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For EVERY girl! No Girl Scout experience needed!

Girl Scout SUMMER

CAMP GUIDE

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Summer Camp

Memories


Make 2017 an unforgettable summer!

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Girl Scout Camp is for ALL Girls.

Table of Contents What is Camp All About? pg. 4 A Day at Camp! pg. 5 What You Need To Know (FAQs) pg. 6 About Rancho del Chaparral pg. 8 About Camp Elliott Barker pg. 9 Resident Camp At-A-Glance pg. 10 Rancho Resident Camp Programs pg. 12 Barker Resident Camp Programs pg. 14 Horse Riding Program pg. 16 Outdoor Leadership Program pg. 18 How to Register for Resident Camp pg. 20 Financial Policies & Campership Information pg. 23 Work at Camp pg. 24 Bus Information pg. 25 Troop Camp pg. 26 Family Camp pg. 28 Big Clean Weekend & How To Help Camp pg. 30 Camp Care Packages pg. 31

Rancho del Chaparral and Camp Elliott Barker are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), a national organization that sets high standards for the health and safety of campers, staff, and the delivery of quality programs. In addition to meeting the established standards for health, safety, program and personnel criteria set by federal, state and local government, our camps meet the standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA.

Important Dates February 1 Camp registration opens March 31 Early Bird discount deadline May 20 Rancho Big Clean May 27 Barker Big Clean May 1 Campership deadline May 31 Registration deadline June 1 Late registration

Camp Open House Come see our resident camp facilities for yourself! Visit our living areas, tour the camp property, meet key camp staff, get a glimpse into what camp life is all about! Registration is not required but is recommended (visit nmgirlscouts.org). All registrants will receive a confirmation with directions to camp. Rancho del Chaparral Sunday, May 21 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Camp Elliott Barker Sunday, May 28 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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Camp Standards

Girl Scout camp is an experience for all girls. A chance to meet new friends, try new activities, explore the outdoors, and just have fun. We have something for every girl to try, do, and flourish. Resident Camp Program is open to all girls entering 1st through 12th grade in the 2017–2018 school year. Troop Camp is open to all troops of all Girl Scouting levels. Family Camp is open to all Girl Scout families and family members.


What is Camp All About? The world of camp is unlike any other. Camp is a lot more than songs and games and s’mores. Beyond participating in incredible activities like canoeing, horseback riding, archery, ropes course, hiking, tent camping, and outdoor cooking (just to name a few), when a girl goes to camp ... • she will grow in self-confidence and know that her voice counts • she will support others and be supported • she will increase her circle of friends, lead a group, follow others, compromise, and make decisions for herself • with other girls, she will create a community that values differences • she will discover that anything is possible!

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Camp is a place for every girl to experience. Girl Scouts New Mexico Trails offers Resident Camp to all girls entering 1st through 12th grade in the Fall of 2017. Troop Camp is open to troops of all Girl Scouting levels. Family Camp is open to all girl and adult Girl Scouts and family members. Not A Member of Girl Scouts? No worries! Sign up when you register for camp and start your Girl Scouting journey at Rancho del Chaparral or Camp Elliott Barker and join millions of other girls and women in one of the oldest, longest serving girlfocused organization in the USA. Registering for Girl Scouts (and paying your $30 fee) also provides additional basic accident insurance while participating in all Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails programming­—including camp! For more information, visit nmgirlscouts.org or call 505.343.1040.

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A Day at Camp! It’s a busy week at camp! Campers will experience a variety of activities day to day depending on the program they’ve selected. All campers will enjoy traditional camp activities like cookouts, hiking, arts & crafts, and songs & games. Within each program session, girls will decide with their counselors what program activities and Girl Scout badge work they wish to complete during their session. Each day’s events are slightly different, but a typical day at camp looks like this: 7:00 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

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Traci Kipnes (aka Bongo) is celebrating her 20th summer working at camp! She is the Associate Director and Equine Director at Camp Elliott Barker, where she was also a camper. Her favorite thing about camp is the girls!

Wake up call! Morning flag ceremony Breakfast/Morning kapers (chores) Morning activities Lunch Rest time Afternoon Activities/Unit Time Evening flag ceremony Dinner All-camp evening activity Quiet time & lights out!


What You Need To Know ... Who can attend Girl Scout camp? Camp is open to all girls who are entering 1st through 12th grade in Fall of 2017. Each program has entering grade requirements or prerequisites which must be met to safeguard the health, safety, and well-being of all campers. This is to ensure girls are enrolled in programs that are age appropriate as assessed by Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Camp Association. My camper is not a member of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails but would like to attend camp. Can she attend? Are there additional fees? Girl Scout camp is open to all girls, but we do require all girls become registered Girl Scouts for insurance purposes. Non-Girl Scouts may register at nmgirlscouts.org and pay the $30 registration fee or begin the process on their camp registration form. Girls do not need to be an active member of a Girl Scout troop in order to attend camp.

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Where will campers sleep? Girls are grouped in units. Depending on their program choice, girls may sleep in cabins or platform tents on a cot or bunk bed with a mattress at Camp Elliott Barker, or adirondacks, hogans, or platform tents on a cot or bunk bed with a mattress at Rancho del Chaparral. Each unit has trained counselors housed in separate quarters within the living unit, but close enough to supervise campers. We cannot guarantee what sleeping quarters your camper will be assigned. Can my camper attend camp with a buddy/ friend? Absolutely! During registration, a buddy’s name can be listed. Buddies must be registered for the same session. We are not able to honor requests for more than one buddy.

Who is the camp staff? Members of our camp staff are enthusiastic, talented, and caring individuals selected based on maturity, program experience, and genuine desire to work with girls. All of our staff are interviewed, screened, and background checked. Counselors are at least 18 years old and Program Specialists and Supervisors are at least 21 years old. Camp staffers are from New Mexico and other states in the US. We also recruit a portion of our staff from many different countries around the world. These staff members share their culture with the campers through camp activities. Many of our staffers are returning from previous summers, some with as many as 20 years of summer camp staff and administration experience. What type of training and certification does camp staff receive? Before camp begins, staff attend an intensive onsite training as well as mid-summer in-service training which includes activity programming, outdoor skills, songs, games, first aid and safety, emergency procedures, team building, program age level characteristics, dealing with homesickness, and more. Program Specialists have additional training and certification in their program area, such as archery, ropes course, and life guarding. Certain program staff are also trained in wilderness first aid. We follow Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, Girl Scouts of the USA, and American Camp Association standards for staff training and certification requirements. My camper has special dietary needs or restrictions. How are menus managed at camp? Menus are planned with the general camp population and economy of associated costs in mind. We will make every attempt to provide for special dietary needs within the scope of our regular menus. Please note dietary restrictions on registration form and/or contact the camp registrar at 505.343.1040 for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions My child has special needs. Can she attend camp? Each year, many girls with special needs participate in the camp program. Girls must be able to function in a 6:1 girl-to-adult ratio if entering 1st to 3rd grade or a 8:1 girl-to-adult ratio if entering 4th grade or above. Special needs may include physical, medical, developmental, dietary, behavioral, or communicative abilities. It is our hope to be able to serve all girls wishing to attend camp. We reserve the right to make decisions of participation based on the extent of the girl’s needs and our ability to meet those needs in the camp setting, as well as other factors as deemed appropriate. We are concerned about the health and safety of all campers, and we want to ensure we have appropriate professional and medical services to meet needs. Please contact the camp director at 505.343.1040 to discuss your girl’s needs and the program specifics. Can my camper call home during the week? Campers are not permitted to make or receive phone calls. We encourage independence and self-reliance during camp. The on-site camp director will contact parents if a camper has a medical problem, is excessively homesick, or has an emergency. Please let your child know before camp that she will not be able to call home and that you are comfortable with this. Encourage her to send letters home during the week, and we encourage you to bring letters for your girl when you drop her off at camp or send a camp care package (see page 31).

Can I visit my camper during a camp session? To help maintain program continuity and ensure the safety of campers, visitors are only allowed at camp during open house and arrival/departure hours.

What measures are taken to ensure my child’s safety while at camp? We are dedicated to providing safe and secure camps. Each camp follows the guidelines set by the American Camp Association as well as those set by Girl Scouts of the USA through Safety Activity Checkpoints. Staff is housed in close proximity to camper cabins and tents, and buildings and grounds are checked nightly. All camp staff and adults spending the night at camp must pass a criminal background check (with the exception of Family Camp). If our plans change, how do I cancel my child’s session? Can I get a refund? Please notify our camp registrar as soon as possible if plans change and your camper can no longer attend camp. Once you register for a session, you are committed to that session and are responsible for full payment. Refunds are available under special circumstances. Please see page 23 for our refund and cancellation policy. When is the last day to register for camp? Primary camp registration closes on May 31. Late registrations can be made if space is available and the session fee must be paid in full at the time of registration.

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Please do not send a cell phone with your child to camp. There is no coverage on our properties, and it sends the wrong message to your girl and fellow campers. Thank you for your support with this camp policy.

What happens if my camper has a difficult time adjusting to camp? Camp staff will do everything possible to help girls adjust to camp life. However, resident camp staff reserves the right to send any girl home who consistently exhibits inappropriate behavior or endangers herself or others. A camper’s parent/ guardian is responsible for picking her up and fees will not be refunded.


Rancho del Chaparral

Rancho del Chaparral

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a traditional summer camp

Rancho del Chaparral has been part of the Girl Scout camp tradition in New Mexico for nearly 50 years. Rancho is located outside of Cuba in the Jemez Mountains in a forested area covered in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer on more than 1,100 acres. Girls will experience the beauty and wildlife as deer, elk, and a variety of native wildlife can be spotted near camp. Housing units include platform tents, adirondacks, and hogans with cots or bunk beds with mattresses. Each unit has a pavilion or shelter for group activities, a campfire circle, and a wash area with sinks and latrines. Meals are served family style at Casa Grande Dining Hall. Girls will explore Rancho’s creek and the Mystery Tree, visit the archery range, riding stables, do arts & crafts, go on trail hikes, and go overnight camping.


Camp Elliott Barker

Camp Elliott Barker a high adventure camp

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Camp Elliott Barker celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Camp Barker is a high adventure camp located in the Carson National Forest in the mountain town of Angel Fire on more than 500 acres of pine forest, meadows, and wet lands. Camp Barker offers a high and low ropes course, archery, horse programming, and traditional camp activities as well as high adventure programming with canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. Housing units include platform tents and cabins with cots or bunk beds with mattresses. Each unit has campfire circles and wash areas with sinks and latrines. Meals are served family style in Hoffman Hall. Girls will visit the Wishing Chair, explore the newly revitalized Blackbird Pond, do arts & crafts, visit our on-site observatory, and hike through Aspen Grove.


Rancho Resident Camp at a Glance June 11-16

Camp Jam Fantastic Beasts Under the Stars Rancho Secret Agent Campfire Cook-off Trailblazers Outdoor Program Aid I

1-3 1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 7-9 6-9

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $300 $275 $300 $275 $425 $275

$300 $325 $300 $325 $300 $450 $300

June 18-23

Pony Pals S’mores and Snores Zombie Survival Fantastic Beasts Art Attack! Art Rancho Secret Agent Outdoor Program Aid II

1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 4-6 7-9 8-10

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$425 $275 $300 $300 $275 $300 $275

$450 $300 $325 $325 $300 $325 $300

June 25-30

Science Explorers Animal Crackers Art Attack! Take the Reins Camp Jam Campfire Cook-Off

1-3 1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 7-9

6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $275 $275 $425 $275 $275

$300 $300 $300 $450 $300 $300

July 6-9

Pony Pals Elena of Avalor S’mores and Snores Elena of Avalor Zombie Survival Rancho Secret Agent Babysitter Training Camp CEO CIT I, WIT I

1-3 1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 7-9 7-12 9-12 10-11

4 4 4 4 10* 10* 4 4 10*

$250 $190 $190 $190 $525 $525 $200 $190 $400

$275 $215 $215 $215 $550 $550 $225 $215 $425

July 9-14

Price after 3/31

Animal Crackers Camp Jam Art Attack! Campfire Cook-Off Trailblazers

1-3 1-3 1-3 4-6 7-9

6 6 6 6 6

$275 $275 $275 $275 $425

$300 $300 $300 $300 $450

July 16-21

Early Bird

Science Explorers Fantastic Beasts Under the Stars Take the Reins Camp Jam Rancho Secret Agent Zombie Survival

1-3 1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 4-6 7-9

6 6 6 6 6 13* 13*

$275 $300 $275 $425 $275 $625 $625

$300 $325 $300 $450 $300 $650 $650

July 23-28

Entering Number Grade of Days

Pony Pals Art Attack! Fantastic Beast Art Attack! Campfire Cook-Off

1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 7-9

6 6 6 6 6

$425 $275 $300 $275 $275

$450 $300 $325 $300 $300

July 30-Aug 4

Session 6 Session 7

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Session 5

Session 4

Mini-Session

Session 3

Session 2

Session 1

Program

Camp Jam Science Explorers S’mores and Snores Take the Reins Zombie Survival Under the Stars Fantastic Beasts

1-3 1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 4-6 7-9

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $275 $275 $425 $300 $275 $300

$300 $300 $300 $450 $325 $300 $325

*Sessions longer than 6 days will begin with the listed session and end on the final day of the next session. Example: Rancho Secret Agent will begin on July 6 (Mini-Session) and end on July 14 (Session 4). Campers will not need to be picked up between sessions and can ride the bus to and from camp.

