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Summer Camps

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Camp Hawthorn Hollow’s Summer Resident Camp offers traditional and theme-based activities tailored to each girl’s scouting level in fall 2015. Girls come to camp as individuals or with a buddy for a themed four-day or six-day program. Each program will have activities based around their chosen theme along with traditional camp activities like:

• Archery
• Climbing Tower/ Zip Line*
• Swimming
• Teambuilding Activities
• Tie Dye
• Sports and Games
• Camp Crafts
• Hiking
• Campfire and S’mores
• Gardening
• Low Ropes
• Camp Songs
• High Ropes* * these activities have age restrictions

A chart of Summer Resident Camp programs and descriptions can be found in COMPASS Magazine.

A Day at Summer Resident Camp

Sample Itinerary:

7:45 am
Flag Ceremony
8:00 am
Breakfast
9:00 am until noon
Activity Session Rotations
Some Ranch Campers off site at stables
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Rest Hour
2:30 - 5:30 pm
Activity Session Rotations
Some Ranch Campers off site at stables
6:00 pm
Dinner
6:45 pm
Free Time
7:30 pm
All Camp Activity
9:00 pm Closing Flag Ceremony and Cabin Reflections
10:00 pm
Lights out

Find out more about our available Summer Camp sessions on our event calendar or in the latest issue of COMPASS Magazine.

Ranch Camp

At Ranch Camp girls will spend half of each day at an Equestrian Center learning all things horses. From hands-on ground lessons to progressive mounting lessons that will help girls develop their equestrian skills. When not at the stable, girls will have opportunities to explore the fun of summer camp and engage in traditional camp-related activities.

Girls will be accompanied by their counselors from Camp Hawthorn Hollow to one of the three Equestrian Centers in our local community: Empire Farms in Chesterfield, Red Tail Acres Equestrian Center in Richmond and Rattle Run Farms in St. Clair.

Ribbon program challenges riders of any level and any age!

Our six-level ribbon program provides structured and uniform goals for all riders, no matter the session or facility. Each girl will be placed in a level appropriate to her riding ability (determined by the riding instructor). At the end of the week, girls will receive a Ranch Camp patch, a level rocker, and progression card for the level they entered during that session. At the end of the week girls will be evaluated on horsemanship, equitation and horse knowledge, then receive a ribbon for completion or a certificate for a partial completion of a level.

Find out more about available Ranch Camp sessions on our event calendar or in the latest issue of COMPASS Magazine.

Once registered for Summer Resident or Ranch Camp, you will need to print the Summer Camp Parent Confirmation Packet and On-Site Check in Form for Camp Programs from the Forms page of the GSSEM website.