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Camps that

Empower Girls! Summer 2017

camprocks.org

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JUST FOR GIRLS!

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Ages 5 -17 You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to register!


Summer Rocks! for Girls and Families in Northern California

• Exciting Adventures and Fun!

We help girls discover more

• Friends and a Place to Belong

become. Within the safe and supportive

• Self-Discovery and Connections

environment of camp, girls develop skills,

• Unique, Outdoor Settings

build self-esteem and accomplish more

THIS is Summer Camp with Girl Scouts of Northern California!

about who they are and what they can

than they thought possible. Our programs are designed to engage girls of every age. Trained staff members are nurturing, yet they challenge campers to connect with themselves, each other and nature.

Registration for all Council-Run Camps opens February 1, 2017. Online registration is available through camprocks.org.

Our camps are rich in traditions with intentional program progression that empowers girls.

Financial assistance is available for girls who live within the GSNorCal area. Refer to page 30 for details.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

4..........Council-Run Resident Camps 6........ Bothin 12.........Skylark Ranch 19.........Leadership Programs 20........Sugar Pine 24........Family Camp 27.........Volunteer-Run Camps 25.........Get Outdoors! Year-Round Programs 28........Registration Information

“Hey Campers! Roxy the CampRocks mascot here. You can usually find me having fun at camp. But this year I thought I would get an early start! There are 10 pictures of me in this brochure. Can you find them all?”

31.........Financial Aid Form

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Council-Run Camps

Organized resident camps run by full-time and seasonal Council Staff members. Girls attend as individuals, not with their troops or parents (except for family camp). Bothin, Skylark Ranch and Sugar Pine are all Council-Run camps.

Volunteer-Run Camps

Day and resident programs run by volunteers held at community locations throughout Northern California. Parents can often attend with their daughters in exchange for helping in different areas of the camp operation.

Family Camps

Families enjoy affordable ‘fun’ vacations together at Skylark Ranch or Sugar Pine.

Leadership Programs

Girls in the 9th grade and older have the opportunity to develop leadership skills in our day and resident camps. Training and hands-on experiences teach Counselor, Activity Leader, Wrangler, Program and Camp Aide skills. Refer to page 17 for Council-Run leadership programs.

Visit CAMPROCKS.ORG

Find complete details on summer camp programs with Girl Scouts of Northern California. Special sections are available for campers, parents, and camp staff too.

Let us help you find the right camp program for your daughter! Email or call! registration@girlscoutsnorcal.org PHONE: 1-408 287-4170 or 1-800-447-4475, ext. 2091 FAX: 1-408-287-8662 Para informaciòn en Espanol: registration@girlscoutsnorcal.org

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Council-Run

Resident Camp

Girl-powered adventures that build life skills! Whether a girl is a first time or experienced camper, an outdoor enthusiast or a creative type, there’s an exciting program at Bothin, Skylark Ranch or Sugar Pine just for her! Overnight sessions range from 4 – 13 days and are longer for leadership programs. Our caring and supportive staff create a community that respects each child as an individual and allows them to feel good about who they are and what they can accomplish.

GIRLS BENEFIT FROM THE CAMP EXPERIENCE In our nurturing yet empowering community, girls try new things, take healthy risks and learn how to live with campers and staff who have had different experiences than they have. The extended time at resident camp also allows for enhanced skill development in many activities. Girls return home with increased confidence and a sense of independence that helps them be more successful in school.

WE’RE INTENTIONAL ABOUT OUR CAMP PROGRAM Girls live in units with 12 – 24 other campers who are in the same program and of a similar grade in school. The unit participates as a group in activities and forms strong bonds throughout the session. Programs range from a sampling of camp activities to specialty areas such as horseback riding, surfing, rock climbing or theater arts. Girls in specialty programs spend extra time in activities related to their theme. Every unit program, regardless of focus, includes general activities such as outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, singing, stargazing, hiking or swimming. Activities vary by camp.

Campfires, theme meals, talent shows, carnivals and other all-camp events add to the fun. Refer to camprocks.org for more details on camp life! Note: Campers in 1st – 3rd and 2nd – 4th grade programs do not participate in archery or high ropes/ climbing activities. This applies to family camp as well.

STAFF ARE CAREFULLY SCREENED We recruit in colleges/universities nationwide, community agencies and international cultural exchange organizations. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and pass a thorough background check before they are selected for their skills, experience, enthusiasm and ability to serve as positive role models. All staff members attend an intensive orientation prior to supervising campers and specialists have appropriate credentials.

OUR #1 PRIORITY IS HEALTH & SAFETY All of our camps meet standards for health, safety, maintenance, program and personnel which are set by the state, Girl Scouts USA and the American Camp Association. Each camp has a Health Supervisor on site with a doctor on call. We have a 1:6 staff-to-camper ratio for 5 – 8 year olds and 1:8 for older campers. In case of emergency, parents will be notified immediately. Refer to the ‘For Parents’ section of the camprocks.org website for more details.

COUNCIL-RUN CAMPS ARE ACCREDITED BY THE AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION

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An amazing place to have great summer fun!

Bothin Hidden away in its own cozy canyon in charming Marin County just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bothin offers a fun and exciting blend of programs for the first-time camper to seasoned experts!

Bothin Schedule

SESSION

DAYS

DATES

1

12

June 18 – June 29

1A

7

June 18 – June 24

1B

4

June 26 – June 29

2

4

July 6 – July 9

3

13

July 11 – July 23

3A

6

July 11 – July 16

3B

6

July 18 – July 23

Accommodations

Sleeping accommodations vary from dormitories and open-air cabins to platform tents with mattresses. For photos on housing visit

Be an “Artist in Residence” and let your imagination soar, or join the Bothin Theatre Company and find out if you like to be on the stage or behind the scenes. Climb through the trees on our amazing Adventure Course, or discover the world of animals, it’s all here waiting for you! And with unique free-choice special events during each session, girls can make individual choices on many activities! Swimming, outdoor cooking, campfires under starry skies, and magical days with new friends will round out the experience. Bothin provides an enriching atmosphere for girls to try new things, 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!

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 17, 12 – 3 p.m.

