“Superheroes in the Making”
What: Imagine three days of an all-girl world…A world where you can try new things. A world where you can meet other Girl Scouts from across the state. A world in which you have lots of fun. A world where you can feel part of something bigger than yourself. That world is Encampment!
Why: To experience and celebrate being Girl Scouts! To gain new skills, connect with adult female mentors, make new and lasting friends, and have lots of fun!
When: June 4-7, 2015
Where: Palmer State Fairgrounds
Who: Registered girls in grades 3-12 and their leaders/adult chaperones per Volunteer Essentials ratios
Cost: $65 for campsite; $90 per girl; $0 adult chaperones
To register: Fill out and return the Encampment Site Reservation Form.
For more information, see the Encampment Confirmation Packet
Wanted: Event Volunteers
Interested in volunteering at Encampment? Start by filling out our Volunteer Survey.
Workshop Presenters: Do you or someone you know have an exciting hands-on, interactive activity or skill you’d be willing to share with girls? There are four one-hour sessions per day (Friday and Saturday). You can tell us which ages you prefer, number of girls you are willing to work with, and how many times you are willing to repeat the program. Contact Database & Customer Service Specialist Danielle Morrow, 907-273-0319.
Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) who have completed the ninth grade are eligible to volunteer. If interested, complete the application and return to Encampment@girlscoutsalaska.org.
Sample past programs
Art Club at Mat-Su College
Art with Kelly Vey
Arctic Orienteering Club–Learn about orienteering and make your way through a course.
Aero Femme–Learn from aviation industry employees about the stages of flight.
Insect ID or “What’s in Your Soil?”
Capturing Alaska through Digital Photography
Introduction to Netball
Dancing Around the World–Learn dances from Greece, Israel, and Armenia.
Hip-Hop with Underground Dance Co.
American Tribal-Style Belly Dancing
Balloon Twisting–Learn to twist balloons into shapes and/or animals from a pro.
Mountainview Judo Club
Jazz and Modern Dance
Messy Science–Get your hands dirty as you explore polymers, try your hand at bubble rockets, and more.
Building Bird Houses
Earthquakes, Fires, and Floods, Oh My!
Sea Lion Monitoring with the Alaska SeaLife Center