Girls Camp

Turtle Island Girls Camp

Girls Camp fire-craft class

We invite you to take part in Turtle Island Preserve’s Girls Camp.  This camp weaves together the self discovery and self confidence found when we live comfortably with nature and experience our connection with the earth and our connection with each other living closely in a supportive community.  Come alive with the sights and sounds of laughing, singing, learning and growing in a sacred circle of sisterhood.  

 

2018 Girls Camp Schedule:

Young Girls Camp:           ages 8-11              July 15 - 21         

Older Girls Camp:            ages 12-18            July 22 - 28

 

Scrambling through the forestAll girls-camp activities are designed around the philosophy that in order to create a balanced and healthy earth, we must also find that balance within and integrate our body, mind, emotions, and spirit.  Come develop a closer relationship with nature, yourself and others. Celebrate the essentials in life, like fire craft and the sacredness of water! Here at Turtle Island, we reach a place that goes beyond a geographic location.  Many girls carry this unique life changing experience at Turtle Island in their hearts for years and years!

 

Girls boil walnuts to make inkGirls camp delights the senses and awakens our deeper callings. Girls work together to gather and collect items found in nature to create beautiful works of art and useful tools that will last a lifetime. From making natural dyes and ink from walnuts, to hafting our own tools, Girl-Power is a corner stone of our program. Girls walk away empowered and refreshed, centered and motivated. Girls Camp is a week-long adventure broken into two age groups. Younger girls age 8-11 are introduced to the outdoors in a safe, loving and supportive environment. Older girls age 12-18, many of whom are return campers, get to experience advanced classes and challenges with additional ceremonies and overnight camp-outs. 

 

Girls firing up the cobb oven the builtThe content and class topics at girls camp leave girls feeling confident and empowered.  The camp is entirely non-electric, which provides the rare opportunity in this day and age to explore a life unencumbered by ringing alarms and the fast-paced hustle and bustle of modern life. The absence of electronics creates a new-found peace for our girls who often spend the rest of their year close to screens and smart phones.

 

Our staff is a unique, one-of-a-kind blend of extraordinary and talented women. We care deeply for our girls and that shows in the turn-around of campers that become staff. We are a staff that knows first-hand what it means to be a camper – having been campers ourselves for several years. From white water guides, to botanists, to classroom teachers, the women that make up our counselors and teachers are deeply rooted in the tradition and ceremonies that make this camp so impactful and different from other camps.

  Basic wood-working and tool safety class everyone's favorite - the rope swing!

 

Girls hike in the forest