Girl Scouts of Northern California presents amazing adventures for girls and families this summer!
2014 Summer Adventures for Girls resident camp I day camp I family camp camprocks.org Summer Rocks for Girls and Families in Northern California [ [ [ [ Fun and exciting adventures New friends and a place to belong Self discovery and connections Beautiful outdoor settings THIS is summer camp with Girl Scouts of Northern California! CONTACT US... Visit camprocks.org for complete details on summer camp programs with Girl Scouts of Northern California. Special sections are available for campers, parents, and camp staff too. Direct questions to: Para informaciòn en Espanol: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 1-408 287-4170, ext. 2091 Or 800-447-4475, ext. 2091 FAX 1-408-287-8025 Let our Camp Registrars help you find the right camp program for your daughter! TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Resident Camp Information 4 Council Run Camps 5 Schedule at a Glance 6 Bothin 10 Deer Lake 14 Skylark Ranch 20 Sugar Pine – Celebrating 75 years! 24 Family Camps 25 Registration Information 28 Financial Aid Form 29 Resident Camp Registration Form 30 Volunteer Run Camps 31 Year-Round Outdoor Program 2 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS Our camps offer a unique life experience designed to help girls discover and develop themselves. Within a safe and supportive environment, girls participate in activities that develop skills, build self-esteem, and provide a sense of accomplishment. The programs are intentionally designed to be appropriate to the age, interests, and abilities of the campers. What makes our camps so special is the connection experienced with new friends, rich traditions and history, the support of a trained staff, and outdoor experiences that provide progression, challenge, and fun, all in a place JUST FOR GIRLS! Our camps are open to all girls, ages 5–17. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to register! COUNCIL RUN CAMPS Organized resident camps run by full-time and seasonal Council Staff members. Girls attend as an individual, not with their troop or parents (except for family camp). Bothin, Deer Lake, Skylark Ranch, and Sugar Pine are all Council Run camps. VOLUNTEER RUN CAMPS Day and resident camps run by volunteers and held at community locations throughout Northern California. Parents can often attend with their daughter in exchange for helping in different areas of the camp operation. FAMILY CAMPS Bring the family and come to camp for your next vacation! Girl Scouts of Northern California offers affordable options for families to play and camp together at Sugar Pine, Deer Lake, and Bothin. LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Older girls, 9th grade and up, can have the opportunity to gain Counselor and/or Activity Leader skills through training and handson experience in a day or resident camp setting. Many camps offer leadership programs that range from beginning Program and Camp Aide to Counselor-In-Training, Wrangler-In-Training, and even Adventure Counselor-In-Training. Some programs are application only and require previous Girl Scout leadership training. For complete information on leadership programs visit camprocks.org. Resident Camp Take Your Summer Adventure to the Next Level! The fun, the friendships, the adventure, the self-discovery—it’s all here at our Council Run resident camps in Northern California. Bothin, Deer Lake, Skylark Ranch, and Sugar Pine each offer unique and exciting summer programs for all interests. Whether a girl is a first time or experienced camper, there is something special here for her! Sugar Pine, Deer Lake, and Bothin also offer family camp programs. Overnight sessions for girl programs range from 4 – 13 days. The ratio of unit staff to campers is one to six for 5 – 8 year olds and one to eight for all other camper groups. BENEFITS OF RESIDENT CAMP The benefits of a resident camp experience come from the extended time that girls participate in their program. It is a wonderful way for girls to increase their self-reliance and independent living skills by living away from home. Girls also enhance their socialization skills as they live and interact with girls from all over Northern California. The extended time at resident camp also allows for enhanced skill development in activities. With positive, adult role models and a friendly, supportive environment, girls can have a truly enriching summer experience. THE CAMP PROGRAM At our resident camps, girls live in a unit with an average of 12 – 24 other campers who have registered for the same program and are of a similar grade in school. The unit participates as a group in activities throughout the session. Unit programs range from a sampling of camp activities, such as in our Sea Stars program at Skylark Ranch, to specialty units such as horseback riding, surfing, boating or theater arts. Campers in specialty programs spend extra time in activities related to their theme. Every unit program, regardless of the focus, includes a variety of general camp activities such as outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, songs, stargazing, hiking or swimming. General activities available vary with each camp. Campfires, theme meals, talent shows, carnivals, and other all-camp events that bring everyone together will be held throughout the session. NOTE: Campers in 1st – 3rd grade or 2nd – 4th grade programs do not participate in archery or high ropes/ climbing activities. This applies to family camp as well. Deer Lake, our High Sierra camp near Truckee, offers girls “Adventure By Choice.” While campers still register for a unit program, part of their afternoons will be spent in individual choice activities. Girls make independent decisions about what they want to do at camp. This is the next step in the resident camp experience, which provides an opportunity for campers to design a unique and personal adventure like no other! A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP The daily schedule for each camp will vary according to the unit activities planned. Some activities will be with just the units and some will involve the entire camp. Most days begin with waking up around 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Lunch is served at midday and dinner is at 6 p.m. Program activities occur in the morning, afternoon, and early evening. “Lights out” for campers varies according to age but is usually between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 3 Council Run Camps CAMP REGISTRATION Registration for all Council Run Camps opens February 1. Online registration is available through camprocks.org. Refer to page 25 for information on the registration process, deposit fees, camp confirmations, and refund instructions. Note: Girl Scout camps are open to every girl without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability. Girls do not have to be Girl Scouts to register for camp. CAMP PROGRAMS AND FEES Girl Scouts of Northern California strives to provide quality, affordable summer camp programs for girls and families. Fees for camps listed in this brochure vary due to paid staff salaries, transportation costs, food service, camp locations, and program fees for special instructors and/or equipment. All fees include meals, transportation (unless noted), a camp patch, supplemental health and accident insurance. A camp t-shirt and photo are also included (except for family camp). Remember, girls may use Fall Sale and/or Cookie Rewards to help pay for camp fees. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Financial assistance to help cover the camp fees (maximum of 80%) is available for girls who live within the Girl Scouts of Northern California Council area. To apply for a financial assistance, refer to the instructions on page 27. For questions about financial assistance, contact email@example.com or call 800-447-4475, ext. 6012. CAMP STAFF Staff members are enthusiastic, talented, and caring individuals who are selected on the basis of their skills, experience, ability to serve as role models, and their genuine desire to work with children. We select staff members who are committed to creating a caring and supportive environment that respects each child as an individual and allows them to feel good about who they are. The health and safety of the campers is always their first priority. Staff members must be at least 18 years old to work directly with the campers. Background checks are completed on all staff. The average ratio of staff to is one to eight. In some specialty programs, the ratio may be one to four. Staff members are recruited from colleges and universities nationwide, local community agencies, Girl Scout referrals, and international cultural exchange organizations. All staff members receive training prior to supervising campers. This includes activity programming, safety, team building, caring for campers, meeting their needs, and much more. Staff members who supervise high adventure activities are required to have additional training and qualifications. HEALTH AND SAFETY All camps must meet established standards for health and safety, site maintenance, program and personnel, which are set by state and local governments and Girl Scouts of the USA. In addition, all camps have a qualified Health Supervisor on site. A doctor, or emergency services, is on-call if illness or injury requires medical attention. Parents will be notified in the event of an emergency. Refer to the “For Parents” section of the camprocks.org website for additional information on health management practices in our camps. 4 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS HEALTH EXAMS All campers attending resident camp must have had a physical by a Licensed Physician, Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner acting under the supervision of a Licensed Physician, within 12 months of their camp session. A health form will be supplied in the electronic camper packet to use for proof of health exam. Health forms must be submitted during the check-in process on the first day of each camp session. GIRLS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS If your daughter has medical or other special needs and can function with a 1:6 adult-to-camper ratio, we encourage you to work with the Camp Registrars to find her the most appropriate camp program. Bothin is especially adaptable for campers with special physical needs. If your daughter needs more support to be successful, please contact our office at 800-447-4475, ext. 2091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help you find the most appropriate program for her abilities or refer you to a special needs camp program in your community. SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS Sleeping accommodations vary by camp, program, and assigned living unit. Accommodations may include cabins, dormitories, large canvas platform tents with cots or bunks, tree beds/hammocks, tipis, dome camping tents, or sleeping under the stars, all on mattresses. Refer to each camp description for a list of accommodations at that site or contact email@example.com with questions. FOOD SERVICE AND SPECIAL DIETS Meals at resident camp are served family or buffet style. Salad and sidebars are provided, and light snacks are available in the afternoon. A vegetarian option is provided at every meal. Some food allergies, such as gluten-free and lactose intolerance, may require the family to provide specialty food items. Severe food allergies may not be able to be accommodated. For food-related questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. GROUND AND AIR TRANSPORTATION Most camps listed in this brochure provide charter bus or van transportation from designated locations. Travel to and from pickup points is a family responsibility. Refer to each camp description for transportation details. Transportation schedules will be sent in the confirmation packets. For airport pick-up/drop-off arrangements, contact email@example.com CAMP ACCREDITATION All Council Run camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA is a national organization that sets high standards for the health and safety of campers and staff and for the delivery of quality programs. Schedule At-A-Glance An adventure for everyone all summer long! Each camp offers a variety of programs during different session times throughout the summer. Detailed schedules and program descriptions can be found on each camp’s pages in the brochure. DATE Sat 6/14 Sun 6/15 Mon 6/16 Tues 6/17 Wed 6/18 6/20 Sat 6/21 Sun 6/22 Mon 6/23 Tues 6/24 Wed 6/25 6/27 Sat 6/28 Sun 6/29 Mon 6/30 Tues 7/1 Wed 7/2 SKYLARK RANCH PAGES 10 – 13 SUGAR PINE PAGES 14 – 19 Open House PAGES 20 – 23 Open House 1 2 Open House 3 3A 1 3B Thurs 6/26 Fri DEER LAKE PAGES 6 – 9 Thurs 6/19 Fri Resident Camps BOTHIN 1A 1B Open House 1 1A 1B Thurs 7/3 Fri 7/4 Sat 7/5 Sun 7/6 Mon 7/7 Tues 7/8 Wed 7/9 4 Fri 7/11 Sat 7/12 Sun 7/13 Mon 7/14 Tues 7/15 Wed 7/16 7/18 Sat 7/19 Sun 7/20 Mon 7/21 Tues 7/22 Wed 7/23 5 Thurs 7/24 Fri 7/25 Sat 7/26 Sun 7/27 Mon 7/28 Tues 7/29 Wed 7/30 Thurs 7/31 Fri 8/1 Sat 8/2 Sun 8/3 Mon 8/4 Tues 8/5 Wed 8/6 Thurs 8/7 Fri 8/8 Sat 8/9 Sun 8/10 Mon 8/11 Tues 8/12 Wed 8/13 Thurs 8/14 Fri 8/15 Sat 8/16 Sun 8/17 Mon 8/18 7 8 2 2 2B 3 2B Thurs 7/17 Fri 2A 1 Thurs 7/10 6 7A 2 2B 3 3A 7B 3B 3 4 4A 4 4A 4B Round Up Family Camp Girls Just Want to Have Fun 4B 9 Girls Just Want to Have Fun 4 5 Family Camp 5A 5B CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 5 Monkey Business Grades 4 – 6 Session 2 Fee $445 Have you ever wanted to swing through the trees like a monkey? Here’s your chance to climb, hang and zip through the air on the new Bothin ropes course. Spend time each day challenging yourself on different elements. Will you conquer the triple stack or vertical playpen to reach the sky bench above the trees? Or will you scale