NEW! Resident & Travel Camps - 2014

A camp experience like no other!

Join us for a fun-filled summer session at Camp Menzies, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California’s resident camp located in the Sierra Nevada. Create lifelong memories, try new activities, sing around the campfire and connect with nature—all while meeting new friends and becoming more independent. Choose from over 60 different camp programs, including: canoeing, swimming, archery (grade four and older), arts ‘n’ crafts, nature study, hiking, outdoor cooking, horseback riding and more. Come back in January for complete details and fees for all of our programs.

Legend

Journey Program

STEM Program

Program does not take place at Camp Menzies
and will not include horseback riding

New programs



STEM

All About Animals

 

Entering Grades: 2-3
Session: 1 (5 days)

Check out what leaps, runs, slithers and soars around camp. Follow animal tracks, try out bird watching and examine the insects and amphibians in our meadow and canoe lake.

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Artist's Retreat

 

Entering Grades: 8-12
Session: D (4 days)

Go on a relaxing, resort-like retreat to get in touch with your creative side. This program is dedicated to enhancing your drawing, painting and writing skills as you enjoy the beautiful Pacific coast and getting to hang out with new friends!

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Arts Alive

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 3 (8 days)

Grab your paintbrush, drawing pad, and journal and spend your time exploring and expressing your creative side.

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Camp Olympics

 

Entering Grades: 4-5
Session: 10 (4 days)

Compete in our crazy camp Olympics featuring obstacle courses, archery, canoeing and orienteering. Work with your tent mates to earn ‘medals’ as you try camp activities with an Olympic theme.

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Eco Avengers

 

Entering Grades: 4-5
Session: 4 (4 days)

Discover your impact on our ever changing environment, connect with other girls who are passionate about nature and find out ways to take action to shrink your ecological footprint.

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Eco-Fashionistas

 

Entering Grades: 7-12
Session: 5 (5 days)

Have an eye for fashion? Interested in re-cycling old clothes? In this program, you will learn basics of fashion design and textile art which you will use to re-design and re-purpose clothes you salvage from local thrift stores. Prepare your masterpiece and then model it at the All-Camp fashion show!

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Farm to Fork

 

Entering Grades: 7-12
Session: 12 (8 days)

Dig in and find out more about where your food comes from by planting, growing and cooking food all fresh from the garden of Camp Menzies!

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Get the Scoop!

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 11 (5 days)

Take a week-long course in journalism, then design and publish the 2014 Camp Menzies newspaper. Conduct interviews, write articles, shoot photos, create comics and capture the highlights of camp life.

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Globetrotters

 

Entering Grades: 4-5
Session: 1 (5 days)

Explore different languages and cultures with the help of our international staff. Help cook an international meal, play games and learn crafts from around the world.

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Lead On!

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 12 (4 days)

Ready to take the lead and help younger campers? Spend half of your time exploring camp and enhancing your leadership skills, and half your time supporting and helping teach games, crafts and songs to younger campers.

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Mad About Murals

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 6 (8 days)

Leave your mark on Camp Menzies as you work with your unit to design and paint a new welcome mural for Camp Menzies.

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Make Believe

 

Entering Grades: 2-3
Session: 7 (4 days)

Fun and fantasy await you at magical Camp Menzies. Design your own games, sing songs and act out your own stories as you earn the Making Games badge.

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Menzies Movie Makers

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 3 (8 days)

Become a writer, director, cinematographer or actress as you work together with your unit to produce your own digital movie.

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Myths, Magic and More

 

Entering Grades: 4-5
Session: 11 (5 days)

Mix your own potions, wave your magic wand, and explore the worlds of science and magic. Complete parts of the aMuse Journey.

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Naturalist

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 2 (5 days)

Become a wildlife biologist, botanist, geologist, entomologist and meteorologist all in one week. Design your own experiments and create your own journal to keep track of your observations and findings throughout the week.

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Pacific Crest Club

 

Entering Grades: 7-12
Session: 9 (9 days)

Pack up your gear and spend time at camp learning the basics of backpacking before heading out for a three day trip on the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Picture This!

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 1 (5 days)

Grab your camera and explore the scenic wonders of the Sierra Nevada! Improve your photography skills to capture all the picturesque landscape has to offer.

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Running Wild

 

Entering Grades: 4-5
Session: 2 (5 days)

Grab your boots, water bottle and daypack and go on a new adventure each day. Complete a challenge course, explore Big Trees State Park and create your own adventure while on an overnight hike out of camp.

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Savvy Sleuths

 

Entering Grades: 2-3
Session: 2 (5 days)

Plan a mystery meal, learn forensic science skills, collect clues and use all your senses to solve a camp mystery.

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Seaside Safari

 

Entering Grades: 7-12
Session: E (5 days)

Head to the Sonoma Coast to explore the wild side of life! Meet African animals on a tour with Safari West, explore coastal redwood forests, and camp near the beautiful beaches of the Sonoma coast with other adventurous girls, like you!

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Secret Garden

 

Entering Grades: 4-5
Session: 10 (4 days)

Plant some roots as you learn about gardening, composting, animal care and cooking locally grown foods.

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Sky’s the Limit!

 

Entering Grades: 7-12
Session: 4 (4 days)

Anything can happen when it’s up to you! Work with other campers in your unit to plan your entire week; from the activities you do to the food you eat!

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Space Cadettes

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 1 (5 days)

Join us for a week of out-of-this-world experiences as we explore the solar system from a variety of perspectives starting with the legends of ancient cultures to the most recent theories of today’s astronomers.

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Special Agent

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 10 (4 days)

Explore the worlds of forensic science and criminal psychology as you work to solve a Camp Menzies mystery and earn your Special Agent badge.

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Star Girls

 

Entering Grades: 4-5
Session: 1 (5 days)

Starlight, star bright, this session’s packed with activities at night. Study the myths, legends and science of the night sky. Create a star maker and spend an evening star gazing in the Camp Menzies meadow.

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Take Action Tahoe

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 12 (8 days)

Join a group of girls looking to do some good in the world and travel to Lake Tahoe for service and fun! Spend part of your time helping the United States Forest Service and then relax by enjoying all the activities Lake Tahoe has to offer.

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Talent Scout

 

Entering Grades: 6-8
Session: 10 (4 days)

Discover your talents and share the stage with your fellow campers! Join together with your group to sing, dance, act, and play the week away.

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Urban Backpacker

 

Entering Grades: 9-12
Session: C (5 days)

Get ready to navigate around the urban jungle as you use public transportation to see the sites of San Francisco. Travel by train to “The City” and spend the week in a youth hostel, as you visit museums, beaches and much more.

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Valleys to the Sea

 

Entering Grades: 8-12
Session: B (5 days)

Venture from the Central Valley to the sea! Really dive in as you travel to Santa Cruz to learn about oceanography and marine biology while also getting time to explore the beach town and take dips in the waves.

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World Travelers

 

Entering Grades: 2-3
Session: 5 (5 days)

Travel around the world in five days! Learn about other cultures from our international staff. Cook an international meal, play games from other countries and learn a new language as you work on parts of the A World of Girls Journey.

 


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