2021 camp info coming soon

Girls Age Groups: Entering 1st grade   |   Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade   |   Entering 4th & 5th Grade  |  Entering 6th Grade  |  Entering 7th Grade  |  Entering 8th Grade & Above 

Children of Volunteers: Widgets  |  Boys Unit


Daisies

The Daisies Unit is for girls entering 1st Grade.
All girls in the Daisies unit will earn TWO BADGES!

Daisy Eco Learner Badge

To earn this badge, Daisies will:

Daisy Eco Learner Badge

1. Learn how prepare to protect nature before going outdoors.
2. Learn how keep living things safe when walking in nature.
3. Learn how to protect nature from trash.

When a Daisy has earned this badge, she will have learned three ways to protect the environment when she goes outdoors.

Daisy Outdoor Art Maker Badge

Daisy Outdoor Art Maker

To earn this badge, Daisies will:
1. Observe the colors of nature.
2. Listen to the sounds of nature.
3. Create outdoor art based on her observations.
When a Daisy has earned this badge, she will know how to look at nature like an artist and make her own outdoor art.

Additional fun!

Daisies will also 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, learn basic photography and do arts and crafts.


Brownies

The Brownies Unit is for girls entering 2nd and 3rd grade.
All girls in the Brownies Units will earn TWO badges! 

Brownie Eco Friend Badge

Brownies will find out how to treat outdoor spaces with kindness and teach others how they can, too. To earn this badge, Brownies will:

Brownie Eco Friend Badge

1. Think of ways to help the outdoors.
2. Observe outdoor spaces.
3. Build a safe campfire. (Burn ban pending)
4. Take care of wildlife.
5. Practice being kind.

Brownies earning this badge will find new ways to protect our natural world and the living things in it.

Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge

Brownies will find out how to make their own outdoor art and have fun doing it! To earn this badge, Brownies will:

Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge

1. Find art ideas outdoors.
2. Make something!
3. Dance or make music outdoors.
4. Be a nature photographer.
5. Design with nature.

Brownies earning this badge will know how to make different kinds of fun art projects outdoors.

Additional fun!

In addition to earning badges, Brownies will play games, sing songs, take nature hikes, cook, do arts and crafts, learn photography skills and begin learning outdoor skills.


Juniors

The Juniors Units are for girls entering 4th and 5th grade. Juniors have a choice between two different units. Please select when registering:

Junior Outdoor Cook Unit

Juniors in the Outdoor Cook unit will earn the Junior Simple Meals Badge. Juniors in this unit will learn outdoor cooking skills and will cook every day at camp. To earn this badge Juniors will:

Girl Scouts Junior Simple Meals Badge

1. Step up your skills with a pro.
2. Whip up a great breakfast.
3. Fix a healthy lunch or dinner.
4. Create a delicious dessert.
5. Make their own meal.

Juniors who have earned this badge will know how to serve up a meal for your family and friends.

Junior Sampler Units

Campers in the Junior Sampler units will earn THREE badges:

Junior Trail Adventurer Badge

Choose your adventure: Go on a trail run for a distance that challenges you, or train for and go on 3 separate day hikes.  To earn this badge, Juniors will:

Junior Trail Adventure Badge

1. Choose an outdoor adventure.
2. Plan and prepare.
3. Gather gear. 
4. Set a goal and train for an adventure.
5. Go on an outdoor adventure. 

Juniors earning this badge will plan and learn the skills for trail running or 3 separate day hikes.

Junior Eco Camper Badge

Juniors earning this badge will find out how to protect the environment when on a camping trip. To earn this badge, Juniors will:

Junior Eco Camper Badge

1. Learn the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
2. Plan meals with the environment in mind.
3. Prepare a minimal impact campsite.
4. Have fun with Leave No Trace.
5. Take a conservation hike.

Juniors earning this badge will learn skills for minimal impact camping and know how to protect their outdoor environment.

Junior Outdoor Art Explorer Badge

Juniors earning this badge will let nature be their inspiration as they explore, create, and design different kinds of art. To earn this badge, Juniors will:

Junior Outdoor Art Explorer Badge

1. Explore outdoor art.
2. Make something!
3. Find music in nature.
4. Be a nature photographer.
5. Design with nature.

Juniors who have earned this badge will know how to find the art in nature and create your their own outdoor artwork.

Additional fun!

In addition to badge work Junior will play games, sing songs, take nature hikes, cook, do arts and crafts, learn photography skills and learn outdoor skills.


Outdoor Explorers

The Outdoor Explorers Unit is for girls entering 6th grade. The primary focus of the Outdoor Explorers program is learning outdoor skills. Outdoor Explorers will learn how to tie knots, start a fire, build a shelter, use a map and compass, and will learn first aid. Outdoor Explorers also take hikes, cook, sing songs, and do crafts. This unit prepares girls for the PAIT (Program Aide in Training) unit, the following year.


Program Aide In Training (PAIT):

The PAIT program is for girls entering 7th Grade and above who are interested in becoming a Program Aide. Mountaindale North’s PAIT program is the introductory level to our Program Aide leadership program. Our PAIT program teaches campers entering 7th grade how to become a Program Aide for GIrl Scouts in a day camp setting. PAITs learn how to lead outdoor activities with younger girls through hands-on activities. Girls who successfully complete the training will qualify to become a PA at camp the following summer. 


Program Aide (PA) / Councilor in Training (CIT):

Mountaindale North’s Program Aide leadership program is for girls entering 8th grade and above who have successfully completed council-provided or day camp program aide training. Please visit the PA page describing this unique leadership program for older girls.


Widgets:

The Widgets unit is for children of volunteers, age 3-5 (boys and girls). Widgets do art projects, play outdoors, sing songs, and take nature walks while their parents volunteer in other units at camp. Widgets must be potty trained. Widgets may attend camp only when their adult volunteer is at camp.


Boys Unit:

The Boys unit is for children of volunteers entering 1st grade and above. The Boys unit learns outdoor skills, hikes, cooks, plays games and does craft projects. Led by older boys, and supervised by adults, the Boys unit 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.