Q: Can I mail in a registration instead of registering
A: Yes you can. Print the application, complete it and
mail it in with your deposit of $50.
Q: Is my daughter ready for sleepaway camp?
A: If your
daughter has successfully spent the night at grandma’s house, she’s
most likely ready. It helps to be clear about why you’re sending her
to sleepaway camp. Whether it’s to make new friends, learn something
new, or gain independence, it starts with you sharing your goals for a
positive camp experience. If you’re upbeat about the upcoming
experience, your child is more likely to reflect the same attitude.
Our camp professionals’ goal is to have each child have a successful
social learning experience while at camp through great activities and
Q: How will my child be supervised?
professionals are trained to supervise campers to make sure they are
properly fitted for a life jacket, but also making sure they are
changing their clothes every day, drinking water, and applying
sunscreen. Girl Scouts places a high priority on safety and train
staff in all aspects of camp life.
Q: How is camp staff selected and screened?
staff includes homegrown Girl Scouts who have many years of experience
in scouting, as well as students from local universities. After
references are verified, all counselors are required to have an
interview with the Camp Director. All staff must also pass a criminal
background check. The most important trait we are looking for in our
camp staff is the desire to create a lasting experience for your daughter.
Q: How will I communicate with my child at camp?
general, we work to promote independence and group cohesion in campers
by discouraging telephone contact. We ask that all cell phones remain
at home. The Camp Director will contact the guardian if a camper is
having trouble adjusting to camp life after 24 hours onsite or if
there is a health concern. Parents may virtually visit their camper
daily by viewing photos on a Website operated by an outside source at
no charge. Campers also love “real” letters and care packages that are
mailed to them during their stay.
Q: What if my daughter has special needs?
A: In order to
lay the foundation for success, parents and Camp Directors must
partner in sharing information about your daughter’s health history.
While Girl Scout camp can accommodate 95% of all girls, the other 5%
require a different environment with staff trained to meet their
needs. With this in mind, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to registration if you question whether your daughter’s needs
can be met at our camp. If this isn’t the best camp environment for
success, we will assist you in the search for a camp setting that is
setup to provide a great experience for your daughter.
Q: How will my daughter's special dietary needs be handled?
A: We can accommodate for a variety of special dietary needs.
Examples of ones we accommodate for regularly are nut free, gluten
free, no pork, no seafood/fish, vegetarian, lactose free, and no red
meats. If you have a camper with more extensive allergies or
combination allergies such as no wheat/egg/dairy we might ask you to
bring items that are safe for her to consume.
Dietary restrictions must be on your camper’s health history and
email the camp director as well. It is also a good idea to communicate
with the camp prior to your campers arrival. We ask this be done via
email/phone at least 2 weeks prior to her arrival. We appreciate
parents that touch base with us prior or immediately following the
registration of camp to make sure we are all on the same page if the
allergy is complicated.
The most important thing to ensure the camp can accommodate your
camper’s food restrictions is to communicate with them directly.
Q: What if the pick up or drop off times do not work for us?
A: Sleepaway campers
Scheduled drop off and pick up times are listed in your ‘What
to Expect Packet’. If you need to arrive later then the scheduled time
contact the camp director 1 week prior to the start of her camp
session and let them know what time she will be arriving.
While camp staff are preparing for your camper she will not be able
to arrive prior to the start of the published arrival time.
If you need to pick up your camper prior to the stated pick up time,
let the camp director know when you drop her off. There is no late
pick up options.
There are additional options to choose early drop off or late
pick up for each day camp week for an additional fee.
Care: $25 7-7:45am
Basic Aftercare: $25 4-6pm
Basic Aftercare with swim
lessons: $65 4-6pm
Extended Aftercare with dinner: $46 till
Extended Aftercare with swim lessons with dinner: $85 till 4-7pm
Q: Can my camper have a buddy at camp?
A: Campers are
welcome to sign up for camp with a friend or two who are within one
grade of each other and interested in the same session of camp. If
camp buddies are different grades (for example: fourth and fifth
grade), they will be placed in a living unit based on the younger
Even the best of friends need time to explore their individual
interests and make new friends while at camp. Camp buddies stay in the
same cabin, but may or may not select the same camp activities.
Campers registered for horseback riding are grouped according to
riding skills, camp buddies in the riding program may be at different
skill levels and may not be placed in the same riding period. If they
choose different activities or are placed in different activities due
to horseback riding, they will still be together again in the cabin,
during unit time, at meals and all-camp activities.
Many girls come to camp without a buddy. Camp is a wonderful place
for girls to make new friends. Our annual outcome survey of campers
tells us that 99% of girls make new friends at camp.