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CONTENTS Girl Scout Law, Promise and Mission............................... 4 Your Summer Camp Guide................................................. 5 Camp Readiness...................................................................... 6 Important Dates to Remember.......................................... 7 Camp La Jita Open House & Physicals............................ 8 Camp La Jita.............................................................................. 9 Backyard Campout Event................................................... 15 Camp La Jita Calendar of Sessions & Close Dates.....16 Camp Care Package.............................................................. 17 Camporee Event Registration Information..................18 Camp Metro.............................................................................19 Camp Metro Open House...................................................21 Camp Metro Calendar of Sessions & Close Dates......23 FAQs........................................................................................... 24 Campology.............................................................................. 26 What to Bring to Camp........................................................27 How to Register..................................................................... 28 Scholarship Application.................................................... 29 Scholarship Application (español).................................30 Resident Camp Registration..............................................31 Resident Camp Registration (español).........................32 Camp Metro Registration...................................................33 Camp Metro Registration (español)...............................34

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Welcome

It was only 105 years ago that we embarked on a quest to redefine the future for girls. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, with the support of its volunteers, members and communities continues to bring comprehensive programs to girls across our 21-county region.

Thank you for supporting our mission. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to provide program in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson and Zavala counties.

Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

GSSWT is headquartered at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center in north central San Antonio. The leadership center includes a Girl Scout Shop, Resource Center, Volunteer Service Center, a large multi-purpose room for programs and overnights, green space, a large patio and plenty of meeting rooms.

To Visit or Contact GSSWT Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center 811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216 210-349-2404 / 800-580-7247 Fax 210-349-2666

West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center at Coronado/Escobar (formerly Coronado-Escobar Elementary School, Edgewood ISD) 5622 W CĂŠsar E ChĂĄvez Blvd. (formerly known as W Durango) San Antonio, Texas 78237

Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

girlscouts-swtx.org GSSWT receives funding from United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, as well as from the following counties: Comal, Del Rio/Val Verde, Guadalupe, Kendall and Kerr.

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Camp Guide Your Summer

Our 2017 Camp Guide is an invaluable resource to help you and your daughter choose the camp program that’s right for her. You will learn what makes each of our adventures unique, what to expect during the process of registration, and where to find answers about what your camper can expect during her stay. Summer of 2017 is about choices and experiences to match every girl’s wishes and interests. We’re confident the young lady in your life will find something fun she can’t wait to do this summer at our camps. Camp is a place where a girl can make new friends, explore the world around her and discover something she can’t wait to do again. It’s a place where transformation happens. In an environment created just for her, a girl learns real life skills and develops self-esteem while gaining a sense of independence and community. While playing outdoors, girls encounter more opportunities for decision making that let them work together to problem solve and think creatively. Camp gives girls the chance to let their curiosity run free and spark new interests.

Girl Scout camp helps girls discover their potential, dreams, aspirations and builds a skill set they can use for success today and in the future. Campers will discover, connect and even take action on issues and challenges important to them.

WHO CAN GO TO CAMP? • • •

Girls entering grades K-12. All experience levels are welcome. Use this guide to find the right camp. The best part is that ANY girl can attend Girl Scout camps! Non-Girl Scouts simply pay an annual $15 membership fee in addition to the camp fee to become a registered 2016-2017 Girl Scout member.

Not a Girl Scout? Register online. girlscouts-swtx.org/join or customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org.

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Camp Guide 2017

ARE YOU AND YOUR CAMPER

READY FOR CAMP?

Although age is one factor in camp readiness, a girl’s maturity level and personality are more important. Talk with your child about camp and ask if she wants to attend. Additionally, are you ready to send your child to camp? Use the following statements or questions to help make your decisions together.

EMOTIONAL READINESS

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Has your camper ever been away from home for more than one night without a family member? Girls interested in resident camp should not be afraid to be away from home or parents overnight and they should not be afraid to try new things. She wants to go; let her choose her program. Can she cope with new people, places and schedules? She should be willing to eat, play and work with all girls, not just with best friends and function as a member of a group. Can she cope with unknowns she may encounter at resident camp like: �Strange places, including bathrooms �Darkness (no electricity) �Woods and night noises �Spiders, bugs and worms She doesn’t always have to have her own way, can give in graciously. Can she care for her own basic hygiene needs, like brushing her teeth, washing hands and showering? Are you confident in your daughter’s ability to take care of herself, make her own bed and keep track of her belongings? Is she comfortable in and does she like the outdoors? Do you believe Girl Scout camp provides girls with a fun and rewarding experience that builds skills, self-worth and independence? Can she manage with little or no privacy? If your child is attending resident camp, are you prepared to be away from your child for several days? Parents also need to be prepared to let their daughter go!

PHYSICAL READINESS

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Has stamina, does not tire easily Strong enough to carry her own suitcase, bed roll, bucket of water, pot of food, arm load of wood, etc. Has strength and coordination needed for planned activities, can help sweep and mop a floor, hike a mile, move tables and chairs, etc. Able to function without air conditioning; none of the cabins and few places at Camp La Jita have air conditioning

If your camper is not ready for a five-day overnight stay on her own, we invite her to try family or troop camping so she can try the camping experience with others that she knows well. rd CAMPOUT! (page 15).

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER CAMP LA JITA APRIL

Attend our Hiring Event!

21-22 - Backyard Campout 22 - Camp La Jita Open house

MAY

Every Tuesday beginning February 28 through May 16 we will conduct interviews for camp staff candidates at our WSGSLC. To view and/or apply to positions that are offered for camp, please check out the web page below.

2 - Resident camp scholarship forms due 3 - Camp Physical Night 19-21 - Camp La Jita’s 70th Anniversary Camporee

JUNE

8-12 - Staff training 11 - First resident session begins*

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*Full payment is due 2 weeks before first day of session.

11-16 - Lifeguard Training

JULY

2-7 - Lifeguard Training 2-5 - Fourth of July Campout

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SEPTEMBER

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16 - Give-N-Color 5K Fun Run 16 - Say Goodbye to Summer

for Girl Scout

CAMP METRO MAY

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2 - Scholarship forms due 17 - Camp Metro Open House

Looking for Camp Care Packages? You can now personalize your camp packages! Beginning March 1 www.gsswt-camp-pkg.com Get details, page 17.

JUNE

5 - First Camp Metro session begins* *Full payment is due 2 weeks before first day of session

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urth of July Campout Camp La Jita

See page 15 for details!

July 2-5

Family and Troop Campout & Fireworks Show Celebrate Independence Day with your family and troop in the beautiful Hill Country. Canoe, swim or tube on the Sabinal River, go on a trail ride and end the evening enjoying a fireworks show.

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CAMP LA JITA RESIDENT CAMP

La Jita is a Native American phrase meaning “Precious Possession,” aptly chosen as the name of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ camp that rests on 236 acres in the Texas Hill Country near the beautiful Sabinal River in Utopia, Texas. The John F. Camp family donated the land in 1946 for Camp La Jita and thousands of happy campers have enjoyed it during the camp’s 70-year history. Camp La Jita is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), with whom we have received 100 percent satisfaction for the last five site visits, which take place every three years. Developed exclusively for the camp profession, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. The display of the ACA logo is a privilege reserved for camps which have met the criteria. Girls can attend one- and two-week sessions living in rustic cabins with either cots or bunkbeds. They’ll develop independence while under the supervision of specially trained camp staff who help girls plan activities to create a unique camp experience. A variety of sessions are open to all girls entering grades K-12. Scholarships are available—see page 29; completed application with registration form is due Tuesday, May 2 for consideration. Three meals and a snack are served daily in the community dining hall. Activities range from horseback riding, swimming, hiking, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, cookouts, nature activities, singing, hikes and games – for all of which girls can earn badges and patches.

Camp Physicals

Camp Open House

Low-cost physicals for resident campers Date: Wednesday, May 3 Time: 5 - 7:30 p.m. Place: West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center

Date: Saturday, April 22 Time: 2 - 4 p.m. Place: Camp La Jita

5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78237

Cost: $10/person Medical professionals donate their time and all proceeds benefit the Camp Scholarship Fund. No registration needed. First-come, first-served—there will be a wait, so please come prepared. Camper must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and bring current immunization records. Note: Camp director will be on site to answer questions.

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Hwy 187 N., Utopia, Texas 78884 Parents/guardians, friends, campers and troops are invited to visit Camp La Jita. Meet the camp director, have your questions answered, watch activities in action and tour the location. Whether it has been years since you’ve visited or this is the first time sending your girl to camp, don’t miss this great opportunity to see the camp up-close. Please remember exploring camp means walking—wear comfortable shoes (please, no sandals or flip-flops), casual clothes and a hat. Also remember to bring a water bottle! Camp registrations will be accepted at all camp open houses. For security reasons, travel instructions are available only at the Girl Scout office. Directions may be provided via phone, as well as in camp confirmation packets.

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E A M We’re Hiring! Camp La Jita welcomes enthusiastic, talented and caring adults interested in making a difference in the life of a girl! Staff members are selected based on experience, ability to serve as positive role models and a genuine desire to work with children. The ratio of counselors to girls varies. Every Tuesday, from Feb. 28 through May 6 we will conduct interviews at WSGSLC. Seasonal positions available include: • kitchen staff • nurses • lifeguards • counselors

INTERESTED? For a full list of positions at Camp La Jita and to apply: bit.ly/196pUek Please direct all questions to our camp director. We guarantee you’ll make memories to last a lifetime!


RESIDENT

CAMP LA JITA

Camp is a special place where girls can jump into action, connect with nature and break away from home routines to create fun with new friends in a healthy outdoor environment. Research has shown that nature is an important aspect of a child’s development in every major way—intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. Girls will gain self-confidence at Camp La Jita through laughter, play and personal growth and enjoy a shared independence under the guidance of trained camp staff. All resident camp one- and two-week sessions begin with check-ins on Sunday, between 3 - 5 p.m. and pick-ups on Friday, between 3 - 5 p.m. Campers will reside in rustic cabins at one of Camp La Jita’s seven living units with other girls their age and two or more counselors whose cabins are nearby. Their day is spent in a variety of activities but, there is plenty of time to relax during an hour lunch. Afternoons are filled with more adventures, while evenings promise stargazing and singing by the campfire. Kapers, or camp chores will also be a part of each day’s routine to help develop a sense of care and appreciation for keeping camp neat and clean. Meals are served three times a day in Great Hall, our central dining facility, as well as afternoon snacks. Did we mention our campers also help plan and cook their own campfire dinner with their unit on Thursday nights?

Whatever her interests, we have the camp!

“Girls will gain self-confidence at Camp La Jita through laughter, play, personal growth and enjoy a shared independence...”

Members may also view a complete list of camp programs at girlscouts-swtx.org or join today to begin camping it up. Contact customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org for more information. A $2 administration fee will be applied to each registered session.

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RESIDENT

CAMP LA JITA DAISY

Princess in Training JUNE

JULY

Doc McStuffins Goes to Camp La Jita

June 18-23

July 9-14 July 30-Aug 4

CAMP

JUNE JULY

June 25-28

July 9-12

Entering grades K-1 $200 | Limit 15 The Doc is in! Time for your check up! Bring your favorite stuffed animal or toy to learn basic first aid. Make your own first aid kit and practice safety tips around the house. Meet dragon Stuffy, her cuddling best friend Lambi and caring nurse hippo Hallie while visiting the clinic. Enjoy, arts & crafts, swimming, archery, a nature walk and a pony ride. Please note the camp is Sunday – Wednesday.

Entering grades 2-3 $325 | Limit 12 What would your favorite princess do at camp? Canoe like Pocahontas, shoot arrows like Merida, swim like Ariel and go on an epic journey with Moana. Princesses attending this session will also be encouraged to learn responsibility by helping with kapers (camp chores). Don’t forget your dress for the ball! Note: Princess in Training will only ride horses one day during the week, weather permitting.  

Footprints in the Clouds JULY

July 16-21 July 23-28 Entering grades 2-3 $300 | Limit 12

You’re ready to take the lead.

BROWNIE

CAMPS

Whether by flashlight, moonlight, with bows and arrows, on horseback or barefeet, you set the pace with confidence and courageousness.

Pony Tails JUNE JULY

June 11-16 July 16-21 June 25-30 Entering grades 2-3 $350 | Limit 16 Love horses and want to learn more? Try this riding program created just for Girl Scout Brownies. Learn basic horseback riding with beginning instruction as well as horse care. Give a horse a makeover and make yummy horse treats.

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Swim, hike and sing during the day and gaze at the Texas sky all night. Have tons of fun under the sun trying new things like archery and wading in the Sabinal River.

JUNIOR

CAMPS

Back in the Saddle JUNE JULY

June 11-16 June 18-23 June 25-30

July 9-14 July 16-21 July 23-28 July 30-August 4

Entering grades 5-7 $350 | Limit 20 Get ready to ride through a week of fun that includes swimming, cookouts, crafts, hiking and daily trips to the barn to practice horsemanship skills. Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk as well as lead a horse properly.


Sessions & Availability

Twilight Zone JUNE

June 11-16 Entering grades 4-5 $300 | Limit 16 Celebrate more than 100 years of Girl Scouts participating in time honored traditions such as star-gazing, sewing, hiking and sleeping in tents. You’ll make butter and learn to cook in a Dutch Oven while earning old patches and so much more!

Calling all risk-takers.

You’re dauntless, outgoing and love learning. The Twilight Zone will dare you to leave the comforts of home and break free of modern amenities. No electricity. No problem. It’s back to 1912.

Keep Calm & Archery On

Saddle Up JUNE JULY

June 11-16 July 9-14 June 18-23 July 16-21 June 25-30 July 23-28 July 30-August 4 Entering grades 4-5 $350 | Limit 20 Earn the Junior Horseback Riding badge and take daily trips to the barn to practice horsemanship skills. Includes swimming, cookouts, crafts and hiking.

Iron Chefs JUNE

JULY

June 11-16

July 9-14

Entering grades 4-5 $300| Limit 16 Want to find out how fun and easy cooking can be? Learn what it takes to be an iron chef by assisting in the kitchen to prepare a special treat for the entire camp. In addition, you will take home a recipe book of all your delicious creations to share with your family.

JUNE

June 18-23 June 25-30 Entering grades 4-5 $300 | Limit 20 Practice your skills and learn about archery fundamentals, proper care of equipment and the steps to shooting properly at the Camp La Jita archery range!

Water Otters JUNE JULY June 18-23 July 16-21

July 30-August 4 Entering grades 4-5 $300 | Limit 24 Swimming, swimming and more swimming in the swimming pool! A fun-filled week playing in the water while canoeing, fishing and tubing the Sabinal River. Enjoy “dry time” activities, too.

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CAMP LA JITA Harry Potter O.W.L. Level Camp JUNE JULY June 25-30 July 30-August 4 Entering grades 4-5 $300 | Limit 24 Discover the magic of the outdoors in a fun-filled week where you are immersed in the fictional world of Harry Potter. You’ll be sorted into one of the four houses and spend the day discovering the secrets of Transfiguration, muggle-style Quidditch and swimming at the lake (okay, it’s actually the river), weather permitting.

Play, Make, Create JULY

July 9-14 July 23-28 Entering grades 4-5 $300 | Limit 20

CADETTE

CAMPS

Back in the Saddle JUNE JULY

June 11-16 July 9-14 June 18-23 July 16-21 June 25-30 July 23-28 July 30-August 4 Entering grades 5-7 $350 | Limit 20 Get ready to ride through a week of fun that includes swimming, cookouts, crafts, hiking and daily trips to the barn to practice horsemanship skills. Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk as well as lead a horse properly.

Hunger Games

Show off your inner artist! Spend the week constructing works of art that explore and capture the camping spirit through painting, sculpting, photographing and more. Draw your inspiration from fun activities such as hiking, swimming and archery.

JUNE JULY

June 11-16

July 23-28

Entering grades 6-8 $300 | Limit 20 Make the odds ever in your favor through archery, outdoor cooking and basic survival activities during your week away from your district. Test your grit by sleeping in tents at a secret location on camp. Sponsors will send gifts and letters during your stay and everyone leaves the games a winner!

Go-getters say “challenge accepted.”

Program Aides

Whether it’s a grit-worthy survival lesson, or tactics on mastering the creative ropes, as a go-getter you’re on the lookout for excitement and ready to give 100%!

June 11-16 June 18-23 June 25-30

JUNE JULY

July 9-14 July 16-21 July 23-28 July 30-August 4

Entering grades 6-8 $50 | Limit 8 per week Work with younger campers to lead activities! Prerequisite: Must have completed Program Aide Core Training-submit date with registration. Each Program Aide may attend only 2 weeks to allow more girls the opportunity to help at camp. Send your application with your registration for consideration.

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Sessions & Availability

Because you’re an innovator

Super Nanny JUNE JULY

June 18-23

July 16-21

Entering grades 6-8 $300 | Limit 12

who thinks on your feet and is as curious as you are resourceful, your analytical thinking and ingenuity will be tested as you embark on a starlit journey.

Super nanny has met her match in you! Spend a fun-filled, educational week combining regular camp activities such as swimming and hiking while earning the Cadette Babysitting badge. Do it all while caring for an “almost real” baby!

Jedi Nights JULY

July 16-21 July 30-August 4

Entering grades 6-8 $300 | Limit 24 Calling all rebels! Under the cover of darkness, discover how to read star charts, make your own light saber and track supplies for the alliance while avoiding star troopers.

Camp Olympia JUNE JULY

June 25-30

July 23-28

Entering grades 6-8 $300 | Limit 20

Saddle Sidekicks

Do you like reading about Percy Jackson’s adventures at Camp Half Blood? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete in archery and capture the flag contests? Now, is your chance and don’t worry, you’ll be protected from any monsters you may encounter in the woods by a shield you’ll make yourself. Gaze at the stars, feed treats to Pegasus and relax by the pool to cool off from a long day fending off mythical creatures like the ones you’ve read about.

July 23-August 4

Harry Potter N.E.W.T. Level Camp JUNE JULY

June 25-30 July 30-August 4 Entering grades 6-8 $300 | Limit 24 For the older, wiser, Harry Potter fan who loves to camp, this camp is for you. Wander the forest, hunt Horcruxes and learn basic Herbology. In addition, there will also be Muggle camp activities like swimming, hiking and archery. The fun awaits you!

JULY Entering grades 6-8 $550 | Limit 16 This two-week session is designed for campers who can control a horse at a walk and a trot. Work in the arena to develop and sharpen horsemanship skills and go on trail rides. Girls will ride daily (weather permitting) and enjoy a sleepover and cookout at the barn as well as put on a show for their parents at the end of their session. Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk and trot, as well as lead a horse properly.

! n u f e♥There’s more! W Don’t miss it! PJ Breakfast Monday Tutu Tuesday Wacky Wednesday Throwback Tie-dye Thursday Fun Hat Day Friday ! Be creative Calling all campers , crazy clothes and bring the bling our or accessories for ! ys da fun themed

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CAMPS

Counselor in Training II JUNE

JULY

June 11-16

July 9-14

Entering grades 11-12 $150 | Limit 10

Night Riders JUNE JULY

June 11-23

July 9-21

Entering grades 8-10 $550 | Limit 16 Ride into the sunset but, before you do spend the day barrel racing, western pleasure riding, trail riding and improving your skills! At the end of your session, display your talents in a performance for your family! Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk and trot, as well as lead a horse properly.

Share your talents with younger campers as you work toward earning your CIT II award. You will work in a specialized area of camp with a supervisor to fulfill your requirements and earn certifications such as CPR and First Aid, as well as assist with archery, horse activities or crafting. Prerequisite: Must have completed Counselor in Mentorship Training I-submit date is the beginning with registration. CIT II to leadership. must be 16 by June 12. Counselor in Training is a camp Volunteer and employment for those who are ready to take the lead and can confidently make opportunities upon decisions. Put your leadership completion of session abilities in action. and successful interview available.

Wild West

Lifeguard in Training

JUNE JULY

JUNE JULY

June 11-16

July 2-7

Entering grades 11-12 $300 | Limit 10 Earn American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, including CPR, AED and First Aid while you camp! Learn the ropes hands-on by assisting at the camp pool and waterfront. Prerequisite: Swim 300 yards, tread water for two minutes, and a timed 10-pound weight retrieval. Must also pass written exam and skills to receive certification. Must be 16 by June 11. Volunteer and employment opportunities available upon completion of session and successful interview.

JUNE JULY

June 11-23

July 9-21

Entering grades 9-12 $550 | Limit 8 Saddle up daily for at least two hours of instruction at the stables. Session includes arena work, advanced trail rides and an overnight campout with your horse. Learn about the health and care of horses. Your family will have the opportunity to watch you put on a show at the end of your session! Great for those who want to become future barn staff. Prerequisite: Must be able to control a horse at a walk and trot, as well as lead a horse properly.

Counselor in Training June 25-July 7

July 9-21

Entering grades 9-12 $300 | Limit 8 Discover your talents and learn to share them with children. Find out what a camp counselor really does while learning to plan program, teach skills and spend time with younger girls. Discover what goes on behind the scenes— visit other camps around the area during the second week to learn about other CIT programs. Recommended: Completion of Program Aide (PA) Core Training—submit date with registration.

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SPECIAL CAMP SESSIONS Sailors & Skippers JUNE

June 25-30 Entering grades 7-12 $250 | Limit 24 Learn to sail and captain your own Sunfish sailboat. You’ll rig, de-rig, repair your boat and learn to give commands. Crafts, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, campout and campfire cooking included—all while working on the American Red Cross (ARC) Basic Water Rescue and Small Craft Safety certification. Prerequisites: ARC Intermediate Level Swim Card or equivalent (swim length of pool on front, side and back; support self fully clothed in deep water for five minutes). Must weigh 75 lbs. or more. Must be emotionally prepared to live and work in a strenuous group situation with peers and emotional and physical stability to load and unload boats.

COMING IN APRIL

Backyard

CAMPOUT! Perfect for beginner campers who want to test camping before they go. Backyard Campout brings the camping experience closer to home. It’s overnight camping with crafting, s’mores and games.

APRIL 21 - 22

6 pm, Fri., April 21 - 9 am, Sat., April 22

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center 811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216

REGISTER NOW!

$25/participant Open to all grade levels

FAMILY & TROOPS

(Includes dinner, snacks & craft supplies.)

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urth of July Campout Camp La Jita

JULY

July 2-5 $200 per person (siblings under 5 must register but attend free) | Limit 125 Celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks show in Utopia! It’s a week of exploring, archery, swimming, canoeing, tubing the Sabinal River and enjoying a trail ride with your family or troop! Prerequisite: Adults must be registered Girl Scout members and pass a background check. Your group will be responsible for transportation to and from camp for optional fireworks show. If troops are camping, girls and adults will stay in separate cabins; one of the camp’s living units will have cabins for each family (up to 6 members) for the week. Includes Sunday dinner through Wednesday lunch.

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5% OFF one session of resident camp!

To register contact Customer Care customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org or 210-349-2404

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CALENDAR OF SESSIONS FOR CAMP LA JITA JUNE

SESSION NAME

Entering Grades

Cost* June 1116

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K-1

$200

Keep Calm and Archery On

4-5

$300

Back in the Saddle

5-7

$350

Camp Olympia

6-8

$300

Iron Chefs

4-5

$300

CIT

2-Wk

JULY

June June 182523 28

June 2530

July 27

X X

July 912

July 914

July 1621

X

X

July July 23- 3028 Aug 4

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

9-12

$300

CIT II

11-12

$150

Footprints in the Clouds

2-3

$300

Harry Potter N.E.W.T. Level Camp

6-8

$300

X

X

Harry Potter O.W.L. Level Camp

4-5

$300

X

X

Hunger Games

6-8

$300

Jedi Nights

6-8

$300

Lifeguard in Training

11-12

$300

8-10

$550

4-5

$300

Night Riders

2-Wk

Play, Make and Create Pony Tails

2-3

$350

Princess in Training

2-3

$325

Program Aides

6-8

$50

6-8

$550

Saddle Up

4-5

$350

Sailors & Skippers

7-12

$250

Super Nanny

6-8

$300

Twilight Zone

4-5

$300

Family

$200

4-5

$300

9-12

$550

Saddle Sidekicks

2-Wk

Family & Troop Camping Water Otters Wild West

2-Wk

X X

X

X X X

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X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X X X

X

X

X

X BALANCE DUE & CLOSE DATE

June 11-16

Friday, May 28

June 18-23

Friday, June 4

June 25-30

Friday, June 11

July 2-7

Friday, June 18

July 9-14

Friday, June 25

July 16-21

Friday, July 2

July 23-28

Friday, July 9

July 30-August 4

Friday, July 16

* A $2 administration fee will be applied to each registered session.

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Camp Care Packages?

From flashlights to duffel bags, t-shirts to socks and stuffed animals to blankets, there is no limit on the number of items to choose from for your Girl Scout camp care package.

Find it all at

www.gsswt-camp-pkg.com This year we are changing it up! Beginning March 1, 2017 visit www.gsswt-camp-pkg.com to personalize your camp care package! Instead of choosing between three, pre-made packages, you get to pick from a wide array of items for your Girl Scout camp care package! Camp care packages must be purchased at least two weeks prior to your girls first day of camp. If purchased within the two weeks or the week of, there is no guarantee of delivery at camp. Images are for representation purposes only. Actual product may vary and may not be available for purchase.

Questions? Email shop@girlscouts-swtx.org or call 210-349-2404


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Come for the weekend, the day or just the race. All prices below are per person

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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF CAMPING AT CAMP LA JITA. Spend the day or spend the night. Join the fun from dawn until dusk. Activities include canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, craft making, s’mores and much more. There will even be a Dino Dash 5K run!

FRIDAY, MAY 19 • 6 PM ‘TIL SUNDAY, MAY 21 • 11 AM CAMP LA JITA HWY 187 N., UTOPIA, TEXAS 78884

Tents not included. Please bring your own tents. PLEASE NOTE: *Adults staying overnight must be registered Girl Scout members and must pass a Raptor system check. If you’ve visited any of our centers in 2017, you may already be approved in our system. Visit your nearest council office to verify your approval. If troop camping, girls and adults will stay in separate cabins; family cabins for up to six members will be in separate units from troops. • If attending as a troop, adult to girl rations must be met. • Must bring a valid drivers license or legal ID to the event. • All grade levels welcome.

REGISTRATION: PLEASE CONTACT CUSTOMER CARE AT 210-349-2404 OR CUSTOMERCARE@GIRLSCOUTS-SWTX.ORG

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Join now to cam Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem.

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Day Pass - All activities: swimming, canoeing, archery, rock wall climbing and dinner. Does not include Dino Dash 5K, overnight camping or horseback riding. $35

Overnight* - Includes overnight tent sites and cabins, filled first come-first served. Tent $10 Cabin $15

Dino Dash 5K Run Jog or stroll through our scenic camp and woods.

$25 (includes t-shirt) Horseback Ride -

Approximately 30 minute trail ride (upon skill and safety check). $25

Combine & Save!

Day Pass + Overnight* includes day pass activities and overnight accommodations.

Tent $40 Cabin $45

Dino Dash 5K + Overnight* - Includes Dino Dash 5K and overnight accommodations.

Tent $30 Cabin $35

Dino Dash 5K + Overnight* + Day Pass - Includes Dino Dash 5K, overnight accommodations and day pass activities.

Tent $55 Cabin $60

Horseback Ride + Overnight* + Day Pass - includes horseback ride, overnight accommodations and day pass activities.

Tent $55 Cabin $60


DAY CAMP

CAMP METRO

Camp Metro offers the best of both worlds – indoor and outdoor fun. Our day camps are held at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center, a safe place for girls to spend their summer while they explore new interests, engage in skill building activities and enjoy challenges that will instill a sense of accomplishment and personal growth.

Through our intuitive programs, girls embark on journeys in science, engineering, technology and art that engage the senses while furthering development. Our nearly 40,000 sq. ft. facility includes a gym, an outdoor play area, STEM lab, art studio and stage. Field trips are offered on select programs that are not only fun but, interactive. Girls explore the outdoors on trips to parks, museums or historical sites in their community. Our thematic programs at Camp Metro combine leadership with teamwork, “Our thematic programs creativity with skill building and challenge-seeking with critical analysis – whether combine leadership with indoors or out. Adult volunteers and camp staff provide guidance throughout summer to teamwork, creativity ensure that girls will have the best camping experience possible.

Open to all girls entering grades K-8.

with skill building and challenge-seeking with critical analysis...”

All Camp Metro sessions take place Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before and after care is offered for all camp sessions from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m for an additional fee. A $2 administration fee will be applied to each registered session.

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DAY CAMP

CAMP METRO REGISTRATION & FEES: Before June 1.......... $125/girl* After June 2............ $150/girl* * Edgewood ISD students—20% discount of camp fee (less $25 by June 1; less $30 June 2 or later)

Limited Edition June 5-9 Turn the page from school to summer for this week filled with fantastic fiction! From Dr. Seuss to Harry Potter, girls bring their favorite books to life. Every day, a new story to be unearthed including Nancy Drew mystery solving and water-bending like Percy Jackson. Time to turn up the volume this summer! Field Trip – DoSeum

Pin It! June 19-23

Go-getters, it’s time to shake things up.

Let the pinning This do-it-yourself camp was begin! This crafty created for campers who enjoy week explores all discovery. Build skills in business the ways to dowhile uncovering your talent it-yourself, think in art and design. outside the box and master your inner designer. Girls will enjoy wall art, tchotchkies and applying their new skills at home as an expert artisan. Take arts and crafts to the next level, become an entrepreneur and share your new-found talents with family and friends! Field Trip – Vulcan Materials

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Music & Masterpieces June 12-16

Outdoor Odyssey June 26-30

From Starry Night to rock stars, girls jam out and create their own masterpieces! Ears will be filled with upbeat harmonies and eyes will delight in works of art from across the globe. With fun activities from hip hop to street art, country pop to shabby chic, girls will have a blast discovering creative ways to express their uniqueness.

Hone your urban outdoor survivor skills! The adventure begins outdoors with modern backpacking and continues indoors with high-tech gaming. Then, connect with friends over table-top sports and compete to be S Class! Girls enjoy safe risk-taking and gain new skills to plan their next journey.

Field Trip - San Antonio Museum of Art/ Brackenridge Picnic

Field Trip – Green Tree Tennis Club (Swimming and Outdoor Recreation)

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VÍva SA July 10-14

Summer Fiesta July 31-August 4

As we prepare for San Antonio’s 300th birthday, we will explore one-of-a-kind, city attractions from local sports, to national monuments. This once-in-a-lifetime celebration will spice up your summer with distinct, local flavors. Put on your party hats and join us in kicking off the Alamo City celebration!

Last chance to celebrate the summer, soak up some sun and make a splash! Popsicles, piñatas and water parks are only the start of our summer fiesta fun. Enjoy volleyball and sandcastles while playing with your new Girl Scout friends. Water you waiting for, bring your towel and join the party!

Field Trip – Grades K-5 San Antonio Zoo Grades 6-8 Downtown Adventure

Field Trip – SeaWorld of San Antonio

Camp Metro Mentor Team Entering grades 6-8

CINEMANIACS

July 17-21

You’ll be reeling at this picture-perfect week. From action movies to black-and-white films, discover what it takes to bring a script to life. Go behind the scenes with activities on movie magic makeup and dance choreography. This week will also include visits from special guests. Disney to Spielberg, you will learn like the best and become directors of your own journey.

As a Teen Mentor for Camp Metro, you’ll have the opportunity to take on a leadership role during summer day camp! From being a role model to facilitating your own activities for campers, you’ll have fun with a purpose—enjoyable and challenging activities that grow your leadership skills. Camp Metro Mentors must be certified Program Aides (PAs) or Counselors-in-Training (CIT) I/II. Teen mentors must have completed the Camp Metro Mentor Team training and must register and pay for the week(s) they wish to volunteer. Fee: $25/girl (fee per week includes Camp Metro Mentor Team shirt, lunch and snack). Please note the fee does not include before and after care. Limit: 15 girls/week

Field Trip - Movie Outing

Chef-Girls-R-We July 24-28 Put your cooking hat on as you bust out your spices and enter the wonderful world of culinary delights! From sweet to savory, girls perfect their palates while preparing delicious treats. With crock pots and roasters in hand, chop and dice your way to gastronomic greatness. Field Trip - Picnic in the Park

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OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, May 17 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Parents/guardians, friends, campers and troops are invited to visit the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center. Meet our staff, have your questions answered and take a tour of our camp facilities. • Camp registrations will be accepted • Early Bird prices apply at this event

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M STE eering n i g n E y g echnolo Science T

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Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas has developed several 6-8 week series in one, or all, of the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – presented at West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center, Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and outlying areas. It’s hands-on fun where building, creating, discovering and leading will become part of her journey. • When today’s girl graduates from college, America will need 3 million more scientists and engineers, yet girls tend to leave science to boys. • Today, women make up only 6.5% of the science advisory board members at U.S. high-tech firms.

Help her find her

SPARK!

Sign Up! Who Done It? Forensics: STEM Series

Available for Junior, Cadettes and Seniors. Engage in the world of Forensics and Microbiology, while stimulating the brain and having fun!

