While at camp girls who’ve finished 2nd to 7th grade live in a cabin with other girls close to her age and two or three staff. Our oldest campers, those who have finished eighth and ninth grade, live in platform tents with three or four other girls and a staff. There are four Longhouses which are clusters of living units arranged by age. Wabasso is for girls who have finished 2nd – 4th grade, Mattagami is for 5th and 6th graders, Nawaiwan is for 6th and 7th graders and Willoughby is for 8th and 9th graders. In addition to the staff that live in the cabins and tents each Longhouse has a Longhouse Leader who is an older more experienced staff who organizes various activities and events for the Longhouse.
Girls at Songa come from all over the country and some come from other countries, too. At Songadeewin, each girl is valued for who she is rather than for the background from which she comes. One thing you’ll learn while spending a summer at camp is that whether people come from close to home or far away, we all have a lot in common. Our staff are also from around the USA and other parts of the world. Songadeewin has a well-rounded staff with a mix of older and younger counselors. Most of our staff are in college, some recently graduated and some are teachers. About half our staff are former campers who return to share their love of Songa, the outdoors, and having fun with our newest campers.