Girl Scout camp is where girls thrive in the great outdoors, take on new challenges and gain leadership skills that last a lifetime. Girls who grew up at Camp Sacajawea enjoy sharing their love of camp with the younger girls who follow in their footsteps. Leadership opportunities for these girls are available during specific weeks of camp.
Camp Program Aide (CPA)
Girls, entering eighth grade in September 2021, who train as a Camp Program Aide, learn more about themselves and strengthen their leadership skills in group dynamics, decision-making, and conflict resolution. There is a strong emphasis on the learn-by-doing philosophy under the supervision of our experienced staff. Upon successful completion of CPA training, girls may apply for up to two weeks of CPA Mentorship and receive the Program Aide Pin.
Our CPA Mentorship program gives girls who have completed CPA training the opportunity to share their leadership and outdoor skills with younger campers under the guidance of experienced camp staff. Upon completing their two-week mentorship, girls may receive their Counselor-In-Training I Pin. A determination regarding CPA Mentorship will be made in the spring.
After successfully completing their CPA training, girls can specialize in a specific area of camp. Upon completion, girls may receive their Counselor-In-Training II Pin.
This training focuses on the foundations of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Tomorrow program. Instructors emphasize water safety, fitness, response, leadership and professionalism. Girls must be able to swim 25 yards without becoming tired, breathless or stopping for breath.