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For more information visit www.girlscoutsnv.org


Why Girl Scout Camp?

Types of Camp

We know you have a variety of summer camps and activities to choose from, that’s why we’ve made the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada camps so special. Backed by more than 40 years of experience and accredited by the American Camp Association, attending camp is an opportunity for girls to practice conflict resolution, learn teamwork and improve their communication skills, all in a supervised and collaborative environment.

Ducktail Day Camp

Foxtail Overnight Camp

Family & Troop Camp

Is your girl not yet ready for overnight camp? Ducktail Day Camp is the place for her! Your day camper will build solid friendships and create unforgettable memories in the comfort and safety of the Girl Scouts council training center.

Discover nature, make new friends, and gain a sense of independence all while tucked among the Ponderosa Pines and breathing the cool mountain air. Camp sessions are divided into themes to suit every interest. Campfires, friendships, and outdoor exploration are all part of each camper ’s experience.

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Experience camp with your girl while participating in archery, hiking, arts and crafts, and cooking over an open fire. Adults and girls alike will learn something new while bonding in the magical environment of Camp Foxtail.

FA M I LY &T C A M PR O O P

DUCKTAIL PATCH

All Ducktail Day Campers earn the Camp Ducktail Patch!

FOXTAIL PATCH

All Camp Foxtail Campers earn the Camp Foxtail Patch!

80% of girls surveyed said camping was their most memorable Girl Scout experience. - More Than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences.

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“Working at camp this summer gave me memories to last a lifetime. Being a role model for girls is the most rewarding experience.” - “Stan”, Camp Staff

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Ducktail Day Camp

D TE S G G EK I N G S U PA CL I S T

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THROUGH THE DECADES

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June 19th June 23rd

June 26th June 30th

July 3rd July 7th

AROUND THE WORLD

SUMMIT WEEK

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Week 2

Week 5

DUCKTAIL ON THE ROAD

July 17th July 21st

! Backpack ! Hat ! Water Bottle ! Medicine ! Towel ! Sunscreen ! Sunglasses ! Closed-Toe Shoes

Week 6

July 24th July 28th

A new and improved Camp Ducktail experience awaits your girl! This summer, campers attending Ducktail Day Camp will have the opportunity to earn Petals, Badges, & Journeys depending on the week your camper selects. Ducktail Day Camp is an incredible experience where campers build solid friendships and create memories that will last a lifetime. Ducktail Day Camp runs from 9am-4pm with additional pre- and post- camp options available.

* Price does not include Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada membership fee. ** Camp Ducktail closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4, 2017. *** Bus transportation provided during “Ducktail on the Road”.

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For more information visit www.girlscoutsnv.org


What’s so great about Camp Foxtail? Let our 2016 campers tell you!

“My favorite part of camp is making friends, playing gaga, eating, sleeping, and hiking!” Camper in Aspen 3 Cabin “In the camp STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] lab, we did experiments and everything had to be solved by brain power!” Camper in Aspen 1 Cabin

“I loved doing the ropes course because I got to work together with my team and because I had fun doing it, too!” Camper in Nut Cabin “My favorite memory at camp is when our counselor gave us feathers. But, it’s not because of the feathers. It’s because when she told us why, I swelled up when my buddy got her courage feather for facing her fear of heights! Also, being able to share my favorite Girl Scout song at closing campfire was pretty cool, too.” Camper in Fawntown Cabin

“I had a great time at camp! Some of my favorite activities were campfire, archery, and being outside.” Camper in Aspen 1 Cabin Outdoor experiences promote healthy social development. - More Than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences.

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Camp Foxtail Programs Progressive Programming

To meet the needs and enjoyment of each age, Camp Foxtail is divided into progressive age groups. Each age group participates in activities that offer a positive experience with opportunities to develop lifelong skills and memories.

Brownie Village Grades 2-3 in the Fall Brownies experience the following: ™ Crafts - Create crafts to take home and show everyone! ™ Music/Drama – Sing, dance, and create skits ™ Outdoor Adventure – Make s’mores, track animals, and cook over a campfire ™ Adventure Course – Boost confidence, gain new skills and work in a team ™ Archery - Learn and practice basic archery skills

Cadette Village Entering Grades 6-8 Cadettes choose new areas each week: ™ ™ ™ ™

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Arts - Work with dry clay, make your own paper, and practice improvisation! Archery - Hone your specific skills and work on score keeping. Sling Shot - Practice, practice, practice in our dynamic range Adventure Course - Work with bunk mates through the low ropes elements and navigate through the spider web to make it across monkey bridge. You’ll have to use safety training and team building skills to succeed. STEM/Outdoor Adventure – Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering & Math through experiments and challenges.

