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Summer Camp

It's happening!  COVID restrictions are beginning to relax across the state with the availablity of vaccines, and we are SO excited to be able to get back to camp this summer with options for both virtual and in-person camp experiences!

The health and safety of our girls remains our top priority, so whie we are thrilled to offer in-person camp options this summer, strict adherance to COVID safety guidelines will be required. Refer to GSLPG's updated guidance for details.

See below for the different ways you can be part of Girl Scout Camp this summer!

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In-Person Summer Camp Sessions

Heading to in-person camp? Please download and complete the following forms to submit with your registration. If an adult is participating, they will need to complete these forms as well.

Creek Girls Can - Camp Wawbansee

Camp Dates:  June 6 - June 11
Camp Type: Overnight Camp
Registration Deadline: May 21
Levels: Junior-Ambassador
Camper fee: $150
Aide fee: $75
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 5:30 p.m.

We are strong! We are invincible! We are Girl Scouts!! Join us this summer as Arnold the Armadillo leads us to celebrate Women of Strength. Along with the traditional camp activities, like archery, canoeing, crafts, and more, you will learn about how women have changed the world. Meet women of strength from all areas of life and learn how you can change the world for the better!! Mama Bear, Frog, Belle and all the rest are ready to challenge you to become the best you can be! Girls will sleep in individual tents, so each girl will need a two-person tent. Adventure awaits!

Open to Juniors and up as individuals. MUST have completed 3rd grade.

We welcome adult help. In fact, it is crucial to running our program. If you want to volunteer to work at camp, please contact us at icsummercamp@hotmail.com or Anna Keith Foy (318) 237-2896 

Program Aides MUST have completed 10th grade and have camp experience. If you are a new PA, please contact Sarah Diffy at icsummercamp@hotmail.com for more information before you register. Pre-camp training is required.

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The Art of Fun - S.O.A. - Camp Bon Temps

Camp Dates: June 24-27
Camp Type: Overnight Camp: 
Registration Deadline: May 24th 
Levels: Daisy-Ambassador
Camper fee: $80
Aide fee: $50 (entering 7th grade)
Junior Aide fee: $50 (entering 5th grade)
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 9:00 a.m.

This will be an adventurous camp that will focus on Arts & Crafts and include canoeing, archery, and swimming. Troops bringing more than 4 girls must have 1 adult stay the entire weekend. Girls might not be placed with their represented adults or volunteers during the day. Girls will be tent camping. All meals will be provided. We require each camper to have an adult volunteer at least one day during camp. Junior Aides will also complete duties that will prepare them for the next Leadership Award, Program Aide.

No bus transportation. Tagalongs accepted (ages 3-5 toddler girls, preferably potty trained) for $25 each only if a parent volunteers for the whole weekend. 

Note: Notify Director of any dietary restrictions for camper or adult in Health Form after registration.

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Mad Scientist - Camp Bon Temps

Camp Dates: June 7th-11th
Camp Type: Day Camp
Registration Deadline: May 7th
Levels: Daisy-Ambassador
Camper fee: $110
Aide fee: $55 (entering 7th grade)
Check-in: 9:00 a.m.
Check-out: 4:00 p.m.

Come join BYMP as we break science myths and learn how to have fun with science with everyday items you can find around the house. The week will be filled with crafts, science experiments, swimming, archery, fishing, and canoeing. We hope you can take this journey with us!

 

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In-Person Summer Camp FAQ

Overnight camping:
Each girl or household will be in separate tents overnight and grouped together throughout the camp property. All participants should come prepared with their own tent to sleep in.

All girls are welcome to invite an adult or other family members from the same household to camp overnight as a family, but Daisies and Brownies must attend with an adult for overnights experiences. See individual camp descriptions for more information.

Registrations:
When registering for sessions, please use your camper's grade level as of the 2021 - 2022 school year. 

New to Girl Scouts? Register as a member online at GSLPG.org. 
One registration form must be submitted per girl.

Payments:
Payment options include cookie dough, financial assistance, and credit or debit card.

Credit card payments must be in full. Financial assistance can be granted up to 50% of the session fee and is while funds last. Member is responsible for paying the remainder.

Refund policy: 
This year, no refunds on camp fees will be given, unless in the case of weather.

