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Summer Camp Guide

G.I.R.L. POWER

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DNA of a G.I.R.L. She’s a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader! Sets goals and sticks to them

Has an imagination that knows no limits

Works hard to bring positive change to the world

Seeks new adventures and experiences Listens to opinions and feelings different from her own Takes action on issues dear to her heart Handles conflict with compassion and clear communication Falls down and gets back up

Sees new solutions to old problems HELLO

My name is

Leader

Speaks up for herself and others

Takes pride in her abilities and successes Builds team spirit and brings people together Runs for leadership positions


Sandy Ridge, owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, is our resident camp located in Marlboro County, near Bennettsville, SC. The camp is on 500 acres of beautiful sand hills. With a capacity of over 100 girls per week, Sandy Ridge is the perfect place to spend some of your summer break. Facilities include a swimming pool, two lakes, watercraft, an archery range, sports field, a clay pit, and an air conditioned dining hall. Three of our living units are air conditioned by window units and our fourth living unit is cooled by ceiling fans. Sandy Ridge is highly accredited by the American Camp Association. Accreditation means Sandy Ridge has undergone a thorough review of more than 250 standards, evaluating everything from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. Sandy Ridge offers camp experiences for all girls’ ages 6 through 17. Camps are listed in the camp guide according to the week a specific program is offered. Please note that camp registration is based on a girl’s age, not their grade level. We recommend finding the week or weeks your girl can attend camp and reading through the available programs with her, and then registering early. Many programs will fill up quickly. Please remember you do not have to be a current Girl Scout to register for camp at Sandy Ridge. There is an additional $30 registration fee for girls who are not current Girl Scouts and it pays for their Girl Scout registration through September 30, 2018. Many of our campers’ only Girl Scout experience is at Sandy Ridge each summer, and they are not involved in a Troop for the remaining months of their membership.

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Life-Changing Adventure Awaits! Dear Girl Scout family, It’s that time of year to start planning the summer’s adventures! Some of you may be familiar with the outdoor programs that Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina (GSESC) has to offer. Maybe you are even a Sandy Ridge regular! Whether you and your Girl Scout are just beginning to explore all GSESC has to offer or you’re practically a council expert on all things “GSESC outdoors,” know that there are life-changing opportunities at camp for all girls to unplug, learn new skills, and exercise newfound independence in a safe, girl-led environment. With camp experiences packed full of Girl Scout tradition—and extras to engage her interests in everything from art and music to high adventure and STEM, there’s something waiting for every girl at camp this year! When your girl joins us at Sandy Ridge, she joins thousands of Girl Scouts who have formed lifelong friendships, learned new skills and returned home with lasting memories. We can’t wait for your girl to be part of the Sandy Ridge Girl Scout traditions as she goes canoeing, zip-lining, swimming, hiking and sings songs with her new friends. Give your girl the gift of camp! You’ll be amazed at what a little time outdoors does to develop her sense of self and confidence to take on new challenges. Happy adventuring! Diane Flanagan, CEO Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

Hello Campers and Parents, Summer 2019 is fast approaching and we are getting ready for another full summer. The Sandy Ridge Team has been working hard on new programs and ideas to make summer better than ever. We have moved our online registration process to Doubleknot. This is all done through our website www. girlscoutsesc.org. This will help with access to your account , Digital paperwork and Check-in at with one click. We are excited for the new updates and future of Sandy Ridge. Please feel free to send questions to customercare@girlscoutsesc.org Thank you & See you at camp! Chuck “Squirrel” Iler Camp Director Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

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Is Your Camper Ready For Camp?

This is a question many parents struggle with when sending their girl to camp. Some things to consider are:

How long can you manage without your child? What is the longest length of time she has been away from home? How does she deal with being away from home? Do you usually have to go and pick her up early when she is away from home? Does she think she can stay at camp for a week? After considering these questions, talk with your girl and decide if it is the right time for her. If you need more information, a checklist and articles can be found at the American Camp Association website, www.acacamps.org.

Camp Living Campers stay in a shared environment. All campers are expected to participate daily in camp kapers, such as making their beds and maintaining their living spaces. Each camper is responsible for her own personal care and grooming. This provides an excellent opportunity for girls to develop democratic living skills and a greater sense of self-reliance and responsibility. A typical day includes games, songs, program specific activities, and other activities the girls plan throughout the week. Campers will sleep in a living unit. Counselors will be available at all times, in a centrally located area. Bathrooms are centrally located within the living unit. It is recommended that parents and campers read the Camper Handbook, which comes in your confirmation packet, together for more information.

Bullying Camp life is an excellent opportunity for girls to live and work together. One behavior that will not be tolerated is bullying. Bullying can be categorized into

four broad categories - physical, verbal, indirect, and virtual. Physical bullying includes kicking, hitting, spitting, tripping, pinching, pushing, taking and/or damaging property or belongings. Verbal bullying includes threats, teasing, taunting, name-calling, intimidation, offensive or derogatory remarks. Indirect bullying includes gossiping, spreading negative rumors or stories about someone, lying, and excluding people from social groups. Virtual (or cyber) bullying includes sending negative or threatening messages, texts, or pictures via email, instant messages, chat rooms, or websites. GSESC reserves the right to send any person home who willfully bullies, disobeys camp rules, or whose behavior towards others is unacceptable.

Staff The camp staff is a main factor in providing a happy and rewarding experience for your camper. The staff selection process includes a background check, extensive screening, and an interview with each staff member. Staff members are selected based on

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experience, maturity, judgment, and a desire to share enthusiasm and skills with children. All staff members participate in an intensive onsite training program prior to camp and ongoing evaluations throughout the summer. The Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director are highly trained and are specialized in their fields. They have spent all year preparing for the resident camp season. All staff members are dedicated to making resident camp a positive, wonderful, and memorable experience for your camper.

medications are kept in a locked cabinet in the health center and are dispensed by the health supervisor. Accommodations can be made for girls with special needs. Three well balanced meals are served each day in the Dining Hall. The Camp Director will work with parents to accommodate special dietary needs when given advance notice. We ask that specialty food items be provided by the families. These items will be stored in the kitchen. Contact Chuck Iler at customercare@ girlscoutsesc.org or 843-479-6814 to discuss any needed accommodations.

Health and Safety Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina does not require campers attending summer resident camp to have a physical examination. We do require a Health History Form (completed by parent/guardian) and a current immunization record (or immunization waiver). The Health History Form is included in your camper’s confirmation packet. If your camper does not have a completed Health History Form and immunization record (or immunization waiver) at Check-In, she will not be able to stay at camp until they are turned in. Please bring the Health History Form with you to Check-In. Do not mail this form to any of the Girl Scout offices or to Sandy Ridge. The staff members who work with your camper are trained in basic first aid and CPR. A health supervisor is on hand to care for campers with more severe illnesses or injuries. There is also a physician on call for the entire camp season. If your camper becomes ill while at camp, you will be notified in order to determine a course of action. All

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Theme Week! Every week at Sandy Ridge has a different theme. Girls can bring an outfit and accessories to dress up for the theme dinner. Week 1: Waterpalooza Week 2: Disney Mania Week 3: Full S.T.E.M. Ahead Week 4: Passport to Sandy Ridge Week 5: Summer Rewind

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Week 1 | June 16-21 Waterpalooza Week Bubble Guppies Girls 7 to 9 Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Hi! It’s me Racky: and it’s time for… Waterpalooza. Girls will participate in water activities each day and explore the water areas around camp Sandy Ridge. Girls will learn from their own “Mrs. Grouper” and practice their joke skills each day. Every day the girls will learn something about Sandy Ridge and the creatures that call it home. During lunch, girls will interact with their friends and share daily stories. These mer’ people will create their own fishbowl to take home and remember their experience at camp.

Shipwrecked Girls 9 to 11 Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Join us for an adventure on the Pee Dee River. The river is ever changing so this trip is sure to be like no other. Throughout the week girls will learn about shipwrecks and some survival skills required to survive them. The weather plays a very important role on voyages, so the girls will learn how to read a radar system to better help them on their trip. Girls will learn to Paddle, Rescue skills and demonstrate some of the needed as they take on the adventures during their day long trip down the Pee Dee River.

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Camp Information

WEEK 1

Wave Crashers Girls 11 to 14

Counselor in Training I Girls 14 to 15

Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee)

Early Bird Price $150 / $180 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $200 / $230 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee)

Are you a free spirt? or do you have a rebellious side? Then this is the camp for you! Girls will crash other group’s activities, stay up late past lights out and arrive late to breakfast. Their shenanigans will involve water each day, even if this includes starting a water balloon fight with another camp or staff. Just remember that if you crash the wave you better be able to ride the tide, so hang loose and enjoy the ride.

Do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to one day be a camp staff member? If so, join us and become a Counselor in Training 1 (CIT1). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous, future camp counselor!

Rapid Riders [Travel Trip] Girls 11 to 17 Early Bird Price $550 / $580 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Did someone say WHITE WATER RAFTING?!?! Why YES they did! Girls will travel to the world famous Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, NC. They will spend three days two nights raft the Nantahala River and take flight from NOC’s Mountain Top Zip-lines, which are over 2000 ft. long. This is the ultimate extreme adventure!

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Camp Information

WEEK 2

Week 2 | June 23 – June 28 Disney Mania Week

2 The Little Mermaids Girls 7 to 9

Early Bird Price $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $400 / $430 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) You are going to wish you could be a part of this world. Girls will come up with their own names for everyday items, such as “dinglehoppers” and use them throughout their week at camp. Did someone say Mermaid? Girls will get a swimming tips from a mermaid. Girls receive their very own mermaid fin to keep. One of their duties as the Princesses of camp that week will be to take care of the camp’s sea monkeys that will reside in their cabin. Each night the girls will pick a Disney bedtime story that will be read to them before they are tucked in. This camp is perfect for the girl that wants to find her voice.

Incredible Juniors Girls 9 to 11 Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Girls that attend this Camp will discover what their super power that lies within. They will create their own superhero t-shirts and capes to wear throughout the week. During the week girls will conquer the low ropes course, “Aggies Trail”. If the challenge course is not their superpower then maybe it will be boating, crafts, swimming, leading songs, or being a great sister to a fellow Girl Scout. Once you sign up for this camp you will never look back, darling!

The Early Bird Gets the Discount Register for summer resident camp at Sandy Ridge from February 3-11, 2019 and receive a $50 discount off of your camp fee.

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Camp Information

WEEK 2

The Lion Queens Girls 11 to 14 Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase?If you choose this camp then you will truly have no worries. As Queens of the camp, girls will spend time learning how to pamper themselves with smoothies, natural face mask and manicures. Because queens are looked up to, these lionesses will learn proper table etiquette. All work and no play makes for a dull day, so girls will learn about different edible bugs but will not be required to eat them. Late one evening, girls will lay out on the sports field and star gaze to see the great kings of the past. Make sure before this camp you work on your roar!

Counselor in Training I Girls 14 to 15 Early Bird Price $150 / $180 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $200 / $230 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to one day be a camp staff member? If so, join us and become a Counselor in Training 1 (CIT1). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous, future camp counselor!

Racky’s New Grove [Travel Trip] Girls 11 to 17 Early Bird Price $550 / $580 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $600 / $630 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Mountains, Waterfalls & Llamas! On a three day/two night adventure girls will get to guide a llama on a trail through the Great Smoky Mountains. Even better the llama does all the hard work and carries their gear. While on their trek girls will get to sleep out under the open stars and cook their meals over an open fire.

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Camp Information

WEEK 3

Week 3 | July 7 – July 12 Full S.T.E.M. Ahead Week

3 Mini Einsteins Girls 7 to 9

Top Drone Girls 9 to 11

Early Bird Price $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $400 / $430 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee)

Early Bird Price $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $400 / $430 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee)

5, 4, 3, 2, 1! We’re going on a trip to our favorite Girl Scout Camp! This week at camp girls will explore their inner Mad Scientist. This camp is perfect for the girls who want to experience camp, but also want hands-on science experiments. Girls will build their own volcano and make it erupt. Have fun boating at the lake, playing games, or making slime at crafts. Climb aboard, get ready to explore. There’s so much to find, Mini Einsteins. Come on, let’s go Mini Einsteins. We need you, Mini Einsteins. Yeah!

Do you feel the need? The need for speed? Then this camp is perfect for you. During her stay at camp girls will get to experience the camp activities that Sandy Ridge offers, but each day the girls will get a designated drone flying time. The flying time will be used for girls to hone her drone operation skills, at the end of the week girls will fly their drone through a challenge course to see who is truly the top drone. The girls will be able to show their friends and family the knowledge that they have gained at camp because they will be able to take their drone home with them on Friday.

Sandy Ridge Open House & Splish Splash Pool Party Sandy Ridge will have an Open House and Splish Splash Pool Party on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event will give girls and parents a chance to see Sandy Ridge’s facilities, personally meet the Camp Director, ask questions, and register for camp. The pool will be open as well! 2019 Summer Camp Guide

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Camp Information

WEEK 3

Bots & Rocks Girls 11 to 14 Early Bird Price $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $400 / $430 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) The sky is the limit with this camp. Girls will learn some of the basics of Morse Code and make coded necklaces. They will learn about snap circuits using solar & wind power. Girls will work throughout the week on building a rocket that they will then launch into the sky. In addition to their daily dose of science, girls will also participate in other camp activities such as boating at our lake, shooting at our archery range and much more. This camp is perfect for the budding science enthusiast.

Counselor in Training I Girls 14 to 15 Early Bird Price $150 / $180 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $200 / $230 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to one day be a camp staff member? If so, join us and become a Counselor in Training 1 (CIT1). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous, future camp counselor!

B2 Day Trippers [Travel Trip] Girls 11 to 17 Early Bird Price $500 / $530 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $550 / $580 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) This travel camp will take you into North Carolina! Spend the day at Carowinds riding roller coasters and hanging out at the waterpark. Your day at Kersey Valley will be full of laser tag and completing one of the Kersey Valley Escape Room: Follow the clues, solve the puzzle, find the key, and escape the room. You will have 60 minutes. Ready! Set! Go! Finishing up your travels while spending a day relaxing at Wet & Wild water park in Greenboro NC.

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Camp Information

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Week 4 | July 14-19 Passport to Sandy Ridge Week Tiny Tourist Girls 7 to 9

Globetrotters Girls 11 to 14

Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (Non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee)

Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (Non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee)

Come join us this week as we learn about different cultures with our International staff! Our campers will enjoy learning international cuisine, arts and crafts, and songs from our lovely ladies from across the world. Your group will be paired with an International staff for the week where you will be guided through their countries traditions and be able to take a little piece of their country home with you at the end of the week!

Come join us this week as we learn about different cultures with our International staff! Our campers will enjoy learning international cuisine, arts and crafts, and songs from our lovely ladies from across the world. Your group will be paired with an International staff for the week where you will be guided through their countries traditions and be able to take a little piece of their country home with you at the end of the week!

Voyagers Girls 9 to 11 Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (Non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Come join us this week as we learn about different cultures with our International staff! Our campers will enjoy learning international cuisine, arts and crafts, and songs from our lovely ladies from across the world. Your group will be paired with an International staff for the week where you will be guided through their countries traditions and be able to take a little piece of their country home with you at the end of the week!

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Camp Information

WEEK 4 Tour De Bella [Travel Trip] Girls 11 to 17 Early Bird Price $500 / $530 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $550 / $580 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Join us as we embark on a journey! First Stop is Alligator Bay, North Carolina where you will spend the day kayaking, sight seeing and exploring the coast line. Next visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and take a night walk with the Rangers to visit the sea turtles. Finish the trip with a visit to the North Carolina Zoo. Girls will also spend some time at camp relaxing and enjoying everything Sandy Ridge has to offer.

Counselor in Training I Girls 14 to 15 Early Bird Price $150 / $180 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $200 / $230 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to one day be a camp staff member? If so, join us and become a Counselor in Training 1 (CIT1). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous, future camp counselor!

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Camp Information

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Week 5 | July 21-26 Summer Rewind Week Brownie Square Pants Girls 7 to 9

Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Who lives in a pineapple at the camp? Sponge Bob! Since Sponge Bob spends his days under the sea the campers will spend their days on the lake, in the lake and zipping above the lake. Plenty of pool time, games and nature activities will also round out the week.

You Can’t Do That at Camp (YCDTAC) Girls 9 to 11 Early Bird Price $300 / $330 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Are you a rule breaker? Well then this is the perfect camp for you! During the week campers will be allowed to break some of the camps rules, such as staying up late and sleeping in past breakfast, Toilet papering the Directors office and ordering pizza one night. The campers will decide which rules they want to break and how they are going to break them.

Green Arrows Girls 11 to 14 Early Bird Price $300 / $350 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $350 / $380 non-registered Girl Scout $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout Archery is the name of the game! Girls will learn basic archery skills and safety equipment. Once they get the hang of it, they will move to extreme archery. Girls will try their hand at shooting paint balloons and creating art master pieces at the archery field. Night archery, archery games, and the best Sandy Ridge has to offer!

Counselor in Training I Girls 14 to 15 Early Bird Price $150 / $180 non-registered Girl Scout After Feb. 11 $200 / $230 non-registered Girl Scout $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration $80 non-refundable deposit required upon registration for non-Girl Scout (non-Girl Scout registration includes the $30 Girl Scout Registration fee) Do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to one day be a camp staff member? If so, join us and become a Counselor in Training 1 (CIT1). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous, future camp counselor!

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Camp Information

WEEK 5

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNTIES Counselor in Training 2 This program is designed for 16-17 year olds to further enhance their leadership skills in a camp environment. The summer will be spent learning the basics of what it takes to be a camp counselor and exploring what program activities camp has to offer. The CIT 2’s will also lead camp activities under the directions of the Assistant Camp Director and other camp staff. The CIT 2 program will start June 6, 2019 @ 4pm with a mandatory pre-camp training. After training, CIT 2’s will start a rewarding summer working with younger campers, learning fundamentals

Junior Lifeguarding Program Girls Ages 15 to 17 Early Bird Price $300 / $330 Non-Girl Scout After Feb. 9: $350 / $380 Non-Girl Scout This training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely be a America Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. This is a pass/fail class and is good for 2 year certification. This week will be spent in a class setting and pool area. Prerequisites: • Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates must demonstrate swimming by the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs.

of camping and programs. During the summer CIT 2’s will shadow camp staff to see what it takes to run camp. Since most CIT 2’s move on to become future camp staff, we ask that individuals commit to the entire summer (June 6 to Aug 2, 2018). CIT 2’s will have weekends off and will also have a break (June 28 to July 6, 2019 off) If a weekend program is running CIT 2’s are able to remain at camp for the weekends. For more information please email customercare@girlscoutsesc.org .

Candidates will place hands under their armpits while treading water. • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds • Start in the water, swim 20 yards • Surface dive, (feet-first or head-first) in water depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on their back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping their face at or near the surface in order to breathe • Place object on surface and exit the water without using a ladder or steps Goggles are not allowed, except for the 300 yard swim portion!! 2019 Summer Camp Guide

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Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) June 28-30 • July 12-14 • July 19-21 Troop Adventure Camp allows Troops to plan their own camp experience with the help of their Sandy Ridge staff hostesses. They can create an experience just right for them. Some of the activities Troops can choose from are: • • • • • •

Swimming Arts and Crafts Nature Lake Exploration Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Great Pee Dee River Trip ($15 per person up to 12 people)

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Star Gazing/Night Hikes Archery Team Building High Ropes Course (available for an additional cost for ages 11 and older)

Troop Adventure Camp runs from Friday evening with Check-In between 7 p.m.-8 p.m. to Sunday morning with Check-Out at 10 a.m. Four meals are included. Troop Adventure Camp Fees $60 per girl. Two adults are free, $60 per additional adult after Safety Activity Checkpoints ratio is fulfilled. There must be a minimum of two adults in attendance with every Troop at TAC. These required adults attend without paying a fee. Any adult attending who is not required to fulfill Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios must pay the full cost. The priority is to accommodate as many girls as possible. Please limit adults to the required ratios: • • • • • •

roop leaders must provide supervision of girls in the following ratios: T Two adults for every 6 girls Kindergarten and 1st grade, plus one adult for every additional 1-4 girls Two adults for every 12 girls entering 2nd and 3rd grade, plus one adult for every additional 1-6 Two adults for every 16 girls entering 4th and 5th grade, plus one adult for every additional 1-8 Two adults for every 20 girls entering 6th grade to 8th grades, plus one adult for every additional 1-10 Two adults for every 24 girls entering 9th grade to 12th grades, plus one adult for every additional 1-12

To meet Safety Activity Checkpoints ratios, an “adult” must be an individual older than 18 years of age. All Girls (of Girl Scout age) and Adults participating in camping experiences at Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Program and Training Center must be registered members of Girl Scouts. This includes Adults participating in Troop Adventure Camp. All Adults must have a Background Check on file with GSESC. Each Troop attending TAC must have adults in attendance who have completed the following trainings: 1. Introduction to Girl Scouting - Everyone who is registered as a Co-Leader must have this training. At least one Co-Leader must attend TAC with the Troop. 2. Girl Scouting 101 (GSUSA online training) - Everyone who is registered as a Co-Leader must have this training. At least one Co-Leader must attend TAC with the Troop. 3. Leadership Essentials - Everyone who is registered as a Co-Leader needs this training. At least one Co-Leader must attend TAC with the Troop. 4. Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - Everyone who is registered as a Co-Leader must have this training. At least one Co-Leader must attend TAC with the Troop. 5. First Aid/CPR - At least one Adult participating in TAC must have current certification. 6. Planning Trips with Girls - At least one Adult participating in TAC must have this trainin. Adults may not bring “tag-a-longs” (adult leader’s younger children). Males may attend Troop Adventure Camp. All camp balances are due 3 weeks before the start of your camp. 2019 Summer Camp Guide

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Early Bird Discount

Deposits and Payment of Balance

The early bird gets the worm! Register for summer resident camp between Noon February 3 – 11, 2019 and pay your required non-refundable deposit and receive a $50.00 discount off of the camp fee. You can pay the remaining camp fee at a later date. This discount does not apply to Troop Adventure Camp or Weekend Camps..

As we prepare for your camper to arrive, we incur a variety of expenses. Accordingly, we request a nonrefundable deposit for each session, due upon registration. The deposit amount varies from $50 to $100, depending on the camp. Deposits are applied to the session cost. If a camper cancels, the deposit is retained. If GSESC must cancel a session, the deposit will be returned. Deposits cannot be transferred to another camper.

Registration for Summer Resident Camp at Sandy Ridge Registration for summer resident camp at Sandy Ridge opens February 4, 2018 at noon (12:00 p.m.). Sandy Ridge will utilize the Doubleknot for online summer resident camp registration! 1. Go to www.girlscoutsesc.org

The balance of the camp fee is due three weeks prior to the session start date. You will receive an e-mail reminding you to pay your camper’s balance. You can pay your camper’s balance in multiple installments using the Active Network online registration system. Non-payment of balance due will result in cancellation of camp placement.

2. Click on “Camp” 3. Go to the Calendar and click on the date/camp to attend. 4. In the pop up bubble click on the name of the camp. 5. Click on the Register Now Button and follow the prompt.

Things to Remember When Registering Online • Please write down your User Name and Password and keep it in a safe place • If you have a problem, try a different Internet browser • If you have an issue during the registration process please e-mail customercare@girlscoutsesc.org

Cancellation and Refunds Should we have a lack of registrations, a session may be cancelled. Please note that a session may be cancelled within two weeks of its start date. If your camper’s session is cancelled we will do our best to accommodate your camper in another session. Camp sessions are held regardless of weather. If a camper cancels, refunds, less the required non-refundable deposit, will be made only if written cancellation is received 30 days prior to the beginning of the session. There are no refunds for early departure, whether for personal reasons or a natural disaster.

If you do not wish to register online please e-mail customercare@girlscoutsesc.org to request a paper registration form or contact Chuck Iler 843-479-6814.

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Financial Aid

Confirmation Packet

Financial Aid is available to supplement the payment of camp fees. Financial Aid is only available to currently registered members of Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and is awarded based on the need of the girl and availability of funds. The Financial Aid application is located in this camp guide. Campers must be registered for summer resident camp and the required non-refundable deposit must be paid before submitting a Financial Aid application. Financial Aid applications must be received on or before April 15, 2019 for consideration. Financial Aid Form can be found at www.girlscoutsesc.org under camp on the left hand side. Notification of the awarding of funds will be on or before May 1, 2019. Financial Aid is not available for Troop Adventure Camp or Weekend Camps.

Confirmation packets will be e-mailed to the e-mail address supplied during the online registration process immediately after your camp order is placed. Please make sure to check your SPAM/JUNK mailbox. The confirmation packet is important. It includes all necessary forms, Check-In and Check-Out procedures, a packing list, and additional information. Please follow the directions in the packet concerning what forms to bring with you to CheckIn. If you do not receive a confirmation packet, please e-mail customercare@girlscoutsesc.org to let us know it has not been received.

2019 Financial Aid Form can be found at: girlscoutsesc.org/en/camp/FinancialAid.html

Session Dates June 6-August 2 June 8 WEEK 1 June 16 - 21 June 21 -23 WEEK 2 June 24 - 29

June 28 -30

WEEK 3 July 7 - 12 July 12 - 14 WEEK 4 July 11 - 19 July 19 - 21 WEEK 5 July 21 -26

Session Name

Ages

Girl Scout Early Bird/Regular Price

Non-Girl Scout Early Bird/Regular Price

CIT 2 Sandy Ridge Open House Bubble Guppies Shipwrecked Wave Crashers Rapid Riders - Travel Camp CIT 1 Family Camp Weekend The Little Mermaid Incredible Juniors The Lion Queens Racky’s New Groove - Travel Camp CIT 1 Troop Adventure Camp # 1 (TAC)

16 to 17 All 7 to 9 9 to 11 11 to 14 11 to 17 14 to 15 All 7 to 9 9 to 11 11 to 14 11 to 17 14 to 15

no fee no fee $300/$350 $300/$350 $300/$350 $550/$600 $150/$200 $60 $350/$400 $300/$350 $300/$350 $500/$550 $150/$200 $60

no fee no fee $330/$380 $330/$380 $330/$380 $580/$630 $180/$230

Mini Einsteins Top Drone Bots & Rockets B2 Day Tripper - Travel Camp CIT 1 Troop Adventure Camp #2 Tiny Tourist Voyagers Globetrotters Tour De Bella - Travel Camp CIT 1 Troop Adventure Camp #3 Brownie Square Pants You Can’t Do That At Camp Green Arrows Junior Lifeguards CIT 1

7 to 9 9 to 11 11 to 14 11 to 17 14 to 15

$350/$400 $350/$400 $350/$400 $500/$550 $150/$200 $60 $300/$350 $300/$350 $300/$350 $500/$550 $150/$200 $60 $300/$350 $300/$350 $300/$350 $300/$350 $150/$200

$380/$430 $330/$380 $330/$380 $530/$580 $180/$230

7 to 9 9 to 11 9 to 11 11 to 17 14 to 15 7 to 9 9 to 11 11 to 14 11 to 14 14 to 15

$380/$430 $330/$380 $330/$380 $530/$580 $180/$230

$330/$380 $330/$380 $330/$380 $530/$580 $180/$230 $330/$380 $330/$380 $330/$380 $330/$380 $180/$230

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Send a Smile to Sandy Ridge! Tell Your Girl Scout “I LOVE YOU� from home by sending them a Smile Kit that will be delivered during her stay at camp! SMILE KITS can be ordered while registering for camp or through the Florence Girl Scout Shop by contacting Shandella Wallace at 843-669-5174 with your order and payment..