Important Dates February 1 Camp registration opens March 31 Early Bird deadline May 1 Campership deadline May 31 Primary registration deadline June 1 Late registration

Early Bird Discount! Registration deadline 3/31

Rancho del Chaparral


Barker Resident Camp at a Glance June 11-16

Giddy Up Paddle Power MACH I Water Wonder Outdoor Gourmet Backcountry Adventure CIT I, WIT I

4-6 4-6 7-9 7-9 8-10 9-12 10-11

6 6 6 6 6 13* 13*

$425 $375 $450 $275 $275 $700 $450

$450 $400 $475 $300 $300 $725 $475

June 18-23

MACH I Take the Stage Horsewomen Outdoor Gourmet Senior Astronomer

4-6 4-6 7-9 7-9 10-12

6 6 6 6 6

$450 $275 $425 $275 $275

$475 $300 $450 $300 $300

June 25-30

Paddles, Saddles & Arrows Game Time! Water Wonder Night Owls Fantastic Beasts MACH I Rough Riders

4-6 4-6 4-6 7-9 7-9 10-12 10-12

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$375 $275 $275 $275 $300 $450 $425

$400 $300 $300 $300 $325 $475 $450

July 9-14

Giddy Up Night Owls Backcountry Adventure MACH I Great Barker Bake-off Environmental Scientist

4-6 4-6 4-6 7-9 7-9 9-12

6 6 6 6 6 6

$425 $275 $350 $450 $275 $275

$450 $300 $375 $475 $300 $300

July 16-21

Price after 3/31

MACH I Great Barker Bake-off Fantastic Beasts Take the Stage Outdoor Program Aid I MACH II Rough Riders

4-6 4-6 4-6 7-9 6-9 9-12 10-12

6 6 6 6 6 13* 6

$450 $275 $300 $375 $275 $825 $425

$475 $300 $325 $300 $300 $850 $450

July 23-28

Early Bird

Giddy Up Outdoor Gourmet Paddle Power Game Time! Night Owls Outdoor Program Aid II

4-6 4-6 7-9 7-9 7-9 8-10

6 6 6 6 6 6

$425 $275 $375 $275 $275 $275

$450 $300 $400 $300 $300 $300

July 30-Aug 4

Entering Number Grade of Days

Fantastic Beast Night Owls Take the Stage MACH I Horsewomen Backcountry Adventure

4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 7-9 7-10

6 6 6 6 6 6

$300 $275 $275 $450 $425 $350

$325 $300 $300 $475 $450 $375

Save! & y l r a E r Registerly Bird Discount Ea e 3/31 n deadlin io t a r t is g e R

*Sessions longer than 6 days will begin with the listed session and end on the final day of the next session. Example: MACH II will begin on July 16 (Session 5) and end on July 28 (Session 6). Campers will not need to be picked up between sessions and can ride the bus to and from camp.

Important Dates February 1 Camp registration opens March 31 Early Bird deadline May 1 Campership deadline May 31 Primary registration deadline June 1 Late registration

Camp Elliott Barker

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Session 7

Session 6

Session 5

Session 4

Session 3

Session 2

Session 1

Program


Rancho Resident Camp Programs Resident camp sessions range from 4 to 13 days depending on program type and age group. Program descriptions are meant to give an idea of what your girl will be doing during her camp session; activities listed may be changed or modified as needed depending on weather, fire restrictions, or other conditions beyond our control. Girls will also have the opportunity to select their own activities and badge work as often as possible.

Traditional Program

Science & Nature Program

Camp Jam

Science Explorers

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 1-3 Grades: 4-6 June 11-16 June 25-30 July 9-14 July 16-21 July 30-Aug 4

Grades: 1-3 June 25-30 July 16-21 July 30-Aug 4

Full-out camp fun! Arts & crafts, hikes, songs & games, cook outs, tend the burros, perform a skit at campfire. Badges: Outdoor Adventurer, Hiker, Camper, Trailblazer

Try your hands on exciting science experiments. Build a volcano, make rock salt ice cream, create basic circuits, examine pond life under a microscope. Badges: Home Scientist, Product Designer

S’mores & Snores

Animal Crackers

Days: 4 ☁ Cost: $190/$215

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 1-3 July 6-9

Grades: 1-3 June 25-30 July 9-14

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 Grades: 1-3 June 18-23 July 30-Aug 4

Snuggle up next to the campfire for songs, games, and gourmet s’mores. Have a sleepover under the stars and hike to the Mystery Tree. Badges: Snacks, Camper

Campfire Cook-Off Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300

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Grades: 4-6 June 11-16 July 9-14

Grades: 7-9 June 25-30 July 23-28

This quick-fire challenge will be HOT! Cook pizza and peach cobbler over the fire, improve your knife skills, make your own culinary creations. Badges: Simple Meals, New Cuisines, Locavore

Meet the wonderful animals that call camp home. Pet the ponies, go on a bird-watching hike, make butterfly wings, and sing songs about squirrels. Badges: Outdoor Adventurer, Animal Habitats

Under the Stars Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 Grades: 1-3 June 11-16 July 16-21

Grades: 4-6 July 30- Aug 4

Spend your days learning stories about the stars and your nights searching for constellations. Make a constellation journal, galaxy paintings, write your own star-inspired myth. Badges: My Family Story, Letterboxer, Night Owl

Art Attack! Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 Grades: 1-3 June 25-30 July 9-14 July 23-28

Grades: 4-6 June 18-23 July 23-28

Get creative! Tie-dying, bead making, body painting, sand candles, leather working, mosaic making and more. Badges: Outdoor Art Creator, Outdoor Art Explorer, Outdoor Art Apprentice, Collage

For information on how to register, see page 20.


Rancho del Chaparral

Specialty Program Elena of Avalor

Fantastic Beasts of Rancho

Days: 4 ☁ Cost: $190/$215

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $300/$325 Grades: 1-3 June 11-16 July 16-21

Grades: 4-6 June 18-23 July 23-28

Grades: 7-9 July 30-Aug 4

Grades: 1-3 July 6-9

Grades: 4-6 July 6-9

Discover the magical creatures living at Rancho. Seek out trixy pixies, craft a wand, adopt a pygmy puff, learn to play Quidditch. Badges: House Elf, Scribe, Wood Worker, Novelist

Elena of Avalor is an empowered princess learning to lead her kingdom. Start your own leadership journey with songs, team building games, crafts, and the occasional challenge or two. Badges: Making Friends, Fair Play, Independence, Finding Common Ground

Rancho Secret Agent

Babysitter Training

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $300/$325 Grades: 4-6 June 11-16

Grades: 7-9 June 18-23

Days: 10 ☁ Cost: $525/$550 Grades: 7-9 July 6-14

Days: 13 ☁ Cost: $625/$652 Grades: 4-6 July 16-28

Become a super sleuth! Solve mysteries, write with invisible ink, create a scavenger hunt, make fingerprint art, complete the super spy challenge course. Badges: Detective, Special Agent, Truth Seeker

Zombie Survival Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $300/$325

Days: 10 ☁ Cost: $525/$550 Grades: 4-6 July 6-14

Days: 13 ☁ Cost: $625/$650 Grades: 7-9 July 16-28

Be prepared for anything. Build a shelter, learn compass navigation, create camouflage, practice archery, become a wilderness survivor. Badges: Staying Fit, Good Sportsmanship, Adventurer

Grades: 7-12 July 6-9

Get your Babysitter certification and enjoy your favorite camp activities. Build a campfire, star in a skit, hike to Aspen Grove, and learn wound care. Badges: Babysitter, First Aid, Senior First Aid

Camp CEO Days: 4 ☁ Cost: $190/$215 Grades: 9-12 July 6-9

Jump start your career! Learn skills critical to getting ahead in the world of business: adaptability, budgeting, negotiation, entrepreneurship, resume writing and more. Work with women mentors who are successful professionals in many areas of business. Summer Camp Memories 2017 • 13

Grades: 4-6 June 18-23 July 30-Aug 4

Days: 4 ☁ Cost: $200/$225


Barker Resident & Day Camp Programs Resident camp sessions range from 6 to 13 days depending on program type and age group. Sessions with day camp options are noted (see page 23 for more information). Program descriptions are meant to give an idea of what your girl will be doing during her camp session; activities listed may be changed or modified as need depending on weather, fire restrictions, or other conditions beyond our control. Adventure programs will go off camp property for some activities including canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. Girls will also have the opportunity to select their own activities and badge work as often as possible.

