Our camps are created, organized and run by volunteers. We do not register through GSCO, and all registration and payment is electronic to save expenses on processing fees (and trees!). Also, because we are not tied into GSCO’s registration system we cannot offer the camp discounts available from council and cookie sales.
Paying for camp with cookie credits
Cookie credits can be used to pay for camp in the form of reimbursement – when you pay for the camp up front you will receive an email receipt for your payment. Next you can submit your cookie credits with a saved copy of the email on the council website. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/forms-and-resources/credit-reimbursement0.html
There is a $25 non-refundable cancellation deposit through 60 days before camp. After that date the entire camper fee of $125 for older girls and $175 for younger girls is non-refundable. Refunds to credit card payments can be processed within one week. E-check refunds have to be mailed and can take up to 2 weeks to be processed.
You and your camper will receive a phone call before camp to verify registration information and to introduce you to your unit leader. The phone call will include information about the unit (group) your camper will be in, and what the unit color will be. On the first day of camp we ask that your camper wear a shirt that corresponds with their unit color – this makes the first day run much smoother. The phone call is also a great time to ask any questions you may have, or to let us know about anything going on with your camper that would be helpful.
Camp runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
- Drop off: 8:45- 8:55 with your unit. Campers must be signed in with their unit leaders. Please be patient as we ensure everyone is checked in.
- Activities will begin at 9:00 am
- Morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack are scheduled between activities
- Pick up: 3:30pm-3:45pm from your unit. Please go to your camper’s unit leader to sign them out. Please do not arrive prior to 3:30 unless prior arrangements have been made.
- Girls must be signed out by the adult picking them up. Adults who are not the parent or guardian of the camper must be on the carpool list and must be known to the camper. Carpool drivers who do not also have a camper in attendance must have a photo ID with them – a picture will be taken of the ID as record.
- Fees may be incurred for late pick ups after 4:30pm
- If your child cannot attend camp on one of the days, please notify us as soon as you can.
What to bring to camp
Day pack/backpack to hold the remaining items on the list:
- Food and drink:
- Mess kit (washable plate and utensils)
- Lunch and snack
- Full water bottle
- Whistle on a lanyard or cord
- Contact phone numbers for parents or guardians (inside daypack)
- Weather and outdoors:
- Light jacket or sweatshirt
- Poncho or light rain jacket
- Sit-upon* or small blanket (for sitting on the ground or in the grass)
- Non-aerosol sunscreen (lotions and creams work best)
- Lip balm
- Pocket knife (optional – girls must pass pocket knife safety certification at camp to be able to use their knives at camp)
LABEL EVERYTHING with your camper’s name. We will post lost & found items daily in the Facebook group.
What to wear
- Hat – baseball caps are ok, but the broader the brim, the better. A wide brim that goes all the way around is a great option.
- T-shirts with sleeves that cover the shoulders are recommended
- Shorts or comfortable lightweight pants – shorts should be fingertip length (no short-shorts!)
- Socks that cover the ankle
- Sneakers/tennis shoes
- Sunscreen – please apply sunscreen to your camper before drop off
- Monday: please wear a t-shirt that corresponds with your unit color
What not to bring to camp/what not to wear to camp
- Glass bottles or containers
- Anything valuable – money, jewelry, cell phones etc
- Aerosol sunscreen or insect repellent
- Open toed shoes, crocs, sandals
- Halter tops, tank tops
- Anything that cannot get dirty or wet
Food at camp
Please bring a lunch, a small snack for the morning, and a full water bottle with you to camp each day. To avoid any health issues, and to insure that all girls eat a healthy lunch that meets their nutritional needs, we are providing afternoon snacks only. The scouts will be using some of the camp cooking techniques to create their afternoon snacks. We will send out information about the snacks we will be providing ahead of time so that parents will know what to expect.
We have a Facebook group for parent communications. This would be a good area to connect with other parents about car pooling. FB Group
* Go simple! If you don’t have a sit-upon you can use a lawn chair cushion, or make one out of vinyl table cloth (stitched or taped together with newspaper or foam inside) These make sitting on the ground and on picnic benches much nicer!