Saturday, April 19, 2014
Cleaning Camp Arrowhead Day
Ms. Amanda, Taylor, Holly, a visitor from anther a troop, Mrs. Theresa
Caitlyn, Maddie, Claire, Izzie and Kaylee.
We volunteered to help open/clean up the Girl Scout Camp Arrowhead. I'm still learning things about our new council, but what I gathered is that this isn't a year round camp. When we drove into camp down very steep hills, I can see why. I'm sure if there is any ice or snow, it'd be near impossible to get to the camp without special gear. Actually, after being a camp counselor for a few summers at the Texas Camp Misty Meadows, I can't even begin to imagine how check-in/check-out procedures work for this camp. I'm sure they have their methods down pat, but the drive into camp was actually kind of scary. It was, like I said a very narrow, very steep, very winding road. Only one car would fit at a time, so traffic would have to take turns going in and out of the camp.
Also, the units at this camp are very different than what I'm used to from Texas camps. Each unit is sprawling. I'm assuming it must be for older girls, I can't imagine keeping a group of brownies together. And the restrooms are FAR away from the tents. That would absolutely stink as a camper. Or maybe I'm just getting old. Overall, the camp is beautiful and I love how rustic it is, with a sense of history, but there are some logistics that I am curious about.