Science & Nature Program

Specialty Program

Water Wonder

Take the Stage

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 (Resident)

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 (Resident)

Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 Grades: 7-9 June 25-30 June 11-16

Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 Grades: 7-9 June 18-23 June 16-21 July 30-Aug 4

Explore the ecosystem of Camp Barker’s newly revitalized wetlands. View life under a microscope, make a nature journal, build boats, and hike through the enchanted Underworld to find the pond’s source. Badges: Animal Habitats, Animal Helpers, Adventurer

The stage is set for a week of dramatic fun. Learn improv, make masks and puppets, write your own skits, and design your own costumes. Badges: Musician, Screenwriter, Troupe Performer

Night Owls

Game Time!

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 Grades: 4-6 Grades: 7-9 July 9-14 June 25-30 July 30-Aug 4 July 23-28

Experience nightlife like never before. Observe constellations, learn about owls and other nocturnal animals, make a star journal, and view planets through our professional telescope. Badges: Camper, Night Owl, Sky

Environmental Scientist Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 (Resident)

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Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 10-12 July 9-14

Dig into the incredible ecology of Camp Barker’s newly revitalized wetlands. Learn about environmental conservation, create a wildlife journal, observe microscopic life, build a sedimentation model in a jar. Badges: Truth Seekers, Water

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 (Resident) Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 Grades: 7-9 June 25-30 July 23-28

Let’s play! Learn traditional camp games, play gaga ball and Quidditch, design your own board game, try Frisbee golf, and create a GPS scavenger hunt. Badges: Geocacher, Field Day, Game Visionary

Fantastic Beasts of Barker Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $300/$325 (Resident) Cost: $200/$225 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 Grades: 7-9 July 30-Aug 4 June 25-30 July 16-21

The wonderful world of Barker is full of magical creatures. Hunt for hipper eggs, learn to play Quidditch, craft a wand, and try your skill at potions. Badges: Playing the Past, Field Day, Adventurer

Senior Astronomer Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 Grades: 10-12 June 18-23

Spend every night observing our amazing universe. Hike a scale model of the solar system, see galaxies with our professional telescope, learn basic celestial navigation. Badge: Sky

Camp Elliott Barker


Camp Elliott Barker

Adventure Program Backcountry Adventure

Paddle Power

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $350/$375

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $375/$400 Grades: 4-6 June 11-6

Grades: 4-6 July 9-14

Grades: 7-9 July 23-28

Challenge yourself on the high and low ropes course, spend a day or two at the lake canoeing, learn knots, use a compass, and go geocaching. Badges: Geocacher, Trailblazing, Adventurer, Senior Paddling

Paddles, Saddles & Arrows Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $375/$400 Grades: 4-6 June 25-30

A session unlike any other! Spend a day canoeing, get extra archery lessons, enjoy a horseback riding lesson and a trail ride, play a round of gaga ball, and craft paracord bracelets. Badges: Archery, Junior Horseback Riding, Senior Paddling, Cadette Archery

MACH I Grades: 4-6 June 18-23 July 16-21 July 30-Aug 4

Grades: 7-9 June 11-16 July 9-14

Days: 13 ☁ Cost: $700/$725 Grades: 9-12 June 11-23

Master the wild and find adventure. Learn backpacking skills, cook gourmet backcountry meals, learn map and compass navigation, and create your own hiker’s journal to document your adventure. Badges: Camper, Trailblazing, Adventurer, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge

Cooking Program Outdoor Gourmet Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 (Resident) Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 July 23-28

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $450/$475 Grades: 10-12 June 25-30

MACH II Days: 13 ☁ Cost: $825/$850 Grades: 9-12 July 16-28

Ready for the next level? Whitewater raft, rock climb, canoe, conquer the ropes course, camp out at the lake or summit Wheeler Peak, take a trail ride on horseback, geocache, and enjoy all of your other camp favorites. Badges: Traveler, Water, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge

Grades: 7-9 June 18-23

Grades: 8-10 June 11-16

Become a camp chef extraordinaire! Learn to cook foil dinners and bake cinnamon rolls over a campfire, make ice cream from scratch, and plan your own cookout menus. Badges: Simple Meals, New Cuisines, Locavore

Great Barker Bake-Off Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 (Resident) Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 July 16-21

Grades: 7-9 July 9-14

Get ready to bake! Make your own bread dough, build a solar oven, decorate cookies, and make quiche (and cake!) over a camp stove. Badges: Simple Meals, Eating for Beauty, Locavore

For information on how to register, see page 20.

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Multi Adventure CHallenge is back. Hit the high and low ropes course, go whitewater rafting and rock climbing, spend a night under the stars, cook gourmet campfire meals. Badges: Geocacher, Trailblazing, Adventurer, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge

Grades: 6-9 July 30-Aug 4


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Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Equestrian Program For the camper who loves horses, our New Mexico Trails Equestrian Program is for you! Our horse programs at both Camp Elliott Barker and Rancho del Chaparral have been re-calibrated to offer a more dynamic experience for campers of all experience levels. Campers in each session will be placed in groups based on a skill level assessment determined by the Equestrian Director upon arrival at camp. Whether you’ve never ridden a horse before or you are a seasoned horsewoman, our well-trained staff look forward to working with each group to ensure lessons are fun and challenging.

All horse campers will spend time with the horses each full day of camp including mounted and ground lessons. Lessons will vary based on the skills, progression, and interests of each group. Campers will need long pants, boots with at least a 1/2-inch heel, and shirts that cover the shoulders. Well fitted gloves are optional. Helmets will be provided at camp. Campers must possess sufficient physical coordination and balance to participate in riding. They must also be mature enough to understand and practice safety procedures, to use good judgment in reacting to situations, and to take responsibility for themselves and their horses.

For information on our Wranger-In-Training program, see page 19.


Rancho del Chaparral Equestrian Program Pony Pals Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $425/$450 Grades 1-3 June 18-23 July 23-28

Days: 4 ☁ Cost: $250/$275 Grades 1-3 July 6-9

Get to know the horses of Rancho. Paint the ponies, take a ride in the arena, learn how to groom and feed the horses, participate in your favorite camp activities. (All riding levels welcome.)

Take the Reins Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $425/$450 Grades 4-6 June 25-30 July 16-21 July 30-Aug 4

Learn to take care of horses, learn about breeds, get to know your way around the barn, take a trail ride or two, sing songs, and do arts & crafts. (All riding levels welcome.)

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $425/$450 Grades 7-9 June 11-16 July 9-14

Slide into the saddle and onto the trail. Spend time in the barn everyday, learn about tack and bridle, plan a lunchtime trail ride, relax in your bunk with new friends, and try your hand at archery. (All riding levels welcome.)

Giddy Up Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $425/$450 (Resident Camp) Cost: $325/$350 (Day Camp) Grades 4-6 June 11-16 July 9-14 July 23-28

Learn to ride or hone your skills. Spend time working in the barn, learn how to care for the horses, take arena lessons, enjoy songs & games, and play gaga ball. (All riding levels welcome.)

Horsewomen Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $425/$450 (Resident Camp) Cost: $325/$350 (Day Camp) Grades 7-9 June 18-23 July 30-Aug 4

Get ready to spend some serious time in the saddle. Groom and saddle your horse, go for long trail rides, learn about horse anatomy, and make a horse journal. (All riding levels welcome.)