Junior Village Grades 4-5 in the Fall ™

Juniors experience the following:

Crafts – Construct photo frames from nature, learn how to tie dye, or pick your own craft project! ™ STEM – Learn all about Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in the great outdoors. ™ Archery – Practice the basics and take your experience to the next level. Work on slingshots for accuracy practice! ™ Adventure Course - Venture to the monkey bridge and help others complete challenges while learning cooperation and leadership. ™ Outdoor Adventure – Explore trails, learn the art of tying knots and make camp fire meals.

Seniors/Ambassadors Village Seniors and ambassadors stay in an exclusive part of camp and work on leadership skills throughout their camp experience: ™ Artistic Flare - Choose from an extensive library of options including mural painting, tie dye and tree carving ™ Digital Capture - Use technology to create, edit, and display weekly camp movies ™ Adventure Course - Develop leadership and team work skills ™ Archery Plus – Take your archery skills to the next level! You’ll create moving targets to put your skills to the test ™ Leadership skills for progression to staff – Learn how to be a positive role model through training opportunities.

For more information visit www.girlscoutsnv.org


Different Week - Different Theme at Camp Foxtail

WONDERLAND

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June 18th June 24th

June 25th July 1st

July 2nd July 8th

Week 1

Week 3

Week 2

PREHISTORIC

HUNGER GAMES

GIRLS CHOICE

July 16th July 22nd

July 23rd July 29th

July 30th August 5th

Week 5

Week 7

Week 6

SPACE

Week 4 July 9th July 15th

Theme week allows campers to dress up and have fun imagining the possibilities of their future. Make sure to send your girl to camp with her favorite themed outfit.

Volunteer at Camp Foxtail! Are you or someone you know interested in making a difference in the lives of campers? Camp Foxtail is open to volunteers! Camp Foxtail Volunteers are required to be registered members of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and pass a background check. If a parent or caregiver is volunteering during the same session as your girl, you will be paired with a different age level than your camper. To apply or for more information contact us: 702-385-3677 | customerservice@girlscouts.org www.girlscoutsnv.org

Volunteer Testimonial

Dear Flipper, Thank you for the amazing opportunity to volunteer and serve with your counselors at Camp Foxtail. I learned a lot more than I gave and have fabulous memories that will last a lifetime. It’s one thing to talk about how great Camp Foxtail is and what it does for the girls, but it’s another experience to actually be there, immersed in it, and to really see and feel how it all comes together. You’ve developed an amazing set of programming and an even more amazing camp staff! I received a lot of valuable feedback that helped me with both my interpersonal communication skills and my journey with Girl Scouts. Love, Renee “Sparkle”

62% of girls said they enjoyed outdoor activities alot. - More Than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences.

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Foxtail Overnight Camp Camp Foxtail sessions are divided into themes to suit every interest. Campfire, friendships, and outdoor exploration are all part of each campers experience. Girl choice opportunities are built into each campers session. Campers in the four and six day sessions select a “camp club” to join. Campers can choose archery, music, art, hiking, or media club!

Entering grades K-1 in the Fall

This summer we are offering camp experiences for Girl Scouts who are ready for an adventure! Camp Foxtail is the perfect place for your camper to make new friends, learn about nature, and build new skills.

Entering grades 2-3 in the Fall

Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. At Camp Foxtail, campers discover the outdoors and explore the magic of overnight camp in the comfort and safety of small cabin groups. Campers in the 4-day session earn a badge. Campers in the 6-day session earn a badge and a journey.

“I h a v e m e m o ri e ssoo fm a n y b u t m y fa v ocria m p , w a s d e fi n e ly te my c o u n se lo r,it“H a m ”. A n d , a ls o th e dance p a rt y !” - Camper in A sp e n 3 C a b in

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For more information visit www.girlscoutsnv.org


Foxtail Overnight Camp Entering grades 4-5 in the Fall

Immersed in the beauty of Mt. Charleston, campers make new friends and take on new challenges such as archery, slingshot or the adventure course! Campers in the 4-day session earn a badge. Campers in the 6-day session earn a badge and a journey.

Entering grades 6-8 in the Fall

Campers are surrounded by positive role models and are given the opportunity to discover the beauty and ruggedness of Camp Foxtail in an independent environment. Giving your girl the gift of camp allows her to make new friends and gain important leadership skills. Campers in the 4-day program earn a badge. Campers in the 6-day program earn a badge and a journey.

