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Volume 1, Issue 1
Greetings Pisgah Family and Friends!
Inside this issue:
Get Hype for the Hike Last Chance! Bring a Buddy/Truddy Session Spotlight Ask Terrapin Meet the Staff 1 2 2 3 4 4
Believe it or not, there are just 87 days to go until we lift the big, white gate to invite this year’s campers into our magical world full of fun, mystery and adventure! I know it’s hard to contain the excitement!! Camp Pisgah has welcomed its new Director, Cuse, and Ranger, Paul, and we are eager to get the summer underway. So many of you, like Ranger Paul and me, really don’t know what to expect, since this will be your first time at Camp Pisgah. There are tales looming of Quidditch matches, Royal Feasts,
nighttime horse rides, slip-andslides, music videos, costume parties, and the list goes on! With so many great activities offered here at camp- not to mention all the wonderful staff and campers who make this place enchanting– it really does not matter if this is your first or 40th summer at camp. We can all be assured this is that special place where you’re free to just be… So pack your suitcase and get ready to experience the summer of a lifetime!
Early Bird registration ends on March 18th Camper Assistance– application deadline March 18th Register for GSU by April 5th Art-o-Rama Junior Encampment (May 17-19) Pony Daze Junior Encampment (May 24-25) Family Fun Day (June 2) Camp Pisgah 60th Birthday Celebration (June 8-9)
Get Hype for the Hike
Some of you may have heard of Ranger Paul’s infamous “Night Hikes”, a longstanding tradition at Keyauwee Program Center. Well we’re proud to announce that this will now be our pre-bedtime ritual at Camp Pisgah! You’ll trek through the woods using nothing but the moonlight to spot various forest creatures, from owls to deer to bears– oh my!
What forest animals will you spot on the night hike?
The Early Bird Saves $50!!!
March 18 is an important date to mark on your calendars. This is the final Early Bird deadline for summer camp, where you can save $50 off the price of any summer program. You are not required to pay in full at this time– all you need is a $50 deposit to lock in this great rate. Now, during our last Early Bird, the system was overloaded due to high demand. So don’t wait until March 18 to register... lock in this amazing rate now!
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It is only March, yet there are several camp programs that are completely full and a few more that are well on their way to reaching capacity. There are four programs in particular that only have 1-2 spots left. Now you get the inside scoop... Adrenaline Rush II: June 16-28 This two week high-octane, adventure program features ziplining, river tubing, whitewater rafting and hiking. There are only 2 spots remaining! Hoof Beats: June 23-28 This program is for the young horse lovers in grades 4-6. Spend 3 hours daily at the barn, learning to ride, groom and care for Pisgah horses. There are 2 spots remaining this session. Art in the Dark: July 7-12 Sleep in and stay up late to create glow-in-the-dark crafts and compete in our famous Quint-Pisgah Tournament. This program is during our popular ‘Magic & Mysteries’ week, so there is literally 1 spot left! Counselor-in-Training I: For older girls, ages 15-16, prepare yourself for becoming a camp counselor one day. In this two-week program, you will learn valuable leadership skills, support all areas of camp and be a positive role model for younger campers. There are only 2 spots remaining for the July 7-19 session (the first week is during the ‘Magic & Mysteries’ session!!).
Bring a Buddy...
Are you looking for something cool to do this summer with your BFF? Well, bring her to Camp Pisgah for one of our exciting program sessions. If you sign up together and list the other as your “Buddy”, not only will you make lasting memories as you participate in different activities together, you will even get to be cabin mates! These programs are PERFECT for you and your buddy, but hurry up and register; there are only 4 spots remaining in each program. All About Animals– June 23-28 Would you like to play with goats, pigs and llamas? How about create animal crafts and take a trip to the zoo to learn about exotic creatures? You and your buddy will do all of that and more in this program. On The Trail– July 21-Aug. 2 This 2-week program is for advanced riders only. Ride the horses from the barn to the woods as you embark on an extended overnight trip. Show off your skills as you ride on open trails with your buddy and experience the great outdoors!