the giant cargo net tunnel to get to the zip line? At the end of the day relax around the campfire and make tasty treats like banana boats with your new friends. Artisans Grades 5 – 7 Session 3A Fee $495 Painting, sculpting, sketching, and many other art mediums will fill this imaginative week at camp. Recreate a famous masterpiece, or just use one as inspiration for your own self expression. Take a trip to the de Young Museum in San Francisco to meet the Artist-in-Residence. Learn mosaics and glaze green ware to put into the Bothin Kiln. The Stone House Studio will serve as perfect place to create and show your work. Flying High Grades 5 – 7 Session 3 Fee $540 Fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Experience aerial art and trapeze with two trips to Trapeze Pro in Sonoma. Spend a day on the flying trapeze and learn to make a flying catch. Then it’s back in the air to try the exciting art of aerial ribbons. Back at camp spend extra time up in the trees on the ropes course challenging yourself on the sky surfers, zip line or crossing the hop scotch over the creek. H.I.P. Grades 5 – 7 Session 2 Fee $445 Riddles, mysteries and clues oh my! It’s a fun-filled week of solving exciting challenges and obstacles. Stump your teammates when you create your own secret camp map and send them on a giant scavenger hunt with clues and codes they have to solve. Spend extra time on the ropes course figuring out how to reach the top. Even build a life-size board game to play in the field! The Incredible Race Grade 6 – 9 Sessions 2, 3A Fee $515 Race through camp and beyond on an amazing adventure, but watch out for detours! Teams of 4 to 6 racers will navigate a course of challenges in and out of camp where skill, knowledge, and teamwork get you ahead. Use different types of transportation and solve clues, riddles, puzzles and complete physical challenges to get to the next stop in the race. Will you be the master archer, the swimming champ, the camp song star? One of your races will take you across the golden gate bridge, then you will come back to camp and explore Bothin’s own golden gate bridge on our new ropes course! Rustic Retreat Grades 6 – 9 Session 2, 3A Fee $445 Well, here it is… the program you’ve been asking for! Come to camp and just hang out with your friends. You and your group will be totally in charge of deciding what activities you want to do. There is a lot to explore at camp: nature trails, arts and crafts, yoga, or hangin’ at the pool. Rest and Relaxation is for you! Bothin An amazing place to express yourself and have great summer fun! Hidden away in its own cozy canyon in charming Marin County just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bothin offers a delicious blend of exciting programs for the first-time camper to seasoned experts! Be an “Artist in Residence” and let your imagination soar, mix it up and learn to cook or join the Bothin Theatre Company and find out if you like to be on the stage or calling the shots behind the scenes. Hop a ferry across the Bay, climb through the trees on our amazing Adventure Course, or discover the world of animals, it’s all here waiting for you! Swimming, outdoor cooking, campfires under starry skies, and magical days with new friends will round out your experience. Bothin provides an enriching atmosphere for girls to explore their own interests, find their strengths, and learn from each other. Together, staff and campers build a close-knit community that empowers girls and encourages them to shine. With fun-filled days and memories to last a lifetime, Bothin is the place for you! Sleeping accommodations vary from dormitories and open-air cabins to platform or dome tents with mattresses. For photos on housing visit camprocks.org/bothin. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS High Ropes Adventure Course Performance Art Culinary Art* Fine Arts and Design Organic Garden Animal Adventures* Swimming Archery Mini Sessions Field Trips* Mother/Daughter Program* *Specialty program only BOTHIN SCHEDULE SESSION DAYS DATES 1 6 June 15 – June 20 2 11 June18 – June 28 3 7 June 22 – June 28 3A 4 June 22 – June 25 3B 4 June 25 – June 28 4 6 July 6 – July 11 5 6 July 13 – July 18 6 12 July 15 – July 26 7 7 July 20 – July 26 7A 4 July 20 – July 23 7B 4 July 23 – July 26 Girls Just Want to Have Fun – 8 Family Camp* 4 July 31 – August 3 Girls Just Want to Have Fun – 9 Family Camp* 4 August 7 – August 10 *See page 24 for details. TRANSPORTATION Transportation is NOT provided to or from Bothin. Check in is from 2 – 3 p.m. on the first day of each session. The closing ceremony will start at 11 a.m. on the last day of each camp session. Parents are encouraged to attend and celebrate their daughter’s week of camp. Check out will be directly after the closing ceremony at noon. Campers are expected to be dropped off and picked up during these times. OPEN HOUSE Bring a picnic lunch and meet the staff on Saturday, June 14, 12 – 3 p.m. I can’t wait to be a star on a big stage! CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 7 Bothin Note: Grade means level entering in the Fall. Campers in 1st – 3rd or 2nd – 4th grade programs do not participate in archery or high ropes activities. SUMMER FUN PROGRAMS Fantasia Grades 1 – 3 Sessions 3A, 7A, 7B Fee $315 Everything you like to do and more! Swim in the pool, have fun at the art barn, dress up in costumes, dig in the garden, have a cookout and sing songs around the campfire with all your new friends. Take some glitter, ribbon and beads and use your imagination to create your own set of fairy wings and wand. Then take a whimsical hike to the Fairy Steps for a special picnic. The magic of camp is waiting for you! Zoomunji Grades 2 – 4 Sessions 3A, 7A Fee $315 Llamas, Bunnies and Bears, oh my! What’s your favorite animal? Discover how different animals live and play and have fun in art when you make wild animal masks or amazing critter collages. Hang out with the Bothin chickens and even make your own Bothin Teddy Bear. Learn the Teddy Bear Waltz and song, and dance the days away with all your new friends—bears included! Sunsational Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1, 4, 5 Fee $480 Sessions 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B Fee $315 Step into the world of summer fun and help create your own camp adventure. You and your group will choose many of your activities throughout the week. So what will it be? Climb the giant cargo net and soar through the trees on the zip line, splash in the pool, get creative at the art barn, try your hand at archery, harvest the garden, or cook tasty treats over a campfire, it’s all here for you! You and your new friends will catch some summer fun and have the time of your life! Animal Lovers Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 3, 7 Fee $580 Are you crazy about animals? Then it’s off on a safari adventure for you! Head to the Oakland Zoo where you’ll team up for a special expedition in search of unique animals, from amazing Pachyderms to exotic Island Flying Fox Bats. Meet some hip “hop” friends from SaveABunny, a local rabbit rescue organization. Round out your safari with an exciting overnight at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco! Have fun with new friends as you learn about aquatic critters, then fall asleep under the crystal clear tunnels of the Aquarium as thousands of fish, including sharks, skates and bat rays swim overhead. It’s an awesome animal adventure waiting for you! Monkey Business Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1, 5 Fee $480 Session 3 Fee $510 Have you ever wanted to swing through the trees like a monkey? Here’s your chance to climb, hang, and zip through the air on the exciting Bothin ropes course. Spend time each day challenging yourself on different elements. Will you conquer the triple stack or vertical playpen to reach the sky bench above the trees? Or will you scale the giant cargo net tunnel to get to the zip line? At the end of the day, relax around the campfire and make tasty treats like banana boats with your new friends. 8 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS Star Trekkers Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1, 4 Fee $510 Hiking in daytime can be fun, but hiking at twilight is fantastic! Join your friends for night time games like flashlight tag, take a moonlight hike, or shoot a round of “glow in the dark” archery. Plan a stargazing sleepover in the meadow and take a tour of the summer night sky by telescope. By day, visit the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences. Decoders Grades 5 – 7 Session 4 Fee $480 Something mysterious has happened at Camp Bothin! It’s up to you and your teammates to solve the mystery. Discover the location of hidden messages and secret maps and work together to solve puzzles and riddles. Clues might be anywhere, from the sky bench at the top of the Adventure Course to a bullseye at the archery range. Use GPS devices for some “high tech” orienteering to find more answers too. Twists and turns at every corner will keep you and your new friends guessing as you enjoy all the fun of Bothin too. Good luck! Artisans Grades 5 – 8 Session 4 Fee $510 Painting, sculpting, sketching, and many other art mediums will fill this imaginative week at camp. Take a trip to the de Young art museum in San Francisco for inspiration in your self expression. Then let your creative side come to life as you paint a masterpiece, make a mosaic, or glaze bisque ware to fire in a kiln. Make your own template for a custom silk screened shirt too! Display your creations in a special art show for all the camp to see. Flying High Grades 5 – 8 Sessions 3, 7 Fee $590 Fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Experience aerial art and trapeze with a trip to Trapeze Arts in Oakland. Spend a day on the flying trapeze and learn the techniques to make a flying catch. Then it’s back in the air to try the excitement of aerial arts with a static trapeze bar, hoops, or perhaps silk ribbons. Back at camp, spend extra time up in the trees on the ropes course challenging yourself on the sky surfers, zip line, or crossing the hop scotch over the creek. Get a lesson from professional circus performers in juggling and magic. Then create your own act and help host the Bothin Carnival. H.I.P. Grades 6 – 9 Session 3B Fee $315 Hike, Imagine, and Play – your way! In this fun and exciting four-day program just for older girls, you and your group will design your own camp experience. What to do? Get creative in the art barn, swim in the pool, plan a flashmob, take a twilight hike, or maybe hang from the trees on the high ropes adventure course. Try a little bit of everything and just be H.I.P. The Incredible Race Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 4, 5 Fee $530 Race through camp and beyond on an amazing adventure, but watch out for detours! Teams will navigate a course of challenges in and out of camp where skill, knowledge, and teamwork get you ahead. Use different types of transportation and solve clues, riddles, puzzles and complete physical challenges to get to the next stop in the race. Will you be the master archer, the swimming champ, the camp song star? One of your races will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge, then you will come back to camp and explore Bothin’s own Golden Gate Bridge on our high ropes course! Bothin Summer Retreat Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 1, 5 Fee $515 Step into your very own summer getaway and enjoy all that Bothin has to offer! Climb to the top of the Adventure Course, express yourself in the art barn, aim for the bulls-eye in archery and discover breathtaking views of the Bay from the top of the Skyline trail. Then hang out with all your new friends on an overnight at the Pt. Reyes youth hostel. Explore the lighthouse, search for tule elk or elephant seals and relax around your beach bonfire under starry skies. It’s the perfect summer retreat! On Belay Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 1, 4 Fee $560 Get “On Belay” when you climb into a week-long adventure challenge on the exciting Bothin ropes course. Spend time every day setting goals and conquering the elements. Work with your teammates to scale the triple stack, climb the giant cargo net backwards, and fly through the trees on the zip line. Round out your week with an amazing Eco Canopy Tour in Sonoma where you will soar through the treetops on seven zip lines! Movie Makers Grades 7 – 10 Session 7 Fee $535 Lights! Camera! Action! Direct and produce your own short film with a nature spin. Be inspired by the birds of Bothin, the shades of leaves around camp or climb to the top of the high ropes course and film the tree-top canopy. Shoot your footage and learn some basic editing. With your fellow film crew, create a team DVD to show to friends and family. Let the cameras roll! COOKING PROGRAMS Pastry Puffs Grades 2 – 4 Session 3B Fee $335 A spoonful of sugar, a dash of friendship, and a cup of laughter are the ingredients for a delicious time at camp! Learn the basics of baking and make scrumptious snacks or a yummy dessert. Decorate cupcakes and plan a party to share your creations. Design your own cooking apron too. Sweet Treats Grades 4 – 6 Session 3A Fee $335 Session 5 Fee $495 All the fun of outdoor cooking in a program that’s short, sweet, and filled with treats! Maybe you’ll make chocolate fondue over a fire, create a cake in a box oven, get creative with campfire crepes, or make a berry cobbler in a dutch oven. And of course, you’ll build a s’more! Have fun with new friends and enjoy all that Bothin offers. Yummy! The Baking Company Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1, 4 Fee $510 Transform basic ingredients into baking bliss! Try your hand at tossing pizza dough and make a campfire grilled pizza with friends. Learn about yeast and rise to the occasion when