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Summer Camp Opps

Summer Camp Opportunities

Thank you so much for your interest in our summer camp programs! We will release our summer camp programming in January for the 2022 summer season, so we encourage you to check back soon.
 

Resident Camp
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Summer resident camp programs are offered at Camp Ginger Cascades (Lenoir, NC), Camp Pisgah (Brevard, NC) and Keyauwee Program Center (Sophia, NC).

Each camp offers unique and different experiences for campers, along with a variety of traditional camp activities including swimming, boating, crafts, campfires and more. 

Learn what activities are available for your age group with our Create Your Adventure Interactive Videos. You can also view our 2022 Summer Camp Guide here (coming soon!) that lists all the 2022 summer camp options. ​

​Once you register for camp, you will receive an e-mail with a packing list, parent information packets, links to the campership application form and our COVID policies, as well as your order receipt.

 

Day Camp
Camp 47


Summer day camp programs are offered at Camp Pisgah (Brevard, NC) and Keyauwee Program Center (Sophia, NC). Campers get to enjoy traditional camp activities while going home every night. 

​Once you register for camp, you will receive an e-mail with a packing list, parent information packets, links to the campership application form and our COVID policies, as well as your order receipt.

You can view our 2022 Summer Camp Guide here (coming soon!) that lists all the 2022 summer camp options. ​

Is your girl a Program Aide? If she has already been trained as Program Aide and wants to assist at day camp, please e-mail us here. If she wants to serve as a Program Aide, but has not taken the training yet, please check the online calendar for available training dates.

First Time Campers

Are you or your child joining us at camp for the first time? If you're nervous or not sure what to expect, we have lots of useful information to help you prepare!

Here is what a typical day of resident camp will look like:

  • 6:45 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:45 a.m. Flag
  • 8 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. Activity Sessions
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. Rest Hour
  • 2:30 p.m. Activity Session
  • 5:45 p.m. Flag Down Ceremony
  • 6 p.m. Dinner
  • 7 p.m. Evening Activities
  • 9 p.m. Bedtime Routines Star
  • 10-11 p.m. Lights Out


A general timeline to get your camper ready for camp

After Registration
Get her excited about going to camp. We encourage parents/guardians to use the term “going” to camp rather than you “sending” your child to camp.

Two Months Before Camp:
Help prepare your camper to care of herself by having her spend a weekend with a friend or relative. Talk about and practice self-care. Examples of this would be taking a shower independently, brushing teeth, brushing hair, putting on deodorant, etc.

If your camper will need help from staff with self-care routines, please let the camp know. This will help your camper have a great week at camp and also prevent her from coming home with lots of knots and tangles. Some examples of things staff can help with include: 

  • Need help with general shower/hair care? Staff can help by having your camper put on a bathing suit for shower time and make sure her hair is properly cleaned. 
  • Need help with getting dressed? Staff will make sure to check in on your camper in the morning and make sure they have on clean clothes. You can also help by putting each day’s clean clothes in Ziploc bags that are clearly labeled with the day.
  • If you have a specific question about a self-care routine for your camper, please call camp.

One Month Before Camp:
Read books and articles together about going to camp like The Summer Camp Handbook by Chris Thurber or Off to Camp by Myra Pravda.

If this is your camper’s first time away from home, have a conversation about homesickness. Homesickness is natural. Create a plan with your camper for what she will do if she becomes homesick at camp. Some ideas may be to write a letter home, tell a counselor or try to be a friend to someone else who may be feeling homesick too. Avoid “pick-up deals,” like telling your camper that if she feels homesick, all she has to do is call you and you will come pick her up. This tells the camper that you do not think she is strong enough to handle homesickness on her own and undermines the counselors’ efforts to help your camper become comfortable at camp.

​Just Before Camp:
Final payment for camp is due in early June. Your final balance will be automatically charged, and you do not need to do anything.

If your child has special dietary or other needs, please note this on their registration form. If your camper has a severe allergy, please contact the Camp Director of your camp at least two weeks prior to your arrival.

Summer Camp Forms
Summer Camp FAQs

What will my camper eat while at camp? 
We provide well balanced, kid-friendly meals three times a day and always have snacks should a camper need one in between meals.

