Keyauwee Program Center Summer Resident Camp

Are you looking for a great adventure for your daughter? Then you have come to the right place! Our Girl Scout camp is open to girls entering first grade all the way to those entering 12th grade. At Keyauwee, there are exhilarating experiences waiting around every corner from swimming and boating to the 35-foot climbing wall and 50-foot Alpine Tower, and even a giant swing! And, that’s just naming a few of the activities you can choose from!

 – S.T.E.M. Program 

 – Day Trip 

 – Horse Riding 

 – Overnight Trip

 – Swim Lessons

Summer Resident Camp Session Descriptions

Sessions are listed in chronological order by week and then alphabetically.

Please check the tab “Does My Camper Need a Physical?” to determine which camp sessions require campers to receive a physical prior to coming to camp.

Entering Grades 1-3 

 Amiguitas (friends)
June 17-20; June 20-23; July 1-4; July 11-14; July 25-28,
Fee: $200

Are you ready for an adventure? Ready to stay overnight at camp and meet new friends? Come try out this fun half-week program and have a good time swimming, boating, playing group games, making crafts and even singing around the campfire at night. Come join us as you and your new Amiguitas explore camp together! The Early Bird Discount does not apply to this program. 

Giddy Up – NEW! 

June 17-20; July 29-August 1
Fee: $250

This camp sampler has got it all! Boating on the lake, hiking the trails, cooking over a fi re and even taking a pony ride at the barn.

Just the Two of Us
June 24-June 27; July 22-25
Fee: $200/per person

Get away from it all and spend some time together out at camp making memories that will last a lifetime. Go boating, swimming, make some great crafts and explore camp together. There will even be time for s’mores and singing around the campfire before your time together at camp is done. This camp session is designed as a “mom” and girl program. Girls may bring along any female adult (age 18 or older) who is special to them.  The Early Bird Discount does not apply to this program. 

Pony Parade

July 15-18
Fee: $250

Love horses? Here’s your chance to get to know and learn all about them. Meet our horses, ponies and donkey, then spend time at the barn learning about how to care for the horses and taking a riding lesson. Before the week is out, join your new friends, human and horse, for a trail ride to see the beautiful scenery.  The Early Bird Discount does not apply to this program. 

Bugs and Ponies

July 29-August 1
Fee: $250

Come to camp and explore the smallest and biggest creatures we have at Keyauwee – bugs and ponies! Spend half your time searching for bugs while you earn your bugs badge and the other half taking a riding lesson at the barn. You will even get to combine the two by dressing up the horses as lady bugs and bumblebees!  The Early Bird Discount does not apply to this program. 

 

Entering Grades 2-3

Ponies and Pixies- NEW! 

June 17-23
Fee: $475

This week at camp is going to be magical! You will hike to the fairy village, play dress up and even create your own fairy wings in arts and crafts. One half day at the barn will be spent doing a riding lesson and creating your own feedbag fairies. Don’t forget about making fairy rings for dessert over the campfire!

Pirates of the Pond – NEW!

June 24-30; July 22-28
Fee: $425

It’s the pirate’s life for me! Learn how to paddle a canoe on the lake, geocache to find buried treasure and spend extra swim time at the pool. You will also receive a swimming lesson everyday! Girls will be put into swim lesson groups based on current skill level. All lessons will be run by a qualified swim instructor.

American Girls – NEW! 
July 1-7
Fee: $425

You’re invited (and so are Kit, Felicity, Kaya, Samantha and more)! Spend your week swimming in the pool, playing dress up, hosting a doll tea party and creating doll houses in arts and crafts alongside your favorite American Girl doll. You will even take your doll friends to the American themed BBQ and carnival during the week. Girls are encouraged to bring their own doll to camp with them.

Outdoor Badge Blitz
July 8-14
Fee: $425

Are you enjoying being a Girl Scout Brownie but really want to earn more of the badges? Try all of the fun camp activities like canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts and cooking over a campfire, and also complete four badges per program. The Outdoors Badge Blitz will complete Outdoor Adventurer, Hiker, Letterboxer and Making Games badges.

