Issuu on Google+

2010 Resident Camp Guide


Contents

Letter to Parents 2 Resident Camp Information 4

Summer at a Glance 12 Camp Kiwanis Weekend Camps Two Day Camps Three Day Camps Four Day Camps Five Day Camps Six Day Camps Thirteen Day Camps Leadership Opportunities

16 16 17 18 19 19 23 24

Camp Timberlake Weekend Camps Three and Four Day Camps Six Day Camps Nine Day Camps Leadership Opportunities

26 26 28 31 32

Stevens Ranch Single Day Programs Three Day Camps Six Day Camps Thirteen Day Camps Leadership Opportunities

34 35 35 40 41

High Adventure Trips 43 Registration Forms Resident Camp Registration Form Horses of Course Registration Form Troop/Adult and Me/Family Camp Registration Form Financial Assistance Application (Campership)

Find it Faster Know what your daughter wants to do with her time at camp? Use our handy Focus Icons to search by camp focus.

Archery

Arts/History

Canoeing

Challenge Course

Group Activities

Horseback Riding

Primitive Skills

Swimming

General


Dear Parents: Why should you send your daughter to Girl Scout camp? What is there about the experience that is beneficial to your child, to you and to your family, beyond the value of just any other summer activity? Through Girl Scouts, girls discover their personal best, prepare for a positive future, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world, and take action to solve problems and improve their communities. A “By Girls, For Girls” focus, along with cooperative and experiential learning, ensures that girls continue to have fun, enjoy friendships, participate in exciting adventures and develop strong leadership skills. At Girl Scout camp, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by the Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong. Girls will learn to swim, ride horses, care for the world around them, appreciate the night instead of fearing it, take care of themselves and make good decisions. Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and participate in a camp culture that prioritizes safety and risk management. Look through this resident camp guide with your daughter. While she is dreaming about the fun in the sun at the pool or riding off into the sunset on horseback, you’ll be smiling because you know what it will mean to her many years from now. Lessons learned at camp stay with us for a lifetime and are among the best investments you can make in your child’s future. I encourage you to make your decisions early concerning camp dates to avoid disappointment. GS-TOP camp programs are planned to meet the needs and demands of our membership, but experience has indicated that programs will fill very quickly. As the Outdoor Education Department and I plan and prepare for another season of summer camp, we are as excited as if it were our very first season. Every summer brings returning campers, new campers and many new adventures. It is a season of the Girl Scouting year that is always fresh and exciting. Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

Natalie Stephenson Director of Outdoor Education

2


Camp Information

3


Resident Camp Information

Camp Kiwanis

Natalie Stephenson Director of Outdoor Education/Camp Director 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Open House – May 2, 2010 – 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Nestled in a secret canyon approximately 5 miles northwest of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle you will find Girl Scout Camp Kiwanis. Facilities include a dining hall, swimming pool, stone and wooden cabins and hot showers. Most cabins are air-conditioned by Mother Nature and ceiling fans. Girls can choose from a variety of session lengths. Activities may include swimming, horseback riding, ropes/challenge course, cookouts, hiking, arts and crafts, sports, star-gazing, singing and all-camp parties.

Camp Timberlake

Lindsay Power Outdoor Education Manager/Camp Director 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org Open House – May 15, 2010 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Summer adventures are wild at Camp Timberlake on Eagle Mountain Lake! Get soaked swimming in the pool and exploring the waterfront. Older girls can try their hand at canoeing. The adventure continues on dry land with hiking, outdoor cooking, archery, camp crafts, the ropes/challenge course, and singing. Girls stay in cabins, covered wagons or platform tents in units. Each unit has a lodge with ceiling fans, electricity, lights and drinking fountains. Cabins, covered wagons and tents do not have electricity. All units have flush toilets and hot showers. Girls eat most of their meals in the dining hall overlooking Brownie Bay on Eagle Mountain Lake.

Stevens Ranch

Heidi Vose Outdoor Education Manager/Camp Director 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Open House – April 10, 2010 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Stevens Ranch, near Glen Rose, is open for Resident Camp to girls entering grades 4 through 12. Activities include swimming, crafts, games and singing around the campfire. The camp specializes in horseback riding, archery, swimming, crafts, and more. Girls will stay in cabins, platform tents, bunkhouses or two-person tent units. Each unit has a unit lodge that has ceiling fans, electricity, lights and drinking fountains. Cabins, bunkhouses and tents do not have electricity. All units have latrines and there is a central shower house with flush toilets and hot showers. Girls eat most of their meals in the dining hall, which has soaring ceilings and award-winning camp architecture.

4


All Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains camps operate under the safety camp management standards established by Girls Scouts of the USA, as well as the Texas Youth Camp Safety Act. Our camps are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized accreditation focuses on a thorough review of every facet of our procedures including health care, site safety, and business management, qualified and certified staff for all programs offered and screening and training of all personnel.

Living in the Out of Doors Campers and staff live in groups called units. This may include platform tents, cabins, covered wagons or unit houses with basements. Unit staff will sleep in the unit with the girls, but in separate cabins, wagons, or tents which are in close proximity to the girls. It is summer time, so life at camp is like life anywhere else in Texas – hot! Very few buildings are airconditioned, but common areas like dining halls and unit buildings are equipped with fans. Girls also stay cool swimming, wearing wet bandannas, and drinking plenty of water. Also, life at camp takes place outdoors, so there will be bugs and wildlife to observe. Meals are well-balanced, nutritious and served family-style in the dining halls. Girls also have the opportunity to cook out with their unit provided a fire ban is not in effect. Snacks will be provided daily. Some camp sessions take girls on field trips, visiting attractions in the camp area. On these trips, strict safety measures are adhered to and competent, age appropriate staff lead each trip.

Camp Buddies Resident camp is a great place to meet new people and make new friends. Many girls like to come to camp with a friend from home. A camper may request one “buddy� on her camp registration form but both campers must register for the same program and session. Buddy groups consisting of more than two girls may be split up into separate tents, cabins or wagons, depending on availability. Registration forms and deposits for each buddy should be mailed in the same envelope.

Health and Safety Health centers are staffed with a camp nurse/health supervisor. All supervisory staff are First Aid/CPR trained. For all camps, emergency care is available at a nearby clinic/hospital. All resident campers are screened at check-in: temperature is recorded, feet and heads are checked. Campers will need to have had a physical within 12 months prior to attending camp. The proper physical or health history form, and instructions, are mailed or emailed in the confirmation packet. No camper, child or adult, is admitted to camp without the proper physical or health history form completed and signed. Each camp has procedures in place to monitor and respond to weather conditions to ensure the health and safety of campers.

5


Resident Camp Information

Camp Staff Staff members are selected for their interest and ability to work with young people, to teach and share skills, their willingness to be part of a team, their commitment to the values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility and their appreciation of diverse groups of girls. All staff meets the age and skill certification standards required by GSUSA. Work history, personal references and criminal background checks are conducted prior to employment. Staff attends an intensive six day pre-camp orientation where they learn or review camping skills, risk management and safety procedures including First Aid and CPR, the Girl Scout Program, human relations, and communication skills. Specially qualified staff directs the pool, horseback riding, canoeing and trip activities.

Program Changes We reserve the right to alter activities and events at camp due to weather conditions, time constraints or other safety issues. Our primary concern is your child’s safety. No refunds or alteration in fees will be made for activities eliminated.

Campers with Disabilities The goal of our camps is to provide a successful experience for all girls. Parents are requested to communicate with the appropriate camp director about campers with any special needs or disabilities. This enables the camp to make every effort to accommodate those needs with appropriate staff.

Challenge Courses/Ropes Courses The Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is recognized as the leading professional resource for those who create safe and effective challenge course programs that facilitate learning and positive change in individuals, groups and communities. The ACCT requires that all member courses submit to annual inspections conducted by certified independent challenge course engineers. Our facilitators have been trained and received certification to operate the challenge courses at our camps.

Liability for Equine Activities Law A Texas State Law titled “Liability for Equine Activities: (Chapter 87, Civil Practice and Remedies Code)” requires operators of horseback-riding programs to inform participants of the warning included in the law. Warning: Under Texas Law (Chapter 87, Civil Practice and Remedies Code), an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities from the inherent risk of equine activities. Equine activities are considered a high-risk activity. Participants will follow directions and safety standards at all times. Failure to do so will result in immediate removal from the session with no refund.

High Adventure Trips This summer our Council will offer three High Adventure Trips. These are exciting opportunities for Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. For complete details, see page 43.

6


Badge Work Each girl will have the opportunity to work on badges appropriate to her grade level while at camp. Girls may or may not complete an entire badge while at camp due to the wide variety of activities offered. Some follow-up work may be done in the troop or at home. Please keep in mind that weather does have an effect on some activities, especially swimming, horseback riding and the challenge course.

Visitors/Phone Calls We invite camp families to visit during the scheduled camp open houses, view the facilities, and meet the staff. Visitors are welcome at that time. During resident camp all campers will be very busy. For this reason, it is not convenient for parents or friends to visit during the camping session. Parents understand that problems develop when some campers may have visitors while others do not. We know that every parent will cooperate in considering the best interests of all campers. To limit unnecessary interruption in the camp program during resident camp, campers are not permitted to bring cell phones or receive telephone calls. Incoming calls are restricted to emergency calls only.

Camp Fees Camp fees cover all meals and snacks, accident/illness insurance, leadership provided by specially trained staff, use of camp facilities, and program supplies. Camp fees can be paid by cash, credit card, check or money order, or with Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Cookie Bucks. Registrations are accepted with at least a $25 deposit for each session. For sessions not paid in full, the balance is due 14 days before the camp session’s start date. Girls who are not currently registered Girl Scouts must add a $12 membership fee.

All Girls Are Welcome! All girls are welcome to attend our summer camp programs. If the camper is not currently a registered Girl Scout, an additional $12 membership fee should be included with the resident camp registration form.

Out of Council Girl Scouts Registered Girl Scouts from outside of Texas Oklahoma Plains’ jurisdiction are required to pay an additional $25 out of council fee to attend one of our camp sessions. These girls have the option to use their earned Cookie Bucks to pay for a session at any of our resident camps (pending approval from their home council). Please call the regional office for the camp you are interested in for more information.

7


Resident Camp Information

Cookie Bucks Using Cookie Bucks for camp: Using Cookie Bucks for High Adventure Trips: 100 packages = 1 day of resident camp 200 packages = 1 day 200 packages = 2 days of resident camp 400 packages = 2 days 300 packages = 3 days of resident camp 600 packages = 3 days 400 packages = 4 days of resident camp 800 packages = 4 days 500 packages = 5 days of resident or Adventure Day Camp* 1000 packages = 5 days 600 packages = 6 days of resident camp 1200 packages = 6 days 1300 packages = 13 days of resident camp *Adventure Day Camp in Amarillo region only Using Cookie Bucks to pay for part of a session? Use this formula to determine your balance: Session Fee divided by Number of Days in Session = $ Cost per Day of Camp. For example, a $300, six day session would be $50 per day. If you apply 400 packages of cookies toward that camp session, you would owe two days, or $100. Cookie Bucks may not be used to pay the $25 deposit unless the entire camp fee is paid with Cookie Bucks.

Sister Cookie Bucks Transfer If sisters are registered Girl Scouts of Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and have participated in the 2010 cookie sale, a one-time transfer of any number of cookie packages from one sister to another can be made. For more information about using Cookie Bucks, please contact the Product Sales Manager in your area.

Registration Information Complete the resident camp registration form, attach deposit or session fee and membership fee (if nonmember), and mail or take it to the regional office for the selected camp. Separate registration forms must be submitted for each camper and each session. On each registration form indicate a first, second and third choice of sessions. Space is limited. Please send in your registration forms early. Camp Kiwanis 6011 West 45th Avenue Amarillo, TX 79109

Stevens Ranch or Camp Timberlake 4901 Briarhaven Road Fort Worth, TX 76109

High Adventure Trips 2567 74th Street Lubbock, TX 79432

Registration Opens April 1, 2010 Registrations may be sent in at any time. Placement will begin on April 1, 2010 for all registrations received prior to or on April 1. After this date registrations will be processed daily. Registration for buddies: Both registration forms must be submitted in the same envelope. If Buddy registration forms arrive together but one is incomplete, placement together cannot be guaranteed. Additional registrations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the start date of a session provided a physical exam can be conducted and there is open space in the camp session. The camp fee will also need to be paid in full if registering within the 2 week deadline.

8


Waiting Lists If your daughter cannot be placed from the choices listed on her registration form, she will be placed on a waiting list for the selected sessions. Participants will be notified if they are placed on a waiting list. If a girl is on the waiting list and cannot be placed, please refer to the cancellation/refund policy.

Financial Assistance We believe that all girls should have the opportunity to benefit from the life-changing camp experience. We recognize that it may not be possible for all families to afford camp fees. Depending on available funding, a limited amount of financial assistance may be available to cover part, or all, of the camp fees for a single session of camp. Applicants for financial assistance must be a registered Girl Scout in Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. Please submit your financial assistance application and registration form with $25 non-refundable deposit to the regional office for the appropriate camp. Financial assistance applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All requests for financial assistance will receive a response. Each girl may have only one opportunity to use financial assistance per year.

Cancellation/Refund Policy Deposits are generally non-refundable. A full refund, including deposit, is made only if a camper cannot be placed in a program or if it is necessary to cancel the program. No refunds are granted to campers who do not show up for the camp session and who do not follow these procedures. Refunds will be issued if notification of cancellation is received at any of the Council’s Regional Offices at least 7 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued if cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to event. This includes sessions paid for with Cookie Bucks. If you cancel within 7 days of the first day of a camp session a full refund, minus the deposit, will be made for medical reasons only. A written request for a refund, accompanied by a doctor’s statement, must be received within 30 days of the cancellation to receive a full refund. If the camp health supervisor or a physician sends a camper home for medical reasons, a refund will be made on a prorated basis, if requested. If a girl leaves camp early for any reason other than medical, no refund will be made. If a girl applies for, but does not receive financial assistance, and does not attend resident camp, a full refund (including Cookie Bucks) will be made.

9


Resident Camp Information

Expected Camper Behavior Campers exhibiting inappropriate behavior (such as biting, using profanity, bullying, hitting, refusing to participate or to follow directions, or creating an unsafe environment) will be sent home with no refund. Campers will be expected to sign the Camper Behavior Agreement.

Session Confirmation

During the initial placement process, it may take up to three weeks to receive the confirmation packet. Directions and more information about resident camp life will be included in the confirmation packet. Please do not call to ask about placement, as it slows down the placement process. Should Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains cancel a session for any reason, all registered participants will be notified, a full refund will be issued or you will have the opportunity to sign up for another available date. Reasons for cancellation may include inclement weather or lack of registration. Weather notification can be as late as 24 hours before the session is scheduled to begin.

10


So, are you ready for Resident Camp?

No Way!

Sometimes/ Maybe

You Bet!

Can you stay overnight at a friend’s house without missing your family or feeling lonely/sad?

____

____

____

Can you shampoo your own hair and keep it brushed and neat?

____

____

____

Are you willing to try new foods that you haven’t eaten before?

____

____

____

Do you enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, sports and sleeping in a cabin or tent?

____

____

____

Can you survive without a radio, TV, air conditioning and a telephone or cell phone?

____

____

____

Can you pack your own suitcase with the things you need?

____

____

____

Can you make your own bed and keep track of your belongings?

____

____

____

Do you like to meet new people and do things with other girls – not just your best friends?

____

____

____

Are you brave during thunderstorms, when you see a bug or when you hear strange noises at night?

____

____

____

Have you earned Cookie Bucks OR can you save some of your own money to use for camp?

____

____

____

Can you live by the Girl Scout Law?

____

____

____

Do you really want to go to Camp?

____

____

____

Give yourself 1 point for answers marked “No Way!,” 2 points for answers marked “Sometimes/ Maybe,” and 3 points for answers marked “You Bet!” If you scored less than 25 points: You will be happiest at weekend or three day sessions, troop or family camps, or our Adventure Day Camp. If you scored between 25 and 30 points: You are ready for adventure! Pick a session that sounds like FUN to you and matches your grade level and experience. If you scored more than 30 points: You must be an experienced camper! You are ready to come to camp on your own for a week or longer and to make new friends. 11


Summer at a Glance

12

June

Page

Title

Grade

Camp

Length

6-11

43

Cave Crawlers - Rio Blanco

12 yrs & up

High Adventure

6 day

12

34

Horse Fan

4-5

Stevens

1 day

12

34

Pony Pal

2-3

Stevens

1 day

13-15

26

Firelight and Fairytales

2-12

Timberlake

3 day

13-15

26

Get Your Feet Wet

4-5

Timberlake

3 day

13-15

17

Princess Party

2-3

Kiwanis

3 day

13-18

19

Boots ‘N Bridles

6

Kiwanis

6 day

13-18

35

Bull's Eye

6-12

Stevens

6 day

13-18

24

Camp Aide

8-10

Kiwanis

6 day

13-18

32

Camp Aide

8-12

Timberlake

6 day

13-18

35

Camp Stevens Ranch

4-12

Stevens

6 day

13-18

35

Horse Play

4-5

Stevens

6 day

13-18

20

Midnight Madness

3-5

Kiwanis

6 day

13-18

36

Snap ‘N Scrap

6-12

Stevens

6 day

13-18

41

Wrangler Aide

10-12

Stevens

6 day

13-25

32

Counselor in Training

10-12

Timberlake

12 day

14-18

19

Adventure Day Camp

1-3

Kiwanis

2 day

16-18

27

Camp Like a Girl!

4-12

Timberlake

3 day

16-18

27

Camp Olympics

2-12

Timberlake

3 day

16-18

17

Photo Mania

4-6

Kiwanis

3 day

16-18

27

Pump It Up!

