Certification Classes


American Red Cross Small Craft Safety + Moving Waters - Canoe (+$14).  This is an all day class to become American Red Cross Small Craft Safety & Moving Waters – Canoe certified, which is required to lead Girl Scouts on open water canoe outings and river trips. This is a blended learning class (online materials prior to class and then in-person on the 17th).  Prior to the in-person class on the 17th, participants *must* pass a skills pretest (instructors will contact you to schedule) and complete the online course/exam for Small Craft Safety and Moving Waters.  Participants must bring the online completion certificate to the class on the 17th.   Participants must pass the Small Craft Safety class in the morning to move on to the Moving Waters class in the afternoon.  There will be a swim test Saturday morning before class begins.    Spans Sessions A - D.  

Kitchen Training.  Join Emily White and learn how to safely use the equipment in any of our camps' commercial kitchens.  Session C.

Girl Scout Classes

Recipe for Troop Success.  You hear of troops that stay together all the way through high school, or of the leader who always shares their amazing stories about volunteering with Girl Scouts. Do you ever wonder what the magic ingredient is that gives them a great experience? Join Pam Wurster as she shares the top tips and best practices, based on data and volunteer feedback collected by Girl Scouts USA, to ensure you become a successful troop. Session C.

Successful Travel Planning With Older Girl Scouts.  Savannah, GA and the SE USA makes a great program for Cadette scouts.  Join Joan Krikava as she shares how to plan an motor coach trip that is affordable, safe and age appropriate for girls grade 6-9. London & Paris are a great starter trip for high school scouts.  Learn how to help the scouts plan all aspects of the trip. Session C.

Maker Classes


Camp Keepsake Frame.  Have your treasured camp keepsakes been stuck in a box or a drawer long enough?!?  Sharon Blackie invites you to create a special frame to display them and enjoy those memories every day!  Bring a large frame you like (rustic, funky, shabby chic, elegant), 11x14” or larger—pick one up at a garage sale or thrift store and upcycle it if you can!), and any special camp mementos you want to include.Session C.

Cast Pewter Jewelry (+$15).  Join Jessie Tank and learn to carve your own pendant design out of cuttlefish form and cast pewter for your own one-of-a-kind pendant.   Price includes cuttlefish blanks, pewter and carving tools.  Session C.

Scroll Saws.  Learn to use a Scroll Saw with MN Scroll Saw Artists, the North Star Scrollers!  The Scroll Saw is a table top saw that can be used to  cut fine curves and make projects like a trivet.    If you have fun and want to do more later, these saws can be checked out at the MN Tool Library locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Two session class offered in  Sessions A-B & C-D.

Spoon Carving (+$40).  This is a 2 session class.   Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques with Jess Hirsch from Women's Woodshop.  This class will cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying and finishing.  This class is great for a beginning carver.  Jess is offering this class at a discount to Girl Scouts.  Class fee includes tool rental, materials, finishing kit and safety gloves.  Each attendee will walk away with their own hand carved cook spoon. Spans Sessions C & D.

Outdoor Classes


Outdoor Immersion.  Spend all day outdoors with Natalie Broshar and Kathy Montz.   We will cook outside, set up tents, learn how to teach pocket knives to girls, basic knots, navigate with map and compass.  This class meets the requirements for Girls Cook Out and Girls Sleep Out. All Day Class, Sessions A - D.

Pontoon Boat Ride.  Head down to the waterfront and enjoy a pontoon boat ride with Tibit on beautiful Big Marine Lake. Offered in Sessions A, B, C.

Pyro Power.  Join Bernice Prigge-Rodriguez as she teaches 2 pyrography techniques using a fire and the sun!  Projects will be suitable for Juniors and up.  Session C.

Raising and Releasing Monarchs.  Join Mary Ellen Brue and learn the hows and whys to find caterpillars and successfully release beautiful Monarch Butterflies.  Session C.

Swedish Candles, Rocket Stoves & Earth Stoves.  Are your fire building techniques limited to the "Log Cabin" and "A-Frame"?   Join Ben  Yanok and learn new ways of building fires.  Session C.

Wild About the Outdoors.  Have  you ever tracked an animal?  Do you know what lives in a decaying log?  Come and learn with Gerri Fitzloff  about some fun nature things to take back to your troop from the Project Wild curriculum.  Session C.

Specialty Classes


Celebrate Womanhood.  You probably know many of our forefathers. Do you know our foremothers? They were strong women with a passion for improving the condition of all women everywhere. In this class Karen Klose will explore the plight of women and the successes in  improving conditions for all women. The class will include activities for girls to help you guide them in this exploration of how our foremothers paved the way for women of today to enjoy the conditions of the 21st century. ft will be fun for you as you gain knowledge of this topic and the implications it has for girls and women of today. Session C.

Evolution of an Entrepreneur.  Kelly Cusick has been self-employed for 30 years in corporate-industrial video production. In 2009 she began an entirely different business with two partners that triggered more excitement, surprises, challenges & transformation than she ever expected. Kelly will share the ways in which her story is typical of many other fledgling entrepreneurs, useful strategic concepts she's learned, leadership tips & personal advice. This workshop will include discussion time with participants; be ready to share your own strengths, skills, goals, dreams & questions. Perhaps this session will open your eyes to some new opportunities or possibilities, too.  Session C.

Let's All Drum! Everyone can drum!  Join Linda Melcher  in creating our own unique Lakamaga rhythms with drums & hand percussion.  Bring your favorite Girl Scout songs and we will jam along. All drums & percussion provided.  No prior drumming or music experience necessary just a willingness to have a great time creating soundscapes together. Session C.

Qigong: Breath Work for Relaxation.  Join Kim Husband and learn several easy breathwork patterns to stimulate Qi (inner life force) and bring mind and body into harmony. Can be done standing or seated. No special equipment necessary.  Bring a camp chair if you'd like to sit.  Session C.