Now in its 63rd year – Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council’s oldest camp – Camp Wi-Wo-Ca successfully completed Session B of it’s day camp for 2014. This year’s theme was “Wi-Wo-Ca: The Musical.”
There was a program performance at the end of the week performed by some very creative and enthusiastic Girl Scouts. The girl’s unit themes were: “Frozen,” “Rio,” “Seussical the Musical,” “Grease,” “Lion King,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Lil’ Mermaids” and “Annie.”
In addition to their musical performances, each unit worked on the Outdoor Living Skills Patch Program. Session B proudly awarded two Masters (the highest level earned) this year. Of course, it wasn’t just the younger campers who had a blast. Five of our Program Aides had so much fun in Session A that they decided to return for a second week. Six of our volunteer staff also returned to Session B!
This year’s outdoor cooking ranged from box oven to dutch oven, plus stick and one pot meals. Unit 11 hosted the traditional Thursday night flag retirement ceremony, a ceremony began in 1998 with the Cadette unit.
Cindy Chapman, GSSGC’s Director of Volunteer Services and Camp Wi-Wo-Ca’s creative mastermind, said, “We served 172 [girls] in camp for Session A and 88 [girls] in camp for Session B. I hope to have both sessions top out at 200 each next year.”
Camp Wi-Wo-Ca’s 2015 dates are already available. Session A will run June 22-26, 2015 and Session B will be July 20-24, 2015. Next year’s theme is “Fairy Tales.”
“We’re going to fill Camp Wi-Wo-Ca with amazing mythical creatures,” said Chapman.