2-5

Timberlake

3 day

18-19

26

Mom and Me Girls Night In

2-12

Timberlake

2 day

19-20

26

Dad and Me Fishin’ for Fun

2-12

Timberlake

2 day

20-25

20

Adventurers

4-5

Kiwanis

6 day

20-25

20

Busy B's

3

Kiwanis

6 day

20-25

24

Camp Aide

8-10

Kiwanis

6 day

20-25

32

Camp Aide

8-12

Timberlake

6 day

20-25

36

Camp Top Chef

4-12

Stevens

6 day

20-25

36

Hammocks and Ceramics

6-12

Stevens

6 day

20-25

37

Horses, Horses, Horses

6-12

Stevens

6 day

20-25

28

Mystery Madness

2-12

Timberlake

6 day

20-25

29

Paddle Paddle

4-12

Timberlake

6 day

20-25

43

River Runners - Kiwanis

12 yrs & up

High Adventure

6 day

20-25

37

Say the Magic Words

4-12

Stevens

6 day

20-25

21

Trek Out

5-6

Kiwanis

6 day

20-25

41

Wrangler Aide

10-12

Stevens

6 day

20-July 2

23

Saddle Up I

7-10

Kiwanis

13 day

21-25

19

Adventure Day Camp

1-3

Kiwanis

5 day

25-26

16

Me and My Buddy

K-3

Kiwanis

2 day


26

34

Horse Fan

4-5

Stevens

1 day

26

34

Pony Pal

2-3

Stevens

1 day

26-27

16

Me and My Buddy

K-3

Kiwanis

2 day

27-29

17

Bunny Tracks

2-3

Kiwanis

3 day

27-July 2

21

Bull’s Eye

4-6

Kiwanis

6 day

27-July 2

24

Camp Aide

8-10

Kiwanis

6 day

27-July 2

32

Camp Aide

8-12

Timberlake

6 day

27-July 2

28

Camp Sampler

2-12

Timberlake

6 day

27-July 2

25

Camp Stevens Ranch

4-12

Stevens

6 day

27-July 2

37

Can You Rough It?

6-12

Stevens

6 day

27-July 2

21

Creature Camp

4-6

Kiwanis

6 day

27-July 2

28

G.I. Jane

4-12

Timberlake

6 day

27-July 2

38

Horse Fan

7-12

Stevens

6 day

27-July 2

28

Paddle Paradise

6-12

Timberlake

6 day

27-July 2

38

Prim and Proper

7-12

Stevens

6 day

27-July 2

36

Snap ‘N Scrap

6-12

Stevens

6 day

27-July 2

21

Snap ‘N Scrap

4-6

Kiwanis

6 day

27-July 2

41

Wrangler Aide

10-12

Stevens

6 day

30-July 2

17

Bunny Tracks

2-3

Kiwanis

3 day

July

Page

Title

Grade

Camp

Length

6-7

16

Teddy Bear Overnite

1-2

Kiwanis

2 day

6-8

18

Lady Bugs

1-3

Kiwanis

3 day

6-9

18

Crafts Mania

4-6

Kiwanis

4 day

6-9

18

Horsin’ Around

5

Kiwanis

4 day

8-9

16

Water Otters

3-5

Kiwanis

2 day

8-11

27

Mischief Managed

4-12

Timberlake

4 day

8-11

27

Night Owls

6-12

Timberlake

4 day

8-11

28

Soaring Among the Stars

2-12

Timberlake

4 day

8-16

32

Camp Aide

8-12

Timberlake

9 day

8-16

31

Paddles and Poles

7-12

Timberlake

9 day

9-11

35

Core Camp at Stevens

4-12

Stevens

3 day

10

34

Horse Fan

4-5

Stevens

1 day

10

34

Pony Pal

2-3

Stevens

1 day

11-13

17

Fireflies

2-3

Kiwanis

3 day

11-16

20

Adventurers

4-5

Kiwanis

6 day

11-16

38

Born to Ride

9-12

Stevens

6 day

11-16

29

Brownie Sampler

2-3

Timberlake

6 day

11-16

24

Camp Aide

8-10

Kiwanis

6 day

11-16

29

Camp Like a Girl!

6-12

Timberlake

6 day

13


Summer at a Glance

14

July

Page

Title

Grade

Camp

Length

11-16

30

Climbing High

4-12

Timberlake

6 day

11-16

30

Crafty Critters

4-12

Timberlake

6 day

11-16

39

Let's Ride

8-12

Stevens

6 day

11-16

22

Mermaids

6-8

Kiwanis

6 day

11-16

39

On the Road Again

6-12

Stevens

6 day

11-16

30

Take the Cake

4-12

Timberlake

6 day

11-16

39

Treasure Island

4-12

Stevens

6 day

11-23

41

Cowgirl Up

9-12

Steven

13 day

11-23

23

G.I. Jane

7-10

Kiwanis

13 day

11-23

23

Saddle Up II

8-10

Kiwanis

13 day

11-23

41

SPURS (CIT for Horse People)

11-12

Stevens

13 day

11-23

41

Wrangler Aide

10-12

Stevens

13 day

14-16

18

Lady Bugs

1-3

Kiwanis

3 day

18-23

21

Bull's Eye

4-6

Kiwanis

6 day

18-23

20

Busy B's

3

Kiwanis

6 day

18-23

32

Camp Aide

8-12

Timberlake

6 day

18-23

28

Camp Sampler

2-12

Timberlake

6 day

18-23

36

Camp Top Chef

4-12

Stevens

6 day

18-23

39

Craftapolooza

6-12

Steven

6 day

18-23

43

Flying High - Timberlake

12 yrs & up

High Adventure

6 day

18-23

30

Hammocks and Ceramics

6-12

Timberlake

6 day

18-23

22

Paddle Paddles

5-6

Kiwanis

6 day

18-23

30

Paddle People

5-12

Timberlake

6 day

18-23

40

Wild Wild West

4-12

Stevens

6 day

23-24

16

Mom and Me

All

Kiwanis

2 day

24

34

Horse Fan

4-5

Stevens

1 day

24

34

Pony Pal

2-3

Stevens

1 day

25-30

20

Adventurers

4-5

Kiwanis

6 day

25-30

19

Boots ‘N Bridles

6

Kiwanis

6 day

25-30

20

Busy B's

3

Kiwanis

6 day

25-30

32

Camp Aide

8-12

Timberlake

6 day

25-30

22

Guard Start

6-12

Kiwanis

6 day

25-30

31

Guard Start

6-12

Timberlake

6 day

25-30

36

Hammocks and Ceramics

6-12

Stevens

6 day

25-30

37

Horses, Horses, Horses

6-12

Stevens

6 day

25-30

40

It's A Holiday

4-12

Stevens

6 day

25-30

20

Midnight Madness

5-6

Kiwanis

6 day

25-30

31

Water Wonderland

2-12

Timberlake

6 day

25-30

41

Wrangler Aide

10-12

Stevens

6 day


Camp Kiwanis

15


Camp Kiwanis

Weekend Camps Me and My Buddy An overnight fun time for you and your dad (or grandpa, or uncle) to go camping together. There will be fun and adventure, as well as quality time together. Activities will include a campfire, songs, folk dancing, crafts and swimming. Campers will sleep in cabins. Grade: Entering grades K – 3 Time: Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Fee: $15 for girls, $15 for adults Min/Max: 24/93 Note: Eat supper before you arrive on Friday evening. Don’t forget your swim suit! Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date:

Friday, June 25 through Saturday, June 26

OR Date:

Saturday, June 26 through Sunday, June 27

Mom and Me Grab your mom (or grandma or aunt) and head out to camp to spend some quality time together. Activities will include arts and crafts, campfire, folk dancing and swimming. Campers will sleep in cabins. Grade: All grade levels Date: Friday, July 23 through Saturday, July 24 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fee: $15 for girls, $15 for adults Min/Max: 24/93 Note: Eat supper before you arrive on Friday night. Bring your swimsuits! Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Two Day Camps Teddy Bear Overnite Bring your favorite teddy bear and let’s have fun at camp for one night. We’ll swim, have a teddy bear parade to show off your special buddy and play games. A counselor or a camp aide sleeps in the cabins with these young campers. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 1 – 2 Date: Tuesday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 7 Fee: $80 Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Water Otters

16

Play it cool in the pool! Learn water safety, play games, and improve your swimming skills. We’ll squeeze in a horse ride too! A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 3 – 5 Date: Thursday, July 8 through Friday, July 9 Fee: $80 Min/Max: 8/24 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org


Three Day Camps Princess Party You and your friends can be Camp Kiwanis Princesses! Enjoy making royal jewelry, wearing a crown, learning proper princess etiquette, and having a tea party. Bring your princess costume or use the costume box at camp. Princesses will take a dip in the pool. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 2 – 3 Date: Sunday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 15 Fee: $110 Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Photo Mania Learn to take great photos! Collect your own memories of camp and then be on the camp photographers staff for the week and post your pictures on the Bunk One website for parents to see. In between photo shoots you will have time to ride horses, swim and participate in other camp activities. A digital camera with computer upload connections is required. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 6 Date: Wednesday, June 16 through Friday, June 18 Fee: $120 Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Bunny Tracks Here Comes Peter Cottontail will be the theme song for this short session. Camp will adopt some bunnies for the girls to learn how to care for and feed. Also included will be time to swim, enjoy a pony led ride and arts and crafts. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 2 – 3 Fee: $110 Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 27 through Tuesday, June 29

OR Date:

Wednesday, June 30 through Friday, July 2

Fireflies

Explore camp at night! Take a moonlight hike, build a campfire, roast marshmallows and listen to wood fairy and Brownie Elf stories. During the daylight, after sleeping in a pinch late, you can enjoy swimming and a pony led ride at the stables. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 2 – 3 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Tuesday, July 13 Fee: $110 Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

17


Camp Kiwanis

Lady Bugs Designed especially for the first or second time camper. Come make new friends, enjoy a campfire, singing, games, hiking and visit the riding stables for a pony led ride. A counselor or camp aide will sleep in the cabins with these young campers. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 1 – 3 Fee: $110 Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date:

