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2020 Summer Camp Update

An update on 2020 summer programming from Alisha "Twix" Drake, GSSNV Manager of Camp and Outdoor Programs:

Read the full message here: 

May 4, 2020

Dear Girl Scout Family,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada 2020 summer programs. Camping and the outdoors are a vital and important part of the Girl Scouting tradition. Since 1953, our council has provided camping experiences to our local Girl Scouts. We know and understand the importance that camp holds. Whether white water rafting and rappelling in Utah, making new friends at Camp Ducktail, or sharing new experiences with our Sisters for the Summer at Camp Skyland Ranch and Camp Scherman, Girl Scout camp offers experiences that are unmatched. All of us at council were looking forward to welcoming our very first campers to Frias Frontier in our inaugural preview sessions at our property in Alamo.

While our camps adhere to the most stringent safety protocols, much is unknown about when Nevada will be fully relieved of the Stay at Home directives. Social distancing and crowd limits will likely remain in effect throughout the summer, and too much is still unknown with respect to the spread of COVID-19. Since early March, we have been closely monitoring updates from Governor Sisolak, The President’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, the Southern Nevada Health District, the American Camp Association, and other Girl Scout camps around the country. While this decision was not made lightly, we made it with the health, safety, and wellbeing of our campers and staff top of mind.

While we may not be meeting in person, we have plans in work to welcome our campers – virtually.

Thank you for trusting us with your Girl Scouts every summer. We look forward to welcoming them with open arms and open hearts in 2021.

Please visit our camp page for a list of FAQs regarding programs and Grand Cookie Club.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Alisha “Twix” Drake

Manager of Camp and Outdoor Programs

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada