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Girls Will Challenge Themselves Outdoors at Girl Scout Summer Camp


As spring approaches, girls and families are eagerly counting down to warmer weather and all that it brings – including Girl Scout summer camp! This summer, campers will have the opportunity to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) while experiencing exciting camp, leadership, and high-adventure opportunities at Camp Mary Atkinson in Johnston County, Camp Hardee in Beaufort County, and Camp Graham in Vance County. Girl Scout camp is available to all girls, not just Girl Scouts, and provides campers with the opportunity to develop independence while making friends and memories to last a lifetime.   

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines offers a variety of camp sessions making camp an experience that every girl can enjoy. Girls can choose to spend their week participating in traditional camp activities, learning how to horseback ride, or going on an adventure trip and rock climbing. Studies have shown that when girls get outdoors and spend time in the natural world the benefits are impressive and lifelong. With a highly trained staff girls can accomplish anything that they set their minds to under the safe supervision of positive role models. The all-girl environment provides them with their own space to learn, grow, and thrive by giving them the confidence to develop skills that will make them strong leaders.

“Camp has always served as an important pillar to the Girl Scout Leadership experience, and our council is committed to ensuring all girls are able to build confidence and learn new things in the outdoors,” said Keli Diewald, Vice President of Program at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “Summer camp provides girls with the perfect opportunity to step away from their daily lives and seek challenges while developing a stronger sense of self.”

While each camp offers something unique, all three feature core camping activities including archery, watersports, hiking and field games, arts and crafts, and swimming. Girls can also register to attend specialty sessions focused on outdoor cooking, nature photography, the environment, and more. Horse camp and surf camp are also available for select grades levels. Campers and families are also invited to attend free open house events where they can experience the magic of camp first-hand before the summer begins. Visit http://www.nccoastalpines.org to RSVP for one of our open house events held in late February and early March.

Registration for Camp Mary Atkinson in Johnston County, Camp Graham in Vance County, and Camp Hardee is now open. All girls rising grades 2-12 are invited to attend. Overnight and day camp sessions are available. To register online call (919) 782-3021 or visit http://www.nccoastalpines.org. Financial assistance is available to those that quality.