Ages: 7 and up
Cost: $300-400 per week
Camp Menzies is located in Calaveras County at an elevation of 5,000 feet and comprising of more than 175 beautiful wooded acres of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Camp Menzies is a summer camp program run in conjunction with the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, is accredited by the American Camp Association and hosts camp sessions form mid-June to mid-August. In late August and through September, the camp hosts Troop and Family weekend camping sessions.
Overnight camps range from four to ten days in length. Campers between 7 and 17 years of age sleep in either sleeping cabins, platform tents, or in their own tent from home, depending on the session selected. The camp is definitely an outdoors-education based program, and activities scheduled throughout the day include backpacking, horseback riding, outdoor cooking, caving, archery, canoeing, rafting, mountain climbing, mountain biking, stargazing and more! Performing arts, ceramics, jewelry design and photography are also possible activities for campers to take part in.
Program cost ranges from $300 to $400 per week, and if the campers are not registered Girl Scouts before February 1, there is an additional $12 fee. Financial aid is offered and "camp layaway" is also an option!
Reviewed on 12/30/2010
The first year my daughter went to camp, we attended "The Two of Us". We got to go together and had a wonderful time. Last year, she went to the session called "Beads, Jewels, and Rhinestones" with 3 friends and loved it. Girls that aren't currently in Girl Scouts can attend for a small extra fee.