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GEMS for G.I.R.L.s: Senior & Ambassador Summer Camp

Sun Jul 14, 4:00 PM - Fri Jul 19, 4:00 PM EST
Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School, Catawba Map
Summer Camps
Senior, Ambassador

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s Survival Camp
July 14-19, 2019
Girls earn their Outdoor Journey plus Seniors earn their Paddling badge & Ambassadors earn the Ultimate Rec Challenge 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 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 Join GSVSC and Mountain Shepherd for this incredible wilderness journey experience! Register now to take advantage of this inaugural opportunity.

Date: July 14-19, 2019
Times: Sunday drop-off 4-6 PM
Friday pick-up 4-6 PM

Location: Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School
Price: $425/girl
Min/Max: 1/18 (camp guaranteed to run)
Registration Opens:
 September 14, 2018
Registration Closes: July 10, 2019
Badge/Patch Included: Yes; GEMS patch circle, badges & journey
FAQ, Packing List & Directions: click here to download info for this summer camp

To Register: click on the "REGISTER NOW" green button above

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 July 10, 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: or 540-777-5100