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Girl Scouts summer camp goes virtual

LAPLACE — In the interest of the health of camp staff, girls and their families, Girl Scouts Louisiana East will not be hosting girls at southeastern Louisiana summer camps.

Instead, day camp will be hosted online with four week-long sessions of summer fun beginning Monday, June 8. Each attendee will receive a box of supplies in the mail, and there will be a daily virtual check in with camp counselors each morning. The girls will complete one activity per day, earning a patch or badge at the end of each week.

The first week will be centered around puzzles and games; the second week’s theme will be fairytales and fantasy; the third week’s theme will be muggle magic (a tribute to everyone’s favorite wizard); and the final week will be all about how to pamper yourself with homemade facemasks and relaxing Tai Chi.

Registration is easy and the cost is only $55 per attendee. Current Girl Scouts can register online and non-Girl Scouts can fill out the form found at www.gsle.org/virtualcamp. More information is also available at that website.

Additionally, Girl Scouts Louisiana East will be hosting two free Facebook Live camping events from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, and Saturday, July 18. The first event will be for grades K through sixth grade and the second will be catered to fourth grade through 12th. Participants are encouraged to pitch a tent in their yard or build a pillow fort to sleep in. Register online to receive an activity packet and follow along with experienced camp guides on Facebook Live.