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GSSEM Cancels Summer Camp Programs and Offers FREE Virtual and Camp At-Home Experiences From June to August

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, GSSEM will cancel all in-person girl events and programs through July 31, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, GSSEM will cancel all in-person girl events and programs through July 31, 2020. Additionally, all summer camp programs including Troop Camping, Girl-Only Camp, and Weekend Camps are cancelled through August 31, 2020.

GSSEM is happy to announce we'll offer FREE opportunities for girls to participate in virtual camping and outdoor education experiences at home in June, July, and August.

Be Well: Camp Virtually
This 7-week program will launch June 15 and will feature a different wellness theme each week.

Themes include:

  • Emotional Wellness
  • Environmental Wellness
  • Occupational Wellness
  • Social Wellness
  • Inner Wellness
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Physical Wellness

Girls will be able to earn a mini-patch for each theme that will affix to larger a special Summer Camp 2020 patch (similar to the Outdoor Skills mini-patch and patch rocker). GSSEM staff will present live and pre-recorded virtual wellness camp programming via Zoom or other video chat platforms. Where applicable, badge earning activities will be a part of the themed week. Registration will be required, and girls who register for Be Well: Camp Virtually will receive participation kits, which include supply lists of materials needed for virtual activities via email. Watch the website and GSSEM's social media for registration details starting June 1.

Outdoor Skills at Home
This program will allow girls to build Outdoor Skills at home and earn Outdoor Skills mini-patches. GSSEM is developing thematic Outdoor Skills kits including Backyard Backpacking, Urban Explorer, Survival Skills Champion and more. The kits will include instruction sheets and a link to a virtual support tutorial. The kits and some outdoor equipment will be available for rental through contactless delivery from GSSEM.

More details and registration information will be available starting June 15.

Time Capsule 2020
Girls who participate in virtual summer camp and outdoor skills at-home programming will be asked to contribute videos, photos, and other online content to Time Capsule 2020, a virtual documentation of their participation. More details will be shared late summer in August.

GSSEM is committed to helping girls continue to building the leadership skills they need now and in the future. Watch our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for continuing updates about virtual program offerings.