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Camp Whispering Winds

The summer breeze blows gently...

...over horses grazing in the pasture and canoes docked on the shore of Lake of the Winds. Girls will explore, discover and create at Camp Whispering Winds in the Willamette Valley.

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Camp Whispering Winds on-site Open House and 60th Anniversary

Bring your family and friends and spend the day learning about the history of camp, what’s new at camp, sing camp songs and even give canoeing, archery or pottery a try. End the day cooking s’mores and reminiscing about your favorite memories of Camp Whispering Winds. 

July 6 Cost: $10/person


  Classic Camp

Classic Camp, available at all three overnight camps, is the traditional overnight camp experience! During each session, campers will enjoy a variety of activities including swimming, campfires, cookouts, paddling on the lake, leadership games, art projects, songs and more. Campers will individually select two focus areas to explore during their camp session. This approach allows campers to get to know their instructors, progressively build skills and gain confidence each day.

New this year- three focus areas will be offered during every Classic Camp session: STEM in the Outdoors, Art in the Outdoors and Adventure in the Outdoors. Other focus areas will vary by week based on the unique offerings from summer camp staff. Last year’s focus areas included sign language, calligraphy, orienteering, chair building, paddle boarding, synchronized swimming and more. This year’s offerings are sure to be just as exciting! 

4 day session cost: $420/370/320  •  6 day session cost: $615/540/470

Entering Grades 1-3
Entering Grades 4-6
Entering Grades 7-12


 Horse Programs

 

Entering Grades 1-3

Classic Camp with Horses

Enjoy all of the fun of Classic Camp PLUS spend 90 minutes each full day learning basic equine needs like feeding and grooming and getting to know the horses at Whispering Winds. This session will be one to remember with two separate opportunities for rides: a staff-led bareback ride around the arena, and a short staff-led trail ride around camp (weather permitting).

4 day session cost: $465/415/375  •  6 day session cost: $665/590/520

4 day: July 21-24 | August 11-14
6 day: July 14-19

Entering Grades 4-6

Classic Camp with Horses

Enjoy all of the fun of Classic Camp PLUS spend 90 minutes each full day learning basic equine needs like feeding and grooming and getting to know the horses at Whispering Winds. This session will be one to remember with two separate opportunities for rides: a staff-led bareback ride around the arena, and a short staff-led trail ride around camp (weather permitting).

4 day session cost: $465/415/375  •  6 day session cost: $665/590/520

4 day: July 30-August 2 | August 18-21
6 day: July 7-12

Horse Camp

Spend time with and learn about horses every day at camp! Girls spend one hour each full day of camp horseback riding (weather permitting). Large group rides occur in the arena, while small group rides occur in round pens. Groups also ride around the horse country barn and on the trails. Progression is the focus throughout Horse Camp. Girls of all experience levels are welcome. More experienced riders will try faster gaits and more advanced lessons, however all girls will develop new skills and take on new challenges. . Learn all about our beautiful horses as you create friendships with other horse-loving girls at Horse Camp!

4 day session cost: $635/560/490  •  6 day session cost: $875/800/730

4 day: July 21-24 | July 30-August 2 | August 18-21
6 day: July 7-12 | July 14-19 | August 11-16

Entering Grades 7-12

Horse Camp

Spend time with and learn about horses every day at camp! Girls spend one hour each full day of camp horseback riding (weather permitting). Large group rides occur in the arena, while small group rides occur in round pens. Groups also ride around the horse country barn and on the trails. Progression is the focus throughout Horse Camp. Girls of all experience levels are welcome. More experienced riders will try faster gaits and more advanced lessons, however all girls will develop new skills and take on new challenges. Learn all about our beautiful horses as you create friendships with other horse-loving girls at Horse Camp!

July 7-12 Cost: $875/800/730
August 11-16 Cost: $875/800/730



Entering Grades 9-12

Saddle Club

Love everything about horses? Advance your skills by joining Saddle Club at camp! Much like traditional Horse Camp, this camp also offers classic camp activities with the added focus of horses and horseback riding. Campers will spend one hour each full day of camp riding (weather permitting). Girls will also have the opportunity to spend morning and evening time with horse wranglers, getting hands-on experience caring for horses. This camp session is a great stepping-stone between traditional Horse Camp sessions and becoming a Wrangler-in-Training!

July 7-12 Cost: $665/590/520
July 14-19 Cost: $665/590/520


 Friends and Family Camp

Experience classic camp as a troop or family group, with these unique programs:

Family Day at Overnight Camp

Try camp on for the day! Camp staff led swimming, boating, an art project and a nature activity. Whether you're a first-time camper or a pro, this is a great way to get a glimpse of the overnight camp experience. Lunch and a snack are provided. Family Day is available for girls (and boys!) entering grades 1-12.

June 30 Cost: $15/person
Core Camp

Troop adventure meets overnight camp—it’s the best of both worlds! Girls and their troop leaders attend camp together participating in all of the classic camp activities as a troop like swimming, arts and crafts, boating and campfires. Girls entering grades 4 and above can also choose to try archery and camp-specific activities like the climbing wall, mountain biking or kayaking! Additional activities are offered such as hikes, theme meals and all-camp events.  Core Camp is available for girls entering grades 1-12.

August 7-9 Cost: $160/person
She and Me

Experience the wonder of camp with your girl! Make memories as you enjoy staff-led swimming, boating, crafts, nature activities and campfires. She and Me is a great way to try overnight camp for the first time.

She and Me participants sleep together in the same cabin and spend the day enjoying activities together. Classic camp activities are scheduled into your day (swimming, boating, arts and crafts and campfires), and additional activities are offered such as hikes, theme meals and all-camp events. Girls entering grades 4 and above can also choose to try archery and camp-specific activities like the climbing wall, mountain biking or kayaking! She and Me is available for girls entering grades 1-12 with a female adult.

August 4-6 Cost: $160/person
Me and My Guy

Experience the wonder of camp with your girl! Make memories as you enjoy staff-led swimming, boating, crafts, nature activities and campfires. Me and My Guy is a great way to try overnight camp for the first time.

Adults share cabins together, while girls share cabins with their new friends. Activities are offered all day long and girls and their guys get to experience them together! Classic camp activities are scheduled into your day (swimming, boating, an art project and campfires) and additional activities are offered such as hikes, theme meals and all-camp events. Girls entering grades 4 and above also can choose to try archery and mountain biking. Me and My Guy is available for girls entering grades 1-12 with a male adult.

July 26-28 Cost: $160/person


 Specialty Camp

With specialty camp, girls focus on a particular skill, expedition or experience in addition to the classic camp activities. Review the options below with your camper to see if a specialty camp is right for her!

Entering Grades 4-6

Pottery

Get your hands dirty as you get creative in the world of pottery! Girls learn new pottery skills throughout the week, beginning with pinch pots and other small items and progressing to the pottery wheel. As the week continues, girls decide what projects they’d like to continue or start—whether that’s more wheel work, finishing a larger project, or making a handful of small items. Girls will learn about the firing process and practice glazing to finish their creations. Creativity is the focus!

July 14-19 Cost: $665/590/520
August 11-16 Cost: $665/590/520
Entering Grades 7-12

Girls in the Woods at Whispering Winds

All of the things you love about our Girls in the Woods program, now at Whispering Winds! Discover orienteering, fire building, hiking, canoeing and outdoor cooking all while practicing Leave No Trace principles. Girls spend the first full day at camp preparing for the trip by packing supplies and learning low-impact camping and backpacking practices. Lace up your hiking boots and step into the adventure of backpacking with Girls in the Woods at Whispering Winds!

July 7-12 Cost: $570/495/425
August 11-16 Cost: $570/495/425


 Leadership Programs

Leadership programs at Camp Whispering Winds are available for girls entering grades 10-12. These progression-based opportunities deepen older girls’ understanding of what leadership development means and gets them excited about mentoring others. Is your girl interested in trying a leadership camp? Have your girl thoughtfully and honestly complete these  Leadership Readiness Questions. Then review the options below with your camper to see if a leadership program is right for her.

Entering Grades 10-12

Wrangler-in-Training

Ever wanted to work at camp? Get a taste of what it’d be like to become a camp wrangler (a type of counselor with a special focus on horse care and safety) as a Wrangler-in-Training! Over three weeks, you’ll spend plenty of time with horses while learning how to be an excellent camp leader—plus, you’ll still get to participate in all the fun camp activities. Your counselors will teach you how to plan and facilitate riding lessons as you build leadership skills by working with campers, staff and horses.

At the end of your time at camp, you’ll experience WIT “graduation” and celebrate all your accomplishments. After completing a WIT program, you are eligible to work at overnight camp the following summer!

July 20-August 21* Cost: $890/815/745

Due to limited space, high demand for WIT programs and a desire to provide the highest quality leadership experience, there is an application process for this session. This session is designed for those who have a love for camp and have demonstrated a strong desire to expand their leadership skills working with children. 

Fill Out the CIT Application

Caregivers must sign into or create a camp registration account prior to filling out the application. Need help? Contact us at activities@girlscoutsosw.org.

*Please note that campers will return home during the second weekend of their stay as a CIT.

Entering Grades 11-12 or Entering College

Junior Counselor or Junior Wrangler

Work at camp! Get paid as you implement your leadership skills and work toward becoming a unit counselor or wrangler. Work in all aspects of camp including sleeping units, program areas, and assisting in the camp kitchen and administrative office. Available for girls entering grades 11–12 or entering college. For additional information, including dates, length of camps, and application and interview process, please email overnightcamp@girlscoutsosw.org.