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MISSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

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

Day Camp Information Family Camping Events Resident Camp Information Leadership Opportunities Registration Information Registration Form Financial Assistance Form

Did You Know? At summer camp, girls take the lead in everything that they do–they practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem-solve and are creative like an innovator, try new things and embrace new ideas like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader. Camp builds problem-solvers! Girls with more frequent outdoor experiences are more likely to seek challenges and are better at solving problems—qualities that will help them embark on a lifetime of leadership, both academically and personally. Camp exposes girls to new experiences! Of girls surveyed, 72 percent said that Girl Scouts gave them the chance to build their skills or try new outdoor activities. Camp builds courage and confidence! Spending time in nature improves a girl’s concentration and creative reasoning. Outdoor experiences also help promote healthy social development and increases her self-esteem.

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Our Camp Staff:

The Best of the Best!

ALL girls 5 to 17 are welcome–you don’t need to be a Girl Scout! Make new friends, sing silly songs, build a campfire, hike the trails – adventures await at GSOFCT Summer Camps! ALL girls 5 to 17 are welcome! With seven day camps and two resident camps to choose from, there is sure to be one just for you! On these pages you’ll find lots of things to do, for just a few days, or all summer long! Not only do we provide great traditional camp activities, but GSOFCT Summer Camp helps you expand your horizons while having fun and enjoying the adventure of learning and connecting with the world around you. This summer, you’ll tailor your camp experience to really make it your own! Whether this will be your first summer away at camp, or you’ve made it all the way through the ranks and are now part of our leadership program, we promise a summer that will be filled with both new activities and favorite traditions. We can’t wait for you to join us this summer for a truly memorable camp experience!

Each member of the GSOFCT Summer Camp Staff has been carefully screened and personally interviewed. Staff members are chosen based on their skills, experience, maturity, and judgment. We provide staff members with more than 30 hours of intensive training on child development, team building, enrichment activities, safety, and risk management. All aquatic staff are American Red Crosscertified lifeguards who keep their skills sharp by holding weekly drills. At the stables, girls work alongside staff who have Horse Safety Certification and are experienced riding instructors. We are proud of our terrific team of zany, fun, talented, Positive Role Models, and we’re sure that each girl will bond with a staff member who’s as awesome as she is!

We can’t wait to see you at camp!

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The best camps are ACA accredited, just like GSOFCT camps!

Join the Summer Camp Staff

American Camp Association accreditation shows a commitment to high quality programs, safety standards, and best business practices. To learn more about ACA, visit acacamps.org.

Join in the fun of working with girls in the great outdoors! You bring enthusiasm and we’ll provide the training in outdoor skills, teamwork, health and safety, programming, and everything else to make this the best job ever! Volunteer and paid positions are available. Volunteer for one week or all summer long! Volunteers receive discounted camp tuition based on service provided. Paid positions are full summer season employment. Camp staff may also receive a 20 percent discount toward camp tuition. At day camps, staff children 3-5 and boys 5-11 years old may be accommodated. Log on to gsofct.org for more information and to apply online. Interview, references, background check, and drug screening are required for all staff. For additional information, please contact camp@gsofct.org.

Make a great value even better! Register and pay in full by April 1 to receive our Early Bird Discount: $10 off each day camp week and $15 off each resident camp week. Cookie credits are DOUBLED when redeemed towards Girl Scouts of Connecticut Summer Camp fees! You must send in the original certificate to the Customer Care Department in order to receive credit towards camp.

Girls with Special Needs

Financial aid is available. Apply early as funds are limited. A $20 deposit is required at time of application. Email is the best way for us to communicate with you about your camper! Camp registration confirmation, communications from camp, and even the link for evaluation will come via email, so be sure we have the best one to reach you!

Camp is a magical place of connections and sharing. If your girl has medical or other special needs and can function in a group setting (12-24 people), we encourage you to call (203) 239-2922, and ask to speak to the Camp Administrative Assistant who will help you find the most appropriate camp program. Many dietary needs can be met if the camp is notified in advance.


Day Camp Day Camp Information Day camps operate Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A typical day includes morning flag, assisting with unit kapers (camp chores), activity periods, lunch, more activities, and flag. Before care is available at all day camps except Clatter Valley for an additional fee of $50 per week. Camper drop off can be as early as 7:30 a.m. Girls are served a yummy and healthy cold breakfast and start their camp adventure early. Not available for girls taking bus transportation. After care allows the fun to continue until 5:30 p.m. For an additional fee of $50 per week, girls receive a hearty snack and continue camp activities with additional crafts, games, and laughter. After care is only available at Katoya, Laurel, and Merrie-Wood. No late transportation is available. Girls are divided into groups called units based upon program and grade in the fall of 2017. Most units are 1620 girls with three to five counselors. Units get to pick the fun activities that they will do, where to go on their hikes, which crafts they will create, whether to cook tacos or make s’mores (or both!), and more. A single overnight at camp is an optional activity for girls entering grades 4 and up. Offered on select weeks, the cost is $15.

Day camp is open on July 4 but there will be no after care. Please note that GSOFCT reserves the right to cancel any program or bus that does not meet the minimum registration requirements. So please register early! We can’t wait to see you at camp!

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Day Camp Programs

Two Weeks

Fun, adventure, and tradition are the buzzwords of this two-week option. It’s a “best of” list that each camp has to offer and each girl gets to do it all! Girls will make new friends as they play games, sing songs, and explore their environments. They’ll also learn cool new skills as they engage in fire building and outdoor cooking. All girls receive daily swim instruction (except at Camp Merrie-Wood), and girls entering grade 4 and above can try archery.

One Week

Whoever said, “good things come in small packages”, might have been talking about this one-week traditional camp option. With changing theme weeks and the chance for girls to choose some of their activities, each week is unique! All girls receive daily swim instruction (except at Camp Merrie-Wood), and girls entering grade 4 and above can try archery.

Horse Fun One week

For the girl who loves horses. Girls spend part of their day learning horse care and riding skills then spend the rest of the day enjoying the fun of camp. Each one-week session is made for beginner to intermediate-level riders and provides arena riding instruction. Girls are transported* to a local horse barn for at least four lessons. (*Camp Laurel lessons are held on site). Horse Fun is available on a limited basis at certain camps.

Leadership Opportunities Information on all Summer Camp Leadership Opportunities at day and resident camps can be found on pages 20-21. Some programs require an application and selection process.

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Biking Adventure

at Camp An-Se-Ox only

In this one-week program, review bicycle safety and rules of the road on a mini course. We will head out along the camp road and visit a historical cemetery and also take a trip on the Larkin Bridle trail for a full-day adventure. You will also have the opportunity to participate in regular camp activities. Girls will need to bring their own bike to camp. Please drop off your bike at camp on Sunday, July 30, 2017, between 4:00-6:00 p.m. and retrieve it on Friday, August 4, 2017, between 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please note: Bike needs to be in working condition and a helmet is required. No bikes or helmets will be provided.

Hiking Adventure at Camp Carlson only

Start your week-long adventure with a review of how to walk safely on roads and trails, discuss healthy snacks and drinking water, talk about first aid, find out what minimum impact is, and then set off for a hike around and outside camp. The week includes a one-night overnight to Camp Laurel in Lebanon complete with a beautiful hike around the property. You will participate in regular camp activities as well.

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DAY CAMP PROGRAMS Day & Away

at Camp Merrie-Wood only

During your one-week day camp, take a trip to Camp Laurel in Lebanon to spend the night and return the next day to Camp Merrie-Wood. At Laurel, you will have the opportunity to participate in water activities which include swimming, canoeing, and trying out the new paddle boards.

Creative Culinary

Spend a week around the campfire making appetizers, snacks, sweets, and international food, while learning campfire cooking rules, tools, care, and healthy eating. You will also learn how to read a recipe and how to measure and separate ingredients. Create something unique by substituting an ingredient or adding your own flair!

Each week at day camp there is a different theme which is reflected in the camp-wide activities and general programming for that week! Come to camp during the week that fits you best. Week 1: Camping It Old Skool 6/26-6/30 Girls will learn and do skills that were implemented when Girl Scouts began and have continued throughout history.

Week 2: World Traveler 7/3-7/7 Get your passport ready to travel to four different countries on an adventure where you will learn something new from each country! Whether it be a game, food, or song, your adventure awaits.

Week 3: Wizard Tour 7/10-7/14 Magical tales and adventures are waiting to be experienced. Come plan your adventure to include simple tricks, magical places, potions, and more.

Week 4: Mixing It Up 7/17-7/21 At Mixing It Up, you will experiment with science activities daily without even realizing it and learn something new about science. The topics we will explore are air, water, motion, cooking, and experimenting.

Week 5: Get Your Groove On 7/24-7/28 Learn dance steps and create a flash mob throughout camp!

Gooey Science

Explore the world of science with your hands doing mini experiments. Using household materials, girls will produce slippery, slimy, and oozy creations. Girls will participate in regular camp activities as well.

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Week 6: Let’s Get Messy 7/31-8/4 Have fun with art and nature in the great outdoors as you work towards earning your grade level Art in the Outdoors badge. You will use nature as your inspiration to make something, explore outdoor art, and more.

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Clatter Valley DAY CAMP

New Milford, CT

Grade

Fall 2017

Cost

Session

1-7 $190 July 17-21

8-12

$190 July 17-21

Description In the Woods Grab your compass and a bag of bread crumbs as we head off into the woods at Clatter Valley. This year things will be an exciting mash up of fun Girl Scout activities and your favorite fairy tales. Girls will participate in traditional camp activities, hiking, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, and games. Girls will also be able to have fun with fairy tales, skits, and songs.

t Choose your adventure!

Program Aid Leadership (PAL) For girls looking to become a “positive role model” for younger campers, our PALs build their outdoor skills while learning the foundations of being a leader. Girls will still participate in all camp programs to provide them with a well-rounded camp experience. Only for girls who have not yet been a Program Aid at Clatter Valley.

July 17-21, 2017, for all girls entering grades 1-12.

9-12 $100 July 17-21 Program Aid (PA) If you’re ready to step up and take charge, become a PA at plus pre-camp Clatter Valley Day Camp! Learn team building games, health and safety skills, and participate in developing the camp dates for program during our pre-camp training. During camp, emerge training as a leader and help in delivering our program to the younger TBA campers. There is a limited number of spaces and this program fills quickly. Girls must have at least one week prior experience as a Program Aid or completion of PAL. Application required.

The Clatter Valley Experience Each year, Clatter Valley Day Camp springs to life in the meadow at Clatter Valley Park in New Milford to provide a traditional camp experience with hiking, outdoor cooking, crafts, games, and new friends. State-licensed and staffed by volunteers, CVDC mixes a traditional Girl Scout camp experience with special themed activities to create a truly unique week-long experience. Open house is Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Parents are asked to drop off their campers between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Pick up is between 3:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. On Thursday night, July 20, there is an optional overnight at no extra charge for girls entering grades 2 and above in the fall, weather permitting.

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Laurel

DAY CAMP Lebanon, CT

Grades Cost June 26 - 30 July 3 - 7* July 10 - 14 July 17-21* July 24 - 28 July 31-Aug 4* Fall 2017

1 - 3

per session

$465

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

$255 One One One One One One Week Week Week Week Week Week 4 - 5

$465

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

$255 One One One One One One Week Week Week Week Week Week 4 - 8

$405

6 - 8

$465

Horse Fun Horse Fun Horse Fun Horse Fun Horse Fun Horse Fun Two Weeks

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

$255 One One One One One One Week Week Week Week Week Week 7-8

$350

9-12

$600 Counselor in Training

10-12

$800

Counselor in Training 2

11-12

$100

Counselor in Training 3

LEADership Development

LEADership Development

LEADership Development

BUS A

BUS STOP June 26-July 7 only Commuter Parking lot, 65 Merrow Rd. Former site of Kathy-John’s Restaurant, 643 Middle Tpke. Highland Park Market, 1721 Boston Tpke. Jillison Square Parking Lot, 679 Main St., near Liberty Bank Lebanon Log Cabin Restaurant, 383 Trumbull Hwy. Camp, 175 Clubhouse Rd.

BUS B

Plainfield Lisbon Norwich Colchester Lebanon

Pick Up 7:40 8:00 8:15 8:30 8:45 8:55

Drop Off 5:25 5:10 4:55 4:25 4:10 4:00

BUS STOP July 10 - July 21 McDonalds Plaza, 796 Norwich Rd. Lisbon Meadows Park, South Burnham Hwy. Walmart, 220 Salem Tpke., near exit 80 from I-395 Colchester Green, south end Camp, 175 Clubhouse Rd.

7:40 8:00 8:20 8:40 8:55

5:10 4:55 4:35 4:15 4:00

BUS C Middletown Portland East Hampton Marlborough Hebron Lebanon

BUS STOP July 24 - Aug 4 Home Depot Plaza, 909 Washington St. Tri-Town Plaza, 146 Marlborough St. East Hampton High School, 15 North Maple St. Behind Subway/Dunkin Donuts, 1 & 5 South Main St. Hebron Elementary School, 92 Church St. Camp, 175 Clubhouse Rd.

7:40 7:55 8:10 8:25 8:40 8:55

5:15 5:00 4:45 4:30 4:15 4:00

BUS D East Lyme Lebanon

BUS STOP July 10-July 21 Stop & Shop, 248 Flanders Rd. Camp, 175 Clubhouse Rd.

8:15 8:55

4:40 4:00

Tolland Mansfield Coventry Willimantic Lebanon Lebanon

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t Choose your adventure! The Laurel Experience Sprawling fields and rustic buildings combined with an intricate trail network set the scene for an amazing camp experience. Girls will explore their surroundings at Laurel while hiking, swimming, boating, and challenging themselves to try new activities. Rich with tradition, every girl will treasure the friendships forged and memories made at camp. Every girl receives lunch and swim instruction and girls entering grades 4 and up have an opportunity to try archery and try a one-night overnight on selected Wednesdays. *This week contains an optional overnight for $15.

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Family Camping Events Jump Into Spring Campout Anywhere Join girls all over Connecticut for a one-night overnight. Choose your own location. Patch included. Fee: $4 per girl Date: Friday, May 5-Saturday, May 6 Register by: April 21 PO17011 Pattagansett July 4th Staycation East Lyme, CT Spend the weekend at Camp Pattagansett with your family. Accommodations include a platform tent site with picnic tables and port-o-lets. You can relax at camp or take day trips out. Swimming, boating, and archery activities will be available. Participants are responsible for their own meals, which may be cooked at camp, or enjoy some of the local restaurants. Camp units will be shared. Fee: $65 per tent site/family of five Date: Friday, June 30, at 6:00 p.m.-Sunday, July 2, at 10:00 a.m. Register by: June 19 PG17155 Candlewood Summertime Staycation New Fairfield, CT Spend the weekend at Camp Candlewood with your family. Accommodations include an A-frame camp site with picnic tables and latrines. You can relax at camp or take day trips out. Swimming, boating, and archery activities will be available. Participants are responsible for their own meals, which may be cooked at camp, or enjoy some of the local restaurants. Camp units will be shared. Fee: $65 per campsite/family of five Date: Friday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m.-Sunday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m. Register by: July 3 PG17132

Pattagansett Almost Labor Day Staycation | East Lyme, CT Spend the weekend at Camp Pattagansett with your family. Accommodations include a platform tent site with picnic tables and port-o-lets. You can relax at camp or take day-trips out. Swimming, boating, and archery activities will be available. Participants are responsible for their own meals, which may be cooked at camp, or enjoy some of the local restaurants. Camp units will be shared. Fee: $65 per tent site/family of five Date: Friday, August, 25 at 6:00 p.m.-Sunday, August 27, at 10:00 a.m. Register by: August 7 PG17154 Just For Girls | Candlewood New Fairfield, CT A fun-filled weekend for girls to bring mom or their significant adult female family member over the age of 21 (substitutions may be made, contact facilitator). We will have many activities such as cake decorating, boating and archery (weather permitting), crafts, campfires, s’mores, and much more. This is a rain or shine event. Register soon as event fills quickly. Fee: $70 per person Date: Friday, September 22, at 6:00 p.m.Sunday, September 24, at 9:00 a.m. Register by: September 1 PO17000 Great Girl Scout Campout | Anywhere Join girls all over Connecticut for a one-night overnight. Choose your own location. Patch included. Fee: $4 per girl Date: Friday, September 22-Saturday, September 23 Register by: September 11 PO17008

To register for family camping, visit gsofct.org

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Is your girl ready for resident camp? Resident camp can be a life-changing event in your girl’s life! It provides her with a taste of independence, new friends, and the values, skills, and confidence to help guide her in the future. Here’s an activity you can do to see if you and your girl are ready for this awesome experience! Have fun!

1 2 3 Can you stay overnight at a friend’s house without missing your family?

1 2 3 Can your daughter stay overnight at a friend’s house without you feeling sad or needing to speak to her?

1 2 3 Can you shampoo your own hair and keep it brushed and neat?

1 2 3 Can you tolerate the way her hair looks when she shampoos and styles it herself?

1 2 3 Are you brave when you see insects or bugs and hear different noises at night? 1 2 3 Can you make your bed and keep track of your belongings? 1 2 3 Do you like to meet new people and do things with others – not just your buddy? 1 2 3 Can you adjust to no air conditioning in your living unit? 1 2 3 Can you survive without a radio, iPod, TV, computer, or cell phone? 1 2 3 Do you help keep things clean and tidy around your house?

1 2 3 Can you talk with your daughter before camp and help her be brave when she sees insects, bugs, and other animals she may encounter at camp? 1 2 3 Can you stand a week without having to pick up someone else’s clothes or toys left on the floor? 1 2 3 Do you want your daughter to meet new people and try new things? 1 2 3 Does your daughter enjoy the outdoors?

