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 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 the day session 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. Campers will even eat two lunches cooked at camp and, of course, there are snacks during the day!  Each day ends at 4:30 p.m. when campers go home for the evening. Thursday night is special, as families are invited to dinner and campers have the opportunity to stay overnight.


What activities will we do?

This year our theme is “Edith May-Oh the Places She'll Go”.  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 at 5:00 p.m. families are encouraged to come share a meal at day camp.  Details about what store bought item families will be assigned to bring will be sent home with the confirmation letter.  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?

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.


Will I 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?

The sibling unit is for potty-trained, preschool-aged children, both male and female, of full-time adult volunteers.  It is intended to give parents a way to volunteer without having to find alternate childcare for their younger children.

 

*If you have two girls who are both Girl Scouts, they would each register as a camper,NOT one as a camper and the other as a sibling.