Gather ’round the Campfire with These Camp Songs!

Camp season is here! While many are loading up their overnight bags, preparing their favorite fireside snacks, and picking out their favorite swimsuits, we’re all about the camp songs that’ll be ringing in the air. To prepare our campers for the ultimate sing-along session, Girl Scouts of the USA asked their Facebook audience for the…

Tales From Camp

Welcome to another amazing summer at Camp Menzies! My name is Unicorn and I’m from England–just one of the many international staff members working here at camp. I’ll be your virtual counselor this season, bringing the Menzies’ Magic and memories through the GSHCC blog series: Tales From Camp. Throughout the summer, I’ll be posting updates…

Venturing Outside

Attending camp is one of the true highlights of the Girl Scout Experience, and Girl Scouts Heart of Central California’s fun-in-the-sun, memory-making, challenge-taking camp season is right around the corner. At our camps, girls build independence, develop an appreciation for nature and a hone a host of other skills in a safe, supportive environment. Alexa…

Tales From Camp: A Thank You Note

Hi there! As I sit at home finally clean of the built-up camp dirt and sorting through over 9,000 photos, I feel very lucky to have shared such an amazing summer with such wonderful campers and staff. As the last buses departed last week our staff set to work deep-cleaning camp: We cleaned all the cabins, raked…

Tales From Camp: Horses, Archery, and More Fun

Howdy! It’s another beautiful morning as always up here at camp and we are just wrapping up our second to last session at Camp Menzies. I’m still cleaning up from our best all-camp event yet—in my opinion—last night’s “Horse Wedding”! Paradise and I spent all day creating decorations, baking carrot cupcakes, and planning the ceremony…

Tales From Camp: Picture-Perfect Session

Hey there! It’s been another fantastic session up here in the pines (and oaks and cedars and firs)! We are just wrapping up the session with our Talent Scouts, Comic Artists, Camp Olympics, Secret Garden, Energizers, Leaders in Action, Treasure Makers, Dazzling Dancers, Indiana Janes, Back to Basics, and for the end of their 9-day…

Tales From Camp: Get the Scoop on Camp Adventures

Good afternoon! By now you’ve probably heard all of the campers’ fun stories, but I’m so excited to tell you about these past sessions’ adventures. I got to go on the Survivor and Paddlers trip—AMAZING! While I was gone, we had a new batch of bright and shiny campers arrive. Over the weekend we had…

Tales From Camp: A Little Chilly, Lots of Fun

Good afternoon everyone! It’s quite the chilly day here at camp and we’re all dawning our heaviest jackets and sweaters. Our campers are in great spirits though—I think we might learn a lesson from them about taking what the weather gives us and making a little magic with it. We are currently in our largest…

Tales From Camp: Lead On, Leaders!

Hey there! It has been a lightning-fast session here at camp, and I can’t believe it’s the last day already. We’ve had so many smiles brightening up camp these last four days including Forest Friends, Sierra Safari, Camp Quest, Horse Lovers, Back to Basics, and Lead On! All the campers were very energetic and excited…

Tales From Camp: Candyland Prom, Rock Climbing, and More

Hey everyone! I hope your week is going fantastically! I’m having a great session here at camp. It’s pretty warm up here so I’m sure everyone down in the valley is getting his or her fill of sunshine right now. We’re just about done with session 2 and the time has flown by! We were…

Tales From Camp: First Session Fun

Hi there! Welcome back to the blog! It’s been an amazing first session up at camp and we’ve had so much fun. Camp is currently home to Menzies Mountain Riders, Mad About Murals, Take Aim, Locavores, Engineers, Night Owls, Leaders in Action, World Travelers, Star Girls, S’mores and More, Roughin’ It, Atlantis Adventures, and as…

Tales From Camp: Camp Menzies 2015

Hello, hello! Welcome to another incredible summer at Camp Menzies! My name is Aster and I’ll be your virtual counselor this season, bringing the Camp Menzies magic to life through our GSHCC blog series: Tales From Camp. #talesfromcamp Summer programs kick off next week and we’re all busy as bees getting camp ready for the…