aim for the bullseye. Cadettes
                                                                       will earn the Archery badge as they take their shooting skills to the
                                                                       next level.

                                                                       Surf and Turf
Anything Goes
                                                                       Session 5: July 29-August 3
Session 2: July 8-13                                                   $685
Session 4: July 22-27
Session 7: August 12-17                                                Love adventures both on the water and land? Take an introductory
$585                                                                   surfing lesson on the New Hampshire coast before heading to the
                                                                       Berkshires to experience Ramblewild, a tree-to-tree adventure park.
Design your own camp adventure! Decide if you want to swim, cook,      Continue the excitement on an overnight trip—pitch a tent and
tie-dye, kayak, or climb—there are so many possibilities! Includes a   explore nature at a local campground.
trip to nearby Canobie Lake Park.

                                                                       Caves and Waves
Peaks and Paddles
                                                                       Session 7: August 12-17
Session 2C: July 8-20                                                  $675
$1,230
                                                                       Calling all explorers! Venture north to explore the New Hampshire
Hit the backcountry by foot and canoe in this two-week program.        Polar Caves. Then hit the waves at Water Country, where you’ll test
You’ll learn all about backpacking one week, and perfect your          the rides and learn how the waves are created. There will be plenty
paddling skills the next. You will also go on two overnight            of time to enjoy all your favorite camp activities as well.
adventures! This program includes Level 1 trip completion for
boat trips and backpacking trips.

                                                                       ENTERING GRADES 6-12
Damsel in De-stress
Session 3: July 15-20
$575
                                                                       Reading Through Runels
                                                                       Session 5: July 29-August 3
Take a break to relax and reconnect. Try yoga, learn about
                                                                       $575
mindfulness, make a homemade facial, and more. You’ll also have
plenty of time for your favorite camp activities as you spend time     Bring your favorite books, new ones you can’t wait to start, or borrow
relaxing at camp.                                                      some from the Runels library, and be prepared to read all around
                                                                       camp—on the beach, in the dining hall, on a rock, in a tree… any
                                                                       place you like! Set reading goals and challenges, and make new
Voyagers                                                               friends as you discuss stories and gather book recommendations all
                                                                       week long!
Session 3: July 15-20
$585
Spend a day perfecting your paddling skills, then pack up your dry     The Camp Where it Happens
bag and head out for a two-night water adventure. Set up camp
                                                                       Session 6: August 5-10
and paddle between campsites as you explore the area. This is the
                                                                       $585
perfect adventure for girls who love being out on the water.
                                                                       You’ve got to be at the camp where it happens! Calling all fans of
                                                                       Hamilton: An American Musical! Meet like-minded campers and
                                                                       discuss your favorite characters, sing along to the iconic songs, and
                                                                       choreograph your favorite scenes. You will even visit Minuteman
                                                                       National Park to see the site of the first battle of the Revolution. Be
                                                                       prepared for revelations about our country’s past and Alexander
                                                                       Hamilton’s life.

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Camp Runels • Pelham, NH

ENTERING GRADES 7-10

Backpackers
Session 4: July 22-27
Session 6: August 5-10
$685
Head out on a two-night trip to experience the thrill of backpacking
in the White Mountains. You’ll carry your tent and set up camp
in the woods, enjoying the beautiful sights as you summit a new
mountain or two. This is a Level 2 backpacking trip. You must
have completed Hike and Hut or have equivalent experience to
participate. Please note: route is subject to change based on
weather and availability.

ENTERING GRADES 8-12
                                                                             White Mountain Wonders
Mountain Trekkers                                                            Session 2: July 8-13
                                                                             $685
Session 5C: July 29-August 10
$1,250                                                                       Explore the beauty of the White Mountains on a two-night
                                                                             adventure. Zipline down the mountainside, take a short hike in
Experience the beautiful wilderness and explore areas only
                                                                             the beauty of nature, and explore the Lost River Gorge and Boulder
accessible by hiking. For this backpacking adventure, you will plan
                                                                             Caves. You will pitch tents at an area campground during the trip.
the trek, pack the gear, lace up your boots, grab a backpack, and
pitch the tents. The trip will be based on the experience level of
the participants and may be rigorous. You should be able to carry
25-30 pounds of weight and hike five to six miles a day. This is a
                                                                             Camp Staff: The Next Generation
Level 3 backpacking trip. You must have completed Backpackers or             Session 3: July 15-20
Mountain Dreams, or have equivalent experience to participate.               $575
                                                                             Do you dream about being a Counselor in Training or camp staff?
                                                                             Do you love working with children? Spend a week gaining hands-
ENTERING GRADES 9-12                                                         on experience working with younger girls. From singing to games,
                                                                             swimming and all-camp, you’ll get to be part of the daily leadership
                                                                             that makes camp so much fun. There is plenty of time for all the
Archaeology 101                                                              fun activities you love at camp as well. This program fulfills GSEMA
                                                                             Program Aide Training requirements for older girls interested in
Session 1: July 1-6                                                          being a Day Camp Assistant.
$575
If you are a fan of dinosaurs, history, or digging to find buried
treasure, then join other archaeology enthusiasts for a week of              Kamping the Kanc
discovery! Mark out the grid on your dig site, uncover lost Runels           Session 3: July 15-20
treasures and heirlooms, and share your findings with the whole              $685
camp. In between digs, enjoy all the activities camp has to offer.
                                                                             Spend two nights camping near the Kancamagus scenic byway in
                                                                             New Hampshire. Explore local trails on an easy hike to a waterfall,
Thrill Seekers                                                               enjoy the natural swimming areas along the river, and spend a day
                                                                             at Attitash, riding the thrilling mountain coaster. You will pitch tents
Session 1: July 1-6                                                          at an area campground during the trip.
$685
Experience the thrill of the high ropes course at Runels. Then
venture off-camp to continue the adrenaline rush. Challenge                  Find Your Way Back
yourself on a rock wall and experience indoor skydiving in this              Session 4: July 22-27
adventurous week at camp!                                                    $575
                                                                             It’s a week full of all your favorite Camp Runels activities—maybe
Great Runels Bake-Off                                                        you’ll make vibrant tie-dye crafts, play a few rounds of gaga, float
                                                                             in a Corcl on the pond, or fly down the zipline. You’ll plan your
Session 2: July 8-13                                                         week based around your group’s interests when you arrive at camp.
$575                                                                         You’ll always feel at home at Camp Runels.
Spend a week in the kitchen baking up a storm! You’ll try
new recipes every day and experiment baking in the outdoor
kitchen. Bring your favorite recipe to camp and compete for the
title of Best Baker!

