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The Gift of a Girl Scout Camp Experience


Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pine’s three summer resident camps provide girls across 41 counties with the incredible opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in the outdoors in a safe and girl-led environment. With children spending less time than ever outdoors, summer camp is extremely important because it allows children to learn about the planet from a hands-on approach, and to learn about themselves in the process. At Girl Scouts, we believe that all girls should have access to the camp experience, which is why we provide hundreds of camp scholarships annually so that girls in financial need can attend camp.

According to the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), girls in lower socioeconomic backgrounds report even stronger benefits from outdoor experiences than other girls. These benefits include improvement of leadership abilities, higher self-confidence, and a stronger connection with the environment. By stepping out of their daily lives and attending camp, these girls are able to embark on new adventures, challenge themselves and conquer their fears, and develop skills and passions that they never imagined.

The Girl Scout Campership Fund makes it possible for all girls to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). Last year, over $50,000 was awarded in financial aid to over 390 girls that applied. “I love knowing that girls from all backgrounds and situations will have access to the same opportunities that I was lucky enough to have, because I know they will leave camp more independent, more self-assured, and proud of all they accomplished!” said Campership Fund donor and Girl Scout and Camp Staff Alumna Rachel Blackmon. Donors like Blackmon help provide girls with these crucial outdoor experiences that they would not otherwise have access to, changing their lives by giving the gift of summer camp.

The Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines Campership Fund makes camp affordable for every girl, and every donation makes an impact. To learn more about the Campership Fund and how it helps girls learn about the world and build confidence, visit https://gsnccp.org/2018SendAGirlToCamp. Contact development@nccoastalpines.org with questions.