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Register Now For a Fun-filled All Girl Summer Camp!
Whether it's horseback riding or canoeing or dance or drama; there's something for every girl ages 6 to 17 at one of three resident camps this summer: Camp Agnes Arnold, Camp Misty Meadows and Camp Casa Mare. Each camp has feature sessions from which your girl can choose. These sessions are designed to fit your girl's interest and pique her curiosity. When not in her chosen session, she can enjoy the campsite amenities while making new friends.
Shadow Lake is the main attraction on the grounds of Camp Agnes Arnold. The lake offers 35 acres of cool refreshing fun. Girls can enjoy canoeing, nature study and fishing. In addition to the focus of the girl's particular session, they can also go hiking, have out-door cookouts, play games and make new friends. Focus sessions are categorized by age.
Younger girls will enjoy camp sessions that intrigue, entertain and educate, too. Some of the anticipated sessions for younger girls include "Little Mermaid" for girls who love to splish and splash; and, "Harriet Potter" for the scientist who enjoys creating potions, magic and a game of Quidditch.
Older girls can enjoy an "Extreme Adventure" which includes hiking to see bald eagles, as well as rappelling, rock climbing and cooling off in the waterfalls of Colorado Bend. Other camp sessions include: "Curtain Call" which allows your girl to be the center of attention in a theatrical performance. "Last summer, we had a great time working on the play," said 2006 camp attendee Maya Fontenot, age 11. Girl can enjoy "Voyager" to experience Class 1 and 2 rapids while canoeing.
Camp Agnes Arnold Director Melissa Peterson has seen girls learning and growing from their camp experiences. "When they first get there, some girls are a little shy. But, by the end of camp, they have more self-confidence," said Peterson. "I enjoy watching the girls learn to appreciate nature and develop camp skills."
Camp Misty Meadows is a well rounded all girl camp that offers a variety of equestrian experiences to girls. The facility is complete with a barn complex, four riding arenas and a herd of 40 horses waiting to be loved, hugged and groomed by camp-goers. "I really enjoyed riding the horses with my friends everyday. It was so much fun!" said last summer camp attendee, Maya Fontenot, age 11.
The grounds also offer a pool, archery range, and basketball court and softball field. Some of the feature sessions offered at Camp Misty Meadows include: "Pony Tails" for the novice rider; "Dreamcatchers" which explores the rich Native American culture of Texas through crafts, dances, games and stories; and "Misty Magic" for pamper seekers who enjoy massage therapists, yoga and aromatherapy - just to name a few! "Last year I got to do theatre arts, canoeing, and swimming, too," said Fontenot. "It was great hanging out with everybody and meeting new friends. I hope to see them there this summer."
Camp Casa Mare is a tropical paradise for water lovers. Girls will enjoy warm, salty breezes, the call of gulls and the sight of sailboats crossing the horizon. Some of the feature sessions available at this campsite includes: "Cheer and Dance" for high-spirited girls interested in cheerleading; "Robotics" for those who like to discover the science behind the machines; and "Sports Fan" with a variety of sports activities. "Memories are made that last a lifetime. Whether it's views of the bay from the porch swings or making s'mores around a campfire, girls will leave camp with a legacy of stories to share forever," said Program Director Kathy Elliott.
All camps are owned and operated by Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. However, girls do not have to be a registered as a Girl Scout prior to registration. Non-members are welcome and encouraged register. For complete information on camp sessions or camp scholarships known as "Camperships," go to www.gssjc.orgor call 713-292-0300. Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
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