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                                                                         ENTERING GRADES 11-12

                                                                         Counselor in Training (CIT) I
                                                                         Session 2D: July 8-27 - FULL
                                                                         Session 5D: July 29-August 17
                                                                         $1,000
                                                                         This three-week program is an opportunity for mature and
                                                                         qualified young women to work with children and receive
                                                                         on-the-job training. The program includes training in age-level
                                                                         characteristics, group dynamics, leadership development, life
                                                                         skills, teaching techniques, group planning, and decision-
                                                                         making skills. There will be opportunities to practice your skills,
Mountain Dreams                                                          work directly with younger campers, and plan a camper choice.
                                                                         CITs live and work in their own patrol under the guidance of the
Session 4: July 22-27                                                    Leadership Director. You must be able to attend all three weeks
$645                                                                     but return home during the session break weekend (July 20-22
Find peace of mind in beautiful nature. You’ll hike, carry your          for session 2D and August 2-5 for session 5D).
own supplies, and pitch your own tent on this two-night overnight
in the White Mountains. This trip fulfills both Level 1 and Level 2
experience for Camp Runels backpacking. Route is subject to
change based on weather and participant ability.
                                                                         ENTERING GRADE 12

Sunsets and Seascapes                                                    Counselor in Training (CIT) II
                                                                         Session 1: July 1-6 - FULL
Session 5: July 29-August 3
                                                                         Session 2: July 8-13 - FULL
$595
                                                                         Session 3: July 15-20 - FULL
Let the beautiful New England coast inspire your artistry. Take in       Session 4: July 22-27
the broad range of artistic mediums on display during a day trip to      Session 5: July 29-August 3 - FULL
the Peabody Essex Museum, and then head out to the coast to get          Session 6: August 5-10
creative. Explore tide pools and dramatic coastlines as you choose       Session 7: August 12-17 - FULL
between photography, watercolors, sculpture, and more.                   FREE
                                                                         For CIT I graduates: This is the most fun internship ever! Live at
                                                                         camp, work in units, and get in-depth, on-the-job training. You will
Adirondack Adventure                                                     work with counselors in units and specialized areas around camp.
Session 6: August 5-10                                                   An application will be sent to you upon receipt of your regular
$685                                                                     camp registration. References are required, and the Leadership
Head to upstate New York and the Adirondacks on a two-night              Director will select qualified applicants. All girls are waitlisted
adventure. You’ll explore Ausable Chasm, known as the Grand              until applications are reviewed and approved. You may be able to
Canyon of the Adirondacks, and float with your friends down the          attend up to three weeks. Please indicate your preference when you
river. You’ll also visit the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.     register for camp. Girls accepted for sessions 2, 3, 5, or 6 may attend
                                                                         the Weekenders program (see page 17).

#Adulting
Session 7: August 12-17
                                                                         Counselor in Training (CIT) II
$575                                                                     Specialty Training
Dreaming of life after high school? Learn skills that will help make     Session 2: July 8-13 (Lifeguard)
that transition easier when the time comes. Try cooking some simple      $125
meals, practice for a job interview, change a tire, write up a resume,   Session 3: July 15-20 (Archery)
learn how to sew on a button, and more. There’s plenty of time for       $50
classic camp activities as well!                                         Session 6: August 5-10 (Low Ropes)
                                                                         $50
                                                                         For CIT I graduates: Spend one of your CIT II weeks receiving a
Haunted Happenings                                                       specialized training at camp. You will then plan and run those
Session 7: August 12-17                                                  camper choice blocks for the rest of the week under the supervision
$585                                                                     of a staff member. Sign up for the activity you enjoy the most:
                                                                         session 2 for lifeguard training, session 3 for archery certification,
Do you love curling up with a spooky ghost story or watching a
                                                                         or session 6 for low ropes certification.
supernatural movie? Join us for Halloween in August! Write
your own ghost stories, learn about gravestone rubbings, visit old
cemeteries around New England, and venture out on a ghost tour.

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