1 2 3 Do you like being around girls who are different from you?

1 2 3 Can you help her adhere to the rules about no radios, iPods, or cell phones?

1 2 3 Can you live by the Girl Scout Law?

1 2 3 Can you go a week without seeing or talking to your daughter?

1 2 3 Are you REALLY excited about going to camp?

1 2 3 Does your daughter like being around girls who are different from her?

Total Points

1 2 3 Are you prepared to entrust her care to her camp counselors?

11-15 You will be happiest at a session you can attend with your troop or family. Talk with your girl friends and ask them to join your camp adventure. Be sure to request each other as camp friends! Or consider one of our many day or family camp experiences.

1 2 3 Do you think your daughter is ready for resident camp?

16-25

You are ready to try your first resident camp experience. Pack your courage and we’ll see you soon!

26-33

You are REALLY ready for camp or must be an experienced camper! See you soon!

Join us at our Open Houses on April 30 and May 21 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at all camps. Clatter Valley will be held on July 16 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

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Consider bringing your daughter to one of our Open Houses to meet the staff and learn a little more about camp. If she decides to attend camp, rest assured that we will call you if she has any problems adjusting to the camp environment. You may also enjoy a session that she can attend with her troop or family. Consider family camping or day camp.

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You are a brave parent, and are ready for your daughter to try her first resident camp experience. Both Laurel and Timber Trails offer excellent first time camp experiences including one or two-week sessions and even three-night Try-It sessions. She may also enjoy day camp.

25-33 Either you or your daughter are very prepared, or this is not her first time at summer camp! You may even be ready to send her to camp for more than one week!

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Resident Camp Information Our resident camp programs are designed to meet the various needs of the wide age range of girls who come to resident camp. Living units are based upon the grades girls will be going into for the fall 2017 school year, but program areas have the flexibility to meet their wide range of skills. Girls in our youngest units will experience the outdoors, explore their curiosities, learn basic outdoor living skills, swim in our lake, and enjoy a traditional outdoor camp experience with hiking, crafts, and games. As their skills progress, girls in grades 4-5 will begin archery and boating, learning basic forms and proper techniques. They will continue to hone their outdoor living skills as they begin outdoor cooking and prepare for their packouts each week. Girls will also put their team building skills to the test as they try our challenge initiatives and become both strong team players and leaders among their peers. Girls in grades 6-8 will take these activities even further with more advanced boating in canoes and kayaks, learning more difficult maneuvers and rescue moves. They will test their highly developed outdoor living expertise as they are challenged daily in all of their activities, from more advanced archery to campfire cooking, and skilled swimming and games in the lake. They will also take the lead on challenge initiatives as they find themselves working as a tight-knit team to traverse the toughest obstacles. In grades 9-12, girls are ready to emerge as leaders while still enjoying their camp experience. They will work on team building exercises and gain a glimpse into what our leadership staff experience every day, from creative problem-solving to multitasking and prioritizing daily tasks. Girls will foster their independence and cultivate confidence as they are given more freedom in their choices of activities to make the most out of their camp experience. Centrally located in camp is the Health Center, which is staffed by licensed personnel with doctors on call. The center is equipped to handle routine healthcare and first aid. Meals are served in our central dining hall. Besides the nutritious entrees, meals also include extras like a breakfast bar or salad bar. Fresh fruit is available throughout the day. With advance notice, camp can accommodate many specialty diets.

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One Week

Two Weeks

This session is for the girl who enjoys nature and is curious about the outdoors. This is a one-week camp experience with a sampling of everything that camp has to offer: hiking, swimming, crafts, boating, campfires, and making new friends! She’ll never forget all the amazing memories and friends she made this summer!

Girls will have a blast making friends and exploring their environment. This two-week, traditional camp experience offers swimming, boating, outdoor cooking, and team building, as well as plenty of time with friends, old and new. With an emphasis on individuality, each girl can choose some activities each day to ensure that her camp experience is uniquely her own.

Leadership Opportunities Information on all summer camp leadership programs at day and resident camps can be found on pages 20-21. Some programs require an application and selection process.

Resident Camp Horseback Riding For girls looking to gain new skills, the horseback riding programs at Laurel and Timber Trails are designed for all levels of riders. On the first day, girls’ riding abilities are thoughtfully assessed and they are placed into riding groups that allow girls to work comfortably and confidently at their own pace. This helps them identify areas needing improvement and hone equestrian skills. Safety is always our first priority. Bad weather and excessive heat may shorten the time that the camper is actually on horseback. If that happens, they’ll work on other horse-related activities. Laurel and Timber Trails are inclusive equestrian programs. In a two-hour session, girls will learn horse and stable care which includes mucking stalls, feeding, grooming, and tacking horses. In between assigned riding rotations, girls work on equestrian theory. If you have any questions, please contact camp@gsofct.org.

