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GSLPG Summer Camps

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We live in a world full of screens - laptops, tablets, smartphones, TV. Sometimes we just need to get away from it all. Our focus at GSLPG summer camps is to allow girls to have quality outdoor experiences. We want your daughter to unplug this summer and explore the world around her. New memories, friends and adventures await every camper at GSLPG summer camps. So, pack your bags Girl Scouts! It is going to be one unforgettable summer!

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2019 Camp Guide Download

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Can’t process your payment online? No problem! Just fill out this paper registration form and send to: 
            1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Suite C1
            Lafayette, La 70508

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Preparing for Camp

What do you do about homesickness?

It is normal, regardless of age, to miss home. Parents can help their camper prepare for being at camp by talking positively about camp before arrival, helping the camper pack, and encouraging the camper that all will be fine at home while they are away. It’s important for parents to set their campers up for success. She is listening when you say, “You’re going to have so much fun at camp!” If you say “We’re going to miss you so much,” your camper may be worried all week how you’re getting along without her.

Are there wild animals at GSLPG camps?

Our camp properties are home to many small animals such as birds, raccoons, possums, beavers, squirrels, rabbits and frogs. Campers will be taught how to respect these animals using Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.

What are overnight sleeping arrangements like?

Each camper will have their own bed. Girls and adults do not share beds. Some exceptions may be made for a mother and a daughter.

Can my daughter bring a friend to camp?

Yes! Girls can invite their friends to camp. Even if the friend is not currently a Girl Scout, she can sign up for camp as long as she registers as a Girl Scouts Member.

Can my daughter bring her cell phone to camp?

No, please do not send cell phones, tablets, computers or any other electronic devices to camp.

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Questions About Camp

Who oversees camp?

All of our GSLPG summer camps are volunteer lead. Each camp is run by a team consisting of a director, assistant director and business manager. These 3 key volunteers are enthusiastic, talented and caring adults. They are selected based on their experience, ability to serve as role models and their genuine desire to work with children. All of them have strong Girl Scout backgrounds and are passionate about ensuring every girl that attends camp has quality outdoor experiences.

What is the ratio of girls to adults at camp?

All counselors at camp are dedicated volunteers. The ratio of counselors to girls varies with the age of the campers. Camp units with younger girls have the greatest ratio of counselors to campers. At minimum, there are always two adults present with each group of girls.

What about the weather?

Campers naturally adapt to living in the summer heat by staying hydrated, resting during the hottest part of the day, and wearing cool, cotton clothing. Every effort is made to keep the girls cool on very hot days, and our daily plans consider the weather and the heat. In the event of severe heat, we will implement steps to ensure your camper’s comfort and safety. In the event of severe weather, girls are moved to shelter according to each camp’s emergency action plan. The girls will participate in alternative “rainy day” activities in a protected environment.

Is financial assistance available?

Limited financial assistance is available to any girl attending camp. This assistance will cover a portion of the camp fee. Parents/guardians must fill out and submit a Camp Financial Aid Assistance Form to receive aid. The deadline to apply is April 26th.

What is a Camp Aide?

This is a leadership opportunity for girls that are entering the 7th grade or older. These girls gain expertise in being leaders and working with younger campers. It teaches them decision making, team work and flexibility all while having fun in the outdoors.

Do the grades listed in camp programs refer to the grade they are currently in or the grade they will be entering in the Fall?

Grades listed refer to the grade they will be entering in the fall.

 

Will I get a refund if I need to cancel my registration?

No refunds on camp fees will be given except in the case of illness of a camper, verified by written statement from a doctor, or death of an immediate family member.

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Suggested Packing List: Day Camp

Cap or bandana Water bottle or cup on a string Closed-toe shoes
Towel Swimsuit Backpack
Bug spray Swim shoes or socks Bag for wet items

Suggested Packing List: Overnight Camp

Backpack Personal Hygiene Items (soap, tooth paste, tooth brush, etc.) Hair brush
Socks Bed roll/sleeping bag/small pillow Towels (2)
Sanitary products Sunscreen Bug spray
Underwear Rain poncho Cap or bandana
Flashlight Closed-toe shoes Swimsuit
Swim shoes/socks Shirts Shorts/pants

BE SURE TO PUT YOUR NAME ON ALL ITEMS AS CAMP PERSONNEL WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ITEMS.

Please note that this is just a recommended list of items; not all items may be needed, and some items may not be listed. Camp Directors or Troop Leaders will create their own list of items needed for their visit at camp.