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2017 Girl Scouts of Nassau County has a CAMP experience for you...

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to the 2017 Girl Scouts of Nassau County Camp Guide. Camp is a place for girls to try new things and be themselves. Whether she is a first grader or going to be a senior in High School, Camp offers a summer full of fun, friends and new ways for your girl to shine! Camping doesn’t have to stop once summer is over, GSNC has ways to keep the fun going all year long. Opportunities are available throughout the year for both Troops and individual girls. So let’s get started!

CAMP BLUE BAY SLEEPAWAY is the perfect place for girls to explore their dreams, discover what they love and learn new skills that will last a lifetime! Enjoy water sports, swim in the bay, learn a new campfire song, play games or do a new craft. She will leave behind her dependency on electronic entertainment and find ways to reach out to others under the canvas of a tent or with a group in a Troop House. This year is going to be extra special, as we celebrate Camp Blue Bay’s 70th Anniversary.

SUMMER FUN DAY CAMP is held at Wantagh County Park in Nassau County. Our Day Camp

If you’re a former camper, you know firsthand the positive effects of the camp experience. However, if you’ve never had the opportunity to attend camp as a child, you may be wondering exactly what the benefits of camping are, and what your child will gain from the experience. Here are the top ten most important reasons to send your child to camp.

At camp, children: z Make true friends

gives your girl a place where she can make lifelong memories, meet new friends, and discover the pleasures of the outdoors while participating in a variety of activities/crafts including swimming daily.

z Explore nature

TRADITIONAL TROOP CAMPING and Girl Scout Troops make a perfect pairing. Add the

z Enjoy free time

scenic beauty of Camp Blue Bay and you have the perfect setting to discover the wonders of nature. With the help of outdoor trained adults, girls might learn how to cook in a box oven, enjoy a nature walk and work on badges set in the great outdoors.

z Gain independence

COUNCIL CAMP PROGRAMS are offered throughout the year at Camp Blue Bay for both individual girls and Troops. Designed to ease a girl and volunteer into the camping experience, they are offered to a particular level of Girl Scout based on a theme, badge or Journey, with the assistance of experienced volunteers. The possibilities are endless! Please review this guide and visit our website at www.gsnc.org for more detailed information and to find the experience that best fits you and your camper. We’re looking forward to a wonderful 2017! Questions about camp? Contact customercare@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550

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BENEFITS OF SUMMER CAMP

Laura Bissett-Carr Manager, Program & Outdoor Services Girl Scouts of Nassau County @ Camp Blue Bay BissettL@gsnc.org 631.604.2201

z Learn social skills

z Develop life-long skills z Unplug from technology z Gain resiliency z Experience success z Spend their day being physically active


Interested in Learning More? Camp Information Nights Meetings held at the Girl Scout Service Center will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from both Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh and Camp Blue Bay to learn more about our summer camp programs. Parents, bring along your daughter to learn about a typical day at camp and get answers to any questions you may have. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Monday, January 30, 2017 Monday, February 6, 2017 Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7:30-8:30pm Girl Scout Temporary Service Center 325 Duffy Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801

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Camp Blue Bay Open House – Meet the Summer Camp Director! Enjoy a drive with your family to East Hampton and visit our beautiful Camp Blue Bay. Learn more about our facility and summer camp programs; our Camp Director and volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have. Finally, take a self-guided tour of our camp grounds.

Summer Fun Day Camp Camp Blue Bay Summer Camp Camp Blue Bay Special Programs How To Register/Camp Policies Summer Adventures Troop Camping Council Programs Traditional Troop Camping Camp Gift

Saturday, May 6, 2017 or Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:00am–3:00pm

Arrange for a visit to Camp Blue Bay that works for you!

Camp Blue Bay 103 Flaggy Hole Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

We understand that not everyone’s schedule will work for the Open House to meet the Camp Director. Contact Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services, at the Camp Blue Bay Office to arrange a date and time that will work for you.

Register online at www.gsnc.org

BissettL@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201.

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Summer Fun Day Camp

Build lasting friendships at Wantagh Park, Wantagh, a traditional style day camp with activities planned around a special theme each week. Girls may register for as many weeks as they choose.

MORNINGS : Weekly Themed Sessions & Activities AFTERNOONS: Swimming

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2017 Summer Fun Sessions & Themes Girls Entering Grades 1-6

PLEASE NOTE: Each week girls participate in all camp activities i.e. swimming, games and crafts in addition to the themed activities for the week.

