What Is Day Camp?
At day camp girls learn outdoor skills, try new activities, work in groups, and make new friends. Girls are placed in units with 10-20 other girls their age, two adult leaders, and two older girl Program Aides. Activities at day camp include outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, exploring nature, archery, playing games, and earning Girl Scout recognitions. Girls have the opportunity to sleep in tents at an overnight.
What is a typical day at Day Camp like?
Day Camp runs Monday through Thursday. Each day, camp starts at 9:00 a.m., and campers will spend the day doing activities in units based on age. Day Camp will provide two snacks daily! Each day ends at 4:30 p.m. when campers go home for the evening. Thursday night is special, as families are invited to the family night. Details about which days we provide lunch and which days campers must pack a lunch will follow in a pre-camp email.
What activities will we do?
This year we have a super hero theme titled “Edith May I Bee a Hero?”. Activities are designed to allow campers a chance to explore Camp Edith Mayo and Girl Scouting traditions. All campers will receive a unit neck cooler, earned Girl Scout recognitions or fun patches and a Day Camp T-shirt!
What’s Family Night?
Thursday evening, families are encouraged to come share a camp experience with their campers. There will be time for families to take a quick peek at our camp and enjoy a short program featuring the campers before leaving at 8:00 p.m.
What is the Thursday night sleep out?
For 2018 only…
* Because of ongoing renovations to the camp and the requirement of the council to meet current fire codes, River Valleys just learned and announced on May 1st, that the Fire Marshall will not allow tent camping for our 2018 Day Camp until River Valleys adds another water line and a fire hydrant to the center of the camp which is proposed to happen in the next phase of renovation slated for 2019. We apologize if this disappoints some girls, but tent sleeping will eventually be allowed again once the fire hydrant is added in 2019. Sleeping in the Troop Lounge is also no longer permitted either, as the sprinkler system in the building does not meet code for sleeping and changing the sprinkler systems throughout the building was too costly
Thursday evening campers have the option to either end the day by leaving with their families after family night, or they can stay overnight at camp with us! Campers have the opportunity to sleep outside in tents. Breakfast will be served in the morning and girls should be picked up at 9:00 a.m.
What is the Friday Fun Day Option?
For 2018 only…
* Due to the fact that we can't have a tent camping overnight (as explained above) in 2018, we have added an optional additional day of fun activities. Friday, August 3rd, has been added as an optional experience for the girls. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., girls will do fun activities at camp - like work on their archery skills, make music, play games, sing songs, and in general, have fun under the direction of our Program Aides. There will be no additional charge for this added option, we just ask that campers let us know by July 15th, 2018 if they will be participating in this added Friday option or not.
Will my Camper Be Safe?
Safety is important at day camp. Safety is a part of volunteer training and camper orientation. We will follow Safety-Wise guidelines provided by the Girl Scouts of the USA, as well as state and local health codes. A trained Health Manager is on site at all times.
What is the Sibling Unit?
No Sibling Unit will be offered for the 2018 Day Camp.