Rough Riders Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $425/$450 (Resident Camp) Cost: $325/$350 (Day Camp) Grades 10-12 June 25-30 July 16-21

The horses at Camp Barker are ready to ride. Get small group lessons everyday, take trail rides, learn to care for your horse, go to the low ropes course, and make a tie-dyed shirt. (All riding levels welcome.)

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Trailblazers

Camp Elliott Barker Equestrian Program


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Outdoor Leadership Program The Outdoor Leadership Program series is designed for Girl Scouts ready to take on an active leadership position in an outdoor setting. Outdoor Leadership programs focus on developing leadership and outdoor skills and learning how to teach and lead camp activities like making a campfire, planning a cookout, leading songs & games, program creation, and the principles of Leave No Trace. Girls in this program will often work alongside camp staff to help with all-camp activities or take the lead in girl-selected camp service projects. Girls will also learn the basics of backcountry camping and go on an overnight camping trip. This program is based on the Girl Scouts of the USA Program Aide training guidelines with emphasis on outdoor skills. Girls who successfully complete Counselor-in-Training I and Wrangler-In-Training I will earn the corresponding pin and qualify them to volunteer as staff interns. For those interested in CIT II or WIT II programs, please contact the Camp Director at 505.923.2524 or adalness@nmgirlscouts.org.


Outdoor Leadership Program Outdoor Program Aid I

Counselor-In-Training I

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300

Days: 10 ☁ Cost: $400/$425

Grades: 6-9 Barker: July 16-21 Rancho: June 11-16

Grades: 10-11 Rancho: July 6-14

Learn basic outdoor skills and how to work with younger girls. Plan and lead various activities including arts & crafts, songs & games, and service projects. Take an overnight camping trip to put your new skills to the test. Work with your fellow OPAs on team development and communication skills. Pin: Program Aid (PA)

Days: 6 ☁ Cost: $275/$300 Grades: 10-11 Barker: July 23-28 Rancho: June 18-23

Work closely with camp staff to plan and implement program for younger girls. You and your fellow OPA IIs will take the lead by planning closing campfire and overseeing morning songs & games. Work on a service project or plan your entire overnight from menu to campsite selection. Learn about leadership styles and positive communication techniques. Pin: Program Aid (PA) *Email adalness@nmgirlscouts.org with any questions.

Grades: 10-11 Barker: June 11-23

Discover your leadership style while working sideby-side with camp staff. Practice teaching camping techniques to younger campers. Help plan and carry out a full day’s activities. Learn new songs and games and how to work with groups. Prerequisite: OPA I and OPA II (or equivalent*). Pin: CIT

Wrangler-In-Training I Days: 10 ☁ Cost: $400/$425 Grades: 10-11 Rancho: July 6-14

Days: 13 ☁ Cost: $450/$425 Grades: 10-11 Barker: June 11-23

Work with the barn staff and learn what it takes to care for our camp horses day-to-day. Practice teaching horse care techniques to younger campers. Help plan and carry out a ground lesson. Learn about tack work, arena maintenance, and trail riding. Prerequisite: OPA I and OPA II and horse riding experience (or equivalent*). Pin: CIT

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Outdoor Program Aid II

Days: 13 ☁ Cost: $450/$475


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How to Register Follow these simple steps for your ultimate Girl Scout summer camp memories: 1. Select your camp session! 2. Fill out the Resident Camp Registration Form. 3. Remember! If you register before March 31, you receive the Early Bird rate, so don’t delay! 4. Not a Girl Scout? Register at nmgirlscouts.org now to make the camp registration process easier! 5. Email, mail, fax, or drop off your completed registration form to GSNMT’s council office with a minimum deposit of $100 per camp session. 6. Once your registration form is received and payment is processed, you will get an email confirmation with all required forms and important camp info! 7. Fill out your forms! You’ll need a health history form, photo release, camper contract, and camper release form filled out and handed over to camp staff when your camper is dropped off at camp. 8. Make sure you’re paid in full at least three weeks before your session starts to guarantee your spot. 9. Pack for camp! Check your packing list twice to make sure you bring everything you need. 10. Head to camp. Take the bus, carpool, get a ride with your family--however you come to camp, we’ll be happy to see you! 11. Enjoy Camp! Take pictures! Make friends! See nature! 12. Go home a happy camper. 13. Get ready to do it all again next summer!

Important Dates February 1 March 31 May 1 May 31 June 1

Camp registration opens Early Bird deadline Campership deadline Registration deadline Late registration


2017

Complete ONE form for each individual camper. You may register for more than one camp session on this form, but only for one camper. Upon receipt of your application and payment, you will be sent registration confirmation and all required paperwork. A minimum deposit of $100 is due with registration, per camp session.

RESIDENT

camp registration

CONTACT INFORMATION Camper Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Grade in Fall 2017: __________ Date of Birth: ________________ Age: ______________ Is camper a registered Girl Scout? (circle one) yes / no (if camper is not registered Girl Scout, pay membership fee below) Parent/Guardian Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

CAMP SELECTIONS

Coming to camp with a buddy who you would like to bunk with? Let us know her name: ______________________________ How will camper get to camp?

Program Name

Which camp? (check one)

Dates

check transportation preference; if riding bus, select pick-up location

Fee

� Barker � Rancho � Barker � Rancho � Barker � Rancho

Bus or Car, select one TO camp and one FROM camp

Bus pick-up / drop-off location

Car: � TO Bus � TO

� FROM � FROM

� Albuquerque � Cuba

� Santa Fe � Espanola

Car: � TO Bus � TO

� FROM � FROM

� Albuquerque � Cuba

� Santa Fe � Espanola

Car: � TO Bus � TO

� FROM � FROM

� Albuquerque � Cuba

� Santa Fe � Espanola

Does camper have special dietary, medical, health, or other needs that we should be aware of before camper arrives at camp? If so, please explain here OR contact the camp registrar at customercare@nmgirlscouts.org at least 2 weeks prior to the camp session ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Attending MACH I or MACH 2? We need your camper’s shoe and waist size for program equipment: Shoe size: __________ Waist size: _____________ FEE DESCRIPTION

FEE

Payment Information

Session Cost

+$

Bus transportation TO camp ($10)

+$

Bus transportation FROM camp ($10)

+$

Membership registration fee (if applicable) ($30)

+$

Contribution to Camperships

+$

Contribution to Camp Improvement Fund

+$

TOTAL FEES Credits/ Vouchers

$ 2016 Program Vouchers (must be used by 4/30)

-$

2017 Program Vouchers (available for use after 5/1)

-$

Sibling Discount, $5 (Name of sibling _________________)

-$

TOTAL PAYMENT DUE

TOTAL PAYMENT TODAY.

$ (Must be at least the minimum deposit) $_____________

Payment Method: � Cash � Check � Credit Card

Payment of deposit does not guarantee a spot in desired session; sessions must be paid in full to guarantee spots. Payment in full due three weeks prior to start of session. Any registrations made after 5/31 for any session must be paid in full at time of registration. Deposits: minimum of $100 for EACH resident camp program is due at time of registration. If applying for a campership, a $50 deposit is due at time of registration. Camperships may only be applied to ONE (1) resident camp program. Campership Application must be submitted with this registration form.

