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Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center


Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center
1107 Wiliams St
Columbia, SC 29201


The Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center Day Camp 

Join us for a day camp experience like none other at the newly opened Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center. The leadership center, located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC, enables camp attendees to participate in unique activities centered around the Girl Scout pillars; Outdoors, STEM, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.  Girls can look forward to hiking explorations, aquatics fun, sessions on art and design, and G.I.R.L. skill development led by local program partners.

Girl Scouts entering first grade through sixth grade are invited to come have an amazing summer at the Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center.  Our camp sessions will run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early and late hour options are available to accommodate work schedules.

You can find a .pdf version of the info below here.

Summer 2020 Dates
June 8 -August 7, 2020 

$180 per week

Early Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. $10 per week

Late Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $10 per week

$25 Member Discount
$25 Early Registration Discount (registration before Jan 31, 2020)

Each week brings a whole new adventure, through theme related, age level badge work, and incredible guest speakers, who will bring real world fun to each session. Not to mention, a weekly trip that allows for a lasting memory to their day camp experience.

Camp Themes

Week One - All Things Space and Aviation

All Things Space and Aviation, June 8-12 – Week one starts off with a big bang! Girls will take a deep dive into space exploration, aviation vehicles and learn how to operate aviation tools. The fun doesn’t stop there, girls will also have the opportunity to visit with an aviation hub in the Columbia area.

Week Two - Sports Mania

Sports Mania, June 15-19 - There is no activity like sports to help girls develop teamwork skills. This week will be dedicated to all thing's sports. Girls will learn how to navigate the in-house rock wall, participate in tennis drills, and improve their eye-hand coordination in basketball and soccer.

Week Three - Music, Arts, and the Cinema

Music, Arts, and the Cinema, June 22-26 - "Lights, camera, and action" describes the central theme for this week.  Girls will be inspired to foster their creativity on the green screen! Girls will explore podcasting, special effects makeup, and music production.

Week Four - Urban Camper G.I.R.L.

Urban Camper GIRL, June 29-July 3 – Girls will learn the true definition of city camping during this week. Campers will take a deep dive into innovative camping devices and resources. Campers will create a camping plan and utilize it within the Girls Outdoor Bunk.

Week Five - Great Columbia Finds

Great Columbia Finds, July 6-10 - During this week of camp, girls will get out and explore great finds and hidden treasures in the capital city. Girls will apply real-world skills of financial planning, map reading, and time management to plan their days of excursions.

Week Six - Medical Explorers

Medical Explorers, July 13-17- Paging future medical professionals, this week is dedicated to you. Girls will meet professionals in varied medical professionals and take a deep dive into medical research. Girls will be designing their own medical scrubs and compounding the perfect sugar pill.

Week Seven - STEM DIY

STEM DIY, July 20-24 - Everyday of this week,  girls will focus on how  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts work hand in hand. Girls that love STEM is the theme that will be used to guide campers through these hands-on, girl led activities and projects.

Week Eight - Culinary Champions

Culinary Champions, July 27-31- Join us as we invade the Healthy Living Kitchen and create themed meals. From Meatless Mondays to No Added Sugar Thursdays, girls will learn how to break down a recipe, use food substitutions, and plan for a fine dining experience.

Week Nine - Global Fashion and Art

Global Fashion and Art, Aug 3-7 - Fashion is often designed after inspirations such as landmarks, artwork, and nature. Girls will learn about global fashions and the principles of art. Girl will use their gained knowledge and form a fashion statement piece.