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Girl Scouts launches new outdoor adventures for girls

Girl Scouts launches new outdoor adventures for girls Photo: GSWNY.

February 18, 2019 02:08 PM

(WHEC) -- Girl Scouts of Western New York will launch a new series of outdoor adventures during camp this summer. 

With registration currently underway, Girl Scouts can expect new, outdoor-centered activities during Girl Scout Summer Camp.

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The brand new programs include introductory wilderness survival, archery and bow-crafting, and traditional fire-making and fire safety. Girls will earn badges through the programs for eco-trekker, Leave No Trace, and outdoor adventurer. 

Already, GSWNY has a variety of outdoor activities in place, including hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, horseback riding, scuba diving, and robotics at Girl Scout Day and Resident Camps.

“The funding provided by the United Way to help girls explore the outdoors is vital as studies show that girls today are not spending nearly enough time outdoors. Technology and structured activities leave less time for girls to get outside and enjoy nature,” stated a press release by GSWNY.

The organization added that girls will “have plenty of opportunities to create their own outdoor adventures and develop a lifelong appreciation for nature and the out-of-doors—whether with their troop, at Summer Camp, or with friends and family.”

GSWNY offers Day Camp at Camp Piperwood in Fairport, NY and Resident Camp at Camp Seven Hills in Holland, NY and Camp Timbercrest in Randolph, NY.

Before and after care is an option and transportation is available for day camp. GSWNY also offers financial aid opportunities. 

All girls in grades K-12 are invited to register for Girl Scout Camp and do not need to be currently registered in Girl Scouts to attend. 

More information on GSWNY Summer Camp, including a list of all the available camp programs and details on the registration process, are available online at gswny.org

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Stephanie Robusto

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