2014 Summer Camp Guide
Girl Scout camp is a timeless tradition where new and exciting challenges are just waiting to be conquered by girls!
summer 14 0 2 camp Your Guide To Fun-Filled Adventure 1 2 select a camp » Choose which location and date. register for camp » For quick and easy registration visit http://bit.ly/KjdiU3. OR » Fil out and submit the correct paper forms with a non-refundable deposit to : 3 Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA Attn : Summer Camp Registration 350 Hale Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17104 receive confirmation » If you register online, you wil receive an instant confirmation. » If you submit paper forms with no email address on file, you wil receive OR confirmation via mail. 4 payment » Remaining balance due by June 7, 2014. table of contents Important Dates Camp Small Valley Camp Archbald Life at Camp 4 -5 questions? Please call 1.800.692.7816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more online! » » » Friend us. Follow us. Like us. www.gshpa.org www.facebook.com/GSHPA www.youtube.com/user/gshpa Traditional Camp Ranch Camp Camp Fees, Registration Adventure Bound Family Camp 16 - 19 20 - 21 22 - 23 10 - 11 12 - 15 6 -7 8- 9 MAP KEY Camp Small Valley Camp Archbald North Region Northeast Region West Region South Central Region South Region Area Service Center Area Service Center – Corporate Headquarters Counselor-in-Training 24 - 25 26 - 27 29 - 39 Forms 350 Hale Avenue | Harrisburg, PA 17104 1.800.692.7816 | email@example.com www.gshpa.org y r e v o c s i D A World of Girl Scout camp is a timeless tradition where new and exciting challenges are just waiting to be conquered by girls! Whether our campers arrive on Sunday alone or with a buddy, they are guaranteed to leave with a cabin-ful of new friends and memories that will last a lifetime! Our Girl Scout summer camp offers a wide-range of activities. On day one, our campers choose their own schedules of activities which gives them the freedom to do what they love while also trying something new. Camp is one of the best places for a girl to gain confidence in her abilities, develop the courage to lead others and strengthen her character. So why wait? Registration opens February 10th â€“ what better way to make her summer a summer sheâ€™ll remember forever with a trip to Girl Scout summer camp! Important Dates Camp Registration Opens* February 10, 2014 *register before April 1, 2014 and your camper will receive her very own camp sweatshirt Summer Camp Webinar March 4, 2014 @ 7-8 p.m. March 26, 2014 @ noon -1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Small Valley Open House May 3, 2014 @ noon -5 p.m. Archbald Open House May 18, 2014 @ 1:30-6:30 p.m. Camp Dates All camps run Sunday-Friday, providing girls with six days to discover trails, new skills, friends, courage, confidence and character! Camp Small Valley June 15 - 20 June 22 - 27 July 6 - 11 Camp Archbald July 20 - 25 July 27 - August 1 August 3 - 8 y at Camp! Come See for yourself! ses, tour the facilities Join us for our Camp Open Hou ps have to offer. You and see firsthand all that our cam ut will discover. You can walk the trails that your Girl Sco her new friends will can visit the cabin where she and ep. You can see the share secrets before they fall asle new things, push camp where your Girl Scout will try s and uncover her her limits, create lasting memorie fullest potential. be held on May Small Valley’s Open House will from Noon-5 p.m. held on Archbald’s Open House will be from 1:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. May 18 3 » » *No need to register or make a rese every half hour. rvation! Tours run 5 Camp Small Valley Snapshot Camp Small Valley is located in upper Dauphin County, 30 minutes north of Harrisburg. Nestled on 762 acres of land, there is nothing small about Small Valley! This camp offers big adventures such as, horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, geocaching, and archery. Girls will push themselves to new heights through our high ropes course and discover teamwork at the low ropes course. Campers will also find a Science Center, planetarium and a swimming pool with a bubble beach! There is something for everyone including pottery, sports, dance, theater, orienteering, sling shots and more! Highlights! You’ll Love Our YURTS! We are excited to premier our brand new YURT Village. The village is made up of four YURTs that each sleep 10 girls and offer a truly unique camp experience! The low ropes course challenges girls through imaginative scenarios where they have to communicate, cooperate and work together as a team to conquer obstacles. Arm-in-arm, hand- in-hand, campers will help each other tightrope walk, climb walls, and guide each other through “spider webs” until they ALL reach the end. (Low ropes course is also available at Camp Archbald.) Harnessing in On the Fun! The High Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, and Leap of Faith will boost our campers’ confidence and courage as they confront challenges and achieve the unimaginable. Safety comes first, as our trained facilitators make sure all participants are strapped, locked and secured before they tackle their next adventure. High Ropes: Girls will bravely trek through that high ropes course that runs app. 50 feet off the ground. Campers will go through seven elements and celebrate the completion of the course as they cruise down a 475 foot zip line! Climbing Wall: Camp Small Valley’s 3-sided climbing wall will dare girls to take something that looks impossible and tackle it head on! This climbing wall allows multiple climbers at one time and a vertical play pen. Giant Swing and the Leap of Faith: The Giant Swing and the Leap of Faith requires that girls work together as a team! In the Giant Swing, girls will pull a tow line to hoist a girl to go swinging (safely!) through the air. The Leap of Faith will challenge our campers to do the unthinkable and leap from a 50 foot platform. » Camp Small Valley Summer Camp Dates June 15 - 20 June 22 - 27 July 6 - 1 1 Small Valley has been a tradition » Camp for 59 years. CAMP AT A GLANCE is nestled on 762 acres in the wooded » It hills of upper Dauphin County. » 250 people. The camp can accommodate up to 7 Camp Archbald Snapshot » Camp Archbald is located in Susquehanna County in the woods of the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. Just like the mountains, the possibilities are endless! It is the second oldest Girl Scout camp in the nation and is rich with almost 100 years of Girl Scout tradition. At Archbald, girls can fully enjoy nature when they are surrounded by the beautiful forests and a spring-fed glacial