Basic Camp There's Nothing "Basic" About It!

Girls live in a world of screens – smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes they need to get away from it all. That’s why the Sacajawea experience is focused on getting outdoors. Best of all, campers are empowered every day, giving them the chance to choose the activities they love the most.

Basic Camp

All Weeks

Our traditional camp experience features everything you would expect, including age-appropriate fun and exciting activities, including arts and crafts, archery, boating, teamwork/challenge course, zip line, climbing wall, nature hikes and swimming.

Three-Night Stay

  • July 9-13
    July 30-August 3

Girls can get away from the outside world during our three-night sleepover experience. After a day meeting their unit and participating in team building activities, girls will experience three nights and four days of outdoor cooking, nightly campfires and more!

Firefly Unit

All Weeks

Our youngest campers light up camp with their excitement and imagination. These young girls and boys spend time together in our only co-ed unit, enjoying age-appropriate activities, including swimming, every day.

Boys Unit

All Weeks

Built for siblings, boys participate in the same activities as girls in basic camp, but they do it as part of their own unit.

Cooking Programs

Multiple Weeks 

Girls get messy during hands-on experiences where they learn how to cook (and eat) all sorts of treats.

Film and Photography

Multiple Weeks 

Passion for visual arts is cultivated while girls explore camp with an artistic eye.

Equestrian Programs

Multiple Weeks 

Engaging instructors and experienced horses greet campers every day as they expand their knowledge of horsemanship, improve their riding skills and meet new friends..

Camp Program Aide and Specialization

Multiple Weeks

During these two-week programs, girls develop leadership abilities, focus on outdoor skills and learn how to mentor younger campers. After training is complete, they can add-on a one-week specialization programs where they can focus their skills on a specific area of camp.

Why Sacajawea?


Sacajawea Day Camp is a lot of fun. But, it's fun with a purpose. Through camp, children are exposed to ideas and information that will make a difference for the rest of their lives. It also teaches three basic, yet important skills.


Camp is a community unlike any other. Together, in what begins as an unfamiliar setting, campers find the courage within themselves to meet new people, make new friends, and bond together. Thereafter, camp becomes both familiar and comfortable; it's now the place they want to be.  As they make choices and direct projects, girls learn to work well with others, become self-reliant, and develop their leadership skills.


For many campers, Sacajawea Day Camp is their first experience away from parents, away from home, and away from familiarity - even if only for a day. Camp becomes their safe haven, where they unleash their unlimited potential, and where they develop the confidence they need to face any challenge.


Camp is the ultimate character-building experience. It is a safe place to learn individual responsibility, to become empowered and to take care of oneself. Though camp counselors certainly provide structure, guidance, and supervision, a camper is responsible for her actions throughout the day, while assuming responsibility for personal belongings and making budget conscious decisions at the camp store, often for the very first time.