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summer adventures

2018

Resident Camp • Day Camp • Troop Camp • Family Camp


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Hey You Campers! The outdoors is calling--are you ready for adventure? Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails has not one, but two, incredible summer camps ready to take your summer from “meh” to “a-mah-zing!” From the traditional summer camp experience at Rancho del Chaparral to high adventure getaways at Camp Elliott Barker, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails has a summer experience for every girl. Camp is a great place to make new friends, experience new challenges, and just be yourself. Camp is an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of our screen-filled lives and enjoy the wonder of being outdoors. To playing games and exploring nature. To riding a horse and trying archery and canoeing and the ropes courses. To do things you don’t typically do everyday. Camp is a place to build courage, confidence, and character. Camp is for G.I.R.L.s: Go-getters. Innovators, Risk-takers. Leaders. Camp is for YOU!

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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 Policies & Campership Information pg. 23 Work at Camp pg. 24 Bus Information pg. 25 Troop Camp pg. 26 Family Camp pg. 28 Big Clean & How To Help Camp pg. 30 Camp Care Packages pg. 31

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


Open House Come see our resident camp facilities for yourself! Visit our living areas, tour the camp property, meet key camp staff, and 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

Important Dates February 1 Resident camp registration opens March 1 Troop/Family camp registration opens March 31 Early Bird discount deadline May 18 Rancho Big Clean May 25 Barker Big Clean May 1 Campership deadline May 31 Registration deadline June 1 Late registration

Sunday, May 20 Gates open at 1 p.m. Gates close at 4 p.m. Camp Elliott Barker Sunday, May 27 Gates open at 1 p.m. Gates close at 4 p.m.

Questions? Please call us at 505.343.1040 or email customercare@nmgirlscouts.org.

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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!

Who is camp for?

Girl Scouting Builds: 1. Strong Sense of Self: Girls have confidence in themselves and their abilities; they form positive identities. 2. Positive Values: Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others. 3. Challenge Seeking: Girls take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail, and learn from their mistakes. 4. Healthy Relationships: Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively. 5. Community Problem Solving: Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them.

Camp is a place for every girl. Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails offers Resident Camp to all girls entering 1st through 12th grade in the Fall of 2018. 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.

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Not A Member of Girl Scouts? No worries! Sign up when you register for camp and join millions of other girls and women in one of the oldest, longest-serving, girlfocused organizations in the USA. Registering for Girl Scouts (and paying your $40 fee) also provides additional 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.


A Day at Camp! It’s a busy week at camp! Campers experience a variety of activities depending on the program they’ve selected. All campers enjoy camp engaging activities like cookouts, hiking, arts & crafts, and songs & games. Within each session, girls and their counselors decide what activities they’d like to do that week. Each day’s events differ slightly, 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.

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

Is My Girl Scout Ready for Camp? If your Girl Scout has never spent the night away from home, you may want to start with Family Camp, Troop Camp, Me & My Guy, or Me & My Gal to get her familiar with camp. Although age is one factor in readiness for resident camp, a girl’s maturity level and personality are more importation indicators. Talk to your girl. If she is enthusiastic about attending, she will probably enjoy camp. Answer these questions to help assess her readiness: • Has your Girl Scout ever been away from home for more than one night without family members? • Can she keep track of her personal belongings? • Can she take care of basic hygiene needs such as showering, toileting, and brushing her teeth without assistance? • Can she cope with unfamiliar people, new places, and group schedules? • Does she enjoy making friends? • Does she do well and enjoy group situations? • Does she enjoy being outdoors? Can she see bugs or other “nature” friends without being frightened? • Will she be comfortable at camp without being able to call or text her family and friends?

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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 2018. 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 $40 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. 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 U.S. 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 customercare@ nmgirlscouts.org or 505.343.1040 for more information. To ensure we meet your campers needs, this information must be provided at least two weeks prior to her camp session.

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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 an 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 at least two weeks prior. Can my camper call home during the week? Campers are not permitted to make or receive phone calls. We encourage independence and selfreliance 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). Please keep your girl’s cell phone and tech gadgets safe at home. We are a “tech-free” camp and ask that all electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, and music devices stay at come. If a camper brings a cell phone or other electronic device to camp, it will be confiscated, kept in the office safe, and returned on pick-up day. Thank you for your support with this camp policy.

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 during arrival/departure hours. 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. 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).Gates are kept locked during resident camp sessions except during check in/check out. 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 a camp session. 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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Rancho del Chaparral 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 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 explore Rancho’s creek and the Mystery Tree, visit the archery range, riding arena, do arts & crafts, go on trail hikes, and go overnight camping.

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Camp Elliott Barker a high adventure camp

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 bathrooms­—the cabin unit houses a brand-new shower house. Meals are served family style in Hoffman Hall. Girls visit the Wishing Chair, explore the newly revitalized Blackbird Pond, do arts & crafts, visit our on-site observatory, and hike through the Underworld.

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Rancho Resident Camp at a Glance 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 13*

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

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

June 17-22

Camp Jam Pony Pals Art Attack! Fantastic Beasts Cast Iron Chef Zombie Survival Trail Trekkers Outdoor Program Aid II

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

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $400 $275 $300 $300 $300 $275 $275

$300 $425 $300 $325 $325 $325 $300 $300

June 24-29

Art Attack! Science Explorers Trail Trekkers Rancho Secret Agent Take the Reins Fantastic Beasts Rancho Secret Agent

1-3 1-3 4-6 4-5 4-6 6-8 6-8

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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

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

S’mores & Snores Pony Pals Camp Jam Art Attack! Art Attack!

1-3 1-3 4-6 4-5 6-8

4 4 4 4 4

$190 $225 $190 $190 $190

$215 $250 $215 $215 $215

Art Attack! Nature Explorers Trail Trekkers Zombie Survival Take the Reins Rancho Secret Agent Trail Trekkers

1-3 1-3 4-5 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $275 $275 $275 $300 $300 $275

$300 $300 $300 $300 $325 $325 $300

Camp Jam Science Explorers Art Attack! Rancho Secret Agent Cast Iron Chef Zombie Survival Trailblazers

1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $275 $275 $300 $300 $300 $300

$300 $300 $300 $325 $325 $325 $325

Art Attack! Pony Pals Camp Jam Fantastic Beasts Art Attack! Cast Iron Chef Trailblazers

1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8 6-8

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $400 $275 $275 $275 $300 $425

$300 $425 $300 $300 $300 $325 $450

June 10-15

1-3 1-3 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8 6-8 10-11

July 8-13

Price after 3/31

July 15-20

Early Bird

July 22-27

Session 4 Session 5 Session 6

Entering Number Grade of Days

Art Attack! Nature Explorers Camp Jam Zombie Survival Take the Reins Cast Iron Chef Art Attack! Outdoor Program Aid I CIT I/WIT I

MiniSession July 5-8

Session 3

Session 2

Session 1

Program

*Sessions longer than 6 days will begin with the listed session and end on the final day of the next session. Example: CIT I/WIT I will begin on June 10 (Session 1) and end on June 22 (Session 2). Campers will not need to be picked up between sessions and can ride the bus to and from camp.

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

Multi-Session Discount! Sign up for two or more sessions to get $25 off for each session after the first!


Barker Resident Camp at a Glance June 10-15

4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8 6-8 9-12

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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

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

June 17-22

Outdoor Badge Blast Paddle Power Night Owls Giddy Up MACH I Fantastic Beasts Paddles, Saddles & Arrows Paddles, Saddles & Arrows

4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8 6-8 9-12

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$275 $350 $275 $425 $450 $300 $375 $375

$300 $375 $300 $450 $475 $325 $400 $400

June 24-29

Price after 3/31

Super GIRL Paddes, Saddles & Arrows Backpacking Adventure GS Ranger Outdoor Badge Blast Horsewomen MACH I

4-6 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8 6-8 9-12

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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

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

July 8-13

Early Bird

Fantastic Beasts Paddle Power MACH I Outdoor Badge Blast Horsewomen Outdoor Program Aid I Backpacking Adventure Rough Riders CIT I/WIT I

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

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 13*

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

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

July 15-20

Entering Number Grade of Days

Fantastic Beasts GS Ranger Paddles, Saddles & Arrows MACH I Super GIRL Backpacking Adventure Horsewomen Outdoor Badge Blast

GS Ranger Outdoor Badge Blast Backpacking Adventure Giddy Up MACH I Night Owls Outdoor Artist Outdoor Program Aid II

4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8 9-12 9-10

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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

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

Super GIRL Night Owls MACH I Giddy Up Paddle Power GS Ranger Backpacking Adventure Paddle Power

4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-8 6-8 9-12

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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

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

July 22-27

Session 6

Session 5

Session 4

Session 3

Session 2

Session 1

Program

Register Early! Sign up by 3/31 to get the Early Bird Discount!