Credit Card #: ______________________________________________ Exp. Date: ___________ Program Vouchers: Vouchers must be present to be redeemed. Mail or Name on Card: ___________________________________________________________________ bring in voucher(s) to La Tienda with Signature: _______________________________________________________________________ registration form and payment.


2017

Camperships are only available for resident camp. All campership applications are due by May 1, 2017.

CAMPERSHIP

application application deadline: May 1, 2017

Instructions: Complete this form and submit with Resident Camp Registration Form. Forms must be completed in full and documentation provided for consideration. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Award notification will be sent via email 10 business days after the May 1st deadline. A minimum deposit of $50 is required at time of application. This deposit will hold your spot up to the payment deadline, by which payment must be paid in full.

CONTACT INFORMATION Camper Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Troop #: __________ OR Juliette: ________________ Parent/Guardian Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

CAMPERSHIP REQUEST Camp Session: ____________________________________________________________ Session Cost: ____________________ Campership Amount Requested: ______________________________________________________________________________

CHECK ALL THAT APPLY � Currently a registered Girl Scout

� Participated in the 2016 MagNut Sale

� Participated in the 2017 Cookie Sale

� Currently debt free with GSNMT

List all household members with income from work, child support, alimony, Social Security, etc. List gross income (before deductions). Use additional paper if necessary. Name

Monthly Income

Provide proof of the following if applicable: � Submit a copy of the qualifying letter for free or reduced lunch from the school district OR proof of SNAP benefits. � Check here if girl is currently a foster child. Provide detailed explanation of financial need: __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total number of household members: ______________ Name of adult completing this form (print): ____________________________________________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________ Send all completed forms to: Mail: GSNMT Camperships, 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Fax: 505-343-1050 Email: gsnmtinfo@nmgirlscouts.org

For Council Use Only Date Received ______________ Date Approved ______________ Amount Awarded ______________ Staff Initials ______________


Information & Financial Policies Residential Camp

A minimum deposit of $100 per resident camp session is due at time of registration. Deposits cannot be made by program voucher. This deposit does not guarantee a spot for your camper. A session must be paid in full in order to secure your camper’s spot no later than three weeks prior to the start of the selected resident camp session. At that time, all unpaid spots will be open to wait-listed girls, who will be given the option to register for the session. Primary registration closes on May 31, 2017. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available; the session must be paid in full at time of registration.

Troop & Family Camp

Payment is due in full at time of registration. Troop Campers must be registered Girl Scouts; adult members must have an approved background check on file by the camp registration date for your camp. Troops must adhere to Safety Wise ratios only. If additional adults are required for medical or behavioral purposes, please contact the camp director at 505.343.1040 to make arrangements. Family campers must have a minimum of one registered Girl Scout within their family to attend.

Early Bird Pricing

Any Resident Camp Registration Form received on or postmarked by March 31, 2017, will be billed at the discounted rate published in this program guide. Any registration received after this date will be billed the regular fee.

Cancellations/Refunds

In the event your camper can no longer attend her registered camp session, your prompt written cancellation notification is required. This helps us better plan and prepare for camp and to allow any girls on the wait list the opportunity to attend. •

If your girl still wishes to attend camp, but can no longer make the original date selected, any fees paid can be applied to another session if space is available. (Fees are not transferable to another girl.)

A refund of fees paid minus a $50 administration fee will be made if cancellation is received in writing three weeks prior to the session begin date.

Cancellations made less than three weeks prior to camp session start date will only be refunded if the camper moves out of state due to military relocation, has been certified to be ill by a physician, or there is a family emergency such as severe sickness or death of an immediate family member. Documentation of above circumstances should accompany the cancellation notification.

A full refund of all fees will be provided if a session is canceled by the council due to insufficient registration, acts of nature, or other reasons beyond our control.

Refunds are not issued if a camper leaves before the end of the session due to disciplinary action or homesickness. If a camper leaves early due to physical illness or injury, the camp fees will be prorated, minus the administrative fee, for refund.

Day Camp

Some sessions are offered as Day Camps at Camp Elliott Barker for local girls. Girl must be registered Girl Scouts. Day camp sessions will run Monday through Thursday of the stated camp sessions from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Day camp session include all programming for the day, lunch and snacks. More details will be provided upon registration. Day Camp sessions must be paid in full at time of registration.

Sister Discount

We offer a sibling discount of $5 per sibling after the first sister registers. Please indicate the name of the first sibling on your registration form to validate this discount. It applies to resident camp and day camp sessions only.

Email:

info@nmgirlscouts.org

Phone:

505.343.1040

Fax:

505.343.1050

Mail

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Attn: Camp Registrar 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

In an effort to make camp an experience available to all girls, regardless of socioeconomic background, needbased Camperships are available for one session to girls demonstrating need. The Campership Application must be completed and attached to the camp registration and submitted with the $50 deposit by May 1, 2017. A determination will be made after the May 1 deadline and recipients will be notified 10 business days after the May 1 deadline of any awarded amount. Girls must be registered Girl Scouts to receive financial assistance. Campership funds are limited; assistance is based on financial need. Camperships are not available to adults attending programs. All requests and allocations are confidential. For more information, visit nmgirlscouts.org.

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GSNMT Contact Info:

Camperships


Work at Camp !

Girl Scouts New Mexico Trails is no w accepting applications to w ork at Rancho de l Chaparral and Cam Elliott Barker for the summer of 20 p 17! We are lookin the following posi g to tions ... are you re fill ady for a summer of memories at th full e best job ever?! • Counselor • Horse Wrang ler • Riding Instruct or • Kitchen staff (Head Cook, Ass t. Cook) • Unit Leaders • Lifeguard/Coun selor • Art Program Sp ecialist • Nature Progra m Specialist • Adventure Pr ogram Specialist Spend your sum mer in the outdoo rs providing New Mexico’s girls an incredible sum mer camp experience. Cont act Amy Dalness at 505.923.2524 adalness@nmgirls or couts.org for mor e information, or nmgirlscouts.org. visit

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Transportation To Resident Camp Campers can opt into taking the bus one way or round trip to camp ($10 each way), or may arrive/depart at camp via car. Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails offers bus transportation to both of our resident camps as a service to help get girls to camp safely and with as low a cost impact on families as possible. Buses to both camps will start at the GSNMT Council office on the first day of a camp session and make limited stops along the way to camp. Please Note: If your girl is signed up to take the bus to/from camp, the camp staff is expecting your girl to check in/out with the bus. Please notify the council at least three weeks prior to your girl’s session if you need to change your travel plans. Refunds will not be applied for any cancellations made after this time.

By Bus

Buses to/from Rancho del Chaparral

Buses to/from Camp Elliott Barker

Buses depart from the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails council office on the Sunday of the session start date and make one stop in Cuba on the way to camp. Please arrive 30 minutes before bus departure/arrival time to ensure all paperwork is properly filled out before your camper boards the bus. Buses leave at scheduled time. Please register for the bus when you register for your camp session. It’s $10 each way. Campers may ride one way or round trip. More information on buses will be provided in your camper confirmation packet.

Buses depart from the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails council office on the Sunday of the session start date and make one stop in Santa Fe and one stop in Taos on the way to camp. Please arrive 30 minutes before bus departure/arrival time to ensure all paperwork is properly filled out before your camper boards the bus. Please register for the bus when you register for your camp session. Buses leave at scheduled times. It’s $10 each way. Campers may ride one way or round trip. More information on buses will be provided in your camper confirmation packet.