Brownie Bakers 
July 15-21
Fee: $425

 Camp never tasted so good! Complete your snacks badge this week by making tasty treats, creating healthy snacks and even playing with your food by making edible play-dough. You will also make your own chefs hats in arts and crafts before meeting the Keyauwee cook for a baking lesson!

Entering Grades 4-5

S’more Horses – NEW! 
June 17-23
Fee: $475

Horses & s’mores? You can never get enough! This week, you will participate in all things camp. Climb the wall, boat on the lake, swim in the pool, hike the trails and make s’mores over the campfire. Don’t worry, you will also get to spend one half day at the barn taking a trail ride and making a tasty treat for the horses!

Trails and Fairytales/Mini-Trails and Fairytales – NEW!  

June 17-23; July 29-August 1
Fee: $395

There is something special about camp magic, and you are going to find out! Spend a half day at the barn taking a trail ride and dressing up the ponies as unicorns! The rest of the week you will be spending time dressing up like a fairytale character, hosting your own tea party and hiking down to Terabithia. End each day by hearing a new fairytale from your counselor before bed.

Tally Ho! – NEW! 

June 20-23
Fee: $250

Hi ho, hi ho – to tally ho we go! Hike up to the barn for a riding lesson and then back onto camp for the rest of the week to participate in camp activities.

Master Chef Junior – NEW! 
June 24-30
Fee: $425

This week is jam packed with the skills you will need to become a Master Chef over the campfire. Spend the beginning of the week working on your fi re building skills, chopping techniques and recipe following before the big competition on Friday.

I Spy 

June 24-30
Fee: $425

Fingerprinting, code breaking and a visit from law enforcement will teach you the skills to solve the camp mystery. You will even participate in a life-sized game of
Clue. Scale the wall, explore the lake and jump into the pool as you search for answers.. 

S’mores and More – NEW! 
June 27-30; July 8-11; July 29-August 1
Fee: $200

Can’t decide which program you want to do? Sample a little bit of everything that KPC has to offer! Climb the wall, learn outdoor cooking skills, swim in the pool, shoot arrows at archery and sing songs around the campfire. Don’t forget to make some s’mores, too!

Club H2O – NEW!  

July 1-7; July 22-28
Fee: $425

Get your daily dose of water fun in Club H20! Paddle on the lake, hike the creek and splash in our pool! Make a water-themed dessert and compete in water Olympics. You’ll also be able to take a daily swim lesson and get to plan your very own lunchtime Club H20 pool party! Girls will be put into swim lesson groups based on current skill level. All lessons will be run by a qualified swim instructor.

Artsy Badge Blitz
July 1-7
Fee: $425

Are you a Girl Scout Junior who dreams of filling her sash with badges? Explore your creativity and enjoy the outdoors with art-chery and the climbing wall, all while
earning your Scribe, Musician and Outdoor Art Explorer badges.

Creative Equestrian  

July 1-7
Fee: $550

This is your chance to spend time at the barn riding and creating horse-themed projects. There will be daily riding lessons for all levels of riders, trail riding,
horsemanship lessons, unique horse arts and crafts and creative expressions.

Bridles and Braids – NEW! 

July 8-14
Fee: $550 

Spend half of every day at the barn, where riders will be placed into riding lessons based on their riding skill level. Barn time will be spent learning the horsemanship lessons and practicing the skills needed to earn the U.S. Pony Club Horse Management Achievement badge for Parts of the Horse and Identification.

Little Camp on the Lake – NEW! 
July 8-14
Fee: $425

Go back in time this week as you explore how it was to live a century ago! Dip candles, create homemade ice cream, learn basic stitching and even bake your own bread! Don’t worry, we will spend a lot of time in the modern ages too doing traditional camp activities!

Fun, Fiction, Fantasy
July 15-21
Fee: $425

Create the ultimate fantasy adventure with your own story at camp with activities from your favorite books. Play Quidditch, make magic potions, become a “girl on fire” at the archery range and test your skills like Katniss.

Outdoor Badge Blitz
July 15-21
Fee: $425

Are you a Girl Scout Junior who dreams of filling her sash with badges? Explore the outdoors with archery and the climbing wall all while earning your Camper, Animal Habitat and Geocacher badges.