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

*Sessions longer than 6 days will begin with the listed session and end on the final day of the next session. Example: CIT I/WIT I will begin on July 8 (Session 4) and end on July 20 (Session 5). Campers will not need to be picked up between sessions and can ride the bus to and from camp.

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Rancho Resident Camp Programs Resident camp sessions are either 4 or 6 days long, depending on program type and age group. Program descriptions 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 earn one badge appropriate to their age/Girl Scouting level during a camp session, which can be purchased at the council store. Girls also have the opportunity to select their own activities as often as

Traditional Program

Science & Nature Program

Camp Jam

Science Explorers

Days: 4

Cost: $190/$215

Days: 6

Grades: 4-6 July 5-8

Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 1-3 June 17-22 July 15-20

Grades: 4-6 June 10-15 July 22-27

Get ready to get messy! Build a volcano, make rock salt ice cream, play with oobleck, grow rock sugar crystals, make giant bubbles. Badge: Brownie Home Scientist

Do a little of everything camp has to offer! Arts & crafts, hikes, cook outs, songs & games, meet the burros, and more! Badge: Daisy Buddy Camper, Brownie Cabin Camper, Junior Eco Camper

S’mores & Snores Days: 4

Cost: $190/$215

Grades: 1-3 July 5-8 Snuggle up next to the campfire for songs, games, and gourmet s’mores. Hike to the Mystery Tree and explore the world of camp! Badge: Brownie Hiker

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 17-22 June 10-15 July 15-20 July 22-27 Become the ultimate camp chef! Learn to build a fire, plan cook-outs, and learn to make cake and cobbler with a Dutch Oven. Camp never tasted so good. Badge: Junior Simple Meals, Cadette New Cuisines

Art Attack! Days: 4

Cost: $190/$215

Grades: 4-5 Grades: 6-8 July 5-8 July 5-8

Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 1-3 June 10-15 June 24-29 July 8-13 July 22-27

Nature Explorers Days: 6

Grades: 4-6 June 17-22 July 15-20

Grades: 6-8 June 10-15 July 22-27

Use the outdoors for inspiration and let your creativity soar! Tie-dye, fiber arts, make paper, drawing, and more. Badge: Brownie Outdoor Art Creator, Junior Outdoor Art Explorer, Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice

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Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 1-3 June 10-15 July 8-13 Go outside and see what you can find! Complete a scavenger hunt, adopt pet rocks, splash by the river, stargaze on Fossil Hill, play the survival tent game and sleeping bag relay! Badge: Brownie Outdoor Adventurer, Brownie Hiker

Trail Trekkers Days: 6

Cast Iron Chef Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 1-3 June 24-29 July 15-20

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 4-5 Grades: 4-6 July 8-13 June 24-29

Grades: 6-8 June 17-22 July 8-13

Explore Rancho like never before. Learn about its plants and animals, spend time by the river, make a nature journal, hike trails rarely used, make a new letterbox challenge, build new bat and bird habitats. Badge: Junior Animal Habitats, Cadette Trailblazing


Specialty Program Fantastic Beasts of Rancho Days: 6

Cost: $300/$325

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 17-22 June 24-29 July 22-27 Discover the magical creatures living at Rancho. Seek out trixy pixies, craft a wand, adopt a pygmy puff, learn to play Quidditch, make your own Butterbeer. Badge: Junior Social Butterfly, Cadette Good Sportsmanship

Don’t forget!

Check out our horseback riding programs on page 16 and outdoor leadership on page 18!

Rancho Secret Agent Days: 6

Cost: $300/$325

Grades: 4-5 Grades: 4-6 June 24-29 July 15-20

Grades: 6-8 June 24-29 July 8-13

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

Zombie Survival Days: 6

Cost: $300/$325

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 10-15 June 17-22 July 8-13 July 15-20 Be prepared for anything when the zombie apocalypse strikes. Build a shelter, learn to fish and use a compass, create camouflage, practice archery, become a wilderness survivor. Badge: Junior Staying Fit, Cadette Good Sportsmanship

Multi-Session Discount! Love camp and want to spend as many weeks there as possible? If you sign up for multiple resident camp sessions, you’ll earn a discount! Get $25 off for each session after the first. So sign up for two sessions, get $25 off. Three sessions, get $50 off. And so on! A summer full of camp is calling!

