GEMS for G.I.R.L.s: Senior & Ambassador Weekend Camp #3 - CANCELED

Date:
Fri May 03, 5:00 PM - Sun May 05, 4:00 PM
Location:
Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School, Catawba Map
Category:
Summer Camps
Level:
Senior, Ambassador
Region:
Southwest
 

THIS CAMP IS CANCELED

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s Courage: Life Skills
May 3-5, 2019

Seniors earn their Locavore & Women's Health badges; Ambassadors earn their First Aid badge.

Join Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd School for GEMS for G.I.R.L.s, a specialized set of camping experiences which includes completing the Senior & Ambassador Outdoor Journey.

GSVSC and Mountain Shepherd School's GEMS for G.I.R.L.s camping experiences are comprised of one week-long camp and four interval weekend camps throughout the year. Girls are encouraged to attend the four interval weekend camps as well as the the week-long camp to earn a piece-by-piece patch to show their motivation and completion of the entire program. Based on a combination of the Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd School (GEMS) and Girl Scouts programs, this exceptional set of survival experiences has been specially prepared for Seniors & Ambassadors.

During the four GEMS for G.I.R.L.s interval weekend camps, girls will explore the four Girl Scout Program Pillars: Outdoor Skills, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, and STEM. Each weekend camp will focus on one of the pillars, which will expand knowledge of and passion for each pillar, and show her how she can implement them into her every day growth and well being. All activities are "challenge by choice;" meaning girls set the boundaries for their participation while pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone.

During the GEMS for G.I.R.L.s week-long overnight camp in July, girls will use the seven GEMS program elements of positive mental attitude, first aid, shelter, firecraft, signaling, water, and food to complete their Senior or Ambassador Outdoor Journey. This extended camp will teach girls the aspects of wilderness survival which they will be able to apply to true-life survival, such as how to work with the resources available to you, and how to stay motivated despite adversity.

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s is a partnership of Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd School and Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. For more information about Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School visit their website at allgirlsaregems.com. Join GSVSC and Mountain Shepherd for this incredible wilderness journey experience! Register now to take advantage of this inaugural opportunity.

Date: May 3-5, 2019
Times: Friday drop-off 5-8 PM
Saturday optional drop-off 7-8 AM
Sunday pick-up 4-6 PM

Location: Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School
Price: $125/girl
Min/Max: 10/18
Registration Opens:
 September 14, 2018
Registration Closes: May 1, 2019
Badge/Patch Included: Yes; patch segment and badge(s)
FAQ, Packing List & Directions: click here to download info for this weekend camp

To Register: THIS CAMP IS CANCELED

Financial Assistance: need-based financial assistance is available for campers that qualify. To request financial assistance, click this link to complete the GEMS for G.I.R.L.s Survival Interval Weekend Camp Financial Assistance Application NO LATER than April 26, 2019. If you are approved, you will receive an approval email with your discount code. Wait for this code BEFORE registering for this event. 

Questions: info@gsvsc.org or 540-777-5100

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INTERVAL WEEKEND CAMPS

March 1-3, 2019 (Courage: STEM)
- Seniors: Sky & Eco Explorer badges
- Ambassadors: Eco Advocate badge

May 3-5, 2019 (Character: Life Skills)
- Seniors: Locavore & Women's Health badges
- Ambassadors: First Aid badge

June 14-16, 2019 (Confidence: Entrepreneurship)
- Seniors: Buying Power & Business Etiquette badges
- Ambassadors: On My Own badge

SUMMER CAMP
July 14-19, 2019 Senior & Ambassador Summer Camp
- Outdoor Journey (Outdoor Art Master, Water & Survival Camper badges)
- Seniors: Paddling Badge
- Ambassadors: Ultimate Rec Challenge badge

Weekend Camp Price $125 per girl/weekend
Summer Camp Price $425 per girl/week