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CAMPS 2021

Registration opens February 25 at noon

Day Camp by Community

GSWISE Day Camp

Alice Chester Overnight Camp

CampHERO Career Camp

Girls in grades K4–12

Girls in grades K4–12

Girls in grades 1–12

Girls in grades 8–12

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pages 12–13

pages 14–19

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Table of Contents 3

Who Can Be a Girl Scout

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GSWISE Properties

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Camp FAQs

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Camp like a G.I.R.L.

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How to Register for Camp

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Day Camps by Community

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GSWISE Day Camp

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp

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Camper Quiz

21 CampHERO All photos were taken prior to COVID-19

Summer CAMPS Experiences for Every Girl At Girl Scouts, girls find a safe space where they are free to be themselves, giving her a summer home away from home! Many Girl Scouts report that camp was one of the best things about their Girl Scout experience. Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun in a supportive all-girl, girl-led environment.

What will she choose to do this summer? Review our camp options with your girl, then visit gswise.org to learn more and sign her up! Volunteers make camp possible. You can go to camp with her! Visit pages 10-11 for Day Camps by Community volunteer opportunities.

Camp Questions customercare@gswise.org 800-565-4475

Which camp is right for your girl?

Day Camps by Community Five-day sessions in the great outdoors in communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Run by Girl Scout adult volunteers and led by teens, girls can attend by themselves, with a friend or two, or with her troop; you can volunteer to go to camp with her for a day!

GSWISE Day Camp Experience the adventure of camp during the day, while returning to the comforts of home at night. This is a great opportunity to explore new interests! Sessions are five days and located in East Troy.

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Sessions are five or more nights and each has a special focus. Camp Alice Chester is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true! Girls sleep in a troop house, A-frame cabin, or platform tent. Located in East Troy.

CampHERO A weeklong camp focused on careers as a first responder – law enforcement, fire suppression, and emergency medicine. Girls work alongside the professionals at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Oak Creek campus during the day and spend their nights indoor camping at Trefoil Oaks Program Center in Kenosha.

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Girl Scout Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Who Can Be a Girl Scout? Membership is available to any girl in grades K5-12 who accepts the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law. Girls shall not be denied admission to any troop or group because of race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, health status, socio-economic/public status, or national origin. Women and men, 18 years or older, may join as adult members by accepting the principles of the organization. This Girl Scout membership year is from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021. To ensure safety for all members, adults who volunteer to work directly with girls must be registered members and pass a background check. Upon registration, members are automatically covered under the basic GSUSA insurance plan.

Girl Membership $50 per girl All non-Girl Scout members will pay a $50 membership registration. Keep the Girl Scout fun going all year long! We can connect you to a troop, or you can join as an Individually Registered Member (IRM). Need help taking the next step on your Girl Scout journey? Contact us at customercare@gswise.org or call 800-565-4475.

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.

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.

Adult Membership $25 per adult Volunteer to join her on her Girl Scout adventures! Whether you can give a few hours, weeks, months, or more, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun. Financial assistance is available. For more information, please see page 7.

Girl Scout grade levels: Daisies: Grades K5-1 Brownies: Grades 2-3 Juniors: Grades 4-5

Questions? Contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or

Cadettes: Grades 6-8

customercare@gswise.org.

Seniors: Grades 9-10 Ambassadors: Grades 11-12

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Camp and Council Properties A A operated by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast A

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C Program Centers C

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Camp Alice Chester (CAC) N8651 Townline Road, East Troy

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Chinook Program Center (CPC) S62W24528 Townline Road, Waukesha

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C C C

Fowler Troop House (FTH)

D D B D

Camp Silver Brook (CSB)

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Trefoil Oaks Program Center (TFOPC)

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Membership Centers

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C C

A B

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2561 W. Decorah Road, West Bend

3901 First Street (County Road KR), Kenosha

Racine Center

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C

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5801 Washington Avenue (Hwy 20), Suite 200, Mount Pleasant

Service Centers

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Marion Chester Read Service Center (MCRSC)

D B A

438 N. Oakwood Avenue, Oconomowoc fowlertroophouse@gmail.com

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131 S. 69th Street, Milwaukee

Woodhaven Service Center (WHSC) 2303 37th Street, Kenosha

C B D C E D

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Camp FAQs Who can attend Girl Scout camp?

Can my camper bring a cell phone?

Camp is open to all girls in grades K5-12. Some camps are open to girls in grade K4, others have entering grade requirements or prerequisites which must be met to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all campers.

No. Our camps are unplugged to let girls connect with nature, others, and themselves. The camp director will contact parents if a camper has a medical problem, is excessively homesick, or has an emergency.

My camper is not a Girl Scout member but would like to attend camp. Can she attend and are there additional fees?

Is my camper ready for camp?

Girl Scout camps are open to all girls. Girls who are not members of Girl Scouts will pay an additional $50 membership registration. This allows her to participate in Girl Scout activities through September 30, 2021.

When can I register my camper? Registration opens Thursday, February 25 at noon.