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Barker Resident & Day Camp Programs Resident camp session are 6 days long. Sessions with day camp options are noted (see page 23 for more information). Program descriptions 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 go off camp property for some activities including canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. Girls earn one badge appropriate to their age/Girl Scouting level during a camp session which can be purchased at the council store. Girls will also have the opportunity to select their own activities as often as

Traditional Program

Science & Nature Program

Fantastic Beasts of Barker

G.S. Ranger

Days: 6

Cost: $300/$325 (Resident)

Cost: $200/$225 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 10-15 June 17-22 June 8-13

Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 10-15 June 24-29 July 15-20 JULY 22-27

The wonderful world of Barker is full of magical creatures. Hunt for hipper eggs, learn to play Quidditch, craft a wand, try your skill at reading tea leaves, learn astronomy. Badge: Junior Social Butterfly, Cadette Good Sportsmanship

Become a Girl Scout Ranger! Track and watch wildlife, explore the wetlands, hike through the enchanted Underworld, and meet a State Park Ranger. Enjoy campfire desserts, songs, and your favorite camp games. Badge: Junior Camper, Cadette Trailblazer

Super GIRL

Night Owls

Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300 (Resident)

Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 24-29 June 10-15 July 22-27 Be your own super hero! Learn leadership (and teamwork) on the ropes course, make a hero costume, gain survival powers, level up your archery skills, create your own comic book. Badge: Junior Scribe, Cadette Comic Artist

Outdoor Badge Blast (Junior, Cadette) Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 4-6 Grades 6-8 June 17-22 June 24-29 July 15-20 July 8-13 Become a camping expert! Pick your meals, pack your gear, and sleep under the stars. Learn how to take care of the environment—and each other—while in the great outdoors. Note: Camping gear will be provided. Badge: Junior Eco Camper, Cadette Primitive Camper

Outdoor Badge Blast (Senior, Ambassador) Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 9-12 June 10-15 Get ready for wilderness adventure! Learn camping skills, plan your meals, pick your campsite and head out for wild fun. Adventure awaits! Note: Camping gear will be provided. Badge: Senior Outdoor Adventure Camper, Ambassador Outdoor Survival Camper

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Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 17-22 July 15-20 July 22-27 Stay up late and see the wonders of life at night. Throw a star party, view the stars and planets through a telescope, go on a night hike, sleep in and cook your own breakfast, make galaxy paintings. Badge: Junior Animal Habitats, Cadette Night Owl

Outdoor Artist Days: 6

Cost: $2750/$300 (Resident)

Cost: $175/$200 (Day Camp) Grades: 9-12 July 15-20 Take your artistic eye into the outdoors! Gain inspiration from the wild to make your own masterpieces. Create music, paint pictures, design fashions, or make jewelry. Badge: Senior Outdoor Art Expert, Ambassador Outdoor Art Master


Adventure Program

MACH I Days: 6

Paddles, Saddles & Arrows Days: 6

Cost: $375/$400

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 10-15 June 17-22 June 24-29

Grades 9-12 June 17-22

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, craft paracord bracelets. Badge: Junior Horseback Riding, Cadette Archery, Senior Paddling, Ambassador Survival Camper

Paddle Power Days: 6

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 17-22 July 22-27 July 8-13

Grades 9-12 July 22-27

Spend a day or two at the lake canoeing, learn to tie knots, use a compass to find Barker’s unique letterbox, challenge yourself on the high and low ropes course. Badge: Junior Geocacher, Cadette Trailblazer, Senior Paddling, Ambassador Survival Camper

Grades: 10-12 June 24-29

If you want all out adventure, this is it! Hit the high and low ropes course, go whitewater rafting and rock climbing, cook your own outdoor meals, explore Barker’s backcountry trails, try your hand at archery. Badge: Junior Geocacher, Cadette Trailblazer, Senior Adventurer, Ambassador Survival Camper

Backpacking Adventure Days: 6

Cost: $350/$375

Cost: $450/$475

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 10-15 June 17-22 July 8-13 July 15-20 July 22-27

Cost: $300/$325

Grades: 4-6 Grades: 6-8 June 24-29 June 10-15 July 15-20 July 22-27

Grades: 9-12 July 8-13

Ready to take camping to the next level? Learn backpacking skills, cook gourmet backcountry meals, learn map and compass navigation, create your own hiker’s journal. Note: Backpacking gear will be provided. Badge: Junior Camper, Senior Adventurer, Ambassador Survival Camper

Multi-Session Discount! Don’t forget!

Check out our horseback riding programs on page 16 and outdoor leadership on page 18!

Love camp and want to spend as many weeks there as possible? If you sign up for multiple resident camp sessions, you’ll earn a discount! Get $25 off for each session after the first. So sign up for two sessions, get $25 off. Three sessions, get $50 off. And so on! A summer full of camp is calling!