you create delicious breads. Use your new skills to bake homemade gooey cinnamon rolls, and make and decorate some dreamy fairy cakes to serve when you put on a special tea party at the B.O.G.! Team Cuisine Grades 5 – 7 Session 5 Fee $525 Calling all food fans—the kitchen challenge is on! Work with your team every day to overcome some interesting kitchen and cooking obstacles and figure out what to make. Be on the look out for your mystery basket of ingredients, then find or create a recipe to make your team creation. Or perhaps you will find an essential ingredient is missing from the kitchen; what will you do? Problem solve like a true chef and make it work! Culinary Creators Grades 7 – 10 Session 7 Fee $585 Appetizer to dessert, design a five-course meal with flavors that complement each other and explore the world of fine dining. Discover what goes into running a restaurant or reviewing dishes as a food critic. Visit a local restaurant to meet a professional chef. Then turn the dining hall into your group’s own restaurant and help design and prepare a special meal for other campers. Delicious! BOTHIN THEATRE COMPANY Immerse yourself in the world of performance art! Campers in these programs will explore and practice different aspects of theater production within a program theme. From acting, singing, dancing, and improvisation to make-up, set design, technical support, and more. All groups will work toward a special performance at the end of their session. Campers will also have time to enjoy other fun activities from swimming, outdoor cooking, and arts and crafts, to exploring the organic garden, games, campfires, and much more! Star Girls Grades 2 – 4 Sessions 3B, 7B Fee $335 Take the stage and shine like the star that you are! Have fun with skits, dance, costumes, make-up, special effects and more. Then be part of the opening act for the BIG Off Broadway performance where all of camp can see you and your new friends light up the stage. The Bothin Glee Club Grades 4 – 6 Session 4 Fee $510 If you’ve ever dreamed of singing with friends combined with great dance moves, this program is for you! Grab the mic and have a blast at a Karaoke party and sing the night away. Put together a performance of your own favorite songs and WOW the crowd at campfire with a production of Bothin’s first annual AirBand show! Between rehearsals, enjoy all the great activities Bothin offers. Off Broadway Grades 5 – 8 Session 2 Fee $685 Grades 8 – 12 Session 6 Fee $685 It’s Showtime! From auditions to the final bow, work with your group to put on a complete musical production. Participate in daily rehearsals, design sets, create costumes, and learn about all aspects of a Broadway show. Attend a local theatrical performance and learn more about professional stage work too. At the end of your session, present your production to all of camp. Parents and friends are welcome to attend and can join you for a special “cast party” following the performance. Just hear that applause! CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 9 Deer Lake A spectacular high adventure mountain camp just for girls! Tucked away between two beautiful lakes at an elevation of 6,800 feet, Deer Lake has been providing incredible summer adventures for over 55 years. Surrounded by the beautifully majestic Tahoe National Forest near Donner Summit, Deer Lake offers a wide variety of programs designed to encourage and support girls in their quest to face and overcome outdoor challenges, develop new skills, gain confidence, make independent decisions, and of course, have fun! From the excitement of paddle boarding, scaling the climbing tower, canoeing, and archery, to the thrill of soaring down the zip line at the adventure course—Deer Lake offers the ultimate camp experience. And at the end of the day, under a brilliant canopy of stars, girls will enjoy the peaceful calm of the mountains as they build lasting memories surrounded by new friends. Sleeping accommodations vary from cabins and platform tents with mattresses, dome tents to a camper favorite—sleeping out under starry skies! For photos on housing visit camprocks.org/deerlake. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 2 Alpine Lakes Climbing Tower High Ropes Course Stand-up Paddle Boards Canoeing Funyaks Swimming Wilderness Skills Geo-caching Archery Rock Climbing* River Rafting* Field Trips* *Specialty program only DEER Lake SCHEDULE SESSION DAYS DATES 1 7 July 6 – July 12 2 11 July 15 – July 25 2A 5 July 15 – July 19 2B 7 July 19 – July 25 3 7 July 28 – August 3 4 7 August 5 – August 11 C.I.T.* 12 Sessions 1 & 2A Advanced C.I.T.* 21 Sessions 2B, 3 & 4 Apprentice C.I.T.* 21 Sessions 2B, 3 & 4 Adventure C.I.T.* 21 Sessions 2B, 3 & 4 Family Camp** 4 August 14 – August 17 *Program spans multiple sessions. Participants return home between sessions. See camprocks.org for more details. **See page 24 for details. TRANSPORTATION Chartered bus/van from Alameda, Concord, or Fairfield. OPEN HOUSE Bring a picnic lunch and meet the staff on Sunday, June 29 from 12 – 3 p.m. I can’t wait to build the best floating raft! CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 11 Deer Lake ADVENTURE BY CHOICE PROGRAM Deer Lake has a unique program structure—Adventure by Choice! Girls make independent decisions on activities they want to participate in each afternoon. Activity choices may include specialty arts, music, swimming, canoeing or paddle boarding, the climbing tower, high ropes, archery, volleyball, fort or raft building, drama, or even hanging out in the “DL Zone” and more… the possibilities are endless! Girls will receive “Adventure Beads” for each different activity they try. Free choice activities are in addition to the unit program in which they are registered. (Note: Campers on field trips will not participate in free choice activities when they are out of camp.) Note: Grade means level entering in the Fall. SIERRA FUN PROGRAMS Mountain Madness Grades 4 – 12 Session 2A Fee $390 Crazy for some extreme summer fun? Then join us on the mountain for an amazing five day Alpine Adventure! Make individual choices on many of the activities you do. Maybe you’ll try the climbing tower, zip line, or stand up paddle boards on the lake! There’s always archery, swimming, funyaks, geocaching, fort building, outdoor cooking, and so much more. With fun-filled activities by day and starry skies at night, you’ll have the time of your life. So just choose your age group and team up with new friends. It’s YOUR Deer Lake adventure—make it awesome! Quest Grades 4 – 5 Venture Grades 5 – 7 Peak Grades 7 – 12 Fire Crackers! Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1, 2B, 3 Fee $520 Snap, crackle and pop! Get ready for your camp adventure to explode with summer fun! Scale the climbing tower, shoot archery, paddle the lake in a canoe, star search the night sky, spark your imagination in art, and so much more. It’s something new and different every day! Spend extra time learning new ways to cook over a fire and make tasty treats with your new camp friends. Help plan a special floating campfire too! Splash On! Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 2B, 4 Fee $535 Come on in—the water’s fine! Kick your feet, make a splash and have fun in our Alpine lakes! Play inner tube polo and games by funyaks, try stand up paddle boarding, have fun on the canoe slalom course and build team rafts to paddle around. Enjoy a floating lunch on beautiful Deer Lake and take a cool day trip to West End Beach on Donner Lake for a day of fun in the sun. Splish, splash you’ll be havin’ a blast! Mooncatchers Grades 4 – 6 Session 4 Fee $520 Starlight, star bright, what’s Deer Lake like at night? Become a DL Astronomer when you explore the night sky and look for amazing shooting stars. Glide over the sparkling water on a twilight canoe ride, make your own mooncatcher and create a dreamboat that you launch in the lake to carry your special wishes. With night hikes, sleep-in breakfasts and all the fun of daytime camp activities too, you and your new friends will be over the moon for Deer Lake! 12 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS Wilderness Girls Grades 5 – 7 Sessions 2B, 4 Fee $520 Go wild at camp! Discover how to track wild animals, cook outdoors, make your own tools, build forts, lash chairs, and tell time by the sun. Learn wilderness techniques and survival skills that will give you a truly unique Deer Lake experience. Don’t mind a little dirt? Then grab your camp friends, come explore, and have an amazing wilderness adventure! The Seeker Game Grades 5 – 8 Sessions 1, 3 Fee $520 Mystery, intrigue and adventure are calling you to join the Adventure Seekers Game—Deer Lake style! With your new friends, work together to navigate a series of challenges from crossing the monkey vines or paddling the canoe slalom course to hitting a bulls-eye in the team archery relay. Each challenge will give you another clue and using your GPS device you’ll discover the location of hidden caches on this ultimate treasure hunt. Create your own cache for other adventure seekers to find while you have fun with all that Deer Lake offers! Extreme Cuisine! Grades 5 – 8 Sessions 1, 4 Fee $520 Outdoor cooking… adventure style! With your team of Extreme Chefs you’ll use different types of outdoor cooking methods, interesting ingredients and lots of imagination to prepare delicious dishes. What could you make using a dutch oven and pineapple? What if all you had was a tin can to cook with? Practice your chef skills and get ready for the ultimate cooking challenge when your mystery basket of surprise ingredients and equipment arrives for the team cook off. Create gourmet appetizers, entrees or desserts based on what you get and let our Camp Cooks choose their favorites. It’s cuisine extreme! C.H.I.L.L.! Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 1, 2B, 3, 4 Fee $520 Climb, Hang out, Imagine, Laugh, and make a splash at the Lake! Hook up with new friends and enjoy all the fun of this amazing camp when you make Deer Lake your own mountain retreat. Hang out by the waterfront, go swimming or take a funyak for a spin, get creative in art, try your hand at archery, or relax around the campfire sharing talks under starry skies. With so much to choose from, you and your friends will create the ultimate summer experience! Day Trippers Grades 7 – 12 Session 2 Fee $685 Session 4 Fee $595 Ride the gondola to High Camp at Squaw Valley for an amazing day hike on the mountain top or lace up your skates for some roller fun. Try your hand at stand up paddle boarding on Lake Tahoe, and relax in the sun at West End Beach at Donner Lake. Step aboard a 50-foot sailing yacht and cruise over the sparkling waters of Tahoe! Back at camp, the adventure continues as you paddle your way around Deer Lake, sleep under the stars, shoot some arrows on the archery range, and hang out with your new friends and so much more! Note: Campers in session 2 have two additional day trips out of camp. Deer Lake SIERRA HIGH ADVENTURE PROGRAMS iPaddle Carabiners Rock It! Nobody does High Adventure like Deer Lake! At the heart of this camp, friendships are forged, challenges are overcome, character is built, and bravery is rewarded. In the Sierra High Adventure Programs, every girl from any background has the opportunity to do something truly adventurous. These programs put the “Adventure” in High Adventure Camp! Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1, 3 Fee $595 Do you love to climb? You’ll get the opportunity to scale to the top of the DL climbing tower, soar down the zip line, scramble across the monkey vines, and wobble your way through the criss cross. For a taste of climbing on a real rock face, you’ll head to Donner Pass with certified instructors from Alpine Skills International for a day of climbing instruction and fun. Rock on! Climb On! Grades 5 – 8 Sessions 2B, 4 Fee $520 To the top you go! Scale the walls on the climbing tower to ring the bell, climb the monkey vines or criss cross at the high ropes course to reach the zip line and glide through the air. Have fun climbing the boulders around camp and learn the basics of belaying so you can help your friends climb as well. Climb on your stand-up paddleboard and head to Kidd Lake Island for more adventure. With new friends, all the Deer Lake activities and so much to climb, you’ll have a blast as you go up, up and away! Soarin’ Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 1, 3 Fee $560 Soar over the waves on Kidd Lake and sail through the air on the zip line when you bring two of your favorite Deer Lake thrills together! Challenge yourself on the climbing tower or high ropes course and try your hand at the Great Zip Line Target Drop—how high can you score? Head to the aerial climbing course at Granlibakken near Lake Tahoe for a zip line adventure like no other! Spend extra time improving your stand up paddle boarding skills and explore all around Kidd Lake. Add swimming, archery, outdoor cooking, time with new friends, and much more. You’ll be soarin’ through summer fun and Adventure in no time! Outback Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 1, 3 Fee $520 Step into the Outback for your wilderness challenge! You and your friends will set up your own backwoods campsite. Learn orienteering and advanced wilderness skills, practice lashing, and build your own shelter. Try your hand at animal tracking and finding your way by the night sky. Cook many of your own meals even hold a night watch if you choose. The adventure is yours for the taking—so join us in the Outback! Rock N’ River Grades 7 – 12 Session 4 Fee $655 Can’t decide if you want to raft or climb? Now you can do both! Spend a half day riding the rapids when you go rafting on the Truckee River and one day climbing at Donner Pass with certified instructors from Alpine Skills International. Back at camp, build rafts with your camp friends, and