Ask any of the more than 200 girls at this year’s Girl Scout Day Camp what their favorite part of camp was and there will most likely be a variety of answers.

Arts and crafts, tire swings and archery are just a few of the activities girls can do at the week-long camp, which ends today with a closing ceremony and skits performed by each troop.

While most are from Stillwater, many of the pre-school to high school-aged girls are from the surrounding areas — one came from as far away as Missouri just to join the camp.

The camp is “a great experience” for the girls, said Leslie McClure, co-director of the camp. McClure, along with camp co-director Wanda Johnson, said the girls learn so much about the outdoors during their time at the camp.

The girls begin their day with a flag ceremony, then split up for activities that span the camp’s 40 acres. At the end of the day, the group meets for a closing flag ceremony.

Johnson, who along with McClure has been co-director for 11 years, said the girls have something to look forward to at camp every year they return because they are able to do more advanced activities, like canoeing, when they are older.

Girl Scout volunteer Kandi Speer has three Scouts attending the camp and hopes they will come away with more confidence.

“They have an opportunity to experience something they wouldn’t usually experience,” Speer said.

Speer’s 9-year-old daughter, Natalie, said she enjoys the tire swings and games available at the camp, adding she thinks she will like the new archery activity as well.

About 60 volunteers help the girls with camp activities.

McClure said next year, the camp will have a nature center at a new pond that will include water studies and a paddle boat.

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