Saddle Time
July 18-21
Fee: $250

Love horses? Come meet our horses, ponies and donkey, then spend a morning at the barn learning about how to care for the horses and take a riding lesson. We’ll even have time for swimming, boating and archery, too doing traditional camp activities!

X Marks the Spot
July 22-28
Fee: $425

Spend your week searching for clues as you geocache, letterbox and orienteer your way through camp, and even hunt for pirates during the all-camp pirate hunt. Learn basic outdoor skills that will help you in your X Marks the Spot Challenge at the end of the week!

Under the Stars 

July 22-28
Fee: $425

Two words – Space. Camp. Spend your days constructing and launching a bottle rocket, making a comet in arts and crafts and collecting moon rocks on the climbing wall. Your nights will include a real life alien hunt and exploring the constellations during our under-the-stars sleep out.

Entering Grades 5-7

Horses of Course! – NEW! 
June 17-23
Fee: $475

When someone asks you what your favorite animal is, do you say, “Well, horses of course!” Then this is the program for you. Not only will you spend your week doing camp activities, you will also spend some time doing trail maintenance on our horse trails. After your hard work, you get to enjoy the trails by taking your horse on a trail ride for one half day at the barn. You will also do horse related crafts and games.

Summer Vacation/Mini-Summer Vacation  

June 24-30; July 29-August 1
Fee: $525/$250

Stressful school year? Come chill out with new friends, make friendship bracelets, swim (or laze) by the pool and practice your paddling skills. Then go to Carowinds for a fun-packed day of rides and adventures!

Be Brave – NEW!
July 1-7
Fee: $425

Start off learning the basics of the sport, play games, create your own targets and then prepare for your end of the week tournament. When you’re not aiming for the
bullseye at archery, you will be swimming in the pool, learning how to use a compass and a map and hanging out in the hammock village.

Camp Comic-Con
July 8-14
Fee: $425

Filled with costume designing, anime drawing and nerdy nail art, your week will be packed to the brim with comic-con activities prepping for the Friday afternoon comic-con.

KPC’s Got Talent- NEW! 
July 15-21
Fee: $425

Singing? Dancing? Poetry? Joke teller? All talents are welcome here! This week at KPC you and your friends will work on your special talents, prepare your own skits and work as a team to put on your own talent show on the Keyauwee stage. We will even have a local stage manager of a theatre visit your group at camp to give you the best tips and tricks about putting on a show!

Boatin’ & Foatin’ –  NEW! 

July 22-28
Fee: $525

Do you enjoy all things boats? This week, you will get to try out all of KPC’s watercraft. From paddleboards to canoes to kayaks, the choices are endless. Have a tubing lunch at the lake, participate in a raft building challenge and spend extra time swimming in the pool during a night swim. You’ll even take a trip off camp to go paddle boarding on a local waterway.

Entering Grades 6-8

Climb and Ride/Mini-Climb and Ride

June 17-23; July 29-August 1
Fee: $475/$250

This is a perfect combination of adventure and riding. Spend an afternoon with the horses receiving a lesson, and then have fun after dark with a night climb. In between, fill your time with climbing, swimming and archery!

Paddle and Saddle 

June 17-23
Fee: $475

Are you torn between wanting to spend your time with horses and being out on the water? Spend a morning at our barn receiving a riding lesson from our instructors before journeying back to the lake to practice your paddling skills in both kayaks and canoes.

Horseback Archery I 

June 24-30
Fee: $550

Immerse yourself in the exciting sport of horseback archery. Practice hitting targets and learn on-the-ground techniques that enable you to shoot a bow and arrow while riding horseback. Take your new archery skills to the barn and learn how to safely loose your arrows from a horse’s back. Invite your friends and family to the barn on Saturday morning for a demonstration and an introduction to horseback archery.

International Chefs/Mini-International Chefs 
June 24-30; July 29-August 1
Fee: $425/$20

Join us in making a different dish each day from a different country! Some will be cooked on the campfire and some on the stove, but either way we guarantee a happy belly this week!

Midnight  Madness/Mini- Midnight Madness- NEW! 
June 24-30 July 29-August 1
Fee: $425/$200

Are you a night owl? Then this is the program for you! Stay up a bit later doing some of your favorite night time activities – climbing the wall, swimming in the pool, playing capture the flag and hosting a glow party. Choose a late start for a day and cook your own breakfast over the campfire before heading off to your daily activities.

Horse Medic 101

July 1-7
Fee: $495

Do you plan to have your own horse some day or work in veterinary medicine? Spend part of your time in the arena or on the trails developing your riding skills and the other time learning what to do in an equine first aid emergency. Learn more about equine preventative care and earn the U.S. Pony Club Horse Management Achievement Badge for Equine Health Care.

Climb High 

July 1-7
Fee: $525

Spend time at the wall and Alpine tower taking sunrise climbs, night climbs, buddy climbs and blindfold climbs! We’ll be learning different climbing knots, as well as, trying different routes on the wall with both closed and open feet! In order to put all of our skills to use, we’ll be heading out to Pilot Mountain to climb some real rocks!

Ghostbusters! 

July 1-7
Fee: $525

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! Travel back in time to discover ghosts, myths and history of the local area. Spend a day touring a local history museum, learning about the history of Keyauwee and participating in a walking ghost tour.

A Horse of My Own 

July 8-14
Fee: $550

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a horse of your own? You will be assigned a horse for caring and riding all week. Barn lessons will focus on the information and horsemanship skills necessary to earn the U.S. Pony Club Horse Management Achievement Badge for Turnout & Attire. When you’re not creating that special bond with your horse at the barn, you will go swimming, try archery and cook over the campfire.

Choose Your Own Adventure
July 8-14; July 22-28
Fee: $425

Make your own choices to design your ultimate camp experience. Pick this program and each day you will get to decide on an activity you would like to do. Choose from climbing the Alpine tower, paddle boarding on the lake, shooting archery or getting an extra swim hour and much more.

Extreme Slash Masters 

July 8-14
Fee: $525

This week you will canoe, swim, play water polo and try stand up paddle boarding before heading off on a day trip to the National Whitewater Center. There you will choose from activities like rafting, canoeing, ziplining and building a day of fun!

Camp Jedi – NEW! 
July 15-21
Fee: $425

Have you ever wanted to be a Jedi and use the force? Start your week as a Padewan while you create and complete an obstacle course, clear your mind with Jedi Paddle Board Yoga, create Star Wars themed cookies and make your own light sabers in arts and crafts. You’re bound to graduate from Camp Jedi by the end of the week during the Ultimate Star Wars Challenge!

Cupcake Wars – NEW! 
July 15-21
Fee: $425

At the end of the week, participate in a cupcake wars style challenge where you will mix ingredients, decorate and create your own display for our fairytale-themed dinner Friday night.

Thrill Seekers – NEW! 

July 15-21
Fee: $525

Are you always looking for the next adventure? Spend the week at camp climbing the Alpine tower blind folded, racing across the lake on stand up paddle boards, going on the giant swing and taking a day trip to go ziplining.

Horseback Archery II 

July 22-28
Fee: $550

Build on the skills you learned in Horseback Archery 1. Increase your speed and learn more about setting up courses and Horseback Field Archery. Finish the week with a demonstration for your friends and family on Saturday morning. Prerequisite: Horseback Archery 1 or a Circle C Horseback Archery Clinic.

Take the Lead
July 22-28
Fee: $425

Push your leadership limits with a group of like-minded girls. Tackle the climbing wall blindfolded, navigate the Alpine tower, explore our woods with map and compass, cook a campsite meal from scratch, learn new leadership skills with our horses and much more!

Entering Grades 9-12 

Keep Calm & Ride On/Mini-Keep Calm & Ride On 

June 17-23; July 29-August 1
Fee: $47/$2505

Spend this week pampering yourself while you are at camp! Relax on the paddle boards during a yoga session, make face scrubs, bake cupcakes, enjoy extra FOB time and take a trail ride at the barn.