STEM VOLUNTEERS needed. Interested? Contact ncange@girlscouts-swtx.org

(Must attend all dates for this series)

March 28, 29 and 30 6 - 7:30 p.m. Westside Girl Scout Leadership Center 5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78237 $25/girl (includes activity supplies) (Minimum 15 girls / Maximum 30 girls)

STEM Kits available for check out. We have kits available for Troops interested in our STEM Program & Curriculum. To plan a stem activity or get the whole scoop and volunteer training, contact our STEM Coordinator at ncange@girlscouts-swtx.org. Telescopes Crystal Growing Set Power House Kit Can Do Science Game

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Geo Dice Board Kit Green Science Mystery Solving Kits ...and more!


CALENDAR OF SESSIONS FOR CAMP METRO SESSION NAME

June Cost Entering Before Grades June 1*

Cost After June 2*

June 5-9 X

Limited Edition

K-8

$125

$150

Music & Masterpieces

K-8

$125

$150

Pin It!

K-8

$125

$150

Outdoor Odyssey

K-8

$125

$150

VÍva SA

K-8

$125

$150

Cinemaniacs

K-8

$125

$150

Chef-Girls-R-We

K-8

$125

$150

Summer Fiesta Camp

K-8

$125

$150

Camp Metro Mentor Team Camp

6-8

June 12-16

July

June 19-23

July 10-14

July 17-21

July July 3124-28 Aug 4

X X X X X X X

$25/girl (Fee per week)

X DAY CAMP DATES Limited Edition June 5-9 Music & Masterpieces June 12-16 Pin It!

BALANCE DUE & CLOSE DATES

June 26-30

June 19-23 Outdoor Odyssey June 26-30 VÍva SA July 10-14 Cinemaniacs July 17-21 Chef-Girls-R-We July 24-28 Summer Fiesta Camp July 31-August 4

BALANCE DUE & CLOSE DATE Friday, May 22 Friday, May 30 Friday, June 5 Friday, June 12 Friday, June 26 Friday, July 5 Friday, July 10 Friday, July 17

A $2 administration fee will be applied to each registered session.

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FAQs CAMP LA JITA 1) Where is Resident Camp located? Two miles south of Utopia, Texas. The physical address is 19459 Hwy 187 N., Utopia, Texas 78884. A map is included in your confirmation packet.

2) What is Resident Camp’s phone number? 830-966-3526

3) Why do I have so much paperwork? We want to ensure you have all the information you need to prepare your camper for camp, and so we properly ensure that your camper is safe. We apologize for the inconvenience.

4) What is the camper release form? This form gives us permission to have your camper treated in an emergency, tells us who is allowed to pick up your camper, if we have permission to use photo or video images of them for promotional use, if they are allowed to participate in all of our camp activities (like swimming and horseback riding), and if they are allowed to watch a movie (if it is related to their camp theme). Please hand carry this form to camp if you have not uploaded it to campdocs.com; it is the first one you will be asked for.

5) What is the camper/parent agreement? This form is an agreement that your camper is going to follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law (found on page 4); campers who do not may be asked to go home. You will fill this out with your camper with the unit counselors before leaving.

6) When will I be notified of an illness? While we strive to prevent illnesses and injuries at camp, sometimes campers can get hurt. We understand that you have a busy schedule or may want to call and check on your camper every day to see if they are okay. a. You will be notified of minor illnesses and injuries, such as blisters, scratches or cuts requiring a Band-Aid, minor sunburns or insect bites at the end of the week. b. If your camper has an illness or injury that concerns the Health Supervisor or the Camp Director, such as elevated temperature, vomiting and diarrhea, burns, sprains or a medical situation that may require your camper to be treated at a medical facility, you will be contacted immediately. c. Camp La Jita is served by Utopia Volunteer EMS, and the hospitals that are able to serve us in emergencies: Uvalde Memorial Hospital and Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville.

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7) What’s the weather like at Resident Camp in the summer? The weather varies, but is very similar to San Antonio. Temperature can be plus or minus as much as 10 degrees of San Antonio weather because we are in the Hill Country.

8) What is the Trading Post? Camp La Jita operates a store called the Trading Post. It usually carries shirts, water bottles, hats, stuffed animals, games, jewelry and other fun stuff. It does not carry food as we provide snacks in the afternoon. The Trading Post is cash or check only and will be open on Friday during checkout. Campers will visit the Trading Post at least once during their session to make purchases. Money is kept for girls in an envelope with their name and returned at the end of their camp session during the checkout process.

9) Why are the counselors in separate cabins? This is for several reasons; we don’t have counselors in the cabins to afford both the girls and staff privacy. It also allows the girls a sense of independence. The counselors stay in cabins close by, so the girls are supervised.

10) If there is bad weather or flooding, should I come pick up my daughter? We want to encourage you to not worry, as camp has high ground that girls can go to during an emergency. The staff are also trained of where to go during bad weather. We do not want to put you in any danger trying to get to camp. In the event that we need you to pick up your camper, we will implement our ICE plan (In Case of Emergency) and the ICE team will contact you with specific information of when and where to pick up your camper.

11) Can I bring mail to camp or do I just mail it? BOTH! You can hand carry mail and leave at the check in table or you can mail it a few days in advance. Don’t forget to put your camper’s name, session name (ex. Saddle Up) and what day you would like the mail delivered.

12) Can I purchase a care package at camp? Unfortunately, the Trading Post can’t complete care package transactions. These must be paid for at our Girl Scout Leadership Centers or online.

13) I don’t think I got the confirmation packet/ permission forms and I don’t know where to get them! If you have not received your confirmation letter or information packet, contact the Volunteer Service Center to have them resent to you. They can be reached at 210-349-2404/800-580-7247 or email customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org.


14) My camper is in a two-week horse unit (Saddle Sidekicks, Night Riders or Wild West) and I want to know if I can pick them up after their show on the second Thursday. You can definitely pick up your camper after their show. Please arrive for the show before 7 p.m. and have your photo ID ready to show the director to check out your camper.

15) Will my camper who is in a two-week session be able to do any laundry? Campers can use the camp laundry facilities to clean their clothes during the weekend, so pack detergent and dryer sheets.

16) Can my camper have a cell phone (even if it doesn’t get service/will only be used as a camera/etc.)? No. Camp is a time to unplug. Remind yourself why your kid is going to camp; to have a new experience and to spend time with their fellow campers rather than calling or texting home. If your child is having a problem that requires getting in touch, the camp will facilitate a phone call. Please bring a digital camera since all cell phones will be picked up. No exceptions! Connect with your camper instead by writing a letter.

17) I forgot my camper’s sleeping bag/fan/ etc. If you get to camp and realized you forgot to bring something for your camper, we will try to locate something your camper can use, otherwise you can bring it by the camp office later in the week.

FAQs

CAMP METRO 1) What paperwork do I need to complete? Campers must complete camper profiles and are required to submit health history forms.

2) I don’t live near the Westside Girl Scout Leadership Center, can my daughter attend camp? All bus services offered by GSSWT are provided by a professional and licensed bus service with trained drivers.

3) How much does transportation cost? The price of camp includes free transportation to and from the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (our north central campus) to Camp Metro located on the west side of San Antonio at the Westside Girl Scout Leadership Center (WSGSLC).

18) What is the food like at Resident Camp? Campers report that our food is great. We strive to provide nutritious menus that appeal to children and teens through preparation by our kitchen staff. Sample Daily Menu • Breakfast-Pancakes, syrup, juice, cereal, fruit, milk • Lunch-chicken tenders, mixed veggies, fruit • Snack-Goldfish crackers • Dinner-Spaghetti, bread, green beans, salad, dessert

19) How do you handle food allergies? We strive to accommodate food allergies. However, prior to registering for camp, be sure to contact us 830-966-3526 or tbomer@girlscouts-swtx.org to discuss your specific requirements. If we determine that we can accommodate you and/or your child’s food allergies, our staff will work with you develop an appropriate plan.

20) What time is check-in and checkout? 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday for check in, and 3 - 5 p.m. Friday for checkout

21) I am coming for a Fourth of July Session and I am not sure how long it is. The Counselor in Training and Lifeguard in Training programs will run through Friday, July 7th. The Fourth of July Family and Troop Campout will only run Sunday the 2nd through Wednesday the 5th.

4) Is lunch provided at camp or should I send one for my daughter? Lunch and snacks are included in the price of camp. Lunch menus will be provided the first day of camp each session. No food substitutions will be made, however campers can bring their own lunch.

5) Do you offer extended care? Extended care for all campers will be available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for an additional fee of $25/session.

6) Can my dauther bring anything extra? Parents/guardians will receive an email with comprehensive information about what items campers can and cannot bring to camp. This email will be sent after registration is finalized.