What if my camper has dietary restrictions?
When you are registering your camper for camp, make sure that you note any dietary restrictions and food allergies in the registration form. We often have campers who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose intolerant and much more. We always make sure to have food that suits every camper and staff's needs.

How should I prepare my camper for their first week of camp?
Help prepare your camper to care for herself by having her spend a weekend with a friend or relative. Talk about and practice self-care. Examples of this would be taking a shower by themselves, brushing their teeth, brushing their hair, putting on deodorant, etc. You can also find more information on being a first time camper here. 

What happens if my camper has lice?
At check-in, your camper will be screened for lice/nits. Campers will not be allowed to stay if they have lice/nits and parents/guardians are responsible for treatments. No refunds are given for lice/nits. Girls may return to camp after receiving treatment at home and, if found to be lice/nit free, may then join camp.

Can I call my camper while they are at camp?
Campers are not allowed to receive or make phone calls while at camp. If there is a problem or if your camper is not adjusting well, a Camp Administrator will contact you.

Where can I send mail to my camper?
You can send mail to your camper to their camp location! Please be sure to address the mail as below so that it is easier for us to get mail to your camper:
Camper Name
Camper Program (i.e. Llama Trek)
The Camp's Address
City, State and Zip Code

Camp addresses  can be found here. 

You can also drop mail off at check-in so your camper receives a letter in the first few days. If campers would like to send letters home while they are at camp, we suggest you send her with pre-stamped and addressed stationary.

Can I send my camper e-mails during their camp session?
You can send your camper e-mails through our one way e-mail system at camp! Each day, at a specified time, the camp staff will print your e-mails out and deliver them to your camper. This is a one way system, however, so while you can send them e-mails, they will not be able to respond!

Can I see pictures of my camper while they're at camp?
Yes! We have a photojournalist that travels around camp and takes photographs of all of the girls doing activities each day. We will then post them to a site where you will be able to see pictures every day.

What forms do I need to bring on check-in day?
You will need to bring a health form with you on check-in day.

What should I expect on check-in day?
Information for check-in day 2022 will be coming soon!

What should I expect on check-out day?
Information for check-out day 2022 will be coming soon!

What are check-in and check-out times?
Check-in and check-out times for 2022 will be coming soon!

Do you provide transportation to camp?
No- transportation to camp in summer 2022 will not be provided. 

What should my camper pack?
A packing list for resident campers will be provided. For day campers, we ask that they bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and water bottle with them every day.

Does my camper have to be a Girl Scout to attend camp?
You do not have to be a currently registered Girl Scout to participate in our programs. However, non-registered girls will be registered as Girl Scouts for $25. Registering as a Girl Scout means you will have access to all of the programs offered throughout the year, and you will be the first to hear about camp next year.

Do you provide scholarships for camp?
We want every girl to be able to attend camp regardless of their financial situation. Camperships are available to currently registered Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont members who have participated in either the Fall Product or cookie program this year.

If there are any incomplete parts of the application, it will be returned to the applicant and must be sent back before the deadline. Any delay in this process may impact the opportunity to be considered for assistance.

Camperships may be applied toward resident or day camp sessions at Camp Pisgah, Camp Ginger Cascades or Keyauwee Program Center

Campership applications for members of the same household must be filled out separately and turned in at the same time.

Campers will only be considered for a campership for one session of camp.

Families will receive an e-mail the first week of April letting them know the status of the scholarship application. Families that receive a campership will need to sign the acceptance letter and return within 10 business days to receive the funding.

Girls will be required to submit a letter to the council by September 15, following their summer camp session, telling the scholarship committee about their experience at camp. If a girl fails to submit this letter, she will not be eligible for a campership the following summer.

Do you provide any discounts for camp?