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Fantasia Grades 1 – 3

Sessions 1B,2

Fee $430

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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 go on a special adventure to find the hidden fairy steps. Let your imagination take flight and create your own set of fairy wings and wands. Then put on a party with your new camp friends and dance under the twinkling stars. The magic of camp is waiting for you!

Zoomunji Grades 2 – 4

Sessions 1B,2

Fee $430

Bunnies, Birds 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!

Fundaze Craze! Grades 4 – 6

Session 1B,2

Fee $430

Celebrate the summer – Bothin style! In this fun-filled adventure just for YOU, get a real taste of camp life. Let your imagination go wild in the art barn, splash in the pool, learn some cool dance moves then put on a party with your new camp friends. Create your own archery target and take aim! Climb to the tree top canopy on the adventure course or take a twilight hike and then cook tasty treats over a campfire. There’s so much to do, you’re sure to have a craz-ee good time!

H.I.P.

Grades 6 – 10

“I Gotta be ME!” Grades 4 – 6

Session 2

Fee $430

Suncatchers Grades 4 – 6

Sessions 3A,3B

Fee $630

Session 1A

Fee $700

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, aim for a bull’s eye in archery, cook tasty treats over a campfire or have a sleep-out under starry skies. It’s all here for you! With new friends at your side, catch some summer fun and have the time of your life!

Sessions 1B,2

Fee $430

If you like to dance, sing, create art or act, then this is where you want to be! Grab a mic and sing the night away at a Karaoke party, plan a dance routine or cool skit to showcase at campfire with all your new friends, unleash your creative side in the art barn and have fun with activities that let you truly express yourself. This is your chance for YOU to be YOU!

Monkey Business Grades 4 – 6

Sessions 3A,3B

Fee $670

Session 1A

Fee $740

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 adventure 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.

Fire Crackers! Grades 4 – 6

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.

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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.

Session 3A,3B

Fee $630

Snap, crackle and pop! Get ready for your camp adventure to explode with summer fun! Scale the triplestack on the adventure course to reach the tree top canopy, shoot archery, star search the night sky, spark your imagination in art, or even plan a torchlight pool party! It’s something new and different every day. Spend extra time learning different ways to cook over a fire and make yummy treats with your new camp friends too.

Animal Lovers Grades 5 – 8

Sessions 3A

Fee $685

Session 1A

Fee $755

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!


Summer Retreat Grades 6 – 9

Session 3A

Fee $685

Session 1A

Fee $755

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 – 10

Session 3B

Fee $730

Session 1A

Fee $800

Get “On Belay” when you climb into a week-long adventure challenge on the exciting Bothin adventure 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. Try your hand at the Great Zip Line Target Drop – how high will you score? Round out your week with an amazing Eco Canopy Tour in Sonoma where you will soar through the treetops on seven zip lines!

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 1B

Fee $450

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.

Film & Tech Crew Grades 7 – 12

Session 3B

Fee $685

Lights, camera, costumes! Help bring Bothin’s own theatrical production to life by joining the crews that design and build the sets, create the costumes and produce the show. Show off your camera skills by creating rehearsal videos, and plan photo shoots with the cast. From sound and lighting to video production you’ll get to explore the integral parts of theater production! The show can’t go on without you!

Off Broadway Grades 5 – 8

Session 1

Fee $965

Grades 8 – 12

Session 3

Fee $965

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!

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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.

Skylark Ranch Schedule SESSION

DAYS

DATES

1

12

June 18 – June 29

1A

7

June 18 – June 24

1B

4

June 18 – June 21

1C

4

June 21 – June 24

1D

6

June 24 – June 29

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10

July 6 – July 15

2A

4

July 6 – July 9

Explore ocean beaches, create in the art center, challenge

2B

7

July 9 – July 15

yourself on our adventure course, or swing in the trees on

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12

July 19 – July 30

our high ropes course! From archery, hiking, and outdoor

3A

7

July 19 – July 25

cooking to flickering campfires surrounded by new friends,

3B

4

July 19 – July 22

there is something here for everyone. Since 1953, Skylark

3C

4

July 22 – July 25

Ranch has been that special place where campers enjoy

3D

6

July 25 – July 30

great summer fun while they develop skills and build self-

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August 3 – August 13

confidence. With emphasis placed on teamwork and building

4A

6

August 3 – August 8

community, girls develop strong bonds and gain leadership

4B

6

August 8 – August 13

skills. Girls go home with a stronger feeling of independence

C.I.T.*

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Sessions 1 & 2A

and self-esteem and an incredible sense of accomplishment

Advanced C.I.T.*

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Sessions 2B & 3

and belonging. Exciting adventures,

Apprentice C.I.T.*

23

Sessions 3 & 4

new friends, and memories to last a

Advanced W.I.T.*

19

Sessions 2B & 3

lifetime are here at Skylark Ranch.

Apprentice W.I.T.*

23

Sessions 3 & 34

Family Camp

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Sept 1 – Sept 4

*Program spans multiple sessions. Participants return home between sessions. See camprocks.org for more details.

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Accommodations

Sleeping accommodations are platform tents with beds, hammocks or tree beds/lashed hammocks. for photos on housing visit

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Transportation

Chartered bus from San Jose or Santa Cruz. Family Camp does not include transportation.

Open House

Bring a picnic lunch and meet the staff on Sunday, June 11, 12 – 3 p.m.

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Note: Grade means level entering in the Fall. Campers in 2nd – 4th grade programs do not participate in archery or high ropes activities.

Mermaid’s Lagoon Grades 2 – 4

Sessions 1B, 2A, 3B, 3C

Fee $430

Grades 5 – 8

Sessions 1D, 3D, 4A Fee $670

Sand, surf and sun are waiting for you. Spend a day cruising the waves in Santa Cruz on a boogie board! Back on land explore the tide pools, play games in the sand, and participate in our Annual Sand Castle Contest at Bean Hollow beach. Plan a dance party for other campers and boogie the night away.

Hip, Hip, Belay! Grades 5 – 8

Sessions 1D, 3D, 4A Fee $670

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 sea creatures spend their days. Visit Fern Grove to build a fairy house, have fun with arts and crafts, meadow games, and more.

Do you love the thrill of the ropes courses? Start the fun when you and your camp friends master daily obstacles on the low or high courses. Soar through the air on the giant swing, traverse the wobbly multi-vine and experience the ultimate challenge of these and more elements while climbing through the majestic Redwoods. Learn the skills needed to belay your teammates and develop the true meaning of trust. Belay on!

Sandpipers

Dreamcatchers

Bury your toes in the sand and search for sea shells while you spend a day at the beach laughing with new friends. Back at camp, build a campfire and cook some tasty treats in the great outdoors. Then fly through the air on the nitro swing in the low challenge course and soar to new heights on the high ropes course. Sing songs with your camp mates, try your hand at archery and get creative in the art center. Let’s fly away to summer fun!

Catch the best summer adventure when you explore Skylark by day and night. Try lashing and build awesome forts with new friends. Have fun with cookouts, archery, and climbing through the trees on the high ropes course. When the sun sets, go on secret night hikes, have a stargazing extravaganza and enjoy campfires and sleep-in breakfasts. Weave a dream catcher to hang over your hammock and sleep out under a sea of stars. Dream on!

Grades 4 – 6

Sessions 1B, 1C, 2A, 3B, 3C Fee $430

Summer Magic Grades 7 – 12

Sessions 1C, 2A

Fee $430

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 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!

Sea Stars Grades 4 – 6

Sessions 1D, 4A, 4B Session 2B

Fee $630 Fee $700

Explore all that Skylark Ranch has to offer in this cool summer fun program! Discover sea critters in the tide pools while hanging out with new friends on the beach. Make a sand candle inspired by your ocean side experience. Spend the afternoon shooting archery and swinging on the low and high ropes courses. With skits around the campfire to a sleep-out under a blanket of stars, a great summer adventure awaits you!

Farmtastic! Grades 5 – 8

Session 4B Session 1A

Fee $670 Fee $740

Ever wonder what it would be like to live on a farm? Join us and find out! Meet the goats at Harley Farms and learn about cheese making, then taste some delicious cheeses. Bake Australian Damper Bread over the campfire and then gather berries at Swanton Berry Farms to make delicious jam for your bread. Or even bake a pie in an outdoor oven! Spend your nights back at camp hosting whimsical parties full of treats and delights you’ve gathered from the farms.

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Beach Boogie

Graders 4 – 6

Sessions 1D, 4A, 4B Fee $630

Gilligan’s Island Grades 5 – 8 Grades 8 – 12

Sessions 1A, 2B, 3A Fee $700 Session 2, 4 Fee $835 Session 1, 3 Fee $890

The ultimate outdoor skills experience! You’re stranded on an imaginary island with only your wits and camp friends to depend on. What would you do?! Lash a tree bed to sleep in, cook your own meals and learn outdoor skills and wilderness techniques of course. Then use your imagination to make this primitive camp “island” your home away from home!

Guitars & Gourmet Grades 6 – 9

Session 3D, 4B

Fee $630

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 the music. Plan a campfire party for other girls and serenade them under the stars. No previous guitar or music experience necessary, guitars are provided.

Beach Girls Grades 7 – 10

Session 4B Sessions 2B, 3A

Fee $715 Fee $785

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 a lighthouse hostel, and enjoy swimming and boogie boarding at a local beach. Don’t miss out—be a Beach Girl!


Moonshadows Grades 8 – 12

Session 3D Session 2B

Fee $710 Fee $780

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. Go on an overnight to a lighthouse hostel, have fun on a sunset sea kayaking tour, and enjoy the moonlight surrounded by new friends.

Pacific Adventures! Seafari Grades 5 – 8

Session 1D, 3D

Fee $670

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

Session 4A Session 2B

Fee $755 day Fee $825 day

Leave the shoreline for an amazing adventure at sea. Journey up the Santa Cruz coast on a team challenge sailing regatta with experienced skippers from Pacific Yachting. See marine mammals up close when you paddle through the harbor in your kayak, then take your adventure to the next level by learning to balance yourself on a stand up paddle board in the ocean! Note: Must be able to swim face down in deep water.

Oceans Away! Grades 6 – 9

Sessions 1A, 3A

Up, Up, and Away Grades 7 – 10

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 boating excursion as you look for whales and other marine creatures. Then venture the ocean waters near the coast for a day of sea kayaking. Note: All equipment is provided. Must be able to swim face down in deep water. Maximum age limit is 13 years old for surface scuba.

Fee $795

Travel through the redwoods, across sky bridges and zip lines over 400 feet long, on an exciting canopy tour near Santa Cruz. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the coastal redwood forest from the unique perspective only a sky-high adventure like this can offer. Then explore the redwood forest on an amazing aerial adventure. Challenge yourself with different self-guided aerial trails through the trees, trying multiple elements, including swinging logs, cargo nets and cables up to 80 feet in the air! Back at camp, scale the elements of the high ropes course and learn basic climbing knots. Note: Campers must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs.

Sand, Sun and Route 1

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. Check out lighthouses, beaches and interesting spots as you discover the magic and fun of the great American road trip! Note: Must be able to swim in deep water.

Stars and Sky Route Grades 8 – 12

Session 2

Fee $1,120

Head north along the beautiful Coastal highway and stop at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve to explore the amazing tide pools. Catch a glimpse of the epic surfing waves of Mavericks too! After an overnight at Montaro Lighthouse, head to Golden Gate Park and the California Academy of Sciences for an awesome planetarium show. Then grab your friends and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and take in the San Francisco skyline. Travel on to Sonoma for a zip line adventure through the tree top canopy and then to Pt. Reyes national Seashore and Tomales Bay for an exciting evening bioluminescence kayak tour.

Sand and Sea Route Grades 8 – 12

Fee $850

Sessions 4A, 4B

Session 4

Fee $1,120

Have fun cruising in your kayak along the shores of Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row in Monterey. Spend the day exploring the trails and sights of Big Sur. Check out amazing coastal beaches before you travel on to see the exotic Hearst Castle. Visit Morro Bay and take a glass bottom boat cruise. Who knows what you’ll see. Then try balancing yourself on the ocean waves with a surfing lesson! Round out your road trip with an overnight by the beach, listening to the waves and enjoying time with new friends.

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Skylark Ranch

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Equestrian 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. Campers unable to meet requirements may be placed in an alternate program. Classes are kept small with a ratio of at least one instructor to six campers. *Maximum weight of participants is 225lbs.

