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Camp NOARK

Because the safety of our girls and staff comes first, and there are so many unknowns as we all try to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel all 2020 summer camp sessions.  

Email message to registered campers.

 

Camp NOARK's 300 acres have been the wilderness home to area Girl Scouts since 1967. living units range from an air-conditioned bunk rooom to a true wilderness retreat that older girls build themselves. Campers at NOARK enjoy extensive hiking, target sports, arts and crafts, and a sisterhood in song. Camp NOARK will be home to our equestrian program beginning with the Summer 2020 resident camp season. All campers will have the opportunity to experience time with our horses

Summer 2020 Camp Information

Camper Information Packets, Packing List, and Forms

A link to the camper information packet will be embedded in your camp registration receipt.

Camper information packets are updated each year when registration opens.

Camp Family Day & Open House

We can't wait to invite you back to our properties!

Camp Care Packages

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Plaid makes everything better, including camp care packages! Camp Care Packages are one more way to support your Girl Scout’s next camp adventure-even if that adventure has to be put on hold for a while. Order your camp care package today and we can ship it directly to your home. 

The 2020 camp care package is $47 and includes the following:

  • Flap top backpack
  • PLAID toiletry bag
  • LED lantern
  • Eco journal w/pen
  • …and a few more goodies!

Ordering Instructions
Choose Direct Shipment

Pre-Orders are due by Friday, April 24. Order your care package today!

For Girls Entering 1st-3rd Grade

Pixie Mini Camp | July 10-12 | $140 | Registration
This bite sized sampling of camp is perfect for our youngest campers. Sleep in our bunk room at the climate-controlled Friendship Lodge by night and by day explore Camp NOARK! Visit the horses, hike the trails, sing in the dining hall, and create a magical meal to share with your new friends.

 

For Girls Entering 2nd-3rd Grade

Pony Tails Mini Camp | July 10-12 | $160 | Registration
Join us for a taste of Camp NOARK’s Horse Program! This introductory weekend is perfectly sized for our youngest campers. Interact with our horses in a one-to-one barn lesson. Ready for more? Complete a full week of Level 1 horseback riding next summer. Sleep in our bunk room at the Friendship Lodge and have plenty of time to explore other camp activities.

Brownie Sampler | July 12-17 | $275 | Registration
Make new friends while you sample all that Camp NOARK has to offer! Meet the horses, sing in the dining hall, earn badges, cook out, swim, star gaze, make tie-dye and more.

Brownie Letter Boxer | July 19-24 | $275 | Registration
Earn the Letter Boxer badge while you learn about letterboxing, an amazing adventure game played by people all over the world. To play, you’ll follow clues to find a hidden box with special items inside. Enjoy hiking, cookouts, swimming, and all the other fun Camp NOARK has to offer!

Brownie Outdoor Art Creator | July 26-31 | $275 | Registration
Earn the Outdoor Art Creator badge! You’ll find inspiration at Camp NOARK, make music and dance outdoors, practice nature photography, and design with nature. Enjoy hiking, cookouts, swimming, and all the other fun Camp NOARK has to offer!

For Girls Entering 4th-5th Grade

Junior Mini Camp | July 10-12 | $140 | Registration
This bite size camp is just right for Juniors. Stay in Enchanted Hollow’s screened cabins by night and by day explore Camp NOARK! Visit the horses, hike the trails, sing in the dining hall, and create a magical meal to share with your new friends.

Junior Sampler | July 12-17 | $275 | Registration
Make new friends while you sample all that Camp NOARK has to offer! Meet the horses, sing in the dining hall, earn badges, cook out, swim, try archery, star gaze, make tie-dye and more.

Junior Geocacher | July 19-24 | $275 | Registration
Earn the Geocacher badge while you find out about geocaching! You’ll search for treasure chests, called “geocaches,” using a device called a GPS receiver as you explore Camp NOARK. Enjoy hiking, cookouts, archery, swimming, and all the other fun camp has to offer!

Junior Outdoor Art Explorer | July 26-31 | $275 | Registration
Earn the Outdoor Art Explorer badge while you let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create and design different kinds of art. When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to find the art in nature and create your own outdoor artwork at Camp NOARK. Enjoy hiking, cookouts, archery, swimming, and all the other fun camp has to offer!

Junior Playing the Past | July 26-31 | $275 | Registration
Earn the Playing the Past badge while you explore what it was like to live in the past. Dream up a character and get ready to live history! Decide who you are, create a costume, experience daily life, have some old-fashioned fun, and become your character! When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how girls of the past lived, worked and played. Maybe you will stay in character while you experience all of Camp NOARK’s activities.

Junior Trail Adventure | July 26-31 | $275 | Registration
Do you long to live life on the trail? Earn the new Trail Adventure badge while you prepare your body and learn the skills to live life on the trail. Help create a new trail for all of Camp NOARK to enjoy! You’ll still have time to enjoy hiking, cookouts, archery, swimming, and all the other fun camp has to offer!

For Girls Entering 4th-6th Grade

Level 1 – Saddle Up | July 26-31 | $325 | Registration
See Horsemanship Program drop-down menu for more information. 

Level 2 – Tenderfoot | July 26-31 | $350 | Registration
See Horsemanship Program drop-down menu for more information.

NOARK Extreme | July 12-24 | $475 | Registration
Set up camp in Daisy Patch while you learn primitive camping skills: woodcraft, hammock pitching, plant and animal identification, star gazing, and compass navigation. Build your team with our low ropes course and then spend at least one night in a forest home of your own making! Perfect for camp pros and adventurous beginners! Swimming, archery, tie-dye and more? Yes! To the EXTREME!