lake. Adventure awaits with boating, canoeing, swimming, archery, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, ziplines, low ropes course and so much more. Highlights! A Whole New Dining Experience! We are happy to introduce our new Dining Hall! This new facility is more than just a place for the campers to grab some grub! Girls will meet new friends, exchange stories, and share lifelong memories with their fellow campers. The scenic Lake Ely provides 34 acres of fun for girls who are interested in swimming, kayaking, canoeing and row boating. Nook Tower offers four walls of challenges, which includes climbing, rappelling and a vertical play pen. Girls will push themselves up to the top of the tower just so they can enjoy the ride down from our zip line. Our horse barn provides campers with hands on experiences that will teach girls the full responsibility of taking care of horses from feeding, grooming, and prepping. (Barns and horseback riding is also available at Camp Small Valley.) Nothing is more confidence boosting than hitting the bulls eye! Campers will work with our trained staff to learn and practice their archery skills. (Archery is also available at Camp Small Valley.) » » » Camp Archbald is accredited from the American Camp Association. Camp Archbald Summer Camp Dates 8 July 20 - 25 July 27 - August 1 August 3 - 8 Camp Archbald is the second oldest Girl Scout camp in the nation and is rich with almost 100 years of Girl Scout tradition. Lake Ely provides 34 acres of fun for girls who are interested in swimming, kayaking, canoeing and row boating. Camp Archbald is accredited from the American Camp Association. CAMP AT A GLANCE 9 Life at Camp FAQs Q: A: My child has special needs, how will she be accommodated? Our inclusive environment helps girls of all abilities to live, play and learn in a noncompetitive environment. If your child requires a special diet, special health care or has a mental or emotional disability or any other condition, you should contact the Camp Director prior to registering your camper. When discussing your daughter’s specific needs and our camp’s ability to accommodate them, you’ll be better able to determine if our camp can provide the support, supervision and necessary accommodations for your camper to have a safe and fulfilling camping experience. Upon arrival, you can further address any issues to our full-time RN. Handicapped accessible living areas are available. My child is a picky eater, will peanut butter and jelly be available? We no longer serve any tree nut or peanut products at camp. We will offer bread, jellies and butter as a supplement to the hot buffet, fruit and salad bars. I can’t seem to find information on the trading post? Q: A: Q: A: 10 This year, we are giving every camper a FREE t-shirt. If she is registered before the advanced rate expires, she will also get a FREE sweatshirt. For more FAQs please visit www.gshpa.org ÂŤ Life at Camp Sleeping Units Living arrangements are grouped by ages and assigned approximately one week before campers arrive for their upcoming session. Girls may stay in tents, cabins or lodges. All of our tent units and cabins have cots with mattresses. Girls may only request one buddy. In return, the buddy must also request her as her unit mate or the request will not be honored. Buddies must be in the same grade level and both must be in the same program, - i.e. Traditional or Ranch Camp. All of units are organized into villages. Each of our villages house a group of girls along with their very own dedicated camp staff. Restroom and Shower Facilities Small Valleyâ€™s restroom facilities are comprised mostly of flushing toilets with latrines at a few of the units. Girls will have the opportunity to shower during scheduled unit times at the pool house. Archbald offers latrines and shared shower facilities between the units. Most units offer hand washing stations nearby and others provide hand sanitizer. Each unit schedules daily shower times for the girls. Meals Our meals are prepared by our professional food service and served in our dining hall. All meals provide a variety of food that is both healthy and kid friendly. A fresh salad and fruit bar are always offered during lunch and dinner. Campers have a unit breakfast, dinner and a unit pack out lunch at least once during the week. Vegetarian and kosher diets can be accommodated. Other dietary restrictions may also be accommodated; however parents may need to supplement acceptable foods for our staff to prepare. Please make sure to include dietary restrictions when you register your camper. Eligibility Whether a girl has been a Girl Scout in the past or not, she is always welcome at Girl Scout camp! The process is very simple. If she would like to come to camp, and she is not already a registered member of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, she will need to include an additional $15 non-refundable Girl Scout membership fee. This additional fee must be included with the deposit and makes her eligible to participate in any Girl Scout activities through September 30, 2014. Camp Community When a Girl Scout leaves camp, she will leave with a lifetime of memories and a special bond with her camp family! Our staff strives for excellence to ensure that our campers have a positive experience that is life changing! We offer fun and exciting programs in a safe environment that encourages our campers to challenge themselves to go outside their comfort zones. Our girls will gain independence, decision-making skills and life-long friendships. Campers will have the opportunity to meet other girls (campers and camp staff) from our area, from throughout the United States and even around the world. By offering this culturally rich experience along with the week-long activities and daily electives, your camper is sure to have an unforgettable and well-rounded camp experience. Staffing All camp staff participate in a rigorous interview process including thorough background screenings and in-person interviews to ensure they are a perfect fit for our camp. Upon arrival, they begin a two-week staff training process. Each member of our team is certified in first aid, CPR, AED as well as epi-pen. Both returning and new staff members share our campersâ€™ enthusiasm which gives our campers a fun experience that is based on the Girl Scout philosophy, mission, Promise and Law. 12 What are some examples of Electives? Traditional Camp » General Information Traditional Camp lets every camper choose her own itinerary for the week. She will be able to pick from a variety of programs with other girls her same age. We offer two types of opportunities, core activities and daily electives. The core activities are typical programs for which she will earn a Girl Scout badge. Core activities can also be a great way for her to try something new and expand her knowledge in a particular area that isn’t necessarily badge driven. Daily electives occur twice a day, once before lunch and dinner. They will choose two electives the night before for the following day. Badges and Patches Our campers will be able to show off their summer camp accomplishments by earning various badges and patches. At the end of the week, campers will have earned a minimum of 1 Girl Scout badge and 1 fun patch that they can take home. Core Activity Examples Adventure Course Experience Survival Archery Outdoor Cooking Dance Woodworking (Cadettes) Potter (Brownie) Drawing (Junior) Screenwriter (Cadettes) Camper (Junior) Troupe Performer (Senior) Hiker (Brownie) Comic Artist (Cadettes) Adventurer (Senior) Bugs (Brownie) Musician (Junior) ››› Climbing Tower � Giant Swing � Archery � Ga-Ga � Tie-Dye � Arts and Crafts � Zipline � Hike � Planetarium � Cool Science Experiments � Water Games � Badminton � Volleyball � Sling shots � Parachute Games � *Horseback Riding [ [ Traditional Camp continuedâ€Ś Trail Rides For an additional $30 fee, a camper can sign up to participate in one horseback riding lesson per week of camp. We will fit her with a horse that is suited to her level of riding experience. She will ride in our riding ring to get comfortable in the saddle and learn about equine safety and riding techniques. Thereafter, she will head out onto trail riding. Note: Trail riding is weather dependent, if it is raining we try to reschedule the ride; however, if we are unable to ride, girls will still get an opportunity to a real horse experience. No refunds. Trips (Juniors and up) In addition to choosing their own activities, campers have the option to go on a half or full day out-of-camp trip for FREE! Trips vary by age, space and interest. If there is not enough interest or there is inclement weather, trips may be cancelled and girls will continue to follow their original schedule. Trips may include canoeing, hiking or geocaching at a nearby state park. Traditional Camp Daily Schedule 7:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3:45 pm 4:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Flag Breakfast Cabin Kapers/Inspection Period 1 Period 2 Elective Mail Call Lunch Rest Hour Period 3 Period 4 Elective Flag Dinner Cabin Time Evening Activity Quiet Time 14 Traditional Camp FAQs Q: How do I know what activities my camper will participate in? A: You can discuss what activities she would like to do when she gets to camp. You will receive a blue form with your confirmation packet that has a question regarding what activities she would like to do. Talk to your daughter about her options before she arrives at camp. Use the pink form that you will receive in the mail to notify us of the badges and patches she has already earned so they are not duplicated. My camper would like to participate in horseback riding, is there anything specific she needs to know? Any camper who participates in a horseback riding activity will be required to wear long pants with smooth soled boots or shoes that have a heel. Riding helmets are required and are supplied by GSHPA. If your camper owns a riding helmet, it must be ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) and SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) certified. For more FAQs please visit www.gshpa.org Q: A: Camp Dates Traditional Camp occurs Sunday through Friday for the dates listed below. Camp Small Valley June 15 - 20 June 22 - 27 July 6 - 11 Camp Archbald July 20 - 25 July 27 - August 1 August 3 - 8 15 » Camp Small Valley » Camp Archbald (Western Style Riding) (Western Style Riding) Ranch Camp Dates Ranch Camp occurs Sunday through Friday. June 15 -20 June 22 - 27 July 6 -11 July 20 - 25 July 27 - August 1 August 3 - 8 16 ÂŤ Ranch Camp At Ranch Camp, girls entering 6th through 10th grade will spend the week developing a relationship with a horse that is assigned specifically to her. Ranch campers will learn different styles of western horsemanship. This progressive program offers girls an opportunity to excel from a beginners level to the advanced. We offer four different levels: white, yellow, blue and red. Once a camper passes the red level, she will have the opportunity to become a Wrangler-in-Training (WIT). In order to progress through the levels, the camper must pass a riding and written test to advance to the next level. Our badge and bandana program is a way to receive recognition. Each girl attending Ranch Camp will earn a horse patch at the end of her first week as well as a colored bandana that shows off her riding level. In addition, the camper will earn a rocker for each level she passes. Throughout the week, girls will still have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities. Ranch Campers will have the chance to pick an elective and swim each day. At the end of the week, girls can showcase their hardwork and abilities at the horse show, where parents/ guardians are invited to watch their campers demontrate their newly formed skills. The show will begin around 3:30 p.m. on Friday. 17 Ranch Camp continued… Ranch Camp FAQs Q: A: What if my camper has been riding and doesn’t want to start at the white level? If your camper is completely confident in her riding skills and horsemanship knowledge, she may take the white level written test on Sunday. If she successfully passes the test, she can take the white level riding test on Monday morning. If she receives a passing grade, she can advance to the yellow level immediately. I heard that the blue level requires mulitple weeks of participation, is that true? Each level requires a different amount of time devoted to progress. The further along a ranch camper achieves the more time is required to work on riding styles. For example: a white level rider needs to have 1 successful week to move to the yellow level which also is a week long. The blue and red levels require 2 weeks in the same summer, but not necessarily consecutively. Ranch camp fills up quickly and if a camper is on the blue or red levels, it is strongly suggested to register for both at the same time. My camper doesn’t have boots, will this be a problem? Every ranch camper should have a proper pair of boots with a heel. Rain boots will suffice for the white level, moving forward a proper boot will need to be acquired. You can find basic boots at some retailers for as low as $25. For more FAQs please visit www.gshpa.org Q: A: Q: A: 18 Ranch Camp Âť Daily Schedule Âť 6:30 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Early