Tuesday, July 6 through Thursday, July 8

OR Date:

Wednesday, July 14 through Friday, July 16

Four Day Camps Crafts Mania Let’s go mad about arts and crafts! An opportunity to try several types of arts and see what you can create. Time will be planned for swimming and a horseback ride. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 6 Date: Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 9 Fee: $140 Min/Max: 8/24 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Horsin’ Around This short Horsin’ Around session is just right for the beginning rider. A chance to learn the basics, safety around horses, and how to sit in the saddle. Girls will ride each day in the ring and on the trail at least once. Boots or shoes with 1/2 inch heel are needed. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Camp Kiwanis Horse Program progression: 1) Boots ‘N Bridles; 2) Saddle Up I; and 3) Saddle Up II Grade: Entering grade 5 Date: Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 9 Fee: $145 Min/Max: 6/12 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

18


Five Day Camps (no overnight) Adventure Day Camp Adventure Day Camp is packed with fun. Day camp is unique because it gives girls a taste of the resident camp experience without spending the night and a chance to progress into the total resident camp life. Days are filled with fun and may include activities such as swimming, swim lessons, hiking, arts and crafts, games and much more. Lunch will be provided. To register use the Adventure Day Camp/Horses of Course registration form. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 1 – 3 Fee: $110 Min/Max: 8/25 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date:

Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18

OR Date:

Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25

Six Day Camps Boots ‘N Bridles Are you a horse lover and want to learn all there is about horses and riding? This is the place for you! Girls will ride and work with the horses daily, assist with grooming, feeding and corral management. Your day begins at the crack of dawn, the prettiest time of day to ride. Other rides will be the last ride of the day at dusk. Additional camp activities included. Occasionally the weather interferes with being able to ride daily. Girls need a shoe or boot with a 1/2 inch heel. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Camp Kiwanis Horse Program progression: 1) Boots ‘N Bridles; 2) Saddle Up I; and 3) Saddle Up II Grade: Entering grade 6 Fee: $220 Min/Max: 10/24 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18

OR Date:

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30

19


Camp Kiwanis

Midnight Madness Are you a girl who likes to stay up late and sleep in in the morning? This is the session for you. There will be late night swimming, exploring the nightlife at camp, raiding the kitchen for a midnight snack, and sleeping late in the mornings. You’ll get up in time to participate in crafts and horseback riding. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 6 Fee: $210 Min/Max: 7/14 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18

OR Date:

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30

Adventurers Want to do a little bit of everything camp has to offer before selecting a specialty camp? This one-week camp is just for you! You will experience riding horses, swimming, archery, a cookout, hiking and arts and crafts. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 5 Fee: $200 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 10/20

OR Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 9/18

OR Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30 8/16

Busy B’s Hey Brownie Girl Scouts! Are you ready for a week at camp? Come by yourself and make new friends, or bring your buddy. We’ll keep you really busy with swimming, hiking, crafts, songs, riding horses and playing games galore! You won’t want to miss this special week that’s just for you. Grade: Entering grade 3 Fee: $200 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 8/24

OR Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 8/16

OR Date: Min/Max: 20

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30 8/24


Trek Out Get geared up to go tent camping at a nearby lake for two nights and enjoy planning and cooking your meals over the campfire. This group starts out hard and fast to learn tent pitching and fire building skills before you leave for the lake. Take an old swimsuit and tennis shoes to wear in the lake. A lifeguard will be on duty and a personal flotation device will be provided for all lake swimming. You’ll be able to squeeze in horseback riding and craft time. Grade: Entering grades 5 – 7 Date: Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 7/12 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Bull’s Eye Archery is the “aim” of this fun-filled session as you take the archer’s stance, aim, shoot and bull’s eye! At the end of the week you’ll have the chance to enter the shoot off challenge. There will also be time for swimming and horseback riding. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 6 Fee: $210 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 8/12

OR Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 6/16

Creature Camp Do you love wildlife creatures? Join us as we work on the Wildlife Badge while exploring the animals living at camp. Know anything about raising bunnies? We’ll learn together! A visit to Wildcat Bluff will be included. There will be time for swimming, horseback riding and crafts Grade: Entering grades 4 – 6 Date: Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $200 Min/Max: 8/12 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Snap ‘N Scrap Capture and preserve your memories from Camp Kiwanis with photos you take yourself. Learn how to take the best shots from a professional photographer and then start a memory scrapbook. We’ll place your pictures on the Bunk One website for parents to enjoy. Bring your own digital camera with computer upload connections. A health history is required, not a physical. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 6 Date: Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $220 Min/Max: 8/27 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

21


Camp Kiwanis

Mermaids Love the water? Want to improve your swimming and diving skills, have fun and participate in a synchronized swimming routine? The pool is the place for you. Additional camp activities such as horseback riding are included. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 8 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $210 Min/Max: 6/18 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Paddle Paddles Want to try your hand at canoeing? This beginner session is the place to start. You will learn all the strokes in the camp’s pool and then spend one day at a nearby lake putting it all together. Grade: Entering grades 5 – 6 Date: Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $220 for girls Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Guard Start Have you ever dreamed of being a lifeguard? Come prepare yourself for a future in life guarding while enjoying life at camp! Don’t worry, you’ll still have time to enjoy other camp activities like arts and crafts, archery and the horses too! The American Red Cross Guard Start: Life guarding Tomorrow is a program designed to guide youth through the American Red Cross life guarding program by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future guards. This foundation will consist of five categories: Prevention, Fitness, Response, Leadership and Professionalism. The Guard Start program will introduce: 1) the skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course, 2) communication and decision making skills, 3) the basic responsibilities of a lifeguard. THIS SESSION IS NOT A LIFEGUARD TRAINING SESSION. Prospective participants must be able to demonstrate the ability to 1) swim the front crawl 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side 2) tread water for one minute using arms and legs, and 3) submerge and swim a distance of ten feet underwater. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30 Fee: $210 Min/Max: 6/12 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

22


Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. 2010 RESIDENT CAMP REGISTRATION FORM Use this form to register a camper in any resident camp session. Please use a separate form if planning to attend more than one session. You may make a copy of this form or download the form from the website at www.gs-top.org.

CAMPERS INFORMATION First name:

Last name:

Address:

City:

Phone: Girl Scout level in Fall:

Middle initial: State: Birthdate:

School Grade Level in Fall: Daisy

Brownie

Junior

Camper is in the custodial care of (circle one):

Cadette

Both Parents

Zip:

Senior

Ambassador

Mother only

Troop #:

Non-GS Father only

Other

Custodial parent/guardian name:

Primary Contact #:

Address (if different from above) :

Secondary Contact #:

E-Mail Address (for confirmations): Second parent/guardian name:

Primary Contact #:

Emergency Contact:

Primary Contact #:

Address:

Secondary Contact #:

CAMP SESSION INFORMATION List session in the order of preference. First session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

Second session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

Third session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

Buddy choice: (if applicable) Please place my camper in the housing with: To ensure placement in the same session, mail or fax both registration forms and deposits together. Willing to stay in primitive unit?:

YES

NO

FEE INFORMATION METHOD OF PAYMENT Session fee:

$

Girl Scout membership fee ($12) (if not a registered member of GSUSA)

$

Out of Council fee ($25)

$

Total Balance Due

$

Full payment or deposit must be included with registration or it will be returned as incomplete.

Check enclosed payable to GS-TOP: Cookie Bucks applied 

$

______ Boxes or _____ $

$

Charge my credit card this amount:

$

Credit Card type: (circle one) VISA MC Discover Amex Credit Card number:

PLEASE CHECK ONE BELOW

Exp. Date:

 $ 25 per person, non-refundable deposit enclosed; OR  If applying for Financial Assistance - $25 non-refundable deposit

Cardholder’s name: Cardholder’s signature:

enclosed OR

 PAYMENT IN FULL enclosed.

Office Use only:

Session

Session Fee:

Placed

Date

Amt

Wait

Date Type

Balance

I give permission for my camper to attend and to participate in all phases of this program, including field trips, horseback riding and challenge course if applicable. I  give permission to take photographs and/or video of my camper for publicity purposes. If my daughter is not already a registered Girl Scout, I give permission for her  to be registered as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA.  Custodial Parent/Legal g Guardian signature: g __________________________________________________

Date: ____________


Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. HORSES OF COURSE REGISTRATION FORM Use this form to register a camper for Horses of Course at Stevens Ranch. Please use a separate form if planning to attend more than one session. You may make a copy of this form or download the form from the website at www.gs-top.org.

CAMPER INFORMATION First name:

Last name:

Address:

City:

Phone: Girl Scout level in Fall:

Middle initial: State:

School Grade Level in Fall: Brownie

Junior

Camper is in the custodial care of (circle one):

Zip:

Birthdate:

Non-GS Both Parents

Troop #: Mother only

Father only

Other

Custodial parent/guardian name:

Daytime Phone:

Address (if different from above):

Cell Phone:

E-mail Address (for confirmations): Second parent/guardian name:

Daytime Phone:

Address (if different from above):

Cell Phone:

EVENT INFORMATION - Please use this form for Horses of Course ONLY. List session in the order of preference. First session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

Second session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

Third session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACT (other than custodial parent/guardian) Name:

Phone Number:

Relationship: p

Anyy specific transportation arrangements: p p g

FEE INFORMATION

METHOD OF PAYMENT

Session fee: Girl Scout membership fee ($12) (if not a registered member of GSUSA):

$ $ $

Cookie Bucks Applied:

-$

Total Balance Due:

$

Full payment or deposit must be included with registration or it will be returned as incomplete.

