Knoxville, Tenn. – We may just be a few weeks into Spring, but it’s not too early to be thinking about Summer, and specifically what your kids will be doing when school is out of session. If swimming, hiking, crafting and canoeing sound like fun, then Camp Tanasi is the ideal summer getaway for your daughter.
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is now accepting registrations for its popular resident camp at Camp Tanasi in Andersonville, Tennessee. After a two-year hiatus, overnight adventures for girls ranging in ages from 6 – 17 are returning to Camp Tanasi this summer. “We have completely revamped the program offering,” says Becky Cavender, Camp Director. “While we have traditional activities like crafts and kayaking, we’ve added new activities like yoga and the culinary arts.” Camp Tanasi is situated on 461 forested acres bordering Norris Lake.
For four weeks in June and July, campers will explore all that Camp Tanasi has to offer, as well as make new friends and memories for life. Through 3-day and 6-day overnight adventures, Camp Tanasi fulfills the Girl Scout Mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character. “We have more options for rising 4th – 8th graders than ever before,” says Cavender. The Girl Scouts are also offering special adventure camps focused on horseback riding and backpacking for girls in 6th grade and up.
The CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians, Booth Kammann is excited about the Summer Resident Camp at Camp Tanasi; she says it’s a wise investment in the future. “Camp Tanasi provides a safe, all-girl environment, where campers can try new things, have new adventures and can simply be themselves.”
Camp Tanasi has a swimming pool, climbing tower, challenge course, rappelling wall, dock for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating and water skiing, hiking trails, backcountry camping, archery, a craft cabin, and more.
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is hosting an Open House at Camp Tanasi on Saturday, April 2nd, as well as a series of Parent Nights in Chattanooga, Johnson City and Knoxville over the next several weeks.
The Open House will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 2 p.m – 5 p.m. at Camp Tanasi. Parents and guardians interested in sending their daughters to summer camp at Camp Tanasi are invited to tour the camp, meet the camp director and camp counselors. Parents are encouraged to call Becky Cavender at (800) 474-1912 ext 209 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Resident Camp Parent Night schedule is as follows: Johnson City on Thursday, March 31st, Chattanooga on April 14th, and Knoxville on April 28th. Each session will be held at the local Girl Scout Service Center from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
All information about the Resident Camp Program, including dates, registration form, financial aid application, even a readiness quiz, is available in the Tanasi Camp Catalog, which is found online at www.girlscoutcsa.org or can be requested by calling (800) 474-1912.
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has 21,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. Service centers are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Johnson City. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The council offers financial assistance to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to join this vibrant organization.