Summer Camp Revamp Rewind: STEAM, Dreams, & Ice Cream!

The first week of Summer Camp Revamp kicked off last Monday, July 6, to everyone’s excitement! Girls from across Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GCNWI) got together to explore STEAM, Dreams, and Ice Cream, all from home, and from the looks of it, our girls were really in their element.

Read on to learn more about Summer Camp Revamp and what the Girl Scouts got up to last week!

Sweet Salad Science

The Summer Camp Revamp girls started the week with a webinar all about the Lifecycle of a Salad! They tracked the various cycles of vegetables, from harvest to food scraps, and discovered how plants and worms receive nutrients from the earth. They also had a little dinner party for themselves AND some worms by making delicious salads and composting the scraps! Check out Girl Scout Scarlett’s yummy-looking salad (and Sami’s empty bowl!).

I Scream for STEAM!

Day 2 of STEAM, Dreams and Ice Cream week was all about harnessing science to make yummy foods! The girls also used the power of chemical reactions to make delicious treats, like ice cream, edible marshmallow putty, and more. Making ice cream by hand is a workout, but the results looked delicious!

The girls followed up those experiments by exploring weather systems and different creative art projects–– Scarlett made a rainbow in a jar, and they also experimented with lightning!

In Their Element

Girls continued participating in awesome STEAM activities like making slime, cooking homemade pasta, experimenting with soda and Mentos, and more! The girls loved working with these fun programs that got the outdoors and their brains working to come up with new scientific discoveries to make at home!

Girl Scout Member Moment!

While we keep up with Summer Camp Revamp, our Member Monday blog series is paused, but this week, we are featuring Girl Scout Brownie Troop 55567, who bridged up to Brownies this spring! Check out their amazing virtual Bridging Ceremony above! Congratulations to these girls for making their way up the Girl Scout ladder.

Join us for Mastering Mystery Week!

Interested in joining the Summer Camp Revamp fun? Join us for Mastering Mystery Week from July 27- 31! Follow the clues to solve a Girl Scout mystery! Use all your senses as we work together to crack codes, take fingerprints, and explore our surroundings.

Register for Mastering Mystery Week by Jul. 20.

Learn more about Summer Camp Revamp and how you can become a part of the fun!

Share your Summer Camp Story!

Whether it’s this year’s Summer Camp Revamp or a visit to Camp Juniper Knoll many years ago, tell us all about your Girl Scout camp memories on social media @GirlScoutsGCNWI or on our website.

Looking for more to do at home? Make sure to visit our Girl Scouts from Home page, which is full of resources and activities for girls of all ages.

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