What if my girl has special needs? We are dedicated to serving all girls at camp and can accommodate most campers. Contact the camp director to learn how we can work with you to make her camp experience a success.

Can my camper attend with a friend? Yes! Alice Chester Overnight Camp, CampHERO, and GSWISE Day Camp can place campers with buddies. Buddies must be in the same age group and register for the same session. Both buddies should request the other’s name during registration.

Who are the camp staff and volunteers? We select talented, experienced, caring adults to serve as role models and caretakers. They are selected because they have a genuine desire to work with girls and are trained in areas such as: first aid and CPR; emergency procedures; child development; working through homesickness; team building; and more.

How is my child safe? Your camper’s safety is our number one priority. We follow state licensing, ACA accreditation and Girl Scout safety standards which include, but are not limited to: • • •

Background checks for all adult camp staff and volunteers Certified lifeguards, health supervisors, and high-risk activity instructors Training for all staff and volunteers to ensure your camper’s physical and emotional well-being

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Yes! At both day and overnight camp, she’ll be paired with girls her own age, participating in activities appropriate for her level of camp experience. She’ll create memories that will last a lifetime and stories she’ll look forward to sharing with you. If you’re considering camp for the first time, try Day Camps by Community and you can sign up to volunteer and spend the day at camp with her! Check out the camper quiz on page 20 to find the perfect fit for your girl.

How do I access camp confirmations? For Alice Chester Overnight Camp, CampHERO, and GSWISE Day Camp, confirmations are available in your CampMinder account. Day Camps by Community confirmations will be emailed by the camp directors 2 weeks before the camp session begins.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions During these challenging times summer camp is more beneficial than ever. The safety of our campers, staff, and volunteers is paramount. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Camp Association and our local and state health departments we have a proactive plan in place to keep camp as safe as possible. Some of our precautions include moving activities outdoors (weather permitting), increased handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, mask wearing, updated food/meal procedures, and keeping campers in unit cohort(s) to limit possible crosscontamination. We will continue to monitor and adapt our practices and share this information with parents, before and during camp.

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Camp like a G.I.R.L. Camp Standards

Virtual Camp Information Sessions

In addition to meeting the established standards for health, safety, program, and personnel criteria set by federal, state, and local governments, our camps meet the standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA. Camp Alice Chester and Camp Silver Brook are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), a national organization and industry leader that sets high standards for the health and safety of campers and staff, and the delivery of quality programs.

Never sent your girl to camp? Meet the camp director virtually for GSWISE Day Camp and Alice Chester Overnight Camp and the Senior Director of Camp for Day Camps by Community to get your questions answered. To register, visit the camp section of our website at gswise.org/Camp. Monday, March 22 • 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 18 • 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Important Dates February 25 Camp registration opens at noon May 3

Camp discount deadline

June 1

Auto charge camp balance due

Leadership in the Outdoors Girls discover a whole new world of activities at Girl Scout camp – swimming freely in lakes, working together to steer a canoe, practicing the perfect shot in archery, exploring nature during an afternoon hike, learning to cook over a fire, and cheering on friends as they challenge themselves to try new things. Girls strengthen their skills and grow their passion for environmental stewardship through our outdoor leadership programming. When a girl goes to camp…

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She will grow in self-confidence and know that her voice counts;

She will support others and be supported;

She will increase her circle of friends, lead a group, follow others, compromise, and make decisions for herself;

She will create a community that values differences;

She will discover her summer self.

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How to Register for Camp Camp Discount

Camp Cancellations/Refund Policy

Save $25 by registering for any camp on or before Monday, May 3.

Camp Deposits $25 for Day Camp / $50 for Overnight Camp Camp Deposits are Non-Refundable, Unless Otherwise Noted

How to Register for Camp Sessions You will be able to register starting Thursday, February 25 at noon. Ensure your browser is updated. Mozilla, Firefox or Google Chrome are recommended. While CampMinder is compatible with mobile devices, iPads, or tablets, the smaller devices are harder to use due to the large amount of information requested. 1. Go to gswise.org/Camp. 2. Click the link to CampMinder. IMPORTANT! Each girl, adult, boy, or peewee must have their own Participant Profile in CampMinder.

Timeframe

Policy

Up to 4 weeks prior to Camp Session Start Date

Cancellations can be transferred to another camp/session or a refund for the amount paid minus the deposit, will be issued. Allow two weeks for refund processing and receipt.

2-4 weeks before Camp Session Start Date

Cancellations can be transferred to another camp/session. A refund for the amount paid minus the deposit is only allowed in the following circumstances: • Medical reasons, including COVID-19 • Mandatory summer school • A death or critical illness (immediate family) • Family moves out of the area

Less than two weeks prior to the Camp Session Start Date or during the Camp Session

A pro-rated (based on days missed) refund, transfer or credit will be issued if your camper is required to quarantine as per the health department because of a positive or possible COVID-19 case.

Camp Session is Full

Full refunds will be issued, including camp deposit. Allow two weeks for refund processing and receipt.