 

For Girls Entering 6th+ Grade

Climb On! CSA Climbing Trip | July 12-17 | $350 | Registration
Earn the new Climbing Adventure badge as you spend time honing your skills at an indoor climbing gym before you head to climb outdoors at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. Your week at Camp NOARK will include all your favorite activities too: hiking, cookouts, archery, swimming and more!

Destination: Eureka Springs | July 26-31 | $350 | Registration
Plan your trip to Eureka and set off! Will you focus on the Victorian history? The arts-focused present? A mix of the two or something new? You’ll have time to explore Camp NOARK, cook out, swim, and create a lasting work of art to share with your camp sisters too!

CSA Steel Creek Expedition | July 19-24 | $350 | Registration
Venture to Steel Creek and experience our national river’s dark sky-certified campground during the new moon. Learn about astronomy by night and explore the Buffalo National River by day. Return to Camp NOARK to finish the week with swimming, hiking, archery, singing and more!

 

For Girls Entering 7th+ Grade

Level 1 – Saddle Up | | July 26-31 | $325 | Registration
See Horsemanship Program drop-down menu for more information. 

Level 2 – Tenderfoot | | July 26-31 | $350 | Registration
See Horsemanship Program drop-down menu for more information. 

Camp Aide | July 10-12| $80 | Registration
Practice your leadership skills! Select an area at camp you would like to learn more about and assist a group of campers by leading specific activities. You will also enjoy swimming and general camp activities. Cadettes will work on the Program Aide pin.

Arbor Dale | July 12-24 | $475 | Registration
Do you dream of building your own forest home? Of hammocks, hatchets and cookouts? Begin your two-week adventure in Pooh Corner while you learn the primitive camping skills you’ll need to build Arbor Dale, your new escape in NOARK’s woods. Camp pros and adventurous beginners welcome. Classic camp activities still included: swimming, archery, hatchet throwing, stargazing, singing, hiking and more!

High Adventure Sampler | July 10-12 | $180 | Registration
Join us for an action-packed weekend of rock climbing, hiking, low ropes challenges and sisterhood. This three-day session is perfect for the busy G.I.R.L. and adventurous beginner. You’ll get a sampling of what Camp NOARK has to offer and dip your toes in the Buffalo National River.

Level 3 – Horse Sense | July 12-24 | $475 | Registration
See Horsemanship Program drop-down menu for more information.  

Level 4 – Wrangler | July 12-24 | $475 | Registration
See Horsemanship Program drop-down menu for more information.  

Level 5 – Advanced Wrangler | July 12-24 | $550 | Registration
See Horsemanship Program drop-down menu for more information. 

For Girls Entering 11th-12th Grade

Girls Entering 11th+ Grade

Counselor in Training (CIT) 1 | $325 | | July 19-31 | Registration
Girls will establish leadership and outdoor skills and learn the ropes of camp and working with children. CIT1s will work as a team to discover individual abilities as leaders, analyze campers and their needs and experience camp life. CIT1s will have opportunities to lead activities, shadow counselors and to visit another camp.

Girls Entering 12th Grade

Counselor in Training (CIT) 2 | $425 | | July 10-31 | Registration
CIT2 is a culmination of leadership development and outdoor skills. Girls will apply these skills to the world of resident camp. CIT2s will first review previous training, learn about new topics and study program areas in-depth. CIT2s will visit another summer camp in the area. Prerequisite: Completion of CIT1

Upon completion of CIT2 at Camp Cahinnio, successful campers will be invited to volunteer at camp for the remainder of the summer. This opportunity is limited to a small number of CIT2 candidates and is not required to be considered for future employment opportunities.

 

Horsemanship Program

The Camp NOARK Horsemanship Program gives girls of all ages and abilities a chance to ride and care for horses in a safe, fun and challenging way! If you’re ready to saddle up and ride, and participate in other traditional camp activities, check out sessions offered for your age group below. Girls are placed into our program based on age AND ability. Please refer first to entering grade levels, and then select a Riding Level within the age group. Beginning, young or nervous riders start at Level 1 and will ride at least twice during their session (riders with experience outside our program, contact us directly to be placed into a level). As riders progress, we offer more lesson time and introduce new skills. All riders will leave with a Riding Progress Report showing their accomplishments and exiting Riding Level. Girls aren’t guaranteed to move up in level each year. We teach riding from the “ground up” rather than “saddle down” and a portion of each lesson (lessons include 1-2 hours of time at the barn) is spent on barn chores because it is important for girls to learn responsibility by caring for their horses.

Girls enrolled in camp sessions at Camp NOARK that are not a part of the Horsemanship Program can choose horseback riding as a one-time elective activity only.

Summer Camp 2020 Horse Sessions

Girls Entering 2nd-3rd Grade

Level 1 Sampler – Pony Tails | July 10-12 | $150 | Registration

Girls Entering 4th-6th Grade

Level 1 – Saddle Up | | July 26-31 | $325 | Registration

Level 2 – Tenderfoot | | July 26-31 | $350 | Registration

Girls Entering 7th-12th Grade

Level 1 – Saddle Up | | July 26-31 | $325 | Registration

Level 2 – Tenderfoot | | July 26-31 | $350 | Registration

Level 3 – Horse Sense | | July 12-24 | $475 | Registration

Level 4 – Wrangler | | July 12-24 | $550 | Registration

Girls Entering 9th-12th Grade

Level 5 – Advanced Wrangler | July 12-24 | $550 | Registration

 

Camp Registration Tutorial

If you are new to our registration process for camp, this tutorial will walk you through it and give you an idea of the information you'll need to provide in order for us to help your girl have the best camp experience possible.

Be sure to turn the sound up - we make use of free video tools, so our audio is not Hollywood quality! 

If after watching the video, you still need assistance, please call 800-632-6894 or email camp@girlscoutsdiamonds.org.

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