Campers in all levels:

Saddle & Paddle (English OR Western) Grades 6 – 12 Session 1D Session 3A

The best of both worlds! Climb in the saddle and participate in one arena, one trail and one 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 kayaking as you paddle through the water off the Santa Cruz Coast.

Pony Tails (English)

Grades 3 – 5 Sessions 1D, 3D, 4A, 4B Grades 6 – 12 Sessions 1A, 2B

• Have daily riding lessons (unless noted)

Fee $765 Fee $835

Fee $765 Fee $835

• Participate in theory lessons

During daily riding lessons, you will learn to ride in an arena without a

• Take part in horse care and management

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.

• Participate in the sport of vaulting, which teaches balance while learning to move with a horse. Similar to gymnastics on horseback, campers first practice on a barrel, then show off their skills on the horse! • Receive a written evaluation of their skills throughout the session and a ribbon of completion

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.

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 also 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.

Silver Spurs (Western) Grades 3 – 5 Sessions 1D, 3D, 4A,4B Grades 6 – 12 Sessions 1A, 2B

Fee $765 Fee $835

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.

Advanced Beginner Riding Campers must: • Have taken a minimum of five previous lessons (not just trail rides) • Demonstrate control at the walk and trot (E)/jog (W) • Demonstrate correct reining position • Halt a horse • Ride in an arena without a lead line • Lead a horse comfortably • Know the correct application of turning/riding aids

The “Mane” Event (English) Grades 4 – 6

Sessions 1D, 2B, 3D, 4B

Grades 6 – 12 Sessions 1A, 3A, 4A

Fee $765

Fee $835

Campers do not need any previous experience.

Improve your English riding skills in daily lessons and learn to groom, saddle and care for your horse. Learn the rising trot and ride in a half seat jumping position over poles. Practice your halt, steer while trotting through obstacles and more!

Saddle Sampler (English OR Western)

Take the Reins (Western)

Beginner Riding

Grades 2 – 4 Grades 5 – 8

Sessions 2A, 3B, 3C Session 2A

Fee $520 Fee $520

Grades 4 – 6 Sessions 1D, 2B, 3D, 4B Grades 6 – 12 Sessions 1A, 3A, 4A

Fee $765 Fee $835

Take part in two riding lessons, a vaulting lesson, and learn about

Improve your Western riding skills in daily lessons and learn to

how to take care of your horse! Campers will get to try Western OR English styles.

groom, saddle and care for your horse. Learn to pick up stirrups without looking, walk your horse over poles and practice steering while jogging figure eights and serpentines!

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Happy Trails (English OR Western)

Grades 5 – 8 Grades 6 – 12

Sessions 1D, 2B, 3D, 4B Fee $850 Sessions 1A, 4A Fee $850

Hop in the saddle, hit the trail and explore the majestic redwoods and rolling coastal meadows on horseback! Enjoy daily trail rides with spectacular views. Learn to groom, saddle and care for your horse.

Intermediate Riding

• Meet all requirements from Intermediate • Take a minimum of bi-monthly lessons • Explain the application of and reasons for various aids • Demonstrate increased and decreased speed and show confidence and control at all gaits horses with control

• Meet all requirements from Advanced Beginning • Take a minimum of monthly lessons • Demonstrate control in a group while maintaining a basic balanced position at the walk and trot (E)/jog (W) • Ride without stirrups at the walk and trot (E)/jog (W) • Explain the aids for the canter (E)/lope (W)

Mount Up (English)

Sessions 1A, 3A

Fee $950

Each day work on refining your riding style and participate in lessons on theory and horsemanship. Improve your jumping technique over different types of fences and practice perfecting your canter. Effectively control your horse through a series of ground and elevated elements. Go on a trail ride to jump a fence in the open! Note: Mount Up Campers must also be able to maintain a safe jumping position at the trot, maintain a safe, balanced position at a controlled canter and maintain control while jumping a trot course at 1'.

Saddle Up (Western) Grades 6 – 12

Campers must:

• Mount, dismount, walk, trot (E)/jog(W), canter (E)/lope (W) various

Campers must:

Grades 6 – 12

Advanced Intermediate

Sessions 1A, 3A

Fee $950

Improve your riding skills in Western Pleasure, reining and trail classes. Perfect your upward and downward transitions at the walk and jog, take your horse through a series of fan poles and practice your lope technique. Try your hand at gymkhana and learn patterns used in barrel racing competitions Go on a trail ride to explore Skylark Ranch on horseback. Note: Saddle Up campers must also be able to perform large circles at the walk and jog and maintain a safe balanced position at a controlled lope.

Flying Striders (English)

Grades 6 – 12

Sessions 2, 4

Fee $1,085

Get a leg up and work on your equitation on the flat and over fences as you explore the world of Hunter/Jumper. In expanded jumping lessons, practice judging distances to fences and controlling striding between elements. Learn to further care for your horse including basic first aid, nutrition and proper show turnout. Show off your skills while riding your horse to a demonstration in the meadow! Note: Flying Striders Campers must also demonstrate balanced and steady position over various jump obstacles at 2'.

Le Trec (English OR Western)

Grades 6 – 12

Sessions 2, 4

Fee $1,085

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. Each day work on lessons that will teach you how to overcome obstacles in the natural environment.

Advanced Riding These programs are by application only. The application and additional information is on camprocks.org. Contact registration@girlscoutsnorcal. org for more details. Campers must be able to: • Meet all requirements from Advanced Intermediate • Take weekly lessons • Jump a single course of 5 – 7 obstacles at the trot and canter • Demonstrate a balanced and steady position over various jump obstacles at 2'6" • Ride without stirrups at the walk and also sitting trot • Show progress toward an independent seat and coordinated use of aids

Tally Ho! (English)

Grades 8 – 12

Session 3

Fee $1,190

Explore the world of Hunter Seat competitions and take both undersaddle 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!

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Leadership Program Mentor younger girls at camp and build skills toward becoming a Camp Counselor or Riding Specialist!

The leadership programs at Skylark Ranch and Sugar Pine resident camps are by application only. The camp registration and Leadership Program application must be submitted at the same time. For a detailed description of all programs and the application process, go to camprocks.org. For Volunteer Run Camp leadership programs, contact your camp of interest directly. Note: Participants return home between sessions.

