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SUMMER CAMP FORMS:

2015 REGISTRATION FORM

2015 FINANCIAL AID APP.

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Donna Francisco

Camp Registrar

dfrancisco@cbgsc.org

 

Camp Grove Point Director
Kelley Greene

grovepointdirector@YAHOO.com

 

Camp Country Center

Catherine Houghton

GSCB STEM Specialist

choughton@cbgsc.org

 

Questions about
Volunteer-Run Camps

 

Camp Grove Point Resident and Day Camps | Camp Country Center STEM Day Camp | Volunteer-Run Camps

 

GENERAL INFORMATION | HOW TO REGISTER | FORMS

 

 

 

grove runs for seven weeks from June 21 through August 7. Day Camp and Resident Camp options are both available. Camp Grove Point is full of rich tradition. Since the time of big band music and poodle skirts, girls of all ages have been learning about the outdoors, survival skills and leadership. A great deal of fun was had along the way and lifetime friendships were formed. Since the original campers attended, their daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters have followed in the footsteps
of some grand women. The same traditions continue, with every camper having the opportunity to participate in; arts and crafts, outdoor skills and life skills, nature study, creating and performing group skits, earning Girl Scout badges, swimming, kayaking on the Sassafras River, as well as adding some new traditions such as STEM: science, technology, engineering and math education.

 

GROVE POINT Day Camp  •  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $170
GROVE POINT Resident Camp  •  check-in 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday •  check-out Friday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., $315

Friday, July 3: check-out time will be 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost includes lunch, snack, materials and a patch. Cost will also include badges, when specified in program description. Leadership Camps vary in price. See below.

 

Transportation for Day Camp: For an additional $65 per week, take the bus from Newark, Middletown or Cecilton to Camp Grove Point.
(Exact locations will be sent in confirmation packet.)

Newark, DE: Pickup 7:30 a.m., dropoff 5:55 p.m.
Middletown, DE: Pickup 8 a.m., dropoff 5:15 p.m.
Cecilton, MD: Pickup 8:25 a.m., dropoff 5 p.m.

 

Weekly Camp Themes

Week 1

June 21-26

Grove Point’s Got Talent

Week 2

June 28-July 3

Splash Down

Week 3

July 5-10

Character Camp; Hogwarts, Fairy Friends and more.

Week 4

July 12-17

Crazy Creatures and Crafts

Week 5

July 19-24

Rockin’ and Raftin’

Week 6

July 26-31

Top Chef

Week 7

August 2-7

Sunset on the Sassafras

 

Please keep in mind that the following descriptions are overviews of what we have planned. All activities are subject to change, as some of the activities depend on the weather as well.

 

June 21-26 · Camp Grove Point’s Got Talent

Everybody has talent. Do you love to sing, play an instrument, act and make people laugh? Would you like to learn a dance routine? Whatever the talent, we have a place for you to practice and present. You and your new-found friends will dive into music, art, drama and dance this week for a fun way to explore your talent. By the end of the week, your group will have a small skit, song, show or artwork to present to everyone in our fun end of week ceremony, Camp Grove Point’s Got Talent. For the parents who can make it, the talents and art will be presented at a special time on Friday, just as pickup time begins at 2 p.m.

 

June 28-July 3 · Splashdown

Spend your days making waves in the pool and playing water games. Enjoy lunch while floating in a kayak, or hike on the beach. Improve your waterfront skills by going down the slip-and-slide or having a blast at the pool party! Come balance with us on our fun stand-up paddle boards and improve your swimming ability. Pack your water shoes and a few bathing suits to jump into Splashdown. *All activities are weather permitting.

 

July 5-10 · Hogwarts, Fairy Friends and more

Join other “Muggles” for a week of wizardry, fairy adventures and more. Start your adventure by attending the Camp Hogwarts’ welcome and sorting ceremony. Attend Potions and Transfiguration classes, explore Hogwarts’ trails and learn to identify edible and poisonous plants in Herbology. We will attend classes in Care of Magical Creatures and Defense Against the Dark Arts as well. 

 

July 12-17 · Crazy Creatures and Crafts

Discover the creatures and plants that are special and unique to Grove Point. Learn how our environment at Grove Point supports the animals who live and thrive here – including the humans! We will learn how to adapt some of these unique plants into crafty items and gifts. If you are an arts and crafts fanatic, this is a week for you! 

 

July 19-24 · Rockin’ and Raftin’

Do you love music, getting wet and exploring fun outdoor skills? Then spend a week with us exploring the history of rock and pop music. Present a fun skit to the group using some “oldies but goodies”. You may also enjoy the waterslide, the paddle boards and pool in an exciting week of water games. Further exploration of rock (the kind we find on the beach) will lead to some beautiful creations. This week has a little bit of everything. You will have a blast joining us for a Rockin’ and Raftin’ good time. 

 

July 26-31 · Top Chef

Do you love sweets and treats? Spend a week making amazing meals and desserts. You and your friends will put your new cooking skills to the test as you create desserts to share with each other. Learn the fine art of cooking outdoors, while creating a new recipe to use in a menu. Plus, learn proper knife skills, food safety, basic culinary awareness and more. By the end of the week, you and your friends will put your new cooking skills to the test in a fun competition of who can make the best! 

 

August 2-7 · Sunset on the Sassafras

Sunset on the Sassafras is designed for those of you who are ready to celebrate a great summer camp season at Grove Point with us. You will participate in all the best activities that summer has to offer; improve outdoor skills like fire building, nature art projects, swimming and boating. Team games and individual games will be played each day. Spend the week enjoying the friends you have made and using the skills you have gained.

 

 

leadership

(All camps in this category are held at Camp Grove Point as well.)

Program Aide Training
Entering grades 7–9 · June 21–26 · $315 per week
Program Aide Training will help you develop skills in several areas; ages and stages, asset building, behavior and risk management, activity facilitation, outdoor skills, and group leadership.  Successfully complete this program and you will earn the Program Aide Pin and be eligible to register as a Program Aide.  (Completion of the week does not guarantee that an individual will be accepted into a Program Aide role.)

 

Counselor in Training I (CIT I)
Entering grades 10–12 · July 5–17 2015 · $315 per week
CIT I is a balance of valuable leadership skills, useful program skills and cool summer activities. Learn about youth development and behavior management. Learn program skills such as activity leading, outdoor skills and group leadership. You will also explore risk and ways to make sure those that are in your care are emotionally and physically safe. Successfully complete this program and you earn your counselor in Training Pin. Note: Participants must make arrangements to go home during session breaks as this is a 2 week program.

 

Counselor in Training II (CIT II)
Entering grades 11–12 · July 19 – July, 24 · $315 per week
CIT II is a flexible program designed for those continuing down the camp counselor path. CIT II offers further development of skills, specializing in one or more areas such as aquatics, program leadership as well as planning. Review CIT I and practice those teaching skills, then specialize in specific areas. Prerequisite: Must have received CIT I Pin.
 
Program Aide
Entering grades 7 - 9
June 28–July 3, July 5–10, July 12–17 · $200 per week
Have you attended Grove Point for at least one year and completed the Program Aide training? If so, bring your skills in song leadership, team building, sports and group facilitation, nature and crafts facilitation, conflict resolution and managing risk to camp. Program Aides will provide at least 30 hours of service over the course of the week at camp. Prerequisite: Must have received Program Aide recognition.Space is limited.

 

CIT Program Assistant
Entering grades 10-12 · July 19-24, July 26-31, August 2-7 · $200 per week
Bring your skills in song leadership, team building, sports and group facilitation, arts and crafts facilitation, conflict resolution and risk management to camp. Volunteers will provide at least 30 hours of service over the course of this camp. Prerequisite: Must have received CIT I recognition and have attended Grove Point for at least one week prior to registering as a CIT Program Assistant. Space is limited.

 

 

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STEM Day Camp 2015

June 29 - July 3 · Top Chef--Culinary Science
Entering grades 1-8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $225
Do you have a passion for creating great food? Spend a week learning how to make tasty and nutritious snacks, meals and desserts. Learn how to use a knife properly and prepare food safely. Explore and compare different cooking technologies including cooking with fire and cooking with magnets. Learn the chemistry of cooking and why some ingredients are needed in recipes. Put your new cooking skills to the test in a fun competition to see which team can create the best healthy dessert. There will also be time for outdoor activities including nature studies and archery.
Girls entering grade 1 will earn a cooking fun patch.
Girls entering grades 2-3 will earn the Snack badge.
Girls entering grades 4-5 will earn the Simple Meals badge.
Girls entering grades 6-8 will earn the New Cuisines badge.