Morning Feeding Flag Breakfast Cabin Kapers/Inspection Grooming and Prepping Horses Ring Work Elective Mail Call Lunch Rest Hour Ground Lesson Trail/Ring Lesson Swimming Flag Dinner Night feeding Evening Activity Quiet Time Lights out 19 n io t a r t is g e R Camp Fees, n io t a m ir f n o & C General Information and Rates At Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, we believe every girl should have an opportunity to experience camp. We do our best to keep the cost to send your camper to one of our camps for a week reasonable and affordable. > Traditional Camp – $249 + $50 non-refundable deposit > Add a horseback ride for $30 > Ranch Camp- $399 + $50 nonrefundable deposit *Don’t delay, registration opens on February 10 and fills up quickly! Financial Assistance Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania offers Financial Assistance (also known as summer camperships) for qualified girls who demonstrate a need for it. Donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and United Ways help support the campership fund. The campership application can be found on page 31-32 of this guide. The application must be submitted with your camper's registration and $50 non-refundable deposit. Applicants will be notified as to whether or not they qualify for financial assistance within a month after registrating and will be expected to pay any remaining balance by June 7, 2014. Don’t delay, registration opens on Feb. 10 and fills up quickly! Don’t want to miss out? Visit http://bit.ly/KjdiU3 to register online. Confirmations After submitting your camper’s registration paperwork and non-refundable $50 deposit, you can expect to receive a confirmation packet approximately 3 – 4 weeks later. The confirmation packet includes several different documents that must be completed prior to your campers arrival. Please bring the completed forms with you to camp and make sure they are filled out in its entirety. To ensure the welfare of your child, she will be required to get a physical within 12 months of her intended camp stay. You will find this form within your confirmation packet. Q: A: Q: A: When can we register? Registration opens February 10th, 2014. Registrations received before the opening date will not be processed prior to February 10th. Where can we register? Registration & Confirmation FAQs Q: A: Can my child still go to camp even though she is not a registered Girl Scout? A: Q: A: Deposits may be transferred to a different week for the same girl. Deposits are not transferrable between girls. Are refunds given? A full refund, not including the $50 non-refundable deposit, will be processed upon written request if: > The request is made three weeks prior to the start of camp > Cancellation is due to illness and a physicianâ€™s statement of inability to participate is submitted within 2 weeks of the scheduled attendance > Cancellation is due to serious illness or death in the family Refunds will NOT be issued for no-shows. Yes! Girl Scout camp is for all girls entering 2nd through 10th grade. For non-Girl Scouts there is an additional $15 non-refundable fee, which must be included with the deposit. What will the confirmation packet contain? The confirmation packet will contain information regarding packing lists, drop off and pick up times, wildlife, check- in and check-out procedures, food, lodging, home sickness, behaviors and expectations, general questions, directions to camp and more! You will also receive forms that must be filled out and brought with you to camp. Please do not mail any forms in the confirmation packet to the office. Are deposits transferrable? Q: A: GSHPA is happy to announce that for the first time ever campers can register for summer camp online at http://bit.ly/KjdiU3. Mail in registration is also available and can be mailed to: GSHPA, ATTN: Summer Camp Registrar, 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104. Forms can also be downloaded in English and Spanish from our website, www.gshpa.org If I am signing my camper up for multiple weeks, can she stay over the weekend? Unfortunately, she cannot. We have different programs and trainings that overlap the weekends. Q: A: Q: For more FAQs please visit www.gshpa.org Adventure Bound Âť Packing List Bathing suit Water bottle Socks Sneakers Glasses Hat Looking for an especially exhilarating summer this year? Look no further, sign up for one of our Adventure Bound programs. Our Adventure Bound programs will give campers new found confidence and strength as they conquer the challenges that nature has to offer. Adventure Bound campers will learn how to trust themselves, and each other, as they work together to explore, problem-solve, and achieve common goals. This is an empowering experience for all! Adventure Bound incorporates traditional camping with the rugged outdoors. Girls will have an experience of a lifetime and walk away with friendships that will last forever. Camp Small Valley Boats and Boots Itâ€™s back by popular demand! This is a great adventure for girls to try! Girls will come to camp on Sunday and depart on Monday for a two day trip down the Juniata River. They will then return to camp and brave our Giant Swing or take a Leap of Faith on our Adventure Course. Girls will then to head out on a hiking trip to discover the world famous Appalachian Trail that extends from Maine to Georgia. Girls will finish their week on our high ropes challenge course and zip line. Dates: July 6 - 11 Cost: $575 Grades: 7 - 12 Min/Max Capacity: 5/10 Camp Archbald Backpacks, Boats and Biners This action packed trip starts with a multiovernight canoe trip down the scenic Delaware River. Campers will be able to escape the everyday as they canoe through the beautiful riverscape and towering cliffs where wildlife flourishes. After 3 days on the river, girls will rock climb in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area before completing this sojourn with an overnight backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. Dates: July 27 - August 1 Cost: $575 Grades: 7 - 12 Min/Max Capacity: 5/12 Camp Archbald River Rats Join us for a 4 day canoe camping trip down the Susquehanna. Before venturing out onto the river, girls will learn the basic canoe strokes needed to enjoy this voyage. Beautiful mountain landscapes and bald eagles will be just a few of the sightseeing highlights. When the girls return to camp, they can finish off the week enjoying a ride down our zipline! Dates: August 3 - August 8 Cost: $500 Grades: 9 - 12 Min/Max Capacity: 5/12 22 n w o d d e no a c , d e a D W & p! m m a o c M t a r e h e t Dea m i n t i t d a be re m g i l a c on k g e c n k i o i r v h a d h o t an t e r I’m