Young girls ages kindergarten to fifth grade are spending the week in Martinsburg at a community-based day camp called “Camp Fabulous,” hosted by the Girl Scouts of the USA.
“We have invasive species, they’re learning about species that are not native, we have a maker station where the girls can do their creativity,” said Laura Harlow, the membership initiative specialist for Girl Scouts.
The girl scouts of Martinsburg have been doing this camp for 10 years. Six of those years have been hosted by the Pikeside United Methodist Church.
The camp is for girls who are not already girl scouts. The program also provides financial aid for anyone who needs it.
“Not everybody has the income or the parent support to participate, this is a low cost program we charge far less and it’s just to cover supplies we only charge $45 for the girls to attend a full week of camp,” Harlow said.
Volunteers that were once in the program say they come back to help teach new generations of girl scouts.
“Just really enjoyed getting to know more kids because I’m kid oriented, and it’s just been fun to you know help them learn girl scouts and also just have fun at a summer camp,” Kendall Melton said, a volunteer.
The next stop for these girl scouts is Hagerstown, for their “Camp Amaze” in July.