 Check enclosed payable to GS-TOP:  Cookie Bucks applied:  Charge my credit card this amount:  Credit Card type:  VISA  MC  Dis

$ $ $ $

Credit Card number: Exp. Date: Cardholder’s name: Cardholder’s signature: Office Use only:

Fee:

Camp Bucks:

Campership:

Paid:

Due:

I give permission for my camper to attend and to participate in all phases of this program, including field trips, horseback riding and challenge course if applicable. I give  permission to take photographs and/or video of my camper for publicity purposes. If my daughter is not already a registered Girl Scout, I give permission for her to be  registered as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA.  Custodial Parent/Legal Guardian signature: ____________________________________________________

Date: ____________


Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. TROOP/ADULT AND ME/FAMILY CAMP REGISTRATION FORM Use this form to register for a Troop, Adult and Me or Family Camp session. Please use a separate form if planning to attend more than one session. You may make a copy of this form or download the form from the website at www.gs-top.org. PRIMARY CONTACT FOR REQUESTED TROOP/ADULT AND ME/FAMILY CAMP SESSION - ADULT PARTICIPANT First name:

Last name:

Address:

City:

Daytime phone:

Evening phone:

Middle initial: State:

Zip:

Troop #:

E-mail address:(for confirmations)

CAMP PARTICIPANTS (All names are required at the time of registration. Attach a separate sheet if more space needed.) Name - Last, First, M.I.

Age

M/F

Home phone

Dietary Restrictions or Medical Concerns

I understand that by registering my camper I give permission for the above listed camper(s) to attend camp and participate in all activities unless otherwise indicated above. I agree to cooperate with all regulations including refund of camp fees. I give permission for my camper(s) to be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes. I understand that all girls ages 5-17 need to be registered Girl Scouts in order to attend these events. I have enclosed an additional $12 member registration fee for each girl that is not currently registered and give permission to register each of these girls,

Primary Contact Signature:

Date:

CAMP SESSION INFORMATION List sessions in the order of preference. First session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

Second session choice:

Dates:

Camp:

Third session choice: Dates: Buddy choice: (if applicable) Please place my camper in the housing with: To ensure placement in the same session, mail or fax both registration forms

Camp:

METHOD OF PAYMENT

FEE INFORMATION Session fee $_____ x _____ # of girls:

$

Session fee $_____ x _____ # of adults:

$

Girl Scout membership fee (if not a registered member of GSUSA $12 non-refundable fee x # of girls) Total Balance Due

$

$

Full payment or deposit must be included with registration or it will be returned as incomplete.

 Check enclosed payable to GS-TOP:  Cookie Bucks applied (girl portion only):  Charge my credit card this amount:  Credit Card type:  VISA  MC  Dis Exp. Date:

��� $ 25 per person, non-refundable deposit enclosed; OR  If applying for financial assistant - $25 non-refundable deposit

Cardholder’s name: Cardholder’s signature:

 PAYMENT IN FULL enclosed.

$ $ $

Credit Card number:

PLEASE CHECK ONE BELOW

enclosed. OR

$

Office Use only:

Fee:

Cookie Bucks

Campership:

Paid:

Due:

I give permission for my camper/troop to attend and to participate in all phases of this program provided. I give permission to take photographs and/or video of my camper for  publicity purposes.  *TROOP LEADERS:  Each girl must have a signed permision slip. C t di l Ad Custodial Adult/Legal lt/L lG Guardian di Signature: Si t ____________________________________________________

Date: _______________


Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc.

Instructions for Completing the Financial Assistance Application All sections applicable to your request are required on the reverse side. This form may be completed by a parent/guardian, a Girl Scout volunteer (such as a troop leader, or service unit manager), or a council staff member. No refunds for programs already attended will be granted. The form can be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to the regional office for the appropriate camp, along with $25 non-refundable deposit and the registration form, although in order for financial assistance information to remain confidential, mailing the application is preferred. Please note: 1. Financial assistance is based on financial need and the application should reflect that need. 2. Financial assistance is limited; however, the council makes every effort to provide enough support so that no Girl Scout in Texas Oklahoma Plains is denied participation due to lack of funds. If you have any questions, please call 817-737-7272 or 800-582-7272. Instructions: Please be sure to check the girl or adult box to ensure appropriate processing of application. Section I: This section is to be completed for all applications. In the instance of an adult applying for an adult learning opportunity there may be no troop number and those lines may be left blank. The grade level boxes can be checked for adult applicants, indicating the grade level of girls you volunteer with. The service unit name should be filled in. Juliette Girl Scout parents can use zeros for the troop number, write “Juliette” for troop leader and use the name of their nearest school if they do not know their Service Unit. Section II: Household income helps determine the need for financial assistance. Section III: This section is used when requesting uniform components and program materials. If request is granted, a voucher will be mailed to you to be used to obtain items from a council shop. Section IV: This section is used when requesting assistance to attend a council event. Assistance granted will be applied to the event fee. Amount granted will be included in the confirmation notice. Section V: This section is used when adults are requesting assistance to attend an adult learning opportunity offered by the council. Notification of assistance will be e-mailed or mailed within two weeks of receipt of application. National Membership Dues: To request assistance for these dues, use the form entitled “Request for Girl Scout National Membership Dues.”

A gift to the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Annual Campaign ensures financial assistance is available for every girl or adult who needs help to participate in Girl Scouting.


Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc.

Financial Assistance Application Do not use this form to request assistance for National Membership Dues. Please use blue or black ink pen. This form may be photocopied. To maintain confidentiality, put application in an envelope and mark it: Confidential; Attention: Financial Assistance, as instructed in “F”.

NOTE  In order to remove financial barriers to participation in Girl Scouts, limited funds are available to cover some expenses.  Requests are reviewed on an individual basis.  Financial assistance cannot be granted for troop activities. Troops are expected to budget for troop activities, outings, and other needs in their troop treasuries.  This financial assistance request DOES NOT register the applicant for any event/learning opportunity. This request must be attached to the appropriate event/learning opportunity registration form.  The council does not reimburse funds already spent. How to apply for financial assistance A. All CURRENTLY registered girl and adult members are eligible to receive financial assistance. B. A parent, troop leader or other adult may make a request. C. Use one application per recipient. D. Allow two weeks to process. E. Refer to the Financial Assistance Guidelines on the reverse side of this form for more information. F. Complete form and mail along with the Resident Camp Registration form and $25 non-refundable deposit to the Regional Office for the appropriate camp.

I. Personal Information Applicant’s name: ______________________________________________ Girl

or

Adult

II. Estimated Household Income Under $15,000 $15, 000 - $25, 000 $25 ,000 - $35,000

Troop # _____________

Check if non-troop affiliated

$45, 000 - $55, 000

Service Unit: _____________________

$35,000 – 45,000 $55,000 or more

Address: ____________________________________________________ City: __________________________ State: ___________ Zip: __________ Grade Level: Senior New Member

Daisy

Brownie

Ambassador

Junior

Cadette

Adult-Position: ________________

Returning Member Years in Girl Scouting:_______

Participated in most recent council product sale:

Yes

Number of individuals supported by this income: ______ Number of dependents living at home: ______ Has any financial assistance been granted this year? No Yes If yes, please state amount $ ___________________________ Why is financial assistance needed? ___________________

No

Amount of Cookie Bucks earned: $ __________

__________________________________________________

Name of Person completing application: ________________________

__________________________________________________

Position: __________________ Address: _________________________ City: __________________________ State: __________ Zip: __________ Phone: _____________________ Email: __________________________

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

Requestor’s signature: ________________________ Date: __________ III. Uniform Components, Insignia and Printed Materials FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Materials needed: ________________________________________________________ Date received:____/_____/______ Total Cost: $_____________ Amount approved: $__________ IV. Program Fees for council-sponsored events, day camp, or resident camp. Assistance will be granted to cover a partial or full amount of the event fee. Attach event registration form. Event Name: __________________________________ Event Fee: $ ____________

Event Date: _____________

Amount Requested: $ _______________________

For Resident or Day Camp – Camp Name:____________________________________ V. Adult Learning Opportunities Includes council-sponsored learning opportunities. Attach learning opportunities registration form. Course Name: ___________________________________ Course Fee: $___________

Course Date: __________

Amount Requested: $ ______________________

Date approved: ____/____/_____ Notes:


Thirteen Day Camps Saddle Up I Are you crazy about horses and gotta ride everyday? This group will follow the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) program as they learn to groom, saddle, feed, help with corral management and work on the Horse Sense Interest Project. Saddle Up girls start at the crack of dawn with their first ride of the day and in evenings will ride into the sunset. Occasionally weather interferes with daily rides. Boots or shoes with a 1/2 inch heel are required. Cool dips in the pool are a must. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Camp Kiwanis Horse Program progression: 1) Boots ‘N Bridles; 2) Saddle Up I; and 3) Saddle Up II Grade: Entering grades 7 – 10 Date: Sunday, June 20 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $325 Min/Max: 6/12 Note: This program is a prerequisite to Saddle Up II Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