g e v i I e! r R u w t e o r n r a r e w o v the Dela ater Gap. Tom een a great ad W b e s ’ r t a I w . a l l i e a e, D r v T o L n a i h lac a xoxo p p e t A a e K th General Information Your Girl Scout doesnâ€™t have to be the only one having all the fun! We listened to your feedback and now are offering a longer Family Camp! This ALL-INCLUSIVE opportunity enables families to slow down time, spend quality time together and create a scrapbook worth of memories without having to plan anything. Even the meals are prepared for you! This means no last minute grocery run or whipping up dinner. The only thing you have to worry about is what will be your first family adventure! Your family can choose from a variety of activities that are available all weekend long or you can just spend the time relaxing together. Lodging We offer tents and cabins for your family to stay in. Most of our facilities do not have running water or bathrooms attached to the unit. Available throughout camp are toilets, wash stations and showers. Lodging will be assigned appropriately to the size of your family. Family Camp Âť Meals Meals are prepared by our professional food service staff and served buffet style. During your stay, hot meals will be provided. A breakfast bar is available in the mornings and a fresh salad bar is available at lunch and dinner. Activities We offer plenty of family-friendly activities all day. Here are just a few examples of what is offered: swimming, archery, climbing tower, zip line, sling shots, nature hikes, arts and crafts and much more. Some activities such as horseback riding require sign-ups upon arrival. Some age restrictions do apply. In inclement weather and extreme heat, horseback riding will not be offered. However, an opportunity to learn and get up close to the horses will still be available. Children younger than 9 years old, will be led on a horse in the riding ring. Certain elements of the High Ropes Course (Small Valley) and Zipline (Small Valley and Archbald) are available for those who are Juniors or 10 years old and older. The climbing tower (Small Valley and Archbald) will be available to anyone 5 years old or older. All activities still follow GSUSA guidelines for participation. 24 Small Valley Âť Camp Date: June 29 - July 2 Family Camp Dates Archbald Âť Camp Date: July 17 - 20 Time: 2-4 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Sunday Cost: $75/per person Grade: K-12 Min/Max Capacity: 10-28 families Time: 2-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday Cost: $75/per person Grade: K-12 Min/Max Capacity: 10-24 families Counselor-in-Training Programs General Information Our camp counselors are the leaders that guide our girls through camp and have a huge impact on their experience and often their lives! It’s not a surprise to us that our older campers often dream of becoming a camp counselor one day. Our CIT I and CIT II program is a great way to begin that process. The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for girls entering grades 10-12. The program helps transition campers into future counselors. CITs will have the opportunity to hone in on their skills by challenging them with new responsibilities and a time for growth. Pre-camp is required for all CITs and they should plan to attend training from June 8th12th. Both the CIT I and II programs, require that participating CITs you arrive at camp on Sunday and depart on Friday. For consideration into the CIT I or II program, interested 10th – 12th graders must submit their application forms by April 15th. All applicants will receive notification 3 weeks after we receive their applications. CIT I Information The CIT program offers high school girls an opportunity to learn leadership and outdoor skills needed to work with girls in the outdoors. During the CIT program, CITs will explore the areas of camp craft skills, group dynamics, child development, program planning skills, camp operations and the role of a camp counselor. The training program includes regular hours devoted to classes, plus actual experience working with children under the supervision of camp staff. This apprentice program is open on a selective basis to those who have passed the initial requirements and have received positive recommendations. CITs will actively take part in a camp apprenticeship. Girls will be required to attend pre-camp training June 8th- 12th at Small Valley. CIT’s may also choose to do either the 3 week or 6 week resident camp program, in addition to the pre-camp session. CIT’s will be expected to complete an evaluation and develop a program they would like to see offered at camp. In addition to program development, CIT’s will shadow and 26 support various camp staff, when needed, to fully understand the roles everyone takes on at camp. For example, a CIT may find herself at the waterfront one day and the next day at the ranch. CITâ€™s will also spend time observing camp staff to gain understanding of the Girl Scout organization, management and structure of the camp operation. To be eligible to apply to the program, a CIT applicant must be a second year Girl Scout Senior or be in the 10th grade. Interested girls must fill out the registration and ap- plication forms. All applications must be post-marked by April 15th to be considered. CIT II Information In order to apply for a CIT II, interested girls must have successfully completed the CIT I program in 2011, 2012 or 2013 and have received a letter of recommendation from the camp director to advance to this program. The CIT II program is 10 weeks including pre-camp. This opportunity will allow girls to bridge easily into the camp counselor position for the following year. *CIT IIâ€™s do not need to fill out the CIT application, ONLY the registration form. CIT Program Fees > CIT I Program Fee - $150 for 3 weeks at Camp Small Valley or Camp Archbald > CIT I Program Fee - $200 for 6 weeks at both Camp Small Valley and Camp Archbald 27 adventure awaits hike-climb-raft & horseback through breathtaking Colorado june 22 - 27, 2014 • grades: 7-12 • cost: $1,475 • spots are limited to secure your spot today, register at http://bit.ly/1daRoJM Sleep Away Camp Registration Form Please print clearly in blue or black ink. Online Registration can be found on our website: www.gshpa.org. Please fill in all information and mail with a non-refundable $50 deposit per camp week to: GSHPA Attn: Summer Camp Registrar 350 Hale Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17104 Contact Information Camper Name Parent 1 Street Address: City: Email Address for Confirmation Delivery: Camper DOB (M/D/Y) Camper Fall Grade ‘14 □ No Camper Age State: Zip code: Parent 2 Camper would like to attend camp with a buddy: □ Yes Allergies Buddy’s Full Name Dietary Restrictions □L □ XL □ XXL □YM □S □M □L □ XL □ XXL Free Tee-Shirt Size □ YS □YM □S □M st Early Bird (Postmarked April 1 ) Sweatshirt Size □ YS Sleep Away Camp Sessions Small Valley Traditional Camp ($249) □ June 15-June 20 □ June 22- June 27 □ July 6- July 11 Archbald Traditional Camp ($249) □ July 20-July 25 □ July 27- August 1 □ August 3- August 8 □ One Horseback Riding Session ($30) Small Valley Ranch Camp ($399) □ June 15-June 20 □ June 22- June 27 □ July 6- July 11 Archbald Ranch Camp ($399) □ July 20-July 25 □ July 27- August 1 □ August 3- August 8 *Only offering Western Riding Style 29 Membership Information □ Camper is a registered GSHPA member □ Camper is a registered Girl Scout outside of GSHPA: Council □ Camper is not a registered Girl Scout (additional $15 fee required) Payment Information How many non-refundable camp deposits How many total Traditional Camp Sessions X $50 X $249 X $30 $ $ $ $ $ $ One Horseback Riding Fee per Traditional Camp Session How many total Ranch Camp Sessions Non-Girl Scout Fee ($15) TOTAL X $399 Additional Payment Options Campership Requested Amount Product Sales Dough (must send in card) TOTAL ENCLOSED $ $ $ Payment Type □ Check# □ Money Order # □ Credit CardCredit Card# Expiration Date □ Visa Amount Enclosed $ Amount Enclosed $ □ MasterCard □ Discover CVC (code on back) Amount to be charged $ □ When participating in camp, she may be photographed for print, video or electronic imaging. We agree the images may be used in promotional materials, news releases and other published formats for either GSHPA or GSUSA. My child has permission to attend Sleep Away Camp and to participate in all phases of activities both on and off camp property, including transportation out of camp, except as noted on the health form. I accept full responsibility of possible risk when horseback riding, climbing and participating on the challenge courses. I have read the camp guide and agree to cooperate with all regulations. I agree not to hold the Council or its representatives responsible in case of illness, accident or loss. I have read and understand the registration information. The information above is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. Signature 30 Date Dates: Received Amount granted: $ Reason if denied: FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Reviewed Source: Notified CAMPERSHIP APPLICATION Financial Assistance (For registered GSHPA Girl Scouts only) APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ASSISTANCE. Applications not completed in full will be returned. Mail this application to: GSHPA, Attn: Registrar, 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104. Camperâ€™s Name Address City DOB (month/day/year) Community Girl Scout level as of fall 2014: Daisy Brownie # Years she has been a Girl Scout Previous camping experience: Day Sleep Away Troop None State Zip Age as of June 1 Troop Number Junior Cadette Senior Ambassador County Grade as of fall 2014 Household Information: Guardian1 Name Occupation Day Time Phone ( Guardian2 Name Occupation Day Time Phone ( ) Email Address Full-time Part-time ) Email Address Full-time Part-time Event Information (All applicants complete this section.) Program Name Choose One: Sleep Away Camp Archbald Program Date Small Valley Why is your Girl Scout interested in attending this camp? 2014 Summer Camp Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania - 11/2013 31 Financial Information (All applicants complete this section.) Did your Girl Scout participate in: Fall Product Sale (magazine/nuts)? Yes No Cookie Sale Yes No Number of boxes sold? Are any siblings attending camp? If yes, their name(s)? Amount troop can pay: Amount family/camper can pay: Total troop/family can pay Yes No Camp? + $ + $ = $ â†’ Camp Fee Total troop/family can pay Amount Requesting $ - $ = $ Has applicant received financial support from Girl Scouts before? Yes No If Yes: When? How Much? Household Income: SSI Disability Single Double Gross Family Income (most recent tax return): Check all that apply: Unemployment Other Total number of family members living at home: Adults Total number of persons dependent upon household income: Do you receive subsidized school meals? Reduced Salaries Children Children Ages Home Schooled Why are you requesting Financial Assistance (do not leave blank): To the best of my knowledge, all of the above information is complete, correct, and participation in this camp activity would not be possible without a campership. Signature Date 2014 Summer Camp Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania - 11/2013 32 Adventure Bound Registration Form Please print clearly in blue or black ink. Online Registration can be found on our website: www.gshpa.org. Please fill in all information and mail with a non-refundable $50 deposit per camp week to: GSHPA Attn: Summer Camp Registrar 350 Hale Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17104 Contact Information Camper Name Parent 1 Street Address: City: Email Address for Confirmation Delivery: Camper DOB (M/D/Y) Camper Fall Grade ‘14 □ No Camper Age State: Zip code: Parent 2 Camper would like to attend camp with a buddy: □ Yes Allergies Buddy’s Full Name Dietary Restrictions □L □ XL □ XXL □YM □S □M □L □ XL □ XXL Free Tee-Shirt Size □ YS □YM □S □M st Early Bird (Postmarked April 1 ) Sweatshirt Size □ YS Adventure Bound Sessions Small Valley Traditional Camp □ Boats and Boots ($575) July 6-July 11 Archbald Traditional Camp □ Backpacks, Boats and Biners ($575) July 27-August 1 □ River Rats ($500) August 3-August 8 □ When participating in camp, she may be photographed for print, video or electronic imaging. We agree the images may be used in promotional materials, news releases and other published formats for either GSHPA or GSUSA. My child has permission to attend Sleep Away Camp and to participate in all phases of activities both on and off camp property, including transportation out of camp, except as noted on the health form. I accept full responsibility of possible risk when horseback riding, climbing and participating on the challenge courses. I have read the camp guide and agree to cooperate with all regulations. I agree not to hold the Council or its representatives responsible in case of illness, accident or loss. I have read and understand the registration information. The information above is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. 