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Campology

CAMPOLOGY As with all program sponsored by Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, activities are governed with the best interest, health and safety of every girl. All river and lake activities are dependent on the recommendation of the Corps of Engineers as to the safety of the water level (too low or too high) and the bacteria count. Every attempt is made to offer the girls everything that is listed in the camp guide; however, due to circumstances beyond our control (weather, etc.), some activities may be changed. In this case, girls are given several choices to complete their camp experience.

Confirmation packet Whether you register online or at one of our Leadership Centers, each camper will receive their link for Campdocs. com via email, which will prompt you to create an account if you do not already have one. Campdocs.com will require you to fill out medical and release forms, and provide you the equipment list, directions to camp and general information. This email will be sent no later than two weeks prior to each session. If you have not received your email with link, first check your spam or junk folder. If you still can’t find your email, contact Customer Care (210-349-2404/800-580-7247 ext. 391). Several forms in the packet are required by law with original signatures, so if you cannot fill out online, print out the form before camp so you do not have to fill out forms during check-in. CONFIRMATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED.

Visiting camp

Technology CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONICS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT CAMP FOR ANY SESSION. If these electronics are brought to camp they can be easily lost or damaged in the camp environment and they will be collected immediately by staff for safekeeping and will not be returned until the camper is picked up. The camp, staff and Girl Scouts are not liable for the loss of or any damage to an electronic device (including, but not limited to, cell phones, Kindles, iPads, etc.) brought to camp in noncompliance with the camp policy of no electronic devices permitted.

Transportation Transportation is NOT provided for Camp La Jita resident camp sessions.

Buddies For resident camp only, a girl may request a single buddy. One set of buddies or one family with buddies per envelope will be accepted. Buddies not arriving in the same envelope cannot be guaranteed placement together. If girls coming to the same session would like to be in the same cabin, we recommend arriving at camp together to ensure placement together; cabins are not preassigned.

Financial info Non-Girl Scout Fee—Any girl can attend Girl Scout camps. Non-Girl Scouts simply pay an annual $15 membership fee in addition to the camp fee and enjoy a Girl Scout membership. Non-Council Girl Scout Fee—If attending resident camp, an additional $50 fee is required for Girl Scouts residing outside the GSSWT council jurisdiction. Fee must accompany registration.

Please, no visiting campers during camp sessions. Parents/ guardians are encouraged to tour the camp and talk with staff at the time of arrival, departure and during each camps open house, details on page 8.

Cookie Credits—Cookie credits may only be used for the balance of camp fees. Cookie credits will be mailed by GSSWT in early May. For out-of-council cookie credits, please contact your council to request a check payable to GSSWT.

Health info

Scholarships—Scholarships for GSSWT camps are available to currently registered GSSWT members only and are not available for the camp deposit or before/after care fees. Submit the completed Camp Scholarship Application with the appropriate registration form and $25 camp deposit plus $2 administrative fee to the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center or West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center. NOTE: Resident Camp at La Jita forms are due by May 2. Requests received after May will be considered upon availability of funds. All balances must be paid in full before close of business, 10 business days before each camp session begins.

Each resident camper is required to have a health examination by a licensed physician. Health examinations should be current (within one year) through the camper’s last day at camp. Examinations for some other purpose within this period are acceptable. GSSWT offers low-cost physicals (see page 8 for date and fee information). Resident Camp Health History Forms are required—download from girlscouts-swtx.org/Forms under Camp Forms. Completed form, with original signature, must be hand-carried to camp or uploaded to campdocs—do not mail to the council office!

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Deposits

Balance

A $25 nonrefundable deposit plus $2 camp administrative fee must accompany each registration form. An additional $25 deposit plus $2 camp administrative fee is required for each additional camp program. Deposit will be applied to the total fee. Payments accepted by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If making payments, all balances must be paid in full before close of business, ten business days before each camp session begins.

The balance of the fee will be refunded if a camper does not pass the physical examination or an unexpected illness occurs prior to the camp session’s start date. A refund may also be made if a family moves out of the council’s jurisdiction. Please submit a written statement with documentation to the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, Attn: Customer Care. There will be no refund should a camper leave the session early due to an illness, homesickness, misbehavior or parental request.

Refund Policy Deposit: The $25 deposit and $2 camp administrative fee are nonrefundable unless the camper cannot be placed into the camp session of her choice.

Contact Customer Care 210-349-2404/800-580-7247 ext. 391 or customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org with any questions regarding fees, registration or balance inquiries.

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP LA JITA

ALL SESSIONS HAND CARRY DURING CHECK-IN

• Paperwork: health history form, release forms and camper profiles • Trading Post/Photo Money: All money will stay in the Trading Post (camp store) until Friday • Medications: Prescription medicine in original containers in a zipped bag with camper’s name and completed medication form

IN CAMPER’S LUGGAGE �Sheets, pillow, pillowcases (twin size) �Lightweight blankets or sleeping bag �Campers may sleep in Program Circle on Thursday night; a pad is recommended �Short sleeved shirts; NO halter/tank tops! �One long sleeve shirt �Shorts �Jeans or long pants �Underwear �Socks �Pajamas �Sweater or jacket (nights are cool)

• Baggage: Backpack or drawstring bag to carry personal items including swimsuit and towel • Waterproof sun screen: We suggest a high SPFand bug spray/Skin-so-Soft • Water bottle: A wide mouth bottle is recommended

�2 pairs of sturdy shoes (no sandals) �1 pair of shower shoes �1 pair water/river shoes �Cap or sun hat with brim �Bandana/scarf �Flashlight with extra bulb and batteries �Swimsuit, towel for pool �Toiletries: brush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant etc. �Towels and washcloth for shower �Portable fan and batteries; not all cabins have electrical outlets �Rain gear -large plastic garbage bag or poncho is fine

LEAVE AT HOME - Gum, candy, food, cell phones or other electronics and good jewelry. Staff will collect these items if brought to camp. They will be turned into the camp office for safe keeping and returned the final day of camp.

�Chapstick, Kleenex, hand lotion �Cookout mess kit; plate, cup with handle, silverware and dunking bag/mesh bag

�Plain, white T-shirt to tie-dye on Monday. Pre-wash and write name on tag

�Laundry soap for 2-week sessions �Optional: digital camera, letter writing materials including stamps and preaddressed envelopes �BELONGINGS SHOULD BE MARKED WITH CAMPER’S NAME IN PERMANENT MARKER. �It may be easier to pack and unpack campers’ gear in a footlocker or trunk with her name on it.

LOST & FOUND - Camps are not responsible for personal belongings left at camp. All lost and found items will be returned to the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center office and will be donated to charity on August 31, 2017.

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HOW TO

REGISTER All camp sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All camp registration forms may be mailed or dropped off at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216) or the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center (5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78237). You MUST use the correct form for each camp. The Camp La Jita Resident Camp Registration Form can be found at girlscouts-swtx.org. • Not a Girl Scout yet? Not a problem! Simply pay an annual $15 membership fee in addition to the camp fee and enjoy a Girl Scout membership. Membership forms on found online or contact Customer Care. • Scholarship Application is available on page 29—remember your scholarship application must be turned in with your camp registration and a deposit (per session) to be eligible for consideration. NOTE: Resident Camp at La Jita applications are due by Tuesday, May 2; scholarship applications turned in after May 2 will still be taken for consideration based on availability of remaining funds. • Questions about registration or which form to use? Call 210-349-2404/800-580-7247 ext. 391.

Online program registration Beginning in February we will open program registration online! What this means is that now you can sign your girl up for any program we offer, including summer camp, at Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.

New member: 1. Set up an online account. Visit girlscouts-swtx.org/join to get started today. 2. Register for the membership year and pay the $15 membership dues to become an active member. 3. As a Girl Scout member, you have access to sign up for camp sessions and future program and trainings.

Already a member:

1. Go to girlscouts-swtx.org and select eBiz on the top, header portion of the homepage 2. Enter your Username and Password 3. Login If you have questions or need assistance, contact Customer Care 210-349-2404 or customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org.

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Solicitud de Beca Complete y devuelva esta solicitud con $27 de depósito no más tardar 2 de Mayo. Las solicitudes recibidas después 2 de Mayo serán consideradas dependiendo de la disponibilidad de fondos. Las becas están disponibles para los miembros actualmente registrados con GSSWT son otorgados base a la disponibilidad de fondos y la necesidad de cada niña. Las becas para las campanistas de residentes están limitadas a una sola por niña. Esta solicitud debe ser llenada por completo por el padre o guardián. Las formas incompletas serán regresadas y pueden ocasionar retraso en el proceso. La información es confidencial. Nota: la solicitud de beca y los $27 de depósito deben ser presentadas al mismo tiempo.

