It's Camping Season
Are you considering sending your daughter to camp? Here's a letter from Camp Black Hawk Director Kim “Tigger” Rathsack on the benefits of camping.
Why Camp? Let Me Tell you Why Camp!
Summer camp provides girls the opportunity to be exposed to other’s views and beliefs. Role models who are dedicated to helping children have fun, learn, and make friends face to face are carefully selected to guide your camper. Girls have the opportunity to meet others from so many different backgrounds and see that it really doesn’t matter where you come from or how much money you have, we all are people who enjoy the outdoors.
Camp is a safe controlled environment where girls are able to make decisions about everyday kinds of things (how much they want to eat, what activity they want to participate in, and what they are going to wear each day), and important things too, like who they become friends with. Camp focuses on the I can’s vs. the I can’ts. Girls are encouraged to take healthy risks within our safe environment in order to grow and learn more about themselves.
Camp allows girls to be as creative as they dare. They will discover possibilities that they may never have been able to outside of camp. Taking fantasy ideas and making them real. Creating happy memories and not being afraid to express themselves sometimes turns into girls learning about who they are and become more self confident.
In a world that is connected to social media, cell phones, email, and the media, camp gives girls a place to unplug from all of this and build relationships with others face to face. They make lasting friendships, learn how to problem solve, develop skills in community living and teamwork. They may even get to experience the full range of emotions while at camp including success, frustration, joy, homesickness, and true friendship.
Camp will allow girls to develop skills through participating in a variety of act ivies such as archery, climbing, arts, horseback riding, Journeys, and more. These skills are skills that will help your camper to be more independent, become good leaders, thrive in most situations, and help make them a confident person.
With this, I hope to see your girl(s) at camp this summer!
Summer Camp Programs
Junior Horse Camp at Camp Black Hawk
The First Session is June 17 - June 22, 2012
Come horse around at CBH! All ability levels are welcome to participate in these programs. You’ll do a riding evaluation on your first day and be placed in a riding group with other campers of similar abilities. Spend the week improving your confidence and skills in the arena. An average of two (2) hours per day will be spent at the barn. The rest of your time will be spent swimming, hiking, cooking over an open fire, and having lots of fun!
Click here to view all of CBH Horse Camps or to register.
Check Out What's New at Camp This Year!
*New* Glee’k Out! Bring your ideas and gather materials to help create the characters, the set, and the script as you put on a musical production for camp. Practice your lines in front of friends while participating in all the other activities camp has to offer! Grades: 5-12
*New* Program Aid Training Become a certified PA while enjoying camp activities including swimming, archery, creek hopping, canoeing and an all camp dance! You will learn how to assist troop leaders in activities and develop organizational leadership skills. Ages: 12-13
*New* Captain Jack’s Adventures! Aaaaaarrrrrrr ye ready to plunder and pillage your way through Camp Ehawee? Build ye very own pirate ship, hunt for the buried treasure and battle any who dare near ye cabin! Grades: 1-8
*New* Voyagers Canoe the waterways around Camp Ehawee! You will canoe the Black River and spend the night on a sandbar, canoe Lake Neshonoc and camp on the shore and canoe the Trempealeau River through a Wisconsin State park! Grades: 7-12
Go to: badgerlandcamps.org for more information or to register!
Camp Black Hawk Turns 56
Join us for the Birthday Party!
August 10, 3:30pm to August 12, 11:00am, 2012
You are cordially invited to spend the weekend celebrating the 56th Birthday of Camp Black Hawk. This will be a time to reconnect with old camp friends, meet new camp friends, and celebrate camp’s 56 years of history. Friends, family and alumnae are welcome to come celebrate with us. Those under the age of 18 are welcome to attend, but must have an adult attending with them.
To register click here.