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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.

horses each full day of camp including mounted and ground lessons. Lessons vary based on the skills, progression, and interests of each group. Campers 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.

All horse campers spend time with the

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

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Rancho del Chaparral Equestrian Program Pony Pals Days: 6

Giddy Up Cost: $400/$425

Grades 1-3 June 17-22 July 22-27

Days: 4

Cost: $225/$250

Grades 1-3 July 5-8 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

Camp Elliott Barker Equestrian Program

Cost: $425/$450

Grades 4-6 June 10-15 June 24-29 July 8-13

Days: 6

Cost: $425/$450 (Resident Camp) Cost: $325/$350 (Day Camp)

Grades 4-6 June 17-22 July 15-20 July 22-27 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 6-8 June 10-15 June 24-29 July 8-13

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.)

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.)

Trailblazers

Rough Riders

Days: 6

Cost: $425/$450

Grades 6-8 July 15-20 July 22-27 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.)

Days: 6

Cost: $425/$450 (Resident Camp)

Cost: $325/$350 (Day Camp) Grades 9-12 July 8-13 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, cook your own outdoor meal. (All riding levels welcome.)

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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 often work alongside camp staff to help with all-camp activities or take the lead in girl-selected camp service projects. Girls also learn the basics of backcountry camping and go on an overnight camping trip.

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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 WranglerIn-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 email customercare@nmgirlscouts.org.


Outdoor Leadership Program Outdoor Program Aid I Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 6-8 Rancho: June 10-15 Barker: July 8-13

Counselor-In-Training I Days: 13

Cost: $450/$475

Grades: 10-11 Rancho: June 10-22 Barker: July 8-20

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)

Discover your leadership style while working side-by-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: Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

Outdoor Program Aid II

Wrangler-In-Training I

Days: 6

Cost: $275/$300

Grades: 9-10 Rancho: June 17-22 Barker: July 15-20 Work closely with camp staff to plan and implement program for younger girls. You 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)

Days: 13

Cost: $450/$475

Grades: 10-11 Rancho: June 10-22 Barker: July 8-20 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 teach ground lessons. Learn about tack work, arena maintenance, and trail riding. Prerequisite: OPA I/OPA II and horse experience (or equivalent*). Pin: Wrangler-In-Training (WIT) *Email customercare@nmgirlscouts.org for more info.

Counselor/Wrangler Intern Days: 10

Cost: $0

Grade: 12 May 29-June 7

If you have completed the CIT/WIT program, you may apply to be a Counselor or Wrangler Intern and learn what it takes to be camp staff. You will participate in staff training and learn all the skills you’ll need to be a successful member of staff. At the end of training, you will be evaluated on your skills and may be offered the opportunity to volunteer throughout the summer. If you are interested, please email customercare@nmgirlscouts. org and ask for a staff application form.

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How to Register Follow these simple steps for your ultimate Girl Scout summer camp experience: 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. Multi-session discounts! If you know you love camp, register for multiple sessions at once and get a $25 discount for every session after the first. That means you’ll save $25 for two sessions, $50 for three sessions, $75 for four sessions, and so on! 5. Not a Girl Scout? Register at nmgirlscouts.org now to make the camp registration process easier! 6. Email, mail, fax, or drop off your completed registration form to GSNMT’s council office with a minimum deposit of $100 per camp session (plus your $40 membership fee, if applicable). 7. Once your registration form is received and payment is processed, you will get an email confirmation with all required forms and important camp info! 8. Fill out your forms! You’ll be emailed a health history form, photo release, camper contract, get to know your camper, and camper release form to be filled out and handed over to camp staff when your camper is dropped off at camp or for the bus. 9. Make sure you’re paid in full at least three weeks before your session starts to guarantee your spot. 10. Pack for camp! Check your packing list twice to make sure you bring everything you need. 11. 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! 12. Enjoy Camp! Take pictures! Make friends! See nature! 13. Go home a happy camper. 14. Get ready to do it all again!

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


2018

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; this paperwork must be brought to check-in. A minimum deposit of $100 is due with registration, plus $40 membership registration fee if not a registered GS, per camp session.

RESIDENT

camp registration

Send all completed forms with payment to: Mail: GSNMT, 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Fax: 505-343-1050 CONTACT INFORMATION Email: customercare@nmgirlscouts.org Camper Name: _______________________________________________________________ Grade in Fall 2018: __________ 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: ______________________________ Camper buddies must be attending the same session How will camper get to camp?

Program Name

Which camp? (check one)

Dates

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

Fee

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

Bus pick-up / drop-off location Rancho

Barker

� Barker � Rancho

Car: � TO Bus � TO

� FROM � FROM

� Albuquerque � Cuba

� Albuquerq. � Santa Fe � Espanola

� Barker � Rancho

Car: � TO Bus � TO

� FROM � FROM

� Albuquerque � Cuba

� Albuquerq. � Santa Fe � Espanola

� Barker � Rancho

Car: � TO Bus � TO

� FROM � FROM

� Albuquerque � Cuba

� Albuquerq. � 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? 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) ($40)

+$

Contribution to Camperships (optional)

+$

Contribution to Camp Improvement Fund (optional)

+$

TOTAL FEES Credits/ Vouchers

$ 2017 Program Vouchers (must be used by 4/30)

-$

2018 Program Vouchers (available for use after 5/1)

-$

Sibling Discount, $5 (Name of sibling _________________)

-$

Multi-Session Discount ($25 per session, after first)

-$

TOTAL PAYMENT DUE

TOTAL PAYMENT DUE.

$ (Must be at least the minimum deposit)

$

Payment Method: � Cash � Check � Credit Card Credit Card #:

Exp. Date:

Name on Card:

Zip Code:

Signature:

CVV #:

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 5/31/18 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 completed registration form. Program Vouchers: Vouchers must be present to be redeemed. Mail or bring in voucher(s) to La Tienda with registration form and payment.


2018

CAMPERSHIP

application

application deadline: May 1, 2018

Camperships are only available for resident camp. Financial Assistance Forms are due by May 1, 2018. Instructions: Complete this form and submit with Resident Camp Registration Form. Forms must be completed in full and documentation provided for consideration. Incomplete forms or forms without required documentation 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 time payment must be paid in full.

CONTACT INFORMATION Camper Name: Troop #: __________ Parent/Guardian Name: Address: Phone:

OR

Juliette

City/State/Zip: Email:

CAMPERSHIP REQUEST Camp Program/Session Name: Campership Amount Requested:

Full Cost:

CHECK ALL THAT APPLY � Currently a registered Girl Scout

� Participated in the 2017 MagNut Sale

� Participated in the 2018 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: customercare@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 plus $40 Girl Scout registration fee, if applicable. 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, 2018. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available; the session must be paid in full at time of registration.

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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 before registering. Family campers must have a minimum of one registered Girl Scout within their family to attend.

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.

Early Bird Pricing

Any Resident Camp Registration Form received on or postmarked by March 31, 2018, 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.

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. Does not include transportation.

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.

Multi-Session Discount

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

If you register one camper for more than one session of resident camp, that camper qualifies for a $25 discount for every session after the first. You must register for all sessions at the same time; the discount does not apply to additional sessions added after the initial registration form is accepted. This discount applies to both Early Bird and Resident Camp registration. Multi-session discount is based on individual camper registrations and cannot be combined with other campers, even campers in the same household.

Contact Info Email: customercare@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

Camperships

In an effort to make camp an experience available to all girls, regardless of socioeconomic background, need-based Camperships are available for one resident camp 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, 2018. 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. Any registration received before the March 31st Early Bird deadline qualifies for the reduced price. 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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Work at Camp!

New Mexico State Parks Get outside with your Troop at New Mexico’s State Parks. The parks offer nature hikes, outdoor skill clinics and more--there’s a State Park nearby your neighborhood! Plan your visit at www.emnrd.state. nm.us.

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Girl Scouts New Mexico Trails is now accepting applications to work at Rancho del Chaparral and Camp Elliott Barker for the summer of 2018! We are looking to fill the following positions ... are you ready for the best job ever?! • Counselors • Equine Director & Assistant • Asst. Camp Director • Horse Wranglers/Riding Instructors • Health Supervisor/Camp Nurse • Kitchen staff • Unit Leaders • Lifeguard • Art Program Specialist • Nature Program Specialists • Adventure Program Specialists Spend your summer in the outdoors providing New Mexico’s girls an incredible summer camp experience. Contact customercare@nmgirlscouts. org for more information, or visit nmgirlscouts.org.


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. All times are subject to change. Please check the website and social media for updates.

By Bus Buses to/from Rancho del Chaparral

Buses to/from Camp Elliott Barker

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

To Barker (Sunday at Start of Session):

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.

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

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 Espanola 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. Bus Departs ABQ: Noon Bus Departs Santa Fe: 1:30 p.m. Bus Departs Espanola: 2:15 p.m.

