Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Register for Day/Twilight Camp in 3 Easy Steps!

Not ready to spend the night at camp? Then hang out with us during the day!  If you need a day of fun and adventure with friends, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's day/twilight camps are waiting for you.

This summer, girls ages 5-17 can participate in a variety of activities during the day and return home in the afternoon or evening. Day camps typically start around 9 a.m. and twilight camps around 6:30 p.m. Each day/twilight camp offers a wide variety of activities for girls to enjoy together. Typical offerings include practicing outdoor skills (fire building, cooking or knot tying), making arts and crafts, singing songs, playing games, as well as stargazing, dancing, hiking and playing sports. Girls may also earn badges!

Ready to go to camp? Here's how to register for a day/twilight camp:

1. Registering for a day/twilight camp is as simple as three easy steps. First, make sure you have all the proper forms completed and legible. These include the following:  Day/Twilight Camp Registration Form, Girl Scout Medical Information (F-185), Girl Scout Permission Slip (F-204) and the Authorization for Release of Information Form (O-40). You can find these forms at daycamp.gssjc.org. One form should be filled out per child for each camp session. Send all forms to the registrar of the day camp you choose.

2. Don't forget to mail the completed registration form (one per child) with your check or money order (no cash) to the address listed with the camp information! Mark the envelope “Day Camp.” Please do not send registration forms to the Girl Scout Center unless specified. This will delay the registration process.

3. Make all checks and money orders payable to GSSJC--and that's it! After a camper is registered, a confirmation with more specific information will be sent prior to the start of camp. Girls are placed on a first-come first-served basis. Children of camp volunteers will have priority placement. Each camp’s capacity is noted in its listing. Girls will be placed as long as there is adequate adult leadership. If a girl cannot be placed in the camp of her choice, parents will be notified.

Adults can go to a day/twilight camp too! 

Day camps are planned and staffed by caring adults – parents, leaders, grandparents, and friends – willing to volunteer their time and energy to provide enriching programs for young girls. Many volunteers enjoy day camp as an opportunity to spend quality time with their girls away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some day camps also provide units for younger children of staff volunteers.

At this time, camps are busy recruiting volunteers for many staff positions. Adults interested in volunteering any amount of time should complete the Adult Volunteer Interest Form (found on pg. 10 of The Golden Link, March/April issue) and submit it to the appropriate camp registrar. Adults working with campers must be registered with GSUSA and have a criminal background check on file and have completed the child protection test. The day camp director provides training of all day camp staff.

We can't wait to see you there! For more information on how you can join us for day/twilight camp this summer, go to daycamp.gssjc.org!