Camp Burke’s Mill Pond got an anniversary gift from Gloucester Girl Scout Troop 1018 led by Jennifer Glaspell. The camp—which turned 50 this year—received some sprucing up! Members of the troop, Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes, worked on projects to improve Treakle Cabin, the camp's accommodations for indoor program and overnights. They made new curtains, installed a new air conditioning window unit, and placed a baker’s rack in the kitchen area along with other enhancements. They plan to replace the sink and cabinets in the kitchen as well as flooring throughout the cabin in the near future.
“The girls in the troop have chosen specific things they want to work on and will earn either their Bronze or Silver Award depending on their grade level and the project involved,” Jennifer said. “We are having a great time doing this for fellow Girl Scouts. It’s also a chance for the girls to work with the dads in the troop and learn new skills like carpentry.”
Camp Burke’s Mill Pond offers girls opportunities to explore the outdoors, including waterfront activities such as canoeing and kayaking. The camp is open year-round and is available for rental by Girl Scouts and friends in the community.
Thanks for making our camp an even better place for so many Girl Scouts, Troop 1018!
Volunteer Jennifer Glaspell shares memories of her time at this beautiful camp.
Community troops enjoyed a full day of arts and crafts and outdoor fun at camp!