Barca Hoffman composed “The Ideals of Camp Strawderman” in 1929 and we have had no reason to tinker with them.

The ideals of Camp Strawderman are to make girls so happy they will share their happiness with others.

To create friendships that will last through life.

To develop strong, healthy bodies through regular exercise, good food, and rest in the pure mountain air.

To create a love for God’s out-of-doors and a reverence for his handiwork.

To bring out the hidden possibilities that lie within each girl, and to help her find herself.

This then, is our mission: To provide girls, ages 6-17, with a joyful summer experience that will leave a positive lasting impression and cultivate in each a love of, respect for, and commitment to self, family, friends, community, and nature.