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Min. 15 yrs or entering 10th Grade

Fee $1,050

Apprentice CIT Min. 17 yrs or entering 12th Grade

Fee $1,150

Skylark Ranch Sugar Pine

June 18 – July 9 June 18 – July 12

Skylark Ranch Sugar Pine

July 19 – August 13 July 7 – August 3

Sessions 1 & 2A Sessions 1 & 2A

Improve your leadership skills and learn about the needs of children in the camp setting. Explore the basics of developing and delivering camp program and camp operations. Spend some time working with younger children.

Advanced CIT

Min. 16 yrs or entering 11th Grade

Fee $1,050

Skylark Ranch Sugar Pine

July 9 – July 30 July 12 – August 3

Sessions 2B & 3 Sessions 2B & 3

Focus on camp management and gain practical experience in various areas of the camp operation. Practice your leadership and program skills while working with younger campers. Must have completed C.I.T. or its equivalent.

Advanced Wrangler-In-Training (WIT) Min. 16 yrs or entering 11th Grade

Fee $1,050

Skylark Ranch

July 9 – July 30

Sessions 2B & 3

Sessions 3 & 4 Sessions 2 & 3

Find your place in camp. Use your leadership and program skills as you gain hands-on experience under the supervision of camp staff, in units, or at your favorite specialty area. Carry out an individual project and learn more about camp management. Must have completed C.I.T. 1 or its equivalent.

Apprentice WIT Min. 17 yrs or entering 12th Grade Skylark Ranch Sessions 3 & 4

Fee $1,150 July 19 – August 13

Under the supervision of the Riding Staff, assist with beginning riding lessons and learn more about horseback riding program operations and management. At Skylark Ranch, help plan and present the advanced horse show. Must have completed C.I.T. 1 or its equivalent and have advanced riding skills and experience in resident camp horseback riding programs.

Improve your leadership skills and learn the basics of horse care and teaching ground lessons. Explore the essentials of delivering a riding program and assist with lessons, theory, and program operations. Must have completed C.I.T. or its equivalent and have advanced riding skills and experience in resident camp horseback riding programs.

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Sugar Pine

A fantastic getaway in the Sierra Nevada foothills!

In the heart of Big Trees country, Sugar Pine offers girls and families everything from incredible summer fun to amazing high adventure! Sugar Pine has been home to generations of campers for over 75 years! The fun and adventurous programs and the deep traditions bring girls back year after year. From the thrill of horseback riding to the challenge of the Adventure Tower, the fun of swimming in the sparkling pool, getting creative at the Art Barn and singing around the campfire with new friends, Sugar Pine builds memories to last a lifetime. Within a supportive, 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!

Accommodations

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/sugar_pine.html

Transportation

Chartered bus from Alameda or Pleasanton. Family Camp does not include transportation.

Open House

Bring a picnic lunch and meet the staff on Sunday, June 11, 12 – 3 p.m.

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Sugar Pine Schedule

SESSION

DAYS

DATES

1

12

June 18 – June 29

1A

7

June 18 – June 24

1B

6

June 24 – June 29

2

12

July 7 – July 18

2A

6

July 7 – July 12

2B

7

July 12 – July 18

2C

4

July 12 – July 15

2D

4

July 15 – July 18

3

12

July 23 – August 3

3A

7

July 23 – July 29

3B

4

July 23 – July 26

3C

4

July 26 – July 29

3D

6

July 29 – August 3

C.I.T.*

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Sessions 1 & 2A

Advanced C.I.T.*

19

Sessions 2B & 3

Apprentice C.I.T.*

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Sessions 2 & 3

Family Camp

3–6

August 8 – August 13

Troop Camp

3

August 18 – August 20

*Program spans multiple sessions. Participants return home between sessions. See camprocks.org for more details.


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Sugar Pine 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 225lbs. 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! Note: Grade means level entering in the Fall. Campers in 2nd – 4th grade programs do not participate in archery or high ropes activities.

Jamboree! Grades 2 – 4

Sessions 2C, 2D, 3B, 3C

Fee $430

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 skies. Have a Country dance party and jam with your new camp friends too!

Outdoor Magic Grades 4 – 6

Sessions 2C, 2D, 3B, 3C

Fee $430

Summer fun and adventure all 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 flickering campfires surrounded by friends. Have a cookout and songfest at the corrals and serenade the horses too. The magic of Sugar Pine is waiting for you!

Starry Starry Night Grades 4 – 6

Session 2A Session 1A

Fee $630 Fee $700

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! Get creative with black light and neon paint and make an amazing backdrop for a night time dance with your new friends. Plan a special stargazing sleep-over and use the telescope to explore the sky for brilliant constellations and shooting stars. Enjoy all of the daytime fun of Sugar Pine too!

Mountain Do! Grades 4 – 6

Sessions 1B, 3D Sessions 1A, 2B, 3A

Fee $670 Fee $740

All the fun of Sugar Pine is waiting for you — and you get to DO it twice! Enjoy two trips to the adventure tower and two horseback rides. Have extra time with outdoor cooking and at the archery range, the pool, and the Art Barn. Take a special trip to Mercer caverns and tour through an amazing cave to see dogtooth spar crystals, stalactites and coralloids. It’s everything you like to DO and more!

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Sierra Splashdown Grades 4 – 6

Session 3D Session 1A

Fee $670 Fee $740

Splish, splash we’re havin’ a blast! Swim in our sparkling pool, plan a pool party with your new camp friends, go creek stomping and join the polar bear swim club if you choose! Try your hand at floating archery and enjoy two day trips to nearby Alpine lakes for swimming, boating and stand-up paddle boarding fun!

Gold Rush Girlz Grades 5 – 8

Sessions 1A, 2B, 3A

Fee $740

All that glitters, sparkles, and shines is waiting for you! Start your gold rush adventure with a trip to Mercer Caverns where you’ll tour the cave, and 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 a mystery adventure at Columbia, when you search for clues to solve a real case that happened in the Old West.

Secret Agent Grades 5 – 8

Sessions 2A, 3D

Fee $630

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…Become Secret Agent Sugar Pine! Your training will have you completing riddle relays, breaking codes, and mastering the art of disguise. Put your spy training skills to the test as you maneuver a “laser” maze, build clever gadgets, and take to the skies with extra time on the adventure tower. Use top secret ingredients in a special cook out around the campfire and create one of a kind works of art with your fingerprints. Are you ready to crack the case?


