Badges – Mountaindale North Day Camp 2019
Daisies: Girls entering 1st Grade – Mountaindale “Try It”
All girls in this unit will earn the Mountaindale “Try It” Badge. They will learn all about our wonderful Camp Mountaindale – the history, the layout, and the plants and animals. They will meet the ranger, play games, sing camp songs, take nature hikes, prepare an outdoor snack, and do arts and crafts.
Brownies: Girls entering 2nd and 3rd Grade
Brownies can choose one of the badges below. In addition to earning badges, they will play games, sing songs, take nature hikes, cook, do arts and crafts, and begin learning outdoor skills.
Space Science Adventurer – See the sky like a Space Scientist does! Investigate and learn about the sun, moon, planets and stars!
Outdoor Art Creator – Create art in the outdoors using nature for inspiration! Find new colors in flowers, shapes in a spider’s web, dance like a bee or sing like a bird!
Eco Friend – Learn how to treat outdoor spaces with kindness and teach others how to too! Look closely to see all the things living at our camp and learn about how we can take better care of them.
Juniors: Girls entering 4th and 5th Grade
Juniors can choose one of the badges below. In addition to badge work they will play games, sing songs, take nature hikes, cook, do arts and crafts, and learn outdoor skills.
Outdoor Skills Badge – Learn how to identify plants and animals, build an outdoor shelter, tie cool knots, use a compass, and more.
Outdoor Cooking (GS Simple Meals Badge) – Learn how to cook simple meals outdoors! You will learn about food safety, preparation and a variety of outdoor cooking techniques. Possibilities might include Dutch ovens, Coleman stoves, solar ovens, or box ovens.
Space Science Investigator – Learn about just how big our solar system is! Investigate our solar system and the stars and just how vast the universe is.
Outdoor Explorers: Girls entering 6th grade
Outdoor Explorers sing songs, take hikes, cook, and do a craft project, but their primary focus is on learning outdoor skills. They will learn how to tie knots, start a fire, build a shelter, use a map and compass, and first aid. This unit prepares girls for the PAIT unit the following year.
Program Aide In Training (PAIT): Girls entering 7th grade and above who are interested in becoming a Program Aide
Learn how to be a Program Aide for Girl Scouts in a day camp setting. Through hands-on activities throughout the week, PAITs will learn how to lead outdoor activities with younger girls. Girls who successfully complete the training will be qualified to be a PA at camp the following summer.
Program Aide (PA)/Councilor In Training(CIT): Girls entering 8th grade and above who have successfully completed council-provided or day camp program aide training
Program Aides/CITs lead activities at camp, either with units of younger girls or in specific program areas, such as outdoor skills, hikes, arts and crafts, the nature area, cooking, or songs. PAs work with adult volunteers to run the camp units or program areas. All girls interested in being a PA will need to have a personal interview with day camp staff to determine proper unit/specialist placement. PAs need to attend both Indoor Training and Outdoor Training prior to camp. (Link to PA Application Info) NEW for 2019: PAs will register by grade level allowing us to mix experienced PA/CITs with newer ones.
Widget: Children of volunteers, age 3-5, both boys and girls
Widgets do art projects, play outdoors, sing songs, and take nature walks while their parents volunteer in other units at camp. Must be potty trained. Flush toilets are available. Widgets may attend camp only when their adult volunteer is at camp.
Boys: Children of volunteers, entering 1st grade and older
Boys do craft projects, learn outdoor skills, cook, hike, and play games in the meadow. Led by older boys and supervised by adults, the boys’ program is customized according to the age and interests of the boys in the unit. Boys may attend camp only when their adult volunteer is at camp.