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Let us introduce you to outdoor adventure!
Sending your Girl Scout to camp for the first time is exciting and fun. It's a chance for her to show you how responsible and independent she can be. Yet, as a parent, you may be holding back because you're not sure what is the right session or whether this is the right time.
Is she ready? If you're not sure, our experienced Outdoor Program Staff are here to help! They're trained and experienced to listen and talk with you about what to expect... and share what they've learned over the years.
Below are some ways to introduce your girl to camp:
- Come together to Camp Work Day
- Register for an “Attend with Adult” session
- Encourage her to try a 2-day camp or Day Camp
- Invite a friend! All girls are welcome at Girl Scout Camp! Sometimes bringing a cousin or friend from school (even if she's not currently a Girl Scout) is the ticket to summer fun for first timers!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to be a Girl Scout to come to camp?
No. All girls and adults are welcome and will benefit from attending one of our camps. Those wishing to participate, who are not current members of Girl Scouts, pay the session fee plus $15 for a membership to Girl Scouts of the USA. By joining Girl Scouts, you become part of a world-wide network of 2.7 million Girl Scouts and can participate in activities through September 30, 2011. At that time, you can choose to re-join and continue as an individual (or Juliette), come back to summer camp, participate in an event, travel, or be connected with a troop.
Who can attend Girl Scout camp?
Our camps are open to all girls and adults, regardless of race, nationality, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and disability. We welcome girls of all physical and mental abilities, and every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for special needs.
Can I come to camp with a friend or a buddy?
Yes! A camper may request one “buddy” per session. Both buddies must register for the same session. Each buddy must list each other’s name on their registration forms. Sessions fill on a first come, first serve basis.
- Ready to register?
One form per person
If you submit your forms online and do not receive a response within 48 hours, that means we have not received it. For best results, please do a "save as" and attach to an email. Thank you
I want to bunk in the same cabin/room as my friend at camp. Can this be guaranteed?
YES! If the two friends are enrolled in the same session and both of them have indicated each other as buddies on the registration form. One buddy per camper please, if there is more than one buddy, placement in the same cabin/room cannot be guaranteed.
Are the grade levels listed for this year or next year?
Grades listed are the grade the camper will be entering into in the fall. On occasion, a girl can attend a session listed for the grade they are currently in, prior approval is required from the camp director. A younger girl will not be allowed to attend an older girl session.
Do I have to have a physical exam to attend camp?
We strongly suggest a current physical (within 12 months) for ALL girls attending summer resident camp at Roundelay, Sanderson or Shingobee Timbers. A current physical and signed Health History Exam with Doctor or RN signature is REQUIRED for all participants in the wilderness canoe tripping programming at the Northern Lakes Canoe Base.
Health History Form (girls)
Can my family call/text/visit me at camp?
We encourage family adults to visit camp when they drop-off or pick-up campers. Special tours can be arranged with the camp director prior to coming to camp. Visits, calls, and other technology communication while camp is in session is discouraged, and can be disruptive and cause homesickness and disappointment among campers whose families do not visit, call, or text.
How is the staff selected?
Staff is selected for their ability to work with girls, willingness to be part of a team, commitment to the Girl Scout values or honesty, respect, caring and responsibility. All staff is at least 18 years of age and selected from all across the US and internationally. The council does criminal background, National Sex Offender as well as reference checks on each staff member. All camp staff receives a week of training prior to the start of the camp season, including first aid/CPR.
What if I can’t afford the cost of camp?
We encourage girls, who participated in the cookie sale, to utilize Cookie Dough towards the payment of camp. Cookie Dough can be used for all of the session cost, except the deposit. (Sorry, Cookie Dough may not be used for adults). Or come to Camp Work Day and earn coupons that can be applied towards a girl’s session cost. Financial assistance is available, except for the deposit, for all girls by filling out a Campership Application. Funds are limited – please apply by May 1st.
What type of food is served at camp?
Camp serves food that has traditionally been popular with majority of girls of all age’s summer after summer. Grilled cheese, tacos, pizza, lasagna, salad bar and more! Camp offers nutritious meals and snacks. Vegetarians, gluten free and other alternative dietary needs can be accommodated at camp by contacting us prior to your girl’s session.
What are the living areas like?
Depending on the camp, accommodations can vary from platform tents, cabins or dormitory rooms. All camps have showers, flush toilets and beds. Campers room with other girls in their session. Counselors sleep in separate accommodations within site and hearing of the girls. Meals are cooked in the dining hall unless a group is cooking outside.
What does ACA accreditation mean?
American Camp Accreditation (ACA) means that the camp practices have been measured against national standards and goes a step beyond state’s basic licensing requirements. ACA covers over 300 standards in areas such as staff selection, safety rules, program, health & sanitation and administration. Standards are evaluated yearly and in most cases they meet or exceed Girl Scout Safety-Wise and state guidelines.
What kinds of activities do you do at camp?
Camp is a great place to meet new friends, have fun and learn new skills. Campers might swim, canoe, kayak, hike, sing songs, build a fire, ride a horse, climb a wall, use a global positioning system, make jewelry, learn about plants and animals, try archery, and more ! Camp is a place where girls learn to live and work together in a community without the outside distraction of modern technology.
Girls also can visit the Camp Store to buy stuffed animals, t-shirts, water bottles, jewelry, and other cool stuff. Items range in price from $2 and up.
Camp Roundelay offers the Optional Pony Ride for non-horse sessions for an additional fee.
Our registration process, along with refund information, is published on the registration form.
Is there a question we haven't answered? Contact us for more information!