Discounts:
This year, girls will not receive a discount for an adult volunteer or multi-child discounts.

Mask Use:
Masks must be worn at all times, aside from eating or drinking, during aquatic activities, and sleeping.

Health Paperwork and Procedures:
Parents/guardians will be expected to sign a Covid Waiver Form and Health History Form before their child can be checked into camp. All campers will be required to go through a daily temperature and symptom screening.

Drop Off Procedures:
Staggered, contact-less temperature screening will take place for all campers upon arrival. If a temperature is 100.4o F or higher, that camper will not be permitted to stay at camp and will need to follow return to camp policies. Masks must be worn properly, fully covering the mouth and nose, by all parties upon entering camp.

Swimming Pool Use:
The swimming pools will be opened for summer camp! Girls will be able to swim in cohorts at specified timeslots throughout camp sessions.

Extra Shirts:
Extra shirts can be purchased through the registration links via credit or debit card.

Tagalongs:
Tagalongs must be purchased with a credit or debit card through the registration link.

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Camp-In-A-Box Sessions

Camp-in-a-Box is the perfect way to keep Girl Scouts going strong during summer while at home! Girls have the option to choose from several creatively themed boxes, each containing goodies and supplies for 3-5 hands-on activities, delivered right to their door!

Additionally, weekly virtual camp sessions will be held via Zoom where girls can choose to join and participate in uniquely-themed virtual activities with other girls and camp counselors! If girls can’t make the sessions, no worries. These activities were created to be self-led so girls can have fun on their own, or with family & friends, at home.

Troops are encouraged to use these boxes to stay connected over summer as well. Set up a virtual call with a buddy or your whole troop to do activities together.

Boxes are $30 per girl/box and include:

  • Exclusively themed swag and goodies

  • An educator-created activity booklet, materials, and supplies for 3-5 activities; girls K-1 may need additional parent/guardian assistance

  • Invitation to interactive camp sessions for virtual activities with girls and camp counselors

  • Invitation to virtual “bunk chats” for all levels. We know girls are missing their camp friends. We’ll be facilitating times for them to connect!

  • Adult access to Weekly Support Call with camp staff for assistance

Payment options include:

  • Credit card

  • 2020 Cookie Dough (GSLPG members only)

  • Financial assistance for up to $15 per kit (GSLPG members only). Financial assistance will be processed within one week of request.

Shipping is included in the cost of each Camp-in-a-box kit.

Camp-in-a-Box 

Wizarding World of Girl Scouts

Discover the magic in Girl Scouts and our everyday lives through wizard themed activities. You’ll explore STEM-based activities and craft wizarding projects!

If you have allergies to animal dander, be aware this kit has an owl pellet science experiment. 

Kit Includes:

 

  • Activity booklet
  • Care of Magical Creatures – owl activity
  • Feather pen
  • Stickers
  • Candy
  • Potions Class - slime experiment
  • SWAPS Flying Lesson
  • Patch 

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Unicorn Magic

The beauty of unicorns is in the colors they wear and the magic they share. Use STEAM-based activities to learn how to create beautiful magic of your own, from creating rainbow crystals, learning to make circuits, and designing a dreamcatcher.

Kit Includes:

 

  • Activity kit
  • Rainbow experiment
  • Dreamcatcher activity
  • Unicorn horn SWAPS creations/experiment – it really glows!
  • Stickers
  • Candy
  • Unicorn pen
  • Unicorn keychain
  • Unicorn “poop” play dough
  • Patch 

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LEGO Creator

Use your imagination and develop problem solving skills using LEGO sets!

Kit Includes: 

 

  • Activity booklet
  • Lego art prints activity
  • Comic drawing activity
  • Bridge building experiment
  • Air-powered car activity
  • Candy
  • Legos
  • Stickers
  • Patch

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Out of this World

Strap on your space boots and blast off with GSLPG during this NASA- sponsored program. You’ll investigate and discover the wonders of our galaxy! 

Kit includes:  

  • Activity booklet 
  • Pillowcase painting activity 
  • Solar system bracelet creations 
  • Bookmark 
  • Pencil 
  • Stickers 
  • Candy 
  • Patch 

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CyberGIRLS

Kit description: With the constant growth in technology comes the importance for heightened cybersecurity. Now more than ever, Girl Scouts are encouraged to learn about technology and cybersecurity for both personal safety and professional opportunity. Develop an in-depth knowledge of computers and the innerwebs through GSUSA’s Cybersecurity badge line.