Weekly Themed Sessions

Session 1 (June 26–30)

June 27-August 18 9am-5pm (Extended care hours available 8:30 am to 5:30pm—$50 per week)

ALOHA SUMMER: Say “Aloha” to the school year as we embrace summer with Sand Art, Beach Ball Kickball, Limbo contests, and Lawn Games.

Typical Day Mornings begin with a flag ceremony and “circle time” games and songs. Activities such as arts & crafts, special guest appearances, games and songs to complement the weekly theme follow. Afternoon is pool time. • On-site Director • Ratio of 8 girls to one adult • Nassau County certified lifeguards supervise swimming • Rainy day sites & activities planned • Our staff is carefully screened and chosen for their talents and ability to work with children. All staff members are committed to the Girl Scout values of honesty, respect and responsibility k Multi-Wee Discount*

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4-8 Weeks

PRICING PER WEEK Girl Scout † $365 per wk $335 per wk $320 per wk $305 per wk

Non-Girl Scout $405 per wk $375 per wk $360 per wk $345 per wk

Extended care hours available 8:30am to 5:30pm—$50 per week † To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 6, 2017. *Must register for all weeks at the same time to utilize the multi-week discount. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.

Session 2 (July 5–7, CLOSED July 3-4*) EXPLORE THE WORLD: Go on a fantastic journey around the world. “Travel” to different places by learning games, crafts, and stories from all over the world! *Special 3 Day Session Fee: GS $220, Non-GS $245

Session 3 (July 10-14) FUN & FITNESS: Love to be active? You will be moving as you participate in an assortment of different sports, games and fitness activities.

Session 4 (July 17-21) MAD SCIENCE: Experiments you say? Let’s try a bunch: solar oven, tower building, and all kinds of slimy, gooey stuff. Maybe even make your own play dough.

Session 5 (July 24-28) WACKY SPORTS & GAMES: Do you like changing the rules a bit? Let’s go crazy, volleyball with multiple balls, crazy obstacle course, or newspaper baseball – bring your ideas too!

Session 6 (July 31-August 4) CHALLENGE WEEK: Are you good at solving mysteries? Riddles and puzzles? Let us try to stump you with an array of challenges throughout the week.

Session 7 (August 7-11) Reality Game Show Mania: We’ll enjoy Minute to Win It games, newspaper fashions for America’s Next Top Model, Name That Tune , and compete in Survivor games.

Session 8 (August 14-18) LET THE SHOW GO ON: Dance? Drama? Music? What’s your talent? Join with other campers to prepare for the talent show!

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Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway

Enjoy the great outdoors on 179 scenic acres in East Hampton, featuring Gardiner’s Bay beachfront and numerous hiking trails.

Girls Entering Grades 3-11

Typical Blue Bay Day A day in the Life of a Blue Bay Camper 7:15 am ...............Wake-up 7:50 am ..............Flag Ceremony 8:00 am..............Breakfast at the Dining Hall 9:00 am..............Activity Period* 10:30 am ............Activity Period* 12:30 pm ............Lunch 1:30 pm...............Rest Hour 2:30 pm ..............Activity Period* 4:00 pm .............Activity Period*

Girls Entering Grades 1-6 Try the Super Mini-Sampler

July 6 - August 17 One & Two-Week Sessions or More

Four days, three nights of fun See page 9 to learn more...

A Traditional Camping Experience • Platform Tents with Cots or Dormitory Style in Troop Houses* • Campfires & Cookouts • Nature Programs • Low Ropes Course • Songs & Games • Boating • Swimming • Arts & Crafts • On-site Director • 3 family-style meals plus snacks daily

• Modern Indoor Bathrooms • Minimum Ratio of 8 girls to one adult, exceeding NY State standards • 4 campers per tent • 8 tents to a unit, supervised by 4 to 5 counselors in 2 tents * Or Live Dormitory-Style Indoors 24 girls in 2 rooms with bathrooms and common area, supervised by 3 to 4 counselors in 2 rooms.

5:50 pm..............Flag Ceremony 6:00 pm .............Dinner 7:30 pm ..............Evening Activity** *Activities to include daily swimming, boating three times a week, arts & crafts, nature activities, cooking, songs, games and more. **Evening activities to include campfires, “all camp” programs, clubs and more.