 

July 13-17 · Picture Perfect--Digital Media
Entering grades 4-8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, $225
Get creative with a camera! Learn various picture taking techniques by using digital cameras to photograph people, places and things. Learn how to make images that tell a story. Use computer software to edit and add to digital images. Younger girls will create a digital photo slide show or collage and older girls will create a short video. Share the results of your creative efforts at a presentation at the end of the week. Campers may bring their own digital camera (must have a USB connection or SD card), or may borrow one from the camp program. There will also be time for outdoor activities, nature studies and archery.
Girls entering grades 4-5 will earn the Digital Photographer badge.
Girls entering grades 6-8 will earn the Digital Movie Maker badge.

 

July 27-31 · Science Sleuth
Entering grades 4-8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $225
Do you love science and conducting experiments? We will perform experiments and use scientific tools to help us understand life processes and how science and technology can help solve problems. We will use digital microscopes to investigate the world of microorganisms and learn how we use them for making foods and medicine. You will present your results to your peers and parents at the end of the week. We will also learn outdoor and archery skills.
Girls entering grades 6-8 will earn the Special Agent badge
Girls entering grades 4-5 will earn the Detective badge

 

July 13–17 · July 27–31 Girls in Gear
Entering grades 2-8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $225
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is in its seventh year of partnership with Girls Inc. and the YWCA Delaware in encouraging girls to participate in Science/STEM activities. Girls will explore chemical reactions, chromatography experiments, careers in science, and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) as well as games, archery, and outdoor adventures.

 

 

volunteer camp

(Registration for the camps listed are not handled by the council office. Please refer to the specific camp's registration instructions.)

 

toddCamp Todd · Summer Daze Day Camp

June 22-26 · June 29-July 3 · Entering grades 2-8

Please visit http://summerdazeattodd.webs.com for more information.

 

 

country centerCamp Country Center · Volunteer Camp

June 22 – 26 · July 6 – 10 · July 20 – 24 · Girls completing grades 1-12

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. Aftercare is available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until 5 p.m.
Visit www.volunteerdaycamp.org for more information.

 

 

sandy pinesCamp Sandy Pines · Day Camp
July 13-17 · Entering grades K-9
We will explore the art of music, the science of sound and all the fun in between all while growing the campers self-confidence. Whether you like a fast and loud beat or a soft and slow rhythm, Camp Sandy Pines is where you will find your voice. 

Cost: $120 for girls entering grades K-5, $150 for girls entering grades 6-9. (Program for girls entering 6-9 grades includes a mystery trip.)

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thursday, however, the girls will travel to Camp Todd for an overnight. Pick up is 4:30 p.m. on Friday at Camp Sandy Pines. Girls should pack their lunch Monday - Thursday. Snacks will be provided each day, Dinner on Thursday and Breakfast and Lunch on Friday. Registration information will be posted as soon as it's available.

Please direct all questions for this volunteer camp to Jen Smullen, Camp Director: 443-614-0453 jensmullenrn@gmail.com

Sandy Pines uses the council Summer Camp Registration form. Mail Forms to:

C/o Jen Smullen

8018 Jones Hastings Rd.
Parsonsburg,  MD 21849

toddCamp Todd · Summer Roundup Resident Camp

July 19 – July 23 · Entering grades 1-12 · Visit www.summerroundup.org for additional information.

Summer Roundup is now full. To sign up for the waiting list, please contact Amy Schisler at amyschisler@me.com with the girl's name and grade level.

 

 

 

how

1. Please download our registration form. Print clearly and list first and second choice. Not all camp registrations are handled through GSCB. NOTE: Volunteer-run camps have all their own registration and financial assistance forms and processes.

2. A $50 deposit is required for each camp session. For financial assistance, a $25 deposit is required along with the Campership Financial Assistance Application. (Deadline for Financial Assistance Application March 31, 2015.) All camper balances are due by
June 1, 2015. If registering after June 1, the camper’s balance is due at the time of registration.

Deposits are non-refundable. Mail Registration Form to:

Camp Registration

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay

501 S. College Ave.

Newark, DE 19713-1301

 

3. LATE FEE: An additional $15 will be added to each camper’s registration fee if received postmarked after June 1.

 

4. When your camper’s registration form and deposit is processed, you will be sent a confirmation packet via email including some or all of the following information depending on the camp:

Camp Information Sheet

Packing List

Session and Program Invoice

Directions

Transportation Schedule

Note: Please keep all forms and bring them the first day of camp. If your camper has special needs and you would like for the Director and staff to be ready to assist your camper on the first day of camp, please feel free to mail your camper’s Health Form(s) to the office and/or contact the Director before the session begins.