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

From Barker (Friday at End of Session):

Rancho del Chaparral Bus Stops:

Camp Elliott Barker Bus Stops:

Albuquerque: Cuba:

Albuquerque: Santa Fe: Espanola:

Bus Arrives Cuba: 12:45 p.m. Bus Arrives ABQ: 2:30 p.m.

GSNMT Council Office 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE 87109 Mickey’s Save-Way Market 6392 US Hwy. 550 87103

By Car If you plan to drive your girl to camp, 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 starts 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 all paperwork is properly filled out. Please indicate on your registration form that you intend to drive your camper to/ from camp.

Bus Arrives Espanola: 1:45 p.m. Bus Arrives Santa Fe: 2:30 p.m. Bus Arrives ABQ: 3:45 p.m.

GSNMT Council Office 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE 87109 Walmart Parking Lot 5701 Herrera Drive 87507 Walmart Parking Lot 1610 N Riverside Dr 87532

Change of Plans? Please call 505.343.1040 as soon as you know your travel plans have changed.

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Troop Camp Girl Scout Camp isn’t complete without Troop Camp! 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. Troop Camp If your Troop requires additional adults for medical or behavioral reasons, Registration please contact the camp director at 505.343.1040 to make arrangements. Opens March 1! No bus transportation will be provided to/from Troop Camp. Troop leaders will provide supervision to girls at all times.

“Bring Your Own Program”

“Choose Your Adventure”

We provide food and lodging for your Troop, as well as evening activities (such as campfire). Your troop selects 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.

Bring your troop and we’ll do the rest. In addition to food and lodging, our camp staff provides a full day of programming options (minus a few hours to rest!) including arts & crafts, archery, hikes, as well as all your nighttime activities like campfire, barn dance, or counselor hunt.

Nights: 2 Barker: Rancho:

Nights: 3 Barker:

Cost: $65 per person June 15-17 June 29-July 1 June 8-10 July 13-15 July 27-29

Cost: $90 per person July 5-8

Sample Activities Here are some programs your Troop can select. This list is an example of program options, programs offerings 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, letter boxing, archery, songs & games, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, science experiments, scavenger hunts, team building games

Camp Elliott Barker

Archery, canoeing, hiking, gaga ball, arts & crafts, meet the horses, Frisbee golf, geocaching, viewing pond life, team building games 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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Nights: 2

Cost: $85 per person

Nights: 3

Cost: $110 per person

Barker: Rancho: Barker:

June 15-17 June 29-July 1 June 8-10 July 13-15 July 27-29 July 5-8

Troop Camp Registration Follow these simple steps for your ultimate Troop Camp camp experience: Please Note: Troop Camp Registration opens March 1! 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. Remember: Payment for Troop Camp is due in full at time of registration. 3. You’ll receive a confirmation packet via email with important forms for your Troop to complete. 4. Work on your “Program Selection Worksheet” at a Troop meeting to plan your camp visit. 5. Come to camp! Have fun! 6. Go home a happy camper. 7. 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.


2018

Registration Opens

March 1

TROOP

camp

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 is required for duration of session by adults registered here. Use multiple forms to register all participants if space below is not enough for each camper. Send all completed forms with payment to: Mail: GSNMT, 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, MAIN CONTACT INFORMATION Albuquerque, NM 87109 Name: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: 505-343-1050 Email: customercare@nmgirlscouts.org Troop Number: ____________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

registration

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 15-17

2

$65

Barker

June 29-July 1

2

$65

Rancho

June 8-10

2

$65

Rancho

July 13-15

2

$65

Rancho

July 27-29

2

$65

Barker

July 5-8

3

$90

per person

� � � � � �

Fee,

Camp

Dates

# nights

Barker

June 15-17

2

$85

Barker

June 29-July 1

2

$85

Rancho

June 8-10

2

$85

Rancho

July 13-15

2

$85

Rancho

July 27-29

2

$85

Barker

July 5-8

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 (optional)

+$

Contribution to Camp Improvement Fund (optional)

+$

TOTAL FEES Less Credits

$ Total amount of 2017 Program Vouchers (use by 4/30)

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 2018 Program Vouchers (available after 5/1) - $ TOTAL PAYMENT DUE

$

TOTAL PAYMENT DUE.

$

Payment Method: � Cash � Check � Credit Card

Payment in full due at time of registration.