Saddle Up II Step beyond the level of Saddle Up I and learn additional riding techniques and work on CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) skills and finish off the Horse Sense Interest Project Patch. Each of you will be responsible for the care and feeding of your mount, as well as corral management. Each day will begin at the barn at the crack of dawn. Occasionally weather interferes with being able to ride daily. Boots with a 1/2 inch heel are required. Cool dips in the pool will be included. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Camp Kiwanis Horse Program progression: 1) Boots ‘N Bridles; 2) Saddle Up I; and 3) Saddle Up II Grade: Entering grades 8 – 10 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $325 Min/Max: 6/12 Note: Prerequisite is Saddle Up I Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

G.I. Jane This popular session will prepare you to trust in yourself and be a part of the team. This is the only session that will experience every element of the camps’ challenge course. You’ll get the opportunity to get physically fit with early morning exercise of walking or running, riding horses, archery and cooling off in the pool during the hot afternoons. Learn about health and fitness while setting your own goals. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 10 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $325 Min/Max: 6/12 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org

23


Camp Kiwanis

Leadership Opportunities Camp Aide Have you done it all and are ready to share with younger campers, helping them adapt to camp life and having fun? Occasionally you will get to cabin with the youngest campers. Time to ride horses and swim will be included. Grade: Entering grades 8 – 10 Fee: $80 Min/Max: 4/6 Contact: Natalie Stephenson at 806-356-0096 or 800-687-4475, ext. 112 or nstephenson@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18

OR Date:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25

OR Date:

Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2

OR Date:

24

Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16


Camp Timberlake


Camp Timberlake

Weekend Camps Mom and Me Girls Night In Get away from it all with your best gal (18 years or older). Enjoy a spa night at Camp Timberlake, do facials, get your nails done, learn healthy eating tips and kick your feet up! Practice smart fashion tips and discover your true colors! Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Date: Friday, June 18 through Saturday, June 19 Time: Friday, 5:30 p.m. – Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Fee: $30 for girls, $30 for adults Min/Max: 15/56 (Couples) Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Dad and Me Fishin' for Fun Spend some quality time with your dad, uncle, granddad or other special male (18 years or older). Practice your fishing, sit around the camp fire and enjoy the great outdoors! Cheer your special guy on in a campfire cook-off, and enjoy a special Father’s Day weekend together! Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Date: Saturday, June 19 through Sunday, June 20 Time: Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Fee: $30 for girls, $30 for adults Min/Max: 15/56 (Couples) Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Three and Four Day Camps Firelight and Fairytales Far, far away in the magical kingdom of Timberlake, the fairies are preparing for a wonderful adventure! Join us for fairy stories and games, and dress up like a fairy princess for our fairy tea party. Put on your best pair of wings and let the adventure begin! Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 15 Fee: $160 Min/Max: 10/70 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Get Your Feet Wet Are you ready to get a head start and learn about canoes? This brief session will focus on trying basic canoe skills, learning about the parts of the canoe, and taking a spin around Brownie Bay. You'll have the opportunity to try a few other camp activities, too! Grade: Entering grades 4 – 5 Date: Sunday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 15 Fee: $160 Min/Max: 4/20 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

26


Camp Like a Girl! Are you ready to try your hand at primitive camping? Think you can rough it? You'll spend your time at camp living in a tent, cooking a meal over an open fire (weather permitting), learning about low-impact practices and more! You'll also have time to do regular camp activities like swimming and archery. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Wednesday, June 16 through Friday, June 18 Fee: $160 Min/Max: 4/20 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Camp Olympics Go for the gold! You and your teammates will have the chance to play games while learning about the ancient Olympics. You'll get a chance to do a few normal camp activities with an Olympic twist! Could YOU be the next Camp Timberlake champion? Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Date: Wednesday, June 16 through Friday, June 18 Fee: $160 Min/Max: 16/40 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Pump It Up! We have spirit, yes we do, we have spirit, how about YOU? Show your spirit at Camp Timberlake! You'll learn what cheering is all about and even host a camp pep rally. Grab your best pom poms and join us! Grade: Entering grades 2 – 5 Date: Wednesday, June 16 through Friday, June 18 Fee: $160 Min/Max: 10/40 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Mischief Managed Do you wish your school days were full of magic and adventure? Lucky you - you must have some felix felicitus lying around! Hogwarts is bringing summer school to Camp Timberlake! Enjoy a sampling of the classes you'd take at England's finest school of magic - brew up tasty potions, learn how to "charm" your friends, and compete in a Quidditch game or two! Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11 Fee: $210 Min/Max: 10/24 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Night Owls Be a night owl at camp! Explore Camp Timberlake by moonlight - enjoy astronomy, night hikes, night games and a pajama party. You'll stay up late and sleep in every morning. Enjoy regular camp activities during the day like swimming, archery and arts and crafts. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11 Fee: $210 Min/Max: 4/20 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org 27


Camp Timberlake

Soaring Among the Stars Explore the night sky and learn all about stars! You will stargaze, play night games, learn about astronomy and even sleep out under the stars (weather permitting)! During the day you will have the chance to try all of the other fun activities camp has to offer. Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Date: Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11 Fee: $210 Min/Max: 4/48 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Six Day Camps Mystery Madness It's no mystery - Camp Timberlake needs YOUR help! There's something going on at camp and we need a few good sleuths to figure it out! You'll brush up on your detective skills - like fingerprinting, hunting for clues and solving riddles. Someone is keeping a secret - will you discover who is behind the mystery? Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 20/75 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Paddle Paddle What could be more fun than canoeing all week long? Join us for our beginner’s session and you won’t have to wonder! Learn basic canoeing skills and water safety in addition to enjoying other camp activities. You’ll have the chance to canoe every day (weather permitting) and build up those skills! Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 10/20 Note: Prerequisite for Paddle Paradise or Paddle People Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Camp Sampler Not sure about what you want to do this summer? Do you want to experience good old-fashioned camping at its best? This session has it all - canoeing, the ropes/challenge course, archery, a cookout, arts and crafts and more! Join us for a little bit of everything this week! Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Fee: $310 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 10/64

OR Date: Min/Max: 28

Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 10/92


G.I. Jane Are you ready to push yourself to the max and be a part of a team? You'll work together to learn what teamwork is all about. Complete the ropes/challenge course (weather permitting), learn about health and fitness, and greet every morning ready to run! Limited primitive campsite space is available for girls registered for this session. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 12/24 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Paddle Paradise In this intermediate canoeing session you will brush up on your canoeing skills, learn about water safety and get to explore more of Eagle Mountain Lake. From a canoe picnic to a recycle regatta, you’ll feel right at home in the bow of your canoe! Grade: Entering grades 6-12 Date: Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $310 Note: Must have completed Paddle Paddle Min/Max: 4/20 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Brownie Sampler This camp sampler is just for Brownie Girl Scouts! Spend the week trying all of the fun things camp has to offer - arts and crafts, games, hikes, the challenge course (low elements only), swimming and much more! You'll spend the week making new friends and doing all the things that make being a Brownie fun! Grade: Entering grades 2 – 3 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/24 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Camp Like a Girl! Are you ready to try your hand at primitive camping? Think you can rough it? You'll spend a week at camp living in a tent, cooking several meals over an open fire (weather permitting), learning about lowimpact practices and even digging your own latrine! You'll also have time to do regular camp activities like swimming, archery and plenty more. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/20 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

29


Camp Timberlake

Climbing High Do you love to rock climb? Join us for a week that's all about reaching new heights! You'll spend every day on our rock wall (weather permitting) and learn all about climbing skills, equipment and how to improve your climbing skills. You will also have time to enjoy other camp activities and try other elements of our challenge course. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/24 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Crafty Critters Let your creative side shine! This week is all about crafts - make everything from candles to jewelry. Learn about all of the different ways you can express yourself through arts, crafts and everything in between! Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/24 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Take the Cake Make your cake and eat it too! You'll spend this week baking up a storm as you learn about making cookies, cakes and other sweets in addition to learning basic baking skills. Show off your confections to the entire camp in a cake-off, but don't forget to take some time out from a busy day of baking to enjoy other camp activities! Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/16 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Hammocks and Ceramics Spend the week creating ceramics and settle in to your hammock each night. Enjoy a relaxing week under the trees and working with your hands. Enjoy other camp activities like a cookout, archery, swimming and more! Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/12 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Paddle People Are you ready for more than just canoeing? Try a little of both worlds as you spend the week practicing your canoeing skills while learning a totally new set of skills in a kayak! Grade: Entering grades 5 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $310 Note: Must have completed Paddle Paddle Min/Max: 4/6 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org 30


Guard Start Have you ever dreamed of being a lifeguard? Come prepare yourself for a future in life guarding while enjoying life at camp! Don’t worry though - you'll still have time to enjoy other camp activities like arts and crafts, archery and the challenge course, too! The American Red Cross Guard Start: Life guarding Tomorrow is a program designed to guide youth through the American Red Cross life guarding program by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future guards. This foundation will consist of five categories: Prevention, Fitness, Response, Leadership and Professionalism. The Guard Start program will introduce: 1) the skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course, 2) communication and decision making skills, 3) the basic responsibilities of a lifeguard. THIS SESSION IS NOT A LIFEGUARD TRAINING SESSION. Prospective participants must be able to demonstrate the ability to 1) swim the front crawl 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side 2) tread water for one minute using arms and legs, and 3) submerge and swim a distance of ten feet underwater. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/10 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Water Wonderland Water is everywhere this week! Join us for a wonderful week of water games, a water carnival and swimming galore! Enjoy a polar bear swim, a twilight swim and much more. It's all about keeping cool and making a splash, so come dive in! Grade: Entering grades 2 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 24/98 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

Nine Day Camps Paddles and Poles Paddle the week away! You'll practice your canoeing skills and prepare for a river or creek trip (depending on water levels), then spend a day putting your paddling skills to the test. You'll also get to enjoy other fun camp activities, cook out and more. Girls must be comfortable in the water as well as on the water in a canoe. Grade: Entering grades 7 – 12 Date: Thursday, July 8 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $510 Min/Max: 4/8 Note: Must have completed Paddle Paradise or Paddle People (or Paddle Paddle at Camp Rio Blanco 2009 or earlier) Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org

31


Camp Timberlake

Leadership Opportunities Camp Aide Come to Camp Timberlake this summer and have fun while flexing your leadership muscles! Camp Aides will bunk together while working with a unit of younger girls and assist with crafts, daily activities and kapers. All work and no play makes for a very dull Camp Aide, so we will save some of the fun stuff just for you! Grade: Entering grades 8 – 12 Fee: $160 Min/Max: 2/4 Note: Must have completed Program Aide Core Training, the Outdoor Skill Builder Specialization and camped for one six day session of resident camp. Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18

OR Date:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25

OR Date:

Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2

OR Date:

Thursday, July 8 through Friday, July 16

OR Date:

Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23

OR Date:

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30

Counselor in Training This two week program is designed to develop leadership and outdoor living skills. You will learn about group dynamics and develop program planning skills, learn basics of camp life, camper age level characteristics and more. You will work directly with the counselors and younger campers. Grade: Entering grades 10 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 25 Fee: $400 Min/Max: 4/8 Contact: Lindsay Power at 817-735-5312 or 800-582-7272, ext. 205 or lpower@gs-top.org To apply: An application is required, along with registration for this session. You will be contacted with your approval status after we receive your application and registration. Contact Lindsay Power for CIT application.

32


Stevens Ranch


Stevens Ranch

Single Day Programs Horses of Course: Horse Fan Day Camp Horse Fan is for Junior Girl Scouts who want to learn all about horses. Never ridden before? Just a beginner? This session is perfect for you. Learn basic care, safety, build confidence and have a riding lesson in the covered arena. Come join in the fun and learn about proper western-style riding and safety around horses. Girls in each session will need to wear long pants – no shorts, Capri pants or nylon pants. Girls may wear their own cowboy boots or we will provide them at the barn. Riding helmets are required and will be provided. Parents are not required to attend any of these sessions but are welcome to stay and observe. Registered participants will receive a detailed confirmation including a list of what to bring and wear. Program confirmation will also include the additional permission forms specific to the chosen event. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 5 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $25 Min/Max: 4/20 Note: Earn the Horse Fan Badge for Juniors (provided) Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date:

Saturday, June 12

OR Date:

Saturday, June 26

OR Date:

Saturday, July 10

OR Date:

Saturday, July 24

Horses of Course: Pony Pal Day Camp Get to know horses while learning how to be safe around them, plus share horse treats you make for them as you learn fun horse facts. Enjoy a lead around ride with our trained volunteers. Grade: Entering grades 2 – 3 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fee: $25 Min/Max: 4/20 Note: Earn Our Council’s Own Pony Pal Try-It (provided) Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date:

Saturday, June 12

OR Date:

Saturday, June 26

OR Date:

Saturday, July 10

OR 34

Date:

Saturday, July 24


Three Day Camps Core Camp at Stevens Come to camp for a great getaway with your troop. Spend time at the pool, hiking, doing crafts, singing songs and take a trail ride. Everything is resident camp style and be a part of water frolic as well. Adults attending are expected to help with activities and supervision. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11 Fee: $75 for girls, $50 for adults Min/Max: 30/112 Note: To register for this session Troops please use the Troop/Adult and Me/Family Registration form. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Six Day Camps Bull’s Eye Attention would-be archers! It’s time to take up the bow, plant your feet in true archer’s stance, ready aim, shoot, bull’s eye! Sharpen your skills and play interesting shooting games. Never a dull moment! Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/12 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Camp Stevens Ranch Some call it fun but you may call it madness. Enjoy the best camp has to offer, you will want to do it all. Have fun beneath the trees trying a little bit of everything - archery, a horse ride, swimming, cookout, arts and crafts and more. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Fee: $310 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18 4/40

OR Date: Min/Max:

Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 4/50

Horse Play We’re not horsin’ around! Fourth and fifth graders can come and get to know horses while learning basic horse skills. At the end of this session campers will have earned the Horse Fan badge. Completion for this session is not a pre-requisite to the CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) horse-focused sessions we offer at Stevens Ranch. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 5 Date: Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18 Fee: $370 Min/Max: 4/40 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

35


Stevens Ranch

Snap ‘N Scrap Capture Stevens Ranch through the lens of your camera. Snap your own photos on a snap shot scavenger hunt, develop black and white 35 mm film, print your favorite shots in the darkroom and more. Bring a digital camera and make memories by taking pictures for yourself and camp. Plus, learn basic scrapbooking and how to use tools scrap bookers use to embellish beautiful pages. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/12 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18

OR Date:

Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2

Camp Top Chef Ingredients: a handful of girls, tasty treats, and enthusiastic instructors. Directions: bring all the ingredients together and blend with different ways and places to cook around camp. Cooking time: allow one week. Serves: the whole camp Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/20 Note: Earn a Certificate of Completion Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25

OR Date:

Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23

Hammocks and Ceramics Sleep in a hammock by night, ceramics by day, enjoy a stress free week being creative, and working with your hands, learning several ceramic techniques. And, if you’d like, just enjoy an afternoon nap in your hammock, swinging care free. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/15 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25

OR Date:

36

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30


Horses, Horses, Horses This is the first step in Stevens Ranch’s Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) based series of sessions. Visit the barn daily (weather permitting) and learn to groom a horse, basic horse care, tack basics and basic riding skills. Completion of Horses, Horses, Horses is a prerequisite for Horse Fan. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Stevens Ranch Horse Program progression: 1) Horses, Horses, Horses; 2) Horse Fan OR Prim and Proper; 3) Let’s Ride; 4) Born to Ride; and 5) Cowgirl Up. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Fee: $370 Min/Max: 4/40 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25

OR Date:

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30

Say the Magic Words Let us wow and dazzle you. Discover you do have tricks up your sleeves. Learn basic magic tricks and show off the tricks you learn. Experience the power of illusion and visit imaginary worlds. Play Quidditch and join Peter Pan in a food fight. Stories of magical mischief by fairies will be told by an evening fire. This is one carpet ride you won’t want to miss. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/30 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Can You Rough It? This session is in the primitive unit and is recommended only for experienced campers. First-time campers might want to try another session first. Learn about primitive camping, outdoor gourmet cooking, stick cooking, buddy burners, reflector ovens, Dutch ovens and more. Get ready for roughing it made fun! Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/15 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

37


Stevens Ranch

Horse Fan Resident Camp Horse Fan girls will have horsewomanship lessons daily (weather permitting). Learn how to saddle a horse, basic horse nutrition, basic horse first aid and expand your horsewoman ship skills and riding skills to include a sitting trot. You will also have the opportunity to work on CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Level 1A skills. Horse fan is a prerequisite for Let’s Ride! Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Stevens Ranch Horse Program progression: 1) Horses, Horses, Horses; 2) Horse Fan OR Prim and Proper; 3) Let’s Ride; 4) Born to Ride; and 5) Cowgirl Up. Grade: Entering grades 7 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $370 Min/Max: 4/16 Note: Must have taken Horses, Horses, Horses. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Prim and Proper Western riding isn’t the only thing you can learn at Stevens Ranch, spend a week learning the beginning skills of English riding including: proper position, balance, walk, trot, and maybe even canter or experience 18 inch cross ties, while maintaining harmony with your horse. The outfit isn’t the only cool thing about English riding. Come see for yourself. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Stevens Ranch Horse Program progression: 1) Horses, Horses, Horses; 2) Horse Fan OR Prim and Proper; 3) Let’s Ride; 4) Born to Ride; and 5) Cowgirl Up. Grade: Entering grades 7 – 12 Date: Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 Fee: $370 Min/Max: 4/16 Note: Must have taken Horses, Horses, Horses. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Born to Ride Expand your horsewomanship skills and knowledge while working on your CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) 2A riding skills. Learn riding patterns, while learning how to bridle your horse, your own tack check, and learn the standing-two point and posting position trot as well as how to post on the correct diagonal in level 2 form. Plus try your hand at the lope. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Stevens Ranch Horse Program progression: 1) Horses, Horses, Horses; 2) Horse Fan OR Prim and Proper; 3) Let’s Ride; 4) Born to Ride; and 5) Cowgirl Up. Grade: Entering grades 9 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $370 Min/Max: 4/15 Note: Must have Let’s Ride Completion card or CHA Level 1A Certification. Girls must be able to correctly saddle, groom, lead, tie, mount and trot their horse, while demonstrating good form and control. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org 38


Let’s Ride Be at the barn on a daily basis, weather permitting, expanding your horsewoman ship and horse first aid knowledge, plus work on your CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Level 1B riding skills. Learn to halt on command from a trot, posting and standing, two point trot and ride turns, reverses, circles at the walk and trot in correct riding form. Completion of Let’s Ride! Is a pre-requisite for Born to Ride. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Stevens Ranch Horse Program progression: 1) Horses, Horses, Horses; 2) Horse Fan OR Prim and Proper; 3) Let’s Ride; 4) Born to Ride; and 5) Cowgirl Up. Grade: Entering grades 8 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $370 Min/Max: 4/15 Note: Must have completed Horse Fan resident camp 6 day session. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