Ultimate Utah Outdoor Adventure

This girl only event is open to Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! This the perfect opportunity to white water raft, rappel, hike, and so much more while in the beauty of the Beehive State.

Date: June 13 – June 16 Price: $375 per girl Registration Deadline: May 13, 2017 Register: girlscoutsnv.org

“Camp life really is the best life, I can’t wait for campfire and to see the girls become independent women.” - “Flipper”, Vice President of Program and Property

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Foxtail Overnight Camp Entering grades 9-12 in the Fall

Camp Foxtail is the best place for your camper to enhance her leadership skills and bunk in an exclusive section of camp. In these sessions, campers are encouraged to seek opportunities for expanding their knowledge and skills, set challenging goals for themselves, and take appropriate risks – all while having fun and making memories!

New this year! Become a CIT3!

Do you have what it takes to become the next Camp Foxtail Director? Are you passionate about mentoring and leading young campers? The CIT3 program is for you! CIT3 Qualifications: CIT3’s must be 15-17 years of age. CIT3’s are required to have completed CIT1 and CIT2 at any camp. I’m ready to become a CIT3! How do I apply? Select a Camp Foxtail session you’d like to assist with. Schedule an interview with the Camp Foxtail Director by contacting council at 702-385-3677 or customerservice@girlscoutsnv.org

PRICE

$50 PER CIT3

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“Asteroid” Counselor in Training

“Bear, Nova, & Toff” Counselors in Training

“Bear” Counselor in Training


Family and Troop Camps at Camp Foxtail

With the guidance of our fully trained camp staff, your family or troop will experience traditional camp activities: Shoot a bow and arrow at the archery range, hike in the serenity of Mt. Charleston, and cook over an open fire! You’ll experience the magic of Camp Foxtail together. Transportation is not provided and campers must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

Hear From Some of Our Camp Staff: “I absolutely love Camp Foxtail because I love encouraging young women to spend time outdoors. I think it’s wonderful to come here and spend time away from the world. I will forever be a Girl Scout.”

“Honey” Third generation Camp Foxtail camper

“I love being a camp counselor because it’s a great way to step out of my comfort zone, especially in the gaga pit, get to know the girls, and improve my leadership skills.”

“Sunshine” Camp counselor from Australia

7 in 10 campers reported: “At camp, I did things I was afraid to do at first. - More Than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences.

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! Socks & underwear

OPTIONAL ITEMS

PERSONAL ITEMS

(2-4 pairs)

! 2 Sweatshirts (or athletic outfits)

! T-shirts

(no tank tops or spaghetti straps)

! Bandana or sun hat/knit hat ! Warm jacket & hoodies ! Waterproof raincoat with hood or poncho

PRICE

$20 EACH

! Travel games, cards, activity books ! Non-aerosol insect repellent ! “Itch & sting stick� for insect bites ! Family photo

(w/soap, toothbrush and toothpaste)

(for memories)

(flip flops)

! Journal

Available When You Register On-line

Campers love receiving mail and care packages while at camp! The Camp Foxtail Care Package* provides your Girl Scout some of the comforts of home. Care package consists of: bag, flashlight, water bottle, stuffed animal, and other fun camp items!

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! 1-2 Towels ! 1 Washcloth ! Wash kit

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! A warm sleeping bag with sack or plastic bag (for temperatures below 50 degrees)

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! Small pillow ! Flashlight and batteries ! Water bottle ! Laundry bag / pillow case for dirty clothes ! Backpack or daypack

! Shower shoes ! Personal hygiene items ! Baby wipes ! Sunglasses ! Sunscreen

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CHECK OFF EACH ITEM AS YOU PACK FOR CAMP!

Grand Cookie Club Girl Scouts who sell 1,000 or more boxes of cookies receive a free session at Camp Ducktail or Camp Foxtail!

For more information visit www.girlscoutsnv.org


Camp Quiz

Are You Ready for Summer Camp? Take this quiz to find out! Circle the answer that best describes how you feel and add up the total at the bottom of the page.

Do you enjoy sleeping outside and listening to the sounds of nature?

Yes Maybe No

Do you like to meet new people and interact with others, not just your best friends?

Yes Maybe No

Can you survive without TV, video games, a computer, cell phone and other technology?

Yes Maybe No

Do you enjoy staying overnight at a friend’s house?

Yes Maybe No

Could you walk to a nearby building to brush your teeth and use the restroom?