To Rancho (Sunday at Start of Session, Thursday for Mini-Session):

To Barker (Sunday at Start of Session):

From Rancho (Friday at End of Session, Sunday for Mini-Session):

From Barker (Friday at End of Session):

Bus Departs ABQ: Noon Bus Departs Santa Fe: 1:15 p.m. Bus Departs Taos: 3:15 p.m.

Bus Departs ABQ: Noon Bus Departs Cuba: 2:30 p.m.

Bus Arrives ABQ: 4 p.m. Bus Arrives Cuba: 1 p.m.

Rancho del Chaparral Bus Stops:

Albuquerque:

GSNMT Council Office 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE 87109

Cuba:

Mickey’s Save-Way Market 6392 US Hwy. 550 87103

Bus Arrives ABQ: 4 p.m. Bus Arrives Santa Fe: 2:30 p.m. Bus Arrives Taos: 1:00 p.m.

Camp Elliot Barker Bus Stops:

GSNMT Council Office 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE 87109

Santa Fe:

Walmart Parking Lot 5701 Herrera Drive 87507

Taos:

Walmart Parking Lot 926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur 87571

By Car

If you plan to bring your girl to camp by car, please arrive at camp on the first day of your session starting at 2 p.m. and no later than 4 p.m. Pick up on departure day is starting at 10 a.m. and no later than 11 a.m. Please check your camper’s confirmation packet to ensure proper drop off/pick up dates and to ensure all paperwork is properly filled out. Please indicate on your registration form that you intend to drive your camper to/from camp.

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Albuquerque:


Troop Camp Girl Scout Camp isn’t complete without Troop Camp! This year, Troop Camp is offered at both Rancho del Chaparral and Camp Elliott Barker nearly every weekend of the summer. Your troop can select its desired level of programming: Bring Your Own Program or Choose Your Adventure! These special sessions are open to Troops and their leaders. Safety Wise adults only. Please ensure your Troop has the proper ratios according to Volunteer Essentials. If your Troop requires additional adults for medical or behavioral reasons, please contact the camp director at 505.343.1040 to make arrangements. No bus transportation will be provided to/from Troop Camp. Troop leaders will provide supervision to girls at all times.

“Bring Your Own Program”

We will provide food and lodging for your Troop as well as evening activities such as campfire, capture the flag, or a barn dance. Your troop will select two camp activities led by our camp staff from activities like archery, arts & crafts, hikes, or outdoor cooking. The rest of the time, it’s up to you and your girls to design your program. Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $65 per person Barker: June 9-11 June 16-18 Rancho: June 30-July 2 July 21-23 Aug. 4-6 Nights: 3 ☁ Cost: $90 per person Barker: July 6-9

Please Note: Troop camp is open to all Girl Scout troops in all levels, but some activities are restricted by age/grade level. All age restrictions will be noted in your confirmation packet.

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Sample Programs Here are some programs your Troop can select. This list is meant to serve as an example of program options, they may change due to weather conditions, fire restrictions, or other conditions beyond our control. Some activities also have age restrictions per Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Rancho del Chaparral

Meet the horses, trail hikes, leather working, archery, songs & games, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, science experiments, scavenger hunts, nature center

Camp Elliott Barker

Archery, canoeing, hiking, visit the observatory, gaga ball, arts & crafts, meet the horses, Frisbee golf, geocaching, viewing pond life, low ropes course

“Choose Your Adventure”

Bring your troop and we’ll do the rest. In addition to food and lodging, our camp staff will provide a full day of programming options (minus a few hours to rest!) as well as nighttime activities. Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $85 per person Barker: June 9-11 June 16-18 Rancho: June 30-July 2 July 21-23 Aug. 4-6 Nights: 3 ☁ Cost: $110 per person Barker: July 6-9

Troop Camp Registration

Follow these simple steps for your ultimate Troop Camp memories: 1. Select your Troop Camp session date and program: “Bring Your Own Program” or “Choose Your Adventure” 2. Complete and turn in the the Troop Camp Registration Form before May 31. 3. Remember: Payment for Troop Camp is due in full at time of registration. 4. You’ll receive a confirmation packet via email with important forms for your Troop to complete. 5. Work on your “Program Selection Worksheet” at a Troop meeting to plan your camp visit. 6. Come to camp! Have fun! 7. Go home a happy camper. 8. Plan for next summer! Troop Campers check in at 5 p.m. on the day of their arrival and check out at 10 a.m. on the day of departure.


2017

Complete ONE form for each Troop Camp Program. All Troop Campers must be registered Girl Scouts and adults must have a current background check on file. Only Safety-Wise adults may attend Troop Camp. Supervision of girls required for duration of session. Use multiple forms to register all participants if space below is not enough for each camper.

TROOP

camp registration

MAIN CONTACT INFORMATION Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Troop Number: ____________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

TROOP CAMP CHOICES CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

BRING YOUR OWN PROGRAM We’ll provide lodging, food, evening activities, and two hours of programming. You bring the rest!

� � � � � �

We’ll provide lodging, food, evening activities, and all the programming you can handle! You bring the girls.

Fee,

Camp

Dates

# nights

Barker

June 9-11

2

$65

Barker

June 16-18

2

$65

Rancho

June 30-July 2

2

$65

Rancho

July 21-23

2

$65

Rancho

Aug 4-6

2

$65

Barker

July 6-9

3

$90

per person

� � � � � �

Fee,

Camp

Dates

# nights

Barker

June 9-11

2

$85

Barker

June 16-18

2

$85

Rancho

June 30-July 2

2

$85

Rancho

July 21-23

2

$85

Rancho

Aug 4-6

2

$85

Barker

July 6-9

3

$110

per person

CAMPERS ATTENDING Adult Campers - Name

Girl Campers - Name

Grade in Fall

Girl Campers - Name

Grade in Fall

PAYMENT INFORMATION FEE DESCRIPTION

TOTAL FEE

Payment Information

Session Cost $________ x # of campers _________ =

+$

Contribution to Camperships

+$

Contribution to Camp Improvement Fund

+$

TOTAL FEES Less Credits

$ Total amount of 2016 Program Vouchers (use by 4/30/17)

Do any campers have special dietary, medical, health, or other concerns that we need to be aware of before camper arrives at camp? If so, please explain here OR contact the camp registrar at customercare@nmgirlscouts.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp session.

-$

Total amount of 2017 Program Vouchers (available after 5/1) - $ TOTAL PAYMENT DUE

PAYMENT.

$

Payment in full due at time of registration. Payment Method: � Cash � Check � Credit Card Credit Card #: ______________________________________________ Exp. Date: ___________ Program Vouchers: Vouchers must be present to be redeemed. Mail or bring in Name on Card: ___________________________________________________________________ voucher(s) to La Tienda with registration Signature: _______________________________________________________________________ form and payment.


Family Camp Family Camp is a great way for girls to get to know camp before they are ready to come on their own, or an awesome way to spend some time together as a family during the summer! You come to camp, we do the rest! Family campers get lodging, food, and full programming for a weekend of stress-free fun. Adults are responsible for supervising their children during Family Camp, with the exception of Sister/Buddy camp. No bus transportation will be offered for Family camp.

