Camp Goals & Outcomes
Camp Wasiu II strives to encourage skill-building experiences in an outdoor setting that particularly relate to the following Girl Scout Leadership Experience focus areas:
- Leadership and Self-Esteem
- Environmental Awareness
- Health and Wellness
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
- The Arts
Goals of the Camp Wasiu II Program
- To provide opportunities that stimulate the development of each camper’s self-esteem.
- Campers will participate in fun getting-to-know-you games during the first 24 hours of camp.
- Staff will provide campers with positive comments and encouragement throughout their time at camp.
- Each camper will select their own activity during “Me-Time.”
- Each camper will receive an age level-specific Badge Documentation Sheet to share with their families / troop leaders. This form will indicate what skills and specific badge requirements were completed while at camp.
- To provide situations for each camper to set goals and challenge themselves while also discovering their own skills and abilities.
- Each camper will participate in at least two activities during the week that will challenge them (e.g. teambuilding activities, hiking, canoeing, outdoor living skills, arts & crafts, or other adventure activities).
- Campers will have the opportunity to work in small groups during cookouts while they plan, prepare, and clean up after the meal. Campers will learn outdoor cooking techniques and methods appropriate to age level.
- To foster an appreciation for nature and encourage campers to take an active role in the stewardship of the environment.
- Each camper will have the opportunity to participate in at least one nature activity (e.g. hiking, night science activities, creek walking, environmental activities, or other appropriate activities).
- Each camper will attend at least two campfires while at camp.
- At the beginning of each session, campers will discuss responsible environmental ethics (e.g. picking up litter, staying on trails, not picking flowers, or conserving water).
4. To allow each camper to experience group living.
- Each camper will participate in Girl Planning on the first day at camp to ensure that girl-led program offerings are included in the program schedule.
- Campers will participate in meals served family-style.
- Each camper will participate in daily unit kapers, all-camp kapers, and jobs after meals.
- Each camper will live in a tent with other campers.
- Each session of camp will have at least one all-camp activity. One representative from each unit will participate as a member of Camper Council to select and design the all-camp activity.
Outcomes are measured both through camper / family evaluation forms and qualitative staff feedback.