Girl Scouts of Connecticut: 2020 Summer of Fun
Hartford, CT: Dr. Michael D. Fox School, 470 Maple Ave.; S.A.N.D. School, 1750 Main St.; West Middle School, 44 Niles St.; Museum Academy at Wish, 350 Barbour St.
- Academic Enrichment
- Career Exploration
- Environmental Learning
- Science Activities
- Social Programming
Ages Served:6–14 years old
Program Length:3–4 weeks (1-week sessions)
Start Date:July 6, 2020 (first session)
End Date:July 31, 2020 (last session)
Hours of Operation:12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Free - Participants are encouraged to attend the entire session, but may attend on a schedule that works best for her and her family.
Summer Fun does not have any specific accreditation and no licenses are required. Girl Scouts of Connecticut requires that every program and activity has an onsite adult certified in both First Aid and Adult/Child CPR/AED.
Customer Care Department
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
340 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
More about our camp:
Girl Scouts of Connecticut provides Summer of Fun for girls in the city of Hartford. The program actively engages girls in grades K-6 in a fun, multi-faceted, summertime learning experience. Our girl-led program provides a unique opportunity for girls to prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe placed designed for—and by—girls.
This year, Summer of Fun will take place at neighborhood schools throughout Hartford. Girls will participate in a week-long sampler of programs from the four pillars of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience:
- Life Skills
Girls will have the opportunity to earn badges, develop skills, spend time outdoors, and perform community service. Where possible, the program will supplement classroom learning with field trips, including the library and other program/theme-related locations. Girl Scouts of Connecticut will also offer an optional week at day camp for girls interested in attending Camp Merrie-Wood. Funding for the camp week will be provided from our 2020 Urban Campership program.
With one in three women living in poverty in Hartford, Girl Scouts of Connecticut knows how important it is to provide affordable opportunities for families in our community. Summer of Fun is offered free to girls, linking them to critical skill development in a safe, all-girl space with their peers, receiving guidance from positive female role models.
According to a study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, girls of lower-socioeconomic status report greater benefits from Girl Scouting than do higher-socioeconomic girls. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has served over a million girls and young women across Connecticut. Our more than 100 years of being fully-focused on, and responsive to, girls’ interests and needs sets us apart from other organizations serving girls. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is age-appropriate and tied to research on the stages of childhood development. Our national program curricula has been correlated to national grade level Common Core Standards, 21st Century Skills standards, Financial Literacy education standards, and other curriculum including Health and Physical Education, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies learning objectives for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut Summer of Fun is Summer School Compatible.