2022 Theme: Retro Arcade

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 Daisy Units are for girls entering 1st Grade.
All girls in the Daisy Units will get to CHOOSE between the following two badges during registration.

Daisy Design With Nature Badge

Observe and use what you know about the outdoors to make and do things in nature.

Daisy Design with Nature

To earn this badge, Daisies will:

1. Count with birds
2. Identify parts of nature
3. Make a map

When a Daisy has earned this badge, she will know how to use math to identify and sort things in nature and how to create a map.

Daisy Digital Game Design Badge

Explore how video games can make a difference.

Daisy Digital Game Design

To earn this badge, Daisies will:

1. Explore tools used to develop digital games
2. Plan a maze game
3. Build, test, and improve their maze game

When a Daisy has earned this badge, she will know how video games are designed.

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 Brownie Units are for girls entering 2nd and 3rd grade.
All girls in the Brownie Units will get to CHOOSE between the following two badges during registration. 

Brownie Design With Nature Badge

Use math to do things in the natural world, like find the age of natural objects, build a honeycomb, design a bird feeder, and go bird-watching.

Brownie Design With Nature

To earn this badge, Brownies will:

1. Calculate the age of a natural object
2. Explore the shape of beehives
3. Measure and build a bird feeder
4. Use ratios to make bird food
5. Graph data about birds

Brownies earning this badge will know about natural objects and how to measure, use scale and ratio, and make a graph.

Brownie Digital Game Design Badge

Explore how video games can help people to learn new skills and experience new things.

Brownie Digital Game Design

To earn this badge, Brownies will:

1. Discover how game design can be used “for good”
2. Explore tools used to develop digital games
3. Plan a maze game
4. Build, test, and improve their maze game using iteration
5. Share their game with others

Brownies earning this badge will know how to think like a game maker and use iteration to plan, build, and test a game.

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:

Junior Simple Meals

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 their family and friends.


Junior Sampler Units

Campers in the Junior Sampler Units get to CHOOSE between the following two badges during registration.

Junior Design With Nature Badge

Use math to plan and organize an outdoor adventure. Decide where you’ll go, how long you’ll be gone for, and what you’ll bring.

Junior Design with Nature

To earn this badge, Juniors will:

1. Find their hiking pace
2. Choose a hiking trail
3. Find changes in elevation on a map
4. Decide how much food to bring
5. Pack for their adventure

Juniors earning this badge will know about different types of maps and how to calculate distance, pace, elevation changes, and area.

Junior Digital Game Design Badge

Find out how programmers create a video game that is fun and helps solve a problem.

Junior Digital Game Design

To earn this badge, Juniors will:

1. Discover how game design can be used “for good”
2. Explore tools used to develop digital games
3. Plan a maze game
4. Build, test, and improve your maze game using iteration
5. Share their game with others

Juniors earning this badge will know how to use iteration to plan, build, and test a game “for good.”

Additional fun!

In addition to badge work Juniors 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.