Waitlists Go to camp with your Girl Scout! Many Day Camps by Community need an adult to register to volunteer for one day before they can register their camper(s). This ensures that there will be enough adult coverage provided for girls. If a session is filled, you will be able to put your camper on a waitlist to be contacted if a spot opens up.

Questions? Contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or customercare@gswise.org for assistance. Camp Payment Options

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• You can reserve a spot by paying in full OR paying the minimum deposit required: which is $25 for Day Camps or $50 for Overnight Camp. All camp balances will be automatically charged on June 1.

Cancelled by the Council

• You can use Program Activity Credits (PACs) toward the session fee. PACs cannot be used to pay for camp deposits. (Girls earn PACs by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program or Fall Nut Program.) PACs earned during the 2019 Fall Nut Program or 2020 Cookie Program have an extended deadline of September 30, 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Spring Virtual Camps

• Camp registrations received after June 1, if not paid in full at time of registration, will automatically be charged two weeks prior to the session. • You can apply for financial assistance, if needed. Financial assistance is available for families who qualify. Pay the required, minimum deposit and request financial assistance in CampMinder. You will receive a form via email. It must be completed to process your financial assistance request.

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Save the Date(s)! We look forward to sharing further details with our members in our upcoming program emails! For now, take a peek at what we have to offer this spring break! Space Science – Explore our planets, the moon, and space as you earn your Space Science badge. • April 5-9, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Grades K5-5) Health in Action – Explore living a heart healthy lifestyle with fun activities and earn the Health in Action participation patch. • April 5-8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades K5-5) • April 5-8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Grades 6-8)

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Day Camps by Community

Wands & Wizards: The Magic of Camp Unleash your inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risktaker, leader)™ and join us for summer adventure inspired by our theme­— Wands & Wizards: The Magic of Camp! Each team of Girl Scout volunteers and teens is ready to ignite her curiosity as she takes part in this beloved summer tradition. She’ll keep cool with water fun, explore nature, get creative with art projects, and challenge herself as she learns new outdoor skills. In our girl-led, girl-only environment she’ll feel comfortable trying new things and empowered to take the lead. Day Camps are held for five days at Camp Alice Chester, Camp Silver Brook, Chinook Program Center, or Trefoil Oaks Program Center for communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Each is run by adult volunteers and led by teens. Activities are progressive so girls can continue to learn new skills as they grow!

What new skills will she learn? Activities become more challenging as girls grow! Whether it’s her very first time at camp or she’s a seasoned pro, at a Day Camps by Community she is on the path to becoming a Master of the Outdoors. An example of our skill progression: To teach targeting skills, Girl Scout Daisies or Brownies may learn how to use sling shots; Girl Scout Brownies or Juniors may learn how to target the bullseye with bows and arrows; and older Girl Scouts may perfect their skills with hatchet throwing.

Day Camps by Community Locations (See map on page 4) Each camp is owned by GSWISE and maintained by GSWISE staff. Camps feature a mix of buildings, outdoor shelters, forests, and open spaces. Camp Alice Chester (CAC) East Troy Camp Silver Brook (CSB) West Bend Chinook Program Center (CPC) Waukesha Trefoil Oaks Program Center (TFOPC) Kenosha

Senior Director of Camp Lori “Shades” Kasun lkasun@gswise.org 414-443-3965

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Day Camps

Camper grades listed are for current 2020-2021 school year.

by Community

General information

Keeping camp safe

Campers in grades K4–6:

Each camp has a health supervisor on staff all day and a first aider for each overnight.

Fee includes a T-shirt, patch, busing, programming, and some meals/snacks. Only some camps allow girls in K4 to attend camp as a camper. Check your specific camps web site for age requirements. Program Aides (PAs)/Counselors-in-Training (CITs) girls in grades 7–12:

Swimming and boating activities are supervised by trained, certified lifeguards. Archery instructors are trained and certified by national archery organizations. Camps are licensed and inspected by state health inspectors.

Do not pay a camp fee. They do receive the patch, busing, and some meals/snacks.

Weather is monitored, and plans are in place for heat, storms, and emergencies.

Overnights: Each camp offers overnight/late stay options for girls in grades 3 and up. $15 per overnight/late stay.

Camp directors are volunteers and trained in child development, leadership development, emergency procedures, Girl Scout programming, outdoor skills, and more.

Peewees (ages 3–5) and boys (ages 6–12): $15 per day, can only attend on the day the parent volunteers at camp. Qualifications vary for each camp, see gswise.org> Camp>Day Camp>Day Camp by Community for details. Please make sure the child is ready to be away from the adult and spend a day at camp.

Teen Girl Scouts Needed!

Adult Volunteers:

Bonus: You can earn 35+ service hours in one week!

Do not pay a camp fee. Receive the patch (if desired), busing, and some meals/snacks. Each adult volunteer on site must be a registered Girl Scout and have a completed background check.