On the Road Again There is no better way to see and travel about Stevens Ranch then on a bike. So grab your helmet and let’s take a ride, learn bike maintenance and safety rules. Conditioning and fitness will be a part of the journey. With the right light you can even ride at night. This session requires you to bring a helmet and a bike with a minimum of 5 speeds. Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/12 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Treasure Island Ahoy me mateys! Come aboard and sail with us to find treasures beyond your greatest imagination. You will have an opportunity to use compasses and go high tech with GPS to find our treasure. Several fun, all camp activities such as shipwreck dinners, scavenger hunts, tug of war and pirate battles will keep you on your toes as we search for doubloons. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/40 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Craftapolooza Extreme crafting: try your hand at printmaking, making candles, learn how to make paper, do ceramics fired in our kiln, and jewelry making from nature. Put your skills and talents to a test. Show us how crafty you can be! Grade: Entering grades 6 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/15 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

39


Stevens Ranch

Wild Wild West Go wild playing Cowboys and Indians. We will blaze new trails while having fun horsing around. Enjoy a trail ride, paint the horses and cheer on the Cowgirl Up girls during the annual rodeo is just some of the fun we will have on the ranch. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/40 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

It’s A Holiday Get your calendar out because at camp everyday is a holiday. Show how much you care on Valentine’s Day, feel Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, get patriotic on the 4th of July, celebrate your birthday (even if it’s not), and before we leave camp we will ring in the New Year on New Year’s Day. So don’t forget to R.S.V.P. for the party of the year. Grade: Entering grades 4 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30 Fee: $310 Min/Max: 4/40 Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

Thirteen Day Camps Cowgirl Up This horse session includes a Stevens Ranch rodeo that you will help plan and participate! In addition you will work on your CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Level 2B skills, which includes being able to identify leads while in the lope and learning additional fun horse riding patterns- while continuing to expand your knowledge of horse first aid and nutrition. Some Horse resident camp programs are designed for Certified Horsemanship Association Certification and must be taken in progression. Stevens Ranch Horse Program progression: 1) Horses, Horses, Horses; 2) Horse Fan OR Prim and Proper; 3) Let’s Ride; 4) Born to Ride; and 5) Cowgirl Up. Grade: Entering grades 9 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $790 Min/Max: 4/10 Note: Must have Born to Ride completion card or CHA level 2A Certification. Girls must be able to correctly saddle, groom, lead, tie, and mount their horse. Must be able to: trot without breaking stride twice around arena, reverses, circles, and lope once around without breaking gait. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

40


Leadership Opportunities Wrangler Aide The Wrangler Aid program is an opportunity for experienced horsewomen to help with and learn our riding program. You will provide leadership to riding groups as you help them groom, saddle, and do daily barn chores. You will also assist the barn staff with ground and mounted riding lessons. You will have a busy schedule but will also have scheduled lessons to improve your horsewomanship skills. Grade: Entering grades 10 – 12 Fee: $400 Min/Max: 0/4 Note: Application and approval is required, separate from registration. Be prepared to demonstrate basic horse skills and knowledge. Contact Heidi Vose for application. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org Date:

Sunday, June 13 through Friday, June 18

OR Date:

Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25

OR Date:

Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2

OR Date:

Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 23

OR Date:

Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30

SPURS: Stevens People Using Riding Skills (CIT for Horse People) Completed Cowgirl Up or equivalent? Now what? Come expand your skills and assist with riding instruction both in the arena and trail, teach and assist in horse and barn care. Help with the Rodeo. Shadow the barn staff and prepare yourself for a possible job with the Barn Crew. Grade: Entering grades 11 – 12 Date: Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $400 Min/Max: 0/12 Note: Must have completed Cowgirl Up or equivalent and application is required. Contact Heidi Vose for application. Contact: Heidi Vose at 817-869-0736 or 800-582-7272, ext. 161 or hvose@gs-top.org

41


High Adventure Trips


High Adventure Trips

Information

Ever feel like venturing out and doing something extreme? Something like white water rafting, caving or zip lining? Join us on one of our High Adventure trips this summer. GIRLS MUST BE 12 YEARS OLD OR OLDER BY TIME OF TRIPS.

Cookie Bucks for High Adventure Trips: 200 packages = 1 day 400 packages = 2 days 600 packages = 3 days 800 packages = 4 days 1000 packages = 5 days 1200 packages = 6 days

2010 High Adventures Cave Crawlers We will start our adventures just off the Caprock of West Texas at Camp Rio Blanco, from there, we will pass through the Chihuahuan Desert and Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico, filled with prickly pear and agaves, you might never guess there are more than 300 known caves beneath the surface. We will head underground to experience the wonders of the world beneath us. We will also check out some of the local sites in the area. This trip is not recommended for anyone with a fear of enclosed spaces, heights, or getting a little cave dirt in your ears. After we tackle the deep depths of the caves we will make our way back to camp to enjoy a closing campfire and a few in-camp activities. Grade: Girls must be 12 or older Date: Sunday, June 6 through Friday, June 11 Fee: $350 Min/Max: 8/16 Contact: Summer Littlejohn at 800-530-4957, ext. 206 or slittlejohn@gs-top.org

River Runners Here is a chance to test your whitewater rafting skills. We will start out at Camp Kiwanis in Amarillo, Texas and then head towards the mountains of New Mexico. Prepare for adventure! We will take a guided raft trip on the Rio Grande river in the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge, with walls rising to 1,500 feet. The morning is spent on the gentle Orilla Verde section, flanked by green meadows. After a riverside lunch, we head into the rollercoaster Class 3 rapids of the “Racecourse�. We will also check out some of the local sites in the area. This trip is not recommended for anyone with a fear of water and participants must be able to swim, especially in high water. After we tackle the river rapids we will make our way back to camp to enjoy a closing campfire and a few in-camp activities. Grade: Girls must be 12 or older Date: Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 Fee: $450 Min/Max: 8/12 Contact: Summer Littlejohn at 800-530-4957, ext. 206 or slittlejohn@gs-top.org

Flying High Come to Camp Timberlake, meet new friends and pack the cars and head out on a road trip. We will head south to the Austin area where you will enjoy a thrilling eco-adventure, where you fly through the canopy of old growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. A new world unfolds as you glide on steel zip lines from platform to platform high in the treetops. We will also check out some of the local sites in the area. This trip is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. After we fly through the trees we will make our way back to camp to enjoy a closing campfire and a few in-camp activities. Grade: Girls must be 12 or older Date: Sunday, July 18 through Friday, July 23 Fee: $400 Min/Max: 8/12 Contact: Summer Littlejohn at 800-530-4957, ext. 206 or slittlejohn@gs-top.org

43


D

D

R AR

AM

M CI

L AL

Y

M HA

N O

O

RY

O O

AN

E R

M ER SH

M

AL ND RA

L

IS SW

N

CK O

LE HA

N

N LY

BB LU

SO

XA TE

S

N HA

YD

ZA

Y SB

AR

N

O C

on

O

S

EE R LT

AY R

RT BE O

HI C

R

G

L AL

NS KE

T

AV BE

ER

LI

R

L IL

B M

PH

LE EE

EM

O C PS

H

LL CO

IL CH

SS RE D

G

L

he ot Bo

AL W NE

N KI

LE TT CO

ER

O ST

SH

s ak O

EM RD HA

L

AN

X

D AR FO

O KN

EL SK HA

ES

R O

N JO

YL TA

Abilene

p am C

N LA NO

FI

H W on nd TH re R O la SW C G IN

H

EY NL DO

IC

co an EY Bl OTL M

D

N KE

L EL H

RY R

io R

C IT

U SC

p am C

E

m uy G D R

N

N O

S RI

G

SO IN

O SF

H TC HU

R ST

O RS CA

M AR

O FL

EN RD BO

G

O CR

B w ie nv ai Pl

is an w Ki

ER H

ER mp TT a PO C

Amarillo H

B

LE

Y

R ST CA

M LA

R TE

CK Lubbock O H

IT SM

LD

LE RT HA

O

F EA

ER M

EY

R PA

IL BA

N

M

RA CH CO

U AK YO

W DA

M

Legend Abilene Region Amarillo Region Fort Worth Region Lubbock Region Wichita Falls Region

R BA

ER G C

IT H

A

ER CH AR

G UN YO

LO PA

PI

AY CL

C JA

TO N

M

R KE

D

Camps

Service Centers

Regional Offices

E

O CO

T

KE

t or N

L IL

ke rla be m Ti

AN R

ch an R s en ON ev NS StJOH

R TA

p am C

Corporate Address

IS W

UE AG NT O

AR

O HO

FortP Worth

K

Regions as of August 2009. Subject to change.

IL W

N O RT

R O

O M

YL BA

CK O

RD

D N LA

S EN H

ST EA

EP ST

I W Wichita Falls

R TH

O LF

AN AH

KE AC SH

LL CA

H

h

d an hl ic R

ill H

s

44


4901 Briarhaven Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76109 817-737-7272 • 800-582-7272 www.gs-top.org

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 2277 Fort Worth, TX


2010 Summer Guide