A Special Reunion

We had a special reunion Saturday morning during check-out for a Camp Farnsworth Mermaid Tales camper. Autumn’s dad, Sargent 1st Class Shank, arrived early to surprise his daughter. He had been overseas for a year. Those of us who witnessed the joyful reunion will not soon forget the scene.image image image

River Rats

The River Rats left for their canoe trip on the Connecticut River on Wednesday afternoon. They paddled about a mile to their first camping spot that day. They plan to paddle about 9 miles on Thursday and 6 miles on Friday before returning to camp. We are looking forward to hearing about their adventure. Go River Rats!!!

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Welcome 2015 Campers and Families!

Despite the soggy weather yesterday, we are excited to finally kick off the 2015 summer camp season at Farnsworth! We have lots of great activities, off-site trips, and new additions to Camp Farnsworth this year. If you have been following the GSGWM Facebook page, you will have seen a few of the new additions to camp. Just one of those new additions are tentalows that will replace the tents in Tovarich! Stay tuned for more great photos as we kick off #summerfun!

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Get ready for awesome camp adventures!

2015 Girls Guide to Summer CampWhen the snow is flying, all I want to do is think about warm weather and camp season! I’m ready for awesome camp adventures and meeting new friends! The camp guide for summer 2015 is at the printer and soon to be in your mailboxes. I was able to wrangle a sneak peek at the guide to share a few snapshots with you. Camp Farnsworth has some great new themed programs to chose from this summer.¬†Check out the sneak peek below!

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Happy National S’Mores Day!

Today is National S’mores Day which in other words is a Girl Scout camp holiday. Our camp experiences would not be complete without roasting marshmallows over the campfire for s’mores! Back in February, we posted some recipes for s’mores. In honor of National S’mores Day, I wanted to give you a quick “how to” on creating those roasting sticks our girls all know and love making at camp! Post your creative s’mores recipes below!

Materials:

  • Wire Coat hangers
  • Wire cutters
  • pliers
  • paint stirring sticks/wooden dowels
  • duct tape (in fun colors, of course)
  • sandpaper
  • marshmallows and a campfire

Materials

Materials

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.