...or Take a Truddy
For those girl with more than one BFF, there two summer programs worth highlighting where the last few openings happens to be in multiples of 3! So, if YOU request Amy and Amy requests Cindy and Cindy requests YOU– Presto Primo, all three of you will be in the same program session and cabin! Llama Trek– July 14-19 Are you and your friends llama llovers? In this program, you will hang out with these furry, gentle giants, hike trails, create llama crafts, play llama games, eat llama beans… just kidding on the beans! With only three spots remaining in this session, you should coordinate your BFFs right away and register! Beach Party– July 28-Aug. 2 If you and your truddies can’t get enough of the water and love the beach, this program is for you! Play beach volleyball, compete in boat races at our lake, then cool your body from the summer sun as you go down our giant slip-n-slide. No beach party is complete without a cookout and good music!
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The Mane Event
This is one of our three-day horse program for girls in grades 4-6 just learning how to ride. Get lessons from our wranglers, learn how to groom and care for horses and create horse crafts to take home! This program was so popular it quickly filled, so we added another session June 12-14. So register today. Is there a better way to get the summer vacation started?!
Another three-day program for all the horse lovers, Pony Tails is exclusively for our youngest girls, entering grades 1-3. These little cowgirls will learn to ride, groom and care for our horses. Girls can also create crafts and explore other camp activities. This was another popular program that required an additional date June 12-14. So saddle up lil’ cowgirls and get ready for the bestest horse adventure!
On the Loose
For those who were saddened by the closing of the climbing wall, you can wipe away the tears and rejoice… there is a brand new climbing wall at Camp Pisgah that is at least 3x the size of the old one! Not only will you scale this wooden mammoth, you will participate in an archery tournament, night hike and outdoor camping to sleep under the stars. Come join us July 21-26. On belay? Belay On!!
Come check out our new climbing wall and low ropes adventure course!
Are you the next… Pisgah Idol?
Do you think you got what it takes to wow our judges and entertain our campers? Are you always singing in your bathroom mirror, using the end of a brush as your mic? Can you dance like Alyson Stoner, rap like Nicki Minaj, play guitar like Jewel, or beat the drums like Sheila E? Well if you love performing, then Pisgah Idol is the program for you! You will prepare for an All-Camp performance where you will showcase your skills and be dubbed the next Pisgah Idol! This only happens once a year, so register now for the June 30 -July 2 session.
Camp Pisgah will be offering a Day Camp program for all girls in grades 1-6. All sessions include swimming, arts & crafts, boating, sports and a sleepover on Thursday night. Lunch and a snack are provided daily and there is van service available at select stops for an additional fee. Now you may wonder, “What about older girls?” They can also attend Day Camp as Program Aides if they are registered Girl Scouts and have completed the PA Core Training course and can attend Camp Pisgah’s safety & Don’t miss the Fun Van! Day Camp capacity is limited so hurry program training in early June. Contact Pisgah@girlscoutsp2p.org for more information or register online at www.camppisgah.org.
and secure your space!
Kellie Martin What is the Quint Pisgah Tournament? March 6 at 6:44pm
Thanks for the question, Kellie. The Quint-Pisgah Tournament is the yearly competition for Harry Potter week, modeled after the TriWizard tournament in the 4th Harry Potter book, Goblet of Fire. During the Magic & Mysteries week, all five units compete against each other in three tasks to see which can find the cup first. It's the best thing ever for our campers!
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Meet the Staff
Each issue we’ll introduce the amazing staff that will work hard to make this summer season AWESOME!! So without further ado, we’ll kick it off with letters from our Camp Director and Ranger...
Hey Camp Pisgah! I am your Camp Director, ‘Cuse. I hail from many places and have done many things in all my moons on this Earth! I love playing sports, most card and board games, satirical comedies and creating beautiful music. My favorite color is orange, but not street cone bright orange… more like Autumn leaves burnt orange. My favorite movie in the whole wide world is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I am super amped about this summer and the great fun we’re going to have together!
Hello Everybody!!! I am Ranger Paul and this is my first summer at Camp Pisgah, but have been a Girl Scouts Camp Ranger for 15 years now. I retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service and have been a Camp Ranger ever since. I started my Girl Scouts career at the Chowenwaw Program Center in Green Cove Springs, FL and served as the Ranger at the Keyauwee Program Center in Sophia, NC for 13 years prior to moving to Camp Pisgah. I love the outdoors, woodworking, camping, fishing, hiking and spending time with my family and listening to the hustle and bustle of campers having fun. I live at camp with my wife, Candy, and my son, Sketch. My favorite quote is, "It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice." I am extremely excited about my first summer here in the beautiful North Carolina mountains and at such a GREAT camp.
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