September 2022 Task Group

Planning began in earnest for Ashgrove Adventure 2023 (Jurassic Ashgrove) at our first Task Group meeting of the year. Various dates were ann- uh, proclaimed as well as a revised method of theme voting.

This year, potential 2024 themes will be presented at Task Group from September through February (email Kitti if you want to sign up to present a theme!) and all adults and aides at the February Task Group meeting will vote to narrow the options down to 4-5 themes which will be presented to the campers to vote on during the second week of Ashgrove.

The first three themes presented were Secrets & Spies; Norway; and the Roaring 20s. Look forward to more themes, including returning favorites from the 2022 vote, at future Task Group meetings!

We also spent a fair amount of time on fun themed activities, including a word search and a cookie cutter/fun foam craft project courtesy of Carousel that could be used to make unit name tags or swaps. Instructions are below and will also be handed out to leaders along with other Program theme paperwork in the spring.

The rest of the time we spent brainstorming about dinosaurs and getting excited for Jurassic Ashgrove! We hope to see you there.

Jurassic word search puzzle whose solution spells out a fact about dinosaurs in the Jurassic era image of instructions for cookie cutter dinosaurs with two sample cookie cutter crafts

2023 Theme

Now can I get another drumroll? The theme for next year is…

 

2022 Patch Design Competition Open

Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to enter the Ashgrove Adventure Day Camp Design Contest, to design the Camp Patch and T-Shirt logo! Create a design that captures the current camp theme. Download and print the official 2022 Ashgrove Patch Design Circle Sheet today!

PLEASE DO NOT USE COPYRIGHTED IMAGES IN YOUR DESIGN!

Winners are automatically guaranteed enrollment in Ashgrove. (They still need to apply through GSCNC website).

Mail /drop off entries by March 5, 2022 to:

Ashgrove Adventure Design Contest,
4106 Brickell Drive #102, Fairfax VA 22033

For full details, see the Design Competition page. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful, creative entries!

Note: this is a camper competition. While AITs and Camp Aides may submit designs, please no adult submissions.

2022 Theme Description

WOW!!! Wonders of the World

Join us to explore the wonders of the world at Ashgrove. Let the stars and planets be your guide to recreate Stonehenge. Light your signal fires from the top of the Great Wall of China. Hike down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, then up to the snows of Kilimanjaro. Enjoy the fun of hand-cranked ice cream. Lift your voices in harmony as you sing from majestic cathedrals. Travel through time to the trade routes of Rome and test yourself on the challenge course. Practice archery, shoot slingshots, or throw tomahawks. Bring to life the people of the pyramids and craft your own engineering wonder. Pack up your imagination and sense of adventure; it’s time to travel. The Wonders of the World await you at Ashgrove!

November 2021 Task Group

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned By Being At Ashgrove Adventure

Jacqueline “Chip” Wooldridge

Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned by being at Ashgrove Adventure. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there under the trees.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything with new leaders.

Play.

Don’t hit people, even if you really want to

Put things back where you found them, especially if it belongs to Rockin’ Robin.

Clean up your own mess, or Core Staff has to.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours, unless it’s a really good idea.

Say you’re sorry when you show up late to flag.

Use the hand wash before you eat.

You don’t need to flush at Crowell.

Sack lunches are good for you. 

Program plans a balanced program – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon, just wait until you get home to do so.

When you go from center to center hold hands, stay with your buddy, and stick

together.

Stop every once and awhile and just enjoy all the laughter and singing around you.

Be aware of wonder for it is abundant at Ashgrove.

2021 Lost and Found

Missing anything after Ashgrove Adventure 2021? Here’s what we have left in the lost and found! If you recognize anything, please contact the directors at ashgrovedirectors@gmail.com

two buttons and a key

  • Black mask
  • Friendship bracelet
  • Painted key (see pic)
  • Buttons (see pic)
  • Dark blue mask
  • Light blue mask
  • Black, long sleeve Star Wars shirt
  • Khaki shorts
  • Bandana’s: light purple, pink camo, dark blue
  • Purple accented socks
  • One white sock
  • Tie-dye mask
  • Training bra
  • Pen
  • Blue mess kit cup
  • White tumbler with light blue lid
  • Tie-dye water bottle
  • YETI tumbler
  • Blue collapsible chair

 

Black mask Friendship bracelet Dark blue mask Light blue mask Black, long sleeve Star Wars shirt Khaki shorts Bandana's: light purple, pink camo, dark blue Purple accented socks One white sock Tie-dye mask Training bra Pen Blue mess kit cup White tumbler with light blue lid Tie-dye water bottle YETI tumbler Blue collapsible chair