GSSNE 2018 ANNUAL REPORT Girl Scouts_2019_ Annual Report_FINAL_reduced2 - Page 6

Honoring a Forever Girl Scout Summer Camp Summer 2018 was full of outdoor adventure! A total of 795 Girl Scouts attended Day Camp across our programs at Camp Cookie, Camp Green Forest, Camp Promising Acres, and Camp Rocky Farm. Day campers unleashed their Girl Scout strength and climbed our portable rock wall, canoed and kayaked, built their own fires and cooked outdoors, all while making life-changing memories. At Camp Hoffman, 535 campers enjoyed overnight sessions that included paddle boarding, sailing, archery, and our high ropes challenge course. This year, campers explored fun ways to get around on Larkin Pond in our round, durable boats, called the Corcl. We are proud to share that many overnight campers expressed delight over the variety of meals offered at Camp Hoffman this year, especially meals that supported dietary and food allergy restrictions. During this Camp Season we were once again successful in attaining our American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation. This means that our camps comply with more than 300 industry-established standards in health, safety, and programming. Camper feedback from the summer was very positive and has helped to mold decisions for the summer of 2019. Campers reported enjoying camp, but wanting more options when it comes to overnight themed programming. With this in mind we will be expanding offerings for all campers to include more sessions and new themes. We will also be undertaking badges and journeys in an attempt to prepare our campers to achieve highest awards! . F. Harriett Dever was involved with Girl Scouting in Rhode Island since 1936. Over her 81 years with GSSNE she attended Girl Scout camp as a camper, participated in the CIT (counselor-in- training) program, became a camp counselor, volunteered as a troop leader, and served as president of the Girl Scouts Leaders Association. Harriett’s giving nature went one step further when she decided to make a generous gift to GSSNE that allowed the construction of a new cabin at Camp Hoffman. The cabin, called Dever’s Rest in her honor, will be utilized by girls during the summer camp season in addition to year-round troop camping. Sadly, Harriett passed away in November 2017, but thanks to her giving spirit, this wonderful addition to Camp Hoffman will be a permanent reminder of her generosity and dedication to her sister Girl Scouts and our Rhode Island community as a whole.