How you will help:

Pricing information • $130 on or before May 3 • $155 May 4 – date set by camp (check gswise.org>Camp>Day Camp> Day Camp by Community for registration deadlines) • $180 late registration (if available) up to one week prior to the session start date *Registration Deadlines Please note that late registration varies for each camp and can only be taken if space and adult coverage allows. For additional details on: • • • • • • •

busing locations registration end dates overnights peewee and boy availability volunteer orientation dates special theme days and more, check out gswise.org>Camp>Day Camp> Day Camp by Community>Camp Session Name

Teen Girl Scouts encourage younger campers to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. We’ll give you the training you need to become a role model for younger Girl Scouts.

Program Aide-in-Training (PAIT) Girls in grade 6: See what being a PA is all about as you shadow the Program Aides and try leading younger campers in activities. PAITs pay camper fee. Program Aide (PA) Girls in grades 7–8: Lead younger campers as you become a leader. Work with an adult mentor to fine-tune your skills. Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Girls in grades 9–12: Master your skills by leading activities or a unit. PAs and CITs do not pay the session fee, but do pay a fee for any overnights. How teen Girl Scouts sign up: Step 1: Make sure you are a registered Girl Scout or register as a Girl Scout during camp registration. Step 2: Register for your camp session. Step 3: Attend PA core training or CIT training if you haven’t already. Step 4: Attend camp training.

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Day Camps by Community

Volunteers! You Make Day Camps by Community Possible Adults from each family network are needed to volunteer one (or more!) days For each day of camp, one adult is needed for every five to eight girls to follow girl to adult ratio. That means adults from each family and/or troop are needed to volunteer one or more days to make camp happen.

What does my day look like when I volunteer? Show up ready for fun! You will be assigned to be part of a unit or at an activity station with other adults, CITs, and PAs. You will be given a schedule, map of camp, and resource binder. The CITs and PAs know their way around camp and will help lead activities and get you where you need to be. Your time will be spent: • assisting girls in getting to activities on-time • making sure everyone is included

Trade a day at work for a day with your girl! You know how quickly girls grow up! Spend a day or two (or five) volunteering at camp and make memories that will last a lifetime. Volunteer or find volunteers from your personal network. Recruit aunts, uncles, grandparents, college students, past campers, and friends. How to Register to Volunteer Step 1: Register as a member of Girl Scouts at gswise.org and complete an online background check. Step 2: Register for the camp session she will attend. Go to gswise.org/camp. Adults who are not already a registered member will need to pay the $25 membership fee. The membership is good through October 1, 2021 and includes your background check and Girl Scout insurance while participating at camp, in events, or with your troop.

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• helping girls make new friends • encouraging girls as they try new activities You don’t need to be an experienced camper, you just need to want to help girls enjoy camp and be successful. And of course, we want you to have fun too! All camps offer an orientation for volunteers. We want to make sure you feel comfortable when you are at camp and we will answer all of your questions before your camp begins. Troop co-leaders: volunteering gives you a chance to learn new skills to use with your troop during the school year. Plus, you’ll learn lots of songs, games, and skills the girls can enjoy at troop meetings. Parents and family members: volunteering gives you special time with your camper to watch her independence and skills blossom.

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Day Camps

by Community at a glance School District/ Busing Area Arrowhead

Camp Session Arrowhead

Location Chinook Program Center

Dates July 26-30

Session Time Monday–Thursday 1:00-7:30 p.m. Friday 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Bayview, Cudahy, Milwaukee, St. Francis, West Allis-West Milwaukee

South Shore, Wise Girls

Camp Silver Brook

June 21-25

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Big Bend, MuskegoNorway, Waterford

Sun Lakes

Camp Alice Chester

August 2-6

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Eagle, East Troy, Mukwonago

Woodland Trails

Chinook Program Center

July 19-23

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Elmbrook

Whispering Trails: June

Chinook Program Center

June 14-18

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Whispering Trails: July

Camp Silver Brook

June 28-July2

9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Erin, Germantown, Holy Hill Northern Lights

Camp Silver Brook

August 9-13

9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Hartford, Slinger, Allenton

Glacier Hills

Camp Silver Brook

July 19-23

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Kenosha, Racine

Belles of the Lake

Trefoil Oaks Program Center July 12-16

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friends Forward

Camp Alice Chester

August 16-20

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Kenosha West

Chinook Program Center

July 12-16

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Kettle Moraine

Alpha Moraine

Camp Alice Chester

August 9-13

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Menomonee Falls, Pewaukee

River Valley, Enchanted Waters

Camp Silver Brook

August 2-6

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

New Berlin, West Allis– West Milwaukee

Sunny Trails, Wise Girls

Camp Silver Brook

July 26-30

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Oconomowoc

Lakeland

Chinook Program Center

June 21-25

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

West Bend, Sussex-Hamilton

Rising Stars, Meadow Springs

Camp Silver Brook

June 14-18

12:00-7:30 p.m.