Rest, Relax and Recuperate 
June 24-30
Fee: $425

Be ready for a peaceful, relaxing week at camp. We’ll start our days with yoga, try out some paddleboarding and spend time pampering ourselves as well. Learn some basic self-defense moves and try out Zumba!  

Choose Your Own Adventure 
July 1-7
Fee: $425

 Do you want to come to camp and really develop a certain skill set? Every morning you will be able to choose an elective from climbing, paddle boarding, canoeing and archery. Every afternoon, you’ll be with your unit to swim, geocache and cook campfire favorites!

Snapshot – NEW! 

July 8-14
Fee: $525

Spend this week at camp learning the tricks and tips of taking great quality photos. Do a photo scavenger hunt, get a lesson from a professional photographer and take a day trip to a local museum to learn about turning negatives into digital prints. You will even begin your own scrapbook pages to remember all the good times you had at camp! Girls must provide their own digital camera.

Camp Exchange 

July 8-21
Fee: $900

Who is ready for a road trip? During this two week program, you will spend time at your favorite place, KPC, and then road trip to Pennsylvania to visit Camp Mosey Wood of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. You will take a ride on their dueling ziplines across their lake, pick blueberries, try the high ropes course and learn new songs and traditions. You will get a chance to camp out with your exchange campers  from PA at the beginning and end of your road trip to share
your experiences and see what the Girl Scout sisterhood is all about!

KPCs Got Talent – NEW! 
July 15-21
Fee: $425

Singing? Dancing? Poetry? Joke teller? All talents are welcome here! This week at KPC you and your friends will  work on your special talents, prepare your own skits and work as a team to put on your own talent show on the Keyauwee stage. We will even have a local stage manager of a theatre visit your group at camp to give you the best tips and tricks about putting on a show!

Surfs Up! 

 July 22-August 1
Fee: $725

Head to the beach and take a three hour introductory surfing lesson, ride the waves and then relax on the beach! Spend two nights at Wrightsville beach with plenty of time to work on your tan and surfing skills. Back at camp you will spend time on the paddle boards and tubing on the lake.

Horseback Archery I 

June 24-30
Fee: $550

Immerse yourself in the exciting sport of horseback archery. Practice hitting targets and learn on-the-ground techniques that enable you to shoot a bow and arrow while riding horseback. Take your new archery skills to the barn and learn how to safely loose your arrows from a horse’s back. Invite your friends and family to the barn on Saturday morning for a demonstration and an introduction to horseback archery.

Horseback Archery II 

July 22-28
Fee: $550

Build on the skills you learned in Horseback Archery 1. Increase your speed and learn more about setting up courses and Horseback Field Archery. Finish the week with a demonstration for your friends and family on Saturday morning. Prerequisite: Horseback Archery 1 or a Circle C Horseback Archery Clinic.

 

Leadership Programs 

CIT I (Counselor-in-Training) – Grades 10-12
July 8-21
Fee: $575

Thinking about working at camp someday? CIT I’s learn leadership, teamwork, group dynamics and more as they develop new skills and practice them in groups under the supervision of our trained staff. You will work with younger girls leading games, teaching new songs and sharing your love of camp. CIT I’s certify in Red Cross First Aid/CPR and with successful completion of this program, CIT’s earn the CIT I pin and an opportunity to apply as a Counselor-in-Training II. Campers in this program will stay over the weekend at camp. 

CIT II (Counselor-in-Training) – Grades 11-12

June 17-July 7
Plus your intern week: July 8-14; July 15-21; July 22-28
Fee: $650

After you complete the CIT 1 program you are ready to apply to become a CIT 2. As a CIT 2 you will experience designing and delivering program, you will be certified in either archery or small craft safety, earn your CIT 2 pin, and plan and go on an offsite trip. After you compete your 3 weeks of training you will complete an intern week working alongside camp staff in a unit.

Does My Camper Need A Physical? 

If your camper’s program is listed below, a physical, signed by a medical professional, is required to participate in the camp session.

Summer Vacation/Mini-Summer Vacation
Boatin’ & Floatin’
Climb High
Ghostbusters
Extreme Splash Masters
Thrill Seekers
Snapshot
Camp Exchange
Surfs Up
CIT II