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 resident camp. The 2016 camp dates are July 24-30, a mandatory camper/parent Orientation Day on Saturday, June 25, and a Camper Reunion/Staff Interviews on Saturday, August 27 and we look forward to seeing you there.
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. At this weekends we work on outdoor skill building, developing the eleven leadership competencies, and planning out 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.
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