Nombre completo de la niña: ________________________________________________________ Grado en Otoño 2017:__________ Escuela: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dirección: ____________________________________Ciudad: ________________Condado: _____________ Código Postal:________ Teléfono de casa: (______)_____________ ¿Eres Girl Scout actualmente? [ ] No [ ] Sí

Años en Girl Scouts: __________

Número de Tropa: ____________ Edad: ______________________________Correo Electronico: _____________________________ ¿Cómo participan los padres/guardián en el programa de Girl Scouts? ___________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Check Camp Metro Sesíon(s) Week 1 � Limited Edition Week 2 � Music & Masterpieces Week 3 � Pin It! Week 4 � Outdoor Odyssey

Week 5 � VÍva SA Week 6 � Cinemaniacs Week 7 � Chef-Girls-R-We Week 8 � Summer Fiesta

Camp La Jita Sesíon: (Limitado a uno por campanista:) Nombre del Programa:_____________________________________________________ Fecha del Programa: ___________________ Costo de Programa: $______ Cantidad que usted puede pagar (incluyendo créditos de galletas y depósitos): $_________ ¿Asistido la niña al campamento antes?

[ ] No [ ] Sí ¿Cuántas veces? _________

¿Recibido beca antes? [ ] No [ ] Sí ¿Cuántas veces? _________ ¿Vendió la niña galletas de Girl Scouts?

[ ] No [ ] Sí Número de cajas: ______

Si recibio crédito de galletas, ¿cuánto se aplicará para la cuota del campamento?____________ Número de adultos en el hogar: __________

Número de niños en el hogar: __________

¿Está empleado el padre o guardián de la niña? [ ] No [ ] Sí Ocupación: ___________________________ Ingreso Mensual: __________ ¿Está empleado la madre o guardián de la niña? [ ] No [ ] Sí Ocupación: __________________________ Ingreso Mensual: __________ ¿Está activo un padre/madre en la militar?

[ ] No [ ] Sí

Por favor explique las circunstancias que puedan ayudar en la consideración de esta beca:___________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Firma del padre o guardián: ___________________________________________________________ Fecha:_____________________ Por favor, escriba nombre claramente: _____________________________________________________________________________

Tenga en cuenta: La aplicación se basa en una matriz de puntuación. Respuestas no contestadas o incompletas afectarán su puntuación y reducirán la beca. ¿Necesita ayuda con este formulario o tiene alguna pregunta? 210-349-2404/800-580-7247 ext. 391/customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org Devuelva la solicitud para la beca y tarjetas de inscripción a: Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216 OFFICE USE ONLY Date Rcvd _______ Program Cost _______ Deposit Inc $ _______ Cookie Credits $ _______ Scholarship Amt $ _______ Family Bal Due $ _______ Date of Notification ______

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Resident Camp Registration Form CAMPER INFORMATION Camper’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________ Grade in Fall 2017: _______ School: ______________________________________ School District: ___________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City: _________________ County: _______________ State: _____ ZIP: __________ Mother/Guardian: __________________________________________________ Phone: W (_____)_____________ H (____)________________ Father/Guardian: ___________________________________________________ Phone: W (_____)_____________ H (____)________________ Parent/Guardian Email: _____________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Cell: (_______)________________________ currently a registered Girl Scout? Not a problem! Include $15 & registration form for your membership Are you a: ___ Registered Girl Scout ___ Non-Girl Scout Not with your camp deposit.

Group/Troop #: ______________ Community: _______________________________________________________________________________ GSUSA and GSSWT have my permission to use, distribute, publish, exhibit, digitize, broadcast, display, modify and reproduce my child’s picture, likeness and voice (including video footage) without limitation, on the Internet, in print campaigns, in-store and via television. _____Yes _____No ______Initials

SESSION PREFERENCE

(NOTE: You will be registered for all sessions listed below.)

Administrative Fee (per girl/per session)

Subtotal

Camp Session Title

Camp Date

Camp Fee

________________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

$_________

_______________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

$_________

_______________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

$_________

_______________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

$_________

Add $15 if NOT a Girl Scout Add $50 if reside outside of GSSWT jurisdiction Total

$_________ $_________ $________

PAYMENT � TOTAL # OF SESSIONS______Check one: � Nonrefundable $25 DEPOSIT plus $2 administrative fee required per session � TOTAL AMOUNT $________ Payment Method: (check one) � Camper has applied for scholarship before May 2 deadline—Nonrefundable minimum $25 deposit plus $2 administrative fee required � Check #______ (payable to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas) is attached � Charge to credit card

[ ] Visa

[ ] MasterCard

[ ] Discover

[ ] American Express

Cardholder’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Number: _________________________________________ CVV: ______________ Exp. Date: __________________ ZIP: _____________ Amount: $___________ Signature of Cardholder: ________________________________________________________________________

OFFICE USE ONLY

Camp Fee $__________ Membership Dues $____________ Date_______________ Date Amount Pd Order # Balance ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

Confirmation Date _________________________________ ________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Date _____________________________________________

Mail or deliver to: Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Attn: Volunteer Service Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216 West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center, 5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78237

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Forma de registro para campanista de residencia INFORMACIÓN DE CAMPISTA Nombre de niña: ____________________________________________________________________ Fecha de Nacimiento: ______________ Grado en Otoño 2017: _______ Escuela: _______________________________________ Distrito Escolar: ______________________________ Dirección: _______________________________________ Ciudad: ___________ Condado: __________ Estado: _____ Código Postal: ______ Madre/Guardián: __________________________________ Teléfono: de Trabajo (______)_______________ Casa (______)_______________ Padre/Guardián: ___________________________________ Teléfono: de Trabajo (______)_______________ Casa (______)_______________ Padres/Guardián Email: _______________________________________________ Padres/Guardián telefono celular: (_____)______________ Eres: ___ Girl Scout registrada ___No es Girl Scout

¿No está registrada con Girl Scouts? ¡No hay problema! Mande $15 adicionales con su depósito para el campamento.

Tropa #: _______ Comunidad: ______________________________________________________________________________________ GSUSA y GSSWT tienen mi permiso para utilizar, distribuir, publicar, exhibir, digitalizar, transmitir, mostrar, modificar y reproducir la imagen de mi hija, semejanza y voz (incluido el material de archivo de vídeo) sin limitación, en Internet, en campañas de impresión, en la tienda y a través de la televisión. ____Yes ____No _____Iniciales

PREFERENCIA DE SESION (NOTA: Ud. será registrado a todas las sesiones listadas a continuación.) Campamento

Cuota

Fecha

Cobro administrativo (por niña/por sesión de campamento)

Subtotal $_________

___________________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

___________________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

$_________

___________________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

$_________

___________________________________________________

_________________________

____________________

$ 2.00

$_________

Agregue $15 si No es una niña guía Agregue $50 si reside fuera de la jurisdicción de GSSWT Total

$_________ $_________ $________

PAGO � TOTAL # DE SESIONES______ Marque uno: � $25 DEPÓSITO mas $2 de costo administrativo no reembolsable requerido por cada sesion � CANTIDAD TOTAL $_________

Método de pago: (marque uno) � Campista aplicó para beca antes de Mayo 2—$25 DEPÓSITO mas $2 de costo administrativo no reembolsable requerido por cada sesion � Cheque #______ (pagar a Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas) adjuntado � Cargo a tarjeta de crédito

[ ] Visa

[ ] MasterCard

[ ] Discover

[ ] American Express

Nombre del dueño de tarjeta: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Número de tarjeta: _______________________________ CVV: ___________ Fecha de expiración: ___________ Código Postal: ________ Cuota: $___________ Firma del dueño de tarjeta: _______________________________________________________________________

OFFICE USE ONLY Camp Fee $__________ Membership Dues $____________ Date_______________ Date Amount Pd Order # Balance Confirmation Date _______________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________ _______________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________ _______________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________ _______________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________ Date __________________________________________ Correo o entrege en persona el residente campo formulario a: Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Attn: Volunteer Service Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216 West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center, 5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78237

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Camp Metro Registration Form CAMPER INFORMATION Camper’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth: _________________ Grade in Fall 2017: _______ School: _________________________________________ School District: _______________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ City: ________________ County: ______________ State: _____ ZIP: ______ Mother/Guardian: _______________________________________________ Phone: W (_____)_____________ H (____)________________ Father/Guardian: ________________________________________________ Phone: W (_____)_____________ H (____)________________ Parent/Guardian Email: _____________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Cell: (_______)_______________________ Are you a: [ ] Registered Girl Scout [ ] Non-Girl Scout

Not currently a registered Girl Scout? Not a problem! Include $15 & registration form for your membership with your camp deposit.

