Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of activities are typical at camp?
Camp days are full and active beginning with the wake-up bell at 7 a.m. Girls help plan their own group’s activities. They can participate in traditional camping activities like archery, boating, nature, arts and crafts and swimming. Most meals are served family-style in the dining hall. Time for rest and showering is built into each day.
Can non-Girl Scouts attend a session?
Absolutely! Participation is for all girls. Those who are not registered Girl Scout members will pay an additional non-member fee of $15.
Are campers covered by insurance?
While participating in GSSI’s camp opportunities, campers are covered by Girl Scout insurance. The insurance is a supplemental plan to the parents’ insurance. The cost is included in the camp fee.
Can my daughter go with a friend?
Part of the camp experience is meeting new friends. All sessions are on a first come, first serve basis. If there is room in the session, girls can attend together. Please fill out friend’s name on registration form.
What about the summer heat?
While being outdoors, campers' bodies adjust to the heat. Rest time from physical activities, plenty of shade, fluids and swim time also help campers from becoming overheated.
Can I volunteer as an adult at camp?
Yes! Volunteers may be limited due to space. In order to volunteer, please fill out the Resident Camp Adult Volunteer Application. Once approved, you will be notified and will receive a volunteer packet.
Can my daughter still come to camp if she hasn’t stayed away from home before?
We recommend that campers have stayed at least two nights away from home. Our staff is well trained to deal with homesickness.
Can I contact my camper while at camp?
Campers can receive e-mails, faxes and letters. Phone calls are not permitted.
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