Yes Maybe No

Are you willing to help with Kapers Yes (camp chores) such as sweeping Maybe tents/cabins, setting tables, and No picking up trash?

Are you REALLY excited about going to camp?

Yes Maybe No

Total number of:

Yes x3 Maybe x2 No x1

And add it all together!

7-10 Total Points You will love attending day camp this summer at Camp Ducktail! Consider trying an overnight family or troop camp experience before joining us at Camp Foxtail next summer!

11-14 Total Points You might not be ready for a full week at Camp Foxtail yet, but we think the four day sessions are a perfect fit for you!

15-21 Total Points Based on your awesome score, you must be an experienced camper! Even if you’re not, you’re more than ready for a 6 day session at Camp Foxtail!

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“The fully trained staff have a passion for empowering young women and making a difference in the lives of campers.” - “Flipper”, Vice President of Program and Property

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Why Girl Scout Camp? We know you have a variety of summer camps and activities to choose from, that’s why we’ve made the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada camps so special. Backed by more than 40 years of experience and accredited by the American Camp Association, attending camp is an opportunity for girls to practice conflict resolution, learn teamwork and improve their communication skills, all in a supervised and collaborative environment.

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Where is Ducktail Day Camp held? The address for Ducktail Day Camp is 2941 E Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV, 89101.

Where is Foxtail Overnight Camp held? The address for Foxtail Overnight Camp is 5871 Lee Canyon Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124.

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How does camp handle unique dietary requirements? The kitchen staff will make every effort to meet dietary needs. Please help us be prepared by including your camper’s dietary needs on her health form. Camp Foxtail is “nut sensitive” meaning we do not serve tree nuts at any meals or snacks; however, some of our products have been processed in factories that also process tree, soy and other nut products.

What’s the weather like at Camp 8 Foxtail? The temperature at Camp What about girls with medication needs? Foxtail varies and can reach 85 Trained medical staff will work with your degrees during the day and 35 degrees camper’s medication needs at camp. Simply at night. Base camp is at 8500’ with record her medicine and dosage information the highest unit at 9000’. Plan to send on the health form. All medications must your camper with warm clothing for be in their original containers with dosage evenings. information attached. 9 Can I send mail to Foxtail Overnight What are the suggested funds to send Camp? Campers love receiving mail, with my camper to Camp Foxtail? The however due to the remote location recommended amount is no more than of camp, it takes a while for camp $25.00 per camper. Any remaining balance to receive mail. During our check-in process we encourage parents to prewill be refunded as Council Gift Shop credit write mail for their camper. This will and must be redeemed by then be delivered to girls on the day September 30, 2017. specified. 10

What if my girl wants to attend camp with a friend? While camp is a chance for girls to make new friends, we understand the importance of experiencing camp with a familiar buddy. We try our best to accommodate all buddy requests on a first come, first serve basis.

Are scholarships available? Camp Ducktail and Camp Foxtail scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. Contact the council office at 702-385-3677 or customerservice@girlscoutsnv.org for more information.

For more information visit www.girlscoutsnv.org


Registration Summer Camp Registration Ducktail Day Camp and Foxtail Overnight Camp registration will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be accepted until a program session is full. Online registration is encouraged, but if you require a paper registration please contact us at 702-385-3677 or stop by our council office and we will be happy to help you register.

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VISIT camp.girlscoutsnv.org for

more information and to register

FOLLOW the prompts on the page and enter the correct information. If you are having any issues please call us at 702-385-3677 or e-mail customerservice@girlscoutsnv.org

SUBMIT all forms online You will RECEIVE a full confirmation packet for each registration

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6 Day Session

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NEW IN 2016!

Campers attending the 6 day sessions at Camp Foxtail will return on Friday at 6:00pm with a Camp Staff presentation and meet and greet!

Camp Foxtail

Chit Chat

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Camp

Date: April 14th, 2017 Location: Council 2941 E. Harris Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89101 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM REGISTER ONLINE AT

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Open House

$5

Date: June 10th, 2017 Location: Camp Foxtail 5871 Lee Canyon Road Las Vegas, NV 89124 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM REGISTER ONLINE AT

FREE

GIRLSCOUTSNV.ORG Deadline: May 10th, 2017

*Transportation is not provided

80% of girls say camp was their #1 most memorable outdoor Girl Scout activity. - More Than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences.

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2941 East Harris Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89101

www.girlscoutsnv.org | 702-385-3677

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Ducktail Day Camp | Foxtail Overnight Camp | Family and Troop Camp

2017 Camp Brochure  

Check out the 2017 Camp Brochure for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada!