Outdoor Skills Weekend 2013
Friday, October 4, 5 p.m. – Sunday, October 6, Noon
Sandy Sultz, Adult Learning Manager
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Session 1, Saturday October 5th, 9:30a.m.-10:45a.m.
1a)Archery Fun-Shooting just for fun and skill-building. Beginners welcome! Not a training or certification course.
1b)Encampment Director- Learn about group dynamics and ways to successfully run a multi-age level encampment. Discover how to plan orientation meetings and camper councils that engage girls of all ages. Timelines, registration options, menu planning, safety and confirmation packets will also be discussed. (Session 1 and 2)
1c)AC Roundtable- Activity Consultants gather for discussions, information, council updates and networking. Please bring your AC resource guide binder.
1d)Let’s Camp- The first course in the outdoor training series, this course prepares you for cabin camping with a group of girls. Learn, tips for teaching skills, assessing girl and troop readiness, and the importance of moving in small progressive steps. (Session 1 and 2)
1e)3hr. Hike to Lower Lake and Beyond-3 hour hike using both morning sessions. Explore the outer reaches of the camp! Bring your boots for this moderate-difficulty trek (Session 1 and 2)
1f)Winacka Tour-Swing along the trail with camp historian and explore the whole camp. Pick up fun facts you can share with your girls.
1g)Ice Breakers/Games--Learn ways to help an active group focus, a shy group open up, and how to facilitate communication.
Session 2 Saturday, October 5th, 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m.
2c)3hr. Hike to Lower Lake and Beyond (Continues)
2d)Trashy Cooking- Cooking in a trash can?! Learn how, plus novel approaches to camp cooking. Quirky fun for more advanced cooking. *The class participants prepare a separate lunch at Shady Glen and the session ends at 1:30pm.
2e)Discovery Trail- Learn about the beautiful surroundings on this hike around the camp.
2f)Sit Upons- A long time favorite. Make a couple of samples so your girls can decide on which one to create.
2g) Games to Support Outdoor Program- Through fun activities and games you can teach your troop outdoor principles and ethics. Gain ideas and practice at this hands-on session!
2h) Campfire Program- This group will brainstorm and develop the Saturday night campfire program.
Session 3 Saturday, October 5th, 2:30p.m.- 3:45p.m.
3a)Photography-Discover how a few simple techniques can improve your photography. Capture memories of your girls and surroundings to treasure and share.
3b)Calming Difficult Behavior in Girls- Camping can intensify behaviors that put a damper on everyone. Here’s a dose of wisdom and a chance to swap best practices.
3c)Flower Pounding- Beat the daylights out of flowers with hammers and make a lovely floral art print on fabric ready to frame!
3d)Sing Some Songs- The song leaders are at it again, teaching you songs and filling the forest with music.
3e)Journeys in the Outdoors- This workshop is full of tips and tricks to incorporate your journeys into camping.
3f)Rocks Rock!- Painting a river rock is a great way to practice your painting skills and relax. Rock painting is also a popular hobby that seems to fascinate everyone.
3g)Kumeyaay Compass Games- Learn how to use a compass and play games the troop can try while learning about the area’s cultural and natural richness on a stroll in the forest.
Session 4 Saturday, October 5th, 4:00p.m.-5:15p.m.
4a)Finger Weaving and Lanyards- Make a key chain using a small handmade loom, finger knitting with yarn, and traditional lanyard making. These simple activities are great for girls to do while waiting in line, chatting, or as a calming activity.
4b)Fire Starters- Your group will be making an assortment of fire starters to take home. Fun, ingenious methods you can share with your girls!
4c)Ceremonies and Scouts Own- Develop a lovely Scout’s Own ceremony for Sunday Morning. Collaborate with your small group to make plans and decisions, using tools you can bring back to your troop.
4d)Resin Pendants- Capture an outdoor memento with a beautiful, lasting pendent.
4e)Silly, Fun Camp Songs- An opportunity to learn all the words and motions for the songs the girls love to sing. Learn the rest of the song if you know only a couple of lines! Songbook provided.
4f)Geology Hike- Discover cool geologic features on this hike with our expert Girl Scout geologist! Prepare to watch a video before the hike. Bring your boots, they might got off trail!