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Give your Girl Scout the Great Outdoors This Summer!

Check out our 2017 Camp Brochure!

Registration for Girl Scouts using Program Credits will open December 15; general registration will begin 12/22.

introductory letter from CEO Karlyn Edmonds

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!

 

2017 Sessions

Kamp Kiwanis Session 1 (June 11)

Kamp Kiwanis Session 2 (June 18)

Camp Scoutshire Woods Session 1 (June 25)

Camp Scoutshire Woods Session 2 (July 2)

Sail Away Camp (July 5)
 

 

 

Typical Day at Camp

7:00 a.m. Rise and Shine
7:45 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Day Campers Arrive
9:10 - 11:40 a.m. Morning Activity Sessions
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Planned Program (Presenter)
2:00 p.m. Kapers*
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
5:45 p.m. Flag Lowering Ceremony
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Evening Sessions
8:00 p.m. Unit Time/Showers
10:00 p.m. Lights Out
* 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.

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