Girls Camp (2nd grade through 8th grade)
Rubies — 3rd grade
Diamonds — 4th grade
Opals — 5th grade
Corals — 6th grade
Jades — 7th grade
Stars — 8th grade
Girls Camp personifies SLDC spirit every day of the summer! It promotes personal interests, forever friendships, independence, self-confidence and pride, all with never ending positive energy. SLDC offers a happy, fun and caring environment for our older girls, enhancing their social and developmental skills while they mature at their own individual pace. Here is where our older campers can "unplug", and leave technology and impersonal communication at home. Our SLDC girls learn that it is personal values and progress that are more important than perfection, that they can build resiliency and be proud of who they are on the inside and not just on the outside.
Group size averages 14-16 campers with 3 mature counselors per group. They are supervised by a Group Leader who oversees specific age groups' campers and counselors as well as by the Head of Girls camp who oversees and supervises all of the group leaders, the Girls Camp staff and the campers.
Girls Camp daily line ups are filled with chants, spirit, and recognition of campers and staff for exhibiting the core of what our camp stands for! Their program continues to offer Instructional Swim (see Aquatics) every morning along with a free swim period every afternoon. Campers' daily schedules have a mix of sports, arts and adventure challenge activities along with their two periods of swim and lunch. All activities include in-depth instruction based on age and skill development. As they get older, the girls' program will adjust to include activities that require more advanced skills, such as archery, the pottery wheel in ceramics, fiber crafts and its sewing machines, the super zip line across our 5 acre lake, our fitness center's strength and agility machines, our new "leap of faith" in the adventure challenge course, and more.
Our 3rd graders and up have the opportunity to select one "option" (elective) period each day for one week's length of time, allowing them to experience a sport, art or adventure related activity of their choice on a more intensive level or simply because they enjoy it! There is a list of more than 30 activities to pick from! Girls can also participate in the camp musical production, which does require some more time than the one option period during the camp day. And of course, Girls Camp loves their Song and Banner, their Cheer Competition, their Girls Side Celebration Breakfast, their duct tape fashion show, and their annual rivalry with Boys Camp! And the spirit and high energy keeps going with our special events including Land and Sea, Spirit Day, Carnival, and Color War!
Our OPTIONAL Adventure Travel Program is available to all campers in third grade and up, with an overnight trip available to our fifth grade campers and up. If campers do not participate in any trip, they will have a normally scheduled day at camp with their group.
SLDC looks forward to our Stars taking the first step towards becoming a homegrown member of our SLDC staff when they enter our Junior Training Program as 9th graders!
Girls Side Strong!