 


Super Values

Financial Assistance: Applicable for all camp sessions. a $25 deposit is required along with the Campership Financial Assistance Application. The deadline is March 31, 2015 for financial assistance forms to reach our council office. Applications must arrive together with registration forms.

 

Early Bird Registration Discount: If you register by March 31, you may take $5 off each regular Resident or Day Camp session on those registrations.

 

Volunteer at Camp: Volunteer for a session and receive a partial discount for your camper. (Must be at least 18 years of age.)

Sibling Discount: Make your camp experience a family affair. Sisters will receive $5 off each of their sessions.

 

Multi-Session Discount: When registering a camper for more than four sessions, your camper will receive 10 percent off her entire camp fee.

 

general

Who can attend our camps? All girls are welcome to attend Girl Scout camp. There is a $15 fee due at registration for campers who are not currently registered Girl Scout members. This $15 fee is due in addition to the $50 deposit.

 

Accreditation – All camp programs meet standards of health, safety and program excellence set by the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Camp Grove Point and Camp Todd are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). The ACA symbol guarantees that the highest standards possible are met in the areas of safety, staff, cleanliness and program excellence.

 

Camp Staff – GSCB hires professional, nurturing camp staff and volunteers. Our staff is carefully selected from applicants from all over the world. They are chosen for their maturity, program design abilities, experience and interest in the outdoors. All staff attend training in girl safety, program execution and camp skills.

 

Health and Safety – Your camper’s health and safety are our first priority. All programs are planned and staffed according to the high standards of GSUSA and the state. All summer camp programs have a certified first aider who is also trained in CPR. Our Resident Camps provide a licensed nurse or have a health supervisor who is in daily contact with a licensed doctor for consultation if necessary.
If your camper has any allergies or health concerns, please contact the Director prior to camp.

 

Camper Behavior – Camp life is an excellent opportunity for girls to live and work together. It is the camp staff’s responsibility to ensure that girls find productive ways to work through their differences. However, if a girl cannot follow the behavioral agreements set by the camp, she may be asked to leave. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to pick up their camper when notified. No refunds will be issued if
a camper is sent home for behavioral issues.

 

Refunds and Cancellations – Camp fees, minus non-refundable deposits, will be refunded only if a camper does not attend due to serious illness or accident. Illness or accident refund requests must be verified in writing by the attending physician. All other refund requests must be submitted in writing by June 1, stating the reason for the request. If a camper does not show up or stay the entire program due to homesickness, behavioral problems, parent request, lack of enjoyment, early departures, late arrivals or schedule conflicts, etc. there is no refund. GSCB reserves the right to modify or cancel any program listed in the brochure. Deposits will be
refunded only if the chosen program is full or canceled and no other program is desired by the camper.


First and Second Choice – Be sure to list both a first and second choice of programs on your registration form. If the first choice
is full, we will place the camper in her second choice.

 

Financial Assistance – Camp financial assistance or “camperships” are available to help offset campers’ costs. Campership Financial Assistance Application must accompany the Summer Camp Registration form. All registrations for camperships must be received by March 31, 2015 for first priority.

 

Swimming Evaluation – At the beginning of each session (where swimming is available), our aquatic staff hosts a swimming evaluation for all campers. This is a non-threatening, non-competitive activity designed to evaluate each camper’s swimming ability and comfort level in the water. All swimming levels are welcome at camp.

 

Sleeping Arrangements – Campers live together in groups based on their grades and programs. We have a range of accommodations including: Four-person platform tents with wooden floors and cots: This is a favorite of many and a traditional element of Girl Scout camps everywhere. The majority of campers will live in traditional platform tent units. Four-Person Adirondack: shelters with three walls, a fourth screen wall and bunk beds.

 

The Trading Post – The Trading Post is GSCB’s camp store. Campers may purchase t-shirts, patches, stationery and other items.
A deposit in the camper’s name enables her to make purchases from the Trading Post without the worry of handling money.
Trading Post balances will be converted to Bay Shop gift cards and mailed to the campers by August 31, 2015. (Average deposit is $25.)
NO CASH will be accepted at camp.


Bring a friend to camp – Do you have a friend who is not a Girl Scout? Does she love the outdoors and making new friends?
Bring her with you to camp this summer! Imagine all the fun you two could have together at camp.

 

EZ – Pay - We know the current economy can be challenging on family budgets. To make it “EZ”, we are offering a new payment option.
Sign up for EZ-Pay on the registration form and pay for summer camp in installments.
Payment 1: By April 1, 2015; Payment 2: May 1, 2015; Payment 3: June 1, 2015.

 

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