Want to go on an adventure?

Maybe you’re the type that likes to get your hands dirty or maybe you prefer glamping… Either way, we have the adventure you’re looking for.t

We have put together a huge list of exciting activities and adventures that you can do at our camp properties. Fly on the zipline, take a dip in the pool, create a custom t-shirt, or go on a scavenger hunt… whatever you’re into we’ve got you covered!

Can’t make it to our properties? We’ll bring them to you! Check out our travel activities

 

Adventure and Activity Opportunities

  • Adventure Blast

    Let our facilitators help your girls ignite their troop spirit with a half-day adventure program that includes a team adventure experience and two high challenge opportunities. You choose two depending on your location: Rock Climbing and Swing by Choice at Camp Holloway; High Challenge, Rock Climbing, Zip Line, or Flying Squirrel at Camp Sycamore Hills.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
     Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 3 hours
    Fee: $25 per person

  • Archery

    Aim for the target and learn the basics of archery: proper stance, how to hold the bow, and how to nock an arrow.

    Grade Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    All Camp Properties
    Date:
    Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
    1.5 hours
    Fee:
    $8 per person

  • Bristle Bots

    What is a robot anyway? We will explore new definitions of what makes a robot, brainstorm what our dream robot is capable of, and build a Bristle Bot as we try to figure out the answer to what makes some of our electronic devices robots. This activity meets the requirements for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Designing Robots badges.

    Grade Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 16
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $8 per girl

  • Campfire Cooking: Basics

    Girls will learn how to build a campfire for cooking and fire safety by building their own miniature fire. Afterward, they will put their skills to the test to create a delicious pie iron snack.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: March 1 – Mid-November
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 2 hours
    Fee: $8 per person

  • Canvas Creations

    Create your own DIY masterpiece. We provide girls with an 8×10” canvas board, paints, glitter, ribbons, stickers, buttons, and much more. Enjoy exploring your artistic side and take home great ideas for your next masterpiece.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1.5 hours
    Fee: $8 per person

  • Car Design

    Curious about cars or just need help earning a Mechanical Engineering badge? This activity is for you! We will build and decorate our own boxcars, then race them on different surfaces to see how far and fast they go. For Juniors and up we will even try to make them air powered! This activity meets the requirements for the Daisy Model Car, Brownie Race Car, and Junior Balloon Car Design Challenge badges.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 16
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $8 per girl

  • Corcl

    What in the world is a Corcl? Splash around and paddle in this round boat. Use a kayak paddle to learn basic strokes to spin your Corcl, scull, and propel across the pool!

    Grade Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May
    Min:
     6 | Max: 8
    Duration:
     2 hours
    Fee:
    $8 per person

  • Creek Explorers

    Ever wonder what lives under the rocks of a creek bed? Get your feet wet as we discover creek life.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: April 1 – October 31; weather dependent
    Min: 8 | Max: 15
    Duration: 1.5 hours
    Fee: $5 per person

  • Flying Squirrel

    This is a wonderful introductory activity to high challenge elements that involves participation of the entire group. The “flyer” begins on the ground and controls the height and speed as her team lifts her into the air.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Piedmont
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
    6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
     2 hours
    Fee:
    $15 per person

  • High Challenge 1 and 2

    The high challenge course consists of obstacles 30 feet in the air. Participants experience three elements that promote trust, improve communication skills, and reinforce self-confidence. Girls enjoy a sense of accomplishment as they scale to new heights.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
    6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
     2 hours
    Fee:
    $15 per person

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking is designed for participants with no previous or formal kayak instruction. The session includes dry land safety instruction and paddle time on the water.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: April 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – October 31 
    Min:
     4 | Max: 10
    Duration:
     1 hour
    Fee:
    $8 per person

  • Knife Safety

    Learn all the essential safety tips for handling a knife at camp and be better prepared for your next camping adventure. Practice your knife skills with a soap carving project.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $7 per person

  • Knot-So-Fast

    Knots for the knot challenged. Is that a granny knot? A facilitator will lead the group through basic knots. If you are not tied up in the end, the girls will know a couple of knots, why they are useful, and will make a knot craft.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $7 per person

  • Lego Robotics

    Enjoy building things out of Lego bricks? Ever wish those things could move or make sounds? We have robotic Lego kits that let you create lions that stand up and roar, alligators that snap their jaws shut when they sense movement, and self-propelled tops. This activity can be a short one hour program or extended to be able to make multiple creatures. Lego Robotics can also help girls work towards the Brownie Programming Robots and Designing Robots badges, and Junior Designing Robots badge.

