Girl Scouts of Alaska offering variety of summer camp options
The Girl Scouts of Alaska is keeping girls active and engaged during the summer break with a variety of options for summer camps.
Sue Perles, CEO of Girl Scouts of Alaska, joined Daybreak Wednesday to break down their summer camp options across the state.
"I would like to invite every girl in Alaska to attend Girl Scout summer camp," Perles said. "You don't have to be in a troop to go."
They have two camp properties. Perles broke down what each are used for and the ages that tend to sign up for a specific camp.
"We have 40 acres in Chugiak on a lake, it's beautiful, and 400 extraordinary acres in Wasilla," she said. "In Chugiak, we have a day camp all summer long, for girls from kindergarten age on through seniors in high school, but they tend to be younger girls at day camp. Older girls tend to go to overnight camp, which is our camp Togowoods in Wasilla."
There are even options for communities outside of Anchorage and the Mat-Su.
"We have traveling camp counselors," she said. "Every week they're in a different community...In the course of the summer, they will visit 35 different communities across Alaska."
Perles also gave information on the new single-day camps.
"Every program will contain traditional camp activities like canoeing and hiking, but they will have a theme, " she said. "One day will be animal science, one day will be chemistry, one day engineering and one day aviation, and the programs will be guided by women who are professionals in the area in the community, so girls will have role models and mentors, hands-on fun projects and they will get to make friends and go canoeing."
Anyone who's interested in summer camp can head over to the Girl Scouts website for more information.
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