Family Camp Time for everyone in the family to enjoy a variety of camp activities: grandma, grandpa, sister, auntie, mom, dad, everyone! At least one family member must be a registered Girl Scout. Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $65 per person (under 5 free) Barker: July 21-23 Rancho: June 9-11

Just Us Girls (Me & My Gal) Enjoy a weekend with the girls hiking, making crafts, trying archery, or just taking in the sun. For a registered girl Girl Scout member and female family member (18 years or older): mom, auntie, grandma, adult sister, etc. Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $65 per person Barker: Aug 4-6

Me & You (Me & My Guy) A special weekend for girl members and an adult male in their family (18 years or older): dad, uncle, adult brother, etc. Get ready for the ultimate chili cook-off and our annual staff vs. guys volleyball tournament. Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $65 per person Rancho: June 16-18

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Sister/Buddy Weekend This new session is just for girls and their sisters (biological or otherwise). Make friendship bracelets, play gaga ball, lounge by the pond, attend a dance party! Girls must both be registered Girl Scouts; girls can register as Girl Scouts when they register for camp. Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $65 per person Barker: June 30-July 2

Family Campers check in at 5 p.m. on the day of their arrival and check out at 10 a.m. on the day of departure.


Complete ONE form for each Family Camp Program. Family Camp registrations must have a minimum of one registered Girl Scout attending. Supervision of children required for duration of session. Just Us Girls / Me & My Gal program = a girl Girl Scout and her mother, aunt, female guardian or similar. Me & You / Me & My Guy program = a girl Girl Scout and her father, uncle, male guardian, or similar.

2017

FAMILY

camp registration

MAIN CONTACT INFORMATION Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Family Name: _____________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

FAMILY CAMP CHOICES Program Name

� Family Camp � Family Camp

Dates

Camp

Fee,

Program Name

per person

July 21-23

Barker

$65

June 9-11

Rancho

$65

Dates

Camp

Barker � Just Us Girls (Me & My Gal) Aug 4-6 June 16-18 Rancho � Me & You (Me & My Guy) June 30-July 2 Barker � Sister/Buddy Weekend

Fee, per person

$65 $65 $65

CAMPERS ATTENDING Adult Campers - Name

Girl/Child Campers - Name

Grade in Fall

Girl/Child Campers - Name

Grade in Fall

PAYMENT INFORMATION FEE DESCRIPTION

TOTAL FEE

Payment Information

Session Cost $________ x # of campers _________ =

+$

Contribution to Camperships

+$

Contribution to Camp Improvement Fund

+$

TOTAL FEES Less Credits

$ Total amount of 2016 Program Vouchers (use by 4/30/17)

Do any campers have special dietary, medical, health, or other concerns that we need to be aware of before camper arrives at camp? If so, please explain here OR contact the camp registrar at customercare@nmgirlscouts.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp session.

-$

Total amount of 2017 Program Vouchers (available after 5/1) - $ TOTAL PAYMENT DUE

$

PAYMENT. Payment Method: � Cash � Check � Credit Card Credit Card #: ______________________________________________ Exp. Date: ___________ Name on Card: ___________________________________________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________________________________________

Payment in full due at time of registration. Program Vouchers: Vouchers must be present to be redeemed. Mail or bring in voucher(s) to La Tienda with registration form and payment.


Big Clean Weekends! Spend a free weekend at camp and help us get ready for the summer! Come as a Troop, family, or as an individual adult and help clean the shelters, dining halls, put up tents, and generally prepare for camp! Lodging and meals will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services.

Rancho Spring Big Clean Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $0 May 19-21

Barker Spring Big Clean Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $0 May 26-28

Rancho Fall Big Clean Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $0 September 8-10

Barker Fall Big Clean Nights: 2 ☁ Cost: $0 September 15-17

Please register for Big Clean at nmgirlscouts.org. Plan to arrive by 5 p.m. on the first day of Big Clean and depart by 10 a.m. on the last day. Please call 505.343.1040 if you have any questions.

How To Help Support Camp? Love camp and want to help? Here are a few ways you can: 1. Give this camp book to a friend who’s never been to camp! 2. Volunteer during one (or both!) Big Clean weekends! 3. Come to camp, send your girl, or tell a friend! 4. Donate to our Campership fund! 5. Share your camp stories on social media! Find Camp Elliott Barker and Rancho del Chaparral on Facebook. 6. Donate program items (see wish list below)! 7. Sponsor a horse for the summer! 8. Volunteer to share your camping and outdoor skills at camp! 9. Rent camp during the off season! 10. Become a Troop Leader or volunteer! Thanks for using your resources wisely, Girl Scouts!

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Camp Extras

Camper Care Package — ­ $25

Camp Care Packages

Includes: Backpack, Card Game, Mini Flashlight, Water Bottle, Sunglasses, and Trefoil Print Bandanna

Treat your camper to a special care package just for her! Choose from one of our two options below with items specially selected for campers from our Girl Scout shop, La Tienda. Camp care packages will be delivered with a special note to your camper during her week at camp. Deadline to order is three weeks prior to camp session. Please send your Camp Care Pack orders to: shop@nmgirlscouts.org, fax to 505.343.1050, or mail to GSNMT 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Questions? Contact La Tienda at 505.343.1040.

Deluxe Camper Care Package — ­ $40

Includes: Backpack, Camp Animal, Lantern, Autograph Pillow Case, Water Bottle, Postcard Set

Additional Items

If you buy either Camper Care Package, you can add on the following items at a discounted price!: 7-piece Mess Kit ($15), Camp t-shirt ($10), Guided Journal ($10), Camp Hat ($10), Mini-Sharpie ($1.50), and Gel Pen ($0.50)

2017 Camp Care Pack Camper Name: Camp:

� Barker

Session Name: � Rancho

Your Name:

Session Dates: Phone Number:

Please include your message to your camper below.

Camper Care Pack Selected:

_____ Care Package ($25) Includes: Backpack, Card Game, Mini Flashlight, Water Bottle, Sunglasses, and Trefoil Print Bandanna _____ Deluxe Care Package ($40) Includes: Backpack, Camp Animal, Lantern, Autograph Pillow Case, Water Bottle, Postcard Set

Additional Items: _____ 7-piece Mess Kit (­$15) _____ Camp Hat ($10)

_____ Camp t-shirt ($10) _____ Mini-Sharpie ($1.50)

_____ Guided Journal ($10) _____ Gel Pen ($0.50)

Method of Payment: ___ Credit Card ___ Check ___ Cash Credit Card #: ______________________________________ Exp. Date: _____ Authorized Signature: _______________________________________________


Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 www.nmgirlscouts.org

CHECK OUT THE 2017 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE INSIDE!

Sell Cookies to Go to Camp!

Did you know that you can sell cookies to pay for camp? You can! Through the Girl Scout Cookie Sale, girls can set their cookie sale goals to earn Program Vouchers which can pay for GSNMT events and camp AND Service Unit events! About Program Vouchers Program Vouchers are valid May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018 and can be redeemed through council for program events, camp sessions and service unit events. Program vouchers are cumulative, so if a girl selects program vouchers for each level they are offered (starting at 185 boxes, on up), she will have a total of $375 in program vouchers. Troop Proceeds. Troops earn $0.65 in proceeds for every box sold! This is a great way for your troop to work together to plan your Girl Scout activities and set goals. You can use these troop proceeds to go to Troop Camp together, too! The cookie sale starts February 13... so, set your cookie selling goal and we’ll see you at camp! Learn more: nmgirlscouts.org / COOKIES+


2017 GSNMT Camp Book