Climb and Ride Grades 5 – 8

Sessions 1B, 2A Sessions 2B, 3A

Fee $710 Fee $780

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. Have fun on the trail and in the trees!

U Choose! Grades 6 – 9

Sessions 1B, 2A, 3D

Fee $630

This is YOUR time and Sugar Pine is waiting for you. Together, your group will choose many of the activities for the session – what will it be? Hang out by pool, shoot archery, swim at a nearby lake and take a funyak for a spin, get creative in art or soar through the air on the giant swing? Or maybe you’ll cook a gourmet meal over the campfire, have late night talks under starry skies and then enjoy a leisurely sleep-in breakfast. With new friends by your side and so much to choose from, enjoy all the fun of this amazing camp and make Sugar Pine your own Mountain Retreat!

Spa Sugar Pine Grades 6 – 9

Sessions 1B, 2A, 3D

Fee $670

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 smoothies. Ah… it’s all about the spa!

Lake Hoppers Grades 6 – 9

Sessions 2B, 3A

Fee $765

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. Enjoy an overnight at beautiful Lake Alpine too. 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!

Extreme Cuisine! Grades 6 – 9

Sessions 1B, 2A, 3D

Fee $630

No kitchen required! This is outdoor cooking… adventure style! With your team of extreme chefs, take on this ultimate cooking challenge. Each day a mystery basket with surprise ingredients will arrive. What would you make using a dutch oven and pineapple? Create gourmet appetizers, entrees, or desserts based on what you get. Using different types of cooking methods and lots of imagination, you’ll prepare your delicious dishes—and our camp cooks will choose their favorites. It’s cuisine extreme!

Sierra High Adventure

High Adventure means overcoming challenges and building selfconfidence and courage through truly adventurous outdoor experiences. Let Sugar Pine show you the way. An amazing journey awaits…

GO WILD! Grades 5 – 8

Session 3D Session 1A

Fee $630 Fee $700

Explore the WILD side of Sugar Pine! Learn wilderness techniques and survival skills that will give you a truly awesome camp experience. Discover how to track animals, try campfire cooking, make your own tools, build forts, lash chairs and tell time by the sun. Don’t mind a little dirt? Then grab your new camp friends, come explore and have an amazing outback adventure!

Alpine Adventure Grades 7 – 12

Sessions 1A, 2B, 3A

Fee $765

Let the adventure begin! Challenge yourself with extra time on our high ropes Adventure Tower. Experience the fun and challenge of the multivine traverse or the horizontal ladder, or climb the centipede 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.

iPaddle Grades 7 – 12

Sessions 1B, 2A

Fee $765

Grab a paddle and hit the water for some lake and river fun! Enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on the beautiful waters of Lake Alpine. Camp out on the shores of the American or Stanislaus River before taking on the challenge of some exciting Class 3 – 4 rapids on a half-day white water rafting trip. Keep your water adventure going when you team-up with new camp friends to build signature rafts to launch at a nearby lake. Paddle on! Note: Girls in this program must be able to swim face down in deep water.

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Sugar Pine Back Roads Bound!

In the spirit of American road trips, discover the highways and bi-ways of Back Roads California on a week-long excursion with new friends. From the Gold Country Foothills to the High Sierra, to the beauty of Yosemite, get ready for amazing adventures! The only rule on the trip: Keep Calm and Drive On! Note: Girls in this program must be able to swim face down in deep water.

Route North Grades 8 – 12

Sessions 1, 3

Fee $1,120

Start your journey at beautiful Ebbett’s Pass and connect to the epic Pacific Crest Trail for a scenic day hike. Relax overnight at Grover Hot Springs, before hitting the road to Lake Tahoe for a day at the beach and a boating excursion. The adventure continues as you take to the treetop adventure park at Granlibakken for an amazing ropes course experience. Then raft your way back towards Sugar Pine on a half-day white water trip.

Route South Grades 8 – 12

Session 2

Fee $1,120

Nothing starts a good road trip like flying through the forest on an amazing canopy zip line tour. See the Sierra National Forest from the tree tops then hop in the saddle for a horse ride over scenic mountain trails. Explore the grand valley of historic Yosemite National Park and hit the shores of an Alpine lake for some beach and boating fun. End your trip with an exciting rafting adventure as you and your friends navigate some Class 3 – 4 rapids!

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ATC

Grades 8 – 12

Session 1

Fee $915

Take the Aerial Treetop Challenge! Your adventure begins by spending extra time on the Adventure Tower. Develop your belay skills and take the lead as your fellow campers climb on the high ropes course. Take a special trip to the aerial climbing adventure park 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, ziplines and exciting climbing challenges. Help design and/or build elements for a new low challenge course at Sugar Pine too. Climb On!

Troop Camp

Brownie – Ambassador Troops August 18 – 20

Fee $160/person

The outdoors is calling and you must go! Start your troop year off with an amazing outdoor get-away to our beautiful Sugar Pine resident camp in the Sierra Foothills. Spend three days together connecting with nature, enjoying outdoor program experiences and having fun with select camp activities. From swimming, creek walking, fort building and the low challenge course, to hiking among the majestic pine trees and singing around the campfire under starry skies. Campers in 4th grade and above can also enjoy archery and the High Ropes Adventure Tower. (NOTE: Horseback riding is not offered during Troop Camp.) Troop leaders – we’ll provide the program and meals, you provide the supervision and transportation. It’s an outdoor troop adventure you won’t want to miss!

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Family Camps Girl Scout camp is not just for girls! Families can also 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 and to register, visit the Family Camp section at camprocks.org or contact registration@girlscoutsnorcal.org, 1 (408) 287-4170, ext. 2091 OR 800-447-4475, ext. 2091. 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 in the Fall. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact registration@girlscoutsnorcal.org with questions.

Sugar Pine Round-Up Family Camp

Skylark Ranch Adventure Camp

Flexible reservation dates. Minimum stay is two nights.

