Girl Scouts Hosts Day Camps for Girls in Baltimore Communities Affected by Unrest

As a Maryland Unites Fund recipient, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland will be hosting a series of summer day camps for all girls in grades K-5 and 6-8. The Baltimore City day camps, for girls in grades 6-8, are free of charge and will take place at Girl Scouts’ Seton Urban Program & STEM center June 16-19, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; July 6-10, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm and August 10-14, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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“We look forward to providing two-day camp enrichment programs during the coming summer months to our neighbors and communities affected by the recent civil unrest,” said Violet M. Apple, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. The Maryland Unites Fund allows Girl Scouts of Central Maryland to contribute in a powerful way to the positive experiences of youth residing in Baltimore City.”   To register for the Baltimore City day camp contact: Gail Cuffie at gcuffie@yahoo.com or call 410.358.9711.

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Girl Scouts’ Camp Woodlands, located in Annapolis, is also the site of a day camp series. A $10 fee is charged for Camp Woodlands’ campers in grades K-5 to cover the cost of transportation and meals. The Annapolis day camp at Camp Woodlands takes place June 25-26, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. To register or for more information about Camp Woodlands’ day camp contact Brittany McCollum at bmccollum@gscm.org or call 410.358.9711, ext. 241. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided at both day camp locations.

Girl Scouts facilitates unique outdoor experiences for girls. For example, 50 percent of girls who completed the Girl Scouts Research Institute’s camping and outdoor survey said that Girl Scouts provided them with opportunities to experience the outdoors in ways they could not have other­wise, and about three-fourths said that Girl Scouts gave them the chance to build their skills or try new outdoor activities. Nearly two-thirds of girls (62 percent) said they either “enjoyed” or “enjoyed a lot” almost all of the outdoor activities they participated in through Girl Scouts. Campers at the GSCM day camps will engage in activities that include: archery, rock-wall climbing, geo-caching, science exploration and meeting animals living in GSCM’s Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center.

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