  • Early registrations (received or post marked by February 28, 2022) will receive a $50 discount per week long or longer resident camp sessions.
  • Girl Scouts registered in Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont council who sell 10 fall product items or 48 packages of cookies will qualify the camp go getter discount for week long/longer resident camp session. This discount is $75 and is in addition to the early bird discount.
  • Multi-sibling discount will be applied when you register more than one girl for camp. This discount is 5 percent off each additional girl. Please note this discount can only be applied when girls are registered at the same time in the same order.
  • Multi-session discount will be applied when you register for more than one session of camp. This discount is 5 percent off each additional session. Please note this discount can only be applied when sessions are registered for at the same time in the same order.
  • Cookie Dough, Daisy Dollars and Nut Bucks may be used to help pay for day or resident camp programs.

What is the cancellation policy for camp?

  • If attendance in a session is cancelled by the camper or family, the deposit is retained. If the council must cancel a program, the deposit is refunded or may be transferred to another program. Deposits are not transferable to another camper, other than a sibling.
  • If the council cancels a program due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued, including the $50 deposit. Full refunds are also made for girls who cannot be placed in one of their choices and choose not to accept a different session. Deposits are not refunded for any registration changes other than these two.
  • In the case of a camper’s illness, a refund, less the deposit may be made if cancellation is submitted prior to the first day of their session. A doctor’s statement of camper’s inability to participate in camp must be submitted with a written request from the parent/guardian. The request must be submitted no later than two weeks after the start of the missed session.
  • No refunds will be made within four weeks of a session’s start date except for medical reasons as indicated previously.
  • No refunds are given for campers who choose to leave sessions early or who are asked to leave due to behavior issues.

What is the transfer policy for camp sessions?
Due to the work involved in changing a camper’s session, there is a $15/session change fee, unless the council has to cancel a program and a camper changes sessions as a result.

Can my camper bring a friend to camp?
Girls will have many opportunities to make new friends during their time at camp and coming on their own is always an exciting adventure. However, some girls prefer to attend with a close friend. Two girls wishing to attend camp as buddies must provide that information in their registration. Space is provided to indicate one friend’s name, and both buddies must request each other. We cannot accommodate more than one buddy combination per girl. Cabin/tent assignments will be honored for one buddy only.

What activities can my camper participate in?
Each camp has various activities that girls can participate in. Most of these include the climbing wall, archery, boating (canoeing, kayaking or paddle boating), hiking, arts and crafts, daily swimming (weather dependent), outdoor cooking, team building activities, Congdon Adventure Park (Keyauwee Program Center only) and many more!

What happens if my camper gets homesick?
Homesickness is a very real and natural emotion when anyone leaves a familiar family surrounding. Counselors are trained to deal with homesick campers and help them adjust to camp. Campers are encouraged to try new activities and adjust to camp during the first 48 hours. In cases of extended homesickness, the Camp Director or a member of the Camp Leadership Team will contact parents to discuss steps to help the camper. Should the family decide to pick the camper up early, no refunds will be issued.

It is helpful if parents discuss homesickness with their campers before they attend camp so that campers already know what they might experience. We find it beneficial to help your camper find tips and tricks that work for them-  for example: writing letters home, bringing a favorite stuffed animal or bringing family pictures to keep in their unit. 

What if my camper doesn't feel well while at camp?
They will see our health supervisor to determine what the issue may be. If the issue persists, a member of the camp team will call the family to let them know what is happening and to decide the best course of action.

What if my camper takes medication?
We have a health supervisor who will dispense medication to campers according to the labeled directions unless we receive a note from your physician. All medications must be in its original packaging. This includes all over-the-counter medications, vitamins and topical creams.

Can my Girl Scout use Cookie Dough, Daisy Dollars or Nut Bucks to pay for camp?
Yes, we have a form that you can fill out to pay for camp using these P2P monies. 

What do I do if there are no spots available in my preferred program?
You can join the waitlist for your preferred program at no cost! We recommend registering for your second choice program, just in case no spots become available in the preferred program. If a spot becomes available, we will reach out to members of the waitlist in the order they registered, and we can transfer payment over to the preferred program.

How are camp staff trained?
Staff go through 14 days of staff training. Our staff are trained and certified in all of our activities and on any and all topics that may arise during camp, such as senstitive issues, homesickness, etc.

What should I do if I need to pick up my camper early?
If you need to pick-up your camper early, this is not a problem. Please let camp staff know during check-in.

 

 

 

 

 

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