Girl Scout Programs are developed in partnership with Girl Scouts of Central & Western MA.
Camp Marshall has been working with local Girl Scout Troops since 2009. We offer programs for all Girl Scout levels.
Our programming is based on the experiential learning model, and provides hands-on experiences with all of our activities, from horses to riflery, survival skills to archery, teambuilding to community service. The 4-H principles of HEAD, HEART, HANDS & HEALTH are synonymous with Scout traditions of empowerment, values, compassion, and citizenship.
Our horse programs are able to be run year-round, while archery, riflery, and challenge course activities are available throughout the Spring and Autumn.
Your troops' visit should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Every participant will be required to complete a waiver prior to attending their scheduled program. Forms can be brought to camp on the day of program.
Horse Programs are scheduled on Saturdays from 9:30am-12pm (AM) or 1:30-4pm (PM). These programs are $15.00 per scout, with a minimum of 10 participants.
For our Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Scouts, depending on troop size, groups can schedule an add-on group ½ hour horse riding lesson with their program. Group riding lessons are an additional $15 per child.
Riflery Programs are scheduled on the second Saturday of every month at either 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-5:30pm. These programs are $40.00 per scout, with a minimum of 10 participants.
Please note: At the time of registration 50% of the balance for your group is due as a nonrefundable deposit. The rest of your payment is then due at least 2 weeks before the program. Please contact our office with questions regarding payments, balances, and deposits.
Ponies Ponies Ponies (Daisy)
First Saturday of each month
Do you love ponies? Come learn about our ponies in this fun event. You'll learn about horses, how to be safe around them, and their basic care. Troops will get a first experience of riding, when they hop-aboard for a short lead-ride ride around the ring. Tour our horse facilities, and get to watch some riding demos by experienced riders (when available). Spend some time creating your dream horse and earn your Horse Care Certificate!
Second Saturday of each month
Brownies will learn about all the things in our Horse Fan program, plus we will start to explore the different types of horse breeds and riding styles. You'll learn about their care, equipment, food and how you need to act around horses to stay safe. Get some hands-on time as you learn about horse grooming and earn your Horse Care Certificate!
The 3rd Saturday of each month
Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings, and basic riding skills. Horsing Around is a fun, jam-packed beginner's horse program and will learn about some basic riding commands during their short, lead-line lesson, and earn your Horse Care Certificate!
Optional horse riding lesson:
In this introductory 1/2 hour riding lesson, you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse. Scouts Advanced Horse Person/Rider Certificate
The 4th Saturday of each month
Scouts will learn standard horse etiquette, grooming and leading a horse. You'll also explore the tack room and learn about the equipment and its care. Look in the future of what jobs are available in the Equine World, and a solid understanding of basic horsemanship skills. Scouts Advanced Horse Person/Rider Certificate
Optional horse riding lesson:
In this introductory 1/2 hour riding lesson, you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse.
The 2nd Saturday of each month
Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifle Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program.
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If you don't see an opening on the date you're looking for, please let us know and we will try to accomodate you as best we can!
To do so, please contact:
Camp Marshall’s Program Specialist, Rebekah
Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm.
AM Horse Programs: 9:30 - 12:00
PM Horse Programs: 1:30 - 4:00
OFF-SEASON OFFICE HOURS
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
92 McCormick Road
Spencer, Ma 01562
Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
By Appointment Only