Blue skies. Green forests. Smiling campers. Not much has changed since Skyland was first started in the early 1900s, and we love it that way. When Susan Courtney Harris purchased the property in 1916, she wanted to create a place where girls could escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and build new friendships and a stronger connection to the world around them. Today, Susan Courtney Harris’ legacy lives on, as her own great-grandchildren are now Skyland’s directors.
Through traditional camp programs, Skyland Camp for Girls strives to instill passion for curiosity, creativity, learning and personal responsibility and to foster lifelong friendships.
Skyland’s mission is at the core of everything we do, from an exciting new off-campus adventure to conversations during the daily rest hour. So what does this mean for your camper? Expect that she will learn new skills and develop new hobbies. She will work as part of a team and help to set goals and plan activities with others. She will make new friends, learn about their lives, and celebrate their similarities and their differences. She will grow her imagination through story telling, skits, dance, or dressing up. She will try new things, and try again if she’s not successful the first time.
The personal growth that a camper experiences during her time at camp depends on her individual starting point. What is monumental for her in her first year may become a daily occurrence in her second year. When she comes home from camp, the passion and growth she has experienced will come with her, too.