Credit Card #:

Exp. Date:

Name on Card:

Zip Code:

Signature:

CVV #:

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


Family Camp Family Camp provides a great way for girls to get to know camp before they are ready to come on their own. Family Camp is also an awesome way to spend some family time together during the summer! You come to camp, we do the rest! Family campers get lodging, food, and full programming for a weekend of Family Camp stress-free fun. Adults are responsible for supervising their children Registration during Family Camp. No bus transportation will be offered for Family camp. Opens March 1!

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 Barker: Rancho:

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.

Cost: $65 per person (under 5 free) July 27-29 June 8-10 June 29-July 1 July 13-15

Just Us Girls (Me & My Gal)

Me & You (Me & My Guy)

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.

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 Barker:

Cost: $65 per person July 13-15

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Nights: 2 Rancho:

Cost: $65 per person June 15-17


2018

FAMILY

Registration

camp

Opens

March 1

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. Send all completed forms with payment to: Mail: GSNMT, 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Fax: 505-343-1050 MAIN CONTACT INFORMATION Email: customercare@nmgirlscouts.org Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Family Name: _____________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

registration

FAMILY CAMP CHOICES Program Name

Dates

Camp

Fee,

Program Name

per person

� Family Camp � Family Camp

July 27-29

Barker

$65

June 8-10

Rancho

$65

� Family Camp

June 29July 1

Rancho

$65

� Family Camp

July 13-15

Rancho

$65

� Just Us Girls (Me & My Gal) � Me & You (Me & My Guy)

Dates

Camp

Fee, per person

July 13-15

Barker

$65

June 15-17

Rancho

$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 (optional)

+$

Contribution to Camp Improvement Fund (optional)

+$

Total amount of 2017 Program Vouchers (use by 4/30)

-$

TOTAL FEES Less Credits

$

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 2018 Program Vouchers (available after 5/1) - $ TOTAL PAYMENT DUE

$

TOTAL PAYMENT DUE.

$ Payment in full due at time of registration.

Payment Method: � Cash � Check � Credit Card Credit Card #:

Exp. Date:

Name on Card:

Zip Code:

Signature:

CVV #:

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


Want to Help Support Camp? 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 May 18-20

Cost: $0

Barker Spring Big Clean Nights: 2 May 25-27

Cost: $0

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 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!

Rancho Fall Big Clean Nights: 2 Cost: $0 September 21-23

Barker Fall Big Clean Nights: 2 Cost: $0 September 28-30 Please register for Big Clean at nmgirlscouts.org. Plan to arrive by 6 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.

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Camp Item Donation Wish List 1. New two-way radios 2. Two-person backpacking tents 3. Youth-size backpacks 4. Electric hot plates 5. Propane stoves 6. Fly fishing kits 7. Candle wax

8. Mason jars 9. Paracord 10. Yarn 11. White film canisters 12. Army-style cots 13. Gently used horse tack and boots 14. Empty coffee cans 15. Archery target backs


2018 Camp Care Pack Treat your camper to a special care package just for her! Choose from one of our two options with items specially selected for campers f rom 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 two 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.

Basic Camper Care Package — ­ $25

Includes: Backpack,cup with lid, camp sticker, paracord bracelet, white map bandanna (for tie dye)

Deluxe Camper Care Package — ­ $40

Includes: Backpack, cup with lid, headlamp, journal, camp animal, white tube sock (for tie dye)

Additional Items

If you buy either care package, you can add on additional items at a discounted price! See the list before.

Camper Care Pack Selected: _____ Basic Care Package ($25) _____ Deluxe Care Package ($40)

Add these items at a discounted price: _____ White camp shirt (Size: ___) $15 $10 _____ Retro camp tee (Size: ___) $12 $8 _____ Pillow pal $12 $10 _____ Camp animal $8 $6 _____ Glow-in-the-dark Nalgene, 32 oz. $16 $12

_____ Lantern $8 $6 _____ Toiletries bag $10 $8

Method of Payment: ___ Credit Card ___ Check ___ Cash Credit Card #: ______________________________ CVV: _____ Exp. Date: _____ Authorized Signature: ________________________________________________

2018 Camp Care Pack Camper Name: Camp:

� Barker

Your Name:

Session Name: � Rancho

Session Dates: Phone Number:

Please include your message to your camper below.

COUNCIL USE ONLY Date rcd: ________ Date prcd: _______ Rcpt #: __________


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

CHECK OUT THE 2018 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, 2018 – April 30, 2019 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 every 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 12... so, set your cookie selling goal and we’ll see you at camp! Learn more: nmgirlscouts.org / COOKIES+

2018 GSNMT Camp Book  
2018 GSNMT Camp Book  
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