    Grade Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6| Max: 16
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $8 per girl

  • Letterboxing

    Letterboxing is an intriguing outdoor “treasure hunt” activity. Participants will make small hand-carved stamps then go out for the hunt. Clues are given for you to figure out where the other letterboxes on camp are located. Then you exchange your stamp print and the stamp in the letterbox.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6| Max: 12
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $7 per person

  • Marble Maze

    Team up and see if you can make the world’s slowest maze for a marble to run through using the materials provided. We’ll talk about techniques to slow down the marble and have fun competing and comparing ideas in this fun event. This activity can also help Brownies work towards the Leap Bot Design Challenge badge by using the same principles.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 25
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $6 per girl

  • Marshmallow Shooter

    What do friction, pressure, and design have to do with making your marshmallow shoot the farthest? Design, redesign, and decorate your very own marshmallow shooter in this fun activity.

    Grade Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 15
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $8 per girl

  • Mission EGGpossible

    Your mission, if you and your team choose to accept it, is to construct a safety pod for a raw egg. Your materials are tape and straws. You must create a pod that will help your egg survive crash landings from various heights.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $6 per girl

  • Night Hike

    Have you ever been on a hike in the dark? Listen to the sounds of the night, see the stars, and have a “sparkle party.” Gain the confidence of exploring camp at night. Don’t forget your flashlight!

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round; weather dependent
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $5 per person

  • Obstacle Course

    This adventure consists of a series of connected elements constructed of steel cables, ropes, and trees. It is a low course that’s perfect for Girl Scout Brownies and up. Participants maneuver their way through the course as individuals while being closely supervised by a team of spotters.

    Grade Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date:
    March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
     6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
     1.5 hours
    Fee:
    $8 per person

  • Ozobots

    Do an obstacle course with your robot friend, have it spin in circles, or walk backward! Get an introduction to robots and speaking their language (code) with our Ozobot friends. This activity can help girls work towards the Daisy What Robots Do and How Robots Move badges and Brownie Programming Robots badges.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $8 per girl

  • Rappelling

    Take a step off the wild side as you explore new heights. Rappel down a rope using friction to safely control your rate of descent. Sites include a rock face at Camp Sycamore Hills and a tower at Camp Holloway with 20, 30, and 40 foot options.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
    6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
     2.5 hours
    Fee:
    $15 per person

  • River Canoeing

    Suit up with a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and water shoes for this canoe program for participants with no previous or formal canoe experience. The session includes dry land safety instruction and paddle time on the water.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – October 31 
    Min:
     6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
    1.5 hours
    Fee:
    $8 per person

  • Rock Climbing

    Challenge yourself to climb the rock wall! Camp Sycamore Hills has a 26-foot wall and Camp Holloway has a 40-foot Promise Tower. Both walls have simulated rock and handholds.

    Grade Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
    6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
    1.5 hours
    Fee:
    $15 per person

  • Screen Printing

    Girls will learn the basics of screen printing and make their mark on a T-shirt. One white T-shirt per participant is included.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6 | Max: 20
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $8 per person

  • Slime

    Know the difference between a chemical and a physical change? What happens when certain colors are mixed together? Or do you just like playing with ooey-gooey things? Take this slime workshop to learn all of the above and take home your very own bag of slime.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $7 per girl

  • Songs and S'mores

    Celebrate at camp with a s’mores sing-a-long. Your adventure facilitator will teach and sing camp songs with your group while providing s’mores as well.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $5 per person

  • Spaghetti Towers

    You and your team will see which group can build the tallest structure out of uncooked spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. Discuss what shapes are strongest and determine the best use of your materials. For the younger girls, we’ll talk about shapes that can be made out of straight lines and practice building 3D structures.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 20
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $5 per girl

  • Squishy Circuits

    Do you know how circuits work? Can electricity pass through our bodies? What about our shoes? Learn the basics of circuitry, by playing with Christmas lights, motors, LED lights, and wires made out of dough.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min:
    6 | Max: 25
    Duration: 1.5 hours
    Fee: $7 per girl

  • Swimming

    Come cool off in one of the pools at Camp Holloway or Camp Sycamore Hills. Girl Scout approved lifeguards must be on duty when the pool is in use. Groups are responsible for providing one watcher for every ten participants.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: May, August, and September
    Min:
    10 | Max: 20
    Duration:
     2 hours
    Fee:
    $8 per person

  • Swing By Choice

    Swing through the air like a superhero and experience the thrill and excitement of this high adventure program. The swing involves your entire troop and allows participants of all abilities access to a high adventure experience.

