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2014 DAY CAMP INFORMATION

From exciting themed activities to environmental exploration, day camp offers a unique opportunity to explore the world and have fun in the outdoors.

With new friends and programs for every interest, your summer will come to life. Create works of art, play with glop, eat lunch with fairies, try your hand at a new sport, and much more. You’ll get the best of both worlds - a day full of fun activities at camp, and a good night’s rest in your own bed!

Daily schedules vary based on the weekly theme, grade level, and the girls’ interest. Regardless of which program you choose, all campers will take part in camp-wide activities, crafts, songs, games, and swimming!

Day Camp programs are available for girls entering grades 1-8, with additional leadership opportunities for girls entering grades 6-12.

For information about full offerings at a specific camp, click on the camp name.

Camp Green Eyrie Camp Bonnie Brae Camp Laurel Wood Camp Lewis Perkins

GENERAL INFORMATION

DAY CAMP HOURS
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Before Care:   7:30 - 9:00 am
After Care:   4:30 - 6:00 pm

THEME WEEKS
(Click camp locations for full camp info)

Program Fee for Theme Weeks: 
    Early Squirrel (Feb 3 - Apr 1):           $190/week
    Regular Rate (Apr 2 - May 30):          $240/week
    Late Rate (May 31 and later):             $260/week

Camp Bonanza: Session 1 (July 7-11)
Available at: Green Eyrie & Lewis Perkins

Girls Entering Grades 1-3: First time camper? Want to experience a little bit of everything during your week at camp? Swim, craft, sing, create a skit, play TONS of games, make s’mores, and don’t forget your white t-shirt for tie-dye!

Girls Entering Grades 4-8: Come get the classic camp experience this week while swimming, playing capture the flag, tie-dying, and trying your hand at archery. There are plenty of classic camp games and new ones to try this week at camp.

Splash: Session 2 (July 14-18)
Available at: Bonnie Brae, Green Eyrie, Laurel Wood & Lewis Perkins

Girls Entering Grades 1-3: Can’t get enough of the water? You’re sure to get soaked every day through special games at swimming and boating, “Drip Drip Drop”, and LOTS of other water games.  You'll have a fabulous time at the all camp water carnival

Girls Entering Grades 4-8: Beat the dog days of summer at camp! Swim, boat, play a soaking version of Capture the Flag, “dunk” your counselors and have a wet and wild time at the water carnival!

(Boating is not available at Camp Lewis Perkins.)

Fantasy Week: Session 3 (July 21-25)
Available at: Laurel Wood & Lewis Perkins

Girls Entering Grades 1-3: Discover where the fairies of camp hide.  You’ll use a magnifying glass to track the fairy dust through camp, build fairy houses, and learn the importance of all critters, big and small! Design your own fairy costume in arts and crafts and have a sparkling lunch to celebrate!

Girls Entering Grades 4-8: Do you have a hard time putting down your books about wizards, dragons, and magic? Perhaps you’re a Harry Potter or The Hobbit fan? Join other girls for all things magical. Make your own wand to cast spells, learn a real magic trick or two, and help plan the end-of-the-week Magical Ball for all of camp!

Art Express: Session 4 (July 28 – August 1)
Available at: Laurel Wood & Lewis Perkins

Girls Entering Grades 1-3: Paint, draw, color, glue, glitter, and more! Come out to camp this week where you’ll do at least one arts and crafts project every day. Make art you can wear and art you can eat. Get your face painted! On Friday you’ll have an art gallery show!

Girls Entering Grades 4-8: Sculpt, design, and macramé, too! Sculpt with real clay and create designs in leather. Learn the lost arts of knitting and sewing. You’ll work on your projects each day and display your best work at Friday’s art gallery show.

Gadgets & Glop: Session 5 (August 4-8)
Available at: Bonnie Brae, Green Eyrie, Laurel Wood & Lewis Perkins

Girls Entering Grades 1-3: Do you love to get hands-on and experiment? Explore science and beyond this week at camp while making bubbles, erupting volcanoes, and silly putty. You’ll participate in the classic “egg drop” challenge and try to defy gravity through making a homemade marble run.

Girls Entering Grades 4-8: Ever wonder how things work? Learn all about gadgets and gizmos this week.  Construct your very own marshmallow catapult and learn about distance and flight through experimenting with a marshmallow tube. Then, explore the world of polymers by making your own batch of oobleck or flubber!