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Saddle Up

One Week Time to saddle up! Time at the stable includes riding, equestrian theory, and general horse care. The program includes four horseback riding lessons and some of our traditional camp activities like boating, archery, crafts, and hiking to give each girl an experience she’s sure to remember for years to come.

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RESIDENT CAMP PROGRAMS Try it!

Three-night sampling June 25-28 only Get the summer off to an amazing start with swimming, arts, nature, campfires, singing, s’mores, and new friends with our three-night sampling of all that camp has to offer. Our time together may be short, but we make the most of it by providing an awesome camp experience that will have you wanting to sign up for the next session, too! (Excludes horseback riding).

Camp CEO - Ages 14-17 At Camp Laurel Only Four days, three nights June 21-24 only Discover how your interests, skills, and dreams can transform you into a leader during this four-day experience. Connect with prominent business women who will share their life lessons and leadership journeys. Envision and prepare for the possibilities that lie ahead. You and your CEO buddy will discover, connect, and take action to make the world a better place while enjoying horseback riding, boating, swimming, cooking, and more. More information is on page 21. Cooking It Old Skool

Horse Savvy

Two Weeks For girls who want the ultimate adventure this summer, Horse Savvy is a two-week general camp program with eight horseback riding lessons to grow and strengthen confidence and comfort while riding. Not only will girls get time in the saddle, lessons at the stable will also cover equestrian theory and general horse care. As their skills and confidence improve, a trail ride is included. The program also includes other camp fun like archery, hiking, swimming, and boating.

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June 25-July 8 Girls will learn outdoor cooking skills that were implemented when Girl Scouts began and throughout the years. Learn how to cook in the outdoors over an open fire in foil, paper bag, hole-in-the-ground, and other unique cooking techniques. Build and use a solar oven and a buddy burner as an alternative fuel source. You will participate in regular camp activities as well.

Survivor Girl July 9-22 Unleash your inner survivor! This week away at camp will be filled with fun ways to learn what you need to know when you are out in the woods. How do you build a fire without a match? Do you know how to build a shelter? How do you find your way out of the woods? Can you use a compass? How do you get into a canoe after it tips over? To prepare for our primitive camping nights, you will learn and practice skills in fire and shelter building, animal habits, hiking, and outdoor cooking. Survival Girl instills respect and appreciation for nature. We emphasize the need for minimizing our impact upon the environment and stress “Leave No Trace.” You will participate in regular camp activities as well.

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Laurel

RESIDENT CAMP Lebanon, CT

Grades Cost June 25-July 1 July 2-8 July 9-15 July 16-22 July 23-29 J uly 30-Aug 5 Fall 2017

Choose your adventure! u The Laurel Experience Sprawling fields and rustic buildings combined with an intricate trail network sets the scene for an amazing camp experience. Girls will explore their surroundings at Laurel while hiking, swimming, boating, and challenging themselves to try new activities. Rich with tradition, every girl will treasure the friendships forged and memories made at camp. Themes change every week so that no matter how many weeks your camper will be at Laurel, she will have a wonderful adventure with her friends.

Your Home Away from Home Girls are placed in to living units based on grades they will be going into for the fall 2017 school year. Each unit has multiple groups with counselors and a unit leader. Girls sleep in wood-framed rustic cabins or platform tents with cots with no electricity. Each unit has centralized portos, that are serviced by a professional cleaning company, and a washstand with running water. Girls shower in a centrally located bathhouse.

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per session

1-3

$835 Two Weeks

$475

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week

1-5 $280 Try-It (June 25-28 only) 4-5 $835 Two Weeks Two Weeks Two Weeks $475 One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week $1,145 Horse Savvy Horse Savvy Horse Savvy

$635

Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up

6-8 $835 Two Weeks Two Weeks Two Weeks $475 One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week

$1,145 Horse Savvy Horse Savvy Horse Savvy

$635 Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up $1,050 Cooking It Survivor Old Skool Girl 7-8 $825 LEADership LEADership LEADership Development Development Development 9-12 $835 Two Weeks Two Weeks Two Weeks

$475

One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week

$1,145 Horse Savvy Horse Savvy Horse Savvy

$635

Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up

$895

Counselor in Training

10-12 $1,200 11-12 $1,400

Counselor in Training 2 Counselor in Training 2 with Water Safety

$1,200

Wrangler in Training

$100

Counselor in Training 3

Ages 14-17

$300

Camp CEO (June 21-24 only)

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Timber Trails RESIDENT CAMP Tolland, MA

Grades Cost June 25-July 1 July 2-8 July 9-15 July 16-22 Fall 2017

per session

1-3

$835 Two Weeks

$475

July 23-29

Two Weeks

One Week One Week One Week One Week

t Choose your adventure!

