Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Special things to bring for camp!

We need a few special things for camp!

1) The craft project this year are Jean purses. We are asking each girl to bring a
pair of clean used/old jeans
to camp.
Girls in 1st-3rd grade will be making simple jean pocket purses, a no sew version (jeans should have large pockets, rather than a pair of their own jeans w/small pockets). Girls 4th grade and up will be sewing their purses
over 2 sessions.

2) Girls 5th grade and up (overnight girls) should bring a clean glass jar for the overnight, no lid is necessary. (pickle jar, spaghetti jar, etc.)

3) Any troop leaders that may have left over fabric paints, markers, "bling items", or buttons from the year that you'd like to donate to camp, we'll use them for the purse decorations.

4) We're also looking for empty plastic water bottles w/caps (16.9 oz) for an art piece we'll be creating for Chinook.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Typical Day at Camp

9:00 a.m.              Campers arrive and opening flag ceremony
9:15 a.m.              Water games, art, nature, skill building, team building and fun
11:00 a.m.           Lunch
1:00 p.m.             More water games, art, nature, skill building, team building and fun
3:45 p.m.             Songs, closing flag ceremony
4:00 p.m.             Campers depart

What do girls do at camp?

Create, invent and imagine your camp adventure this summer. Fill your days with fun exploring outdoor skills, keeping cool with water games, eating snow cones, and connecting with friends while lacing. Laugh as you encourage your team playing games in orienteering and nature. Feel your confidence grow when you build a fire, and then cook a yummy snack.

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies enjoy crafts, scavenger hunts, and swimming at Muskego Park. Girl Scout Juniors and older will create a project at the woodshop, canoe and swim at Camp Pottawatomie Hills, shoot archery, and can sleep over at camp.

Teen Leadership Opportunities

Close to 1,000 teen Girl Scouts spend part of their summer leading activities at day camp, becoming real-life superheroes to younger Girl Scouts. 90% of teens agreed that, “at Girl Scouts camp, my experiences have helped prepare me to be a better leader.”

Program Aide-in-Training (PAIT): Entering Grade 7
Build your leadership skills as you learn how to be an effective Program Aide. In addition to participating in camp activities with other PAITs, you get the chance to show your leadership skills as you help and lead younger campers. PAITs pay the camper fee.

Program Aide (PA): Entering Grades 8-9
As a Program Aide, you will continue to mentor younger campers and help adults with activities and / or in a unit with campers. PA training and camp training are required. Check the website for PA training dates and your day camp’s web page for camp training dates. There is no fee to be a PA. PAs pay the overnight fee, if applicable.

Counselor-in-Training I and II (CIT I and II): Entering Grade 10 – Graduating Senior
Be a CIT…your next leadership step. CITs lead activities or lead a unit with an adult mentor. CIT training and camp training are required. Check the website for CIT training dates and your day camp’s web page for camp training dates. There is no fee to be a CIT. CITs pay the overnight fee, if applicable.

Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Superhero! Come to camp, it's fun. No need to plan activities or invite friends, it is all here for you and your Girl Scouts.

Camp cannot happen without adults like you. We need you, a family member, friend or event a neighbor to volunteer even if it is only for a day or two. If you cannot volunteer during the week of camp, please offer to help with pre-camp preparations or camp set-up or take-down. In most troops, parent share the adult volunteer responsibilities.

Our volunteers tells us that their favorite part about being at camp is spending time with their camper, getting to know her friends, and seeing her build new skills and have fun.

Adults needed:

- Each day one adult is needed for every five girls.

- Specific roles: Five-day Volunteers, Unit Volunteers, Peewee Unit Volunteers, Bus Captains, Overnight Chaperones, Activity Station Volunteers (crafts, outdoor skills, games, nature, kitchen), Archery instructors (training provided), Camp set-up (Saturday) and take-down (Friday)

Not sure camp is for you? Questions about what it would be like or what would be expected of you? Email
Carmen (Volunteer Day Camp Director) for more information.