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Outdoor Skills Weekend

Save the date: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-Oct. 6, 2019
Camp Winacka and Camp Whispering Oaks
Registration opens: Monday, Aug. 19

We’re excited to welcome adult Girl Scouts back to Outdoor Skills Weekend—join us in October for a weekend of camp! We’ll be taking over both our mountain properties, Camp Winacka and Camp Whispering Oaks, where we’ll have a host of activities and learning sessions for you to choose from. Do you want to perfect your outdoor cooking? We've got you covered! Looking for some extra help working with your girls on badges? Learn tips from our experts! Want to take part in some camp classics like canoeing and archery? You can do that too! You can even come and just soak in the mountain air. Whatever you choose, plan to connect with the Girl Scout community and explore new ways of “doing” Girl Scouts.

All are welcome—consider inviting your troop parents, service unit leadership, a Girl Scout alum who would like to reconnect, or even a friend from outside the Girl Scout Movement!

Check out all the fun in our 2018 photo album.


$60 (includes meals, lodging, event T-shirt, and patch)

Wilderness First Aid certification: additional $55 for members, $75 for non-members (Those choosing to earn a certification will not be able to participate in any of the general session options.)

Sessions and Schedule

Session descriptions coming soon.

Check-in time begins at 5 p.m. Friday night. Four sessions occur throughout the day on Saturday. Check-out time on Sunday is 11 a.m., following a Girl Scouts Own ceremony and kapers.

For Wilderness First Aid, check-in time is 4 p.m. on Friday. Check-out time is Sunday at 8 p.m. 

Transportation and Lodging

Parking at camp is limited, so please use resources wisely and consider carpooling.

Lodgings are spread across the two camps, as are activities and sessions. A shuttle will be available to move between the two camps (or you can hoof-it!).

  • At Camp Winacka, you’ll find rustic units and some modern lodges.
  • At Whispering Oaks you’ll be able to stay in modern cabins.

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email inviting you to select your lodgings for the evening.

Deadline to select or change accommodations is Sunday, Sept. 29.

 Questions? Contact our Customer Care team for registration help, or our Adult Learning team, 619-610-0741, for program info.