One Week

1-5 $280 Try-It (June 25-28 only) The Timber Trails Experience 4 -5 $835 Two Weeks Two Weeks At Timber Trails, girls are encouraged to explore $475 One Week One Week One Week One Week One Week their environment, build relationships, and to develop the leadership qualities allowing the $1,145 Horse Savvy Horse Savvy 4-8

$635

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6-8 $835 Two Weeks Two Weeks $475 One Week One Week One Week One Week

potential for personal growth. Our diverse staff enhances the camp experience by bringing creative ideas and a fresh outlook to camp to share with all of our girls. Timber Trails is tucked away in the beautiful hills of the Berkshire Mountains just over the Connecticut border on nearly 500 acres of land with a picturesque lake serving as our waterfront for boating and swimming. This hidden gem allows girls to try new activities as their skills progress, from boating and swimming, to our ropes course and outdoor living skills.

Saddle Up

One Week

$1,145 Horse Savvy Horse Savvy $1,050 Cooking It Survivor Old Skool Girl 7-8 $825 LEADership LEADership Development Development 9-12 $835 Two Weeks Two Weeks

$475

One Week One Week One Week One Week

One Week

Your Home Away from Home

$1,145 Horse Savvy Horse Savvy $635 Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up Saddle Up $895 Counselor in Training 10-12 $1,000

Counselor in Training 2

11-12 $1,000 Wrangler in Training $100 Counselor in Training 3

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Girls are separated in to living units based on grades they will be going into for the fall 2017 school year. Each unit has multiple groups and counselors and a unit leader. Girls sleep in wood-framed rustic cabins with no electricity. Each cabin houses five to eight cots. There’s a centralized washstand with running water and bathrooms in each unit. Girls shower in a centrally located bath house.

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LEADership Development

Entering grades 7 or 8 Two weeks Leadership, Education, Adventure, and Development. Develop basic leadership skills while also enjoying the thrills of camp during this two-week program. Girls in this program will have an opportunity to plan a camp event and participate in a camp service project. In addition to focusing on teamwork, skill-building, leadership skills, and practicing being role models, girls will enjoy all the fun camp has to offer. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait!

Counselor in Training

Entering grades 9 and above Four weeks Continue on the camp leadership track! After successful completion of the LEAD or similar program, girls can apply to this four-week advanced leadership program. CITs will focus on building their skills by working with units and leading programs. Girls have a chance to shine as younger campers look up to them as a role model. If accepted into this program, you will be assigned to assist a unit of campers or a program area. Successful completion of LEAD or similar is required. In addition to leadership development, girls will enjoy the fun camp has to offer. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Resident Camp CITs will go home for a short break every two weeks. A pre-training event will take place on Saturday, June 24, at Camp An-Se-Ox in Oxford from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for all girls registered for this program. More information to come before the event. The training is for transitioning into a leadership role while networking with other girls registered for the program from all camps.

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Counselor in Training 2

Entering grades 10 and up Six weeks Observe and learn the supervision techniques of a variety of camp activities and enjoy special time with other leadership girls. This six-week Counselor In Training 2 program will concentrate on leadership training, basic camp management, child development, program design, and being role models. The CIT 2 program also includes elements of the traditional camp experience and opportunities to work directly with younger campers. Our CIT 2s grow as they gain confidence and independence while taking charge of their own camp experience. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait! Resident Camp CITs will go home for a short break every two weeks. A pre-training event will take place on Saturday, June 24, at Camp An-Se-Ox in Oxford from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for all girls registered for this program. More information to come before the event. The training is for transitioning into a leadership role while networking with other girls registered for the program from all camps.

Counselor in Training 3

Entering grades 11 and up Six weeks Continue on the camp leadership track! After successful completion of the CIT 2 program, girls can apply to this six-week advanced leadership program. Expand your knowledge of basic camp management, child development, program design, and being role models. Teach some activities, continue to gain self confidence, and make new friends. CIT 3s will gain hands-on experience

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TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS by shadowing members of camp staff and being assigned to assist and live in younger girl units. CIT 3s will also enjoy time with formal and informal opportunities to share their knowledge as well as participate in daily reflections as a whole group. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Acceptance is not guaranteed. Resident Camp CIT 3s will go home for a short break every two weeks. A pre-training event will take place on Saturday, June 24, at Camp An-Se-Ox in Oxford from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for all girls registered for this program. More information to come before the event. The training is for transitioning into a leadership role while networking with other girls registered for the program from all camps.

