LeadershipSharing Love Of Camp With The Next Generation

Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls in the world, created specifically with and for girls, and Sacajawea Day Camp offers highly acclaimed leadership programs for girls entering eighth grade and older.

Camp Program Aide (CPA) • Leadership

  • July 2-13 (Two Weeks)

Leadership ability, outdoor skills and an ability to mentor younger campers are all lessons that will benefit a girl throughout life. Girls who successfully complete this program may be invited to register for extended mentorship training. Once they’re 14-years-old, these girls are also qualified to become a trained outdoor specialist for camping experiences with adult supervision.

Guard Start

  • June 25 - July 6 (Two Weeks)

This is the leadership program for girls interested in becoming a CPA specializing in aquatics. While focusing on the foundations of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Tomorrow program we emphasize water safety, fitness, response, leadership and professionalism. Girls must be able to swim 25 yards without becoming tired, breathless or stopping for breath. Girls who complete the program will be eligible to continue along the leadership path with our CPA Mentorship program. They will also have the skills necessary to choose the CPA Boating specialization.

Camp Program Aide (CPA) • Mentorship

  • All Weeks

The CPA Leadership experience isn’t just for one summer. Those who completed the training between 2015 and 2017 can register to share their leadership and outdoor skills with younger campers under the guidance of senior camp staff. Girl who complete 2018 CPA Leadership program are eligible for two weeks of mentoring. Those who completed the program in previous years may be invited for up to three weeks. There is no cost to participate in this program, although additional add on fees will still apply.

Camp Program Aide (CPA) • Specialization

  • July 16-20

After completing the CPA Leadership experience girls have the opportunity to build their confidence and leadership skills in one specific camp activity – archery, boating, equestrian, ropes or social media.

Camp Program Aide • Specialist Mentorship

Camp Program Aide Specialists strengthen skills in their completed specialty area. Girls who completed the CPA Specialization training between 2015 and 2018 can continue to work with younger campers for one additional week, extending their knowledge and ability under the guidance of senior camp staff. There is no cost to participate in this program, although additional add on fees will still apply.

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.