During their camp experience, girls will find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around them. Whether they attend day camp, resident camp, or camp with their troop, Girl Scout Camp is the ultimate adventure and pinnacle Girl Scout experience!
What girls learn at Girl Scout camp lasts far beyond their camp experience!
In a study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute in 2019, Camp Alum attributed their responsibility, appreciation for diversity, ability to preserve, and willingness to try new things as the most important skills used in their daily lives today that they primarily learned at camp.
This finding suggests the camp experience is distinct from other learning environments, such as home and school, and can help youth build important skills that serve them in many areas of their lives. Notably, Girl Scout camp alums are more likely than non-Girl Scout camp alums to attribute the learning of these life skills and characteristics to camp.
Camp Tallchief maintains accreditation with the American Camping Association (ACA). Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma and the ACA work together to undergo a thorough peer review of all operations-from emergency management to staff qualifications and training. The ACA works with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at Camp Tallchief reflect the most current, research-based standards in camp operation. ACA Accreditation is proof of our professional integrity and commitment to risk management. Accreditation is voluntary and assures families that Camp Tallchief has made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children.
For more information, visit the ACA website.
It is the mission of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all campers while creating a successful and rewarding experience. GSEOK will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for all campers who might need them.
If your camper has a specific need, please contact our Day Camp Manager our Camp Director in in advance of registration, and we will work together towards a possible solution and/or determine availability.
In order to ensure that all campers receive the requisite care and attention, it is imperative that GSEOK be notified of all camper’s medications, disabilities, and any physical, emotional, or behavioral difficulties on the Participant Health History and Camper Participant Information forms in CampDoc.
In order to attend Camp Tallchief, campers must be able to meet the following essential functions:
Your camper’s safety is our top priority. Our staff endeavor to observe good safety and security measures throughout the program and foster camp culture focused on having fun safely. We follow ACA accreditation and Girl Scout safety standards which include, but are not limited to:
Each camp has a health supervisor on staff all day and a first aider for each overnight.Weather is monitored, and plans are in place for heat, storms, and emergencies.
Day Camp Directors are volunteers and trained in child development, leadership development, and emergency procedures.
At Camp Tallchief, professional security is in place from dusk to dawn, and plans have been made with appropriate medical and law enforcement personnel to provide additional security and respond quickly in case of an emergency.