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My daughter is in 2nd grade, just joined Girl Scout Brownies in
Alameda. Any feedback on the Girl Scout day camps or overnight
camps? Previously her summers have been a mix of daycamps where
I look for fun, structure, small classes and a low adult:student
ratio to help her stay on-task.
My daughter went to sleepaway camp for the first time when she was 8
Camp Bothin was a good first-time camp. They have a ''family day''
starts at the beginning of summer so you can check it out. We liked
being able to
visit it ahead of time. Also, it is only an hour away, so she didn't
feel like she was
going too far and I knew I could pick her up if there were any
problems. The facility
is a no-frills camp, very basic. The staff changes every year, but
they usually seem
to have a good group of young adults working there. Girl Scouts has
these programs forever and they seem to have the details all worked
specifically address the things you asked about, it was fun and
structured -- they
have the girls busy all day. And they stay in the same small group for
activities, chores, etc. I think the adult-child ratio varies
depending on the number
of girls signed up each week. Hope she has fun, whatever you decide!
Girl Scout Mom
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