Counselor in Training 2 with Water Safety

ONLY at Laurel Resident Camp Entering grades 11 and up Six weeks If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard and have strong swimming skills, you can take the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course as part of this program. You’ll be able to apply to be an aquatics specialist at camp in the future

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and also apply to be a lifeguard at other facilities. All this in addition to the core six-week CIT 2 program. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Acceptance is not guaranteed. CIT 2s will go home for a short break every two weeks. A pretraining event will take place on Saturday, June 24, at Camp AnSe-Ox in Oxford from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for all girls registered for this program. More information to come before the event. The training is for transitioning into a leadership role while networking with other girls registered for the program from all camps.

Wrangler In Training

ONLY at Resident Camp Entering grades 11 and up Six weeks WIT is an advanced leadership program concentrating on horse handling skills, barn management, child development, and program design. Continue your development as a role model preparing for the next logical step – being a future camp staff member! Successful completion of CIT or similar program and an application and interview are required. Some riding experience required but this program offers limited riding time. Acceptance is not guaranteed. WITs will go home for a short break every two weeks. A pre-training event will take place on Saturday, June 24, at Camp An-Se-Ox in Oxford from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for all girls registered for this program. More information to come before the event. The training is for transitioning into a leadership role while networking with other girls registered for the program from all camps.

Camp CEO

ONLY at Laurel Resident Camp Ages 14-17 Four days, three nights June 21-24 Looking for a unique older girl experience? Join us at Camp CEO where the fun of camp combines with creating your own vision as a future woman leader. Through innovative and interactive workshops and activities, you’ll discover how your dreams, passions, and skills can transform you into the successful woman you want to be. You’ll connect with a group of highly successful women leaders who will share their life lessons and personal leadership journeys, serving as mentors to help you envision and prepare for the possibilities ahead. You will be assigned to your own CEO buddy who will collaborate with you during this journey while enjoying all the fun activities that Camp Laurel has to offer– horseback riding, boating, swimming, crafts, and cooking.

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How to register: Online registration is available at gsofct.org.

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Mail or fax completed registration and payment to: Girl Scouts of Connecticut Customer Care Department 20 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473. Please fill out registration form completely in ink and send with a $50 deposit for each session.

Please help send more girls to camp! Just add your donation of any amount on your Summer Camp Registration Form and you’ll give another girl that “dream come true” Non-Discrimination feeling when she’s Policy packing for camp!

Payment in full is due by June 1. If registering after June 1, full payment is due at time of registration. Early Bird Discount: Register and pay in full by April 1 and get $10 off each day camp week and $15 off each resident camp week. Phone: (860) 239-2922, ext. 500 Fax (203) 234-6828 Email: customercare@gsofct.org Phone registrations are only accepted on Camp Call-In Nights: (800) 922-2770 March 2 and 23 and April 6 and 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. • Cookie Credits cannot be used towards deposit and are not redeemable online. • You will receive an email confirmation with a link to the Parent Handbook. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please contact our Customer Care Department. • A separate email will be sent to you from Camp Doc with required health form information for you to fill out. • An administrative charge of $10 will be added for program changes. • We accept Care 4 Kids.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut does not discriminate in its programs or hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil union status, national origin or ancestry, political affiliation, socioeconomic factors, genetic information, learning disability, physical or mental disability, military status, or any other protected class.

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Cancellations and Refunds

Girl Scout Membership fee is non-refundable. • Cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing and sent to customercare@gsofct.org. • Prior to May 1, cancellation refunds will be made minus a single $20 processing fee. • After May 1, cancellation refunds will be made minus the $50 deposit for each session. • Cancellations made within two weeks of camp attendance will not receive any refund. Exceptions to policy can be made, minus the deposit, with a doctor’s note indicating illness or injury preventing attendance, or notice of summer school attendance.

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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Camping Services Department North Haven Service Center 20 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT 06473 (800) 922-2770 or (203) 239-2922 gsofct.org

Camp Call-In Nights Ask questions and register by phone! (800) 922-2770 • 5:00-8:00 p.m.

March 2 and 23 • April 6 and 27

Camp Open House All Camps*

Sundays, April 30 and May 21 • 3:00-5:00 p.m. Check our website for directions gsofct.org *except Clatter Valley July 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

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