Welcome! Camp Artemis and Artemis Leadership Training Adventure (ALTA) are the two parts of an exciting and innovative outdoor leadership program. This program is part of the Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast and provides girls with the opportunity to discover, connect, and take action, leading to the development of life-long leadership. Camp Artemis takes place in Central California's beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and is a week-long outdoor residential camp. Cost is $450 for Camp Artemis.
Camper ages are girls entering 5th grade through girls entering 12th grade. Camp Artemis is based on the development of leadership and outdoor skills including, but not limited to: backpacking, sleeping in one's own personal tent, archery, swimming, counseling, setting the example, and making new friends. The uniqueness of this program is that it is a camp completely planned, implemented, and directed by girls.
Camp is led by high school aged girls that have previously graduated Phase 3 of Camp Artemis, are entering 9th grade or higher, and have applied, interviewed, and been accepted into ALTA (Artemis Leadership Training Adventure). ALTA is a year-long program that meets for one weekend each month to prepare for camp. On these weekends, we work on outdoor skill building, developing the eleven leadership competencies, and planning the week of camp. We have created a self-sustaining leadership development program, run by girls, for girls, and we have fun in the process.
Cancellation of Camp Artemis 2020 Due to COVID-19
Dear Parents and Guardians of Camp Artemis participants:
We hope you are all staying happy, healthy, and safe during this shelter in place time. We have been thinking about you and different ways we can stay connected. The ALTA Staff has been hard at work all year preparing for a fun filled week of Camp Artemis. It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Camp Artemis 2020 will not take place at the Boulder Creek Scout Reservation this year.
Our first priority is to keep all campers safe and healthy, therefore our ALTA Staff is hard at work designing an alternate plan to do camp virtually. Camp Artemis is about being prepared, discovering what we can do, connecting, and taking action. During these difficult times, we are having to be creative and innovative to meet these goals. Our youth staff and adult staff are working overtime to bring our Girl Scout campers a virtual camp, full of activities they would learn at Camp Artemis. We plan to bring this through virtual means to keep everyone safe and healthy.
These online activities will consist of videos and written directions to help build skills that girls would otherwise gain during the week of Camp. Our staff will be working hard the rest of this year to begin filming and drafting these activities so they are ready for camp in July. Starting at the end of June until the week before Camp starts on Sunday, July 19, 2020 we will post 2 videos each week in order to give the girls some knowledge on camp activities and get them excited for our virtual camp week. Then from July 19th to the 25th we will host our virtual camp. Videos will be posted every day to build campers’ knowledge and practice their leadership and outdoor skills.
These are challenging times but as Girl Scouts, one of our mottos is to “Be Prepared” and this is an opportunity for us to shine. We are ready to take on this challenge, and are excited to still be able to provide the chance for the girls to grow and develop skills that would be taught at Camp Artemis.
Stay safe. Stay active.
ALTA Youth and Adult Staff
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