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Badge booklet
  • Chest
  • Bracelet creation
  • Cardstock internauts
  • Tumbler
  • Stickers
  • Cyber scrunchie
  • Candy
  • Badge

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I Can Be in Medicine

Discover what it takes to be in the healthcare industry through activities highlighting amazing women in medicine throughout history. 

Kit Includes: 

  • Activity booklet
  • DNA activity
  • Eraser
  • Brain button
  • Candy
  • Stickers
  • Patch 

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Travel the Globe: Konnichiwa Japan

Girl Scouts are known for thinking globally. Expand your horizons by exploring Japanese culture through sushi, origami, and Koinobori (carp kites).

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Recipe card
  • Felt sushi activity
  • Koinobori activity
  • Origami paper
  • Themed chopsticks
  • Fan
  • Candy
  • Stickers
  • Theme passport
  • Patch

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Travel the Globe: Explora Mexico

Girl Scouts are known for thinking globally. Expand your horizons by exploring Mexico through activities surrounding Dia de los Muertos, including Huichol Yarn Painting, Frida’s Floral Headpiece, and Tin Folk Art.

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Recipe card
  • Tile art activity
  • Themed pen
  • Chapstick holder
  • Headband
  • Bracelet
  • Themed passport
  • Snacks
  • Patch

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Travel the Globe: Oppdage Norway

Girl Scouts are known for thinking globally. Expand your horizons by setting your sights on Norway where you might find Northern lights, Scandinavian folk art, trolls and folktales.

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Recipe card
  • Watercolor kit
  • Canvas activity
  • Socks
  • Special licorice
  • Magnet
  • Stickers
  • Themed passport
  • Patch

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Rock the Vote

Explore your government, locally and nationally, and develop the skills needed to become a leader in your community and run a campaign of your own through GSUSA’s Democracy badge line.

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Badge booklet
  • Candy
  • Flag pin
  • Putty
  • Stickers
  • Cards
  • Badge

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Future Voter

The 19th Amendment, which was ratified in 1920, removed the gender restriction to voting—a significant milestone for democracy! Before this groundbreaking amendment, women couldn’t vote in national elections. In some states, women were also banned from voting in local elections. However, even after the 19th Amendment, many states passed laws discriminating against women of color—laws that were not eliminated until the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet women continue to demand their right to vote in elections and are running for office in higher numbers than ever before. Celebrate women in history who played a part in these milestone movements, and learn how you can help contribute moving forward.

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Ornament kit
  • Stickers
  • Flag pin
  • Voting activities
  • Rosette creations
  • Suffrage art projects
  • Suggrage Centennial activities
  • Trading card set
  • Patch

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Follow Your Inner Compass

Girl Scouts are known for thinking globally. Learn about trailblazing women from around the world, in history and now, who are paving the way for women everywhere. Learn from them and create goals and dreams for yourself to become a trailblazer, too!

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Airplane activity
  • Compass bracelet
  • Notebook
  • Snack
  • Stickers
  • Money jar
  • Patch

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Trail Blaze Your Path

Explore Girl Scouts, complete with knot tying, learning about the seven steps to Leave No Trace, and a book geared toward your age level.

Kit includes: 

  • Activity booklet
  • Bracelet creation
  • Book
  • Paracords
  • Knot cards
  • Leave No Trace camping kit
  • Carabiners
  • Snack
  • Stickers

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SuperGIRLS

What does it take to be a superhero? Explore your favorite superheroes, women in history, and people in your life. Then figure out what your superpowers are and how you will use them to make the world a better place!

Kit Includes:

  • Activity booklet
  • Minute to Win it activities
  • Candy
  • Superhero identity shield – cape and mask
  • Bracelet
  • Stickers
  • Patch

Camp in-a-Box Virtual Activity Themes & Schedule

Purchase of any Camp-in-a-Box kit earns girls an invitation to virtual activities, regardless of which kit is purchased. Girls with Camp-in-a-Box kits can attend as many virtual activities as they choose, where they can take part in the themed activity, work on their Camp-in-a-Box kits, and more! First round of boxes will ship the third week of May.