Fee $225/person

Fee $86/person/night for camp housing

Children under 4 are free

Fee $76/person/night for own tent/tent camper

Camp adventures for the whole family! Come to Skylark Ranch for a weekend and experience all the fun and excitement of this amazing coastal hideaway. Splash at the beach, build sand castles or venture out on your own to explore the beauty of the Pacific Coast Highway. Scale the redwood trees of the high ropes course and experience the thrill of the giant swing or build up your family teamwork with challenges on the low ropes course. 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 relax and spend time on your own. Special allcamp events will be offered throughout the weekend too.

Aug 8 – Aug 13

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, boating at a nearby Alpine lake, 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!

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Sept 1 – Sept 4

NEW THIS YEAR – Horseback riding! (Additional fee applies) Make it a family adventure and end your summer together!


Family Adventure Days! August 19, 20, 26 or 27

Skylark Ranch Camp, Santa Cruz Mountains Minimum age to participate – entering 4th grade Spend a day at our beautiful coastal camp and enjoy some favorite camp activities! Shoot archery, swing through the trees on the high ropes course or take a horseback ride along the winding trails through camp. All activity sessions are 90 minutes. Register for up to four sessions in a day. Parents and siblings are welcome to enroll. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day of adventure with your family! Note: Session times are: 9 – 10:30, 11 – 12:30, 1 – 2:30, 3 – 4:30. Preregistration and separate fee is required for each activity and/or session.

Archery Fee $15/person/session Take aim and try your hand at Archery! Start out with a brief lesson then shoot 2 – 3 rounds and work at getting a Golden Arrow!

High Ropes Fee $35/person/session Test your courage on the Leap of Faith and try out the Double Trouble either solo or with a partner. Both elements are approximately 30' off the ground.

Horseback Trail Ride Fee $55/person/session On this one hour trail ride, you’ll see Skylark Ranch on horseback. This session includes 30 minutes of prep to depart and dismount time.

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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 INFORMATION 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 and to obtain registration details. For further assistance, email volunteercamps@girlscoutsnorcal.org. Note: Girl Scout camps are open to every girl without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.

VOLUNTEERS ARE CAREFULLY SELECTED 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 IS OUR #1 PRIORITY 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.

OUR 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

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Session 1

July 1 – 8

Session 2

July 15 – 22

Session 3

July 29 – August 5

Kamp Konocti, Marin County at Bothin resident camp Known for: Traditional camp experience Website: kampkonocti.org Session 1

July 31 – August 5

Camp Tall Trees, Humboldt

Known for: Traditional camp experience in the redwood trees of Redwood National Park Website: redwoodgirlscouts.org/camp Session 1 (Forest Friends)

July 2 – 4

Session 2 (Explorer)

July 5 – 9

Session 3 (Hogwarts)

June 24 – 30

Session 4 (Hogwarts)

June 24 – July 1

Two Sentinels, Kirkwood

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 9 – 16

Session 2

July 19 – 26

Session 3

July 29 – August 5

OUR 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 http://camprocks. org/our_camps.html or email volunteercamps@girlscoutsnorcal.org.


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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 team building 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 courses are for girls in 4th grade and above. For fees and details visit camprocks.org.

Outdoor Program Center Fun

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 at several GSNC outdoor program centers and camps. Trained, experienced staff will set everything up for you and run the entire program from beginning to end. Program options include High Adventure days, archery, night hikes or outdoor camping skills. Fees and details are listed on the website at girlscoutsnorcal.org.

Outdoor Skills

From camp craft skills, fire building and outdoor cooking to wilderness techniques like shelter building, rainy day fires, Leave No Trace and more, it’s outdoor fun for all! Girls and leaders can learn or expand their outdoor skills with GSNorCal’s outdoor progression-based programs, available for Daisy to Adult. Trained staff will facilitate side by side, age appropriate learning opportunities for girls and adults to build confidence and skill for their next big outdoor adventure. For a full listing of year round events refer to The Program & Event Guide or the Activity Finder on girlscoutsnorcal.org

Let the Adventure Continue... Do you want more amazing outdoor adventures beyond summer camp? Then Get Outdoors with us! GO! programs and events are all about helping girls, leaders and families join the movement to experience outdoor fun, excitement and adventure throughout the 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, zipline canopy tours and more. Check out the fun in The Program & Event Guide for a full listing of year round events or visit girlscoutsnorcal.org.

High Adventure Special Interest Groups

For older girls, here are three ways to take your outdoor adventure to the next level! Backpacking Interest Group (B.I.G.): Backpack with Girl Scouts and put your back-country camping skills to work! No prior experience is needed. High Adventure Girl Scouts (H.A.G.S.): Brainstorm, research, and choose four high adventure trips for the group each year. Trips take place on weekends. Mariner Girl Scouts: Girls in 8th grade and above can participate in fun adventures involving boating and sailing.

Outdoor Progression Patch

Show the world your outdoor spirit with this unique progression patch designed by GSNorCal. This fun patch is appropriate for all age groups and has no requirements. GO outdoors, have fun, and as you participate in one of the patch areas, add the rockers. New rockers will be added periodically so you can just keep GOing!

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Register Now

FOR BOTHIN, SKYLARK RANCH, AND SUGAR PINE

Tips for Registering for Camp

• Register Feb. 1 to have the best chance of getting your first choice. • Register via one method only. • Sign up for only one camp program during the same session time. If your 1st choice program is full, sign-up on the waitlist! • Read the refund information online at camprocks.org carefully. Contact registration@girlscoutsnorcal.org or the Council Member Services Department at 408-287-4170, ext. 2091 OR 800-447-4475, ext. 2091 with any questions about the camps or the registration process.

Registration Opens February 1, 2017 Registration officially opens Feb. 1 at 12:01 a.m. Online registrations will be accepted at that time on a first-come, first-served basis. Paper and fax registrations may be submitted prior to Feb. 1; however, placement will not occur until Feb. 1 during regular business hours. Registrations received after Feb. 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

There are two ways to register 1) Online at CampRocks.org

this option requires a credit card authorization and at least a $150 deposit for each girl only session and/or a $50 deposit/ person for Family Camp programs.

2) By mail, FAX or submit in person download the registration form on camprocks.org. Send completed registration form(s) and at least the required deposit of $150 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) 287-8662 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 registered in any program.

