Keep Camp Wakatomika open for summer resident camp
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Keep Camp Wakatomika open for summer resident camp

    1. Petition by

      Heather Fisher

      Nashport, OH

Girl Scouts LOVE Camp Wakatomika.  We will not send our girls to Camp Molly Lauman because it is too far away. We also will not put them on a bus to be driven to Camp Molly Lauman.  We want a local resident camp and love the traditions that Camp Wakatomika has.  GS decided to do away with resident camp at Wakatomika after a Girl Scout 3 year study of property and usage of the camps and from the results of a survey conducted.  Part of the decision was based off information girls were asked over the phone of what could be improved.  But they were not told that their answers could effect the decision on whether or not to discontinue resident camp at this location. The parents who drive their children to camp should have been asked that IF the decision was made to close resident camp at Camp Wakatomika, would they be willing to drive their child to Camp Molly Lauman?  The answer for me is no. The results of the survey found that only 3% of Girl Scouts attend resident camp (both Camp Wakatomika and Camp Molly Lauman combined) so driving 2 hours away is going to make that percentage better???  The distance to Camp Molly Lauman is too far.

Driving to a camp more than 2 hours away that may have better facilities is not an option for us.  We love Camp Wakatomika just the way it is and we want Camp Wakatomika open for summer camp in 2014!

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Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland
Keep Camp Wakatomika open for summer resident camp!

Girl Scouts LOVE Camp Wakatomika. We will not send our girls to Camp Molly Lauman because it is too far away. We also will not put them on a bus to be driven to Camp Molly Lauman. We want a local camp and love the tradtitions that Camp Wakatomika has. We want Camp Wakatomika open for summer camp in 2014!



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    • Kristen Rocca HILLIARD, OH
      • 11 months ago

      I went her for countless summers and made great memories!

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    • L R LIMA, OH
      • 11 months ago

      This is a wonderful camp that I attended as a Girl Scout. The programs provided for young girls are invaluable.

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    • Andrea Rocca LIMA, OH
      • 11 months ago

      I went to Camp Wakatomika for 6 or 7 years before I moved. Once I moved I tried a different camp and it just wasn't the same. Camp Wakatomika changed my life for the better. It made me a better person and better Girl Scout. Every year I regret not going back, Camp Wakatomika taught me a lot that I will remember for the rest for my life. Please keep this camp! I am hoping to go back and volunteer when I get the chance. I would hate to see girls miss out on going to such an amazing camp. I love this cmap and its a huge part of who i am today. Please don't take it away!

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    • Laura Nagy PATASKALA, OH
      • 11 months ago

      Not only did I spend approx. 10 years camping there over my years in GS, both of my daughters attended camp there also. Please don't deprive the girls of Licking County of great memories.

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    • Amber Nagy PATASKALA, OH
      • 11 months ago

      I went to Camp Walkatomica for 6 years as a child. The memories I have from camp have made me the strong young woman I am today. Other girls deserve to have this opportunity.

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