  • Outdoor Adventure Skills: June 7
  • Juggling 101: June 14
  • Space Challenge: June 21
  • Travel the World: June 28
  • Dance 101: July 5
  • I Can Be a Superhero: July 12
  • Yoga 101: July 19
  • Leave No Trace: July 26
Camp-in-a-Box FAQ

Is this a traditional subscription service? 
No, which means there will be no chance of accidental charging to your account.

When will my girl receive her box? 
 Boxes will be sent immediately upon purchase. Your girl should receive hers within 10 business days.

Does my girl have to attend virtual camp sessions? 
No, girls may choose to not participate in the virtual camp sessions.

When do the virtual camp sessions and bunk chats run? 
virtual camp sessions will be held via Zoom June 1st through July 31st.
Sessions for virtual activities will be each Monday from noon-2:00 PM.

Bunk chats will be each Wednesday at the following times: 

  • Daisies & Brownies – 11:00 AM-noon

  • Juniors – 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

  • Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors – 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Girls choose which sessions and chats they want to attend. Regardless of the box they choose, they may attend every week if they like! A reminder that girls do not have to attend any sessions to purchase a box.

What are the session themes?

June 7 – Outdoor Adventure Skills
June 14 – Juggling 101
June 21 – Space Challenge
June 28 – Travel the World
July 5 – Dance 101
July 12 – I Can Be a Superhero
July 19 – Yoga 101
July 26 – Leave No Trace

Are these the same as the kits offered earlier in the year?
While some previously offered kits have been recycled into camp boxes, the virtual camp sessions will be filled with brand new activities for girls to participate in. We suggest that your girl chooses a different box than previously purchased to gain access to virtual camp sessions taking place this summer. 

Can I send a Camp-in-a-Box kit as a gift? 
Of course! Please be sure that the recipient’s address is entered correctly to avoid any shipping issues.

Can I use Camp-in-a-Box kits for my troop? 
Of course! These are the perfect way access guided troop activities. One form per girl must be submitted. Boxs will be sent to the and shipping address in the submission. Troops are encouraged to join the interactive camp sessions; however, leaders can choose to meet separately with only their troop members. See the ‘Virtual Meetings’ under ‘For Volunteers’ on the website for more resources.

What happens if my troop is multi-level? 
You can indicate the level of each girl in each form submission.

Can I mix and match boxes for my troop? 
Yes, select the kit for a specific girl in each individual form submission.

How do I change my shipping address? 
Contact GSLPG staff immediately for a shipping address change. Boxes are sent within two business days of purchase. If the box is returned due to an incorrectly submitted address, a second shipping fee of $10 will be required and no refund will be processed.

What is the return policy? 
Returns will not be provided once sent to the provided shipping address.

Will I have to actively supervise and be present throughout the activities or camp sessions? 
Depending on your girl’s age and abilities, they may need assistance. The goal is for your girl to complete activities on their own and or with assistance from staff during camp sessions. Adults needing assistance will have access to a Weekly Support Call with staff.

What if I need help with an activity? 
GSLPG team member will be available on a Weekly Support Zoom Call every Tuesday from June 4th- July 31st.  You may also reach staff for assistance at  info@gslpg.org  or (318) 868-7322.

Can my girl complete activities if they don’t have access to internet or an electronic device? 
Yes! Your girl can complete all the activities in the box without internet or electronic devices.

How will I know what my girl should be doing? 
Follow the activity instructions outlined in the activity booklet included in each box.

Ive ordered my box. What do I do now? 
You can expect your box to arrive and invitation to virtual camp sessions within 10 business days.

Do I need to be a registered Girl Scout? 
No. Girls in Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts ages 5-17 can purchase a home-delivered Camp-in-a-Box. However, becoming a registered member will allow you to have access to all other benefits of being a Girl Scout for the entire membership year. Our membership years run from October 1st through September 30th.

What type of technology will girls need to participate in the online programming? 
Zoom can be used via smart phone, tablet, and desktop computer. To participate in Zoom calls, you will need internet access or cell service, a speaker, and a microphone. Camera use is optional.

My question wasn’t answered here – what do I do? 
Please email  info@gslpg.org  with your question.

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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.