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Mariposa Day Camp
Altadena, California

Visit Our Mariposa Day Camp Website
626-677-2303
bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org
615 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, California 91001

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
101 E. Wheeler Ave.
Arcadia, Ca 91006

CAMPER AGES: Grades K-6

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am - 4pm, before and after camp care available

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Mariposa is an oasis from urban life, nestled in the foothills of Altadena. Camp activities include arts & crafts, singing songs, team building, low ropes elements, a gaga court, a kids’ kitchen, and water play for those warm days. We are a Girl Scout camp, so Girl Scout badges will be earned through the summer, but no Girl Scout experience is required. Camp begins June 15th, 2015 and runs until August 14th, 2015. A new session starts every Monday!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We provide a warm, engaging environment that appreciates what each camper brings to the camp experience. Contact us to ask about your camper's specific needs!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Gaga Court, Low Ropes Elements, Kids Kitchen Each Week, Each Week Will Have A Different Theme!! Each Theme Covers A Different Cool Interest Including Performing, Writing, Video Game Technology, Outdoor Cooking & Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Altadena, California right off the 210 freeway. Thirteen miles from downtown Los Angeles.

CAMP FACILITIES: Mariposa Day Camp, located in Altadena, offers themed weeks with several different emphases for girls to choose from. Girls participate in new and traditional Girl Scouts activities while making new friends, developing self-esteem and making lasting memories. Introducing new and exciting activities this summer such as a brand new gaga court, low ropes and team building activities plus kids kitchen which gives each girl the opportunity to prepare a fun and different snack each week. The themes for each week provide additional activities and enjoyment for the campers. All day camps include daily snacks, a camp souvenir, any badges earned, and a 4X6 camp group photo. Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We also have before and after care beginning at 7:00am and ending at 6:00pm. All sessions serve grade K-6. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Creativity, Inc.
June 15¬¬–19
Grades K–6 $160
Let your creativity shine! Explore all the ways you can express yourself through art. We will be learning about painting, tie dying, drawing, and more. Campers will work with a visiting artist on their masterpieces. On Friday the Camp Mariposa Gallery will be open for parents to see their child’s artwork. Brownies will earn their Painter badge, Juniors will earn their Drawing badge, and Cadettes will complete steps 3, 4, and 5 of their Book Artist badge.

Fashion Forward
June 22–26
Grades K–6 $160
It is Fashion Week at Camp Mariposa! Campers will learn the basics of fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making as they create their own haute couture. Girls will meet a fashion industry professional and show off their designs at a special Friday fashion show. Brownies will earn their Inventor badge, Juniors will earn their Product Designer badge, and Cadettes will earn steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 of their Entrepreneur badge.

Pioneer Days
June 29 – July 3
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6, $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Let’s journey back in time to when Laura Ingalls Wilder was a young girl. Campers will learn all about life on the prairie through hands on activities like making butter, sewing, and playing games from the past. Girls will also learn about their local government while we get ready to celebrate Independence Day. Friday will feature a special country fair for all campers! Brownies will earn their Celebrating Community badge, Juniors will earn their Citizen badge, and Cadettes will earn their Finding Common Ground badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes dinner, square dancing, and an old fashion campfire.

Literally Fun
July 6–10
Grades K–6 $160
Choose your own adventure and tell your story! We will dive into the wide world of our imaginations, exploring our favorite books, and writing our own stories. Girls will learn all about different ways to tell their story, from comic books to short stories. We will even be joined by a special guest author! Brownies will earn their My Family Story badge, Juniors will earn their Scribe badge, and Cadettes will earn their Comic Artist badge.

S.T.E.A.M Power! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
July 13–17
Grades K–6 $160
Making a miniature robot, launching film canister rockets, and mixing up a batch of slime are just a few of the fun things we have planned for this week of scientific discovery. STEAM will come alive as we explore all of these subjects through hands on experiments and demonstrations. Brownies will learn all about bubbles, slime, and static electricity while they also earn their Home Scientist badge. Juniors and Cadettes will design their own video games while earning the Videogame Designer patch. Full STEAM ahead!

Lions, Tigers, and Girl Scouts, Oh my!
July 20–24
Grades K–6 $160
Welcome to the Jungle! This week of camp is all about our furry, scaly, and slimy friends who call the jungle home. Campers will learn about animals and ecosystems while brushing up on the outdoor skills they need to visit our furry friends in their natural habitats. We will even have a few special visitors from the animal kingdom! Brownies will earn their Hiker badge, Juniors will earn steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Camper badge, and Cadettes will earn parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Trailblazer badge.

Camp Hollywood
July 27–July 31
Grades K–6 $160
Are you a born performer or is directing more your style? Join us as we explore life on the stage and screen. Girls will learn about writing a screenplay, honing their acting skills through improvisation games, and the art of movie make-up. The whole camp will show off what they have learned in a Friday performance. Brownies will earn their Dancer badge, Juniors will earn their Musician badge, and Cadettes will earn their Screenwriter badge.

Food Frenzy!
August 3–7
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6 $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Whether you’re a chef in the making or a newbie to the kitchen, join us for a week long culinary adventure. Girls will learn how to make delicious meals, satisfying snacks, and dazzling desserts. We will also be covering nutrition, international cooking, and much more! Brownies will earn their Snacks badge, Juniors will earn their Simple Meals badge, and Cadettes will earn their New Cuisines badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes a special outdoor cooking feast and a campfire program.

Girl Scouts Investigate!
August 10–14
Grades K–6 $160
Can you discover who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Sharpen your detective skills as we learn about the science behind forensics on our quest to unravel the mystery of the missing cookies! Girls will learn about fingerprinting, DNA, and much more. Brownies will earn their Senses badge, Juniors will earn their Detective badge, and Cadettes will earn their Special Agent badge.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Program Aide/CIT Program is available. Please contact Molly Briggs at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We provide "Camperships" to qualified campers. Applications are due May 9, 2015. More information can be found on our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.girlscoutsla.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 15 -19 $160
June 22- 26 $160
June - July 3 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
July 6 - 10 $160
July 13 - 17 $160
July 20 - 24 $160
July 27 - July 31 $160
August 3 - 7 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
August 10 - 14 $160

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We hire a seasonal summer staff. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.


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