challenge each other to a team race across the lake. The rest of the week, have an awesome time with everything else there is to do at Deer Lake. Girls in this program must be able to swim face down in deep water. Grades 7 – 12 Sessions 1, 2B Fee $645 Grab a paddle and hit the water for some lake and river fun. Enjoy a kayak tour on the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Then take on the challenge of some exciting Class 2 and 3 rapids on a half-day rafting trip down the Truckee River. Keep your water adventure going when you tackle the DL canoe slalom course and build a signature raft with your new camp friends. Paddle on! Girls in this program must be able to swim face down in deep water. Grades 7 – 12 Session 3 Fee $655 Ready for some adventure climbing? Come rock it at Deer Lake when you take on the challenge of Alpine rock climbing! Start your adventure with extra time to practice on the DL climbing courses. Learn the skills and techniques of belaying and help belay your new friends. Then head to Donner Summit for two separate days of rock climbing instruction with certified instructors from Alpine Skills International. Master basic knots, practice rappelling and climb both crack and rock face routes. Spend extra time bouldering too. Deer Lake Rocks! Shoot the Rapids Grades 8 – 12 Session 3 Fee $720 How adventurous are you? Grab your paddle and become part of a team as you spend 2 days rafting on the American River with qualified, experienced guides. Your group will camp out underneath the stars, explore the rapids, work together, and discover the adventurous spirit in each of you! Everyone back at camp will be waiting to hear about your amazing river adventure. Girls in this program must be able to swim face down in deep water. ATC Grades 8 – 12 Session 2 Fee $665 Take the Aerial Treetop Challenge! Your adventure begins by spending extra time on the DL climbing courses. Develop your belay skills and take the lead as your fellow campers climb on the high ropes course or climbing tower. Learn to facilitate a ropes course experience for another group. Take a special trip to the aerial climbing adventure course at Granlibakken near Lake Tahoe. Ascend to your starting tree platform and then travel at your own pace through the forest on an aerial trek that includes a series of suspended bridges, zip lines, and exciting climbing challenges. Help design and/or build elements for a new low challenge course at Deer Lake too. LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Mentor younger girls in a camp setting as you build skills toward becoming a camp counselor or adventure counselor. All Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) programs are by application only. Registration and applications must be submitted for leadership programs at the same time. A description of the levels and the process can be found on our website at camprocks.org. C.I.T. (15 yrs or 10th Grade) Sessions 1 & 2A Fee $710 Advanced C.I.T. (16 yrs or 11th Grade) Sessions 2B, 3 & 4 Fee $785 Apprentice C.I.T. (17 yrs or 12th Grade) Sessions 2B, 3 & 4 Fee $785 Adventure C.I.T. (17 yrs or 12th Grade) Sessions 2B, 3 & 4 Fee $785 CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 13 Skylark Ranch Where the mountains meet the sea… the magic and beauty of Skylark Ranch awaits you! Overlooking the Pacific Ocean north of Santa Cruz, Skylark Ranch offers exciting opportunities for the first time camper as well as those seeking high adventure. Explore ocean beaches, create in the art center, challenge yourself on our adventure course, or swing in the trees on our high ropes course! From archery, hiking, and outdoor cooking to flickering campfires surrounded by new friends, there is something here for everyone. Since 1953, Skylark Ranch has been that special place where campers enjoy great summer fun while they develop skills and build self-confidence. With emphasis placed on teamwork and building community, girls develop strong bonds and gain leadership skills. Girls go home with a stronger feeling of independence and self-esteem and an incredible sense of accomplishment and belonging. Exciting adventures, new friends, and memories to last a lifetime are here at Skylark Ranch. Sleeping accommodations vary from platform tents with beds or tree beds/lashed hammocks. For photos on housing visit camprocks.org/skylark. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Horseback Riding Instruction (beginning to advanced Western, English and Vaulting)* Beach Exploration/Marine Biology Sea Kayaking* Indoor Rock Climbing* Surfing* Scuba Diving* High and Low Ropes Courses Wilderness Skills Archery Field Trips* Mini Sessions* *Specialty program only Skylark Ranch SCHEDULE SESSION DAYS DATES 1 10 June 22 – July 1 1A 7 June 22 – June 28 1B 4 June 28 – July 1 2 11 July 6 – July 16 2A 6 July 6 – July 11 2B 6 July 11 – July 16 3 7 July 20 – July 26 3A 4 July 20 – July 23 3B 4 July 23 – July 26 4 11 July 29 – August 8 4A 6 July 29 – Aug. 3 4B 6 August 3 – August 8 5 7 August 12 – August 18 5A 4 August 12 – August 15 5B 4 August 15 – August 18 C.I.T.* 21 Sessions 1 & 2 Advanced C.I.T.* 22 Sessions 3, 4 & 5A Apprentice C.I.T.* 22 Sessions 3B, 4 & 5 Advanced W.I.T.* 22 Sessions 3, 4 & 5A Apprentice W.I.T.* 22 Sessions 3B, 4 & 5 *Program spans multiple sessions. Participants return home between sessions. See camprocks.org for more details. TRANSPORTATION Chartered bus transportation provided from San Jose or Santa Cruz. OPEN HOUSE Bring a picnic lunch and meet the staff on Saturday, June 14, 12 – 3 p.m. I can’t wait to boogie at the beach! CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 15 Skylark Ranch Note: Grade means level entering in the Fall. Campers in 2nd – 4th grade programs do not participate in archery or high ropes activities. SUMMER FUN PROGRAMS Mermaid’s Lagoon Grades 2 – 4 Sessions 1B, 5A, 5B Fee $325 Spend a long summer day at Skylark’s very own beach lagoon. While at the beach, enjoy playing games and building sand castles for mermaids near the shimmering waves. Explore the tide pools where other sea creatures spend their days. Visit Fern Grove to build a fairy house, or take a sunset hike, have fun with arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, meadow games, and more. Sea Stars Grades 4 – 6 Session 1A Fee $520 Sessions 2B, 4A, 4B Fee $490 Sessions 1B, 3A, 3B, 5A Fee $325 Explore all that Skylark Ranch has to offer in this cool summer fun program! Discover new sea critters at the tide pools while hanging out with friends on the beach. Make a watercolor masterpiece from your oceanside experience. Take a nature hike to Inspiration Point or spend the afternoon shooting archery and swinging from the low or high ropes course. From outdoor cooking, stargazing, and skits around the campfire to time with new friends, a great summer adventure awaits you! NOTE: Due to the length of sessions 1B, 3A, 3B, 5A activities may vary. Firefly Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1B, 5B Fee $325 Build a campfire with your new friends and cook some delicious meals in the great outdoors. Spend time flying through the air on the “Nitro Swing” in the Challenge Course and the “Giant Swing” on the High Ropes Course. Set off on a nature-themed scavenger hunt, sing songs with friends, and have an outdoor overnight under a blanket of stars. Summer Magic Grades 7 – 12 Session 1B Fee $325 It’s a quick getaway to experience the outdoors, activities, and magic of Skylark Ranch. Create a unique work of art, hang out at the beach, cook gourmet goodies over a campfire, try your hand at archery, or experience the thrill of the high ropes course. It’s four days of fun and new friends just waiting for you! inSPAration Grades 4 – 6 Session 2A Fee $490 Session 3 Fee $520 Let out your inner girl power while pampering yourself at camp! Express yourself with cool new hair wraps and develop your own line of homemade facial and sugar scrubs. Create lip gloss and lotion from eco-friendly ingredients. Show your own unique style as you accessorize with jewelry that you design. Create a refreshing summertime fruit cooler drink and watch the sunset at inspiration point with your new camp friends! Archers Adventure Grades 5 – 8 Sessions 2A, 4B Fee $515 Become an archery legend! Ready your arrows, take aim, and shoot. Join Maid Marian’s Quest for the best archer in the land and learn or enhance your archery skills in the sport of archery. Make your own arrows, targets, arm guards, and more. Play creative shooting games and take an exciting trip to a local field archery range to experience a whole new world of archery. Some archery experience necessary. 16 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS Farmtastic! Grades 5 – 7 Session 2B Fee $515 Ever wonder what it would be like to live on a farm? Join us and find out while you gather tasty things to bring back to camp. Meet the goats at Harley Farms. Take a behind the scenes, hands-on tour at Swanton Berry Farms where you’ll pick organic strawberries & olallieberries to make a delicious jam. Visit the farm stand at Pie Ranch to gather fresh local ingredients to bake a pie in an outdoor oven around the campfire. Spend your nights back at camp hosting whimsical parties full of treats and delights you’ve made from the farm. Beach Boogie Grades 5 – 7 Sessions 2B, 4A Fee $515 Sand, surf, and sun are waiting for you. Spend a day cruisin’ the waves in Santa Cruz on your very own boogie board. Back on land, explore the tide pools at Skylark’s beach, play games in the sand at Bean Hollow beach, and participate in our Eighth Annual Sand Castle Contest! Plan a dance party for other campers and boogie the night away. Summer Sleuths Grades 5 – 7 Session 2A Fee $490 It’s an outrageous session-long “who-dunit” mystery. Are you ready for a challenge? With your fellow sleuths, you’ll find clues to solve a case… if you can. Spend time each day on the challenge course working with your team to solve problems and riddles. Visit the Mystery Spot and spend a day learning the tricks of the trade from a real life crime scene investigator. Gilligan’s Island Grades 5 – 7 Sessions 3, 5 Fee $540 Sessions 1, 4 Fee $640 Grades 8 – 12 Session 2 Fee $640 The ultimate DIY experience! You’re stranded on an imaginary island with only your wits and camp friends to depend on. What would you do?! Practice lashing and build a tree bed? Cook your own meals? Learn outdoor skills and wilderness techniques, then use your imagination to make this primitive camp “island” your home away from home! Beach Girls Grades 7 – 10 Sessions 1A, 5 Fee $585 Ready for some EXTREME summer fun? Have a summer BBQ with new friends. Spend the day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, go on an overnight at Point Montara Lighthouse, and enjoy swimming at Santa Cruz beaches. Don’t miss out—be a Beach Girl! Moonshadows Grades 8 – 12 Session 3 Fee $590 Just for older girls. Enjoy your favorite camp activities by day and discover Skylark Ranch by night. Share late night talks sitting around the campfire under the stars and sleep late if you choose. Plan an event for another unit or a dance for the whole camp. Go on an overnight to Point Montara Lighthouse in Half Moon Bay, have fun on a sunset sea kayaking tour, and enjoy the moonlight surrounded by new friends. Skylark Ranch CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAMS Guitars & Gourmet Grades 6 – 9 Session 5 Fee $520 Whether you’re cooking something delicious to eat or singing your favorite camp songs… this program has it all! Create gourmet meals—outdoor style— and sit around the campfire learning to play the guitar or just enjoy your favorite camp songs. Plan a campfire party with another group and serenade others under the stars. No previous guitar or music experience necessary. Guitars are provided. DIY-namite Grades 7 – 10 Session 1A Fee $520 Take your love for Do It Yourself to the next level. Master the art of duct tape craft and design a bracelet, wallet or bag. Make your own arrows to shoot in the archery range. Join the ranks of the innovative “makers” and lash an outdoor kitchen for your living unit, whittle a s’more stick or put on your tool belt to design, drill and paint your own aggravation board game. Then grab your new camp friends and head to the Scrap Re-Use Center in San Francisco to gather supplies for the ultimate D.I.Y project back at camp. PACIFIC ADVENTURE PROGRAMS Seafari Grades 5 – 7 Session 3 Fee $575 Session 4B Fee $545 Explore the wealth of wildlife roaming the endless Pacific! Your Seafari begins by visiting the Elephant Seals at Año Nuevo State Beach. Then head to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and check out the dolphins, otters, and other marine mammals before exploring the expansive tide pools at Natural Bridges beach. Your adventure continues when you hop aboard a catamaran and sail through a kelp forest where you may catch a glimpse of sea lions, seals, and sea otters. Sea Quest Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 2B, 4A Fee $610 Leave the shoreline for your amazing adventures at sea. Journey up the Santa Cruz coastline on a team challenge sailing regatta with experienced skippers from Pacific Yachting. See the marine animals up close when you paddle through the harbor in your kayak. Take your adventure to the next level when you learn to balance yourself on a stand up paddle board on the ocean! Must be able to swim face down in deep water. Oceans Away! Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 1A, 3 Fee $645 What could you see, when you step out to sea? Spend a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and get a fish’s eye view on an underwater adventure as you surface scuba dive in the Great Tide Pool! After an overnight in Monterey, explore the ocean on a special boating excursion as you look for whales and other marine creatures. Then venture the waters of the Santa Cruz harbor for a day of sea kayaking too. All equipment is provided. Must be able to swim face down in deep water. Maximum age limit is 13 years old for scuba. Spotters Ready? Grades 4 – 6 Session 2A Fee $490 It’s the best summer adventure ever! Start the fun when you and your campmates master daily obstacles on the low or high ropes course. Hoist your friends into the air on the ‘flying squirrel’ and climb to the sky on the ‘giant’s ladder’. Become a spotter and help your team navigate the challenge course. Then hang with new friends at fun spots around camp, from archery and tidepools at the beach to a walk over the bridge to Fern Grove. It’s spot on fun for you! Hip, Hip, Belay! Grades 6 – 9 Session 1A Fee $585 Sessions 2B, 4A Fee $555 Do you love the thrill of the high ropes course? Learn the skills you need to belay your teammates and develop the true meaning of trust. Soar through the air on the ‘giant swing’ or traverse the wobbly ‘multi-vine’ and experience the ultimate challenge of these and more elements among the majestic redwoods. Add to your experience as you spend a day on the adventure course at our Camp Bothin in Marin. Clip in and out as you cross over the creek on the static course or climb to the swinging bench at the top of the dynamic course. Belay on! Up, Up, and Away Grades 7 – 10 Sessions 2A, 4B Fee $570 Travel through the redwoods, across the sky bridges and zip lines over 400 feet long. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the coastal redwood forest from the unique perspective only a canopy tour can offer. Back at camp, climb the elements of the high ropes course and learn basic climbing knots. Practice your climbing and ropes techniques further at an indoor rock climbing gym where you can boulder and scale the walls. Note: Campers must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs. Surf’s Up Grades 8 – 12 Session 5 Fee $760 Hang ten and ride the waves as you surf the waters in Santa Cruz. Under the direction of a world-renowned surfing instructor, spend eight hours over four days learning the basics of this exciting sport. You’ll be on your board in no time! Visit the surfing museum in Santa Cruz and check out the famous Steamers Lane. Surf’s Up! All equipment is provided. Must be able to swim face down in deep water. Sand, Sun and Route 1 Grades 8 – 12 Session 4 Fee $785 It’s the ultimate seven day road trip with your friends along Highway 1. Create a playlist for the trip, pack up the car, and prepare to camp in some of the most scenic parts of California. Have fun cruising in your kayak along the shores of Half Moon Bay. Discover phenomenal tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and even catch a glimpse of the epic surfing waves of Mavericks. Head north and explore Golden Gate Park in San Francisco or the forts at Marin Headlands before traveling on to Pt. Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay for some stand up paddle boarding fun. Visit Bodega Bay and check out amazing coastal beaches, lighthouses and interesting spots as you discover the magic and fun of the great American road trip! Must be able to swim in deep water. LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Mentor younger girls in a camp setting as you build skills toward becoming a camp counselor or riding specialist. The Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) and Wrangler in Training (W.I.T.) programs are by application only. Registration and applications must be submitted for leadership programs at the same time. A description of the levels and the process can be found on our website at camprocks.org. C.I.T. (15 yrs or 10th Grade) Sessions 1 & 2 Fee $745 Advanced C.I.T. / W.I.T. (16 yrs or 11th Grade) Sessions 3, 4 & 5A Fee $785 Apprentice C.I.T. / W.I.T. (17 yrs or 12th Grade) Sessions 3B, 4 & 5 Fee $785 17 Skylark Ranch EQUESTRIAN PROGRAM Level 4: Intermediate Riding Campers in all levels: Mount Up Campers must also be able to: • maintain jumping position at the trot • maintain a safe, balanced position at a controlled canter • maintain control while jumping a trot course of fences at 2’ Skylark Ranch offers quality riding school instruction in a summer camp setting. Our program features beginning to advanced lessons in both English and Western riding. Emphasis in all program levels is on skill development, progression, and expanding knowledge of horses and horse care. Campers receive a riding assessment on the first day of camp and are placed in riding classes based on their skill level. Classes are kept small with a ratio of at least one instructor to six campers. • Have daily riding lessons (unless noted) • Participate in theory lessons • Take part in horse care and management • Participate in the sport of vaulting, which teaches balance while learning to move with a horse • Receive a written evaluation of their skills throughout the session and a ribbon of completion Programs: Mount Up, Happy Trails, Le Trec Campers must be able to: • Meet all requirements from Level 3 above AND • demonstrate control in a group while maintaining a basic balanced position at the walk and trot (E) or jog (W) • ride without stirrups at the walk / trot (E) or jog (W) • explain the aids for the canter (E) / lope (W) Level 5: Advanced Riding Level 1: Introduction to Riding Programs: Tally Ho!, Drill Fever Campers must be able to: • Meet all requirements from Level 3 and 4 above AND • mount, dismount, walk, trot (E) / jog (W), and canter (E) / lope (W) a horse with control • demonstrate a secure balanced position and progress toward an independent seat and coordinated use of aids explain the application of and reasons for various aids • demonstrate an increased and decreased speed and show confidence and • control at all gaits • demonstrate the ability to ride different horses showing confidence and control • ride without stirrups at the walk and also sitting trot Level 2: Beginning Riding Campers riding Western style must be able to: • demonstrate correct use of leg aids • maintain a light rein Level 3: Advanced Beginning Riding Campers riding English style must also be able to: • jump a single course of 5 – 7 obstacles at the trot and canter • demonstrate balanced and steady position over various jump obstacles at 2’6” Choose the level that’s right for you… Finding the correct riding program for your daughter is important not only for the quality of her program but for her own safety. To help you select the program that would best suit your daughter, review the levels of the Equestrian Programs offered and their descriptions. ALL skills listed for the chosen style of riding need to be met consistently to qualify for that riding program. Riding time varies with each program and lessons are more in depth as riding levels advance. (E) = English, (W) = Western Program: Saddle Samplers Campers do not need any previous experience. Programs: Silver Spurs, Pony Tails, Saddle & Paddle Campers do not need any previous experience. Programs: Take the Reins, The “Mane” Event Campers must be able to: • ride in an arena without a lead line • lead a horse comfortably • mount and dismount with assistance • begin demonstrating control while maintaining a safe basic balanced position at the walk and trot (E)/jog (W) • demonstrate correct reining position • halt a horse • know the correct application of turning/riding aids • a minimum of 5 previous lessons are required for this program 18 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS Now choose the riding style that’s right for you… Western Style From reining to rodeos, Western Equitation is a thrilling way to experience horseback riding. Participate in lessons at the arena or set off on fantastic trail rides… jump in the saddle and become a cowgirl today! English Style Are you a hunter or a jumper? From ground poles to jumping over fences, gain skills in this traditional riding discipline. Develop proper balance and form through Hunt Seat Equitation and even ride through the countryside. Skylark Ranch Vaulting Gymnastics on horseback! This is sure to bring out the stunt rider in you and help develop balance and riding position. Practice your moves on a barrel horse first. Then, with an assisted mount, show off your skills on horseback! Saddle Sampler (Level 1: English OR Western) Grades 2 – 4 Sessions 1B, 3A, 3B Fee $435 Take part in two riding lessons, a vaulting lesson, and learn about how to take care of your horse! Campers will get to try Western OR English styles. Saddle & Paddle Grades 6 – 12 Session 2A Fee $590 The best of both worlds! Climb in the saddle and participate in 1 arena, 1 trail and 1 vaulting lesson. Learn the basics or enhance the skills you already have in horseback riding. Demonstrate balance on your horse in vaulting, then take that balance to your kayaking as you paddle through the water off the Santa Cruz coast. Pony Tails (Level 2: English) Grades 3 – 5 Session 1A Fee $695 Sessions 2B, 4A, 4B Fee $665 Grades 6 – 9 Session 2A Fee $665 Session 5 Fee $695 During daily riding lessons, you will learn to ride in an arena without a lead line, demonstrate the basic balanced position at the halt and walk, and demonstrate control at the walk and the trot according to your riding style. Silver Spurs (Level 2: Western) Grades 3 – 5 Session 1A Fee $695 Sessions 2B, 4A, 4B Fee $665 Grades 6 – 9 Session 2A Fee $695 Session 5 Fee $665 During daily riding lessons, you will learn to ride in an arena without a lead line, demonstrate the basic balanced position at the halt and walk, and demonstrate control at the walk and the trot according to your riding style. The “Mane” Event (Level 3: English) Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1A, 5 Fee $695 Sessions 2A, 4B Fee $665 Grades 6 – 9 Session 3 Fee $695 Sessions 2B, 4A Fee $665 Improve your English riding skills in daily lessons and learn to groom, saddle, and care for horses. Learn the rising trot and ride in a half seat jumping position over poles. Practice your halt, steer while trotting through obstacles, and more! Take the Reins (Level 3: Western) Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1A, 5 Fee $695 Sessions 2A, 4B Fee $665 Grades 6 – 9 Session 3 Fee $695 Sessions 2B, 4A Fee $665 Improve your Western riding skills in daily lesson and learn to groom, saddle, and care for horses. Learn how to pick up stirrups without looking, walk your horse over ground poles, and practice steering while jogging figure eights and serpentines! Happy Trails (Level 4: English OR Western) Grades 8 – 12 Sessions 2B, 4A, 4B Fee $690 Session 3 Fee $720 Ride outdoors on natural trails and explore the majestic redwoods and rolling coastal meadows on horseback! Enjoy daily trail rides with spectacular views. Ride your horse to a cookout, take part in a mounted flag ceremony in the meadow! Le Trec (Level 4: English OR Western) Grades 7 – 10 Session 1 Fee $815 Session 5 Fee $740 Discover the world of Trec, one of the fastest growing equestrian sports that every horse and rider can enjoy. The emphasis is on having fun with your horse! The sport is made up of three phases: orienteering, control of gaits, and a cross country obstacle course. Spend two hours each day in lessons that will teach you how to overcome various challenges in the natural environment. Mount Up (Level 4: English) Grades 5 – 8 Session 3 Fee $740 Spend 2½ hours each day, refining your riding style and then participate in lessons on theory and horsemanship. Improve your jumping technique over different fences and practice perfecting your canter. Go on a trail ride to jump a fence in the open! Show off your skills while riding your horse to campfire for a demonstration in the meadow. ADVANCED RIDING PROGRAMS These programs are by application only. Refer to the skill requirements on the previous page. The application is on camprocks.org. Contact happycamper@ girlscoutsnorcal.org for more details. Spend 3 – 4 hours each day improving your riding skills. Expand your equestrian training with additional daily vaulting, theory, and horse management lessons. Tally Ho! (Level 5: English) Grades 8 – 12 Session 2 Fee $845 Explore the world of Hunter Seat competitions and take both under-saddle and over fences classes to improve your equitation skills. In addition to flatwork, take lessons on dressage, jumping, cross country, and more! Create a drill routine to perform. A horse show will be held at the end of the session—families are welcome to attend! Drill Fever (Level 5: Western or English) Grades 8 – 12 Session 4 Fee $845 Do you have Drill Fever? Be a part of the excitement and adventure of this unique drill team experience. Work with your teammates and instructors to choreograph a routine to perform for the rest of the equestrian program campers. Learn new maneuvers and patterns timed to your favorite music and create one-of-a-kind costumes and flags for your routine. Perform a mounted flag ceremony and see if you have what it takes to do hip hop dressage! 19 Sugar Pine Celebrates 75 Years! In 1848, the location we now know as Camp Sugar Pine was discovered by a family looking for a place to retreat to in the Sierra Mountains. They spent a month in their chosen spot of pine and fir trees and enjoyed the peacefulness of this beautiful natural setting. Before leaving, they posted a wooden sign that read, â€œThis was a Happy Camp.