33 Signature Date Membership Information □ Camper is a registered GSHPA member □ Camper is a registered Girl Scout outside of GSHPA: Council □ Camper is not a registered Girl Scout (additional $15 fee required) Payment Information How many non-refundable camp deposits Boats and Boots- July 6- July 11 ($575) Backpacks, Boats and Biners- July 27-August 1 ($575) River Rats- August 3-August 8 ($500) Non-Girl Scout Fee ($15) TOTAL X $50 $ $ $ $ $ $ Additional Payment Options Campership Requested Amount Product Sales Dough (must send in card) TOTAL ENCLOSED $ $ $ Payment Type □ Check# □ Money Order # □ Credit CardCredit Card# Expiration Date □ Visa Amount Enclosed $ Amount Enclosed $ □ MasterCard □ Discover CVC (code on back) Amount to be charged $ 34 Family Camp Registration Family Camp Registration Please print clearly in blue or black ink. You can also register online. Please fill in all information and mail payment in full to: GSHPA, Attn: Registrar 350 Hale Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17104 Contact Information Registered Girl Scout’s Name Please print clearly in blue or black ink. You can also register online. Please fill in all information and mail payment in full to: GSHPA, Attn: Registrar 350 Hale Avenue Troop# Harrisburg, PA 17104 Parent 1 Contact Information Registered Girl Scout’s Name Address Parent 1 City Address Phone ( Daytime City Address Email Parent 2 Troop# Parent State 2 Zip Code ) Zip Code ) Evening Phone ( State Daytime Phone ( ) Evening Phone ( ) I plan to attend: □ Camp Small Valley (June 29-July 2) □ Camp Archbald (July 17-July 20) Email Address Persons Attending Family Camp □ Camp Archbald (July 17-July 20) I plan to attend: □ Camp Small Valley (June 29-July 2) Name Age M/F GSHPA Registered (Y/N) Persons Attending Family Camp 1. 2. Name Age M/F GSHPA Registered 3. (Y/N) 4. 1. 5. 2. 6. 3. 7. 4. 8. 5. 9. 6. 10. 7. If 8.the Program is Full, Please: Place my family on the waiting list. 9. Return my registration. 10. Payment Information If the Program is Full, Please: Attendance Total Return my registration. Place my family on the waiting list. How many TOTAL children attending x $75 $ How manyInformation TOTAL adults attending x $75 $ Payment TOTAL ENCLOSED $ Attendance Total How many TOTAL children attending x $75 $ □ Check# $ How many TOTAL adults attending Amount Enclosed x $75 $ TOTAL ENCLOSED $ □ Money Order # Amount Enclosed $ □ Credit Card- □ Visa □ MasterCard □ Discover □ Check# Amount Enclosed $ Credit Card# CVC (code on back) □ Money Order # Amount Enclosed $ Expiration Date Amount to be charged $ Credit □ Visa □ MasterCard Discover I□ have read Cardand understand the registration information.□ The information above is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. Credit Card# CVC (code on back) Expiration Date Amount to be charged $ Signature Date to the best of my knowledge. I have read and understand the registration information. The information above is correct and complete Please Print Name Signature Please Print Name Family Camp Registration Rev. 10/2012 Date 35 Did you know... boxes of sold cookies will equal 1 FREE action-packed week of summer camp? That is a savings of $249! By earning credit through our Product Sales Dough, Girl Scouts can help pay for sleep-away camp and Council sponsored Troop Adventure Camps. It is more than a box of cookies. It is a box of memories like the first time you rode a horse, braved a ropes course 50 feet up in the air, canoed down the river, hiked the Appalachian Trail and spent an unforgettable week with your best friends! Camp registration opens February 10th! *Product Sales Dough cannot be used for Community Day Camp or Camp Deposits. To find out more about Product Sales Dough and how to use the Dough Card visit www.gshpa.org or contact your regional Product Sales Associate. To find out guidelines about using your Product Sales Dough towards camp call the GSHPA Registration Department at 1.800.692.7816. Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program Counselor-In-Training Application (CIT) Program Application CIT I Application Only CIT I Application Only Please print clearly in blue or black ink. (An electronic form can be found on our Web site www.gshpa.org.) Please return your completed application by April 30 to: GSHPA, Attn: Outdoor Program Coordinator, 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104. Please print clearly in blue or black ink. (An electronic form can be found on our Web site www.gshpa.org.) Please return your completed 30 to: GSHPA, Attn: Outdoor Program Coordinator, 350 Hale Avenue, PA 17104. application by April All applicants must sign and date their applications. If you need more space, please attach a Harrisburg, separate piece of paper, with your name and supplemental information, to this application. You may attach copies of certificates, etc. if you wish. THIS APPLICATION IS ONLY FOR All applicants must sign and date their applications. If you need more space, please attach a separate piece of paper, with your name and THE CIT I PROGRAM. supplemental information, to this application. You may attach copies of certificates, etc. if you wish. THIS APPLICATION IS ONLY FOR THE CIT I PROGRAM. Contact Information Camper’s Name Email Contact Information Camper’s Name Email Volunteer Experience with Troops, Service Units/Associations, or Other Volunteer Experience with Troops, Service Units/Associations, or Other Job Title/Duties Organization Address Job Title/Duties Organization Address Dates Dates Name courses you have taken which relate to camping, outdoor education, leadership skills, child development, outdoor skills, special skills, etc. Name courses you have taken which relate to camping, outdoor education, leadership skills, child Course Name Agency/School Course Date(s) Skills/Topics Learned development, outdoor skills, special skills, etc. Course Name Agency/School Course Date(s) Skills/Topics Learned Camping Experience (please list number of years of experience) Troop Sleep Away Camp Camp Camping Experience (please list number of yearsDay of experience) Name Camps Attended Troop of Sleep Away Sleep Away Camp (agency or religious) Day Camp Family Family Position Name of Camp City/State Sponsoring Organization Name of Sleep Away Camps Attended (agency or religious) Name of Camp City/State Sponsoring Organization Position Certificates Please list any CURRENT certificates you hold, including first aid, CPR, lifesaving, canoeing, etc. Certificates Certificate in: Exp. Date: Please list any CURRENT certificates you hold, including first aid, CPR, lifesaving, canoeing, etc. Certificate in: Exp. Date: Certificate in: Exp. Date: Certificate in: Exp. Date: Certificate in: Exp. Date: I have already completed a previous CIT program/level. □ Yes □ No Certificate in: Exp. Date: If yes, what program/level was completed and where was training taken? I have already completed a previous CIT program/level. □ Yes □ No Program: Agency: Where: Yr: If yes, what program/level was completed and where was training taken? Program: CIT I Program Application Rev. 1/2014 Agency: Where: Yr: 37 In your own words, please answer the following questions: (If needed please use a separate piece of paper ) 1. What do you hope to gain/offer the CIT experience? In your own words, please answer the following questions: (If needed please use a separate piece of paper ) 1. What do you hope to gain/offer the CIT experience? 2. What is your favorite camp memory? 2. What is your favorite camp memory? 3. What are your future goals? 3. What are your future goals? References Please have three (3) letters of recommendation with your entire name within the body of the letter. Letters cannot be from family members/relatives. You can have references mail the letters of recommendation to: GSHPA, Attn: Outdoor Program Coordinator, 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. References Please have three (3) letters of recommendation with your entire name within the body of the letter. Letters cannot be from family members/relatives. You can have references mail the letters of recommendation to: My signature thatCoordinator, the statements made within this application are, to the best of my knowledge GSHPA, Attn:acknowledges Outdoor Program 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104 or email@example.com. complete and accurate. Signature Date My signature acknowledges that the statements made within this application are, to the best of my knowledge complete and accurate. Please Print Your Name Signature Please Print Your Name 38 CIT I Program Application Rev. 1/2014 Date Registration Form CIT I & II CIT I & II Registration Form mail with a non-refundable $50.00 deposit to: GSHPA, Attn: Registrar, 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PAfill 17104. Please print clearly in blue or black ink. (An electronic form can be found on our Web site www.gshpa.org.) Please in all information and mail with a non-refundable $50.00 deposit to: GSHPA, Attn: Registrar, 350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104. Please print clearly in blue or black ink. (An electronic form can be found on our Web site www.gshpa.org.) Please fill in all information and Contact Information Camper’s Name Camper’s Name Parent 1 Contact Information Parent 1 Troop# Parent 2 Troop# Parent 2 Address Address City City Daytime Phone Daytime Phone ( )( ) Email EmailAddress Address Emergency Contact Name Emergency Contact Name Camper DOB (M/D/Y) Camper DOB (M/D/Y) Fall of 2013 School Grade Level Fall of 2013thSchool Grade Level Grade Senior: □ 10 th Allergies Phone Phone () () Camper GradeGrade Camper Ambassador: □ 11 Grade th th th StateState Zip Code Zip Code Evening Phone Evening Phone () () CamperCamper Age Age □ 12 Gradeth Senior: □ 10 Grade Allergies Ambassador: □ 11 Grade Dietary Restrictions □ 12 Grade Dietary Restrictions CIT I & II These programs have a very limited capacity. Please do not send in the payment until you have been accepted into the program. CIT I & II These programs have a very limited capacity. Please do not send in the payment until you have been accepted into the program. Please choose the preferred camp: Please choose Small Valleythe preferred camp: □ □ CIT I □ Archbald Small Valley ($150) □ 3 Weeks ($200) □ 6 Weeks CIT II □ Archbald ($200) □ 6 Weeks releases and other published formats for either the local Girl Scout Council or Girl Scouts of the USA. I agree not to hold the Council or its representatives responsible in cases of illness, accident or loss. I have read and understand the registration information. The information Signature Date above is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. My child has permission to attend Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s Counselor in Training Program and to participate in all phases of ($200) □camp 6 Weeks activities both on and off property, including transportation out of camp, except as noted on the health form. When participating in camp, she may be photographed for print, video or electronic imaging. We agree the images may be used in promotional materials, news releases published for either the Girl Scout Council or Girl Scouts of the USA. I agree not to hold the or its in all phases of My childand hasother permission to formats attend Girl Scouts inlocal the Heart of Pennsylvania’s Counselor in Training Program and toCouncil participate representatives responsible in cases of illness, accident transportation or loss. I have read and the as registration information. The information activities both on and off camp property, including out of understand camp, except noted on the health form. When participating in above correct complete to thefor best of my knowledge. camp,is she mayand be photographed print, video or electronic imaging. We agree the images may be used in promotional materials, news CIT I ($150) □ 3 Weeks CIT II ($200) □ 6 Weeks Please Print Your Name Signature Date Please Print Your Name CIT Registration Rev. 10/2012 39 Catching up over dinner Game Night Bed Time Story Light s out X X Not your typical family t ime? X X X FAMILY CAMP A Time to create eveRlasting memories. To join us,check out pages 24-25 for MORE details. Day & Evening camps will be available again this summer! They are organized by local Girl Scout Communities in our Council, not by Council staff. Check our website soon, www.gshpa.org, for more information. DAY &EVENING CAMPS 3 BACKPACK BOATS AND BINERS ADVENTURES DAYS ADVENTURE BOUND • DATES: JULY 27 - AUGUST 1 • GRADES 7-12 FOR MORE INFORMATIOn Turn to pages 22-23. All you have to do is show up! Take the hassle out of camping * and attend an all-inclusive Troop Let us do the rest.. Âť Âť Adventure Camp. To learn more and to register visit http://bit.ly/1m5H4ei. Summer Time Fun (June 13 - 15 at Camp Small Valley) End of Summer Celebration (August 1 -3 at Camp Archbald) Non-Proft Org. U.S. Postage PAID Harrisburg, PA Permit No. 64 Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania 350 Hale Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17104 800.692.7816 www.gshpa.org | firstname.lastname@example.org Ariel, 2010 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Now a pre-med student at Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania As a high school student, I designed and implemented an infection control measure to decrease hospital infection and reduce death. My findings were published in the Journal of Family Practice. How do you make the world a better place? Create a lasting change in your community. Go Gold at www.gshpa.org/girls/goldaward.html