Group/Troop #: ______________ Community: ____________________________________________________________________________ GSUSA and GSSWT have my permission to use, distribute, publish, exhibit, digitize, broadcast, display, modify and reproduce my child’s picture, likeness and voice (including video footage) without limitation, on the Internet, in print campaigns, in-store and via television. _____Yes _____No ______Initials

CAMP METRO @ WSGSLC SESSIONS Select session(s) [ ] Limited Edition, June 5 – 9 [ ] Music & Masterpieces, June 12 – 16 [ ] Pin It! June 19 – 23 [ ] Outdoor Odyssey, June 26 – 30 [ ] VÍva SA, July 10 – 14 [ ] Cinemaniacs, July 17 – 21 [ ] Chef-Girl-R-We, July 24 – 28 [ ] Summer Fiesta, July 31 – August 4

Reg on or before Reg on or after Before/After June 1—$125/girl June 2—$150/girl Care—$25/girl

Administrative Edgewood ISD students— Fee (per girl/ 20% discount of camp fee (less $25 by June 1; per session)

Subtotal

less $30 June 2 or later)

$_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________

$_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________

$_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________

$ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00

-$_________ -$_________ -$_________ -$_________ -$_________ -$_________ -$_________ -$_________

Add $15 if NOT a Girl Scout Total

$_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________ $_________

T-shirt size (circle one): YS YM YL AS AM AL AXL Camper drop-off/pick-up (circle one): Sally Cheever Scout Leadership Center or West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center

PAYMENT � TOTAL # OF SESSIONS______ Check one: � Nonrefundable $25 DEPOSIT plus $2 administrative fee required per session � TOTAL AMOUNT $__________

Payment Method: (check one) � Camper has applied for scholarship before May 2 deadline—Nonrefundable minimum $25 deposit plus $2 administrative fee required � Check #______ (payable to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas) is attached � Charge to credit card [ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard [ ] Discover [ ] American Express Cardholder’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Number: _________________________________________ CVV: ______________ Exp. Date: __________________ ZIP: _______ Amount: $___________ Signature of Cardholder: __________________________________________________________________

OFFICE USE ONLY Camp Fee $__________ Before/After Care Fee $__________ Membership Dues $____________ Date_______________ Date Amount Pd Order # Balance Confirmation Date ______________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ____________ _____________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ____________ _____________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ _____________ _____________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ _____________ Date _________________________________________ Mail or deliver to: Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Attn: Volunteer Service Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216 West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center, 5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78237

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Forma de registro para Camp Metro INFORMACIÓN DE CAMPISTA Nombre de la niña: _________________________________________________________________ Fecha de Nacimiento: ______________ Grado en otoño 2016: _______ Escuela: _______________________________________ Distrito Escolar: _____________________________ Dirección: _______________________________________ Ciudad: ___________ Condado: __________ Estado: _____ Código Postal: _____ Madre/Guardián: _________________________________ Teléfono: de Trabajo (______)_______________ Casa (______)_______________ Padre/Guardián: __________________________________ Teléfono: de Trabajo (______)______________ Casa (______)_______________ Padres/Guardián Email: _____________________________________________ Padres/Guardián telefono celular: (_____)______________ Eres: ___ una Girl Scout registrada ___No es Girl Scout

¿No está registrada con Girl Scouts? ¡No hay problema! Mande $15 adicionales con su depósito para el campamento.

Tropa #: _______ Comunidad: ________________________________________________________________________________________ GSUSA y GSSWT tienen mi permiso para utilizar, distribuir, publicar, exhibir, digitalizar, transmitir, mostrar, modificar y reproducir la imagen de mi hija, semejanza y voz (incluido el material de archivo de vídeo) sin limitación, en Internet, en campañas de impresión, en la tienda y a través de la televisión. ____Yes ____No _____Iniciales

CAMP METRO @ WSGSLC SESIONES Registrado antes Registrado antes Cuidado Antes/ de Junio 1— de Junio 2— Despues— Seleccione sesion(s) $125/niña $150/niña $25/niña $_________ $_________ $_________ [ ] Limited Edition, June 5 – 9 $_________ $_________ $_________ [ ] Music & Masterpieces, June 12 – 16 $_________ $_________ $_________ [ ] Pin It! June 19 – 23 $_________ $_________ $_________ [ ] Outdoor Odyssey, June 26 – 30 $_________ $_________ $_________ [ ] VÍva SA, July 10 – 14 $_________ [ ] Cinemaniacs, July 17 – 21 $_________ $_________ [ ] Chef-Girl-R-We, July 24 – 28 $_________ $_________ $_________ [ ] Summer Fiesta, July 31 – August 4 $_________ $_________ $_________

Cobro administrativo Estudiantes del Distrito Edgewood— Subtotal (por niña/por sesión 20% descuento de la cuota del campamento (menos $25 hasta Junio 1; de campamento) menos $30 Junio 2 o despues) -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 -$_________ $_________ $ 2.00 Agregue $15 si No es una niña guía $_________ Total $________

Talla de camiseta:

YS

YM

YL

AS

AM

AL

AXL

Lugar de recojer/dejar: Sally Cheever Scout Leadership Center or West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center

PAGO � TOTAL # DE SESIONES______ Marque uno: � $25 DEPÓSITO mas $2 de costo administrativo no reembolsable requerido por cada sesion � CANTIDAD TOTAL $______

Método de pago: (marque uno) � Campista aplicó para beca antes 2 de Mayo—$25 DEPÓSITO mas $2 de costo administrativo no reembolsable requerido por cada sesion � Cheque #______ (pagar a Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas) adjuntado � Cargo a tarjeta de crédito [ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard [ ] Discover [ ] American Express Nombre del dueño de tarjeta: ________________________________________________________________________________ Número de tarjeta: __________________________ CVV: __________ Fecha de expiración: __________ Código Postal: ________ Cuota: $___________ Firma del dueño de tarjeta: ____________________________________________________________________

OFFICE USE ONLY Camp Fee $__________ Before/After Care Fee $__________ Membership Dues $____________ Date_______________ Date Amount Pd Order # Balance Confirmation Date _____________________________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ____________ _____________________________________________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ____________ _____________________________________________ _____________ ___________ ___________ ____________ _____________________________________________ ____________ ___________ ____________ _____________ Date ________________________________________ Correo o entrege en persona el residente campo formulario a: Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Attn: Volunteer Service Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216 West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center, 5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78237

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811 N Coker Loop San Antonio, Texas 78216

@ GirlScoutsSWTX

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Outdoor Education! Whooo loves to camp? Lead girls “out the door” on a field trip in the city or camping. These experiences allow girls to discover their strengths and skills, connect with their environment and take action to make their world a better place. The “out the door” experience is one of the best ways to involve girls in girl-led, cooperative activities where they learn by doing. To take a group on an overnight outdoor experience, each group must have one or more adults who are Troop Camp Leadership (TCL) certified. Women and men over the age of 18 can register for and take outdoor training. Troop Camp Leadership Option 1 (TCL 1): Designed to prepare you to take girls camping, you’ll learn about girl progression in the out of doors and how to keep them healthy and safe. You’ll be provided resources that teach skills like, tying knots, navigation by compass, basic environmental awareness, outdoor cooking and meal planning. Prerequisite: Requirements: Fee: Note:

Attend the corresponding TCL Planning Session prior to campout. Participants must have a current Girl Scout membership and an approved background check with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas two weeks prior to attending the planning session. $15/person You will be issued a TCL certification number after completion of both the planning and camping TCL sessions. To take a group on an overnight outdoor experience, each group must have one or more adults who are TCL-certified. Women and men 18+ can take the training. TCL-certification is valid for 3 years.

Each participant must attend one of the following planning sessions (below) AND the scheduled campout. Must register five business days prior to class date.

Date

Time

Course

Location

Room

February 25

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Planning Session 1

SCGSLC

AT&T

March 18-19

Noon – Noon

Campout 1

La Jita

April 12

6 – 10 p.m.

Planning Session 1

SCGSLC

Multi

April 22-23*

Noon - Noon

Campout 1

SCGSLC

Multi Patio

*Required to have a tent

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