â€? In 1939, the San Francisco Girl Scout Council purchased the property and opened their beloved Camp Sugar Pine. Campers of those days enjoyed swimming in the creek, outdoor cooking, hiking, horseback riding and of course, singing around the campfire under the majestic pine trees. Our campers today enjoy many of the same traditional activities, along with some new adventurous additions as well! We hope you will join us this summer and discover the magic of Camp Sugar Pine. 20 Sugar Pine PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Horseback Riding High Ropes Adventure Tower Swimming Archery Gold Panning Alpine Lakes* Caving* Field Trips* Mini Sessions Family Camp One of the largest Sugar Pine Trees in the world! Paradise in the Sierra Nevada foothills! With its towering and enchanting forest and fun and exciting programs, Sugar Pine offers girls a fantastic mountain get-away and an amazing camp experience. *Specialty program only SUGAR PINE SCHEDULE SESSION Sugar Pine, located in the heart of Calaveras County, has been home to generations of campers for 75 years! The fun and adventurous programs and the deep traditions bring girls back year after year. From the thrill of horseback riding, the challenge of the Adventure Tower, the fun of swimming in the sparkling pool, or getting creative at the Art Barn, to singing around the campfire with new friends, Sugar Pine builds memories to last a lifetime. Within a safe, nurturing environment, girls are empowered and challenged to discover themselves. Families can enjoy the fun of camp too at our Sugar Pine Round Up Family Camp! Great fun and summer adventures are all here for you! Sleeping accommodations vary from tent cabins and platform tents with beds to tipis and dome tents with mattresses. For photos on housing visit camprocks.org/sugarpine. DAYS DATES 1 7 June 26 – July 2 1A 4 June 26 – June 29 1B 4 June 29 – July 2 2 7 July 7 – July 13 3 6 July 13 – July 18 4 7 July 21 – July 27 4A 4 July 21 – July 24 4B 4 July 24 – July 27 Family Camp* 3–5 July 29 – August 3 Minimum stay is 2 nights *See page 24 for details. TRANSPORTATION Chartered bus from Alameda or Pleasanton. Family Camp does not include transportation. OPEN HOUSE Bring a picnic lunch and meet the staff on Saturday, June 21 from 12 – 3 p.m. I can’t wait to hop in the saddle! CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 21 Sugar Pine Note: Grade means level entering in the Fall. Campers in 2nd – 4th grade programs do not participate in archery or high ropes activities. Horseback Riding All campers at Sugar Pine have one horseback ride during their session (Climb & Ride and Mountain Do! campers have additional rides). For this activity, the maximum weight allowed is 200 lbs. These horseback riding experiences will either be a lesson in the arena or a trail ride, depending on the skills and abilities of the camper groups. The Riding Staff at camp determine if a trail ride will take place. To add to the fun, all campers have the chance to help feed and care for the Sugar Pine herd! SIERRA FUN PROGRAMS Jamboree! Grades 2 – 4 Sessions 4A, 4B Fee $335 A jamboree of summer fun just for you! In this special four-day program, you can get a real taste of camp life. Swim in the pool, have a cookout and make tasty treats, get creative with crafts, take a special twilight hike, and sing songs under starry, starry skies. Have a Country dance party and jam with your new camp friends too! Outdoor Magic Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1A, 1B, 4A, 4B Fee $335 Summer fun and adventure just for you! In this four-day, fun-filled program try a little bit of everything and find out what Sugar Pine is all about. Ride a horse, climb the Adventure Tower, go creek stompin’ and pan for gold, dabble in art, try archery and enjoy campfires under starry skies with new friends. Have a cookout and songfest at the corrals and serenade the horses too. The magic of Sugar Pine is waiting for you! Splash n’ Dash Grades 4 – 6 Session 1 Fee $545 Session 3 Fee $510 Splash into summer fun – Sugar Pine style! A sparkling pool, pool parties, creek stompin’ and a trip to a nearby Alpine lake are part of the fun waiting for you. Come to a “dive in movie” to watch a show while floating in the pool or just hang out poolside with your new friends. Then add a splash of color when you join the color run craze! Grab your teammates and have fun on the Great Color Relay when you dash around camp overcoming a series of obstacles. As you master each obstacle, splash on another color! At the end, enjoy our color festival and dance the night away under twinkling lights in the Great Hall! Starry Starry Night Grades 4 – 6 Session 3 Fee $495 There’s nothing better than camping out under the stars. Have fun with night time games from flashlight tag to glow in the dark archery. Take a twilight hike then have a sleep-in breakfast! Use a black light and neon paint to create an amazing backdrop for a night time dance with your new friends. Plan a special stargazing sleep over and explore the night sky for brilliant constellations and shooting stars. Enjoy all of the daytime fun of Sugar Pine too! The Faire! Grades 4 – 6 Session 2 Fee $530 It’s the biggest celebration of the summer! Join the fun and celebrate Sugar Pine’s 75th year when you and your new friends put on an amazing mountaintop faire for all of camp to enjoy. Spend extra time on the Adventure Tower building your team skills then work together to plan the themes, games, entertainment, food and more for your special event. Create hands-on booths, build a crazy obstacle course or have faire-goers bring swaps to trade. Anything goes at YOUR fabulous Faire! Mountain Do! Gold Rush Girlz The Butter Paddle Fletchers Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1, 2, 4 Fee $575 Session 3 Fee $540 All the fun of Sugar Pine is waiting for you — and you get to DO it twice! Enjoy two trips to the Adventure Tower, two horseback rides, extra time at the archery range, the pool, and the Art Barn. Take a trip to Big Trees State Park where you can stomp and dance on the giant stump and have fun on a special mystery trek through the amazing giant sequoias too. It’s everything you like to DO and more! Grades 4 – 6 Session 3 Fee $495 Like a true mountain girl, spend time around the campfire learning new and different ways to make yummy treats. Make buttery orange cinnamon rolls from scratch, create a savory or sweet signature ice cream and watch the unique flavors churn in the ice cream maker, whip up some honey butter for the fresh bread you’ll make and have a delicious outdoor feast with all your new friends. Mix in all the fun of Sugar Pine and you’ll be turning up some summer fun in no time. 22 Grades 5 – 7 Sessions 1, 4 Fee $570 All that glitters, sparkles, and shines is waiting for you! Start your gold rush adventure with a trip to Mercer Caverns where you’ll mine for gems like emeralds and moon stones in a mining sluice. Stake your claim at Columbia State Park, a living restored gold rush town, and learn to pan for gold. Back at camp, head to the Art Barn to create a piece of jewelry with the treasure you find. Round out your gold rush days with an authentic steam locomotive train ride through the beautiful Gold Country. Grades 5 – 7 Session 3 Fee $495 Ready your bows, take aim, and shoot some summer fun! Spend extra time at the archery range, make your own targets, and learn about fletching as you prepare for the Great Tri-Archery adventure! In this three-part fun event, you’ll shoot at floating targets in the pool, show off your archery talents in range challenges, and participate in a special field archery quest. Try glow in the dark archery too! With new friends and all that Sugar Pine offers, you’re sure to hit a bullseye of fun and adventure. Sugar Pine Why Knot? Grades 5 – 8 Session 2 Fee $530 Session 3 Fee $495 Turn a simple strand into something magical? Why knot! Tie your way to fashion, function and fun when you make everything from beautiful decorative bracelets to tasty treats and more. Bake homemade pretzels or savory knot rolls over the campfire, practice lashing and build a fort, discover macramé and make a cool net bag or get creative and learn to braid a horse’s mane. Master the super 8 knot and belay your new friends on the Adventure Tower too. With all that Sugar Pine offers, add this knot craze and you’ll have your summer fun all tied up! Climb and Ride Grades 5 – 8 Sessions 1, 2 Fee $595 Yee Haw and On Belay? That’s right! Enjoy two of your favorite Sugar Pine activities in this dynamic duo adventure. Spend extra time horseback riding and climbing the different elements on the Adventure Tower. Learn more about Western Riding and caring for horses and ride three times including at least one trail ride. Then trade your saddle for a harness and hit the ropes when you climb the vertical playpen and soar through the trees on the zip line or traverse the catwalk and swirl through the air on the giant circular swing. It’s twice the fun for you! U Choose! Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 1, 4 Fee $530 Session 3 Fee $495 This is YOUR time and Sugar Pine is waiting for you. Help choose many of the activities your group will do. What will it be? Hang out by the pool, shoot archery, swim, express yourself in art, climb to the top of the Adventure Tower, and soar through the air on the zip line? Or maybe you’ll cook a gourmet meal over the campfire and enjoy a leisurely sleep-in breakfast. You might take a twilight hike for some fantastic star gazing or plan a dance party. And at the end of the day, you can share late night talks around a flickering campfire with new friends. Anything goes so U Choose! Spa Sugar Pine Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 2, 4 Fee $585 Pamper yourself in the pines! Marvel at the breathtaking mountain peaks on your trip over gorgeous Ebbett’s Pass as you head to Grover Hot Springs State Park. Have an overnight in this beautiful Alpine meadow and pine forest area and relax in the park’s warm natural spring-fed pool. Back at camp, create designer flip-flops, make your own aromatherapy candles, and spoil yourself with natural facial masks, foot soaks and organic smoothies. Ah… it’s all about the spa! Lake Hoppers Grades 6 – 9 Session 2 Fee $595 Water, water everywhere… and it’s all here for you! Visit several amazing Alpine lakes for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fun in the sun. With lazy days floating and swimming in the pool at camp, pool parties, hanging out with new friends, and much more, you’ll bring a splash of fun to your summer! Cast Iron Chef Grades 6 – 9 Sessions 2, 4 Fee $530 Calling all Campfire Chefs! Are you ready for the adventure of dutch oven cooking? Each day, your team will face a challenge to create new and tasty recipes using only this cast iron pot. To spice things up you’ll be given a daily secret ingredient to use. Maybe it will be fruit and you can make a dutch oven caramel apple pie or pineapple upside down cake? Or maybe it will be tortillas, who knows! Master the secret ingredient and learn some great techniques for making delicious food your friends will love! Practice your campfire culinary skills then show off your talents in a dutch oven cook-off competition. Go Chefs! Down Under Grades 7 – 12 Session 3 Fee $620 An underground adventure awaits you! Enter the crystal-filled caves at Mercer Caverns to see a beautiful subterranean wonderland. On this spelunking trek, view amazing calcite formations, rootsicles and stalactites. Then take a swim in an underground cave at Natural Bridges State Park. The adventure continues when you rappel 16 stories down in a cave at Moaning Caverns and crawl through tunnels on a guided spelunking tour. Back on the surface, you and your camp friends will enjoy all the fun Sugar Pine has to offer. Note: Campers must be at least 12 years old, at least 4 feet tall and weigh a minimum of 100 lbs. Alpine Adventure Grades 7 – 12 Sessions 1, 2, 4 Fee $620 Let the adventure begin! Challenge yourself with extra time on our high ropes Adventure Tower. Experience the fun and challenge of the vertical playpen, the climbing wall, or the horizontal ladder and soar through the air on the zip line. Take your Alpine Adventure to another level by flying across a canyon on a duel 1,500-foot zip line at Moaning Caverns. Your adventure continues when you head out on a special lake trip, such as swimming in an underground cave at Natural Bridges or swimming to the islands at Lake Utica. Awesome! Note: Campers must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs. CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 23 Family Camp Girl Scout camp is not just for girls! Now families can enjoy all the fun and excitement of summer camp in one of these special partner programs. Make Girl Scout camp your next family vacation! For more information, including program details and to register, visit the Family Camp section at camprocks.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-408-287-4170, ext. 2091 or 800-447-4475, ext. 2091. TRANSPORTATION Transportation is not provided for family programs. Special Program Notes: For all family camp programs, archery and high ropes or climbing activities are allowed for children entering 4th grade or higher. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact happycamper@ girlscoutsnorcal.org with questions. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN! Grades 1 – 12 Grades 1 – 12 July 31 – August 3 August 7 – August 10 Fee $175/person Fee $175/person Hey girls! Bring your mom, sister, aunt, or other special female adult and come to Bothin for some great summer fun. Enjoy activities led by camp staff while spending quality time together when Bothin transforms into a special retreat just for you! Choose your favorite camp activities and enjoy all that Bothin has to offer. Swimming, dancing, arts and crafts, campfires, hiking, outdoor cooking, the high ropes adventure course, archery, and special themed events are waiting for you. And don’t forget the special Wishing Tree Ceremony at the end of the weekend. It’s a camp tradition you won’t want to miss! Adults must be at least 18 years old. One adult may accompany up to two girls. SUGAR PINE ROUND-UP FAMILY CAMP July 29 – August 3 Flexible reservation dates. Minimum stay is two nights. Fee $69/person/per night for camp housing Fee $59/person/per night for own tent/tent camper Children under 4 are free. Howdy Partners! Time to saddle up and hit the old west for an amazing western style family adventure in the Sierra Foothills. Join the fun when Sugar Pine becomes your very own family dude ranch! Come for a few days or spend the whole week. Enjoy a variety of camp activities such as horseback riding, the Adventure Tower, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, horseshoes, gold panning, day hikes, games in the Great Hall, or just relax at pool side. Each day holds a special event for families, from our barn-raising hoedown and camp-wide talent night to the annual County Fair Extravaganza! Use Sugar Pine as a base camp for your own family day excursions around Calaveras County. Add some adventure with a trip to Moaning Caverns to experience a 1,500’ dual zip line, enjoy an afternoon of kayaking on beautiful Lake Alpine, or have fun on a visit to a nearby Old Western Mining town in Colombia State Park. (Additional fees may apply.) Enjoy special excursions led by camp staff too. And of course, end the day with songs around the campfire, s’mores, and good times with friends and loved ones. It’s fun for the whole family. Yee Haw! DEER LAKE FAMILY ADVENTURE CAMP August 14 – August 17 Children under 4 are free. Fee $160/person High adventure for the whole family! Come to Deer Lake for a weekend and experience all the fun and excitement of this amazing Alpine hideaway. Swim in the lake, play in the funyaks, or try stand-up paddle boarding. Scale the climbing wall or fly through the trees on the zip line. From arts and crafts, archery, and day hikes with spectacular views to campfire sing-a-longs under amazing starry skies, there’s something here for every member of the family. Try an activity led by camp staff or just spend time on your own. Special allcamp events will be offered throughout the weekend too. Make it a family adventure and end your summer together! 24 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS Registration Information FOR BOTHIN, DEER LAKE, SKYLARK RANCH, AND SUGAR PINE Contact email@example.com or the Council Member Services Department at 1-408-287-4170, ext. 2091 OR 800-447-4475, ext. 2091 with any questions about the camps or the registration process. TIPS FOR REGISTERING FOR CAMP WHEN TO REGISTER Registration officially opens Feburary 1 at 12:01 a.m. Online registrations will be accepted at that time on a first-come, firstserved basis. Paper and fax registrations may be submitted prior to Feburary 1; however, placement will not occur until Feburary 1 during regular business hours. When more registrations have been received on Feburary 1 than space available, campers will be placed on a wait list for their first choice and confirmed in an alternate choice if listed and space is available. Registrations received after Feburary 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. HOW TO REGISTER There are two ways to register for camp: 1. Online at camprocks.org—this option requires a credit card authorization and at least a $100 for each girl only session and/or a $50 deposit/person for Family Camp programs. [ Register by the opening date, February 1, to have the best chance of getting your first choice. [ Go Green and Online!—Online registrations are processed faster than paper or FAX. Online payments will only be processed if the camper is placed in a program. Paper and FAX payments will be processed when received in the office, regardless of placement status. • On the website, refer to the “Register for Camp” section. Only register via one method—online OR paper (mail, in-person or FAX). Registering by multiple methods does not give you a better chance of getting into a program and will result in multiple non-refundable deposit payments. [ [ Do not sign up for multiple camp programs during the same session time in more than one camp. Deposits are not refundable once a camp registration has been confirmed. [ Be sure to read the refund information carefully. [ If registering by paper, remember to SIGN the registration form in all required places AND use blue or black ink. Follow the link to register online. • If space is available in the program, your credit card/debit card payment will be processed immediately and you will be confirmed in the program. • If space is not available, you may choose to be placed on a wait list and then try registering for another program. Your credit card/debit card will not be charged if you elect to be placed on a wait list. If space becomes available, an email notification will be sent. Note: Online registration uses enhanced security features for secure transactions. Our service provider is Security Metrics Certified, meeting the Payment Card Industry security standards (PCI). 2. By mail, FAX or submit in person—send completed registration form(s) and at least the required deposit of $100 for each girl only session and/or a $50 deposit/person for Family Camp programs to: Girl Scouts of Northern California 1310 South Bascom Avenue San Jose, CA 95128 Attn: Camp Registration FAX: 1-408-287-8025 Important: Do not include your credit card number when faxing a registration form. We will contact you by telephone to request your credit card information. Your registration will not be entered until your credit card information has been received and is processed. Placement is not guaranteed. A full refund will be given if a camper is not confirmed in any program. CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 25 Registration Information Continued PLEASE NOTE • Telephone and email registrations are not accepted. • The camp registration forms in this brochure allow you to register for up to two sessions of camp per form. To sign up for multiple camp sessions online, follow the instructions in the camp registration section on the website. • To register two campers for the same program, they must both meet the age requirements for that program. List them as Camper Buddies on each other’s online or paper registration form. For paper or FAX registrations, submit them together or mail them in the same envelope. Placement with a buddy is not guaranteed. A maximum of two names together will be accepted. • An additional, non-refundable $15 registration fee will apply for all girls who are not currently Girl Scouts. • An additional $50 fee will apply for all girls living outside the Girl Scouts of Northern California jurisdiction. This fee covers a portion of the indirect costs relating to camp operations, which are subsidized by the Council. • Family Camp programs require a non-refundable deposit of $50/person at the time of registration. • A current health exam (within 12 months of camp) by a Licensed Physician, Physicians Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner acting under the supervision of a Licensed Physician is required for attendance at resident camp. DEPOSITS The deposit will not be refunded after camp registration is confirmed. Nonrefundable deposits are not transferable to another program or camper. For questions on this policy, contact the Council Member Services Department. CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION Camp registrations are considered confirmed once they are placed in the Girl Scout computer system regardless of whether a confirmation notice has been received. A camper information packet with important pre-camp details will be sent approximately three weeks after the camp registration has been confirmed and no sooner than March 1. If no email address is provided, the information packet will be mailed. Health forms will be sent to campers with the camp packet and must be signed by one of the medical professionals above, and brought with you on camp check-in day. Confirmation materials can also be found on the Parents Corner of the camprocks.org section of the website. A user name and password is required to access documents and will be sent via an electronic confirmation email. 26 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS PAYMENT OF FEES The balance of the camp fee is due three weeks before the opening day of the confirmed camp session. The total camp fee may be paid at any time prior, including at the time of registration. Online payments may be made by credit card or debit card only. Payments may also be made by mail or in person by check, money order, credit card, or debit card, or GSNorCal Cookie/Fall Sales Rewards card. A $35 service charge will be made on all returned checks. NOTE: A camper will be cancelled from a program if payment is not received by the three week due date. If your registration is cancelled, you will be sent a notification and all fees paid up to that point are non-refundable. CANCELLATIONS To cancel a registration or a wait list spot, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX written notification to 1-408-287-8025. To receive a refund of the registration fees paid less the deposit, a notice of cancellation must be received at least three weeks prior to the first day of the camp session for which the cancellation is being made. REFUND POLICY Full Refund: A full refund will be made only if your selected camp session(s) is full and no alternative can be found, or if the financial aid amount requested is not fully granted. Partial Refund: The balance of the camp fee, less deposit, will be refunded only if: 1. Family plans change and the camper can no longer attend. In this case, written notification must be received three weeks before the opening date of the confirmed camp session; 2. The camper does not attend due to illness or injury. A letter from a physician must accompany the refund request; 3. The camper is sent home from camp due to illness or injury occurring at camp. Refunds are prorated in such cases and will not be made if the camper attends more than half of the camp session and will be made only at the written request of the parent/guardian. NOTE: No refund will be made if the camper does not attend her camp session or leaves early for any other reason, even if her space is filled by another participant. Make refund requests in writing no later than August 31 to the Girl Scouts of Northern California. VOLUNTEER RUN COMMUNITY CAMP REGISTRATION FALL + COOKIE REWARDS = CAMP! Girls can earn Fall Sale Rewards or Cookie Rewards to pay for all or part of their camp registration through the Girl Scouts of Northern California Product Sale programs. Reference the Fall Sale and Cookie Sale order cards for the details and have your Girl Scout talk with her troop regarding their girl and troop rewards plan choice. The girl and troop rewards plan choice is a decision made by the girls for the entire troop. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INSTRUCTIONS Any girl who lives within Girl Scouts of Northern California’s jurisdiction is eligible to apply for financial help to attend Girl Scout camps in Northern California. Girls who live outside of this Council must contact their local Girl Scout Council for financial aid information. Girls must be registered Girl Scouts by April 15. DEADLINE: Financial Aid requests must be submitted no later than May 15. Financial aid decisions are not made until camp placement has been confirmed. Families may request financial assistance for one session of any resident camp OR no more than two sessions of a Volunteer Run day camp. All information is confidential. To apply for financial aid: • Complete the financial aid and the camp registration forms in this brochure or on the website at camprocks.org. Note: the camp registration form and financial aid form are two separate forms and are processed separately. List the name of camp, program, and fee for which assistance is being requested on the financial aid form. Girls or families must pay at least the deposit for their camp session. Should the financial aid amount requested not be fully granted and applicant chooses to cancel their registration, a refund of the deposit will be allowed. In such case, a refund request must be submitted in writing by August 31. Financial aid is based on need and this must be clearly demonstrated on the form. The Council takes into account income level, family size, and a detailed explanation of circumstances when granting financial assistance. Documentation that verifies income level must be provided with the form (i.e. paycheck stub, tax return, unemployment check receipt, etc.) Incomplete forms or those missing proof of income will not be reviewed. • • • • • Each Volunteer Run camp manages its own registration process. Refer to the Volunteer Run camp section at camprocks.org/our_camps.html for contact information to obtain registration details. For further assistance, email email@example.com. Camp Champions! Has your daughter benefited from the power of a camp experience? If you believe that going to camp is a valuable way to increase self confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of accomplishment, please join us in providing the camp experience to girls who cannot afford it. Please make a donation to our campership fund while registering online at CampRocks.org or with the paper registration form in this brochure. You CAN make a huge difference with even a small donation! Share the power of the camp experience—be a Camp Champion! Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor as individual situations vary. SPRING 2014 CAMP IMPROVEMENT WEEKENDS Join us! Skylark Ranch/Santa Cruz Mountains: March 22 Sugar Pine/Calaveras County: May 24-26 Butano/San Mateo County: April 12 Bothin/Fairfax: April 19 Two Sentinels: Opening July 4– 6 Closing August 9–10 Bring the whole family to the mountains for a day or a weekend and partner with us to prepare the resident camps for the summer camp season. There is no fee. One day work parties include lunch. Weekend work parties include free camping and meals and offer a great opportunity for a weekend getaway that combines service work with free time to play, explore or relax. All age groups are welcome! Projects at the camps may include putting up platform tents, opening up and cleaning out buildings from the winter, cleaning bathrooms, clearing trails, clearing brush and debris, painting, etc. Housing will be in seasonal shelters, buildings or your own family tent. More information can be found at GirlScoutsNorCal.org in the Camp and Property section or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 27 2014 Financial Aid Form This application is for day and resident camps only. Para obtener este forma en Espanol llame 800-447-4475, ext. 2091 o de correo electronico a email@example.com. STEP 1: READ THE GUIDELINES ON PAGE 27 STEP 2: COMPLETE THE FULL APPLICATION AND SUBMIT IT WITH PROOF OF INCOME The following information MUST be completed for all applicants and proof of income MUST be attached. Girl’s Name (One application per girl. Aid is for girl participants only.) Address City Telephone Day ( State Zip ) Telephone Evening ( School Grade in Fall Is she a registered Girl Scout? q Yes q No Juliette (Individually registered Girl Scout) Has she received camp financial assistance from Girl Scouts of Northern California before? q Yes q No Parent/Guardian 1 Name Phone ( ) Email Number of adults dependent on family income Annual household income level: q Below $18,000 q $18,001 – $24,000 q $24,001 – $30,000 q $30,001 – $36,000 q $36,001 – $42,000 Parent/Guardian 2 Name ) q $42,001 – $48,000 q $48,001 – $54,000 q $54,001 – $60,000 q Over $60,000 Attach verification of income from all sources (pay stub, tax return, proof of assistance, etc.) to this application. Camp Session Occupation(s) Phone ( Ages Gross monthly income ) Birthday Troop # Number of children living at home (One camp session per application) Program Name Session Start Date Did she register online? Session End Date q Yes q No Registration # Email Fee for camp $_____________ Occupation(s) Amount parent/guardian can pay $_____________ Girl lives with: Amount girl can pay (including Fall/Cookie Rewards) $_____________ q Mother only q Father only q Both parents q Other guardian Amount from other sources $_____________ If other please specify: (REQUIRED) Amount requested $_____________ Please indicate any special circumstances that relate to this request (additional pages may be attached): STEP 3: FUNDING RELEASE AND SIGNATURE The Guardsmen provide funding for a portion of our GSNorCal camperships. In consideration of this campership application for sponsorship by The Guardsmen, I agree to the following conditions: (1) to allow my child to attend camp; (2) to contribute the amount of money specified for my child to attend camp; (3) to allow my child to receive such medical treatment as may be considered necessary; and (4) The Guardsmen shall not be responsible for any disease, injury or death to my child while traveling to, from or while attending camp. Parent/Guardian Signature (REQUIRED) Date STEP 4: MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO: Girl Scouts of Northern California 1310 South Bascom Avenue San Jose, CA 95128 Attn: Camperships OFFICIAL USE ONLY Date Received Date Approved NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. CAMP SPACE WILL NOT BE HELD FOR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS. Providing your email is the most efficient and cost effective way for us to notify you of the outcome. Date Denied Date Notified Amount Approved $ Approval Signature 28 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS B DL SR SP 2014 Resident Camp Registration Registration 1 Camper’s Name 1st Camp Choice Address City Phone ( State ) 2nd Camp Choice School Birth date Registered Girl Scout? Session Program Zip Age q Yes q No Session Program Grade in Fall SU#________ Troop#________ Camper Buddy (Being placed with a buddy is not guaranteed—both forms must come into the office together for the best chance of being placed with a buddy. List one name only. Both buddies must sign up for the same program and session.) Parent 1 Name Parent 1 Phone H ( ) W( Session Program Registration 2 1st Camp Choice Session Program ) 2nd Camp Choice Parent’s Email Session Program Parent 2 Name Parent 2 Phone H ( 3rd Camp Choice ) Parent’s Cell Phone ( W( 3rd Camp Choice ) Session Program ) PAYMENT REGISTRATION 1 REGISTRATION 2 Emergency Contact Name Emergency Contact Phone ( ) Total Camp Fees $________ $________ TOTAL $________ Relationship to camper Non-Girl Scout fee (one-time) $________ $________ Parent’s contact information if different during camp Out of Council fee $________ $________ $________ As legal guardian of this child, I give permission for her to attend camp and participate in all activities unless stated, for her to be transported out of camp during the camp session for programs and other purposes, and for emergency treatment to be given to her in case of injury or illness. I agree to cooperate with all regulations and procedures. I understand that the $100 deposit for girl only sessions or the $50 deposit/person for family camp is not refundable. I understand my daughter must have a current physical completed by Licensed Physician, Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner under the supervision of a Licensed Physician within 12 months of the start of her camp session. I understand that if my daughter is not a registered Girl Scout there is an additional $15 fee. I understand that by participating in any camp my daughter will become a member of the Girl Scouts. Financial Aid Requested $________ $________ $________ Total Deposit Enclosed $________ $________ $________ Check one: Images of my daughter may q may not q be used in Girl Scout Public Relations. Exceptions to participation: Transportation q Alameda q Concord q Fairfield Skylark Ranch: q San Jose q Santa Cruz Sugar Pine: q Alameda q Pleasanton Amount Enclosed $ A minimum $100 deposit is required for each session q Cash q Check/MO q VISA q MC q AMEX q DISC q Cookie/Fall Sale Rewards#__________________________________ q Charge the deposit only to my credit card q When accepted into a camp program charge the entire amount due. Camp Champion donation amount: _______________ (Details on page 27.) Account No. Exp. date (Do not include your credit card number if Faxing this form) Please choose a preferred location. Note: this may change depending on the camp in which your registration is confirmed. Deer Lake: Payment Method I understand that any deposit paid is non-refundable and that the balance is non-refundable within three weeks of the confirmed camp session. Signature of Cardholder Print Cardholder’s name Parent/Guardian Signature (REQUIRED) Date Where did you hear about our camps? CAMPROCKS.ORG I GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 29 Volunteer Run Camps Volunteer Run Camps are day and resident camps planned and run by Girl Scout volunteers and held throughout Northern California. These fun, enriching, local camps allow girls to extend their Girl Scout experience into the summer months and often offer leadership opportunities for older girls. CAMP REGISTRATION Tall Trees, Humboldt Each Volunteer Run Camp manages its own registration process. Refer to the Volunteer Run Camp Section at camprocks.org/volunteer_run_res.html for contact information to obtain registration details. For further assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Girl Scout camps are open to every girl without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability. Known for: Traditional camp experience in the redwood trees of Redwood National Park Website: redwoodgirlscouts.org/camp Explorer Camp (Entering grades 4 & 5) June 15 – June 19 Forest Friends (Entering grades 1, 2 & 3) June 19 – June 21 Renaissance Camp (Entering grades 6, 7, 8 & 9) June 22 – June 28 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Two Sentinels, Kirkwood Financial assistance to help cover the camp fees (maximum of 80%) is available for girls who live within the Girl Scouts of Northern California Council area. To apply for a financial assistance, refer to the instructions on page 27. For questions about financial assistance, contact email@example.com or call 800-447-4475, ext. 6012. CAMP STAFF VOLUNTEERS Volunteer Run Camps are all staffed by screened and trained volunteers. Parents can often attend with their daughter in exchange for helping in different areas of the camp operation. Each camp handles volunteer registration differently. To obtain information about volunteering, contact the camps directly. HEALTH AND SAFETY All camps must meet established standards for health and safety, site, program, and personnel, which are set by Girl Scouts of the USA. Resident camps must meet additional state and local government standards. A qualified Health Supervisor is on site at all camps. Parents will be notified in the event of an emergency. VOLUNTEER RUN RESIDENT CAMPS Camp Butano Creek, Pescadero Known for: A coastal camp experience with traditional camping, beach and ocean aquatic programs, coastal backpacking. Website: campbutanocreek.org Session 1 July 12 – 19 Session 2 July 26 – August 2 Session 3 August 9 – 16 Kamp Konocti, Navarro Known for: Traditional camp experience in Mendocino County Website: kampkonocti.org Session 1 July 20 – 26 30 2014 SUMMER ADVENTURES FOR GIRLS Known for: A traditional camp program, lake activities, and beginning to advanced backpacking in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains. Website: twosentinels.org Session 1 July 13 – July 20 Session 2 July 23 – July 30 Session 3 August 2 – August 9 VOLUNTEER RUN DAY CAMPS A wide variety of community-based day camps are available throughout Northern California. For a geographic listing of all Volunteer Run Day Camps and contact information for registration and/or information on volunteering, visit the Volunteer Run Camp section at camprocks.org/volunteer_run_day.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let the adventure continue… Do you want more amazing outdoor adventures after summer camp? Girl Scouts of Northern California offers a variety of programs and events during the year that allow girls and leaders to experience outdoor fun and excitement. Just look… Ropes Course Adventures Choose between three amazing courses, or try them all! On the high ropes or low challenge course at Skylark Ranch (Santa Cruz Mountains) or The Adventure Course at Bothin (Marin) you can develop a strong sense of self, seek challenges, strengthen your cooperation and teambuilding and more! Programs are facilitated by experienced and certified Ropes Course Instructors. The challenge course is for girls in 2nd grade and above and the other two high courses are for girls in 4th grade and above. For fees and details visit camprocks.org. The Bothin Program Center in Marin Get outside, learn new skills, and have an adventure with your service unit, troop, or group. Programs are available to all Girl Scouts and non-profit groups Trained, experienced staff will set everything up for you and run the entire program from beginning to end. Programs include everything from archery, arts and crafts, night hikes, outdoor cooking, hands-on science or ecology activities to guided experience in the Bothin Organic Garden! Fees and details are listed on the website at girlscoutsnorcal.org. School Year Outdoor Adventures Every year, Girl Scouts of Northern California offers a variety of weekend outdoor adventures for girls of all ages. From camping and outdoor skills events to kayaking, back packing, white water rafting, zip-line canopy tours and more. Check out the fun in The Program & Event Guide for a full listing of year round events or visit the website at girlscoutsnorcal.org. JUST FOR LEADERS… Outdoors E-Z! August 14 – 17 An amazing outdoor learning experience just for leaders and their daughters! Come to our mountain retreat at Camp Sugar Pine and enjoy this conference-style training where you’ll learn or improve your outdoor living skills and expand your knowledge of outdoor programming. Choose beginning to advanced workshops and activities that will give you practical skills and hands-on experience for working with girls outdoors. From novelty hikes, knots and lashing, and a variety of outdoor cooking techniques, to easy tips for taking your troop outdoors for a day or for a weekend, there is a something here for all levels. Become Troop Camp Certified or add to your skills if you are already certified to take girls camping. Make connections with other leaders and their daughters and share ideas and resources while enjoying this beautiful and comfortable mountain setting. Learn to enhance your troop’s outdoor experiences and help them enjoy Girl Scouting even more. This is a must-have training you won’t want to miss! Open to all leaders. Registration information will be available February 1 at camprocks.org. Coming 2015… The return of T.E.Q.U.E.! Trailblazers-EnthusiasticQuest-For-UnsurpassedEfficiency Older Girls Outdoor Skills Competition Get up and get outdoors– YOUR adventure awaits! NON-PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 1650 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 100 Alameda, CA 94502 Stay in touch with us all year long and share your experience with the power of camp on social media! For updates on cool events and all the latest camp news, follow us at: facebook.com/CampRocksGSNorCal twitter.com/gsnccamprocks instagram.com/gsnorcal pinterest.com/gsnorcal Tag us and share in the fun with hashtags like: #camprocks #gsnorcalcamprocks #powerofcamp #getoutdoors 5 32 Deer Lake High Adventures — you choose! Chico Truckee Donner Pass Deer Lake 99 101 80 1 Stockton Bothin Summer Adventures for Girls and Families camprocks.org I can’t wait to go to camp! Bothin Fun for everyone! San Rafael San Francisco Sugar Pine Mountain days, Mountain craze! 50 505 4 580 Arnold Sugar Pine Angel’s Camp Modesto Skylark Ranch Skylark Ranch Tree beds, horses and beaches, oh my! Santa Cruz Monterey 5 Salinas Fresno Visalia 101 1 Bakersfield