Girl Scouts offers array of summer camps

Gretchen CrawleyOur Town Youth

Each summer, hundreds of girls visit Camp Tanasi, which offers a spectrum of camps and activities for girls who want to grow and explore new adventures in a supportive environment.

This year, Camp Tanasi is hosting six weeks of camps starting on June 9, and attendees do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend.

New for 2024 is the Me and Mine Camp, where an adult female relative or friend will get to experience camp with a student camper and try many activities, including crafts and swimming.

Another popular option is Camper Sampler, which is a good way to try camp for the first time since it’s just two nights and offers a range of activities from boating and swimming to working on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.

“Girl Scout camps teach life skills and allow growth through trying new things,” said Amanda Johnson, director of program strategy and development for Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians. “Camp helps to build self-confidence and lets girls bond with other kids their age – and they’re lots of fun!”

Scan the code to learn more about summer Girl Scout camps at Camp Tanasi.

Camp Tanasi is a 461-acre wooded, waterfront property near Norris, Tennessee, with programs for rising 2nd-12th graders. There are a range of cabins and all meals and snacks are included, with accommodation for food allergies. The camp also offers on-site healthcare. Deadline to sign up for camp closes two weeks prior to each program. Scan the QR code or visit for more information.

Gretchen Crawley is chief communications officer for Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians. 


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