Waukesha

Indian Springs

Chinook Program Center

August 2-6

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Prairie Hill

Camp Alice Chester

June 14-18

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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GSWISE Day Camp Sessions at GSWISE Day Camp in East Troy, are five days and focused on four themes: Outdoor Adventure, The Arts, Sports and Games, and STEM— a great opportunity to explore new interests! Our trained staff will guide your girl in engaging activities with hands-on learning.  Campers will build their courage and confidence while building friendships with Girl Scouts who share similar interests. Girls can now seek challenges with our new badge centered programming! Badges are an outward recognition of inward growth the Girl Scout way and are a great way for her to explore her interests, learn new skills, and show the world what she’s accomplished. Each week, every girl will earn a badge based on the week's theme. Girls can also earn the “Be a sister to every Girl Scout” petal (Daisies) or the Girl Scout Way badge (Brownies-Cadettes). Within each weekly theme, activities become more challenging as she gets older. In addition to earning badges, camp traditions (swimming, boating, target sports, hiking, songs and games, outdoor cooking and climbing the rock wall) will be part of every girls’ experience. Campers are supported by our fully trained staff whose focus is ensuring each girl has the best experience possible. Staff are trained to help girls challenge themselves as they try new activities, expand their friendship circles and become active members of the camp community.

A typical day at GSWISE Day Camp 9:00 a.m. Campers arrive/ Opening Flag Ceremony 9:45 a.m. Camp programming 12:00 p.m. Lunch 12:45 p.m. Camp programming 3:45 p.m. Closing Flag Ceremony 4:00 p.m. Campers depart

Camp Director Chris “Lemme” Friedl cfriedl@gswise.org 414-443-3912

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Camper grades listed are for current 2020-2021 school year.

GSWISE Day Camp at a glance

Transportation (Optional)

Four themes of GSWISE Day Camp

Busing is offered throughout Milwaukee County. Indicate your desired bus stop during registration. Pick up and drop off locations are listed below.

Campers in grades K4–6

Bus Fee: $55 for 5-day sessions Bus Route: Green

Fee: 5-day sessions are $200 on or before May 3; $225 after May 3 until two weeks before camp. Busing is an additional $55. Fee includes a T-shirt, badge, patch, programming, and a daily snack.

Roosevelt Elementary School

Wauwatosa

7:20 a.m. 5:40 p.m.

The Arts: July 12 – 16

Mayfair Mall

Milwaukee

7:40 a.m. 5:20 p.m.

Explore your creative side! The week focuses on the creative arts – theatre, music, and dance.

Marion Chester Read Service Center

Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

St. Matthias Catholic Parish

Milwaukee

8:20 a.m. 4:40 p.m.

Pick ’n Save (250 West Holt Ave.)

Milwaukee

7:20 a.m. 5:40 p.m.

College Ave. Park and Ride

Milwaukee

7:40 a.m. 5:20 p.m.

Greendale High School

Greendale

8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Bus Route: Blue

Hales Corners Park and Ride Hales Corners 8:20 a.m. 4:40 p.m.

Older Girl Scouts Needed! Teen Girl Scouts encourage younger campers to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. We’ll give you the training you need to become a role model for younger Girl Scouts. Bonus: You can earn 35+ service hours in one week! How you will help: Program Aide-In-Training (PAIT) Girls in grade 6: Complete Program Aide Training, shadow the Program Aides and try leading younger campers in activities. Girls pay the camper fee. Week 5: July 26-30.

Sports and Games: July 19 – 23 Get active and keep moving as you try all sorts of games and life sports. STEM—Week 1: June 21 – 25 Figure out how things work as you create potions and explosions using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fun! STEM—Week 2: July 26 – 30 Create engineering marvels using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fun! Outdoor Explorations: June 28 – July 2 Build your outdoor skills as you explore Camp Alice Chester and the animals and plants that live there.

Program Aide (PA) Girls in grades 7–8: Lead younger campers as you become a leader. Work with an adult mentor to fine-tune your skills. Offered during all sessions. No fee. Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Girls in grades 9–12: Master your skills by leading activities or a unit. Offered during all sessions. No fee.

PA/CIT Training Training is MANDATORY EACH YEAR and must be taken before participating in camp. Register at gswise.org>MyGS>Find Events. ALL PAs/CITs Fee: $10 1 – Saturday, June 5, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. gswise.org • 800-565-4475

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Camp Alice Chester overnight camp

Sign up for summer adventures! Camp Alice Chester overnight camp sessions are five, or more nights and each has a special focus. Girls sleep in a troop house, A-frame cabin, or platform tent. Horse programs, leadership programs, and adventure trips away from camp are offered. Your girl will discover her summer self at Camp Alice Chester. She’ll channel her inner G.I.R.L. as she explores a wide range of camp activities including hiking, games, crafts, archery, swimming, boating, climbing the rock wall, and gathering with her Girl Scout sisters to sing around the campfire. While she’s having fun, trained staff are helping your girl develop her leadership skills, increase her independence, and connect with nature and the people around her. Discover Alice Chester Overnight Camp at gswise.org/Camp!

A typical day at Camp Alice Chester 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.

Early rise fun (optional) Breakfast and opening flag ceremony Camp kapers Activity time Lunch and me-time Activity time Closing flag ceremony and dinner Evening activities Day is done Lights out

Girls in grades 1 through 12 are welcome There are many ways to enjoy Camp Alice Chester! It all depends on each girl’s interests and readiness for camp. Traditional Camps / Five nights Traditional overnight camp experiences with a variety of activity choices.

Camp Director Chris “Lemme” Friedl cfriedl@gswise.org 414-443-3912

Horse Programs / Five to twelve nights For campers who LOVE horses. Horseback riding is done with professional riding programs located off-site. Girls will travel to their program site by van or bus. Adventure Trips / Five to thirteen nights Ideal for the experienced camper or those looking to explore the world. Girls spend most of their time away from camp on their great adventure. Leadership Programs / Twelve nights For older girls entering grades 9–12 wanting to become camp counselors or gain experience working with children.

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Camper grades listed are for current 2020-2021 school year.

Check-in and check-out Check-in is 1:30–3:30 p.m. Check-out begins at 4:00 p.m. on closing day.

Transportation Most families drop-off and pick-up from camp. If necessary, van transportation is available for a $50 fee. Indicate your desired stop during camp registration. You will be notified a week before your session of the pick-up times. Three stops are available: Marion Chester Read Service Center, Milwaukee

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Traditional Camp / Five nights Let your imagination soar as you enjoy your week at Camp Alice Chester. Girls will help design a week of fun that includes swimming, rock climbing, art, nature, campfire cooking, games, songs, and more. You will also choose a badge to earn and take home. All traditional camp sessions run Sunday-Friday. Girls are grouped by the grades girls are currently in-grades 1-2, grades 3-4 and grades 5-8. Session 1

June 20-25

Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4

Martin Luther King Library, Milwaukee

Session 2

June 27-July 2

Grades 5-8

Ives Grove Park and Ride, Racine

Session 4

July 18-23

Grades 3-4, Grades 5-8

Session 5

July 25-30

Grades 1-2

Flexible pricing All our Summer Camp opportunities for girls are subsidized by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. This means that the full cost of providing camp programs and operating camp is greater than the fee charged for participation. For each session, there are two pricing options:

Fee: Tier 1 $665

Tier 2 $475/$500

Tier 1 reflects the actual cost of operating camp per girl. Tier 2 reflects 75% of the actual cost of operating camp per girl. The prices listed for Tier 2 reflect the fee before and after the May 3 early registration discount deadline. Select the fee that is appropriate for your family. Flexible pricing will not affect the quality of your girls program. The goal of flexible pricing options are to provide the highest quality programs that serve all girls, regardless of their family's financial situation, and to preserve camp for generations to come.

Choose-A-Badge! At camp, girls as a unit will choose a badge to earn and take home from camp! Girls may also earn requirements toward other Girl Scout badges while at camp!

Fees includes a T-shirt, badge, patch, programming, and all meals/snacks.

Financial Assistance Available If the cost of camp remains beyond your financial capacity, we invite you to apply for financial assistance. Please pay the required minimum deposit and request financial assistance in CampMinder. You will receive a form via email that you must complete to process your request. We treat all requests with the strictest of confidence.

Questions? Contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or customercare@gswise.org.

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Horse Programs / Five to Twelve nights Build your confidence while riding and working with horses! Our western-style horse programs are progressive which means as you move up through the programs you learn new skills and increase your comfort level. When you’re not spending time with horses, you’ll have a great time at Camp Alice Chester! Levels 2, 3, and 4 spend some overnights away from camp.

Safety and stables Each stable we work with follows GSUSA guidelines for safety, is inspected yearly, and meets insurance requirements. Counselors are trained in riding and safety protocol. Stables are located in Neillsville and Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Experience Level 1-Beginner: No experience necessary. Learn how to groom, lead, mount, dismount, and control your horse in an arena. Learn what horses eat and how they are prepared for riding. Five (5) hours spent at a local ranch. Level 2-Advanced Beginner: Minimal experience necessary. Each girl will be assigned her own horse for three days and two nights at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville. Learn how to tack and how to let the horse know you’re the one in charge. Practice safety skills as you groom, mount, and ride. Eight (8) hours spent in horse activities at the ranch, and several days enjoying other ranch activities.

Level 3-Intermediate: Eight hours of previous riding experience required. Groom, saddle, and ride as you spend three days and two nights at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville. Let Native American horse legends inspire designs you paint on your horse. Ten (10) hours spent in horse activities at the ranch, and several days enjoying other ranch activities. Level 4-Advanced Intermediate: Fifteen hours of previous riding experience required. Extend the riding fun as you spend four days and three nights at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville. Ride through forests and rivers, through an obstacle course, try bareback, and more. Twelve (12) hours spent in horse activities at the ranch, and several days enjoying other activities at the ranch and nearby areas. Level 5: Advanced: Twenty-five (25) hours of previous riding experience required. Take your horse skills to the next level in this 12-night program. Combine camp leadership training with an emphasis on learning the business of operating a ranch and includes some riding. Spend three nights at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville after you’ve completed your leadership training. Twelve (12) hours spent in horse activities at the ranch, and several days enjoying other activities at the ranch.

Horseback Riding Adventures Experience

Title

Dates

Grades

Fee

Level 1

Equestrian I

June 20-25 June 27-July 2 July 18-23 July 25-30

Girls in grades 3-4

Tier 1 $815 Tier 2 $590/$615

Level 2

Equestrian II

June 20-25 June 27-July 2 July 18-23

Girls in grades 4-6

Tier 1 $860 Tier 2 $620/$645

Level 3

Equestrian III (9 nights)

July 7-16

Girls in grades 5-7

Tier 1 $860 Tier 2 $620/$645

Level 4

Equestrian IV (9 nights)

July 7-16

Girls in grades 6-8

Tier 1 $895 Tier 2 $650/$675

Level 5

Wrangler-InTraining (12-nights)

June 20-July 2

Girls in grades 8-11

Tier 1 $1,350 Tier 2 $990/$1,015

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Adventure Trips / Five to nine nights Do you love to try new things, or maybe you want to learn more about an outdoor skill? Our new Level system will help you choose the right fit! Level 1-Beginner: No experience necessary. May include one night of primitive camping (no electricity). Level 2-Advanced Beginner: Previous camping experience recommended. Two-three nights of primitive camping (no electricity) away from camp, in Wisconsin. Ability to carry 20 lbs over an extended period. Level 3-Intermediate: Prerequisite of Level 2 in the activity or Camp Director Approval*. Three-four nights of primitive camping (no electricity) away from camp, in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Michigan. Ability to carry 25 lbs over an extended period.

Level 4-Advanced Intermediate: Prerequisite of Level 3 in the activity or Camp Director Approval*. Four or more nights of primitive camping (no electricity), away from camp, in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Michigan. Ability to carry 30 lbs over an extended period. Level 5: Advanced: Prerequisite of Level 4 in the activity or Camp Director Approval*. Five-seven nights of primitive camping (no electricity), away from camp, in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Michigan. Ability to carry 30 lbs over an extended period.

Choose your adventures from backpacking, paddling, climbing, or specialty adventures.

Backpacking Adventures Experience

Title

Dates

Grades

Fee

June 27-July 2 July 18-23

Girls in grades 3-4

Tier 1 $725

July 18-23

Girls in grades 4-6

Tier 1 $725

Girls in grades 5-7

Tier 1 $895

(Travel Destination)

Level 1

Level 2

Trail Trekkers I

Trail Trekkers II (Northern Kettle Moraine)

Level 3

Trail Trekkers III (Porcupine Mountains, Ontonagon, MI)

July 7-16

Tier 2 $520/$545

Tier 2 $520/$545

Tier 2 $650/$675

(9 nights)

*GSWISE reserves the right to alter trip destinations due to adverse weather conditions and other safety concerns.

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Adventure Trips / Five to twelve nights Paddling Adventures Experience

Title

Dates

Grades

Fee

June 27-July 2 July 25-30

Girls in grades 3-4

Tier 1 $725

Girls in grades 4-6

Tier 1 $725

(Fox River)

June 27-July 2 July 25-30

Voyagers III

July 7-16

Girls in grades 5-7

Tier 1 $895

Girls in grades 6-8

Tier 1 $910

Girls in grades 7-12

Tier 1 $1,145

Dates

Grades

Fee

July 25-30

Girls in grades 3-4

Tier 1 $725

Girls in grades 4-6

Tier 1 $825

Girls in grades 5-7

Tier 1 $895

Girls in grades 6-8

Tier 1 $910

(Travel Destination)

Level 1

Level 2 Level 3

Voyagers I

Voyagers II

(Newport State Park, Door County, WI)

Tier 2 $520/$545

Tier 2 $520/$545 Tier 2 $650/$675

(9 nights)

Level 4

Voyagers IV

July 7-16

(Apostle Islands, Superior, WI)

Tier 2 $660/$685

(9 nights)

Level 5

Voyagers V

June 20-July 2

(Sylvania Wilderness, Watersmeet, MI)

Tier 2 $835/$860

(12 nights)

Climbing Adventures Experience

Title (Travel Destination)

Level 1

Summit Seekers I (Field trips to Ledgeview Cave, WI & Eagle Cave, WI)

Level 2

Summit Seekers II

July 18-23

(Devil's Lake, Baraboo, WI)

Level 3

Summit Seekers III

July 7-16

(Devil's Lake, Baraboo, WI)

Tier 2 $520/$545

Tier 2 $595/$620

Tier 2 $650/$675

(9 nights)

Level 4

Summit Seekers IV July 7-16 (Devil's Lake, Baraboo, WI)

Tier 2 $660/$685

(9 nights)

*GSWISE reserves the right to alter trip destinations due to adverse weather conditions and other safety concerns.

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Specialty Adventures / Five to twelve nights Title

Dates

Grades

Fee

June 20-25 July 25-30

Girls in grades 3-5

Tier 1 $835

July 25-30

Girls in grades 4-6

Tier 1 $725

Girls in grades 5-7

Tier 1 $725

(Travel Destination)

Cirque du CAC

Let the Games Begin

Performance Artist

Adventure Expedition: Kentucky

June 20-25

July 18-30

(Field Trip to Louisville, Kentucky)

Tier 2 $600/$625

Tier 2 $520/$545

Tier 2 $520/$545

Girls in grades 7-12

Tier 1 $2,040 Tier 2 $1,505/$1,530

(12 nights)

*GSWISE reserves the right to alter trip destinations due to adverse weather conditions and other safety concerns.

Leadership Programs Counselor-in-Training I & II (CIT I or CIT II)

Wrangler-in-Training (WIT)

Girls in grades 8-12

Girls in grades 8-12

The transition from camper to mentor is a big one! Realize your leadership potential and develop competence working with campers while earning your Council-in-Training I or II award. You’ll also have time to recharge with swimming, boating, and just having fun with your friends!

Develop your leadership skills as you make the move from camper to mentor and earn your Wrangler-in-Training award. You’ll also have time to recharge with swimming, boating, and just having fun with your friends! Your leadership skills will be enhanced with a few days at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville to complete your WIT award. Prerequisite: Level 4 Horseback Riding-see page 16.

Sunday, June 20-Friday, July 2 (Twelve nights) Tier 1 $1,000 Tier 2 $725/$750

Sunday, June 20-Friday, July 2 (Twelve nights) Tier 1 $1,350 Tier 2 $990/$1,015

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Camper Quiz Step 1 Take this quiz with your girl to help you both decide if she’s ready. Keep track of her points as she answers—and encourage her to be honest. At the end of the quiz, add up the points and see our recommendations below.

Girl Readiness Points Scale: 3 = You bet!

2 = Maybe

1 = Not yet

Step 2 Quiz Questions

Points

Do you enjoy overnight slumber parties at a friend’s house? Do you like outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming? Are you willing to try new foods that you haven’t eaten before? Can you go without TV, video games, computers, and a cell phone? Does going on a new adventure make you feel excited? Do you like to meet new people and interact with other girls, not just your buddy? Can you shower, brush your teeth, and do your hair without much help? Do you enjoy being a part of group activities? Are you ready to sleep in a tent or cabin with 4–8 girls, knowing your counselors are in a different tent nearby? Are you willing to help with camp chores such as sweeping your cabin, setting tables in the dining hall, and picking up trash? Do you easily make new friends and feel at ease in new environments? Are you willing to take turns and share with others? Can you sleep at night without a light on? Are you excited about going away to camp?

Step 3 Add up the points and find out if she’s ready! Less than 18 points: She may not be sure she’s ready for overnight camp. It would be best for her to talk more with you and her friends about the idea. Experiment by trying some of the things mentioned in the quiz or sign her up for a day camp session. 19–24 points: She is ready for Day Camp with an overnight option. 25+ points: She is ready for any overnight camp adventure!

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CampHERO overnight camp

June 13-18, 2021 Girls in grades 8-12 Fee: Tier 1 $805 Tier 2 $580/$605 Days: Milwaukee Safety Academy and Milwaukee Area Technical College– Oak Creek Campus Nights: Trefoil Oaks Program Center, Kenosha Have you ever wondered about the physical and mental requirements needed to serve your community as a first responder? Receive hands on training and instruction from the women and men within the ranks of law enforcement, fire suppression, and emergency medicine who will help you experience first-hand what it takes to pursue these types of careers. CampHERO will help you find courage, gain confidence, and build character all while preparing you for a future career as a first responder. The program is safe, hands-on, and geared for teens interested in career exploration. When you successfully complete the class you will receive a certificate from MATC recognizing your accomplishment. MATC will also keep a record of your participation.

How you’ll spend your week Each day you will be bused to MATC in Oak Creek or the Milwaukee Safety Academy to develop skills on the training grounds. Your week will be jampacked with activities from all three career fields:

CampHERO Questions Director - Girl Scout Leadership Experience Sue Molina smolina@gswise.org 414-443-3918

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Crime scene analysis Fire suppression CPR instruction 911 dispatch communication Self-defense instruction Vehicle extrication (jaws of life) Criminal investigation Search and rescue Fire and Police Academy tour And more!

In the evenings, trade in those computers and cellphones for campfires and bonding time with your friends at Trefoil Oaks Program Center. All of the fun you have develops your leadership skills, increases your independence, and connects you with nature as you adventure in the great outdoors. Parents will pick you up on Friday at the MATC Oak Creek Campus after a short presentation.

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“We make a conscientious effort to increase the diversity of our employee base by supporting females and minorities in their exploration of technology-based careers.” –Michael Polzin, Leeward CEO. LeewardBA.com

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