Grant Highlight: Girl Scouts of Alaska Girl Scout Day Camp in Seward

The Girl Scouts of Alaska received a $1,500 grant through Seward Community Foundation’s 2018 competitive grant cycle to support their Seward day camp.

Each summer, Girl Scouts of Alaska organizes a five-day day-camp program that travels to different communities to provide camp activities to girls who would not otherwise have that experience. Local adult volunteers and Girl Scouts of Alaska camp counselors work together to deliver a high-quality, structured program in a safe environment.

Seventeen girls, aged 5 to 13 years old, attended the Seward day camp which was held at Two Lakes Park, AVTEC, and the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Alaska Girl Scout camps strive to create an environment that helps campers unlock their potential and discover the world while developing life skills. The Seward campers spent a day at the Alaska SeaLife Center.  They also visited the local animal shelter where they listened for a kitten’s heartbeat.  At the AVTEC gym, Girl Scouts tested out the flying capability of one of their craft projects. Another craft project was combined with a service project to make pet toys for the dogs and cats at the shelter.


Funding for this grant came from the Seward Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund.