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Camp at a Glance

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NEW! Outdoor Journey & badges

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Believe in Girls Expo THE ARROW IS A PUBLICATION OF THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE MISSOURI HEARTLAND.


TheArrow Our council serves just over 11,000 girls and 4,000 adults across 68 counties in southern and central Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma.

The Arrow is a publication of the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland.

The Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland offers the premier leadership development experience for girls helping them to discover their own sense of self, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world, and take action to make the world a better place.

The Girl Scout Mission

GSMH Locations

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

877-312-4764

The Arrow

Cape Girardeau Area Service Center

The Girl Scout Promise

Dexter Area Service Center

Welcome! The Arrow will guide you to the Girl Scout opportunities that excite you! It’s full of outdoor activities, summer camp, service projects, awards, a signature event, travel, and more! Ready to choose your adventure?

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.

2136 William Street, Suite 178 Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

1420 Girl Scout Way Dexter, MO 63841

Jefferson City Area Service Center 230 Metro Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109

The 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.

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Joplin Area Service Center 1202 S. Range Line Road, Suite 8 Joplin, MO 64801

Springfield Area Administrative Service Center 210 S. Ingram Mill Road Springfield, MO 65802

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland @gsmoheartland info@girlscoutsmoheartland.org


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Camp Service Days 20 Latonka Help with cleaning, and getting See what’s happening at ready for summer camp. Latonka this summer!

10 Camp at a Glance A complete list of our 2018 summer camp opportunities.

24 Mintahama See what’s happening at Mintahama this summer!

12 Cherokee Ridge See what’s happening at Cherokee Ridge this summer!

30 Believe in Girls Expo A first look at your 2018 signature event!

16 Finbrooke See what’s happening at Finbrooke this summer!

33 A Note to Parents Parents: Check out the need-toknow details of summer camp.

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This camp guide is loaded with fun, adventure, and new programs designed just for you. We’re so excited you’re thinking about coming to summer camp, and we’re hoping to excite you, too! For more than 100 years, camping has been a cornerstone of what Girl Scouts do. We have four summer camps that will inspire you to take the lead in an all-girl safe space where you’re free to explore, learn, and have fun without pressure. While having exciting, girl-led adventures you’ll learn about self-reliance, leadership, and perseverance. Our camps are open to any girl, regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement. Whether it’s your first time at camp or your fifth, there’s something new for you to discover in girl-led activities through which the Girl Scout experience truly comes to life! Let this camp guide be your compass, your arrow to point you in the right direction.

Finbrooke & Mintahama

Camp name: Jo Bob How long have you been a Girl Scout? I’ve been a Girl Scout for 17 years! Favorite camp song? The Princess Pat Favorite place at each program center? At Mintahama, my favorite place is the singing tree. At Finbrooke, my favorite place is the porch of the lodge looking out into main camp. What advice do you have for campers? Don’t be afraid to try something new! Whether that is trying a new session, a longer camp, or applying for the Leadership Program. We will do our best to help you succeed in building courage, confidence, and character in any resident camp session!

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Cherokee Ridge & Latonka

Camp name: Chaos How long have you been a Girl Scout? Since I was 7 years old! Favorite camp song? Boom, Boom, Ain’t it Great to Be Crazy Favorite place at each program center? At Latonka, my favorite place is where we have a beautiful final campfire that overlooks Lake Wappapello. At Cherokee Ridge, my favorite place is on the front porch of the Dining Hall—you overlook the whole camp and have a great seat to some of the best sunsets! What advice do you have for campers? Be willing to try new things—there are so many activities, try them all! Camp friends are the best friends—meet everyone and make new friends!


Step 1

Explore this guide—learn all about the different camps and activities available for you! This guide is your arrow, pointing you in the right direction. Feel free to make notes and circle what excites you!

Step 2

Choose your adventure this summer! Where: Which camp would you like to attend? • Cherokee Ridge (page 12) • Finbrooke (page 16) • Latonka (page 20) • Mintahama (page 24)

New this year! Our Early Bird Package now includes reduced pricing AND your camp t-shirt! To take advantage, register and pay the non-refundable deposit before May 15, 2018. More information on page 35.

Who: Check out the programs for your grade level. Remember, you may Look for the grade attend a program for a younger grade level, but not an older one. you will be going • Girl Scout Daisies: Kindergarten and Grade 1 into in Fall 2018! • Girl Scout Brownies: Grades 2 and 3 • Girl Scout Juniors: Grades 4 and 5 • Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: Grades 6 through 12 When: Know the dates you can go to camp. The first day listed is check-in and the last day is check-out. You won’t spend the night on your last day. What: What do you want to do at camp? There are lots of options! And don’t forget, all of our camp sessions give you time to participate in traditional camp activities like swimming, campfires, canoeing, games, and art projects!

Step 3

Register for Girl Scout Summer Camp! Registration instructions can be found on page 33. Don’t forget to talk to your parent or guardian! Parents! More information for you can be found on pages 33-35.

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Summer Camp

Q&A Webinar Series Are you a new parent sending your child families will get in-depth information to resident camp for the first time? about the summer camp program. Or are you thinking about sending your The outdoor program specialist will host child to camp and want to know more? this webinar and invites all questions! Then this is the webinar for you! Great for adults, but prospective First-time campers or interested campers can join in as well!

Option 1 February 15 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Option 2 March 15 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Option 3 April 12 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

How to Register

Email info@girlscoutsmoheartland.org your preferred date of attendance and you will receive the link to register!

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Option 4 May 16 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Come one, come all! All Girl Scouts and their families are invited to our new Camp Services Days! Participants will help with cleaning up camp, maintenance projects, and getting it ready for summer camp. Lunch is provided. Bring yourself, a bottle of water, and your friends!

Finbrooke

May 12 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cherokee Ridge

May 19 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mintahama

June 2 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Latonka

July 14 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration is required and opens on March 1, 2018.

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Trading Post

trading post

The Trading Posts are open at check-in, check-out, and during program sessions, and will have fun shirts and other camp merchandise available! The service center retail shops will also have fun summer shirts and camp merchandise available to get you ready for summer camp season!

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877-312-4764 info@girlscoutsmoheartland.org http://www.girlscoutshop.com/MISSOURIHEARTLAND-COUNCIL


Early Bird Package includes t-shirt!

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Our Early Bird Package now includes reduced pricing AND your camp t-shirt! To take advantage, register and pay the non-refundable deposit before May 15, 2018. More information on page 35.

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Cherokee ridge S’more Fun Saddle & Paddle Pioneer Adventures Mount Up - Intermediate Camp Aide Wrangler in Training 2 Rodeo Princess Fireflies & Flashlights Happy Trails - Intermediate Just Chillin’ Silver Spurs - Advanced Camp Aid Wrangler in Training 1 Little Sea Horses Sea Horses Painted Ponies Cowgirl 101 - Intermediate Wild West Adventure Adventure Trippers Camp Aide Pony Tails & Hiking Trails

June 17-19 $130/$145 June 17-22 $310/$325 June 17-22 $310/$325 June 17-22 $310/$325 June 17-22 $130/$145 June 17-29 $310/$325 June 20-22 $190/$205 June 24-26 $160/$175 June 24-29 $310/$325 June 24-26 $160/$175 June 24-29 $310/$325 June 24-29 $130/$145 June 24-July 6 $310/$325 June 27-28 $110/$125 June 27-29 $190/$205 July 1-3 $160/$175 July 1-6 $310/$325 July 1-6 $360/$375 July 1-6 $360/$375 July 1-6 $130/$145 July 4-6 $190/$205

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Open to Girl Scout Daisies Open to Girl Scout Brownies Open to Girl Scout Juniors Open to Girl Scout Cadettes Open to Girl Scout Seniors Open to Girl Scout Ambassadors

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Finbrooke

Rookie Riders Camp Like a Girl Scout Adventure Bound Hogwarts Camp Sharp Shooters Camp Aide Counselor in Training 2 Junior Counselor Little Mermaids Camp Like a Girl Scout Outdoor Adventurer Aqua Divas Bridles, Boats, and Bows! Camp Aide Camp Your Way Junior Counselor Zip It! Counselor in Training 1 Forest Fairies Forest Fairies Mermaid Lagoon Bits & Pieces Adrenaline Rush Camp Aide Climbing, Climb On! Fueled by the Force Junior Counselor Wizardry for Muggles Pottery Pixies

July 15-17 July 15-17 July 15-20 July 15-20 July 15-20 July 15-20 July 15-28 July 15-20 July 18-19 July 18-20 July 22-24 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-Aug 3 July 25 July 26 July 25-27 July 29-31 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 Aug 1-3

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Latonka Beach Girls Cowgirl Adventure Tree Dwellers: Night Ninjas Choose Your Adventure Camp Aide Junior Counselor Counselor in Training 2 Sweet Treats Sun Catchers Camp Out Loud Hunger Games Tree Dwellers: Four Fires Camp Aide Junior Counselor Counselor in Training 1 I Heart Art! Camp Out Loud Dancin’ Divas Camp Aide Epic Quest Junior Counselor Jedi School Tree Dwellers: Hogwarts Once Upon a Time

July 15-17 July 15-20 July 15-20 July 15-20 July 15-20 July 15-20 July 15-27 July 18-20 July 22-24 July 22-24 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-27 July 22-Aug 3 July 25-26 July 25-27 July 29-31 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 July 29-Aug 3 Aug 1-3

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First price listed is the Early Bird rate, second is the On Time rate. See page 5 for more details.

Once Upon a Time Tree Dwellers: Mysteries of the Night Cupcake Wars My Camp, My Rules Castaways Camp Aide Junior Counselor Counselor in Training 2 Playing Pixies Goo, Glop & Fizz Jump Start H2O Extreme Jedi School Cast Iron Chef Tree Dwellers: Four Fires Camp Aide Junior Counselor Counselor in Training 1 Doodlebugs Artists Midnight Madness Tree Dwellers Voyagers Camp Aide Junior Counselor Catching Fire Princess in Training Tree Dwellers

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Early Bird Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Includes a free T-shirt!

On Time Registration received after May 15, 2018.

Horse Program Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a camper’s experience and comfort level, or by weather conditions.

Cherokee Ridge June 17 through July 6

Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks, with a captivating view of Lake Potashnik, Cherokee Ridge is the home of our equestrian program. Next to the St. Francis River in Wayne County, you can experience the thrill of horseback riding, swimming, archery, and more, while making memories to last a lifetime. 12

Little Sea Horses

June 27-28 Early Bird: $110 On Time: $125

A perfect mix of fun in the water and adventure on horseback! Play water games, swim in the pool, and go on a pony ride with your new friends. You will work towards the Between Earth & Sky Journey.


July 1-3 Early Bird: $160 • On Time: $175 Bring together your love of art and horses! Bring your creative side to life while you discover arts, crafts, drawing, and painting a horse in the barn. Then, participate in a wrangler-led pony ride! You will work towards the Painting badge.

S’more Fun

June 17-19 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Want to have s’more fun? Great for new campers who want to do it all, you’ll create art, roast s’mores, and explore camp all while making new friends. You will work towards the Making Friends badge.

Fireflies & Flashlights

June 24-26 Early Bird: $160 • On Time: $175 Ever watch the moon rise? All night owls are invited to stay up late and explore camp by night. Visit the barn to ride horses while everyone else is asleep! Create a glow-in-the-dark art project, play night-time games, and then make a late-night snack. You will work towards the Snacks badge.

Rodeo Princess

June 20-22 Early Bird: $190 • On Time: $205 Visit the barn, ride a horse, and learn about horse care yee-haw! You’ll also test your swimming skills at the pool and be creative in the craft room while making new friends. This session is great for first-time horseback riders! You will work towards the Outdoor Adventure badge.

Pony Tails & Hiking Trails

July 4-6 Early Bird: $190• On Time: $205 Become a hiking pro! Hit the trails with tasty snacks, explore the sounds of animals, and go bird watching. When you’re not hiking, you’ll visit the barn and go horseback riding. You will work towards the Hiker badge.

Sea Horses

June 27-29 Early Bird: $190 • On Time: $205 On a horse or in the water, you will have a great time at camp this summer! Ride a horse, then play water games and splash into the pool with your new friends. You will work towards A World of Girls Journey.

Cowgirl 101 Intermediate July 1-6 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Do you have what it takes to be a cowgirl? Come to camp and find out! Compete in challenges throughout the week like roping, riding, shooting, cooking over a fire, and much more. You will work towards the Staying Fit badge.

Pioneer Adventures

June 17-22 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Follow the footsteps of our pioneer ancestors as they conquered the frontier. Dabble in daily activities like making soap, dipping candles, horseback riding, storytelling, and outdoor cooking. You will work towards the Playing the Past badge.

Cherokee Ridge

Painted Ponies

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Just Chillin’

Saddle & Paddle

June 24-26 Early Bird: $160• On Time: $175

June 17-22 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Camp is a great place for you to chill out—hang out poolside, create an art project, and sing songs over a campfire. You’ll also have the chance to choose other daily activities like archery, canoeing, horseback riding, or hiking. Girls will work towards the Social Butterfly badge.

On land and by sea, this is the best of both worlds! Learn to mount, dismount, walk, rein, groom, and saddle your horse. Spend two hours each day building your riding skills! When you are not at the barn, you’ll paddle your heart out while learning all about canoeing. After learning the basics, you’ll even canoe on Lake Potashnik. You will work towards the Horseback Riding badge.

Happy Trails Intermediate

June 24-29 Early Bird: $310• On Time: $325 Become more confident in your riding, learn more about horses, play games on horseback, and hit the trails at Cherokee Ridge! You will work towards the Horseback Riding badge. Prerequisite: Saddle Up, beginner horse session, or permission from the outdoor program specialist.

Wild West Adventure

July 1-6 Early Bird: $360 • On Time: $375

Take an overnight pack trip with your horses by the St. Francis river! But first, you’ll focus on Western pleasure, reining, and trail work, and sharpen your skills by practicing timed events like barrel racing, pole bending, and flag races. At the end of the week you’ll compete in a rodeo! You will work towards the Trailblazing badge. Prerequisite: Intermediate horse session or permission from outdoor program specialist.

Adventure Trippers

July 1-6 Early Bird: $360 • On Time: $375

Cherokee Ridge

Discover a world of adventure! Go on a float trip, hit the trails on horseback, and take a ride down the zipline. Satisfy your thirst for new experiences with a week packed full of trips. You will work towards the Adventure badge. This unit will be leaving Cherokee Ridge once to take on the challenge course at Latonka Program Center.

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Early Bird

Horse Program

Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from Includes a free T-shirt! the ground up; riding may be limited by a camper’s experience and comfort level, Registration received or by weather conditions. after May 15, 2018.

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June 17-22 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Become more confident in your riding, learn more about horses, play games on horseback, and hit the trails at Cherokee Ridge! You will work towards the Animal Helpers badge. Prerequisite: Saddle Up, beginner horse session, or permission from the outdoor program specialist.

Silver Spurs - June 24-29 Advanced

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Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Camp Aide

Are you ready to blaze a new trail? You’ll play games, hit the trails of Cherokee Ridge, and learn tricks all while on horseback. You will work towards the Animal Helpers badge. Prerequisites: Intermediate horse session or permission from outdoor program specialist. Girls must be able to groom, saddle and care for their horse; girls must pass the “ring test” or have previously participated in GSMH trail rides.

With this leadership program, you’ll enjoy camp favorites and special activities while helping at the kitchen, waterfront, and program areas at camp. If you’ve already completed Program Aide training, you can also choose aiding in a unit! Prerequisite: Completion of the 7th grade.

June 17-22 • June 24-29 • July 1-6 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

Leadership Program. Selection for this program is by application only. Applications are available at service centers and online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Wrangler in Training II

June 24-29 and July 1-6 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

June 17-22 and June 24-29 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Prepare yourself to become a horseback riding instructor in GSMH’s horse program. Further develop your riding skills and learn techniques for teaching and supervising horseback-riding students. You’ll also learn horse psychology and medical emergency skills. This is an intense program. Participants should demonstrate excellent horsemanship and riding skills. Prerequisite: Completion of 8th grade.

Improve your leadership skills and learn the more about teaching ground lessons. Explore the essentials of delivering a riding program by assisting with lessons, theory, and program operations. This is an intense program. Participants should demonstrate excellent horsemanship and riding skills. Prerequisites: Completion of 9th grade and WIT I.

Participants may spend the weekend at camp for an additional $20. Weekend activities will involve sleeping in, relaxing, and doing laundry.

Cherokee Ridge

Wrangler in Training I

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Early Bird Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Includes a free T-shirt!

On Time Registration received after May 15, 2018.

Horse Program Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a camper’s experience and comfort level, or by weather conditions. This unit will be leaving Finbrooke twice to ride horses at Hartman Farms, located outside of Springfield.

Finbrooke

July 15 through August 3

Found along the beautiful Finley River, Finbrooke is a spectacular camp tucked away just outside of Springfield in Christian County. From the excitement of rappelling off the tower, hiking to the “Hidden Falls,” and perfecting your shot at the archery range—Finbrooke offers an ultimate camp experience. 16

Forest Fairies July 25 OR July 26 Early Bird: $50 On Time: $65

Celebrate the magic of nature as we discover the hidden world of the fairies. Let your imagination go wild designing a fairy house and wand! Enjoy a sweet treat at a tea party in the forest while the Fairy Queen tells stories of magic and mischief. You will work towards the Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey.


Little Mermaids

Outdoor Adventurer

Become a mermaid this summer! Play water games, swim, and explore the water by learning what lives in it. You’ll even make an art project and have a picnic. You will work towards Between Earth and Sky Journey.

Explore Finbrooke by wading in the river, taking a nature hike, and teaming up with your new friends to compete in a game of capture the flag. When you’re not exploring, you’ll build a campfire, practice your knots, and build a bird feeder. You will work towards the Outdoor Adventurer badge.

Bits & Pieces

July 29-31 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Visit the craft barn, test your swimming skills, hike the trails of Finbrooke, and roast a s’more while singing songs! Great for new campers. You will work towards the Making Friends badge.

Mermaid Lagoon

July 25-27 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Calling all mermaids! Swim every afternoon, then trade in your fins for feet so you can slip ‘n’ slide, play water piñata, and become a land mermaid. Make mermaid-inspired art and take a hike to the river. You will work towards the Wonders of Water Journey.

Pottery Pixies

August 1-3 Early Bird: $140 • On Time: $155

What would you do with a ball of clay? Pottery Pixies lets you explore the art of designing your very own pottery. Let your creativity shine through your work of art! You will work towards the Pottery badge.

Rookie Riders

July 15-17 Early Bird: $240 • On Time: $255 Are you ready for a horseback riding adventure? Join us to cowgirl up and visit a nearby horse stable to go horseback riding. Spend your afternoons swimming and creating art. You will work towards the Making Friends badge.

July 22-24 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

Bridles, Boats, July and Bows! 22-27

Early Bird: $360 • On Time: $375

Combine your love for horses with canoeing and archery! Enjoy saddling up for a ride, canoeing on the river, and perfecting your shot at the archery range. You will work towards the Horseback Riding badge.

Camp Like a Girl Scout

July 15-17 or July 18-20 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

Experience a little bit of everything! Try out archery, canoeing, low ropes, and the pool. And you can’t leave camp without making an art project to take with you! You will work towards the Camper badge.

Climbing, Climb On

July 29 — august 3 Early Bird: $260 • On Time: $275 Adventure abounds at the Finbrooke Challenge Course! Each day, you and your friends will be given a challenge to overcome including the low and high ropes, the rock wall, the rappelling tower, the zip line, and much more! You will work towards the Staying Fit badge.

Finbrooke

July 18-19 Early Bird: $90 • On Time: $105

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Aqua Divas

Wizardry for Muggles

A diva deserves to get away for a while, relax by canoeing on the river, lounge by the pool at a luau, and take the occasional dip. The pampering will continue with homemade facials, nail painting, and making your own lei! You will work towards the Social Butterfly badge.

Do you have what it takes to win the house cup? Get sorted by the Sorting Hat, and then get ready for a week at Hogwarts – camp style! Attend your favorite Hogwarts classes, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, Quidditch, and Potions. You will work towards the aMUSE Journey.

Adventure Bound

Camp Your Way

Do you crave adventure? Start yours by hitting our low ropes course for a challenge you will never forget! Your adventure continues with archery, tackling our high ropes course, canoeing, geocaching, and so much more. You will work towards the Trailblazing badge.

Summer camp, your way! As a unit, you’ll create a schedule for the week. Do you want to spend more time at the pool? You can! Climb the climbing wall? Yep. Practice your archery skills at the archery range? Put it on the schedule. Your group may decide to make bracelets with your new friends, relax by the campfire, or spend time with Tie-dye. You could even have a late-night dance party! You will work towards the aMAZE Journey.

July 22-27 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265

July 15-20 Early Bird: $360 • On Time: $375

Fueled by Force

July 29-august 3 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 Will you join the Dark Side or become a Jedi Master? Learn to use the force as you participate in activities on land, on water, and in the air. May the force be with you as you make a light saber and train like a Rey. You will work towards the Special Agent badge.

Sharp Shooters

July 15-20 Early Bird: $260 • On Time: $275 Bullseye! Focus on two target shorts: archery and riflery. Learn shooting safely, how to shoot, and get plenty of practice to perfect your shot! At the end of the week, you’ll participate in a tournament to see who really is on target! Your will work towards the Archery badge.

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July 29-august 3 Early Bird: $260 • On Time: $275

July 22-27 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265

Hogwarts Camp

July 15-20 Early Bird: $260 • On Time: $275 Be a witch for a week and join us at Hogwarts—complete with a sorting ceremony, wand workshop, and Quidditch match! You’ll attend classes in Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Herbology. You will work towards the aMAZE Journey.

Zip it!

July 22-27 Early Bird: $270 • On Time: $285 A week full of excitement, teamwork, and high-flying adventure! Work together with your new friends to test your limits on the low ropes course, catch an adrenaline rush on the zip line, and rappel from the top of the climbing tower! Conquer all of this, then climb the Giant’s Ladder and even try out crate climbing! You will work towards the First Aid badge.


Early Bird

On Time

Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Includes a free T-shirt!

Registration received after May 15, 2018.

Adrenaline Rush

July 29-august 3 Early Bird: $360 • On Time: $375 Be prepared for non-stop adventure! Go on a float trip, try out some mountain biking, and enjoy a primitive camping adventure! If that’s not enough, the adventure continues with archery, crate climbing, and ziplining—superman style! You will work towards the Adventurer badge.

Camp Aide

July 15-20 • July 22-27 • July 29-Aug 3 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 In this leadership program, you’ll enjoy camp favorites and special activities while helping at the kitchen, waterfront, and program areas at camp. If you’ve already completed Program Aide training, you can also choose aiding in a unit! Prerequisite: Completion of the 7th grade.

Junior Counselor

July 15-20 • July 22-27 • July 29-Aug 3

Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Use your leadership and program skills as you work under the supervision of camp staff in units or at your favorite specialty area. During this week, you will learn more about camp management to prepare yourself to apply for a position on camp staff next year. Prerequisites: Completion of the 11th grade and CIT II.

Leadership Program. Selection for this program is by application only. Applications are available at service centers and online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

July 22-27 and July 29-aug 3 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

July 15-20 and July 22-27 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Discover the leader in you! While providing an opportunity to connect with yourself and others, this intense two-week session prepares you for the rigors and rewards of being a camp counselor. Make a difference in a young girl’s life while focusing on a program skill such as drama, hiking, arts, or outdoor skills. Prerequisite: Completion of the 9th grade.

Ready for more? Not only will you be teaching others, but you will be discovering new skills to help you become a more highly-skilled counselor. This experience will help prepare you to become a Junior Counselor next summer! Prerequisites: Completion of the 10th grade and CIT I.

Participants may spend the weekend at camp for an additional $20. Weekend activities will involve sleeping in, relaxing, and doing laundry.

Finbrooke

Counselor in Training I Counselor in Training II

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Early Bird Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Includes a free T-shirt!

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Horse Program Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a camper’s experience and comfort level, or by weather conditions. This unit will be leaving Latonka twice to ride horses at Cherokee Ridge Program Center located in Wayne County.

Latonka

July 15 through August 3

Tucked away in its own cozy private cove on beautiful Lake Wappapello in Wayne County, you’ll find Latonka, “Home by the Water.” Adventure through low ropes, or swing in the trees on high ropes— Latonka offers a wide variety of programs designed to encourage guests to face and overcome outdoor challenges! 20

I Heart Art July 25-26 Early Bird: $90 On Time: $105

Get creative and discover a whole new world with art in the outdoors! Use nature to inspire masterpieces created through drawing, painting, and jewelrymaking. You will work towards the Outdoor Art Maker badge.


Beach Girls

Camp Out Loud

July 15-17 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

July 22-24 OR July 25-27 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

Sand, sun, and water are waiting for you. Spend your days splashing around the lake, making sand castles, playing water games, and learning about lake creatures. Then, enjoy a beach party with delicious BBQ, music, and a bonfire by the lake with your new friends! You will work towards the Wonders of Water Journey.

Not ready for a week of camp? This is the session for you! Camp your way through sampling arts and crafts, swimming in the lake, canoeing, roasting a s’more and much more. You will work towards the Camper badge.

Sun Catchers

July 15-20 Early Bird: $320 • On Time: $335

July 22-24 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

Cowgirl Adventure

New to camp? Sun Catchers is for you! Enjoy swimming, hiking, singing, games, and art projects. You’ll have an awesome time while you make new friends! You will work towards the Making Friends badge.

Enjoy a little of everything if you’re cowgirl who likes an adventure! Challenge yourself with archery, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding at a nearby horse stable. Then continue the adventure with swimming, hiking, outdoor cooking, low ropes, orienteering, and much more! You will work towards the Horseback Riding badge.

Dancin’ Divas

Epic Quest

If you love to dance, this is the session for you! Learn different types of dance and then work with your new friends to put on a recital for the whole camp! You will work towards the Dance badge.

Come aboard and prepare to get wet! Perfect your canoeing skills by taking a canoe trip to People’s Creek and then take an overnight canoe trip with your new mates to the island on Lake Wappapello. The quest is not over until you explore Lake Wappapello by a pontoon boat ride. You will work towards the Get Moving! Journey.

Once Upon a Time

August 1-3 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Once upon a time at camp, campers journeyed to a storybook land filled with dragons, fairies, magical potions, and inventions. Come join us and camp happily ever after. You will work towards the Inventor badge.

Sweet Treats

July 18-20 Early Bird: $140 • On Time: $155 Spend your days learning how to make candy, cupcakes, and lollipops. You’ll even make homemade ice cream and have a cupcake design contest! You will work towards the Snacks badge.

July 29-august 3 Early Bird: $270 • On Time: $285

Jedi School

July 29-August 3 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 Head to a galaxy far, far away to attend Jedi training to harness the force. Explore the galaxy through stargazing and make a light saber to defend against the foes! You will work towards the Detective badge.

Latonka

July 29-31 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

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Choose Your Adventure Tree Dwellers: July 15-20 Four Fires July 22-27 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 With your camp mates and counselors, you’ll decide what activities fill your schedule for the week! Maybe you’ll choose to take an canoe trip to a nearby island on Lake Wappapello, spend all day at the waterfront, or choose to relax and enjoy a camp-style spa treatment. It’s your camp, your time, and your adventure! You will work towards the aMAZE Journey.

Hunger Games

July 22-27 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 Train and practice in archery, navigation, self-defense, fire building, and survival skills. Before the week is over, compete in teams in the Hunger Games—Camp Style! May the odds be ever in your favor! You will work towards the Archery badge.

Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265

At night, sleep in the tree house unit at Latonka! And during the day, explore the history and culture of Native Americans in our area. Create your own Four Fires attire and work with your fellow members to develop a Take Action project to improve camp. Then, plan and conduct the Four Fires Ceremony, including inviting campers to join Four Fires! To attend you must be a Four Fires member, you must have attended any Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland resident camp for four years and be in at least 7th grade.

Tree Dwellers: Hogwarts

July 29-august 3 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 At night, sleep in the tree house unit at Latonka! And during the day, attend Hogwarts and study classes in Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Herbology. Your experience is complete with a sorting ceremony, a wand workshop, and even a Quidditch match! You will work towards the aMAZE Journey.

Tree Dwellers: Night Ninjas

Latonka

July 15-20 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265

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At night, sleep in the tree house unit at Latonka! And during the day, practice and rest up for your night ninja activities. Night ninjas are known for their camp stealth and adventure! Try your hand at midnight canoeing, sleep-in breakfasts, zip-lining at night, and tackling a glow-in-the-dark obstacle course. You will work towards the aMAZE Journey.


Early Bird

On Time

Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Includes a free T-shirt!

Registration received after May 15, 2018.

Camp Aide

July 15-20, July 22-27, OR July 29-August 3 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 In this leadership program, you’ll enjoy camp favorites and special activities while helping at the kitchen, waterfront, and program areas at camp. If you’ve already completed Program Aide training, you can also choose aiding in a unit! Prerequisite: Completion of the 7th grade.

Junior Counselor

July 15-20, July 22-27, or July 29-August 3 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Use your leadership and program skills as you work under the supervision of camp staff in units or at your favorite specialty area. During this week, you will learn more about camp management to prepare yourself to apply for a position on camp staff next year. Prerequisites: Completion of the 11th grade and CIT II.

Leadership Program. Selection for this program is by application only. Applications are available at service centers and online at www. girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

July 22-27 and July 29-aug 3 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

July 15-20 and July 22-27 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Discover the leader in you! While providing an opportunity to connect with yourself and others, this intense two-week session prepares you for the rigors and rewards of being a camp counselor. Make a difference in a young girl’s life while focusing on a program skill such as drama, hiking, arts, or outdoor skills. Prerequisite: Completion of the 9th grade.

Ready for more? Not only will you be teaching others, but you will be discovering new skills to help you become a more highly-skilled counselor. This experience will help prepare you to become a Junior Counselor next summer! Prerequisites: Completion of the 10th grade and CIT I.

Participants may spend the weekend at camp for an additional $20. Weekend activities will involve sleeping in, relaxing, and doing laundry.

Latonka

Counselor in Training I Counselor in Training II

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M Mintahama

June 17 through July 6

Located just outside of Joplin in Newton County, Mintahama boasts a private twelve-acre lake with Goose Island in the center. Explore wildlife at the nature center or take a nature hike along the lake shore. Mintahama is a wonderland waiting to be explored! 24

Early Bird Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Includes a free T-shirt!

On Time Registration received after May 15, 2018.

Doodlebugs June 27-28 Early Bird: $90 On Time: $105

Doodlebugs love to use their imagination and be creative! Join us to make nature mobiles, paint a picture using the plants around you, and make your very own bug wings. Then, display your artwork for fellow Doodlebugs. You will work towards your Outdoor Art Maker badge.

Playing Pixies June 20 Early Bird: $50 On Time: $65

Calling all nature lovers! Enjoy a day at camp while exploring the lake and woods! Have fun planting flowers, hiking, swimming, and making a nature-themed art project! You will work towards Between Earth and Sky Journey.


June 24-26 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: 145 Jump-start your camp experience by trying a little bit of everything! Discover Mintahama through art projects, singing, games, swimming, and outdoor explorations. You will work towards the Outdoor Adventurer badge.

Artists

June 27-29 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Discover the world of art through crafting, jewelry-making, painting, and more. With your fellow artists, you’ll work together on an art project that can be left at camp for future campers to admire. You will earn the Painter badge.

Goo, Glop & Fizz

June 20-22 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Get messy and blow stuff up! You and your new friends will try bending water, making raisins dance, and creating your own giant bubbles and silly putty. Plus, you’ll shoot off rockets and made soda explode! You will work towards the Home Scientist badge.

Midnight Madness

July 1-3 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145

Mornings not your thing? Then this session is for you! Sleep late every morning and explore camp during the late-night hours. Take a late-night swim, follow glow-inthe-dark trail signs, and tell stories around a campfire. You will work towards the Hiker badge

Once Upon a Time

June 17-19 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Once upon a time at camp, campers journeyed to a storybook land filled with dragons, fairies, magical potions, and inventions. Come join us and camp happily ever after. You will work towards the Inventor badge.

Princess in Training

July 4-6 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Explore the skills of your favorite princesses, including paddling like Pocahontas, shooting targets like Merida, swimming like Ariel, cooking like Tiana, and defending yourself like Mulan! You will work towards A World of Girls Journey.

H20 Extreme

June 24-29 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265

Have a week of water fun at camp swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, and playing water games. You’ll also have a floating lunch, test out your homemade raft on the lake, take a late-night swim, and canoe by moonlight. You will work towards the Agent of Change Journey.

Cupcake Wars

June 17-22 Early Bird: $260 • On Time: $275 Frosting, decorations, and cupcakes galore! In between traditional camp activities, you’ll spend time in the lodge kitchen learning about baking, decorating, and sampling treats! By the end of the week, you will be ready to enter the Camp Bake-Off. May the best bakers win! You will work towards Simple Meals badge.

Jedi School

June 24-29 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 Head to a galaxy far, far away to attend Jedi training to harness the force. Explore the galaxy through stargazing and make a light saber to defend against the foes! You will work towards the Detective badge.

Mintahama

Jump Start

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Tree Dwellers

July 1-3 or July 4-6 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Anything goes! This is for the camper who wants it all—cookouts, swimming, hiking, and creating art! Spend time on the lake canoeing and enjoy a campfire! You will sleep in the tree houses and work towards the Animal Habitat badge.

Tree Dwellers: Mysteries of the Night June 17-22 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265

Catch the moonlight and explore camp while everyone else is asleep! This week is full of late night activities like searching for shooting stars, twilight canoeing, and taking a late-night dip at the pool. With night hikes, sleep-in breakfasts, and all the fun of daytime activities too, you and your new friends will explore all the mysteries of the night! You will sleep in the tree houses and work towards the Get Moving! Journey.

Tree Dwellers: Four Fires June 24-29

Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 At night, sleep in the tree houses! And during the day, explore the history and culture of Native Americans in our area. Create your own Four Fires attire and work with your fellow members to develop a Take Action project to improve camp. Then, plan and conduct the Four Fires Ceremony, including inviting campers to join Four Fires! To attend you must be a Four Fires member, you must have attended any GSMH resident camp for four years and be in at least 7th grade.

Cast Iron Chef

June 24-29 Early Bird: $260 • On Time: $275 Face daily team challenges to create recipes using only a cast iron pot—don’t forget the secret ingredient! Learn techniques for making delicious food and put your culinary skills to the test in a cast iron cook-off! You will work towards New Cuisines badge.

Catching Fire

July 1-6 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 Train and practice in archery, navigation, self-defense, fire building, and survival skills. Before the week is over, compete in teams in the Hunger Games—Camp Style! May the odds be ever in your favor! You will work towards the Archery badge.

My Camp, My Rules Mintahama

June 17-22 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265

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Tired of the usual camp rules? It’s time to make your own! You’ll join forces with other campers and your counselors to establish your own camp rules for the week. Mandatory mid-day ice cream parties? Extended bedtime? You make the rules! After you’ve set the rules, you’ll pick what you want to do for the week, too! Note: Safety is always number one at camp.


Castaways

June 17-22 Early Bird: $250 • On Time: $265 Stay on Goose Island for the week! Learn to survive on what nature provides: build your own shelter, learn how to signal for help, identify edible plants, go fishing, tell time by the sun, and cook your meals over a campfire. Are you up for the challenge? You will work towards the Trailblazing badge.

Voyagers

July 1-6 Early Bird: $360 • On Time: $375 Explore camp on the water! Travel by canoe and use a raft that you make on your very own. Spend a day in the lake tip sizing your canoe, learning the boat over boat technique, and of course swimming! Learn new paddling tricks and get ready for fun on the river with a float trip before the week ends! You will work towards the Paddling badge. Leadership Program. Selection for this program is by application only. Applications are available at service centers and online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Early Bird

On Time

Early Bird pricing is being offered for any registration received by May 15, 2018. Includes a free T-shirt!

Registration received after May 15, 2018.

Camp Aide

June 17-22, June 24-29, or July 1-6 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 In this leadership program, you’ll enjoy camp favorites and special activities while helping at the kitchen, waterfront, and program areas at camp. If you’ve already completed. Program Aide training, you can also choose aiding in a unit! Prerequisite: Completion of the 7th grade.

Junior Counselor

July 17-22, July 24-29 or July 1-6 Early Bird: $130 • On Time: $145 Use your leadership and program skills as you work under the supervision of camp staff in units or at your favorite specialty area. During this week, you will learn more about camp management to prepare yourself to apply for a position on camp staff next year. Prerequisites: Completion of the 11th grade and CIT II.

June 24-29 AND JULY 1-6 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

June 17-22 and June 24-29 Early Bird: $310 • On Time: $325

Discover the leader in you! While providing an opportunity to connect with yourself and others, this intense two-week session prepares you for the rigors and rewards of being a camp counselor. Make a difference in a young girl’s life while focusing on a program skill such as drama, hiking, arts, or outdoor skills. Prerequisite: Completion of the 9th grade.

Ready for more? Not only will you be teaching others, but you will be discovering new skills to help you become a more highly-skilled counselor. This experience will help prepare you to become a Junior Counselor next summer! Prerequisites: Completion of the 10th grade and CIT I.

Participants may spend the weekend at camp for an additional $20. Weekend activities will involve sleeping in, relaxing, and doing laundry.

Mintahama

Counselor in Training I Counselor in Training II

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Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, the new Outdoor Journey will deepen girls’ outdoor skills through badges that lead to a Take Action project and inspire girls to take an interest in environmental stewardship. Here’s an overview of each grade level!

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Step One: Daisies earn the Outdoor Art Maker Badge. Step Two: Daisies earn the Buddy Camper Badge. Step Three: When the two badges are complete, girls use what they learned to plan and carry out a Take Action project and earn their Take Action Award which shows they earned their Outdoor Journey!

Step One: Brownies earn the First Aid Badge. Step Two: Brownies earn the Hiker Badge. Step Three: Brownies earn the new Cabin Camper Badge. Step Four: When all three badges are complete, girls plan and carry out a Take Action project using the skills they learned, and earn their Take Action Award which shows they earned their Outdoor Journey!

Step One: Juniors earn the Animal Habitats Badge. Step Two: Juniors earn the Camper Badge. Step Three: Juniors earn the new Eco Camper Badge. Step Four: When all three badges are complete, girls plan and carry out a Take Action project using the skills they learned, and earn their Take Action Award which shows they earned their Outdoor Journey!

Step One: Cadettes earn the Night Owl Badge. Step Two: Cadettes earn the Trailblazing Badge. Step Three: Cadettes earn the new Primitive Camper Badge. Step Four: When all three badges are complete, girls plan and carry out a Take Action project using the skills the learned, and earn their Take Action Award which shows they earned their Outdoor Journey!


Earn the new Outdoor STEM Journey for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors in collaboration with SciStarter! All requirements and meeting aids can be found on the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)! What is a citizen scientist? A citizen science connects regular people with scientists to help them conduct research. With the help of thousands of citizens around the world, scientists can do research more quickly, share information more readily, and greatly add to the store of human knowledge. Daisy Requirements: 1. Observe our world 2. Observe butterflies 3. Conduct Citizen Science project 4. Take Action project 5. Celebrate

Brownie Requirements: 1. Sharpen observation skills 2. Snail field notes 3. Conduct Citizen Science project 4. Take Action project 5. Celebrate

Step One: Seniors earn the Adventurer Badge. Step Two: Seniors earn the First Aid Badge. Step Three: Seniors earn the new Adventure Camper Badge. Step Four: When all three badges are complete, girls plan and carry out a Take Action project using the skills the learned, and earn their Take Action Award which shows they earned their Outdoor Journey!

Junior Requirements: 1. Observing with detail and precision 2. Animal tracking field notes 3. Conduct Citizen Science project 4. Take Action project 5. Celebrate

Step One: Ambassadors earn the Outdoor Art Master Badge. Step Two: Ambassadors earn the Water Badge. Step Three: Ambassadors earn the new Survival Camper Badge. Step Four: When all three badges are complete, girls plan and carry out a Take Action project using the skills they learned, and earn their Take Action Award which shows they earned their Outdoor Journey!

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Join us for our 2018 Signature Event! On Saturday, March 24, 2018, we are hosting your third Believe in Girls Expo in Springfield, Missouri. Garnering over 1,000 attendees in previous years, the event will be held at the Springfield Expo Center with a large area dedicated to exhibit booths featuring fun and educational activities that help girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). Join us to be a part of this unique, girl-inspired celebration!

n’t en! Do ay! p o s i d n -filled tratio Regis on this fun out miss

When?

Saturday, March 24 12:00 — 4:00 p.m.

Where?

Springfield Expo Center Springfield, MO

Cost? Before March 1: $20/person After March 2: $25/person

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a c i R a Cost A Touch of the Tropics

Delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes in enchanting Costa Rica. Transport your troop deep into a misty cloud forest, get up close to the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and see sensational waterfalls and hot springs. From beginning to end, experience natural beauty and thrilling adventures beyond what you ever imagined! See what you’ll experience at eftours.com/cosj

July 9-18, 2019

SAN JOSÉ • Day 1 Fly to Costa Rica and meet your Tour Director at the airport in San José. ARENAL REGION • Days 2-3 Take a coffee tour. Travel to the Arenal region. Take a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal. Visit Poás Volcano. Visit La Fortuna Waterfall. Visit hot springs. Participate in a cultural activity with a local community. MONTEVERDE • Days 4-5 Travel to Monteverde Reserve. Optional: Horseback riding in Monteverde Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest. Plant a tree in the EF reserve in Monteverde with your group. Experience a canopy tour. CENTRAL PACIFIC COAST • Days 6-7 Travel to the Central Pacific Coast. Enjoy lunch at the Rainforest. Adventures Park: take a two-hour hike and visit a butterfly garden. Experience a Crocodile River Tour. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park. SAN JOSÉ • Days 8-9 Travel via Sarchi to San José. Participate in ox cart painting activity. Optional: Folklore evening Depart for home. EXTENSION: SAN JOSÉ • Days 9-10 Take a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River. How to enroll: Lock in your price and en roll for $95. Phone: 800-457-9023 Online: eftours.com/gsen roll

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Participate in the P.A.W.S. Project in five simple steps!

Participate in the 2018 Council-Wide Service Project! Make the world a better place and be a part of the P.A.W.S. Project: Pets Are Worth Supporting! Girls and troops can support the animal shelter of their choice by collecting dog or cat food, paper towels, or newspapers. This project runs from April 7-14, 2018 and can be completed in five simple steps.

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Pick Up Your Door Hangers Pick up your door hangers from a GSMH Service Center, a local service unit meeting, or print your own P.A.W.S. Door Hangers, found on our website.

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Distribute Your Door Hangers

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Collect Donated Items

Distribute door hangers to friends, neighbors, and community members the weekend of April 7-14, 2018. Girls should not place The P.A.W.S. Project hangers in, or tie them to, mailboxes— this is prohibited by the US Postal Service.

Collect donated items on April 14, 2018. Only collect from residences where bags are left outside. Girls should not knock on doors.

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Choose a Local Animal Shelter

Distribute collected items to the local animal shelter of your choice.

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Earn a Free Patch!

Complete a P.A.W.S. Project Report and return it to us to receive a FREE patch for each Girl Scout who participated!


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Expectations at Camp

Girl Scout Camp Program

Campers will experience group living by sharing living quarters with other girls in a camp community. Everyone is expected to help take care of camp by dividing up the camp chores (kapers). Campers will participate in age appropriate all-camp kapers (flag ceremony, picking up litter from the ground, and prepping the dining area before and after a meal) and are expected to help clean their living quarters, unit bathrooms, and unit campsite.

At Girl Scout summer camp, girls develop leadership skills as they Discover themselves, Connect with nature, and Take Action with their new friends! Girl input is utilized to personalize the program activities for each camp session. Campers spend about half of their time participating in activities related to the theme of their camp session and the other half participating in general camp activities (swimming, hiking, etc.). Every camper will go home with a certificate, a patch, and a Journey/badge progress report!

Camp counselors are dedicated to giving campers an amazing camp experience and keeping girls safe. It is extremely important for campers to talk to their camp counselors about any concerns, worries, or needs. Communication between campers and counselors is encouraged to provide the best experience possible! All members of our staff are at least 18 years old and are selected for their maturity, enthusiasm, experience, leadership ability, compassion, and commitment in putting campers first! All of our potential staff members go through a comprehensive screening and interview process, including background and reference checks. After being hired each summer, staff members participate in an intensive, week-long training program in child development, group management, camping skills, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, CPR/First Aid, and specialty areas. Many return year after year because we know that retaining our staff is important to your camper’s experience.

Health Care at Camp All camps meet established standards for health and safety, site maintenance, program and personnel, which are set by state and local governments and Girl Scouts of the USA. An on-site health supervisor with advanced medical training is available 24 hours a day and counselors are informed of campers’ medical history and medication needs to ensure proper first aid and medical assistance. All camp staff follows an established Treatment Procedures reviewed by a doctor; the health supervisor manages camper medications, and minor camper illnesses and injuries are handled on-site following parent/guardian directions on the Health History form. Upon arrival at camp, each camper will receive a health screening. Campers will not be allowed to attend camp if they have fevers or evidence of head lice. Campers use sunscreen and bug spray on a regular basis and are encouraged to drink plenty of water. Campers are also covered by supplemental health and accident insurance. The insurance cost is included in the camp fee.

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Safety at Camp

Transportation

Camper drop-off and pick-up is closely monitored; campers are released only to adults listed by the parent or guardian and who show a picture ID. Once in our care, camps follow adult-to-girl supervision ratios specified by Girl Scouts’ Safety Activity Checkpoints.

All campers must provide their own transportation to and from camp.

Accommodating Special Needs If your camper has special needs (dietary, physical, medical, or emotional), please contact your outdoor program specialist or 877-312-4764 or info@ girlscoutsmoheartland.org with specific considerations in advance so we can best serve your camper.

Sleeping Arrangements Girls of comparable age are organized in groups living in campsites consisting of cabins, platform tents, bunk-style quarters, and treehouses. Girl Scouts of the USA requires that staff have separate sleeping arrangements from campers. The staff are housed in a cabin or tent, etc. in close proximity of the campers. The girls we be shown where the staff will sleep, in case they need the staff at any time of the day or night when they are in the campsite.

Meals and Dietary Restrictions

Camp Buddies

Campers are provided three full meals a day plus snacks! Campers staying a full week at camp will experience cooking in their unit campsite. Please indicate special dietary needs on the health history and medication form, and please do not bring any food or drinks from home.

Summer Camp is a place to make new friends, as many girls come to camp not knowing anyone. Camp staff is trained to help girls make new friends, but if girls would like to be placed in a unit with a buddy, both girls must register for the same session, indicate their buddy choice when they register.

Communication Cell Phones Cell phones are not allowed at any of our camps. Any cell phone brought to camp will be secured in the camp office until the camper returns home. Please help us enforce this policy by ensuring that your camper does not bring a cell phone to camp. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged phones.

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Phone Calls Campers are not permitted to make phone calls while at camp. If any concerns or questions arise during your camper’s experience, a member of our staff will call you.

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Mail Letters are the best form of communication with your camper during camp. To ensure that your camper received a letter each day, bring letters to check-in. Include preaddressed and stamped envelopes for your camper to write back!


Registration

Early Bird Package

Girl Scout summer camp registrations will be accepted starting March 1, 2018, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations will be accepted until a program session is full. Online payments can be made by credit or debit card. Visit girlscoutsmoheartlad.org to register online. Online registration is preferred, but if you require paper registration, visit Forms on girlscoutsmoheartland.org, or stop by any of our Service Centers.

Girl Scout summer camp will be offering an early bird package, which includes early bird pricing and a free camp t-shirt. To take advantage of the early bird package, everyone must register and pay the non-refundable deposit (even if you are using Cookie Credit, you still need to pay the non-refundable deposit) before May 15, 2018. After May 15, 2018, the on-time pricing will go into effect and the free t-shirt will no longer be available. You will be able to purchase other camp t-shirts in the Trading Post at camp.

Girl Scout Cookie Credit Girl Scout Cookie Credit can be used to pay for summer camp (including the non-refundable deposit). Cookie Credit is non-refundable, unless a cancellation is requested due to a serious family emergency or illness verified in writing by a doctor. If you would like to use Cookie Credit but do not receive it by the time you register for camp, the deposit is still required; after your Cookie Credit is received you may apply it to the camp balance. If the amount of Cookie Credit used plus the amount of your deposit exceeds the total cost of your camp balance, you will receive a refund for the overage. Due to the volume of these requests, it may take up to two weeks to receive your refund.

Free week of camp The Free Week of Camp Certificate earned through the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program applies only to GSMH resident camp programs and expires on August 3, 2018. Value is not to exceed $360. An email with instructions will be sent in April to recipients. If you already paid the nonrefundable deposit then the deposit will be refunded when you register for camp.

Financial Assistance

To apply for financial assistance, please review the Financial Assistance Guidelines and submit a Financial Assistance Application, found on our website under Forms, with your registration. Financial assistance will only be granted for one session per camper, and does not cover the nonrefundable deposit, which needs to be paid at the time or before the Financial Assistance Application is submitted.

Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds Each program session has a minimum number of campers required. If the minimum number of campers is not met, the program will be canceled. Camp registration fees, including the non-refundable deposit, will be refunded if a camper cannot be placed in her first, second, or third choice. To request a program session change, parents or guardians should contact the registration support coordinator at 877312-4764 or email info@girlscoutsmoheartland.org to see if the change is possible. All program session changes must be made at least two weeks before the camp program session starts. Changes requested after two weeks before camp program session starts will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If a camper fails the health screening upon arrival at camp, which means they have fever or have evidence of head lice, every effort will be made to place her in a similar program session at a later date. If this is not possible, a full refund will be granted. Every effort will be made to place a camper who misses her choice of program session due to illness, injury, or family emergency in another program session. A refund is only given if written notice of cancellation is received two weeks before the camp program session starts, or if the camper is ill and a written notice of cancellation is accompanied by a statement from the camper’s attending physician. A refund will not be issued for cancellations made less than two weeks before their camp session, for no-shows, or if a camper leaves a session already in progress due to homesickness, illness, behavioral issues, or parental request.

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