    Grade Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
    6 | Max: 12
    Duration:
     2 hours
    Fee:
    $15 per person

  • Team Adventure

    Troop Team-building Games consists of a series of low outdoor elements designed to develop team-building, problem-solving, cooperation, creativity, and communication skills. Troops work in a team to accomplish and solve a problem that is given by the facilitator at each element.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
    6 | Max: 15
    Duration:
     2 hours
    Fee:
    $8 per person

  • Tie Dye

    Don’t leave camp without dyeing something! It is tradition to have Tie Dye at camp. Learn different techniques and choose colors to brighten your world. One white T-shirt per participant is included.

    Location: All Camp Properties
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1 hour
    Fee: $8 per person

  • Tree Climbing

    Get a bird’s eye view of camp by ascending into the canopy of our climbing tree. This self-belay system allows participants a safe and fun way to reach the highest branches. Ropes, harnesses, and helmets are used.

    Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
    6 | Max: 8
    Duration:
     1.5 – 2 hours
    Fee:
    $15 per person

  • Troop Teambuilding Games

    Troop Teambuilding games is a fully facilitated program for groups of all sizes. Join us for a variety of games and group initiatives tailored to your troop’s age level and group needs. Games include ice-breakers, active games, and games that inspire “out of the box” thinking.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
    All Camp Properties
    Date:
    Year-Round
    Min:
    8 | Max: 25
    Duration:
    1.5 hours
    Fee:
    $5 per person

  • Wagon Ride

    Ride around Camp Sycamore Hills in the bed of a tractor-pulled wagon. Note: There is no hay in the wagon. Book for 30 minutes without a cookout or 2 hours with a cookout. The cookout option includes a hot dog with chips, drinks, and s’mores for dessert.

    Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
    Location:
     Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date:
    March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min:
     10 | Max: 20
    Duration: 0.5 – 2 hours
    Fee:
    $3 per person (30-minute ride); $8 per person (wagon ride with 2-hour cookout)

  • Wood Craft

    Join an age-level appropriate woodworking program. Build a jewelry box, toolbox, birdhouse, stool, or a woodpecker door knocker. The project is chosen by the facilitator.

    Location: Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: Year-Round
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1.5 hours
    Fee: $13 per person

  • Zipline

    The zip line is an exciting high challenge element. Participants climb over 30 feet in the air and then zip through the trees for a challenging adventure.

    Location: Camp Sycamore Hills
    Date: March 1 – Mid-May | Mid-August – Mid-November
    Min: 6 | Max: 12
    Duration: 1.5-2 hours
    Fee: $20 per person

 

Adventure and Activities Resources

  • Physical Restrictions

    Adventure Activities

    Several of the activities offered at our facilities utilize specialized equipment. This equipment is designed with the safety of the participant in mind and has manufacturers recommended limitations to minimize the risk of injury to the participant. In order to ensure that all participants are able to utilize equipment safely, the following weight limits must be strictly enforced:

    • High Challenge, Rappelling, Tree Climbing: 250 lbs
    • Zip line, Flying Squirrel, Swing By Choice: 250 lbs
    • Corcls®: 225 lbs

    In addition to these weight limits, supplied harnesses and equipment must fit properly and securely. Fit will be evaluated by the instructor/facilitator on site.

    Water Activities

    All participants utilizing watercraft (canoes, kayaks, and Corcls) on council properties are required to wear Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) at all times. Usage of watercraft is dependent on proper fit of supplied PFDs and will be evaluated by the instructor/facilitator on site.

  • Cancellation Policy
    • Any changes in your requested program numbers must be made 30 days prior to the date of your program, otherwise you are responsible for paying for the number on your request form. Schedule changes and refund requests must be in writing (mail, email, or fax).
    • Program fees are non-refundable 30 days prior the date of your program.
    • Outdoor adventure program fees will be fully refunded in the event of inclement weather if cancelled by the outdoor adventure manager. There will be no refunds if the program still runs and you choose not to participate.
    • In the event of inclement weather for horse programs, your program will be modified to run in the covered riding arena. Horse programs run rain or shine.

    To request a refund, please follow the guidelines below:

    • Submit the request with explanation in writing and mail to:
      Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
      Attn: Outdoor Adventure Specialist
      4522 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37204
    • Or fax to (615) 460-0213
    • Or email Lanny Brown at lbrown@gsmidtn.org

    NOTE: If you do not receive a response within two business days confirming receipt of your email and your request is under consideration, please contact Lanny Brown at (615) 460-0213.