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k Multi-Wee Discount*

PRICING PER WEEK

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 -6 Weeks Mini Session

Girl Scout † $660 per wk $610 per wk $585 per wk $560 per wk $485

Non-Girl Scout $700 per wk $650 per wk $625 per wk $600 per wk $525

†To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 6, 2017. * Must register for all weeks at the same time to utilize the multi-week discount. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.


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Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

July 6-13

July 13-20

July 20-27

July 27-Aug 3

Aug 3-10

Aug 10-17

PJs Party (House)

Wacky Water Fun

All the Fun (House)

Baking Fun (House)

All the Fun

Sports Galore

Crazy Science

Fun in the Sun

The Big Splash

She’s Crafty

Fun in the Sun (House)

Slumber Party (House)

Cooking Diva (House)

Fun in the Sun (House)

Girls Want Fun Night Owls (2-Week)

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Double the Fun (Two weeks) Outdoor Adventure

Fun in the Sun (House)

Fitness & Fun (House) Girls Want Fun

Girls Want Fun Adventure Awaits

Night Owls (2-Week)

Transportation Campers transported via deluxe motor coaches that leave from and return to Hofstra University in Hempstead. 7


C A M P B L U E B AY S E S S I O N D E S C R I P T I O N S GRADES 3-5 All the Fun General Session – Looking to discover what Camp Blue Bay has to offer? Then look no more, this session has a little bit of everything for you to experience. Your days will be filled with swimming, boating, cookouts, singing, games, arts & crafts and making new friends.

Sports Galore Everyone loves to be active...spend some extra time on the sports field enjoying a variety of Sports and Games. No need to worry, plenty of time to participate in everything else camp has to offer.

Baking Fun – Do you love sweet treats? Spend your week in the Troop House experimenting with a variety of baking recipes and try your hand at cake decorating. Plenty of time to enjoy all the other camp activities too!

PJs Party – Everyone loves a “PJ” Fashion Show – come along for a week in the Troop House to participate and have some fun. Play some games,

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do your hair and nails, make some fun snacks and still have time for all the other camp activities.

Wacky Water Fun – Spend some extra time at the bay swimming, fishing, building sand castles or playing games. Let’s not forget the creek for boating lessons and a special “floating” lunch. When it’s time to dry off get ready to enjoy all the other activities!

GRADES 6-8 Fun in the Sun (General Session) – Thinking you would like to try everything and not have to decide? This session includes a wonderful selection of activities; swimming, boating, cookouts, arts & crafts, sports and games. Experience the outdoors while meeting new friends.

Cooking Diva – Spend your week in the Troop House trying many different cooking methods inside and out. Cook with a Dutch oven, Crock Pot, Foil Packets, Box Oven or on a stick. During the week you will also enjoy all the other camp activities.

Crazy Science –

She’s Crafty –

Do you wonder how things work? What makes things go? Experiments, Experiments Galore! Have fun making things explode, fly and go, many made of funny slimy stuff. All while enjoying everything else camp has to offer.

Are you art smart? Do you love to create things? Maybe you want to paint, draw, sew, design jewelry and more. Then this is the session for you! Plenty of time for this and the rest of the camp activities too!

Double the Fun Perhaps one week of camp is not enough for you? This special TWO WEEK session will allow you to settle in and spend more time at camp. Get together on the first night with all your new friends and share what you like to do. Working with the staff, you will help to design a special program for the group. Many, many activities to choose from; swimming, boating, games, arts & crafts, nature activities, sleeping late or under the stars to name a few. As always there will be plenty of time to participate in all other traditional camp activities.

Outdoor AdventureBring along your sense of adventure to shoot an arrow, catch a fish, use a compass, tie knots and work as a team on the ropes course. Enjoy the sounds of nature and sleep under the stars.

The Big Splash Make a big splash during this action-packed week of water fun! Swimming, boating, snorkeling, fishing, and beach games await you. Don’t forget the crafts, sports, and nature activities too!

GRADES 9-11 (General Sessions) Girls like to have a say in what they do at camp; our ninth to eleventh grade program will allow them to do just that! No matter if she chooses Girls Just Want to Have Fun (one week session) or Night Owls (two week session); if she lives in a tent or a Troop House she will have choices. All sessions will start with a first night planning meeting to design a special program for the group as well as individual choices. Just think, the possibilities are endless; swimming, boating (dependent on swimming ability), night hikes,


Counselor-in-Training (CIT) (Continued from page 8) sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts & crafts, stargazing, sleeping under the stars. Can you think of any other adventures to suggest? And don’t forget there’s plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities – cookouts, campfires, singing, games and all camp programs.

