Camptivities

Camptivities are activities that happen at camp on a regular basis like crafts, cooking, woodworking, creek exploring, and more!

Lilburn Day Camp offers a variety of “classic” Girl Scout camp activities, which we call camptivities. 

Each unit visits camptivities and participates in age-appropriate skill-building activities.  Camptivities also utilize the camp theme to create more cohesion and fun for campers that return year after year. Most camptivities are offered once during the week, however some e.g. cooking may be offered more than once allowing campers an opportunity to explore progression. Campers that return year after year also have a chance to experience progression at all of our classic camptivities.

These programs are camp staples, and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Crafts

Campers love to craft and bring home their treasures to share. Facilitators provide supplies and instruction for campers to create a theme and age-appropriate craft.

Creek Walk  

Ever wonder what lives under the rocks of a creek bed? Get your feet wet and cool off as we discover creek life.

Be prepared for your unit’s Creek Walk by bringing or wearing (depends ontime of day for hike) the proper clothes and shoes. Pack clothes for Water Days ahead of time and replace when they get wet! Your unit leader will communicate with you about which days your daughter will be doing these activities.

  • For CREEK WALK: Bring a small towel and a complete LABELED change of clothes including socks, shoes (closed toe-no water sandals), pants and bathing suit that are able to get wet and filthy. Each unit will participate in a creek hike during the week. Send a plastic bag to put wet clothes in to take home.

Mad Science

Campers learn a bit about science, how reactions work and may build a structure. Then they are able to test out their new knowledge with an activity.

Mother Nature & Environmental Wonders

During this activity campers learn about animals, their environments, importance of Leave No Trace, and the art nature surrounds us with.

Outdoor Life Skills (OLS) – Cooking

Campers will learn fire safety and different methods of cooking while camping e.g. foil cooking, dutch oven, pie irons, buddy burner, camp stove. Afterwards, they will put their skills to the test to create a delicious entree or snack.  

Scout Skills

Scout skills usually include one of the following skills:

Geocaching/Letterboxing – An intriguing outdoor “treasure hunt” activity. Participants will learn about this growing outdoor activity, how to use GPS and then go out for the hunt. Clues are given for you to figure out where the other letterboxes on camp are located. 

Or

Knife Skills – Learn all the essential safety tips for handling a knife at camp and be better prepared for your next camping adventure. Practice your knife skills with a soap carving project.

Water Games

Water games are team building games that allow campers to compete as a unite and cool down during a hot week.

Pack clothes for Water Days ahead of time and replace when they get wet! Your unit leader will communicate with you about which days your daughter will be doing these activities.

  • On WATER DAYS: Bring LABELED swim suit, t-shirt and old sneakers that can get wet in a plastic bag for carrying home.

Woodworking

Join an age level appropriate woodworking program. Build a jewelry box, tool box, birdhouse, stool, or a woodpecker door knocker. Project is chosen by the facilitator.