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Give your Girl Scout the Great Outdoors this Summer!

Click on the links below to see our different sessions:

Remaining Camps as of 7/9/14:

Day Camps
Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters (Lanark) in Millbrook.
Two sessions are being offered this summer: July 21-23 and July 28-August 1.

 

Camp Scoutshire Woods Sessions begin June 8 and June 15
Camp Scoutshire is near Citronelle, AL. It's large lake with a sandy beach make it just right for swmming and canoeing. The pine and magnolia forested landscape offers the perfect camp atmosphere for hiking, crafting, campfires, games and rest. Camp Scoutshire Woods also features its own horse stables, so girls can learn how to ride, while still enjoying traditional camp activities.

Click here to check out photos from previous Resident Camps at Scoutshire Woods

Kamp Kiwanis Sessions begin June 22 and June 29
Kamp Kiwanis is located on 110 acres 45 minutes north of Montgomery, in Eclectic, AL. The camp sits on beautiful Lake Martin, which makes this wooded camp with awe-inspiring lakefront views the perfect spot for sailing, kayaking and even a ride on the banana boat. With miles of trails, many along the waterfront, Kamp Kiwanis makes it fun for every girl to participate in her favorite camp activities.

Click here to check out photos from previous Resident Camps at at Kamp Kiwanis

Registration Process
Select first and second camp session choices (see Session Descriptions sorted by Camp, Age-Level, or Length of Session). Make sure the camper meets grade-level requirements (grade refers to Fall 2014). Some sessions fill quickly, and your camper may have to attend her second choice.

Camp registrations for girls who sold more than 600 boxes of cookies will be accepted starting March 10. Registrations for all camp sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis by postmark/order date at the Montgomery Service Center for Kamp Kiwanis and the Mobile Service Center for Camp Scoutshire Woods.

Camp registrations for all girls will be accepted starting March 17. Registrations for all camp sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis by postmark/order date at the Montgomery Service Center for Kamp Kiwanis and the Mobile Service Center for Camp Scoutshire Woods.

If the sessions your daughter wants to attend are full, her name will be placed on a waiting list, and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

Upon receipt of registration form and deposit, each registered camper will receive a packet with specific information and forms. You can conveniently make your deposit by using our online store (click the "Reserve Your Session" button by your camp session of choice).

All remaining camp fees and forms are due on or before May 16. A late fee may apply after May 16.

Please note: Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama reserves the right to cancel and/or change the location of camp sessions at both Camp Scoutshire Woods and Kamp Kiwanis. If changes to our resident camp schedule occur, we will contact you as soon as possible.

Entrepreneur Price vs. Regular/Out of Council Price

The Entrepreneur price is for GSSA Girl Scouts who have sold either $75 in Fall Product Sales or 24+ boxes in the 2014 Cookie Sale. The Regular/ Out of Council price is for non-Girl Scouts or Girl Scouts who haven't participated as above. We make this distinction because the Fall Product Sale and the Cookie Sale Program help to support and maintain our camp properties.

Camp FAQs for Girls -- We're So Glad You Asked!

How long are camp sessions?
Brownie Sampler Sessions are 3 days, 2 nights, so you can "try out"camp; regular sessions are 6 days, 5 nights. Leadership in Training Camps for older girls are longer (detailed in session description).

Can I come to camp if I'm not a Girl Scout?
Yes! Any girl who will be going into 2nd through 12th grade is welcome. Just include the additional $100 fee and a complete Girl Scout membership form.

What should I wear?
Girls should bring regular "play" clothes. For safety reasons, closed-toe shoes are required. Girl Scout uniforms are not required at summer camp. Horse-riding sessions also require long pants and boots with heels (not hiking boots). A complete list of needed camp items will be e-mailed to each camper's parents/guardian upon registration.

Can I stay with my friend?
Yes! If your friend is close to your age and is registered for the same program, you can be camp buddies. You will do all the activities together, and you can bunk together, too. Be sure to put your registration forms in the same envelope!

May I bring electronics to camp?
No! Cell phones, televisions, iPods, radios or game devices (anything with a screen) are NOT allowed at camp. Take a break and enjoy the outdoors for a week!

2014 Important Dates

March 10: Camper applications accepted from girls who earned program credits during the 2014 Cookie Sale program.

March 17:Camper Applications accepted from all girls.

May 2: Girls applying for a camp scholarship are due

May 16: Camp fees are due in full; Health History and Health Exam form due

 

 

Typical Day

7 a.m. Greet the Day
7:45 a.m. Flag Raising
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Day Campers Arrive
9 a.m. Unit Activities &
Kapers*
9:30 a.m. Morning Sessions
11 a.m. Mid-Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Planned Program
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
4:00 p.m. Day Campers Leave
5:45 p.m. Flag Lowering
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Evening Sessions
* Kapers, or general housekeeping, are a part of every Girl Scout program.

Camp FAQs for Parents -- Things You'll Want to Know.

How will I know my child is being supervised appropriately?
Camp staff members are specially trained to focus on each camper's well-being and safety. Supervision not only includes making sure girls are wearing life jackets but also that they are changing their clothes every day, drinking water and applying sunscreen and that healthy relationships are growing in their cabin or tent. Girl Scouts place a high priority on safety and train staff in all aspects of camp life – from leading activities to cooking over a campfire. Our goal is to carefully prepare and plan for each camp experience with your daughter in mind. The majority of our counselors are college students who are former campers and have completed the Counselor in Training courses.

How will I communicate with my child while she is at camp?
Our goal is for each girl to build autonomy while at camp. We ask that all cell phones remain at home. In general, we work to promote independence and group cohesion in campers by discouraging telephone contact during camp session, but there are exceptions to this philosophy. Parents can write emails to the camp email address. The camp director will print them off and hand them to the camper. Campers also love "real" letters and care packages during their stay. In the event of an emergency, parents can call the emergency phone number listed in the Camper Information Packet.

What if my daughter does not know any other girls at camp?
Your daughter will make new friends at camp! Our camp staff are trained to lead games and activities that allow the girls to get to know each other. The staff will encourage girls to work together, listen to each other, and share their special personality with the whole group! With their counselor's guidance, your daughter will have a blast with her new friends!

Our camps are accredited!

Are your camps accredited by the American Camp Association?
Yes! We are very proud that we meet the high standards set forth by the ACA.

 

Camp Staff

Camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented and caring individuals. Staff are selected on the basis of skills, experience, ability to serve as role models and their genuine desire to work with girls in the outdoors. The majority of our counselors are teachers or college students. The staff know how to involve girls in the camp community, make leadership decisions and how to handle homesickness.

All staff members receive extensive on-site training that includes camp facilities, health and safelty, activity programming and positive camper and staff interaction. Programs and activities are supervised by qualified staff and are conducted according to professional standards.

The health and safety of each camper is a primary concern of all the camp staff. The camps are inspected by the county boards of health and operate in compliance with their standards, along with those outlined gy Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Camp Association.Each staff member is trained in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR. A qualified health manager is on duty at all times. The camp health managers work closely with the camps' on-call physicians and arrangements are made in advance with local emergency response personnel for complete emergency care.

Interested in joining our Camp Staff? Click here for more information.

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