Fantasy Week: Session 6 (August 11-15)
Available at: Bonnie Brae & Green Eyrie

Girls Entering Grades 1-3: Discover where the fairies of camp hide.  You’ll use a magnifying glass to track the fairy dust through camp, build fairy houses, and learn the importance of all critters, big and small! Design a piece of your own fairy costume in arts and crafts and have a sparkling lunch to celebrate!

Girls Entering Grades 4-8: Do you have a hard time putting down your books about wizards, dragons, and magic? Perhaps you’re a Harry Potter or The Hobbit fan? Join other girls for all things magical. Make your own wand to cast spells, learn a real magic trick or two, and help plan the end-of-the-week Magical Ball for all of camp!

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Program Aide
For Girls Entering Grades 6-8
Available at: Green Eyrie, Laurel Wood & Lewis Perkins

Program Fee for Program Aide:   
    Early Squirrel (Feb 3 - Apr 1):             $190/week 
    Regular Rate (Apr 2 - May 30):           $240/week
    Late Rate (May 31 and later):              $260/week

Sign up for this leadership opportunity and work toward earning your Program Aide award. You will learn how to work with children in and out of camp and then get a chance to put those skills into action while working with younger campers. If you sign up for one session, you will complete your first two steps toward becoming a PA: earn a Leader in Action award and finish the Program Aide core training. Sign up for more than one session if you'd like to work toward completing your final requirement of working with a group of younger Girl Scouts for six activity sessions. Before the week is over you will have the chance to swim, cookout, craft, and more!

Camp Apprentice I
For Girls Entering Grades 9-10
Available at Laurel Wood, Lewis Perkins and Green Eyrie (select weeks)

Program Fee for Camp Apprentice I:        
    Regular Rate (Feb 3 – May 30):           $55/week (no early discount)
    Late Rate (May 31 and later):              $75/week

The Camp Apprentice I program is for girls who have previous experience working with children or have earned their Program Aide award prior to arriving at camp. Camp Apprentices make a valuable contribution to the camp community while building their own leadership skills. Girls in CA I will spend the first half of the week learning the ins and outs of working with younger girls at camp. The second half of the week will be spent working directly with girls. If girls sign up for more than one session, they may have the opportunity to assist counselors starting on Monday, depending upon their skill level.  

Camp Apprentice II
For Girls Entering Grades 11-12
Available at Laurel Wood and Lewis Perkins

Program Fee for Camp Apprentice II:       
    Regular Rate (Feb 3 - May 30):           $35/week (no early discount)
    Late Rate (May 31 and later):              $55/week

The Camp Apprentice II (CA II) program is for girls who have previous experience working with children or have earned their Program Aide award prior to arriving at camp. Camp Apprentices make a valuable contribution to the camp community while building their own leadership skills. Girls in CA II will spend the first half of the week learning the ins and outs of working with younger girls at camp. The second half of the week will be spent working directly with girls. If girls sign up for more than one session, they may have the opportunity to assist counselors starting on Monday, depending upon their skill level. CA II participants may elect to assist in specialty areas in camp like arts and crafts or the waterfront.  

 

EXTENDING THE CAMP DAY – DAY CAMP EXTRAS

Bussing
Bussing is available to day camp from the many towns. Every stop is not offered every week or at every camp, so it is important that you visit www.gscwm.org/DayCampBus.shtml for the full availability list. Bus stops are also listed with each camp session.

GSCWM reserves the right to re-route or cancel stops/routes as determined by the enrollment of campers. Cost to ride the bus is $30 per week – must be paid in full at time of registration.

NEW - Extended Care Hours
Need to arrive to camp a little early or pick up your camper a little later? No problem! Sign up for Before Care and/or After Care. Girls will enjoy extended camp fun with other girls attending the Before or After Care program. No bussing is available. Extended care fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Before Care: Arrive any time starting at 7:30 am. Cost is $50 per week of Before Care.
After Care:    Pick-up any time before 6:00 pm. Cost is $50 per week of After Care.

Optional Overnight
Girls entering grades 3-12 can get a taste of overnight camp with our optional Thursday overnight. Dinner and an evening snack will be provided on Thursday, as well as breakfast and a bag lunch on Friday for all girls staying overnight. Girls will help plan and prepare a cookout meal for either dinner or breakfast. Sign up when registering or using the registration flier you receive on the first day of camp. Cost to attend is $55 per overnight – must be paid in full at the time of registration.

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