Adventure Awaits – You have the energy, we have the activities! Archery, Project Adventure, ropes, fishing, gaga pit, paddleboards, sleeping under the stars, and anything else you want to do. Of course there is plenty of time for campfires, cook outs, crafts and sports too!

Fitness and Fun – Spend your week in the Troop House participating in a variety of fitness and fun activities, yoga, spa, paddleboards and fitness trail getting to know your fellow campers. Plenty of time to enjoy all the rest of the camp activities while you’re here.

Camp Blue Bay Mini Sessions Girls Entering 1-6 Perhaps a week at camp is too long or maybe you just want to give it a try! Then our mini sessions are just for you! Board the bus and enjoy four days and three nights of fun and adventure at Camp Blue Bay. Campers will stay indoors in a Troop House. Experience all we have to offer: swimming, boating, arts & crafts, games, and campfires are just a few of the many activities available. Cost: $485 Girl Scout $525 Non-Girl Scout

Super Mini Sessions

This two-week Counselor-In-Training for Ambassador Girl Scouts will allow you to complete an outdoor leadership course while observing and assisting counselors at camp. There will be time for training as well as an opportunity to work directly with younger campers. Participants will live in a tent unit and work together as part of the 2017 CIT Team. To be considered for this program, interested girls must complete the application process and have a personal interview. This training is limited to 12 participants. Who:

Individual Girl Scouts entering 11 or 12 grade Sept. 2017

Date: July 20-August 3, 2017 Place: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton Cost: $860 per Girl Scout $900 per Non-Girl Scout Apply: Contact Laura Bissett-Carr to request an application packet. BissettL@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201

July 17-20, 2017 Accommodations: Troop House August 7-10, 2017 Accommodations: Troop House

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP Exciting News for 2017! Online Summer Camp Registration! Opens February 6, 2017 In our continuing effort to provide the best possible experience for our campers and staff, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is expanding our partnership with CampDoc.com. CampDoc.com offers online registration in addition to our current electronic health record system for camp. Their system will help us consolidate and integrate camper registration and health information into a centralized and secure location. The security, confidentiality and privacy of your camper’s personal health information will always be protected. Only Girl Scouts of Nassau County camp health staff will have access to camper health information, and the CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted and password protected.

Once you sign up for a CampDoc.com account using the link on our website www.gsnc.org you will be able to register your camper, select a session and pay online. Once registered you will receive additional information about how to complete your camper’s health profile.

Health Information - Camp Blue Bay

We are excited to continually evolve, building safer, more productive and more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family! We can’t wait to see you this summer.

Cookie Credits - can be used towards

Financial Assistance -

Sibling Discount - Receive a $10 per session discount for each additional daughter attending camp.

If you need financial assistance and reside in Nassau County, please be sure to check the appropriate box during the registration process. Once registration is complete, information and an application will be sent to you. If the award granted does not meet your needs, your deposit will be returned to you.

and Summer Fun Campers are required to have a Health Examination Form including physical and immunization dates to be completed by a physician. Parents will need to upload the forms and complete a health history online using Campdoc.com.

camp by completing, signing and submitting the “Cookie Credit Redemption Form” available online at www.gsnc.org to the Camp Office.

Bring a Friend Rebate - Returning campers can register a friend for Girl Scout camp who has never attended before and receive a $25 rebate check. Rebate checks will be issued at the end of the summer.

CAMP POLICIES Expectations - A Camper Code of Conduct is included in the registration process. Please review the camp guidelines with your camper before registering, so everyone understands the expectations. Both parent/guardian and camper signatures are required on this document to register for camp. Note: Our camp is electronic free.

Refund Policy - The $50 per session deposit will not be refunded or transferred after camp registration is confirmed. The balance of the fee will be refunded only if the camper does not attend due to illness or injury that is confirmed by a physician’s letter.

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No refunds will be made if a camper cancels, arrives late, leaves early or does not attend the entire session for any reason. Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc., an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Agency, is a member of Long Island’s United Way, United Community Fund of Great Neck, and The Community Chest of Port Washington.

Questions about camp? Contact customercare@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550

Summer Fun Day Camp operates under a Children’s Camp Permit issued by the Nassau County Board of Health. Health Department inspection records are kept on file at the Nassau County Department of Health, 200 County Seat Dr, Mineola, NY 11501. Camp Blue Bay is American Camp Association Accredited and operates under a Children’s Camp Permit issued by the Suffolk County Department of Health. Health Department inspection records are on file at the Suffolk County Department of Health, 360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2A, Yaphank, NY 11980.


CAMP BLUE BAY SUMMER ADVENTURES TROOP CAMPING “A program designed especially for your Troop!” Feel a little nervous about camping? Not sure it’s your “thing,” but, your Troop is excited and the girls would love to camp together in the summer time? Not to worry, we have the solution. Summer Adventures allows your Troop to take advantage of the activities offered at summer camp, including swimming, boating, nature, arts & crafts, campfires and more. We make it easy. Once registered, we will design a program especially for your Troop. Troops only need to have one adult per each 8 girls attending and no training is required. When you arrive, a summer staff member will greet you, assist your group in settling in and be with you throughout your stay to guide you through the activities. No need to worry about food; all meals will be served in the Dining Hall. Accommodations are in tents (4 girls per tent) or dormitory style indoors (12 girls to a room) Who: Girl Scout Troops Brownie – Ambassador One adult needed for each eight girls No training required

Available Weekends (Friday-Sunday): July 7-9

Tents

July 14-16

Troop House or Tents

July 21-23

Tents

July 28-30

Tents

Aug 4-6

Troop House or Tents

Aug 11-13

Troop House or Tents

Available Mid-Week (Monday-Wednesday):

Tentative Schedule DAY 1 4:00pm

July 10-12

Tents

July 17-19

Tents

July 24-26

Tents

July 31-Aug 2

Tents

DAY 2

Aug 7-9

Tents

8:00am 9:00am

Cost: $100 per person $25 per person non-refundable deposit required to register. Balance due June 1, 2017. Registration: Will be on a first-come first-served basis by submitting the required non-refundable deposit and Summer Adventures Troop Camping Registration form found on our website at www.gsnc.org

5:00pm 6:00pm 8:00pm

12:30pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 6:00pm 8:00pm

Arrive, Check in & Move into Unit Welcome and Orientation Dinner Evening Activity

Breakfast Program Activities & Swimming Lunch Trading Post Program Activities & Boating Dinner Campfire & S’mores

DAY 3 8:00am 9:00am 11:00am

Breakfast Program Activities Depart

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Council Camp Programs No training required – All meals provided! Experiencing the outdoors can be easy and fun! Thanks to our many dedicated volunteers, our Council camp programs are just that!

Camp Blue Bay Work & Fun Weekend April 7-9, 2017 Camp Blue Bay always needs loving care! Be part of maintaining and improving our beloved camp while enjoying a weekend in the outdoors. Open to Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Troops with appropriate coverage and Individual Adult Volunteers. No camp training required. Weekend projects to include clearing paths, spreading wood chips and other assorted projects. Come for the day or stay for the weekend. Each group will be required to volunteer for at least one morning or afternoon shift on Saturday to help keep our camp clean and beautiful. The rest of the weekend is yours to enjoy as a Troop. Cost: $20 per person to cover the cost of meals and snacks (Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Breakfast Included)

Individual Girl Opportunities– includes transportation from the Girl Scout Service Center to camp and back– we provide the volunteers. Troop Opportunities– you provide the girls and adult coverage– we will do the rest! Parent/Child Overnights– are for just you and your daughter(s). There are always new programs being offered, to the right are sample programs, some are accepting registrations now while others are a save the date for the future. Be sure to visit www.gsnc.org often for the most up-to-date list and registration information.

Parent/Child Overnight Save the Date August 26-27, 2017 or September 9-10, 2017 If you and your daughter(s) cherish quality time together, this is the perfect opportunity for you. At the Parent/Child Overnight, you may choose to take part in a variety of planned camp activities, enjoy a local attraction or just relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of East Hampton. Bring along your lunch for Saturday. Dinner, evening snack and Sunday breakfast will be served in the Dining Hall. The event can accommodate up to 200 people in platform tents. Limited indoor space (dormitory style Troop Houses) available upon request. Who: All registered GSNC girls with a parent/guardian.

Interested? Go to www.gsnc.org for more information, instructions and to download a registration form.

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Cost: $30.00 per person Registration will open April 15, 2017


Camp Blue Bay 70th Anniversary Troop Camping Weekend

Camp Blue Bay Fall Adult Weekend “Craft, Laugh and Learn”

September 15-17, 2017 Brownie – Ambassador Troops

October 13-15, 2017

Do you love a great party? We have a great weekend party planned to celebrate Camp Blue Bay turning 70. Troops can choose to come for the weekend or join us for the day on Saturday. A variety of activities are being planned to enjoy the outdoor surroundings and learn more about the history of Camp Blue Bay. Saturday will include a barbeque lunch on the sports field. No training required for adults, but we ask that you limit the number of adults attending with the group as per Safety Activity Checkpoints, to allow as many girls to attend as possible. Indoor space and tents will be assigned based on the number of people in your group. Troops will be expected to share sites. Who: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops Cost: $50 per person for weekend participants (cost includes Saturday breakfast, BBQ lunch, dinner and evening snack, Sunday breakfast and all activity supplies) $25 per person for Saturday only participants (cost includes Saturday BBQ lunch and all activity supplies) Registration will open May 15, 2017

Looking for something fun to do on a fall weekend? We have something very special planned for you at Camp Blue Bay! A chance to gather with Girl Scout friends old and new, take a walk on the beach or just enjoy relaxing outdoors. A variety of workshops are being planned for you to choose from throughout the day Saturday; some might be just for you, others will give you ideas for your Troop. Choose to arrive Friday night or Saturday morning for the weekend or join us for the day Saturday. Accommodations indoors in a Troop House or tent available on a first come, first served basis at time of registration. This event will not be offered again until Fall 2019, so be sure to put it on your calendar. Who: Adults Cost: $65 per person for weekend Registered Girl Scout Adult $90 per person for weekend Non-Girl Scout Adult (cost includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack, Sunday breakfast and all activity supplies) $40 per person for Saturday only Registered Girl Scout Adult $65 per person for Saturday only Non-Girl Scout Adult (cost includes Saturday lunch and all activity supplies) Registration will open May 15, 2017

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Troop Camping Troop Camping has been part of the Girl Scout Experience since its inception. Camping is fun and a great way to build new skills and develop a deeper appreciation for nature with your friends. Traditional Troop Camping is planned and carried out by a group of girls and their camp trained volunteers/Leaders. Girls help to decide what activities they want to do, what they want to eat and what new skills or adventures they want to try while at camp. Registration is ongoing by season. Tent units and Troop Houses are available spring and fall; Troop Houses are also available in the winter. To check availability and download a Troop Camping Application, visit www.gsnc.org.

Outdoor Training for Adults

is provided to help Girl Scout volunteers prepare themselves and the girls to enjoy outdoor experiences together. Training will introduce progression in the out-of-doors, review camp facilities and provide basic skills for outdoor program. Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic adults, girls may take their first hike, build their first campfire and sleep under the stars for the first time. This training is required for a Troop to participate in Traditional Troop Camping at Camp Blue Bay. For more information and to register for this training visit www.gsnc.org.

Camp Blue Bay Showcase & Information Night for Troop Leaders (Adults) Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Girl Scout Temporary Service Center 325 Duffy Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801 Have you wondered what Camp Blue Bay is like? Join us for the evening to learn all you need to know about Camp Blue Bay! To register go to www.gsnc.org

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Sample topics to be covered: ⚬ Traditional Troop Camping, what it takes, what training is required ⚬ Program Weekends, what’s offered and when ⚬ Program equipment available for use while at camp ⚬ Rental Equipment Sets, what are they, how to arrange to use them ⚬ Badge and Journey in a weekend kits – what’s available


Camp Gift Why not send your camper a great big cozy hug with our newest camp gift ... this year’s Camp Blue Bay Sweatshirt. Let this soft fleece sweatshirt wrap her in the warmth of your love. Blue Bay Crew Neck Sweatshirt • Classic pullover in Navy Blue • Camp Blue Bay Emblem on front, Latitude and Longitude on back • Available in youth and adult sizes $20.00 Look for the order form in your 2017 Camp Blue Bay confirmation packet.

For more ordering information go to www.gsnc.org or visit the shop.

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Celebrating our 70th Anniversary... “My daughter came home happy and tired. Counselors were wonderful.” – Summer Fun Parent z “I don’t have words. It was AWESOME.” – Blue Bay Camper z “Camp Blue Bay is my happy place!” – Blue Bay Camper z “I really like the pool and the friends I made.”– Summer Fun Camper z “My daughter had an amazing time at Camp Blue Bay and wants to return every year!”–Blue Bay Parent

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