Smile Kit Option #1 Camp Welcome - $30 This Smile Kit is a great option for first time campers to welcome them to camp. Inside the kit will be a mood water bottle, custom tie dye paracord bracelet, a camp journal and a prestamped post card.

Smile Kit Option #2 Camp Mood - $35 Inside this Smile Kit will be mood water bottle, LED flashlight, custom tie dye paracord bracelet, a camp journal, a color changing lip balm and nail polish, and a pre-stamped post card.

Smile Kit Option #3 Camp Life - $40 Inside this Smile Kit will be a mood water bottle, one of our mascots (Racky: the Raccoon, Bella: the Bear or Macy: the Moose), LED flashlight, custom tie dye paracord bracelet, a camp journal, and pre-stamped post card to send home to you.

All Smile Kits are packed in an official Sandy Ridge backpack that your Girl Scout can use during her stay at Camp! The last day to order a SMILE KIT is June 13, 2019.

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The Cookie Activity Pin is available in August for purchase at your local store or through www.girlscoutshop.com. The pin is a different color every year.

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2. Decision Making Ƀ Develop a basic business plan for your cookie sale. Ƀ Work as a team with other Girl Scouts to decide when and where you’ll sell cookies and what you’ll do with the money you earn.

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5. Business Ethics Ƀ Discuss how living the Girl Scout Promise and Law applies to what you do in the Girl Scout Cookie Program as a businesswoman.


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What you need:

Directions:

Ingredients

1. Make cupcakes Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In a bowl stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt. Pour melted butter over and mix with a fork until incorporated. Press 1 tablespoon of graham mixture into the bottom of each liner. Fill muffin cups halfway with batter and put full marshmallow in the center of each. Bake as cake recipe instructs. Cupcakes will have a crater in the center when baked. Insert another whole marshmallow into the crater and bake for an additional 2 min. until melted. You will still have a dip in the top of cupcake, but no worries. Use a spoon to get them out of the pan and cool on cooling rack.

Cupcake: Devil’s Food cake batter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 lb. (16 oz.) of regular marshmallows 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon of salt 4 tablespoons butter, melted Buttercream Frosting: 4 cups of powdered sugar 1 cup of softened butter 2 teaspoons of vanilla 1-2 tablespoons of milk Decorations: 20 red cinnamon hard candies 20 yellow butterscotch hard candies 60 pretzel sticks, broken in half 48 miniature marshmallows 24 toothpicks 12 Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies (split open)

2. Make the fire Next, place unwrapped red and gold hard candies in a freezer plastic bag. Crush candies with hammer into chunks. Spread crushed candies in a thin layer onto parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F 6 to 8 minutes or until completely melted. Melted sugar can cause severe burns, so adult needs to remove from oven and candy must be completely cool before any handling. 3. Make the frosting and decorate To make frosting, mix the powdered sugar and softened butter until combined. Add vanilla and milk. Beat on low until powdered sugar is incorporated, then increase speed to medium-high. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry. Add more milk, a little bit at a time, until frosting is the proper consistency. Frost cupcakes using a pastry bag with a decorative tip. On each cupcake, arrange 4-5 pretzel pieces to create a campfire. Break cooled sheets of melted candies into pointed shards. Insert candy pieces around pretzels to create flames. Place two marshmallows on the end of a toothpick, insert the other end into the cupcake. Place one side of cookie on top.

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GSESC Camp Brochure for Sandy Ridge in Bennettsville, SC. Check us out at www.girlscoutsesc.org

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