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Take Note!

z Registration fees include a camp patch, t-shirt and photo

(except for Family Camps).

w To register two campers for the same 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.

y For all girls who are not current Girl Scout members at the time

of registration, a non-refundable $15 registration fee plus a $15 Council-Service fee will apply.

z For all girls living outside the Girl Scouts of Northern California

area, a $50 Out-of Council fee will apply. This fee covers a portion of the indirect costs relating to camp operations, which are subsidized by the Council.

w Placement in a camp program is confirmed once the

registration process (online or paper) has been completed

and the non-refundable deposit has been paid.

y For additional information regarding waitlists, deposits,

confirmation of registration, payment of fees, cancellations, our refund policy or any additional questions please visit camprocks.org or contact our council’s Member Services department either by phone at 408-287-4170 ext. 2091 or 800-447-4475 ext.2091 or by email at registration@ girlscoutsnorcal.org.

Health Exams are Required for Campers All resident campers must have a physical by a Licensed Physician, PA or NP within 12 months of their camp session (This does not apply to Family Camp). We use online health forms via CampDocs. Families with accounts can log on and update their camper information. New camper families will receive an invitation to open an account after registration.

We Can Accomodate Most Special Diets Meals are served family or buffet style with salads, sidebars and afternoon snacks. A vegetarian option is provided at every meal. Parents of girls with some allergies, such as gluten-free and lactose intolerance, may have to provide specialty food items. Severe food allergies may not be able to be accommodated. For food-related questions, email registration@girlscoutsnorcal.org Registration Information continued on next page.

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But Wait... There’s More! We Welcome Girls with Special Needs

Financial Assistance Instructions

If your daughter has medical or other special needs and

Any girl who lives within Girl Scouts of Northern California’s

can function well with a 1:6 adult-to-camper ratio, we

jurisdiction is eligible to apply for financial help to attend

encourage you to work with us to identify our most

Girl Scout camps in Northern California. Girls who live

appropriate camp program. If your daughter needs more

outside of this Council must contact their local Girl Scout

support to be successful, please contact our office so that

Council for financial aid information. Girls must be

we can connect you with resources that can help with

registered Girl Scouts by April 15.

your search. Please call 800-447-4475, ext. 2091 or email

DEADLINE: Financial Aid requests for Council must be

registration@girlscoutsnorcal.org

submitted no later than May 15.

Be a Camp Champion!

Financial Aid decisions are not made until camp placement

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

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.

experience to girls who cannot afford it. Please make a

To apply for financial aid:

donation to our campership fund while registering online at

• Complete the financial aid and the camp registration

camprocks.org or with the paper registration form. You CAN

forms in this brochure or on the website at camprocks.

make a huge difference with even a small donation! Share

org. Note: the camp registration form and financial aid

the power of the camp experience—be a Camp Champion!

form are two separate forms and are processed

Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please

separately.

consult your tax advisor as individual situations vary.

• List the name of camp, program, and fee for which

Use Fall Product & Cookie Rewards to Pay for Camp!

assistance is being requested on the financial aid form.

Individual 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 materials for the details. For the 2016 – 2017 membership year girls can choose a reward card at every recognition level for the Fall and Cookie sale programs. And, girls who sell 3000 packages of cookies can earn a free camp session at any of our Council-Run camps!

• 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 Aug. 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. • A camera photo of the Financial Aid request form will not be accepted.

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2017 Financial Aid Form STEP 1: READ THE FINANCIAL AID INSTRUCTIONS ON PAGE 30 STEP 2: COMPLETE THE ENTIRE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT IT WITH PROOF OF INCOME – PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY I am applying for financial assistance for: One selection per application. Please do not add other selections.

q Uniform Voucher (To obtain a Sash or Apron if Daisy, GS Membership Pin, Council ID patch set or set of Troop Numbers) q Camp (Day or Resident) q Destination q Council Program/Event q Extended Travel Girl’s Name

The following information MUST be completed for all applicants.

(One application per girl. Aid is for girl participants only.)

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. Proof of income IS REQUIRED.

Address City Telephone Day (

County State Zip ) )

Gross monthly income

Birthday

School Grade in Fall

Annual household income level:

School Name Is she a registered Girl Scout?

q Yes q No

or q Juliette (Individually registered Girl Scout)

Has she received financial assistance from Girl Scouts of Northern California before?

q Yes q No

q Below $18,000 q $18,001 – $24,000 q $24,001 – $30,000 q $30,001 – $36,000 q $36,001 – $42,000

q $42,001 – $48,000 q $48,001 – $54,000 q $54,001 – $60,000 q $60,001 – $80,000 q Over $80,000

Attach verification of income from all sources (pay stub, tax return, proof of assistance, etc.) to this application.

Parent/Guardian 1 Name Phone (

Ages

Number of adults dependent on family income

Telephone Evening (

If yes,Troop #

Number of children living at home

This section DOES NOT apply to uniform voucher requests

)

Email

Program Name

(Providing your email is the most efficient and cost effective way to notify you of the outcome.)

(Write name of program or event exactly as listed in guide or online)

Occupation(s)

Camp Name

Parent/Guardian 2 Name

(For Day or Resident Camp requests only—submit one camp session per application)

Phone (

Camp Session

Start Date

)

Did she register online?

Email

End Date

q Yes q No

Registration #

(Providing your email is the most efficient and cost effective way to notify you of the outcome.)

Camp/Program/Event Fee

$_____________

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

$_____________

If other please specify

Amount from other sources

Amount requested (REQUIRED) $_____________

Please indicate any special circumstances that relate to this request (additional pages may be attached)

STEP 3: FUNDING RELEASE AND SIGNATURE I certify that all of the information on this application and the supporting documents are true and complete. CAMP RELEASE: The Guardsmen Campership Program provides 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: RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO: By Mail: Girl Scouts of Northern California, Attn: Financial Aid 1310 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

OFFICIAL USE ONLY By Fax: 408-287-8662

For questions, call 408-287-4170, EX 6012 NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. CAMP SPACE WILL NOT BE HELD FOR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 4 WEEKS FOR APPLICATION PROCESSING. A camera photo of the Financial Aid request form will not be accepted ALL INFORMATION ON THIS APPLICATION IS TREATED CONFIDENTIALLY.

Date Received: Date Approved: Amount Approved: Approval Signature:

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