Make the world better and more beautiful because you have been
1. To build confidence and skills so that girls will find their place in the world, contribute to the diverse communities to which they belong, and include others in their adventures.
2. To encourage healthy risk taking through the exploration of new areas of learning and group living so girls will have the confidence to listen with compassion, take initiative with unselfishness, and face new challenges with strength.
3. To heighten their sensitivity to and awareness of the outdoors so girls will respect and care for living things, the environment, and one another.
4. To develop interpersonal skills, establish lasting friendships, and cultivate understanding and respect for others who may be different from them, including, but not limited to, individuals of varying abilities, cultures, genders, races, and faith traditions.
Teaching 21 century skills since the 20 century!
Since 1916, Arcadia has been a summer camp that fortifies young girls and women ages 7 to 17 years old. Our campers come together from 26 states and 13 different countries to learn from each other and develop life skills that will serve them well into adulthood. Camp builds self-confidence, friendships that last a lifetime, and self-assurance to help girls understand who they are and how they fit into the world.
Our group living experience includes an extensive activity program in the out-of-doors that provides opportunities for children to enjoy their youth, expand individual interests, and grow their personal skills in an environment free from technology and social media.
Countdown to Opening Day
Every year I go to camp and I feel free.
I don’t worry about how I look and what others think of me. I can be myself. I can be expressive in ways that I could not anywhere else. Camp is my second home. When I leave Arcadia a part of me stays there, and when I come back I am whole again. I love going to camp as I do not think I would complete without it. The people I have to gotten to know there are life-long friends. They are irreplaceable.”